Oct 19th, 2017
The one and only Gary Player gives us the chance to punch him in the stomach and tells us what's wrong with the world...
The one and only Gary Player gives us the chance to punch him in the stomach and tells us what's wrong with the world...
The PGA Tour will kick off on 11 June with the Charles Schwab Challenge in Texas. However, players and caddies returning to the USA for the tour face the headache of 14 days in isolation due to the strict quarantine rules in place in the USA.
The LPGA announced its revised calendar for 2020 on Wednesday with a planned return to play at the Dow Great Lakes Bay Invitational in Michigan on 15th July. There will also be more cash available due to increases in the purses for many of the events. Players will compete for an average of nearly $2.7 million per event.
The LPGA has announced the movement of the Evian Championship to 6th to 9th August, the week before the Aberdeen Standard Investments Ladies Scottish Open. At the same time, the signs are that both the R&A and USGA will announce the postponement of the Open and US Open in the coming week.
It came as no surprise when on Friday the LPGA announced the postponement of three more tournaments. What was not expected was that the LPGA has set a date for the ANA Inspiration, which is to take place between 10th and 13th September.
The Players' Championship in Florida is cancelled and no further tournaments will be played up until the Valero Texas Open. The announcement came from Tour saying it was " the right thing to do for our players and our fans is to pause."
The LPGA has announced it is postponing three tournaments amid the fears over the Coronavirus pandemic, including the first major on the 2020 golf calendar, the ANA Inspiration.
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.
Ok as nobody else seems to be doing it, I am going to come out and defend the seemingly indefensible, or at the very worst add a bit of perspective. Hank Hainey made a pretty unwise statement and was clearly mistaken in taking what might be described as ‘locker room humour’ to the airways. But, was he being ‘racist, xenophobic, and sexist’ as stated by the PGA Tour’s lawyers?
It looks like the PGA Tour are moving to close down the debate on the Patrick Reed saga. Rumours have it that Cameron Smith has been admonished by the PGA Tour for his outspoken comments on Patrick Reed's behaviour at the Hero World Challenge.
With all due respect to Rory McIlroy, Tiger Woods et al we think the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) were spot on in voting for Brooks Koepka as Player of the Year for 2019. Koepka’s performance at the four majors was undeniable impressive – to win one, finish second in two and tie fourth in the other is quite some feat.
World number one, Jin Young Ko was the runaway winner of the Golf Writers Association of America (“GWAA”) Female Player of the Year. The South Korean star was the overwhelming choice with Nelly Korda way back in second place.
No one can ignore the terrible fires ravaging Australia and to help in the relief efforts of those affected by the fires, a number of LPGA players including the Korda sisters, Marina Alex, Australian Sarah Kemp and England’s Charlotte Thomas, have publicised that they will be making a donation.
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.
The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) and the Ladies European Tour (LET) today announced that they will unite in a joint venture partnership to push women's professional golf to new heights in Europe and around the world. The combination of the LET's European expertise and relationships in the region, with the LPGA's global strength and worldwide exposure, and their shared vision for the future of women's professional golf and growth of the game, provides the core ingredients to ignite a tour loaded with upside potential.
Victor Perez became the first French winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the event, winning by one shot from England’s Matthew Southgate at St Andrews. Whilst, at the same time, Rory McIlroy, finishing tied for 26th place complains to the BBC that the European Tour is too easy.
England’s Matthew Southgate and Victor Perez of France take a two shot lead into the final round at the Old Course, St Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Perez shot his second 64 of the week at Kingsbarns Golf Links to move to twenty under and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Southgate who birdied his final hole at St Andrews to card a 65.
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.
The Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson delivered another first-time winner when Sebastian Munoz saw off 2019 Rookie of the Year, Sungjae Im, on the first hole of a playoff. It was the Columbian’s first tour victory and follows the win by Joaquin Niemann of Chile at last week’s win at the A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.
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.
There was lots of concern that the new format of the Tour Championship was going to result in the FedEx Cup leader running away with things and there being a lack of drama at East Lake Golf Club over the last big weekend for the PGA Tour. Well things didn’t really work out like that as Justin Thomas, Xander Schauffele and Brooks Koepka all start day two tied on 10 under with Rory just one behind.
