Jan 11th, 2017
As we reported yesterday, the opening event of the Web.com Tour, the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, took a complete battering from the weather. And for one Pro this led to the loss of 32 balls!
As we reported yesterday, the opening event of the Web.com Tour, the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, took a complete battering from the weather. And for one Pro this led to the loss of 32 balls!
The first Web.com event of 2017 is the Bahamas Great Exuma Classic, but it has been absolutely battered by high winds and storms, leading to a first–round scoring average of 80.4!
Tiger Woods and TGR Design have announced that Tiger will lead the design of a 10–hole short course in the Bahamas. Named "The Playgrounds", the course will be part of a private development called Jack's Bay.
Get your golf boots on skinneeeyyy, the plane for the Bahamas is about to start boarding and it's got your name on it. Woaahh, I'm going to Barba..
Great iron shots every time: This is a great tip for making sure you keep your arms compact through the swing. Compact arms = crisp, powerful iron shots.
Rickie Fowler has built himself a four–shot lead going into the final round of the Honda Classic, and looks in a great position to claim his first victory in more than a year. Catch him if you can!
The 2016 John Deere Classic has been voted the PGA TOUR’s Tournament of the Year, and also recevied awards for its social media engagement.
Tiger Woods has admitted that he will "never feel great again" as his body deals with the knee and back operations that have afflicted him over recent years.
Massive congratulations to Sergio Garcia as he wins the Dubai Desert Classic by three shots over Henrik Stenson. Here's how he did it to earn his first European Tour victory for three years.
Sergio Garcia has a three–shot lead at the end of moving day at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Could Sergio be set for first European Tour victory in three years?
Strong winds have delivered the second major blow to the Dubai Desert Classic after Tiger Woods' earlier withdrawal
Callaway has launched Great Big Bertha Epic Fairway Woods, which incorporate Callaway’s revolutionary and proprietary triaxial carbon composite material to enhance forgiveness, power and accuracy.
In The PGA Takeaway, Teryn Schaefer recaps the final round of the 2016 CIMB Classic, where Justin Thomas successfully defended his title, Anirban Lahiri brought his #CurryPower and Zac Blair chased a lizard on the course.
In the third round of the 2016 CIMB Classic, Anirban Lahiri separates himself from the field with his 7-under 65 and Justin Thomas closes strong with five straight birdies coming down the stretch. And there's a hole in one from Kevin Na!
Tiger Woods comes back this week at the Safeway Classic. And he's making that comeback alongside his former nemesis and new best buddy Phil Mickelson.
Will Tiger Woods make his comeback next week at the Safeway Classic?
Following the culmination of almost two months of voting across the world, Glenmorangie, The Spirit of The Open is pleased to announce that the ‘Duel In The Sun’, between Tom Watson and Jack Nicklaus at Turnberry in 1977 has been chosen as The Open’s all-time Greatest Finish.
The Greenbrier has been canceled due to the horrific flooding that took place this week. But how will that affect The Open?
Brian Stuard has won the weather-disrupted Zurich Classic, which had a Monday finish. He held on to claim his maiden PGA Tour victory in a three-way playoff.
Rain. Stopped. Play. That pretty much sums up day three at The Zurich Classic. While a few players managed to tee off in their third round, the leader Brian Stuard only managed the six holes to finish his second round.
The Spiv won last week with money on Charley Hoffman, so who is he backing to bring home the bacon this time around?
Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth and Smylie Kaufman have been letting their hair down in the Bahamas. It's their time for a post Masters chill. But they don't spare Jordan, that's for sure.
Adam Scott raised the trophy last night at the Honda Classic, pipping Sergio Garcia by one shot for his first title in two years. While he only managed a level par 70, Sergio could only muster a 71, and no one made a run at the the two of them.
Adam Scott shot a 66 last night to take a share of the lead last night with Sergio Garcia at the Honda Classic last night. Sounds great. Except he threw a quadruple bogey in there.
What is it with Rory and the Honda Classic? He wins in 2012 and now he's missed Honda Classic cut for the second time in a row.
Last night Sergio Garcia took a share of the first round lead at the Honda Classic, shooting a 65 despite tangling with an alligator. Garcia shares the lead with Michael Thompson, the 2013 Honda Classic winner. Check out the highlights.
The Honda Classic GolfPunk Fantasy League Challenge. Picture of ducks taken yesterday by the 3rd green by Getty's Dave Cannon. Lovely stuff...
So who should you be looking out for this week? Here’s my top five to do well this week at the Honda Classic.
