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Leaving Majors, and any debate on them, aside - what are your favorite other tournaments, name 5 or so? Mine in no particular order:

  • The Memorial
  • The Players Championship
  • Wells Fargo
  • anything at Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, Spyglass (without amateurs)
  • Northern Trust > BMW > Tour Championship

The only ones I don't enjoy are anything match play and the WMO.

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I have no particular favorites as I don't think I could name 5 tournaments outside the majors.    My least favorites would be any tournament with celebrities/non pro golfers participating in the weekly event. 

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I like the Genesis because of Riv and the players they get. Lukewarm on Bay Hill but it’s still more enjoyable than the rest of the overly corporate events that I’m mostly meh on. The match play and team events are cool but I always have a hard time caring about them more than watching results. 
 

I do, however, really enjoy the playoffs. I think they’re great watching guys try to earn their way into more events with bigger prizes and seeing the lower tier guys fight for following-year exemptions. Lots of good story lines that time of year. 

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Like @cnosili couldn’t name many outside the big ones.

this year is actually one of the only years I’ve really watched weekly (fantasy). I’ve always enjoyed watching just never actually  sat down to watch besides the big dogs.

I have a soft spot for what was the EMC/Dell championship since it is played at TPC Boston and have been going the past few years, every other now

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I don't usually make a effort to watch much outside of the Majors and although I can name several tournaments it is mainly all fantasy related as to what I take the extra effort to watch. Riv is one I have watched and enjoyed in the past. Personally I just like seeing new and different courses. That is what attracts me to most events and what I look forward to watching vs following certain players or events. 

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Usually dependent on the field, time of year, and the golf course.  I'm watching more golf leading up to the Masters and really catch the bug around the Waste Mgt for the upcoming year. 

  • The Players Championship
  • Memorial
  • Waste Management
  • Bay Hill

Probably a couple others I cannot think of, but those are the main ones that spring to mind.  I do like to watch Riveria and Pebble Beach tourney's too.  Oh and also since the one at Harbour Town since we get down to Hilton Head from time to time and know the area/course.

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I have two.

The Safeway is one that I love because it's Napa and I have family that lives up there on the course (Silverado).  

The other one is the Genesis.  For me, it's the "alright, we're about ready to get this season going." 

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It's about the courses for me.

  • Riviera.  Wish it were still the LA Open.  Great move by the LPGA to grab that name.
  • Harbour Town.  Love watching the pros play that golf course.
  • Houston Open at Memorial Park was pretty cool.
  • Waialae.  Love getting to see a Raynor design on tv.
  • Looking forward to Congaree

I miss the PGA tour event at Kingsmill but love the LPGA event there.  Hope to see it live again next year!

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I like the John Deer tournament for seeing all the various John Deer tractors, mowers. All the ones I can't have but wish I had 😀.  Very much like St. Jude tournament for what it represents and supports.  The Memorial well its Jack's tournament and condition is immaculate and beautiful much like Augusta. 

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On 5/29/2021 at 1:16 PM, Middler said:

Leaving Majors, and any debate on them, aside - what are your favorite other tournaments, name 5 or so? Mine in no particular order:

  • The Memorial
  • The Players Championship
  • Wells Fargo
  • anything at Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, Spyglass (without amateurs)
  • Northern Trust > BMW > Tour Championship

The only ones I don't enjoy are anything match play and the WMO.

No right or wrong answers!

 

The Players- it is the equivalent of a major, and love seeing them take on Sawgrass

The Northern Trust- Because I like seeing the Northeast courses, and great field

The Memorial- Always a good field on a fun course to watch, and it's good to see Jack so much all weekend

The Tour Championship- The season capper before the Ryder or President's Cup events. Would probably rate it higher if it were on a better course

Tie: RSM- an odd one, but I love that Sea Island course and it is fun to occasionally watch some of the non-superstars compete, and

The AT&T- Seeing Pebble and Spyglass in February starts to get me thinking about getting out on the course again in a few weeks, and what great courses to watch in the middle of winter

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On 5/29/2021 at 1:16 PM, Middler said:

Leaving Majors, and any debate on them, aside - what are your favorite other tournaments, name 5 or so? Mine in no particular order:

  • The Memorial
  • The Players Championship
  • Wells Fargo
  • anything at Torrey Pines, Pebble Beach, Spyglass (without amateurs)
  • Northern Trust > BMW > Tour Championship

The only ones I don't enjoy are anything match play and the WMO.

No right or wrong answers!

 

I agree with a couple people on the Waste Management.  I love watching this tournament.  I love the throwing gifts into the stands.  I loved watching the caddie races when they were allowed to do it.  I think its nice at least once a year to see golf and pro golfers, not be so stuffy, and not take themselves too seriously.  

I watch almost all of them, but I honestly love watching the European Tour Events.  The wide variety of landscapes you get to observe watching their events from S. Africa, to Morocco, to Sweden, Germany, I just enjoy.

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I like the Players and Valspar because I know the courses, well. Beyond that I’m watching any tournament without celebrity amateurs involved when I have time and TV availability. That means I tend to watch as much European Tour golf as PGA tour. 

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I'm going to take this in a little different direction.  In order of my preference...... 

  1. Irish Open
  2. Scottish Open
  3. Alfred Dunhill Links Championship
  4. BMW PGA Championship
  5. Players Championship

The first four are better than any regular PGA Tour event, in my opinion.  And it isn't close!

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The Players and any of the tournaments on courses I have played before. 

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Waste management. It really brings out the younger population in droves. I know it’s unpopular because of the drinking but I think it helps to grow the game. It may not be the way we would want it but it brings a lot of eyes on the game

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Waste management. It really brings out the younger population in droves. I know it’s unpopular because of the drinking but I think it helps to grow the game. It may not be the way we would want it but it brings a lot of eyes on the game

Bringing out people helps local AZ charitable causes, but how do you know it grows the game? I am not concluding you're right or wrong, but I haven’t seen evidence either way, how do you know?

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/wasted-management-phoenix-open-how-is-this-a-good-thing

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7 minutes ago, Middler said:

Bringing out people helps local AZ charitable causes, but how do you know it grows the game? I haven’t seen evidence either way, how do you know?

https://www.golfdigest.com/story/wasted-management-phoenix-open-how-is-this-a-good-thing

If Waste(d) Management is how we're growing the game, count me fully committed to the "shrink the game" camp!

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So Farmer's @ Torrey, Bay Hill cause Arnie, Match Play in Austin, Memorial, and Anything at Bethpage.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I like the Zurich now that it’s changed to a team format, I enjoy watching tournaments on courses I’ve played, and I like most of the match play events. 

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