Professional golf is back. Here's what you should know about Sunday's skins game, Tiger Woods' return and new PGA Tour safety guidelines.

Teddy Greenstein, Chicago Tribune on

Published in Golf

CHICAGO -- Kevin Streelman has been doing the stay-at-home dad thing, such as comforting daughter Sophia as she watched little brother Rhett get a buzz cut.

It will grow back, he promised.

Also making a comeback: Streelman's vocation and passion -- professional golf.

The three-time PGA Tour winner is playing this week in the Scottsdale Open, a Tuesday-Thursday minitour event near his Arizona home.

"I'm itching to play," Streelman said Monday by telephone. "I miss the competition."

His buddy Brian Urlacher is with him to caddie. The Bears Hall of Famer texted: "I'm not sure how I can lend anything positive or helpful to his game, but I'll try."


The $130,000-purse event -- roughly 1% of last year's U.S. Open prize money -- drew several PGA Tour pros thirsting for some birdies, normalcy and fine-tuning in anticipation of big-money events starting next month.

Professional golf is back, and the PGA Tour returns in four weeks. Here's a primer to get you ready.

-- Star power this Sunday

Enough of "Golf's Greatest Rounds" programming. Live golf returns to your TV screen Sunday (1-5 p.m., NBC-5 and Golf Channel) with the TaylorMade Driving Relief charity skins match.


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