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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.    

Webb Simpson wins the Players Championship by 4 shots

Webb Simpson wins the Players Championship by 4 shots

May 14th, 2018

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.

Best and Worst from Day 3 at the Players

Best and Worst from Day 3 at the Players

May 15th, 2016

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.

Top 10 Best and Worst Shots From The Players

Top 10 Best and Worst Shots From The Players

May 13th, 2016

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 looking for back to back wins at The Players

Rickie looking for back to back wins at The Players

May 12th, 2016

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.

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Harold Varner penalised 2-shots for assembling club on course at The Players

Mar 15th, 2019

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.

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Golf betting tips for The Players Championship

Mar 14th, 2019

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...

G/Fore injects a touch of pink at the Players

G/Fore injects a touch of pink at the Players

May 8th, 2018

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 Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

The Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass

May 10th, 2016

World No. 3-ranked Rory McIlroy, No. 4 Bubba Watson and No. 8 Dustin Johnson will start the first round at No. 1, at 1:58 p.m., and the second round at No. 10, at 8:43 p.m. Here are the othe supergroups.

P is for Players

P is for Players

May 9th, 2018

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......

Sergio aces the 17th

Sergio aces the 17th

May 12th, 2017

Sergio Garcia has aced the 17th at Sawgrass, and become only the 8th player to do so in the Players Championship. 

Poulter in Twitter spat

Poulter in Twitter spat

May 17th, 2017

Off the back of his T2 at The Players Championship, Poults has got involved in a Twitter row with Golf Channel's outspoken Brandel Chamblee.

Lucky punter scoops £50,000

Lucky punter scoops £50,000

May 15th, 2017

The 21–year–old South Korean, Si–woo Kim, became the youngest person ever to win the Players' Championship, and his victory was a very rewarding one for an Irish punter.

How to make a ten

How to make a ten

May 13th, 2017

Sawgrass may be famed for its 17th, but the 18th has teeth as well, as India’s Anirban Lahiri found out on Friday to his cost.

PUMA unveil Rickie Fowler's scripting

PUMA unveil Rickie Fowler's scripting

May 10th, 2017

The 2017 PLAYERS Championship kicks off this week and Rickie Fowler will be dressed head–to–toe in apparel, accessories and footwear from PUMA Golf’s Spring Summer ‘17 Collection. Here's what Rickie will be wearing. 

Golfradar Golf Fantasy Challenge

Golfradar Golf Fantasy Challenge

May 10th, 2016

It's Fantasy Golf Challenge time, and your chance to win a Golf Buddy LR5 Laser range finder. So get your picks done now.

Tiger has booked accommodation for Memorial Tournament

Tiger has booked accommodation for Memorial Tournament

May 2nd, 2016

When Tiger was asked yet again when he would be making his return to the tour at a golf clinic he was hosting in Las Vegas he replied, "Dude, if I knew, I would tell you.” But maybe he was being a little flexible with the truth.

Tiger’s Agent says no return timetable has been agreed

Tiger’s Agent says no return timetable has been agreed

Apr 24th, 2016

Tiger was hitting golf balls in public for the first time in months at a junior clinic on Thursday night, and Golf Channel reported that he is considering making his return  in the coming weeks. But his Agent is having none of it.

HELP THE GRAVY #13

HELP THE GRAVY #13

Aug 11th, 2019

The stuff that's floated our boats and scrunched our undies this week...

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

The FedEx Cup Playoffs

Aug 7th, 2019

Well we have run out of majors but Tiger will still be coming out to play in August as the FedEx Cup Playoffs commence this week in Jersey City, with The Northern Trust. It’s all change with the play-offs and we had to read it a few times before we sussed it out. So here’s how it will work..

Back to back Royals for the Women

Back to back Royals for the Women

Aug 2nd, 2019

The AIG Women’s British Open is now set to follow Woburn Golf Club with back to back regal courses with Royal Troon added to the Championship roster for 2020 and Royal Porthcawl confirmed for 2021.  It seems therefore, that that we are set for some quality golf on iconic courses now that The R&A has taken over the women's home Championship.

The Giant of Portrush!

The Giant of Portrush!

Jul 21st, 2019

They needed it to be tough out there if they were going to challenge Shane Lowry but in the end, it was too tough and the conditions actually played in to the hands of the big man. For a man who grew up playing links golf up and down Ireland he was always going to be one of best equipped if the really high winds came.

