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PGA tour player comes out as gay

PGA tour player comes out as gay

Sep 13th, 2018

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.

Golden Bear gives Rory his award

Golden Bear gives Rory his award

Sep 12th, 2019

Rory McIlroy has won the PGA Tour Player of the year award for the third time, beating world number one Brooks Koepka into second place, and he got the Nicklaus award from the Golden Bear himself whilst having lunch.

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

Trial event to be held for The Olympics

Jan 20th, 2016

The PGA Tour is trying to organize a test event for the new Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro. But the Tour is struggling to find anyone who has time in their already hectic schedules. But they have to do it. Can they pull it off?

Robert Streb

Robert Streb

Sep 3rd, 2015

We've been watching a lot of Robert Streb recently. He's been bubbling under for a while, so we decided to have a look at his journey so far. Read on.....

European Tour to resume

European Tour to resume

May 28th, 2020

It's the news we have all been waiting for this side of the pond. European Tour golf is to return with the first tournament in a six week 'UK Swing' kicking off with the Betfred British Masters hosted by Lee Westwood, which will take place between 22nd and 25th July – a week earlier than originally scheduled. Dates have also been announced for four Rolex Series events including the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open.

Quarantine headache for European based players

Quarantine headache for European based players

May 14th, 2020

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.

LPGA to restart tour in July

LPGA to restart tour in July

Apr 30th, 2020

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.

European Tour facing financial ruin?

European Tour facing financial ruin?

Apr 24th, 2020

As the Coronavirus crisis rumbles on golf tours facing an uncertain future. Every week that passes means that both the PGA Tour and European Tour are losing millions in TV and sponsorship revenues. The Americans have a plan for survival but their European counterparts face the perfect storm of challenges that threaten the existence of the European Tour itself.

European Tour cancels events

European Tour cancels events

Apr 17th, 2020

The European Tour today confirmed the cancellation of the BMW International Open and the Open de France and the postponement of the Aberdeen Standard Investments Scottish Open, a Rolex Series event, due to the continuing threat posed by the spread of Coronavirus (COVID-19). At the same time, the PGA Tour announced its plans to resume the 2019-20 season with the Charles Schwab Challenge between 11th and 14th June.

European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

European Tour thanks Covid-19 heroes

Mar 29th, 2020

Golfers on the European Tour have come together to record a message to encourage everyone across the world to follow the World Health Organisation’s guidelines amid the coronavirus outbreak, reinforcing the #STAYATHOME message.

LPGA moves Evian Championship

LPGA moves Evian Championship

Mar 29th, 2020

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.

LPGA reschedules first major

LPGA reschedules first major

Mar 21st, 2020

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.

Players Championship cancelled

Players Championship cancelled

Mar 13th, 2020

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."

LPGA postpones its next three events

LPGA postpones its next three events

Mar 13th, 2020

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 announces landmark media deal

PGA TOUR announces landmark media deal

Mar 9th, 2020

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.

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Rahm is European Player of the Year

Feb 20th, 2020

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.

Hainey v The PGA Tour

Hainey v The PGA Tour

Feb 13th, 2020

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?

PGA Tour seeks to gag Smith

PGA Tour seeks to gag Smith

Jan 17th, 2020

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.

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

Brooks Koepka Player of the Year

Jan 9th, 2020

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.

Ko takes Player of Year

Ko takes Player of Year

Jan 9th, 2020

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.

LPGA players pledge aid to Australia

LPGA players pledge aid to Australia

Jan 8th, 2020

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.

European Tour events in danger

European Tour events in danger

Jan 8th, 2020

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.

Tournament of Champions 2020

Tournament of Champions 2020

Jan 6th, 2020

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.

FootJoy Tour X

FootJoy Tour X

Jan 6th, 2020

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.

LPGA and LET forge partnership

LPGA and LET forge partnership

Nov 26th, 2019

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.

BMW PGA Championship Final

BMW PGA Championship Final

Sep 23rd, 2019

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.

BMW PGA Championship Day 3

BMW PGA Championship Day 3

Sep 22nd, 2019

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.

BMW PGA Championship Day 2

BMW PGA Championship Day 2

Sep 21st, 2019

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.

BMW PGA Championship Day 1

BMW PGA Championship Day 1

Sep 20th, 2019

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.

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Fedex Cup Tour Championship latest

Aug 23rd, 2019

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.

Horan Ready to Run in BMW PGA Pro-Am

Horan Ready to Run in BMW PGA Pro-Am

Aug 23rd, 2019

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.

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

FedEx Cup Tour Championship

Aug 22nd, 2019

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.

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

Koepka Holds on to win USPGA

May 20th, 2019

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. 

2019 USPGA tee times & pairings

2019 USPGA tee times & pairings

May 14th, 2019

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.

USPGA Returns to UK TV

USPGA Returns to UK TV

May 14th, 2019

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.

RBC Heritage: CT Pan wins first PGA Tour title

RBC Heritage: CT Pan wins first PGA Tour title

Apr 22nd, 2019

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.

