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Jun 17th, 2019

PURE CLASS GARY

GolfPunk isn’t really that into the mushy stuff which makes us generally quite uncomfortable and exposes our lack of emotional intelligence and stunted personal development.  It used to be that it was only the BBC’s series DIY SOS The Big Build that could get to us, but not anymore, now the obvious friendship between US Open champion Gary Woodland and Amy Bockerstette, is quite simply something else.

Jun 17th, 2019

Woodland stand firms

Congratulations to Gary Woodland who stood firm under the pressure of a charging Brooks Koepka, the world number one and winner of four of the last eight majors he had played in. Others launched a challenge, most notably England’s Justin Rose, but all faded away as Woodland stuck to his task.

Jun 16th, 2019

Best dressed at the beach

Once upon a time what golfers wore on the course was not something that was talked about much.  This might have something to do with the fact that they wore a standardised uniform of shirt, jumper of varying style and slacks.  Oh, and of course the obligatory golf shoe which usually looked like something your grandad thought was cutting edge.

Jun 16th, 2019

Koepka will make history

I just placed a bet on the US Open. I got odds of just shy of 6/1 on one Mr Brooks Koepka. My heart is with Justin Rose and, if his amazing short game continues, he may well win but my head says that Koepka will come through to make history.

Jun 16th, 2019

US Open – Moving Day

Justin Rose shot a third round 68 to close the gap on leader Gary Woodland to just one shot, with the field a further three shots back. Looming ominously in the pair’s rear-view mirror is one Brooks Koepka who shot a bogey free round of 68 to continue his slow, but continuous, move up the leaderboard.

Jun 15th, 2019

That’s better Jordan!

Jordan Spieth is very much making the headlines at Pebble Beach.  An eventful second round sees him 1 under par overall after making seven birdies and five bogeys and apparently learning a lesson from Thursday by acknowledging that he is the one making the shots!

Jun 15th, 2019

US Open Day 2 Wrap

America’s Gary Woodland shot a 65 to take the lead in the US Open and join Justin Rose and Tiger Woods in the record books with the joint lowest score in a US Open at Pebble Beach. He leads England’s Justin Rose, who added a round of 70 to his own 65, by two shots as they go into the weekend.

Jun 15th, 2019

HOW MUCH IS TOO MUCH

When a set of golf clubs that were once owned by Berkshire Hathaway CEO and legendary investor Warren Buffett sell for nearly $40,000 (approx. £32,000) then you have to wonder if the world has not gone slightly mad, and where we draw the line on how much is too much?

Jun 14th, 2019

You’re the one hitting the ball

Jordan Spieth was having a decent round yesterday. Level par for the first seven holes and all was well with the world, until the par four 8th.  On a hole that requires precision and tidy positioning off the tee, Speith’s tee shot hit the fairway but then rolled too far, ran out of runway and dropped over the cliff edge.