10 Things to Watch on PGA Tour in 2019

Wisconsin.Golf senior columnist Gary D'Amato points out 10 Things to Watch on the PGA Tour in 2019

The 2018-19 wraparound PGA Tour schedule officially began in October, but for most golf fans the season starts Thursday in Hawaii.

With much of the country locked in winter’s grasp and golf clubs stored in basements, the verdant fairways of the Plantation Course at Kapalua come across on high-definition TV as some kind of unattainable paradise. It is a time for hype and salivation.

Yes, for those of us in the early stages of cabin fever, the Sentry Tournament of Champions launches the run-up to the Masters and springtime.

With tweaks to the PGA Tour schedule and the Rules of Golf, the resurgence of Eldrick Woods and the promise of excitement just ahead, here are 10 things to watch this year:


Gary has covered golf in Wisconsin since 1980 and is a multiple award winner in the GWAA writing contest. He was inducted into the WSGA Hall of Fame in 2017 and joined Wisconsin.Golf in 2018 after a distinguished career at the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.