Host Greg DePalma and Prime Sports Network’s managing editor Jeff Shain preview the 60th playing of the FedEx St. Jude Classic, along with other golf headlines in the final week before the U.S. Open tees off at Erin Hills in Wisconsin.
Rickie Fowler and Adam Scott headline the field in Memphis, though the spotlight is likely to fall on Phil Mickelson as he weighs whether he can make the Open work alongside his daughter’s graduation.
- Phil Mickelson’s decision to skip the U.S. Open in order to attend his daughter Amanda’s high school graduation.
- Adam Scott’s comments regarding the USGA’s “brutal” setup of U.S. Open courses.
- Steve Stricker will play in his home state’s first U.S. Open after all.
- A look at the favorites for the U.S. Open.
This Week On Tour
What: FedEx St. Jude Classic
Where: TPC Southwind, Memphis, Tenn
Defending: Daniel Berger won his first Tour title in Memphis
Last week: Jason Dufner shrugged off a Saturday 77 and two Sunday rain delays to capture the Memorial Tournament
Big Names in Memphis: Adam Scott, Rickie Fowler, and Phil Mickelson headline in Memphis, the final tuneup before the U.S. Open
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 4-7 p.m. ET; Saturday-Sunday 1-2:30 p.m.) | CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6 p.m.)
What: Manulife LPGA Classic
Where: Whistle Bear GC, Cambridge, Ontario
Defending: Caroline Masson picked up her first LPGA victory
Last week: I.K. Kim signaled her full return from an injury-marred winter
Big Names in Canada: World No. 2 Ariya Jutanugarn, Lexi Thompson (No. 4), and Canada’s own Brooke Henderson (No. 15) headline
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 1:30-3:30 p.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m.)
What: Lyoness Open
Where: Diamond CC, Atzenbrugg, Austria
Defending: China’s Wu Ashun won his second Euro Tour title
Last week: Renato Paratore, 20, captured the Nordea Masters in Sweden, becoming the European Tour’s youngest winner in four years
Big Names in Austria: Bernd Wiesberger, Chris Wood, Miguel Angel Jimenez, Matt Wallace
TV: Golf Channel (Thursday-Friday, 9-11:30 a.m.; Saturday-Sunday, 5:30-10 a.m.)
PGA Tour Champions
What: Principal Charity Classic
Where: Wakonda Club, Des Moines, Iowa
Defending: Scott McCarron won his first senior circuit tournament
Last week: No tournament
Big Names in Des Moines: McCarron, Bernhard Langer, Jay Haas, Tom Lehman, David Toms and Jerry Kelly
TV: Golf Channel (Friday-Sunday, 7-9 p.m.)
Source: Prime Sports Network