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 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."
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.
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.
Welcome back to part two of our Friday Fitness feature as the GolfPunk team get back to working on improving their waistline and their game! This time we are going for the current GP Team's favourite exercise and one that has ramped up the competitive tension at GolfPunk Towers.
Welcome to GolfPunk’s latest regular feature - Fitness Friday - where we detail the exercises the team are doing in an effort to get both golf fit and ready for the looming summer golf tour where, god forbid, shorts maybe the order of the day!
Time to maximise the extreme and re-organise the envelope!
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...
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!
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.
That's just showing off. Gary Woodland hit the shot of his life at the Sony Open in Hawaii on Friday.
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.
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.
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…..
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...
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.
Justin Thomas is the only US Ryder Cup player who has made it over the pond to play the French Open at Le Golf National in Paris, the home of this year's Ryder Cup. Taking one for the team?
We've been looking back at some of the read stories from 2017, and there was a lot of interest from our readers on this feature on the best better player irons of 2017. Here it is for you to enjoy again. Check out the best better player irons for 2018. Small irons have got forgiving...
This one could run and run. And the run some more. Were DQ'd college teams actually instructed to play from the wrong tee?
Webb Simpson got the job done today at the Players with an unflapperable one over round of 73 to beat Jason Dufner, Charl Schwartzel, Xander Schauffele and Jimmy Walker by four shots. But Tiger Woods had a proper crack at it, before faltering on his back nine, whilst Brooks Koepka equalled the course record, on a fascinating final day.
Barring a miracle or a total meltdown, it is pretty much safe to say that Webb Simpson has this one in the bag, as he shoots a four under 68 to extend his lead to seven shots.
Webb Simpson has surely got it wrapped up, right? But what if Tiger or Jordan take off like they did yesterday? It could be an amazing day. Tee times and R3 highlights right here...
Webb Simpson was playing the round of his lifetime at the Players Championship - until the 17th bared its teeth.....
3rd round tee times and pairings for The Players at Sawgrass.
Golf's '5th major' is here. Tee times and pairings... Tiger with Rickie and Phil...
It’s the Players Championships in the USA; I haven’t tipped Tiger Woods but I feel he is close to winning soon.
Melissa Reid has spoken out about how some Ladies European Tour players are having to take part time jobs to survive.
It's almost time for the Players Championship, and here's Rickie Fowler taking the P is for Players Challenge. See how Rickie gets on......
adidas Golf has announced the polos to be worn by the world’s top players – defending champion Sergio Garcia, world No. 1 Dustin Johnson and world No. 3 Jon Rahm – who will be making their way around the course in Augusta next week in search of a win at the year’s first major.
Following the introduction of several new players, a new title sponsor in Staysure and brand-new tournaments around the globe, the European Senior Tour is on the rise, with the Farmfoods European Senior Masters one of the newest events on the map.
Gary Woodland finally gets over the line after a painful year with playofff victory at the Phoenix. PLUS shots of the day...
Fire up the medicine ball guys, it's time for action...
The PGA has suspended Brad Fritsch for three months after he reporting the use of a banned substance, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
Louis Oosthuizen may have one of the best swings in golf, but at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open at the end of this month his football skills will also be tested when he and three fellow professionals take on four former legends of Liverpool Football Club in a game of FootGolf.
A total of 146 players won at least $1 million in prize money during the 2016-17 season between the PGA Tour and European Tour, according to Golf Week.
There's nothing worse than getting down the golf links and finding out your glutes are misfiring. Ask Tiger Woods, he had that trouble for years. Anyway, never fear because Maria is here and she's going to put you straighter than a Henrik Stenson 3-wood off the tee...
We all know golf is hard. But when the golfing gods are not on your side, then it just gets a whole lot harder. Here's a Web.com Tour player trying to make his PGA Tour card, when a leaf gets blown into his ball, sending it way off course.
Matthew Fitzpatrick, Bernd Wiesberger and Danny Willett will join Lee Westwood under the lights when the Hero Challenge returns to the British Masters later this month.
It is Walker Cup time again, as the United States take on GB&I at the Los Angeles Country Club. Here are our favourite Top 8 Walker Cup players who went on to tour success, and one who did not.
Stacy Lewis will donate any winnings she makes at the Cambia Portland Classic to the victims of Hurricane Harvey, and the motivation seems to be working.
Here we have it. GolfPunk's definitive Top 5 Best Players Who Just Kept Coming Up Short... Lord have mercy on their tortured souls...
They might not thank us for reminding them but these guys, no matter how successful they were, no matter how much cash they made, never quite got over the line to join that elite club known as... Major Winners....
Gary Player's been up to his tricks again, and this time it's a back flip into the sea from a boat. For Sir GP age is just a number.
Broke Hill Golf Club has changed the fortunes of an amateur golfer literally dogged by bad luck.
It's the third women’s major of the year next week, hard on the heels of the KPMGA PGA Championship, and controversially it will be taking place at Trump Bedminster in New Jersey. And there's at least one player hoping for a Presidential no–show.
Rory McIlroy has done a stellar job with the Irish Open, and the field this year is without a shadow of a doubt the best ever. But where are the Americans?
It was an excellent weekend for Martin Laird, as his third place at the Quicken Loans National earned him a handsome $482,800 and a place in The Open.
A stellar field of Major winners, icons of the game and Tour professionals will participate in the 2017 Berenberg Gary Player Invitational at Wentworth Club in London on July 23 and 24.