Click here for Scond Round Article!! (Apologies we put the wrong link on email!!) Charley Hull and Catriona Matthews were amongst seven players tied for the lead after the first round of the Bahamas LPGA, alongside US players Paula Creamer, Ashley Ramsey and Alison Lee and Japanese players Mika Miyazato and Haru Normura, each shooting a 5-under-par 68.
Here's a a great video of Rory, Justin and Henirk recreating their greatest shots on the Jumeirah Estate's golf course. Enjoy.
It was Ker-Ching day for Graeme McDowell as he won a one-hole play off to trouser $1,116,000 at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, in Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Play was suspended at the OHL Classic in Playa del Carmen in Mexico. But here's who is winning....? And now it seems to be back on.
On a lightening and rain-affected day it was USA’s Derek Fathauer who rose to the top of the leaderboard. He shot another six under 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Jason Bohn.
It's go time again. We bring you the tee times and pairings for the OHL Classic at Mayakoba, which is in Mexico if you didn't know.
A sideways look at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with Sidekick Southwell... Starring Adam Scott, Jason Gore and Justin Thomas...
So we told you Kiradech Aphibarnrat won with a new Callaway prototype driver. Well, this is the beast in question – an all new Great Big Bertha. Callaway claim it represents the next frontier in driver design, and it’s built to get the most distance for everyone.
Touching down in Tenerife, and I am met by clear skys and a warm breeze. I’m here to play a Seve Ballesteros course at Buenavista Golf and experience some Tenerifian hospitality at Melia Hacienda del Conde, a five–star luxury hotel in the north–west of the island.
It's the greatest shot of all time, but you've never seen it like this before...
Four legendary golfers, Severiano Ballesteros, José María Olazábal, Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus, have designed or redesigned courses in the Region of Murcia – and there’s some great value to be had in April.
The majority of us warm up by loosening our jaws around a bacon sandwich, which is far from ideal and likely explains why we knobble it off the first tee.
When Retief Goosen turns up for his photo session with GolfPunk, he’s exactly as you expect him to be – quietly confident.
'The Old Rake In The Bunker Trick': Paul Lyons is an ex-European Tour pro who now runs The Golf College, here he solves our bunker problems with a very neat trick...
You've just bogeyed 14 so how's a self-respecting tour pro going to respond? Like this of course...
Golf clubs in Wales found 2016 to be their best year for years, according to new data from the Golf Union of Wales.
It's back! The event that totally signals the start of the golf season proper. I look forward to this week as soon as Christmas makes way for the new year and, no offence to the Omega Dubai Desert Classic and Toger Woods, there's only one game in town this week.
Here are the tee times (add 5 hours for UK time). GolfPunk notables in bold. NB: Tiger tees off at 4.15am UK GMT (11.15pm USA EST) – playing with defending champion Danny Willett & Matt Fitzpatrick
Callaway have gone launch crazy today. From now on the 4th of January will be simply known as Jailbreak day. Here's their new GBB Epic Sub Zero, the more forgiving item...
As great as 2016 was for the world of golf – four different winners of golf’s four major championships, Justin Rose holding off Henrik Stenson in Rio for the gold medal as golf returned to the Olympic Games, and the United States winning the Ryder Cup for the first time since 2008 - it’s possible that 2017 could be even better.
Rory McIlroy has sent a letter to the young man who caught the ball he threw toward the gallery after making an eagle 2 on the 70th hole of the Tour Championship in September.
In mid-August, Rory McIlroy and his performance team escaped to the Bahamas for five days. McIlroy also used the relative seclusion for final testing of Nike Golf’s latest shoe: The Nike Lunar Control Vapor.
Here’s a great impersonation of Padraig Harrington from assistant PGA Coach Brendan Walton, who is based at Island Golf Club in Donanate, Dublin.
England’s newest Tour golf venue has announced a two-month price promotion in September and October. Here's what's on offer.
The inaugural Willow Senior Golf Classic, held at Marriott Hanbury Manor Hotel & Country Club, Ware, has been hailed as an overwhelming success after raising over £120,000 for goal keeping legend Bob Wilson's the Willow foundation.
Here's a great trick shot from Coach Rusty. We're liking his style. Check it out here.
Here’s a very trusting father, who let’s his son fire a shot at him when holding a lit candle. Nice one son!
Michelob ULTRA have produced a great little ad to show their support for the American Olympic golf team in Rio de Janeiro.
Check out this great golf trick shot with a ping pong ball hit down the stairs.
In his own words, John Daly reveals exactly what he thinks about Gambling; Sex; The Ryder Cup; Food; Wives and Fitness...
A free campsite set up by the R&A near Royal Troon has been hailed a great success, and has totally sold out.
Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. You can watch the final five videos here. The Top 10 have been chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Enjoy the greatest finishes here, and have your say.
Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. You can watch the first five here. We will be posting the next five tomorrow. The Top 10 have been chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Enjoy the greatest finishes here.
Our friends at Glenmorangie want you to vote on what you think is the greatest ever Open finish. Here are the Top 10, as chosen by an expert panel, including Tony Jacklin and Justin Rose. Have your say now and win prizes.
As The Open Championship returns to Royal Troon in a fortnight’s time, the great, great grandson of legendary Willie Park junior, the winner of the first Open which was held at nearby Prestwick 129 years ago, has spoken of the impact Troon has had on the world famous event.
It’s all kicking off with the Olympics, golfers having a go at the Olympics, Olympians having a go at golfers, and now the girls are getting involved too. It’s a right old mess.
The Greenbrier has been flooded by storms like you wouldn't believe. Check out the insane video of the 18th!
Wasps Legends will be hosting the World Golf Rugby Classic in La Manga from June 23rd to 26th. And it's all for the Dallagio Foundation.
Manchester City cult hero Andy Morrison put former boss Kenny Dalglish in the shade as he romped to a memorable victory in the 20th edition of the Footballers’ Golf Classic at the world-famous La Manga Club in Spain.
When 21-year-old Kim Smith – the tall green-eyed brunette model, actor and brainiac – hit her first hole in one she felt perfectly complete. Her father, a handsome swaggering Texan, had been teaching her the game “since practically the day I could walk”, she says.
Here she is, Natalie Gulbis, all the way back in April 2006 in her first GolfPunk photo shoot...
Jamie Lovemark and Jhonattan Vegas were sharing the lead at the Zurich Classic when play on the second day was suspended because of darkness.
Liverpool, Celtic and Scotland legend Kenny Dalglish will be one of a host of former champions who will be contesting the 20th edition of the popular Footballers’ Golf Classic this summer.
Here's another masterful three putt video from Pinehurst's Kelly Mitchum. Enjoy.
Deeside Golf Club in Aberdeen was badly flooded at the end of last year and the start of 2016. These images show the extent of the havoc wrecked by the storms.
It's a very happy birthday to Di Dougherty. All the best from GolfPunk Towers.
So we were twittering about last night when we came across this image of Boo Weekley. Or is it Santa? Or an extra from Sons of Anarchy? Even though the hipster evolution has taken over the world, there really aren't all that many great beards in the world of golf. So, if you want to stand out on the golf course, the answer is to grow a beard.
One of the few putters still designed in the UK, Radius putters are CNC milled from one block of forged S20C steel.
Golf instruction can often be viewed as being intimidating and restrictive, but the innovative Bird Golf Academy in the United States is altering that perception with a rewarding and personalised approach to helping golfers improve and fulfil their potential.
Thurlestone Golf Course is set in an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.’ And we’re talking about the ‘walk around with your mouth slightly open, nobody can argue with that’ type of beauty.
I’m going to show you a few simple tips to take to the practise range that will help get you pitch perfect and fill you with confidence on the course.
Numbers 15-11. This is where the real gravy starts...
Rickie Fowler got the job done at the Honda Classic, and won by four shots. But he certainly didn't make it easy for himself.
PXG has announced that it has signed an endorsement deal with Pat Perez.
Rickie Fowler out drove the competition in a big way, bombing drives with his KING F7+ Driver, to capture his fourth career victory at The Honda Classic. Here's what was in his bag.
In the build up to the Honda Classic, PGA Pros were faced with an unusual challenge – a one–armed chipping contest.
Brooks Koepka was having a frustrating day of it at the Honda Classic yesterday. He may be the 10th longest driver on the PGA Tour so far this season, but that didn't mean he was having it all his way at his hometwon event. Far from it.
American Shawn Stefani found himself with a playable lie from the water at the par–4 sixth at PGA National’s Champion Course. But he didn't want to get his kit wet. So here's what he did.
Tiger Woods has announced that due to ongoing back spasms, similar to what he experienced in Dubai, he will be unable to compete in the Genesis Open and The Honda Classic.
TaylorMade met up with Sergio Garcia at his home course, the Club De Campo Del Mediterraneo in Castellon Spain, to test out the new 2017 product line–up. But they added a little twist to it!
Tiger Woods is suffering from more than just back spasms, Gary Player has claimed. He thinks Tiger's got the dreaded yips.....
Tiger has sensationally pulled out of the Omega Dubai Desert Classic with back problems. No, surely not.... say it ain't so...
