Sam Nowicki is a junior majoring in biochemistry. Sam can be reached at

Teeing Off: Big picture preview

Well, so this a little awkward … but this is actually my final column of the semester. Since I talked last time about some big picture ideas including a list of the remaining majors and dates, I will stick with that theme. The next major on the schedule is the U.S. Open. This year the […]

Teeing Off: Chappell’s highs, Poulter’s lows, and Major outlook

Hello friends, Sam Nowicki here. Welcome to my final column of the school year. Also, major props to anyone who caught the reference of the first sentence. Slide into my DMs, we’ll be good friends. This past week at the Valero Texas Open, Kevin Chappell broke through for his first career victory in his 180th […]

Teeing Off: I told you so

I’m really not into the whole “I told you so” thing … Oh, who are we kidding? I think I’ve been waiting for this moment more than Wesley Bryan has. On Sunday, PGA Tour rookie (and recurring mention in most of my semester’s columns) Bryan won his first PGA Tour event of his career, the RBC […]

Teeing Off: Make it a Spanish trio

Wow. What a finish. Sergio Garcia has finally won his first major in his 74th appearance. The Spaniard has had so many near misses over the course of his nearly-20-year career in the major championships, going all the way back to the 1999 PGA Championship at Medinah, where a 19-year-old Sergio was just edged out by Tiger Woods. […]

Teeing Off: The Masters Preview: Part 2

Wow, it’s here already. The greatest week of the year! Welcome to Augusta National, everyone. And here I am, your faithful golf correspondent, giving you my picks and predictions for this year’s tournament, as promised. The hottest player in golf is undoubtedly Dustin Johnson. DJ has won his last three starts in a row, including […]

Teeing Off: Masters preview, part 1

It’s the most wonderful time of the year. The Masters is just around the corner, and in less than two weeks we will have crowned a new winner, or better yet, a new winner will have slipped on that beautiful green jacket. The first major of the year will be hosted at Augusta National in […]

Teeing off: O Canada!

In a day that was supposed to be calm and clear for the native son of our neighbor to the north, Adam Hadwin sure made himself earn his first career PGA Tour win. But, he did earn it (as well as the praise of Prime Minister Justin Trudeau). Hadwin entered the final round of the […]

Teeing Off: Stars shine in Mexico City

This week, the golfing world took a trip to our beautiful neighbor to the South: Mexico. The World Golf Championships, an invite-only event (based on world ranking and some other special exemptions), was played at Club de Golf Chapultepec in Naucalpan, Mexico, just west of Mexico City. The event saw a star-studded tournament, with the […]

Teeing Off: Fowler wins, Bryan shines

Another week goes by on the PGA Tour and another superstar wins, continuing the trend of 2017. This week it was Rickie Fowler, the 28-year-old So-Cal native taking home the hardware. Rickie began the day with a lot of pressure on him, as he had never before won while holding the 54-hole lead. Rickie entered the […]

Teeing Off: Mashed potatoes

For the 10th consecutive year, Dustin Johnson is a winner. DJ cruised to five-shot lead, but it was as large as eight at some moments during the final round and it was never close. DJ blew away Riviera as he won for the first time this season in Los Angeles at the Genesis Open. The tournament had […]