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

20 years of Rolex and the Masters Tournament

Apr 12th, 2019

 As the freshly blooming azaleas of Augusta National Golf Club mark the arrival of the northern spring, the golfing world’s attention turns towards Georgia, USA, for the first men’s Major of the year – the Masters Tournament, which has been supported by Rolex since 1999.     

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

European and Asian Tours to sanction 25th Volvo China Open

Mar 21st, 2019

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

Top 10 Putts - The Players Championship

Top 10 Putts - The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

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.    

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

The 7 Best Golfers Not To Win The PGA

Mar 5th, 2019

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.

First PGA win for Keith Mitchell

First PGA win for Keith Mitchell

Mar 5th, 2019

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.

SkyCaddie walks ahead of Tour events in 2019

SkyCaddie walks ahead of Tour events in 2019

Feb 15th, 2019

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 becomes Lifetime Member of European Tour

Patrick Reed becomes Lifetime Member of European Tour

Feb 2nd, 2019

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...

Has the European Tour shot itself in the Footjoys?

Has the European Tour shot itself in the Footjoys?

Jan 30th, 2019

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.

Farleigh on parade for PGA National Service

Farleigh on parade for PGA National Service

Jan 22nd, 2019

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.

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

The European Tour presents the Content Committee

Jan 19th, 2019

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.

Olazábal Honoured by PGAs of Europe

Olazábal Honoured by PGAs of Europe

Jan 19th, 2019

Ryder Cup legend and two-time Masters Champion José María Olazábal has become the latest recipient of the PGAs of Europe Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Wilson Golf confirms European Tour line up

Wilson Golf confirms European Tour line up

Jan 16th, 2019

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.

adidas Golf Signs European Tour Pro Jordan Smith

adidas Golf Signs European Tour Pro Jordan Smith

Jan 15th, 2019

adidas is adding another rising star to its ranks. Today, adidas Golf announced a multi-year contract with tour professional Jordan Smith to wear adidas’ apparel and footwear on and off the course.

Fleming Golf Tips: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Fleming Golf Tips: Sentry Tournament of Champions

Jan 1st, 2019

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.

5 players to watch closely in 2019

5 players to watch closely in 2019

Dec 29th, 2018

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. 

Lumine ready to welcome Amateur and Professional players

Lumine ready to welcome Amateur and Professional players

Dec 21st, 2018

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.

Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour

Discovery strikes agreement with European Tour

Dec 13th, 2018

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. 

Sergio Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA La Catalunya

Sergio Garcia launches The Golf Hub at PGA La Catalunya

Dec 10th, 2018

 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

SkyCaddie SX500 yardages match laser, says PGA winner

SkyCaddie SX500 yardages match laser, says PGA winner

Nov 29th, 2018

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.

Aaron Rai grips first European Tour win

Aaron Rai grips first European Tour win

Nov 28th, 2018

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.

Wilson Staff signs Scottish Tour Star

Wilson Staff signs Scottish Tour Star

Nov 26th, 2018

Wilson Golf has extended its line-up of European Tour players with the signing of exciting Scottish player David Law on a multi-year deal.

Fleming Golf Tips: DP Tour Championship

Fleming Golf Tips: DP Tour Championship

Nov 14th, 2018

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.

How players approach Final Qualifying at Q School

How players approach Final Qualifying at Q School

Nov 14th, 2018

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.

Arnaus claims Challenge Tour Grand Final

Arnaus claims Challenge Tour Grand Final

Nov 7th, 2018

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.

Revamped European Tour announces 2019 schedule

Revamped European Tour announces 2019 schedule

Oct 30th, 2018

It's all change on The European Tour for 2019. The BMW is now in September, the British Masters is now in May and The Open has moved to November 15th. Only kidding. About the Open...

Bettinardi Golf masters another tour win

Bettinardi Golf masters another tour win

Oct 18th, 2018

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.

Dom Pedro welcomes European Tour

Dom Pedro welcomes European Tour

Sep 20th, 2018

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. 

Tour Championship betting guide

Tour Championship betting guide

Sep 19th, 2018

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

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Rio’s Olympic golf arena open to locals and tourists

Sep 11th, 2018

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.

European Ryder Cup players wind up Thomas Bjorn

European Ryder Cup players wind up Thomas Bjorn

Sep 10th, 2018

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…..

Real Club De Golf El Prat to host Emerald Tour

Real Club De Golf El Prat to host Emerald Tour

Sep 7th, 2018

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.

Bryson DeChambeau captures third PGA Tour win

Bryson DeChambeau captures third PGA Tour win

Aug 27th, 2018

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.

New event on the Staysure Tour

New event on the Staysure Tour

Aug 21st, 2018

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.

Waring wins maiden tour title with Wilson clubs

Waring wins maiden tour title with Wilson clubs

Aug 20th, 2018

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.

Tiger Woods' caddie pays heckler to leave tournament

Tiger Woods' caddie pays heckler to leave tournament

Aug 17th, 2018

How do you deal with a tipsy heckler giving your player a hard time during an important golf tournament? Point him out to an official? Threaten him with a short sharp trip to wedge town? Tiger's caddie Joe LaCava chose a different route...

Thrilling USPGA finale as Koepka holds off Tiger

Thrilling USPGA finale as Koepka holds off Tiger

Aug 13th, 2018

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!