The Wrong Irishman

The Wrong Irishman

Jul 20th, 2019

The fairy tale has slowly unwound. Local boy, Darren Clarke, who led the field off on Thursday in the 148th Open Championship, took seven at the last to miss the cut. Rory McIlroy, who famously shot 61 around Royal Portrush at the age of 16, shot 65, equalling best score of the day, but agonisingly missed the cut by one. And our man, Gmac, held firm just making it through on the cut line, nine back from the leader.

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

The Top 10 Weirdest Open Moments

Jul 18th, 2019

There have been many an odd occurence at the oldest of all the majors but these are our pick of the top ten weirdest Open Championship moments. 

The Open should be free for all

The Open should be free for all

Jul 18th, 2019

Why is the golf now only on Sky TV in the UK with the BBC set to produce, if last year is anything to go by, a set of very ordinary highlights programmes? Who is to blame - Sky, the BBC, the politicians, the R&A or perhaps even Brexit?

The Hole that caught Rory out

The Hole that caught Rory out

Jul 18th, 2019

Hughie's is the 416 yards, par 4 first hole on the Royal Portrush course.  There is out of bounds on both sides of the hole with most golfers most concerned with that on the right. However, as there are bunkers on the right and left of the fairway at 262 yards and 291 yards respectively, most pros will go with an iron.

Who will win the Open

Who will win the Open

Jul 17th, 2019

Who will win the Open? Vote now for your pick of the Top 20, as per the bookies, or do you think it will be more of an outsider who takes the Claret Jug on the shores of Northern Ireland?

The 148th Open Tee Times

The 148th Open Tee Times

Jul 16th, 2019

Darren Clarke will hit the opening tee shot at The 148th Open, while fellow local favourite Rory McIlroy is paired with US Open champion Gary Woodland for the opening two rounds at Royal Portrush, which we cannot wait to see!

History of the Claret Jug

History of the Claret Jug

Jul 16th, 2019

Each year the winner of The Open receives the famous claret jug which he must return before the following year’s event. But what is the history behind this iconic trophy?

Take The Open Quiz

Take The Open Quiz

Jul 9th, 2019

The Open is looming up on the horizon so come and test your knowledge of all things Openey with the GolfPunk Open Golf Quiz 2019. It's got something for everyone who err like quizes.

Golf Joke of the week

Golf Joke of the week

Jun 24th, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Who will win the US Open?

Who will win the US Open?

Jun 12th, 2019

The US open is returning to Pebble Beach with its magnificent views, tiny greens and changeable conditions. All factors that are taxing The Spiv’s brain matter as he sips on his port and peruses the field. But this year its all different as GolfPunk has a new algorithm and its going to make us all rich (necessary caveats and waivers apply of course).

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Gmac qualifies for The Open

Jun 10th, 2019

It was a great day for Northern Ireland at the final day of Canadian Open from Hamilton Golf and Country Club. Rory McIlroy shot an incredible nine under 61 to take the title by 7 shots and Graeme McDowell finished in the top ten and qualified for The Open.

Rory shares the lead

Rory shares the lead

Jun 9th, 2019

Rory McIlroy shot a six under 64 in the third round of the Canadian Open to move into a share of the lead with the US’s Matt Kuchar and Webb Simpson. McIlroy’s countryman Graeme McDowell slipped back slightly but sits in joint ninth on eight under – Come on Gmac!

McDowell still in the mix

McDowell still in the mix

Jun 8th, 2019

Graeme McDowell shot a second round 67 at the Canadian Open to sit on eight under, four off the halfway lead which is held by Matt Kuchar and Scott Brown. Gmac still work to do if he is to grab one of the three spots available for The Open but he is well placed come the weekend.

The Open needs McDowell

The Open needs McDowell

Jun 6th, 2019

The Open is coming back to Northern Ireland after a break of 68 years. When Max Faulkner, one of the most flamboyant golfers of his generation, won the Open Championship in 1951 at Royal Portrush it would be 18 years until a Brit, Tony Jacklin in 1969, was to do so again.

