LAMM AT LARGE: Critical stretch beginning on PGA Tour

LAMM AT LARGE: Critical stretch beginning on PGA Tour

By: David Lamm

The PGA Tour begins one of the most significant six-week runs in history this week thanks to COVID-19.

It starts with a World Golf Championship event in Memphis and then moves to San Francisco for the year’s first major, the PGA Championship at Harding Park.

Most of the top players will skip a week in Greensboro before heading into the three-week FedEx Cup playoffs that end with the Tour Championship in Atlanta.

Fatigue shouldn’t be a factor for professional athletes, but nagging little injuries — back, knee, shoulder, hand — can be a issue, the difference between a 67 and a 72.

Another unknown is how much will — can — Tiger Woods play. And its also fair to question if Tiger is still a top 30 player. Playing 72 holes has become a challenge for him.

Whether or not Tiger plays, the next six weeks should be a joy ride for golf fans.