The Greenbrier Classic – Respect everything this tournament stands for because at The Ammy Hour we love our military, but this tournament is extremely boring. It is played on several different courses and just has no fire to it. The most recent winners include Xander, Kevin Na, Danny Lee, and Angel Cabrera; that is just not going to attract viewers.
John Deere Classic – In my opinion this is one of the most underrated tournaments all season long. The field is not spectacular, the area is not a mecca, the scores are usually extremely high, and it is right before The British Open, but there is something this tournament has, a beautiful course. Plus, it has seemed to be a place where people catapult their career. Brian Harman, Spieth, and Dechambeau all won their first events here. I think with Detroit hosting a tournament as well as Minneapolis, it will give this tournament a more attractive field in years to come.
The British Open – Some call it “The Open” but I stick with its original name. This tournament is just special. You wake up at early hours to watch your favorite golfer’s tee it up for the prestigious Claret Jug. There is something about the conditions, the links style of play, the different shots needed; it is a special kind of golf that the PGA Tour rarely gets to view. The British is golf, it is the oldest major by several years, and it is what brought us to where we are today. I absolutely love this tournament and The Amateur Hour pays our respects quite often to it and, oh yeah, that course called St. Andrew’s which gave us everything!
RBC Canadian Open – This is held right after the British Open, but it has started to gain some traction. Somehow they get a spectacular field each year, and it seems to be getting better. Dustin, Day, Furyk, Tiger and Vijay all won this tournament in the 2000’s, so the list of winner’s ain’t bad. We are all just waiting for a Canadian to finally win one again!