Mar 27th, 2018
The GolfPunk Masters Quiz Take 2!!!
The GolfPunk Masters Quiz Take 2!!!
Jordan Spieth described the idea of hosting his first Masters dinner as "the most nerve wracking thing". Let's have a look and see how he got on...
The results are in! Who came top out of us? The GP Crew Masters picks... THE RESULTS!!! We've polled the opinions of everyone from Golf Nurse Carly Booth to Ronnie the GolfPug. Who will win the 2016 Masters and who is the dark horse?...
Augusta. Pine trees. Magnolias and all that jazz. Plus the GolfPunk Fantasy Challenge. Have you got what it takes to be a major champion? At Fantasy League golf? Join the fun for free and find out. Plus you can win a fancy Golf Buddy GPS Watch.
Seve would have been 59 today. He is much missed at Augusta. He is much missed everywhere. Here he is winning The Masters in 1983 with a typically dramatic final shot..
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.
There were lots of hugs and high fives as Team USA fought back from a 10-8 deficit to win the Presidents Cup, once again, by a score of 16-14. That huge smile we saw after Wood’s victory at Augusta was back and the there was obvious emotion in the US Captain’s voice when talking after his team’s victory.
For the first time since 1955 there will be no live coverage of any golf on the BBC in 2020. The BBC has lost their rights to show any live coverage of the Augusta event which means that the UK pay TV Channel Sky is now the only place to watch live coverage of the majors. This is the end game for millions of golf fans who have seen the free to air coverage of their favourite sport fade and die in the hands of the BBC over the past decade.
The haggis has been piped in, the Solheim tartan is out in force and the smiles are out, for the meoment. Countdown to the Solheim Cup has begun and may the best team win. This year, of the twenty four players taking part nine of them are rookies, three on Team Europe side and a record six joining Team USA.
In near perfect conditions at Royal Liverpool, team USA showed their class in turning an overnight deficit of two points into a resounding victory by a score of 15½ to 10½. Having clinched the morning foursomes by 2½ to 1½, the American crushed the home side in the singles 8-2.
The The European Tour has announced a concrete four-point plan aimed at tackling the issue of slow play in professional golf. The plan will be implemented at the start of the 2020 season and focuses on four key areas: regulation, education, innovation and field sizes.
As Matt Wallace thumped the green with his putter as another birdie putt slipped by the hole at the 18th he knew he had blown a chance to lift the British Masters crown. Step forward Marcus Kinhult, the world’s number 210th ranked player, to coolly hole his ten-foot birdie putt and complete Wallace’s nightmare.
Matt Wallace of England retained his lead of the British Masters at a windy Hillside. However, he was looking over his shoulder as the tournament host, Tommy Fleetwood, closed to within three shots. Fleetwood, who at one point trailed Wallace by nine shots, played the last eight holes in five under to close the gap to just three.
Matt Wallace, saw a return to form to take a one shot lead into the weekend at the British Masters at Hillside. Wallace’s new approach to the game, including the hiring of fitness expert Dr Steve McGregor, appears to be paying dividends as he added a 67 to his opening 65.
GolfPunk's resident tipster, Nick Fleming, picked 2nd place Joel Dahmen as an each way bet at Wells Fargo Championship at the weekend and sadly missed out on Jorge Campillo, who down as a winner, faded to finish third as Mikko Korhonen came through to see off France’s Benjamin Hebert at the first play-off hole.
Last night at our team get together we were discussing all things golf and one of the team asked what our Top 5 golf related movies were sparking heated debate until the boss put his foot down and decided what they were and also the order (which was perhaps even more hotly contested as you will see!).
You have to go back a long time to remember a Masters when so many players, at some point, were arguably in contention to grab that fabled Green Jacket. We know who ultimately prevailed but what happened to other runners who came up short when the chips were down? Here is GP's rundown of the how the main contenders finished.
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..."
Tiger Woods signed a multi-year deal with TaylorMade back at the begining of 2017, with Woods set to play their driver, fairway woods, irons and wedges. And now it is pay back time for TaylorMade....
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.
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.
This is the moment we've all been waiting for. Who's playing with who? When are they off and did they remember to put the cat out before hastily legging it to Magnolia Lane? All you need to know right here: How to watch, best odds, course guide, winning score predictor, everything...
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 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.
Seven lucky golfers are heading to this week’s Masters to battle it out for a million dollars – all hoping they can land another ace to change their life.
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.
Patrick Reed promises to “fatten those boys up a little” with his Masters menu. But what exactly did he serve up?
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 weather conditions look a bit unpredictable this week so this is a tough one to call.
