Jul 1st, 2018
Veteran South Africa Tour Pro Lee-Anne Pace managed to get herself disqualified on Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
Veteran South Africa Tour Pro Lee-Anne Pace managed to get herself disqualified on Friday at the KPMG Women's PGA Championship.
These days it seems that if aspiring golfers want to make it to the PGA or LPGA TOUR, Ron Garl is a name they should know. Or at least be familiar with some of his course designs here in the Central Florida area that are famous for their unique style, design and strategy.
It was a one – two for South Korea, as Jin Young Ko held off World No 2 Sung Hyun Park to claim her first LPGA Tour victory by two shots at the LPGA KEB Hana Bank Championship on Sunday. But how did Charley Hull get on?
Swingin' Siren Savannah Vilaubi is in second place at the LPGA Q School. You go girl!!!
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.
Mel Reid gets through to the final of the LPGA Tour School after a top ten finish in the second stage.
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.
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.
With a run of 52 holes without a bogey, American Cristie Kerr won the LOTTE Championship presented by Hershey by three shots over three players.
14–year old Lucy Li has shot a one–under par 71 on the opening day of the ANA Inspiration.
Ha Na Jang has made LPGA history by recording the tour's first-ever hole-in-one on a par 4! Watch it here.
Watch the video of Michelle Wie sampling the local cuisine whilst in South Korea on the LPGA tour!
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.
The European Tour has a real headache on its hands following Iran’s recent threats to "destroy" parts of the United Arab Emirates if there is retaliation after the attacks they launched on Iraq in reprisal for the US killing of Qassem Soleimani.
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 FootJoy folk never seem to stand still and the latest iteration is the Tour X which seeks to combine all that was good from previous tried and tested FootJoy models. The new Tour X has been born from the synthesis of 3 Tour-proven models, the DNA, Tour-S and Fury.
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.
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.
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.
The 25th anniversary edition of the RMB 20 million Volvo China Open will once again be tri-sanctioned by the China Golf Association and the European and Asian Tours when the tournament is staged at The Genzon Golf Club in Shenzhen from May 2-5.v
Laguna Golf Phuket will become the first golf course to host a PGA TOUR Series-China event outside of mainland China when it hosts the Tour’s third and final Global Qualifying Tournament from March 5-8.
With the new SX500 growing in popularity among tour players, SkyCaddie’s top mapper is heading to this season’s Staysure Tour venues in Europe to ensure that all course measurements are up to date.
Patrick Reed has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his Masters Tournament victory last year. Or was it his sterling work in destabilising the USA Ryder Cup team in Paris...
It takes a lot for Tiger Woods to turn down a massive appearance fee (reportedly north of $6m) and a free yacht, but that's what happened recently when the European Tour came knocking with an invite to the Saudi International, the country's first professional significant golf tournament.
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.
Tired of being asked to take part in ‘viral’ videos by ‘media types’, five European Tour stars decided to take matters into their own hands and assemble The Content Committee.
Following the signing of American star Gary Woodland to its Tour Advisory Staff last week, Wilson Golf has confirmed its line-up for the 2019 European Tour, mixing young and upcoming talent with established Tour winners and Major champions.
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.
23-year-old Bronte Law has broken a Ladies European Tour record by holing nine straight birdies in the Lalla Aicha Tour School event in Morocco.
Discovery and the European Tour have announced a new partnership that will see GOLFTV continue to expand its portfolio and move towards becoming the established ‘digital home of golf’ for fans around the world.
Aaron Rai beat Matthew Fitzpatrick to clinch the season-opening Honma Hong Kong Open. The three-time Challenge Tour winner wore his signature MacWet Golf Gloves on both hands throughout all rounds.
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.
Team Galvin Green will have two new members on the European Tour next season following Guido Migliozzi and Ivan Cantero earning their Tour Cards this week at the final stage of Q-School.
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.
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.
Abu Dhabi and Saadiyat Beach Golf Clubs have confirmed the dates for the major Tour events they will play host to in 2019, as the world-renowned venues continue to drive their reputation as world class golf destinations.
Bettinardi Golf, the specialist milled putter manufacturer based in Chicago, has enjoyed its best ever season with standout victories on both the PGA and European Tours.
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!
BREAKING NEWS: Oliver Fisher has signed for a 59 at the Portuguese Masters to make European Tour history.