Derek the Donkey Returns

Derek the Donkey Returns

Jun 3rd, 2019

Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier is back with 'Joke of the Week'. He likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Rory Snubs the Irish Open

Apr 26th, 2019

Who wouldn’t want to tee it up in their home open? Well for one, Rory McIlroy, who is giving this year’s Irish Open a miss. No biggy, I hear you say, it’s not like choosing to miss something like the Olympics is it? Oh, hang on Rory turned that one down too. So, what are the priorities of the 29-year-old darling of Irish Golf 

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Why The 2019 Masters is just the beginning for Tiger Woods

Apr 15th, 2019

As Tiger Woods holed the winning putt some time around 7.35pm on Sunday I was asked an awkward question: "Are you crying??", "Seriously, mate, are you crying?" "I've just something... sniff... in my eye, that's ... sniff... all..."

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Day 3 Wrap from The Masters

Apr 14th, 2019

Lilac was the colour of the day at The Masters as the leaders appeared to have coordinated their wardrobes to don shirts of the same hue. The three players that lead in to the final round chose the colour for their shirt with Tiger again modelling a very snazzy mock turtle neck number. Ian Poulter, always one to be different, went instead for a lilac pair of strides.

Sunday tee times as weather forecast dictates an early start

Sunday tee times as weather forecast dictates an early start

Apr 14th, 2019

The threat of bad weather has resulted in an early start for the whole field. Play will commence from both the 1st and 10th tees at 7:30 local time and will be in groups of three. Rather handy for UK and European viewers who can watch it after their Sunday lunch rather than having to stay up late!  

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Day 2 Wrap from The Masters as Tiger roars once more

Apr 13th, 2019

We had everything on Friday at The Masters: A stellar leaderboard; birdies galore; storm threats; unbelievable recovery shots; a marshall slide-tackling Tiger Woods on the 14th hole (he still made birdie) and some truly comical moments starring Zach Johnson, Rory McIlroy and Kiradech Aphibarnrat.

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.     

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

The highs and lows of round one at The 2019 Masters

Apr 12th, 2019

The Golf Scientist, Bryson DeChambeau, and one half of golf's Odd Couple, Brooks Koepka, lit up day one of the Masters with rounds of 66 to take a one shot lead over fellow American Phil Mickelson.

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Peter Millar Looks for the 2019 Masters

Apr 11th, 2019

The unofficial start to golf season is upon us and we are excited to see the azaleas, dogwoods and green grass again! Peter Millar will outfit five players for the 2019 Masters.

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Why we are entering another golden age for Europe at the Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

Remember when Europeans dominated the Masters? From 1980 to 2000, the tournament was won 11 times by European golfers. Since then, not so much, with only two winners in the last 18 years. It's worth noting, however, that those wins (Danny Willett and Sergio Garcia) make up two of the last three Masters. Maybe the transition of power at Augusta has already begun?

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

The Masters Top 10 Shots Ever

Apr 10th, 2019

There have been some amazing moments at The Masters over the years and some incredible shot-making. We celebrate the 10 best shots ever here...

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

The 10 worst shots from the 2018 Masters

Apr 10th, 2019

We love celebrating the truly great shots but nothing makes us mortal golfers feel better than seeing our heroes occasionally making berks of themselves. Especially at the Masters. In 2018... here are the worst offenders...

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Golf Betting tips for The Valspar Championship

Mar 20th, 2019

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.

 The Best Golf Gambling Stories

The Best Golf Gambling Stories

Mar 7th, 2019

We all long to hear success stories of people in various fields. There are top professional golfers who have soared so high and The Golf Punk team sought to learn how they made it to the levels they are at today, and below are the betting stories of the best golf gamblers.

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.

Galvin Green launches state-of-the-art golf apparel range

Galvin Green launches state-of-the-art golf apparel range

Feb 20th, 2019

Galvin Green, the leading premium performance golf apparel brand, has launched its most advanced collection of technical clothing for the start of the 2019 season, with a total of 368 ground-breaking garments and matching accessories.

Highlights from the Genesis Open

Highlights from the Genesis Open

Feb 17th, 2019

Here are all the best shots and highlights form Day 2 of the rain-delayed Genesis Open as Justin Thomas leads by one from a resurgent Adam Scott with Rory and Casey in contention. And Tiger? He ain't out of it either... It's eagles galore at Pacific Palisades in California!!!

Rickie Fowler What's in the Bag

Rickie Fowler What's in the Bag

Feb 4th, 2019

As millions geared up to watch the “Big Game” on Sunday, they were treated to an exciting Sunday finish at the Waste Management Phoenix Open as COBRA PUMA GOLF athlete Rickie Fowler worked to hold on to his 54-hole lead and capture his sixth career victory.