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...
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...
Over to GP's ace golf betting tipster, The Golf Spiv, (AKA Nick Fleming):
It's 2 more sleeps until the Masters!!!! We've put together a little Masters quiz to get you in the mood.
It's Masters Monday and to celebrate here we bring you the Top 20 Masters Dramas Ever...
Rory McIlroy has been installed as the favourite to win The Masters after making a blistering start to the year.
We've all had a bad haircut or three over the years, but the pictorial evidence is probably buried deep down in some box of memories only to be opened when suitably drunk. The PGA Tour pros don't have it so lucky...
If you want t really REALLY good laugh, take a look at this brilliant compilaiton of golf fails from the 'cart jumping maniac' to the lake dancing bafoon!
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.
When Padraig Harrington took one on the elbow whilst giving an amateur a lesson, he thought his career was over. In very ludicrous fashion. Padraig, you are not alone. Check out these Top 10 bizarre golfer mishaps.
Whistling Straits better brace itself for an Irish Invasion after Padraig Harrington was confirmed European Captain for the 2020 Ryder Cup...
Patrick Reed has confirmed his plans for the Masters dinner he will be hosting, following his maiden Major victory at Augusta National last year.
Part 2: Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time: Numbers 15-11: From Mickelson's Tiger Trump to Michael Jordan's Gangster Problem
Topgolf and The Professional Golfers’ Associations’ We Love Golf campaign will team up this month to get the women of Watford playing golf.
We love a Top Ten at GolfPunk and clearly so do you, our readers. Here is our definitive list of woeful wrecks...
Someone clever once said: ‘Golf is a game in which you yell ‘Fore’, score six and write down five’. Mind you, he could have been wrong, as these 10 confessors comprehensively prove otherwise.
Ryder Cup 2018 host venue, Le Golf National, is set to revolutionise its practice facilities with the introduction of Toptracer Range technology.
With one week to go until this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway, the full list of professionals has now been announced for the Staysure Tour event which takes place at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
The Ryder Cup is golf’s most prestigious team competition and this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters will see 14 former stars of the past tournaments go head-to-head in this Staysure Tour event.
From holing a remarkable and somewhat historic ten-foot putt at the 2002 Ryder Cup, to captaining Europe to victory in the tournament in 2014, it is fair to say that iconic Irish golfer, Paul McGinley has made his mark on the sport. Now, the star who has won four times on the European Tour, is set to take part in this year’s Farmfoods European Senior Masters which takes place between 4–7 October at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club.
From Miller Barber to Jim Furyk by way of Eamon Darcy and Natalie Gulbis. The weirdest golf swings ever. How do these guys get away with it???
The GolfPunk guide to the best in the business when it comes to splitting fairways...
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
10 caddies earned more than $700,000 on the PGA Tour last year. And whoever is on the bag of the FedEXCup winner will walk away with a cheque for over $1,000,000.00. But who are the greatest caddies of all time?
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 !!
1991 Masters winner, Ian ‘Woosie’ Woosnam OBE, will continue his 2018 Staysure Tour season as he is confirmed to return to Birmingham’s Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club between 4-7 October. Playing in the annual Farmfoods European Senior Masters, Woosie will join returning tournament host, Peter Baker.
Topgolf® players across America and the United Kingdom will soon compete for glory in the 22-city Topgolf Tour. Registration for the regional tournaments are open at topgolf.com/UKtour, with the UK leg of the tournament taking place at 6pm on 18th September at Topgolf Watford.
It's been a record breaking year for holes in one on The European Tour so they have dug through the archives and found ten of the best aces for your further viewing pleasure.
Andrew 'Beef' Johnston striped off his trousers at the Nordea Masters on Friday in a bid to save par.
We’ve been asking for nominations for the best five courses never to host The Open Championship, and these beauties rose to the top.
Following the success of last year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters, this year the event is returning to the Forest of Arden Marriott Country Club & Hotel, between 4-7 October.
Shinnecock is clearly tough this year, but it doesn't look anything like as tough as it was for these – here it is, the Top 5 Hardest US Opens Of All Time...
Watch this Top 10 rundown of the best golf tantrums!
Two-times major champion Doug Ford died in Florida on Monday night at the age of 95, the PGA Tour announced.
I got my application to apply for 2019 Masters tickets today in the ballot via email - but the system does not seem to be coping at all. Six tries later, and I am still nowhere. What's going on????
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".
As the dust settles on yet another enthralling and exciting Masters, with Patrick Reed ultimately emerging as champion, Your Golf Travel has unveiled an even more comprehensive range of Masters packages and experiences for 2019.