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 finale of the PGA Tour season is upon us and already we have a leaderboard in the race for that crazy payout of $15 million to the winner. Thirty men, honourable and true, will tee it up at the East Lake Golf Club just outside Atlanta with dollar signs in their eyes. Justin Thomas already leads by two, crazy we know but then again, the whole thing is.
South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim holds a one-shot lead over compatriot Sung Hyun Park heading into day four of the Evian Championship. Indeed, Kim has no shortage of company from home as five of the top six players are from South Korea with the only interloper being Shanshan Feng of China.
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.
How do you come back from blowing a seven shot lead in a major? Well, fortunately for Brooks Koepka it is a question that he will not have to answer. Staring down the barrel of the gun and the biggest collapse in golf major history, Koepka dug deep, held his nerve and took the title.
Tiger Woods, in his first outing since his Masters victory will be teeing it up with Francesco Molinari and title holder, Brooks Koepka, for the opening two rounds of this week’s US PGA Championship.
After the debacle of last year when no broadcaster wanted the 4th major of the 2018 season and you had to find some obscure Facebook page set up by Eleven Sport to watch it, Sky will be showing this year’s event from Bethpage Black.
CT Pan became only the second players from Chinese Taipei, or Taiwan as it is better known, to win on the PGA Tour and the first since 1987 when TC Chen won the Genesis Open. The diminutive Pan held his nerve over the final few holes to take the crown and earn himself a $1.2 million pay day.
Great to see Rory McIlroy winning the Players Championship last week. Our selection Tommy Fleetwood led well into the final round but faded to finish 5th. Two televised events this week but the EuropeanTour event low key so we concentrate on the Valspar Championship on PGA tour.
PGA Catalunya Resort, one of Europe’s finest golf experiences, today begins a year-long celebration to mark the 20th anniversary of its iconic Stadium Course, the No.1* ranked layout in Spain for the last seven years.
It's the biggest purse in world golf and after watching the players go through the grinder all weekend you can't help but think they earned every cent.
Tommy Fleetwood and Keegand Bradley lead the way going into day two on -7. Rory is two back while Matt Wallace and Ian Poulter sit at -3. Day one highlights and Fridat tee times here...
It's the Players Championship this week at TPC Sawgrass - check out these Top 10 Putts on the infamous 17th hole with shots from Tiger, Bubba and more.
Step forward Rickie, Bryson and Gary Woodland...
It's Tiger Time!! Here are all the tee times for Thursday at The Players Championship, Sawgrass...
One of Europe’s most high-profile golfers Paul Lawrie OBE will be taking part in this year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
The great players won everything right? Well, not the USPGA they didn't. The USPGA proved elusive for many serial major winners. Here's the Top 7 players never to win the PGA.
The 2019 Honda Classic proved to be an early season highlight for Mizuno – with winner Keith Mitchell just one of four players using Mizuno irons to hold a share of the lead on the final day.
Park's 6th career LPGA victory is the first global win for TaylorMade's all-new Spider X putter, and the 3rd for M5 & M6 Drivers featuring the company’s Injected Twist Face technology.
The R&A and the USGA have provided two clarifications to Rule 10.2b(4) regarding restrictions on caddies standing behind players which take immediate effect.
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
The son of Gary Player, Wayne Player, has been arrested due to an incident involving a house rental at the 2018 Masters.
This has made our week at GolfPunk. Gary Woodland, we salute you. And Amy Bockerstette, you a star!
The British Speedgolf Pairs Championships will take place on Saturday 8 June, at Sweetwoods Park Golf club, a parkland course bordering East Sussex, Kent and West Sussex.
Today, PUMA Golf announced a multi-year partnership with celebrated PGA Tour professional Gary Woodland that will see him wearing PUMA Golf apparel, footwear and accessories on the course.
Galvin Green has boosted the line-up of global ambassadors for the 2019 season with the addition of proven Tour winners to wear its premium apparel.