Saudi Arabia harnesses the power of golf

Saudi Arabia harnesses the power of golf

Feb 3rd, 2019

During the week of Saudi Arabia’s inaugural European Tour event, the Saudi International, the Chairman of the Saudi Golf Federation (SGF), has announced a golf development programme which looks set to transform the golfing landscape in the Kingdom.

Raise your game in the new Spieth 3

Raise your game in the new Spieth 3

Jan 31st, 2019

Golf is a sport driven by the feet. Walking from shot to shot, every step bringing you closer to the hole. Every element of your shot – the traction, the torque, the power and the precision – comes from the ground up, and few know this better than 3-time Major Champion Jordan Spieth. 

The world's highest paid golfers in 2018

The world's highest paid golfers in 2018

Jan 31st, 2019

In today’s era, not every sports fan out there would associate golf players as being one of the most handsomely paid on the circuit. In fact, it’s only since Tiger Woods made golf his own that earnings and endorsements have sky-rocketed to a level that makes it all the more envious.

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.

Fleming Golf Tips: The Desert Dubai Classic

Fleming Golf Tips: The Desert Dubai Classic

Jan 16th, 2019

So close last week at the Sony Open with Andrew Putnam 69/1 leading until the final stages eventually finishing 2nd to Matt Kuchar. But now I focus on the Desert Classic.

Fleming Golf Tips: The Sony Open

Fleming Golf Tips: The Sony Open

Jan 9th, 2019

Great to start the year with a winner in Hawaii with our 2 point selection Xander Schauffele winning at 25/1 from our other selection Gary Woodland at 29/1 by 1 shot having equalled the course record in the final round!!! A profit of 42 points. 

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.

PUMA takes Ignite golf shoes to the NXT level

PUMA takes Ignite golf shoes to the NXT level

Dec 12th, 2018

PUMA Golf continues to take golf footwear to the next level, today introducing NXT generation footwear designed on a completely new IGNITE spikeless traction platform with three unique, versatile, and fashion forward upper silhouettes.

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

The Belfry's Executive Head Chef wins

Nov 30th, 2018

The Belfry Hotel & Resort’s Executive Head Chef Robert Bates took home top honours in The Caterer’s Hotel Cateys 2018 Awards this week as he won ‘Hotel Chef of the Year (more than 250 covers)’.

Belgian bombers  win the World Cup Of Golf

Belgian bombers win the World Cup Of Golf

Nov 26th, 2018

It really was Kaboom Town Central as Thomas Pieters and Thomas Detry won the World Cup of Golf, valiantly holding off Mexico and hosts Australia in Melbourne.

How Turnberry was essential during the Wars

How Turnberry was essential during the Wars

Nov 24th, 2018

Turnberry has had some dramatic changes over the years so it's worth taking a quick glance back in history. We soon discover that Turnberry is no stranger to change... PLUS: The Turnberry Opens in pictures. And captions...

Bettinardi brand taken to the next level in 2018

Bettinardi brand taken to the next level in 2018

Nov 20th, 2018

According to its founder, the premium Bettinardi putter brand has been taken to a new level this year - thanks to a record collection of wins on the European, PGA, and LPGA Tours.

From Tennis to Golf – The story of Ivan Lendl

From Tennis to Golf – The story of Ivan Lendl

Nov 19th, 2018

Recently back in the news for his coaching work with Alexander Zverev, Ivan Lendl is a huge name in professional tennis, often considered among the greatest in the history of the sport. But he has a great golf story to tell as well.

 Actress Margot Robbie swings the wrenches

Actress Margot Robbie swings the wrenches

Nov 17th, 2018

Australian actress Margot Robbie has posted a couple of pictures on her Twitter account, which she has now taken down, showing her out swinging the wrenches.

The remarkable story of golf disruptor Jan Stephenson

The remarkable story of golf disruptor Jan Stephenson

Nov 17th, 2018

It’s been quite a life. From turning down Donald Trump to almost single-handedly saving the LPGA Tour, to major wins and a stint in an insane asylum. Finally, she is being inducted to the World Golf Hall Of Fame, amid strong rumours that Margot Robbie has agreed to play Jan in the movie story of her life.