History beckons on the final day of the 2018 Masters. PLUS 3-minute highlights from round three...
The forecast suggested that Augusta might be battered by storms today, but in reality it was an assembly of world class players who took this course to task. With Augusta’s oleaginous defences somewhat neutered by the moisture, a select band of extraordinary talents took full advantage.
It's moving day at the Masters!! And there are some blockbuster pairings...
As Day Two draws to a close, it’s testament to the renewed fervour of Tiger mania that a leaderboard featuring 6 major winners amongst the top 8 seems slightly disappointing.
Day One of perhaps the most eagerly anticipated Masters is now in the books, and it was always going to be a challenge for this tournament to live up to the extraordinary hype surrounding it.
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...
One of the many, many things that we love about the Masters is just what great value for money it offers for the ordinary spectator- opps, Patron.
Want to know what it really takes to win The Masters? Golf Care have the answer.
Here's what Team Peter Millar players Branden Grace, Chez Reavie and Si Woo Kim will be wearing at the 2018 Masters.
We may have been wrong before but that's not going to stop us throwing our weight around... I mean, if we don't know who's going to win the Masters then who the blazes does??
Sergio Garcia has had a right nightmare in the opening round at this year's Masters, as he carded a 13 on the par five 15th, to equal the record of most shots on a single hole ever.
There has been a rare find in a charity shop in Houston. An original Masters Green Jacket from the 1960s. And it's already been sold.
If you are of a delicate disposition, turn away now. These stomach churners will leave you aghast. And they're not all Greg Norman....
The best things ever said about the Masters. Ever.
Men like building sheds. Women like men building sheds because it gets rid of them for a while. But what about building your very own Butler Cabin shed as part of a Golden Bell extravaganza? Oh yes, it can be done...
Give yourself a break. You deserve it. And check out this brilliant mini-doc recounting the greatest shots that made Masters history...
The Masters – the year's first major and one of the truly great events. Won last year by Sergio Garcia (tipped by yours truly!) Most bookmakers paying out each way on top 10 including Betfair exchange. If you have a few accounts shop around. This week I am advising each way top 10 with a few more selections than normal.
The first day of Spring has passed. With the sun out more, the weather is starting to warm up and the birds are chirping. So you know this means … It’s finally here.
Bubba Watson is not the only player who will be teeing it up at The Masters wearing G/Fore shoes, as Phil Mickelson is now getting in on the action. Here's what Phil will be sporting this week.
Tiger Woods’ comeback is hitting Masters ticket prices, and you will now have to pay a very pretty penny if you want to see the four-time Masters winner teeing it up at Augusta National.
Can anyone remember a more eagerly anticipated Masters championship? No, neither can we. It's going to be amazing. This amazing...
The Masters inspires people in different ways. According to an article by Meg Mirshak of the Augusta Chronicle, a Georgia man has followed his twin passions for golf and architecture and has built a Masters leaderboard out of Lego.
It's Trick Shot Tuesday here at GolfPunk Towers, so we've gone in to the archive to celebrate Masters week. It's a tradition at 16 to try and skim the ball across the water in the practice rounds. Vijay managed to do this and then some...
As running is strictly forbidden at Augusta National, fans have developed significant expertise in the art of speed-walking. Here's how to get the best seats in the house.
Danny Willetts has revealed his Masters dinner menu. And there's a strong Yorkshire theme to it.
How much does it actually cost to get your hands on a coverted Masters ticket if you've not been lucky in the ballot?
The putter Arnold Palmer used to win the 1964 Masters sold at auction on the very morning of Masters Sunday, 2017 for the incredible price of $97,691.
The Masters (5th-8th April) has seen its fair share of shock winners down the years, with the likes of Danny Willet (2016) and Angel Cabrera (2009) embarrassing those setting odds for the tournament. While it has a decent record of delivering on the favourites, the bookmakers can often get it wrong.
It's 2018 and we've figured out who is going to win the majors. There are four of them this year...
It’s happy birthday to Tiger Woods today as he turns 42. But neither age nor form have deterred a punter from backing him with a €10,000 bet to win the Masters.
PUMA Golf introduces its new Women’s Spring Summer 2018 apparel collection, characterised by stunning patterns, on-trend styles and new shape-flattering, PWRSHAPETM technologies.
Justin Rose has been announced as the tournament host for the 2018 British Masters, and Walton Heath in Surrey will be the tournament venue, which will run from October 11-14.
2018 is looking like the year of the blade. You can wait years for a new model of this most classic of irons, and then suddenly four come along at once.