Sep 15th, 2015
They're all playing: Rory, Jason, Jordan and Rickie. Who will win? Who will you pick in your team of 10? Reckon you can beat the GolfPunk editorial staff? Come on in and take us on!!
They're all playing: Rory, Jason, Jordan and Rickie. Who will win? Who will you pick in your team of 10? Reckon you can beat the GolfPunk editorial staff? Come on in and take us on!!
I must say as a lefty I am in awe of these young pros who seem to be able to switch around and bomb the ball, playing left-handed. It is well known that lefty-in-chief Phil Mickelson is very handy playing right-handed, but it seems a couple of the world's best can switch round with ease and bomb it!
For those of a certain age and most likely from this side of the pond will see parallels between the move by the proposed Premier Golf League and the World Series Cricket (WSC) competition of the late 1970s. Both ventures share two fundamental drivers, the chance for players to earn more money and access to broadcast rights for the organisers.
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. In an all European clash, Spain's Sergio Garcia took on Sweden's Henrik on the 170 yard par three 16th hole at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club ahead of last weeks Saudi International. As always it made for some amusing viewing.
In the final Hero Challenge of the year South African Erik van Rooyen defeated former Masters Champion Danny Willett. You know the Hero Challenge, it’s the one where 6 top pros compete at target golf, hitting to a floating green out in an expanse of water. The closer to the flag you are the more points you score, with the closest ring being 50 points the next 25, well you get the gist.
Everyone loves Beef Johnson, what’s not to like? He is a lovely chap and is nice to everyone both on and off the course and boy can he play golf. That’s why it was sad to see Beef’s loss of form and subsequently learn that this great bloke from London was struggling mentally. In this, Men’s Mental Health Month, we really enjoyed watching the video of Beef and Tubes, the Soccer AM presenter, playing a few holes and chatting about mental health and other stuff.
Take one tour pro, 500 golf balls and a 165-yard par three hole. The challenge, to make a hole-in-one. The odds of an average golfer making an ace are roughly one in 100,000, while stats suggest a European Tour pro's chances are closer to one in 2,500. Step up Thomas Pieters.
Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Hideki Matsuyama will go head to head in a globally televised skins game, the first in a series of annual competitions staged by GOLFTV. "The Challenge: Japan Skins" will take place on the 21st October ahead of the PGA Tour's Zozo Championship at Accordia Golf Narashino C.C. in Chiba, Japan, and we will not be watching.
Take one bike, one set of clubs, 14 different Open venues and one complete nutter and you have the ‘The Great British Open Challenge’. London-based PGA professional, Luke Willett, he with a famous golfing namesake, is to pedal his way between all the Open venues playing 18 holes at each and cycling with his clubs on his back!
We love a good 14 club challenge at GolfPunk. We’re not very good at them but watching the pro’s go at it is always a scream, especially when they manage to hit the green with a putter or equally unsuitable club!
Danny Willett made a welcome return to form winning the BMW PGA Championship with a comfortable three shot victory after posting a five-under-par 67 on Sunday at Wentworth. Overnight joint leader, John Rahm of Spain struggled to card a 70 whilst South Africa’s Christiaan Bezuidenhout's charge slightly petered out leaving him third.
It was as you were at Wentworth as both overnight leaders shot four-under-par rounds of 68 to extend their lead to three shot over the field. Chasing them are Englishman Justin Rose, South African Christiaan Bezuidenhout, who both carded 69, and India’s Shubhankar Sharma who had one of the round of the day, a six-under 66.
A rejuvenated Danny Willett heads the leaderboard alongside Jon Rahm of Spain on eleven-under-par after day two of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Two shots back sit Sweden’s Henrik Stenson, world number four Justin Rose and Christiaan Bezuidenhout of South Africa.
Matt Wallace is a man in form. Following a third place in the KLM Open in Holland last week he shot a flawless seven under par 65 to take a one stroke lead at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth yesterday. Londoner, Wallace leads Spain’s Joh Rahm and Sweden’s Henrik Stenson by one shot. With Justin Rose a further short back after a five under 67.
