The PGA Tour is a revolving door. Tournament after tournament, winner after winner, there's not much time for reflection because when the week hits Monday, it's on to the next one.
It's kind of too bad, because what Sean O'Hair did at the RBC Canadian Open was pretty impressive and worth soaking in for a bit. Just a week prior, he failed to make the cut at the British Open and that was just another stain on what has been a forgettable 2011 for him.
O'Hair beat Kris Blanks in a playoff on Sunday... with a bogey. Not exactly the right way to put your stamp on a tournament, but on the PGA Tour, all you have to be is one shot better than everyone else at the end of the day, and O'Hair was.
It's a feel-good story for sure, but the fact is, it's time to move on to the Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC. Stuart Appleby is the defending champion after shooting an amazing -11 on the final day to beat Jeff Overton by one stroke, -22 to -21.
In other words, get ready for a birdie fest. Appleby is the only past winner in the field this week, but there is a plethora of 2011 tournament winners looking to add to their win total this year, including Jonathan Byrd, DA Points, Johnson Wagner, Michael Bradley, Gary Woodland, Phil Mickelson, Brandt Sneder, Keegan Bradley and Chris Kirk. Throw in 14 past Major winners and we're looking at a pretty good field this week.
The winner takes home a cool $1.08 million and 500 FedEx Cup points, so just like every other weekend, there's plenty of incentive to bring your A-Game. When you actually take a look at how much money these golfers make each week - especially if they win - it's kind of hard to think that the lack of Tiger Woods is really hurting the game. With or without him, the prize money is still there, and large.
Picks coming later in the week...