Hosel Rockets Eye on CBS (an intervention)

Televising golf is inherently difficult. Eighteen new holes every week spread out over 150ish acres, each its own veritable arena with evolving weather conditions, variable topography, and different sunlight orientation. There’s a technology element –…

PGA Tour RBC Canadian Open Preview

Perhaps I’m not the right person to shepherd you through the endless hype leading up to this week’s RBC America’s Hat Open. I was despondent for most of the afternoon/evening yesterday – at one point between 3 &…

Tournament Previews A Beginner’s Guide to The Barbasol Championship

Parental Advisory: if you’re a casual fan this preview ain’t for you. It’s dry, largely devoid of pictures and focuses upon an event you probably aren’t even aware is taking place. While the heavyweights jet-set across…

Tournament Previews 2015 RBC Heritage Classic Preview

In the parlance of professional football, if the Masters last week was the Super Bowl, this week’s Heritage Classic on Hilton Head Island (South Carolina) qualifies as the Pro Bowl (eminently watchable though, so completely…

Tournament Previews 2015 Valspar Championship Preview

Last year in this space we were a little hard on Tampa. Neil led us off with an utterly depressing commentary that captured Tampa in all it’s glory, and then discussed the golf tournament within that…

Tournament Previews 2015 Northern Trust Open Preview

The Tour rolls into Lala Land this week for the 2015 iteration of The Northern Trust Open at venerable Riviera. Bubba Watson defends his title this week after desecrating one of NoLayingUp’s top three favorite courses…

Tournament Previews 2015 Waste Management Phoenix Open Preview

The Big Feline is back! Joined by Gerry, Rickie, Spieth, Koepka, Phil, Horschel, Matsuyama, and many more, it finally feels like the PGA Tour season is officially starting. Can you believe this commercial is six…

Tournament Previews 2015 Humana Challenge Preview

Humana Challenge. Just doesn’t have much ring to it. While it’s certainly understandable that the organizers wanted to inject some new life (and funding) into this event, for many it will always be the Bob…

Hosel Rockets Ryder Cup: Day One-Hitters

I’m venting here, so I apologize if this is largely negative. And while it’s certainly not the NLU party line, it should be a pretty representative sample of where the four of us stand after…

PGA Tour The Barclays Preview

Before I began this piece, I knew next to nothing about Ridgefield CC, however I knew I’d love it simply because its not Liberty National. The Barclays emerged from the old Buick Classic up at…