The feud between Gary Player and Robert Trent Jones Junior has flared up again, after a recent interview in GolfDigest with RTJJ.
Chan Kim of the US, Michael Hendry of New Zealand, Adam Bland of Australia and KT Kim of South Korea have earned places in The 146th Open after qualifying at the Mizuno Open in Japan on Sunday.
Wow. South Korean Si-woo Kim became the youngest ever winner of the Players Championship after a sublime final round 69 saw him over the line.
Why do they call it Moving Day? No one actually moves any differently from any other day. It's not like they all start vogueing or break dancing or anything. Well? Anyone?...
After Sergio Garcia recently broke his major hoodoo at the Masters, we think it’s time that we revisited the list of current, active players that are still in search of their first major.
Poor Gary Player. He still hasn't got his invite to #SB2K17. He's all lonesome, and wants to be with the boys on their spring break trip.
Gary Player has been showing Elise Lobb, the social media sensation who has 195K followers on Instagram, how he keeps fit, even when there is not a gym at hand.
Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC–Dell Match Play because his wife had complications with her pregnancy that resulted in the loss of one of their unborn twins.
Gary Player is selling the ranch where he spent more than half his life working on his other passion: breeding racehorses. And it could be yours for $3.7 million.
Following directly on from winning the Golf Writers' Association Trophy, Henrik Stenson has now landed the big one – European Tour Player of the Year. It's going to be a very happy Christmas down at the Stensons.
It’s Gary Player birthday on the 1st November. He’s going to be 81, but you really wouldn’t think so. He’s still as fit as a butcher’s dog. And here’s how his friends want us to celebrate. But it’s not going to be easy, unless you are Gary Player.
Dustin Johnson was named the PGA Tour's Player of the Year on Tuesday following a remarkable year which included his maiden major championship, the US Open at Oakmont.
As yet another South African golfer withdraws from the Olympics, Gary Player has come up with a solution.
TaylorMade have signed two new players for 2016: Jon Rahm and Jordan Niebrugge.
Gary Player Design is creating a new twelve-hole course in Missouri. Is 12 the new 9?
Gary Player took to Twitter to remind the 'young bucks' that they had it made. This is what he posted.
The PGA Tour has created a new ultra high-end hospitality package for the Players Championship. It costs $5,000, and here’s what that gets you.
On a day that The Stadium Course bit back, we had five putts, lake balls, and a sensational 65 from Ken Duke. Here's the Top Ten best and worst moments from the day's play.
Will Wilcox made the ace everyone was waiting for last night, and he celebrated it brilliantly.
The best, and worst shots from day 2 at the Players Championship.
There was some cracking golf played last night at the Players Championship. Jason Day shot a 63, but he wasn't the only one on fire last night. But there were some absolute shockers hit too mind. Here are the ten best and worst shots from day one...
Rickie Fowler will attempt to achieve a feat that proved beyond the likes of Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Greg Norman and even Jack Nicklaus when he sets out to defend his title tomorrow at The Players Championship.
Jason Day proved why he is the world’s number one as he blasted his way to a two-shot lead with a record-tying nine-under-par 63 in Thursday's opening round of the Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass.
From defending champions to club members, the Spiv has done his research, and knows who to back this week....
Gary Woodland decided to drop his trousers last night when faced with a muddy lie at the Honda Classic.
Mookie Betts, a young outfielder for the Boston Red Sox, had a bit of a mishap on the golf course at the weekend. This is what occurred.
Male Player Of The Year 2015, Lady Player Of The Year and Rookie Of The Year: Here's your verdict...
Gary Player put another win under his belt when he won the Gary Player Invitational presented by Coca-Cola for the second consecutive time at the Lost City Golf Club on Sunday.
Tiger Woods may have dropped to 258th in the official world golf ranking after another missed cut, but Gary Player remains a massive fan, and believes that he is still the man to grow the global game. Tiger, no the other hand, expresses his frustrations continue...
European Tour stalwart and Monty-baiter, Gary Evans, plays a round with Sinatra, Boxall and Hefner...
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.
Surely the least contentious and well-deserved award for 2019 was Jon Rahm being voted the Seve Ballesteros Award as the 2019 European Tour Players' Player of the Year, after a spectacular campaign which included two Rolex Series titles, another victory on home soil and culminated in him being crowned the Race to Dubai Champion.
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.
Let this be a warning to you – never tamper with your golf equipment during a competitive round. Harold Varner III did exactly that and unwittingly got a two-shot penalty during the opening round of The Players after making an equipment change that was influenced in part by the actions of a walking official.
It's back. They say that golf's '5th major' is the hardest tournament to win. It has the best field of the entire year and it all kicks off today at Sawgrass. Here we have all the best tips to turn your pennies into pounds...
TaylorMade Golf has announced the extension of its globally successful P700 series irons with the introduction of P760, a progressive forged players iron designed to give better players specifically what they want and need through the entire set, alleviating the possible consideration of combination sets.
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.
Foxhills is setting a shining example for golf clubs in creating the pathway for new golfers to take up the sport with its pioneering Learn2Love golf membership option.
Luxury golf-inspired sportswear and accessories brand, G/FORE is putting its full support behind the PGA Tour and Donna Foundation’s PINK OUT campaign during this week’s THE PLAYERS at TPC Sawgrass.
The new Titleist Players 4Up StaDry Stand Bag has been thoughtfully designed with special focus on the performance requirements of the dedicated golfer.
Callaway has today announced the launch of two new iron models for the better player; the new Apex MB and X Forged.