With a thin layer of snow covering the tees and greens and temperatures hovering in the low 20’s, golfers here in Indiana have to get our golf vicariously. That’s why we’re looking forward to the beginning of the PGA Tour season this week. Stories abound: Will Tiger get his golf groove back after a decent showing at The Presidents Cup and winning his own limited-field event? Ditto for Lefty, whose disappointing 2011 featured only one win (Shell Houston Open). Can Rory McIlroy continue his ascent now that he’s back on the American tour full time? And will Webb Simpson and Keegan Bradley pick up where they left off after late-season heroics (Bradley, the PGA Championship; Simpson, two wins in the three weeks following the PGA). This year, Hoosier golf fans have something else to look forward to, as well, as the PGA Tour brings the FedEx Cup through the state with the BMW Championship hosted by Crooked Stick Golf Club in September.
So let the fun begin! It starts this Friday with the Hyundai Tournament of Champions in Kapalua, Maui, Hawaii. Yes, Friday… with a Monday primetime finish.