You've got to feel for Tiger Woods. Not only did he have to take his first commercial flight in 10 years, he also almost missed his plane due to anti-Trump protestors being in his way at Los Angeles LAX Airport. Blimey, he'll be getting the bloody bus home next...
Brittany Lincicome has beaten Lexi Thompson with a birdie on the first extra play off hole at the Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic for her seventh career win on the LPGA Tour.
Greg Eason has fought back with a bogey–free 68, having broken the Web.com Tour's high hole scoring record with a +15. And he's given his distractors a fine broadside on Twitter.
Rory McIlroy's hopes of a fast start to the new golfing year have been shattered by his latest injury setback, and it has put a serious dent into his carefully laid plans to get his game peaking for another assault on an elusive Masters victory.
We hate it when we miss a good story that is literally right under our noses. But we failed to report properly on Beef's interview on Radio 4 on Tuesday when he revealed why he had grown his beard.
Callaway has announced that it has reached a Staff Pro agreement with Daniel Berger. Already a standout performer on Tour, Berger joins the company following a breakout season, highlighted by his first PGA Tour win in June at the FedEx St. Jude Classic.
ECCO Golf has announced the signing of American PGA Tour player Smylie Kaufman as a brand ambassador.
Tiger Woods’ comeback is more about TV ratings than challenging for another major, believes former European Ryder Cup captain Paul McGinley. Here's his thinking.
The twin demands of function and fashion have been the guiding principle behind Cross Sportswear’s apparel ever since it launched in 1986. Here's their new Spring / Summer range.
Brickendon Grange Golf Club in Hertford has beaten nine other of Britain’s most picturesque and challenging golf holes to be crowned the UK’s Greatest Amateur Hole 2016.
Well, we’ve really seen it all from Tiger in this his first tournament of 15 months. It certainly has not been boring –far from it! Here’s how he got on in his final round. It's good to see him Back in Red.
Tiger got off to an amazing start in the third round of the Hero World Challenge at Albany in the Bahamas. But could he keep the momentum going?
The fat lady has clearly decided to take the rest of the week off, as Tiger shot a bogey free 65, with 7 birdies and no bogeys to move to six under at the Hero World Challenge.
Tiger was back on the tee at the Pro-Am ahead of the Hero World Challenge in the Bahamas. He sunk eagle putts on the third and ninth hole to be three-under at the turn.
Tiger had four birdies in his first eight holes, including three in a row on holes 6 through 8. And at that point, he was tied for the lead at four under. But then.......
Tiger's Nike love affair is not over yet. Yes, it's quite fractured. And no, it'll never be the quite same as it was. But, for the sake of the kids if nothing else, they are still 'together'.
A European Tour event will return to the Philippines for the first time in 23 years after being added to the 2018 schedule.
Greg Norman takes the GolfPunk Biscuit Tin Challenge. Here's what Greg has to say for himself.
Sandals, Exuma, The Bahamas: nice, very nice indeed. First off, Sandals is for couples only, so there are no kids on the block, new or otherwise. It’s 100% nipper free, so if you want some P&Q and a break from kids, then this is the place for you and your better half – male or female.
Emerald Reef Golf Course, Great Exuma, The Bahamas: that’s how I would like to start every sentence I write, but this is the one time I get to use it for real, as I’ve just had the massive good fortune of experiencing this great Greg Norman designed course, whilst staying at Sandals Emerald Bay Golf, Tennis and Spa Resort.
Camilo Villegas has been struggling with the mental side of his game, so he’s got himself some new tattoos to help keep his focus.
After months of 'trying to find it', Tiger has more recently been 'going after it' apparently... and this is very good news for the Hero World Challenge, first week of December
On Tuesday, September 26, 2006, when ‘Lord’ Byron was found dead on the porch of his ranch, golf not only lost one of its brightest and most respected heroes, but also the last remaining link to a bygone era – a Golden Age when Sam Snead, Ben Hogan and Jimmy Demaret vied with Nelson for parity on the burgeoning PGA Tour.
The PGA Tour is in Malaysia this week at the CIMB Classic. And the wildlife on display around the course is a little different to most weeks.
With Tiger claiming his game is "vulnerable" we dig into why he pulled out of the Safeway Open.
The Olympics have played havoc with the schedule as the WGC Bridgestone invitational comes forward to June rather than its traditional August date. Here's the Golf Spiv's call on where the value is.
JH Taylor: Pray silence for one third of The Great Triumvirate and the forefather of the humble English muni... By Christopher Cairns, author of No Tie Required
You Little Beauty: Royal Ashdown Forest.... We want to play with the Common People.