Farleigh Golf Club has cemented its standing as a prime venue for professional tournaments after its selection as host of the PGA Fourball Championship for both 2019 and 2020.
Ryder Cup legend and two-time Masters Champion José María Olazábal has become the latest recipient of the PGAs of Europe Lifetime Achievement Award.
That's just showing off. Gary Woodland hit the shot of his life at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday.
Happy New Year to all GolfPunk followers. Just the one event this week in Hawaii, it’s a small but select field in which I do fear the two favourites, DustinJohnson and Jon Rahm the biggest hitters in the field but with wind forecast I think and hope there is value to be had elsewhere??? 9 points risked.
The 2019 PGA Tour promises to be one of the most exciting ones in recent history. With players like Tiger Woods, Jon Rahm and Justin Rose leading the way, the Tour is star-packed from top to bottom. But, besides the big names, there are also several players you should keep your eye one this year.
One of Europe’s most popular golf and leisure destinations, Lumine Mediterránea Beach & Golf Community, is kicking off the new year in Spain by inviting PGA Professionals and amateur golfers from across Europe for two exciting tournaments.
David Lipsky has won the Alfred Dunhill Championship with a bag full of TaylorMade product.
PGA Catalunya Resort, home of Spain’s No1 course*, has today unveiled its new and upgraded golf academy, The Golf Hub, which integrates the latest state-of-the-art tracking technology and social gaming systems to create a fun, social and accessible approach to improving performance.VV
The SkyCaddie SX500, golf’s hottest new distance measuring device, claimed its latest professional victory this month in the hands of Five Lakes PGA pro Gary Carter and Club Captain Nigel Popper – the SkyCaddie PGA Pro-Captain Challenge 2018 champions.
PGA Tour and Vijay Singh have announced an end to the lawsuit involving VJ’s anti-doping suspension, with a joint statement.
COBRA PUMA GOLF Athlete Lexi Thompson ended the 2018 season on a high note, atop the leaderboard of the CME Group Tour Championship, capturing her 10th career victory. With this win, Thompson is projected to move to number two in the world.
So close last weekend with Danny Lee 109/1 and J J Spaun 76/1 finishing 2nd and 3rd in the Mayakoba Classic In Mexico to Matt Kuchar! Two events this week, the DP world Tour Championship and the RSM Classic.
It's Final Qualifying at the European Tour's Q School at Lumine on Spain's Costa Daurada. Career's are on the line, and it's properly brutal with six rounds of competition golf. Here's how the players prepare themselves for this awesome challenge.
It wasn't just the ghouls and spirits out last night. Stars of the PGA and LPGA were also up to no good. In a good way...
The Staysure Tour has announced that the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship will return to London Golf Club for the second consecutive year from August 1-4, 2019.
Champion Hills is an upscale residential community and home to Champion Hills Golf Club; a year-round facility nestled in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina.
Tiger Woods made an eagle putt from over 27 feet on the par-5 18th hole for a 5-under 65 and a share of the lead with Rickie Fowler in the Tour Championship. Put that in your pipe and smoke it!
One week to go to the Ryder Cup, it should be a thriller!! This week the Portugal Masters and last round of fed ex play off the tour championship
Lexi Thompson crashed out of the Evian Championship on Friday, after making a complete mess of a chip on the 18th, when her ball hardly moved at all.
Tadd Fujikawa has come out as gay in a post on his Instagram account. Hawaii-born Fujikawa (27) who is a Japanese-American golfer 27 made the announcement on World Suicide Prevention Day.
European Ryder Cup players Rory McIlroy, Henrik Stenson, Ian Poulter and Tommy Fleetwood took themselves for a drive at the washed out BMW Championship, and put a call into their Ryder Cup Captain Thomas Bjorn…..
From 13–16 September 120 of the best women golfers will gather high above the banks of Lake Geneva in Évian-les-Bains, France, for the final Major of the season.
It's the BMW Championship and the last chance saloon for anyone wanting to bag Jim Furyk's final wild-card pick for the Ryder Cup 2018.
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 !!
Qualifiers from all over the U.K. & Ireland gathered at Gainsborough Golf Club, home to tournament sponsor PING, for the 2018 American Golf Junior Championship final last weekend.
COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Bryson DeChambeau wins for the second time this season, capturing a Win at The Northern Trust, the first of the FedExCup Playoff Events, catapulting him to the Number 1 position in the FedExCup Rankings.
The 148th Open Championship, which will be staged in Northern Ireland for the first time in 67 years, has sold out!
After two rounds of play at The Northern Trust, Brooks Koepka and Jamie Lovemark are tied for the lead at 10 under par. Here are the top-10 win probabilities according to the PGA Tour's predictive model...
When you meet Jordan Spieth, what strikes you isn’t a win-at-all costs, day-in and day-out grind type of athlete. Calm, cool and unendingly polite, he smiles and introduces himself, a firm handshake belying a lean and lithe 6-foot-1 frame.
The last round has been completed and the final ball has been putted. Marking the end of the 2018 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. In what was once again an incredibly successful week, Nailcote Hall in Warwickshire played host to the four-day event that saw Challenge Tour star, Steven Tiley crowned champion.
Did everyone enjoy watching the golf last night... us, neither... Apparently it was one of the most exciting majors for a long time. Brooks Koepka has now won three of the last six majors!
Here are the final round pairing and tee times for the 100th US PGA Championship from Bellerive GC in St Louis, Missouri.
So we caught up with the big hitting bomber Gary Woodland earlier this month. Here's what he had to say about Scooby Doo, Garth Brooks, and women trouble...
Thunder and lightning halted play at Bellerive last night but not before big-hitting Gary Woodland set a new lowest 36-hole score at the US PGA Championship.
The final major of the year. The BBC didn't want it. Sky didn't want it. BT didn't want it. So there goes your TV licence money, your Sky subscription, your BT cash, the lot. Maybe Dave will make a bid for it next year...
Friday tee times for the USPGA + day 1 wrap.
Tiger Woods and Rory McIlroy will play alongside title holder Justin Thomas for the opening two rounds of next week’s US PGA Championship.
We take a look at Bellerive's illustrious history and a flyover of the magnificent course...
Steven Tiley has won this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship following a dramatic final day at Nailcote Hall. Tiley scored -6 on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory and the €50,000 prize that comes with it.
Steve Staunton has won this year’s first Celeb-Am at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Staunton put in a stunning performance on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory with a score of +1 (35). He fought off competition from the likes of ex-Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore and former Strictly judge Len Goodman.
The PGA championship is the last major tournament of the season, soon to be followed by the Fed Ex play offs!! The career grand slam event only achieved by 5 golfers Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, while Bobby Jones won a true golf grand slam in 1930.
Rickie Fowler will be dressed to the nines in PUMA Golf’s Autumn, Winter ’18 collection including fresh, on-trend polos and new P Cap colorways, during the 100th PGA Championship. Rickie will also carry a Limited-Edition COBRA Bag designed with The PGA Championship in mind.
Bryson DeChambeau is ready to tee it up at the final major of the year, decked out each day in PUMA Golf style for the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, Mo.
Philip Golding won the Staysure PGA Seniors Championship as he equalled the course-record with a nine under par round of 63 at London Golf Club.
American Golf and Callaway welcomed Europe’s strongest Long Drive field to Chester Racecourse on Thursday to do battle for the 2018 American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championships.
Fresh from his remarkable performance at The Open, one of golf’s brightest young talents, Sam Locke is set to head to Nailcote Hall for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
The stage is set for the year’s final major. Players will head to the difficult Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis in hopes of raising the Wanamaker Trophy. Today, adidas announced the apparel that players will be wearing as they look to make history at the 100th playing of the PGA Championship.
Bruce Lietzke, the former PGA Tour winner, died on Saturday of brain cancer at the age of 67.
Global golf icons, major championship winners, stars of the modern game and some of the sport's hottest young talents have joined Gary Player at Wentworth to raise almost $105,000 for good causes during the London leg of his world-leading Invitational Series.
A host of the game's greatest golfers will come together for the 2018 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club, London, on 23 July, as the final field is officially confirmed.