Our Best in State biennial re-ranking process for the USA is almost finished as we’ve now completed eight of nine divisional revisions. In this edition, we re-appraise three Mid-Atlantic states, namely New Jersey, New York and Pennsylvania.
Brooks Koepka won his second major of 2018 at Bellerive Country Club by holding off a resurgent Tiger Woods to claim the 100th PGA Championship on a compelling final day in St. Louis.
Bryce Swanson, vice president and senior designer with the Rees Jones architectural firm, is totally familiar with Bellerive and he has selected four specific holes to watch during the 100th PGA Championship this week.
The 100th PGA Championship will be played this week at Bellerive Country Club, opened for play in 1960 through the architectural skills of Robert Trent Jones, Sr. Four architects weigh in with their views of this modern design.
This week marks the playing of the 100th PGA Championship with Bellerive County Club as the host site for the second occasion, but it’s the last time this major will be staged in the month of August and M. James Ward questions whether "Mayday" will save the PGA.
For those of you who are scoffing at the distance of the course, the third hole, a 253-yard par three is a real gut check. Not only is it long, it is well protected with three small greenside bunkers and one large one at about 200 yards off the tee.
In June, our correspondent in France set up a week-long tour of top courses in and around Paris, with a cast list that included half the national Top 10. Here’s how events unfolded when we set out to play this stellar roster of French layouts…
Our Best in State biennial re-ranking exercise for the USA continues unabated, with the revision now focusing on Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio and Wisconsin in the eastern half of the Midwest. 18 courses in this division also claim a slot within our US Top 100.
When we last re-ranked Brazilian courses, just before the start of the Olympics, the Rio 2016 Olympic Golf Course was listed at number 2 and it remains in the runner-up position in this revised edition of the Top 20 chart.
Since 1980 M. James Ward has been covering golf's grandest events and generally that emphasis focuses on the game's premier tournaments, the four majors. He’s been on scene for more than 100 majors, but which of the four is the first among equals?