Hot on the heels of the success of the ISPS Handa World Invitational Men | Women event in Northern Ireland presented by his Modest! Golf Management outfit Niall Horan has announced he will be teeing it up in the BMW PGA Pro-Am on 18th September at Wentworth. Horan who is a member of the Wentworth Club in Surrey will take to the fairways of his famous home club alongside some of world golf’s biggest names.
The European tour has been pretty creative with its content of late, who can forget the ‘Content Committee’ or Eddie Pepperell’s prank on Matt Wallace. By far our favourite though are the ongoing 14 Club Challenges.
BMW has been confirmed as a Worldwide Partner of The Ryder Cup for Whistling Straits, in Wisconsin, in 2020 and Marco Simone, in Italy, in 2022.
GolfPunk selections at last week's Hong Kong Open finished 3rd Jason Schrivner 37/1, tied 6th Rafa Cabrera Bello 12/1 and Shubhanker Sharma 45/1. Three events this week....
Adri Arnaus shot a final round 69 (-3) to claim a wire-to-wire victory at the Ras Al Khaimah Challenge Tour Grand Final in rhe Unitied Arab Emirates and secure his gradutation to the European Tour for the 2019 season.
Time to stop hitting the cross bar, I am going for value this week more than ever as the top players are under performing??? It looks like Horschel started last week when he withdrew due to Sinusitis !!
Francesco Molinari was the well deserved winner of the BMW PGA Championship as he beat Rory McIlroy with a brilliantly composed final round of 68 to take the title by two shots. And he’s properly played himself into Ryder Cup contention.
Ahead of the BMW PGA Championship, newly named Ryder Cup Vice-Captains Padraig Harrington and Graeme McDowell took on the 14 Club Challenge.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 3 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Who can catch Rory McIlroy????
Wilson Golf has signed an exciting crop of talented young golfers on the European Challenge Tour to play Wilson Staff woods, irons and wedges this season.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 2 at the Heroes Challenge in Albany, the Bahamas. So who is Tiger Woods teeing up with?
The NedBank Challenge has already thrown up a Mongoose versus Cobra fight, and now it is Joost Luiten’s turn to encounter the wildlife at the Gary Player Country Club. But this time it is a crocodile. Play it where it lies?
Ian Baker-Finch was playing golf at Medalist Golf Club in Florida, and Tiger Woods was also out on the range. This is what he made of Tiger’s swing.
"There’s so many people to choose from, it’s a hard one, that’s for sure. I could choose footballers, models, even friends, but I’m going to go for three people with completely different personalities to keep it interesting."
Patrick Reed won the Hero Challenge champion, after defeating Tyrrell Hatton in a tight final at Dundonald Links ahead of the Aberdeen Asset Management Scottish Open.
Argentine Andres Romero picked up seven shots in his last ten holes to win the BMW International Open by one shot.
It's day two at the BMW International Open at Golfclub München Eichenried, and there is now a two–way tie at the top of the leaderboard, whilst Sergio and Henrik are knocking on the door.
Alex Noren pulled out all the stops at the BMW PGA Championship today to win by two shots with a superb course record equalling 62.
On moving day at the BMW Championship the leader board has tightened up, and with the wind getting up, it was an altogether tougher day out there on the newly renovated West course. And it is still anyone's title.
Thomas Pieters set the clubhouse target in round two of the BMW PGA Championship on another glorious day at Wentworth Club.
Damn it all to hell and back, the world's best golfer (sorry DJ, he just is) has pulled out of next week's BMW Championship at Wentworth.
On Tuesday June 21st, GolfPunk is doing the Longest Day Challenge for Macmillan Cancer this summer. We are partnering with COBRA PUMA Golf and Princes Golf Club. Check out the dramas we had last year...
La Manga Club was associated with Severiano Ballesteros at the peak of his career, and the resort will pay further homage by hosting a qualifying event for the 2017 Seve Ballesteros Foundation Challenge charity golf tournament.
FootJoy, the #1 Shoe & Glove in Golf, is giving UK and Ireland golfers the chance to tee it up alongside FJ Brand Ambassador Andrew 'Beef' Johnston with a unique, money–can’t–buy experience at the BMW PGA Championship Pro–Am at Wentworth.
