One of the tournament’s biggest names won’t be playing in this week’s Verizon Heritage in Hilton Head. VijaySingh has backed out of the tournament because of a bad back. Singh has not played in the Heritage since 2001. I watched him play a few holes at Augusta last week and you could clearly see he was laboring out there because of his back. He is still a big name and a big draw so this is a tough break for our friends at the Verizon Heritage.
Sigh’s sport will be taken by Michael Connell. Also, former Clemson Tiger Kevin Johnson was granted the tournament’s final sponsor’s exemption. Johnson is in his first season on the PGA Tour. Click here to get a complete rundown of this year’s field. No, Tiger Woods is not playing this week, but John Daly is! Is there anyone more entertaining that John Daly being John Daly?
My pick to win? It is early so let me just give you a few of the guys I like this week: Ian Poulter, Boo Weekly, Lucas Glover, Ricky Barnes, Davis Love III and Chirs DiMarco.
As always we will be covering the tournament this week in Hilton Head beginning on Thursday.