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Mar 12th, 2020 Article

Coronavirus chaos for European Tour

Whether we think it is an overreaction or not, it is looking like a chaotic outlook for the golf calendar as a result of the Coronavirus. Two further European Tour have been postponed and add in the President Trump travel ban and the future for European golfers in particular is looking dim.

Mar 11th, 2020 Article

Bryson speeding up

Before you get too excited it is Bryson DeChambeau’s ball speed that is going north rather than his pace around the paddock! The man who spent the majority of the off-season pumping iron showed off the results of that work ahead of the Player’s Championship.

Mar 10th, 2020 Article

Why Paige Spiranac hates golf

We love Paige Spiranac, she is not only a good golfer but she also speaks her mind. Her Podcast ‘Playing a Round’ is well worth a listen and in her most recent one she takes a shot at golf and the hypocrisy within the game.

Mar 10th, 2020 Article

Coronavirus spectre looms over Masters

Italy has just gone into lockdown and around the world sports events are starting to be impacted by the Coronavirus crisis. All golf events cancelled to date have been mainly in Asia but now Europe and the USA are beginning to take action to stem the spread of the virus. The Masters is only a month away, and the signs are not promising.

Mar 9th, 2020 Article

Manic Monday

It’s Manic Monday, so here is a very quick round up of all the results and stories from the weekend on the, PGA Tour, European Tour, LPGA and Women’s European Tour. 

Mar 9th, 2020 Article

PGA TOUR announces landmark media deal

PGA TOUR has announced an expansive media rights deal that brings in ESPN with its streaming services alongside incumbent broadcasters CBS and NBC. The deal aims to increase the reach with more video content reaching a broader audience.

Mar 8th, 2020 Article

Golf Channel moving home

The Golf Channel has decided to up sticks and move its base from Orlando, Florida to Stamford, Connecticut, home of its parent company Comcast. The irony will not be missed by many that the news started to leak out during the Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill. Palmer was one of the founders of the Golf Channel some 25 years ago.

Mar 8th, 2020 Article

Golf legends awarded Medal of Freedom

Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player will receive the highest honour a civilian can receive from President Trump at a ceremony on 23rd March. Sorenstam learned of the honour last year after a game of golf where she and Senator Lindsey Graham took on Gary Player and President Trump.

Mar 7th, 2020 Article

So good so bad

We've all been there. One day we play great golf, nailing the drives and holing putts from everywhere, and the next – well complete rubbish.  This phenomenon, however, is not purely an affliction of the amateur golfer as demonstrated by Matt Every who shot the lights out in round one of the Arnold Palmer invitational with a bogey-free seven-under-par 65 only to go out on Friday and shoot 83 and miss the cut!

Mar 7th, 2020 Article

How Do We Beat It is back for 2020

Prostate cancer claims the life of one man every 45 minutes! That is one very scary statistic and one that made the GolfPunk team sit up and listen. We looked it up and found that prostate cancer is the most common cancer in males in the UK, accounting for 26% of all new cancer cases. So, we are supporting the How Do We Beat It event if for no other reason than to support the charity Prostate Cancer UK.

Mar 6th, 2020 Article

Scott Piercy rues use of social media

What did Scott Piercy think when he chose to share social media posts which at best one could describe as controversial? Surely he realised in this day and age that such views might not sit well with the public? Clearly not and it will hurt him in the pocket as sponsors start to distance themselves from the player.

Mar 5th, 2020 Article

Paige Spiranac on nude picture scandal

GolfPunk favourite Paige Spiranac has spoken out about the horrendous experience of having an explicit private photograph leaked to the world. The 26-year-old who has a social media following of two million-odd people sent the picture to a man she was dating, but he decided to do the dirty when they broke up.