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Future U.S. Open Sites Through 2027

Here are the U.S. Open future sites from 2018-2027. See everyone from Winged Foot for the Anderson Memorial Fourball, followed by Shinnecock for the U.S. Open. 2018: Shinnecock Hills Golf Club – Southampton, N.Y. – June 14-17 2019: Pebble Beach Golf Links – Pebble Beach, Calif. – June 13-16 2020: Winged Foot Golf Club (West Course) –...

Shootout Turns Tepid – Big Names Surged to top of Leaderboard Friday, but No one Moved on Moving Day at PGA Championship

CHARLOTTE – After Friday evening fireworks sent the biggest names in golf skyrocketing up the leaderboard at the 99th PGA Championship, Quail Hollow Club has become strangely silent, the roars giving way instead to pained groans and polite golf claps. It was moving day, but nobody went all that far. After the excitement and energy that was so palpable as the sun went...

USGA Announces Local Qualifying Sites for U.S. Open

From the USGA: A total of 114 local qualifiers will be conducted in 44 states and Canada for the 117th U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested June 15-18 at Erin Hills in Erin, Wis. The 18-hole qualifiers are scheduled to take place from May 2-18. Those players who advance out of local qualifying will compete in sectional qualifying, which will be conducted...

Steve Czaban Skewers the Rio Olympics Course and it’s Potential Closing

Steve Czaban has this eye-opening expose on the graft, incompetence, and neglect plaguing the future of the Rio Olympics course. I remember telling certain golf architects that losing that bid would be a blessing, and that the guy who won would be sorry in the long run. And while it was fun for three weeks, it looks like that might be the extent of the course’s...

Jay’s Plays NFL Predictions – Week 8 Picks and Bettor’s Guide

It was a wild week for Ernesto the Prediction Iguana, our intrepid animal kingdom prognosticator. He went 4-2, but by the skin of his teeth as he looked to go 1-5 early on. Thank you Patriots for your dominance and Ravens for the back door cover. The season total stands at 10-8. Ernesto got a stern talking to this weekend. He goes on vacation every November and the...

Golf News Net Runs my 2016 Masters Wrap-up

Congratulations to England’s Danny Willett on his Masters win. GNN has my recap here, while we’ll have Tony Dear back on the Jay’s Plays show to celebrate his correctly calling Willett to win.
And yes, Willett looks like Theon Greyjoy.

Jay’s Mailbag: Washington Public Golf a Secret the World Needs to Know

The mailbag has been full for the better part of four months, so I figure I better keep my promise to all of you and reply in print to some of the best questions. Here’s a letter from reader Alan in New Jersey: “Dear Jay: I want to visit or vacation in all 50 states, but I’m married. That means I have to save the vacation states like California, Hawaii, and Florida...

Future U.S. Open Venues mix Links Golf, Golden Age Architecture

UNIVERSITY PLACE, WA – Everyone complaining about capricious bounces, difficult greens, and links golf courses might want to just skip the U.S. Open for a while, because the USGA will be giving the pros a steady diet of all three over the coming seven years. Gargantuan green undulations, cloak and dagger claustrophobia while walking down fairways single file, and...

Week 15 NFL Picks – Jay’s Plays!

Another killer week for Ernesto the Prediction Iguana! 5-1 overall, 2-1 in teasers bringing the season totals to a 59-16-1 overall, 24-13-1 in teasers. Ernesto is burning it up so well this season, he’s giving you an extra pick this week! As Ernesto’s pal Zorak would say, “BONUS!” CHIEF’S SPECIAL! chiefs +2.5 at RAIDERS RAIDERS-chiefs...

Book Review – U.S.G.A.’s Great Moments of the U.S. Open

In furtherance of the celebrations surrounding the recent 113th U.S. Open at Merion, the U.S.G.A. released its new book “Great Moments of the U.S. Open,” an assortment of essays by a fistful of U.S.G.A. staff on a buffet of landmark, inspiring, or otherwise exciting National Championship moments. It’s a good collection, with 27 different Opens...

NFL Picks – Super Bowl XLVII Edition – Jay’s Plays!

We went 2-0, 1-0 last week, hitting with the Niners. Season totals? 30-15 in teasers, 69-15 overall. So this Superbowl matches two of our AWITP staples, teams we play regularly who put us in the winner’s circle. But who will win when the immovable object meets the irresistible force? We’re going with our first instinct! So… Ravens +9.5 vs 49ers...