Oct 30th, 2015
A sideways look at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with Sidekick Southwell... Starring Adam Scott, Jason Gore and Justin Thomas...
A sideways look at the CIMB Classic in Malaysia with Sidekick Southwell... Starring Adam Scott, Jason Gore and Justin Thomas...
The gods were smiling on Justin Thomas in Hawaii on Sunday. Two clear, with three to go it looked like he had the Tournament of Champions in the bag. However, two sloppy bogies in his last three holes saw him have to win a play-off against Patrick Reed and defending champion Xander Schauffele.
There were lots of hugs and high fives as Team USA fought back from a 10-8 deficit to win the Presidents Cup, once again, by a score of 16-14. That huge smile we saw after Wood’s victory at Augusta was back and the there was obvious emotion in the US Captain’s voice when talking after his team’s victory.
We love Carnoustie. It’s probably one of the bestest courses in the UK, forget that the World! So, what better venue for a ‘Round of a Lifetime’ for one Edward Johnson from Massachusetts, U S of A.
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.
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
In near perfect conditions at Royal Liverpool, team USA showed their class in turning an overnight deficit of two points into a resounding victory by a score of 15½ to 10½. Having clinched the morning foursomes by 2½ to 1½, the American crushed the home side in the singles 8-2.
We often read about how a club has been designed for the tour players and is now being released to us mere mortals and, to be honest, it sells a great idea that by adding said stick to our bag will result in us playing like Brooks, Tiger or Rory. Sadly, in real life this is rarely the case so the idea that Cleveland have launched their CBX2 wedges with the majority of golfers in mind is a refreshing change of pace.
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.
Matt Wallace of England retained his lead of the British Masters at a windy Hillside. However, he was looking over his shoulder as the tournament host, Tommy Fleetwood, closed to within three shots. Fleetwood, who at one point trailed Wallace by nine shots, played the last eight holes in five under to close the gap to just three.
Matt Wallace, saw a return to form to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the British Masters at Hillside. Wallace’s new approach to the game, including the hiring of fitness expert Dr Steve McGregor, appears to be paying dividends as he added a 67 to his opening 65.
The unlikely pairing of John Rahm of Spain and America’s Ryan Palmer saw off the challenge of Rahm’s countryman Segio Garcia and Britain’s Tommy Fleetwood to lift the Zurich Classic trophy. The pairing that came together after Palmer’s original partner Jordan Speith pulled out and Rahm’s would be partner, Wesley Bryan, was out with a shoulder injury.
It is now some two weeks since Tiger’s historical victory in The Masters and the frenzy that went with it. CT Pan’s win at the Heritage was impressive but taking nothing away from CT, the event did suffer somewhat from a Masters’ hangover. So, what is there to wet us golf lovers’ appetite this week? That will be the Zurich Classic Team event
It's Masters Monday and to celebrate here we bring you the Top 20 Masters Dramas Ever...
Whistling Straits better brace itself for an Irish Invasion after Padraig Harrington was confirmed European Captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup...
We've given an avid GolfPunk reader the opportunity to try out and review the new Shot Scope V2. This is what he discovered.....
Part 2: Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time: Numbers 15-11: From Mickelson's Tiger Trump to Michael Jordan's Gangster Problem
Two events this week, the Nedbank from South Africa and Mayakoba from Mexico, part of the PGA tour.
Jordan Spieth was two months old the last time Team USA won the Ryder Cup on European soil, when Tom Watson led the Americans to a 15-13 victory over Europe in England. But now he's playing in his third Ryder Cup and will be coming properly suited and booted.
The GolfPunk guide to the best in the business when it comes to splitting fairways...
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
Good to be back with a winner last week as Webb Simpson at 80/1 wins the Players Championship at Sawgrass. The European event this week is the Belgium knockout hosted by Thomas Pieter's and his wife, it's too much of a novelty event to get involved with, so we concentrate on the Byron Nelson in the USA.
You might have to live and work in London, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t make a quick escape to get your sticks out. Here are five of our favourite courses that are all within the M25.
The GolfPunk Masters Quiz Take 2!!!
Wilson Staff, the pioneering brand in low compression golf ball technology, has completely re-designed the construction of its popular DX2 Soft and DX3 Soft Spin balls to enhance their performance for the 2018 season.
PUMA Golf introduces its new Women’s Spring Summer 2018 apparel collection, characterised by stunning patterns, on-trend styles and new shape-flattering, PWRSHAPETM technologies.
Medieval caves, dumpsters and giraffes... try playing through that lot
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.
PING has revealed details of its 2017 Autumn/Winter apparel ranges, launching the brand’s most technologically advanced men’s and ladies performance collections to date.
Have you got your money on Hideki Matsuyama? No, me neither.
They're under starter's orders and primed to give us a golf festival like no other. Ok, so they're actually still practicing but the tee times have been announced and we're as excited as a pig in a rucksack here at GP Towers...
They're off! Check the leaderboard without even leaving the site...
Bryson DeChambeau, the golf scientist, has won the John Deere Classic in Illinois and with it a place in this week's The Open.
The 2019 Solheim Cup will take place from the 13th to 15th September 2019 as the prestigious biennial contest between Europe and USA heads to the world–famous PGA Centenary Course at Gleneagles in Perthshire.
FootJoy has announced details of its 2017 men’s performance spikeless shoe range.
The ticket application for next year's Masters is already live. Here’s how you can book your tickets, or rather enter the lottery.
#sb2k17 is a go go, as Spring Break capering begins.
Day 2 of the Masters is now underway. Here are the full tee times and pairings for today's play.