Livin' the life out east... what's not to like?
What's been Helping The Gravy & Bunching Arse for GolfPunk this week? Well, first there was the Brits, then the bloody Oscars, and don't even get us started on footballers taking corners from the wrong bloody place! Oh, and there was some stuff we liked as well!!
Golfer Jason Bohn tells NBC Sports that what was reported as a mild heart attack turned out to be much more.
Reports from the PGA Tour website state that Jason Bohn is in a stable condition in hospital after suffering a minor heart attack during the second round of The Honda Classic.
This was a close one for Boo Weekley at the Honda Classic today. Oh so nearly an Albatross.
When Charlie Sifford, the PGA’s first black member, was inducted into golf’s Hall of Fame in November 2004, he was introduced by his long-time friend, Gary Player. “Imagine Tiger Woods and Vijay Singh ranked the No 1 and No 2 golfers in the world being told they can’t play because they are black,” said the South African legend. “It’s hard to imagine what once happened in our world.”
Danny Willett sank a birdie putt from 15 feet on the final hole to win the Dubai Desert Classic title by a single shot.
Fresh off a humbling defeat in the Iowa Caucus, Donald Trump has also lost out on the legendary Great White Course at Doral.
It's the Omega Dubai Desert Classic this week, and the Spiv as done his homework. Checkout the best ways to earn some cash this week by following his top tips.
Rory McIlroy took to the Dubai Skyline on a zip wire earlier today. You'd think after injuring himself last year playing football, this would be the last thing he'd do.
Ha Na Jang has made LPGA history by recording the tour's first-ever hole-in-one on a par 4! Watch it here.
Charley Hull blazing it up in the Bahamas and shares lead going into round three. Paula Creamer and Brooke Henderson lurking. Not literally lurking in an alley way or anything but you know what we mean...
The LPGA returns this week and Spiv is pretty excited. So he’s dedicating this week’s tips to the wonderful women of the LPGA. The Tour kicks off in the Bahamas for the Pure Silk Bahamas LPGA Classic.
It has been reported by #Thesecrettourpro that Dustin Johnson has turned down $2.5 million to play in the Dubai Desert Classic. And the reason?
It’s going to be quite a month for golf in January with a total of nine events to be enjoyed.
Here's Bubba holing out for eagle in the Hero's.
No player ever likes to hit a spectator. But Graeme McDowell managed to do so on Sunday at the RSM Classic. The fan though was no ordinary fan. It as Kevin Kisner’s mum!
2010 US Open winner Graeme McDowell posted an excellent round of 63 to take a 12 under, one shot, lead on day two of the OHL Classic at Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.
Check out Editor Tim's team... you must be able to beat that!! And you can win a Golf Buddy watch!! PLUS the Golf Hacker's betting tips. Graeme McDowell at 33/1 anyone?
A Quick LIvener: #HelpTheGravy #BunchOfArse
Lee Elder The first African-American to play in the Masters…
Everyone wants to hit the ball further. It’s a given. Tell everyone from the best players in the world to the weekend warrior that a new driver can gain them ten yards, and they will want to try your driver.
We've been watching a lot of Robert Streb recently. He's been bubbling under for a while, so we decided to have a look at his journey so far. Read on.....
Anyone who watched The Barclays will realise Jason Day is playing golf on a different planet to everyone else at the moment. He is absolutely munching his TaylorMade R15 460 driver off the tee, while his Spider proto putter was holing putts for fun, with a 29ft, and 33ft putts made in his final round.
Ed's Letter: Is Brooke Henderson about to gatecrash the Asian/America LPGA monopoly? The Canadian won the Portland Classic with a tournament record score on her way to becoming the third player in LPGA history to win a tour event before turning 18. It's on.
We at GolfPunkHQ have tremendous pleasure in announcing the winners of our massive prize draw.
LPGA Founder Louise Suggs dies at 91
Lexi chalks up her fifth LPGA Tour Win at The Meijers.
So three of our favorites won this weekend across the world, and here is what they used...
It's a double bubble winning weekend as Rickie Fowler and Jordan Speith won the Scottish Open and John Deere Classic respictively.
Jordan Spieth blitzed his third round of the John Deer Classic, shooting the lights out with a career low. Spieth leads by two over last weeks winner Danny Lee.
Tiger shoots first bogey-free round for two years and Danny Lee gets his first PGA Tour win.
Trusting Callaway since his days as a highly tipped Amateur, Danny Lee used the Carlsbad based manufacturers equipment throughout his bag to win The Greenbrier Classic.
It’s not a boat and it’s not in a garden, but it is one of the hidden gems of Scottish golf.