The Algarve’s premier golf brand, Dom Pedro Hotels & Golf Collection, has completed the final touches as it prepares to host the 12th Portugal Masters.
A survey of 59 PGA Tour players, including four major winners, has revealed that 46% of them have played in tournament rounds while being hungover.
Imagine playing a football match at Maracanã? Or playing volleyball or basketball in the arena where Olympic champions disputed gold medals point by point. Sounds like a dream, right? But if golf is your sport of choice, playing a match with friends or even learning how to take your first shots in the same course as consecrated athletes is a reality within everyone’s reach.
Amateur golfers will be given the chance to experience what it feels like to be a professional by playing courses of the calibre of Real Club de Golf El Prat thanks to the inaugural Emerald Golf Tour.
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.
2019 will see The Staysure Tour welcome a new, exciting event to its tour schedule; the Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship boasting a total prize fund of €200,000. Arriving at the stunning Trevose Golf and Country Club, the four-day event will see some of the greatest ever golfers take to the picturesque course from June 20-23 2019.
Wilson Staff player Paul Waring captured his maiden European Tour victory at the Nordea Masters in Sweden today by winning a play-off at the first extra hole at the Hills Golf Club in Gothenburg.
English Tour pros Chris Wood and Matthew Fitzpatrick might be getting a bit ahead of themselves, as they have had their Titleist wedges stamped with “It’s coming home.”
World Cup fever took over the European Tour as four stars faced a par three with a difference ahead of the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation, the fourth Rolex Series event of the year.
Launched two weeks ago with special guest Luke Donald, the European Tour's Life on Tour aims to take the listener behind the curtain to find out what life is really like for some of the biggest names in golf.
COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Bryson DeChambeau is a two-time winner on the PGA Tour, capturing his second win at this weeks’ Memorial Tournament at Muirfield Village.
Here are the star groupings for round one of The Memorial Tournament played at the Jack Nicklaus-designed Muirfield Village Golf Club in Dublin, Ohio. And Justin Rose will be teeing it with Tiger Woods....
This is a simply incredible Cinderella story from the web.com Tour, as journeyman pro gets in as first alternative and proceeds to shoot the lights out.....
Guy Kinnings, Colin Montgomerie’s long-time manager, is joining the European Tour as Deputy CEO to Keith Pelley and Ryder Cup Director.
The R&A won't like this, but Rory McIlroy has gone on the record to state that he believes that the Masters has now overtaken the other major championships as "the biggest golf tournament in the world".
Lydia Ko has beaten Minjee Lee in a play-off to win the Mediheal Championship in California - her first victory since 2016.
Alexander Bjork has claimed his maiden European Tour victory at the Volvo China Open in his 44th appearance.
Golfbreaks.com, Europe’s largest and longest established golf travel company, has announced the launch of the inaugural Golfbreaks.com International Pairs Championship.
Talented set designer and ex pub manager, Elliot Scott has rejuvenated the campy seaside classic ‘sport’ of Crazy Golf and is now launching an even more unexpected world tour.
With the 2018 season of the Hotel Planner PGA EuroPro Tour about to get underway, Europe’s leading development tour has announced that it will be replacing all of its water bottles with sustainable options.
Laura Davies has gone low with her first 63 since 2005. She is now just three shots behind leader Inbee Park after the LPGA Founders Cup third round. Could she become the oldest winner in LPGA history?
Tiger Woods has confirmed via Twitter that he will play in two imminent events - the Valspar Championship and the Arnold Palmer Invitational - as he prepares for anothe Masters challenge.
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.
We love Lexi Thompson’s Instagram response to the LPGA’s new strict dress code, which it announced last week. Take it away Lexi.
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.
European Tour action will return to Sicily's Verdura Resort for the second year running when the award-winning golf and lifestyle resort hosts the Rocco Forte Open - Verdura from May 10-13, 2018.
Joakim Lagergren, the highly-rated Swedish player who contested a dramatic playoff at the Commercial Bank Qatar Masters last year, has signed an exclusive deal to play with Wilson Staff clubs this season.
The PGA has suspended Brad Fritsch for three months after he reporting the use of a banned substance, dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA).
Callaway has announced today that Sergio Garcia, the reigning Masters Champion, has joined its Tour Professional Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons and wedges, an Odyssey putter and a Callaway Chrome Soft ball.
Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat made an eagle on the final hole at last week's Indonesian Masters to earn himself a possible place at The Masters. But why did he then withdraw from a tournament to secure a place at the Masters?
Australian golfer Mark Hensby has been banned for a year by the PGA for failing to provide a drug testing sample.
Hurricane Junior Golf Tour has announced new division ambassadors – Tiger Woods, Justin Timberlake, Justin Rose, Will Smith and Ernie Els – each representing a different division within the Hurricane Junior Golf Tour as it furthers its mission to grow the game of golf amongst juniors.
Michelle Wie is off on her holidays in her Hawaian home. But she could not resist having a pop at the LPGA's recent changes to its dress code. Fair play Michelle.
Morgan Hoffmann, a PGA Tour player and former No 1 world amateur, has revealed that he has muscular dystrophy.
Three players have the chance to lift the Race to Dubai title at the DP World Tour Championship and end the season as the European Tour Number One. Tommy Fleetwood leads the way but Justin Rose and Sergio Garcia can snatch it away from as the season heads to Dubai for the final event of the season.
LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan has taken full responsibility for moving the Evian Championship to September, with all the resultant fallout as a supposed Major was reduced to 54 holes.
Terry Pilkadaris had bogeyed the 15th and 16th holes at the Asian Tour’s Panasonic Open India, but he a good chance for a birdie on the penultimate hole. Would he make it?
Paul Casey has rejoined the European Tour in an attempt to make his first Ryder Cup appearance in ten years next autumn at Le Golf National.
Jamie Donaldson celebrated retaining his European Tour card in style by going for a dip in a swimming pool fully clothed.
Sergio Garcia has been awarded Honorary Life Membership of the European Tour in recognition of his victory at The Masters in April.
Colin Montgomerie has claimed his second Champions Tour win in five weeks with a bogey-free final round at the SAS Championship at Prestonwood Country Club in North Carolina.
As part of the build up to the European Senior Masters, three of the tour professionals will be hosting a junior clinic at the Forest of Arden for sixteen lucky, local kids.
The European Tour have announced their new schedule with four new tournaments for 2018, but there are some interesting omissions which say something about the state of the European Tour.
There aren’t many golfers good enough out there to use blades. But it doesn’t mean we don’t like drooling over a shiny new set. And these new CBX irons from Tour Edge Exotics are certainly drool-worthy.
Lucas Bjerregaard secured his maiden European Tour win at the Portugal Masters with a six-under-par 65, beating Scotland's Marc Warren by two shots.
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.
Paul Casey has taken the lead at the Tour Championship, and with it the chance of bringing home the $10 million bacon.
Here are the pairings and tee times for the final day of the Tour Championship at East Lakes.
When you hear that some guy won £11,488 from a single golf bet it makes you think that perhaps you need to work a little harder at this betting lark. Although Rose did pay out at the weekend, I’m now thinking about upping the ante for this week. After all, win big or go home right?
Here are the pairings and starting times for the first round of the season-ending Tour Championship at East Lake in Atlanta. It's time to get the job done.
Word on the street is that Tiger Wood’s tournament is struggling to find a new sponsor, and may be facing a perfect storm.
Englishman David Skinns withdrew from the web.com Tours Albertsons Boise Open on Saturday, with a PGA Tour card on the line. But he did it with good reason – his wife had gone into labour!
The second round of the Japan Golf Tour’s ANA Open was suspended after North Korea fired a ballistic missile over Japan.
Tour Edge were one of the very first companies to launch a driving iron. Or an Iron Wood as they like to call them. The CBX is the culmination of nearly 20 years experience in designing them.
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.
The successful European Amateur Golf Tour (EAGT), now established as the most popular amateur golf tour in Europe, will launch its 2018 season at the five–star La Manga Club resort in Spain.
GolfPunk caught up with Euro Pro Tour's Jamie Dick at the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship to find out what he's been up to, where his game is at and where he wants to take it next.
We have partnered up with 18Birdies from the US to share their weekly Podcasts from over the other side of the pond. This week's features an exclusive interview with the LPGA's Commissioner Mike Whan.
England's Jordan Smith has claimed his maiden European Tour title following a play–off victory against defending champion Alex Levy at the Porsche European Open.