Australia’s six-times PGA Tour title winner imagines a round with Kylie, Sir Les and a violent ex-con by the name of Chopper...
Status Quo will be headlining on Saturday May 27 at the 2017 BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth Club as golf goes all dinosaur again.
Well, stone me with a ticking stick caked in surprise substances.. Has the European Tour joined the 21st century? Kaiser Chiefs to bring house down at BMW, Wentworth. I predict a significant upgrade from Mike & The Mechanics...
Grab the bunting, alert the authorirties and put the cat out... World Number 2 Rory McIlroy has confirmed he will grace us with his prescence at the BMW Wentworth 25th May, 2017.
Rory McIlroy has confirmed his participation in the first Rolex Series event, the 2017 BMW PGA Championship, which will be staged to the revamped Wentworth Club from May 25–28.
David Law’s eagle at the Terre dei Consoli Open has been voted the 2016 European Challenge Tour Shot of the Year.
The Bryan Brothers have found time to do their own version of the Bottle Flip Challenge. Here you go.....
G–Mac is launching his own Golf Fantasy Experience. Is this the ultimate golfer's Christmas present?
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.
The 'Bottle Flip Challenge' has been running amok on the interweb. Here's a golfer's version, and we are impressed – seriously impressed!
The European Tour have got in on the #MannequinChallenge and have absolutely nailed it.
Jeunghun Wang shot a third-round 64 to take a three-shot lead at the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa.
Victor Dubuisson almost lost his golf ball in unusual circumstances as he was stopped in his tracks by a mongoose invasion at the Nedbank Golf Challenge.
We know the Challenge Tour players are good - but are any of them good enough to nail a flopshot into a stack of Bridgestone tyres? FInd out here.
Dustin Johnson looked scary good in winning the BMW Championship. Pole position to win the FedEx Cup.
Here's the take away from Day 3 at the BMW. In the third round of the BMW, Dustin Johnson put the foot down on the back nine, finishing with 4 birdies in the last 5 holes to take a 3-shot lead going into the final round. Check out the video here.
Bridgestone is seriously getting into golf, and was the title sponsorship of its own Bridgestone Challenge golf event in Oxfordshire. Here’s what occurred.
One of English golf’s most spectacular destinations is preparing to host its first European Challenge Tour Event.
Up to 10,000 golf fans are expected to descend upon a prestigious Oxfordshire resort in August, when the resurrection of a high-profile English tournament takes place, courtesy of Bridgestone.
The Grove has teamed up with Titleist and The European Tour, to create a unique birdie challenge as part of the build up to the 2016 British Masters supported by Sky Sports, which takes place from October 13-16.
One of the OG GolfPunk's against the World came through for his first win in ten years yesterday on the Challenge Tour at the SSE Scottish Hydro Challenge hosted by Macdonald Hotels and Resorts.
All the best moments from the BMW PGA Championship
James Morrison won his second BMW in four years after acing the par three 14th hole in the fourth round of the BMW PGA Championship.
One Direction's Niall Horan teed it up at his pal Rory's Dubai Duty Free Irish Open (Try saying that after five pints and a lamb kebab – Ed) pro am on Wednesday.
Callaway Apparel is showcasing its Spring Summer 2016 collection at The BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth next week. Here's a sneak preview of what their players will be wearing.
Gloria Golf Club has been chosen as the host of the 2017 Turkish Airlines Challenge Tour event for the third successive year, as golf tourism continues to flourish in Turkey.
Modest! Golf Management have announced that they are the 2016 official golf management partner for the Northern Ireland Open at Galgorm Castle Golf Club this July.
It's Fantasy Golf Challenge time, and your chance to win a Golf Buddy LR5 Laser range finder. So get your picks done now.
Could the BMW PGA Championship be at risk as Wentworth residents go to war with clubs owners and the European Tour?
Nic Coward was the general secretary of the Premier League until 2015, and has now been appointed as the independent chairman of the England Golf Partnership. His remit is to help grow the game.