Lee Westwood is once again aiming for Masters glory and Flannels, the luxury fashion retailer, has highlighted its appreciation of high–end clothing by placing a £2 million price tag on the tournament’s famous green jacket.
Tradition meets Innovation as Piltdown Golf Club welcomes the Open Speedgolf event for 2017.
This week sees the first women’s golf major of the year at the ANA Inspiration at Mission Hill Country Club, Rancho Mirage. But how are Britain’s leading contenders shaping up?
A Lancashire golf club that closed down last year has now become a dumping ground in which waste is higher than the roof of the former clubhouse, and not a footgolf course as intended.
Bushnell Golf has launched its most advanced laser rangefinder to date, the Pro X2. Here's the spec.
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.
The HotelPlanner.com PGA EuroPro Tour will pay a £250,000 bonus if a player can win four tournaments on the 2017 schedule.
SMS INC. have confirmed that the average number of rounds of golf played across the England, Wales and Scotland during the final quarter of 2016 is up 10% on the 4th quarter 2015.
Callaway has today unveiled its 2017 Footwear Collection, which blends performance–enhancing design features with a host of innovative styles and striking colours for men and women.
Emergency services in Florida captured a massive 10 1/2–foot Burmese python spotted by school kids near an abandoned golf course.
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?
Callaway has announced its 2016 financial results today, and they are clearly on a roll.
Strong winds have delivered the second major blow to the Dubai Desert Classic after Tiger Woods' earlier withdrawal
U.S. Amateur champion Curtis Luck has signed with IMG for worldwide management and marketing representation.
Here's a video which shows every single shot Tiger hit in this opening round at the Farmers Insurance at Torrey Pines. So if you need your Tiger fix, here it is.
Skechers Performance Division™ have today announced the launch of their new 2017 GO GOLF shoe collection.
Callaway has today announced its full golf ball line–up for 2017, including a new addition to the Chrome Soft line, the Chrome Soft X, which offers soft feel with Tour–level distance, workability and control.
Glide your way out of trouble with Ping's new Glide 2.0 wedges. They sure play a mean spin ball...
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.
adidas Golf has launched its Spring / Summer collection for 2017 with an emphasis on bold colours and strking design to keep it cool this season.
TaylorMade has reinforced it's industry-leading Tour Staff with the first signings of 2017. And there are some big names joining the team!
Poults is knocking on the door of 41, and has had a tough old time of it for the past 18 months. But he has positive plans for 2017 and beyond.
We don't know about you, but we want to hit the ball further. From watching Jason, Dustin and Rory rip it off the tee, to seeing Lucas Dornan drive it 380 yards on the regular, distance matters. Here's a round up of 2017's best drivers.
Can TaylorMade top the M2 driver? We think they might have managed it. Meet the new 2017 M2.
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.
According to a report from the Guardian, it appears that golf's tenure as an Olympic sport is about to be extended.
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?
Did you know.. the USA have actually won the Ryder Cup and not all that long ago either. When Paul Azinger went up against Nick Faldo in 2008, he took his lead from navy seals. This is what happened...
A 130-year-old golf course in Lichfield has been saved from closure by a plan that will offset the routing of the HS2 railway through the middle of the golf course.
Beef wants to go on a lads' holiday. It's just that the lads happen to be Rickie Fowler, Jordan Spieth, Smylie Kaufman, and Justin Thomas. #SB2K17 baby!!!
Mallet putters are slowly taking over the tours, here are Cleveland's three new TFi 2135 mallet models for 2017.
When I first heard that golf was going to be back for the 2016 Olympics I genuinely thought it was fantastic news, a massive opportunity for the sport to make a big and sudden impact on the game. Finally here was an chance to showcase the great game to the entire world.
Last night wasn't a total washout, check out the best of yesterday's action from the third round of the PGA Championship...
It's time for the last major of 2016. Here's our USPGA quiz. Quite easy this one...
We asked them if we could play at The Open. They said “Don’t be ridiculous.” “But we’re GolfPunk, the golf website for the re . . .” “We know who you are,”they said,“but we’ve got the world’s biggest golf event to organise.” “Fine,” we said,“be like that.”
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?
JFK's fall out shelter, a Stalanist ringer, Johnny Cash & a witch's curse...
Ever wonder what the Head of R&D at Callaway does all day? Well, on this particular day, Alan Hocknell was picking up a coveted Staunchie in Orlando. Putter Of The Year is the Odyssey Works Tank Cruiser!
David Silvers, MD of TalyorMade adidas Europe gets very excited at the Staunche Awards presentation. But not about his award!
This is great. adidas Golf receive the award for Golf Shoe Of The Year with super-awesome-excitedness!!
A golf club that will be effectively annihilated by the £43 billion high-speed HS2 route is to be given a new state-of-the-art course.
An American tycoon has given £2 million to Scottish charities because he fell in love with the country’s golf courses.
2014-2015 PGA Tour Rookie of the Year and TaylorMade Tour staff professional Daniel Berger has been officially named brand ambassador for myRoundPro.
TomTom has unveiled the ultra-slim TomTom Golfer 2, a GPS Watch designed to help golfers improve their game by using automatic shot detection to give detailed post-round analysis.
This week the Olympic Golf Course in Rio de Janeiro played host to it’s first test event, The Aquece Rio Golf Challenge, and whilst the main PGA Tour players could not be persuaded to attend the one day event, Brazil’s top nine golfers were there to christen the course. Here's the verdict!
We wrote about Steven Bowditch’s final round last night, where he shot a plus 12 to finish 37 over for the tournament, but just how poor a performance it was is just sinking in.
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.
The votes are in and have all been counted and verified... straps yourselves in and let the chapmagne flow!!!
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.