Reviewing the Tourney of Champs and golf's new rules

Jan 09, 08:49 PM

We kick off the 2019 golf year with a new episode going over Xander Schauffele's big win at the Sentry Tournament of Champions.

Some key takeaways and questions from the win:

  • Is Xander Schauffele poised to win a major in 2019?

  • Where does the X-Man rank among the young guns?

  • Did Justin Thomas' finish inspire him toward a Sony win?

Then we look at the Sony Open in Hawaii and the big adjustment players have to make going from Kapalua to Waialae Country Club. We also look at Justin Rose's schedule choices, the big field for the Desert Classic and how that might lead to a new title sponsor.

Finally, we dig in on the two biggest new golf rules in 2019: the option to putt with the flagstick in with the ball on the green, as well the new drop heights. Ultimately, these new rules help make golf better for most.