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The Blue Monster, Doral... bring it on! Join our Fantasy Challenge and you can win a Golf Buddy GPS watch. It's fun and you'll most likely trounce us lot!!
It's Riviera Time again. The Northern Trust Open ast Pacific Palisades in California. Here's our weekly & monthly Fantasy League Challenge. It's Free! Tuck In Guys!!
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Residents and members of Wentworth are threatening to disrupt the BMW Championship, the flagship event of the European Tour, as the battle with the new Chinese owners heats up.
Allright so he's not a real budgerigar but he is leading the BMW Masters and his name – Lucas Bjerregaard – sounds a lot like budgerigar and, well, it's Friday morning and we're all a bit over excited about the weekend.
Thai golfing legend Thongchai Jaidee shot a 66 to take the lead at the BMW Masters. The former Paratrooper is one shot in front of Bjerregaard, Byeong-hun An and Sergio Garcia at the Lake Malaren Golf Club.
Danny Willettt did himself no favours in Shanghai in his chase for Rory McIlroy’s top spot in the Race to Dubai rankings.
With the Golf Spiv still AWOL it looks like it's up to Golfhacker to highlight the ones to watch at the BMW Masters in China. He tipped Russell Knox to fight back and suggested that Danny Willett could come back despite his 100/1 odds on Friday.
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It's on and Editor Tim has made his picks. They include Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan and Tony Finau. Reckon you can beat that? Dive on in.
Stylish golfer Robert Rock gives us the low down on who would be his fantasy four-ball and why...
Take on the GolfPunk staff at this week's Tour Championship Fantasy Challenge and win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch. Or just ignore us and play anyway
Jason Day had a nice stroll in the park today. No one came anywhere near challenging, and he won with a totally comfortable six shot victory over Daniel Berger. It was more about who would be going to the Tour Championship. Here's who.
Here are the final day pairings and tee times for the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms, Illionois.
Here are the day 2 pairings and tee times for the BMW. Round one still needs to be completed, but here's the official listings. Add 6 hours for UK. Should be another cracker. And how will Jason finish his round? Can't wait..
We’ll start our round up of today’s play at the BMW at Conway Farms GG, Illinois with a look at the top of the table. But we think there is a lot of drama that’s lurking further down the leader board.
Five days after this encounter, Ben An won the BMW at Wentworth and a cheque for loads of cash. We're not saying Valdy is 100% responsible but it's pretty obvious Ben wouldn't have won without this radical pep-talk...
So here we go with the FedExCup. First up is the Barclays. Last year's winner was Hunter Mahan: Gonna put him in your team?
Tiger's playing the Wyndham and you can get him in your Fantasy Team for just 5 points (you have 100 to spend on 10 players). Prizes weekly so you don't have to sign up forever! And it's 100% Free.
Pick your 10 players for the PGA at Whistling Straits. Get your pals to join the league and show em who's the boss!! Weekly and monthly prizes include two dozen Vice golf balls and a Golf Buddy GPS watch.
Congratulations to our monthly winners for July. Mark Darby, our overall winner, gets a Golf Buddy GPS watch. The prize of 24 Vice golf balls goes to Mark Darby. Congrats guys. NOW... Here's the first of August's Challenges. Same prizes apply. Click Here To Sign Up It's Free!
Your chance to win a Golf Buddy GPS Watch and 2 dozen Vice Golf Balls. Pick your 10 players now and get in amongst the action.
With Rory out of the picture, who are your 10 picks to win the Open? Join the fun here.
Last day brilliance from Pablo wins the BMW.
Here's a quick snap shot of Day One
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Nick Dougherty chills out with a fourball so cool he’ll need an icepick instead of a 9-iron. Fairway fun with Jennifer Aniston, John Travolta and Steve McQueen....
Charley takes the GP Biscuit Tin Challenge and sudddenly it's all cats, dogs, bar fights, getting dumped and Oasis...
Wilson Golf has launched a D7 iron Challenge, inviting golfers from major markets in Europe to put their own 7-iron up against its new Wilson Staff model to see how much more distance they can gain.
Three golfers. An iconic ocean liner. One unique challenge.