Apr 20th, 2017
FootJoy is launching its season–long FJ Walk of Champions campaign.
FootJoy is launching its season–long FJ Walk of Champions campaign.
After 125,000,000 steps and 16,000 rounds, the 2018 FJ Walk of Champions concluded at the Home of Golf in October, with the event’s Grand Final.
After nearly 10,000 completed rounds of golf and 97,400,000 steps walked, the inaugural season-long FootJoy Walk of Champions culminated in a grand finale at World Golf Championship and European Tour host venue, The Grove.
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.
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."
Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player will receive the highest honour a civilian can receive from President Trump at a ceremony on 23rd March. Sorenstam learned of the honour last year after a game of golf where she and Senator Lindsey Graham took on Gary Player and President Trump.
As previously reported, the Golf Hall of Fame recently amended the qualification criteria moving the minimum age for both male and females to 45 from 50. So, it was hardly a ‘dropped my bacon sandwich’ moment when we learned that Tiger was on the list of finalists.
He has been saying for a while now that he needs to get off to better starts in events and in Mexico yesterday Rory McIlroy delivered. The World Number One soared into a two-stroke first round lead at the WGC-Mexico Championship to continue an excellent run of form of late with a six-under-par 65 at Chapultepec Golf Club.
Call us old cynics but are the latest set of changes at the Golf Hall of Fame just a dressed way to get Tiger Woods inducted into the Golf Hall of Fame a few years earlier and boost the quality of the list of possible inductees for the 2021 draft? The rules were only changed some four years ago to move the minimum age from 40 to 50 and now it is being edged back to 45.
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.
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.
2019 is behind of us but it was not a great display by some who let down our great game and so have been inducted into the GolfPunk Hall of Shame. So which five golfers find themselves with the unwanted invite?
GolfNow the biggest online tee time agency in the golf industry has grabbed an even bigger share of the market following the acquisition of EZLinks Golf by GolfNow owner, NBC Sports Group. Part of the EZLinks Golf portfolio is the online tee time booking platform TeeOff. So, what does this consolidation signal to the golf industry?
We love Carnoustie. It’s probably one of the bestest courses in the UK, forget that the World! So, what better venue for a ‘Round of a Lifetime’ for one Edward Johnson from Massachusetts, U S of A.
Victor Perez became the first French winner of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship after one of the most exciting finishes in the history of the event, winning by one shot from England’s Matthew Southgate at St Andrews. Whilst, at the same time, Rory McIlroy, finishing tied for 26th place complains to the BBC that the European Tour is too easy.
England’s Matthew Southgate and Victor Perez of France take a two shot lead into the final round at the Old Course, St Andrews in the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. Perez shot his second 64 of the week at Kingsbarns Golf Links to move to twenty under and was joined at the top of the leaderboard by Southgate who birdied his final hole at St Andrews to card a 65.
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.
The Sanderson Farms Championship from the Country Club of Jackson delivered another first-time winner when Sebastian Munoz saw off 2019 Rookie of the Year, Sungjae Im, on the first hole of a playoff. It was the Columbian’s first tour victory and follows the win by Joaquin Niemann of Chile at last week’s win at the A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Matt Fitzpatrick’s little brother, Alex, led the way for team Great Britain and Ireland at Royal Liverpool yesterday. Following a foursomes win in the morning, with partner Conor Purcell, Fitzpatrick took out world number one amateur Cole Hammer (great name!) in the top afternoon singles game to help The GB&I team to a 7-5 lead after day one.
Is it just us or can you not get excited about the Walker Cup? The amateur version of the Ryder Cup takes place this weekend over the famous Royal Liverpool Golf Club links at Hoylake. The two teams of 10 players will compete over the two days of foursomes and singles matches first to 13½ points winning.
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.
This Sunday evening the winner of the FedEx Cup Tour Championship will pick up a cheque for a cool $15 million dollars. The same evening at the CP Women's Open Aurora, Ontario, Canada the winner will take home a cheque for a paltry $337,500. However, earlier in the day in far flung Czechoslovakia those competing in the final round of the Tipsport Czech Ladies Open will take home the combined sum of roughly $135,000!
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.
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..
South Korea’s Hyo Joo Kim holds a one-shot lead over compatriot Sung Hyun Park heading into day four of the Evian Championship. Indeed, Kim has no shortage of company from home as five of the top six players are from South Korea with the only interloper being Shanshan Feng of China.
The GolfPunk team love the game of golf and are big supporters of the idea of improving the etiquette on the course and in general. However, this week the big news running around social media was about the US amateur golfer that carded an impressively poor 194 for 18 holes and things got worse when the Florida State Golf Association confirmed it was actually a 131 over par 202!
Ok time for a rerun of our GolfPunk rant. The three-minute rule is a good one and it is intended to speed up play like the other good rule change, putting with the pin in. I am sure most pros did not expect to suffer too much from the rule change but then they are not playing Royal Portrush every day.
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?
Derek The Donkey, GolfPunk's grumpy horse-envier once again delivers his 'Joke of the Week'. As you know he likes nothing better than a proper good laugh as long as it's at someone else's expense...
So, the Pro pairings at the Zurich Classic have had to select walk up music for their entrance on the first tee should they make the cut for the final two rounds. GolfPunk has not been that enamoured with the choices and so have come up with their own Top 5.
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.
It's Tiger Time!! Here are all the tee times for Thursday at The Players Championship, Sawgrass...
One of Europe’s most high-profile golfers Paul Lawrie OBE will be taking part in this year’s inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship.
Sunderland of Scotland, has revealed its collection for Spring Summer 2019.
The inaugural Farmfoods European Legends Links Championship will be hosted at the stunning Trevose Golf Club, on the North Cornwall Coast this coming June (20th - 23rd). Here's a little taste of what to expect on this stunning course.
Rory McIlroy has welcomed the sweeping changes that have been implemented to the rules of golf and hopes that the new rules will bring a greater clarity within the sport.
A great result for GolfPunk readers with Danny Willett winning the DP World tour Championship at 139/1. He actually drifted on Betfair to 179/1 so hopefully GolfPunk readers got the best odds??
Following seven years of consultations, on 1st January 2019 the governing bodies of the Rules of golf will implement the most comprehensive Rules changes seen in the game for 37 years. And on the 1st of November, Hamlyn Publishing will be launching 'The Offical Guide to the Rules of Golf R&A.'
World of Golf London, one of the busiest driving ranges in Europe with an average of 13 million balls hit each year, is enjoying a record period and has seen its business boosted by Ryder Cup fever following Europe’s victory in Paris.
Santiago Luna stayed in control throughout the final round as he marched to victory at the Farmfoods European Senior Masters.
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.
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!
Lexi Thompson crashed out of the Evian Championship on Friday, after making a complete mess of a chip on the 18th, when her ball hardly moved at all.
The Top 20 Golf Bets Of All Time Part 1 of 3: Numbers 20-16
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 !!
SRIXON® has announced the launch of the new Soft Feel golf ball. Available in Soft White™, Tour Yellow™ as well as a Soft Feel Lady model in Soft White™ and Passion Pink™. The new Soft Feels are available now.
Here are the final round pairing and tee times for the 100th US PGA Championship from Bellerive GC in St Louis, Missouri.
Steve Staunton has won this year’s first Celeb-Am at the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship. Staunton put in a stunning performance on the Cromwell Course to clinch victory with a score of +1 (35). He fought off competition from the likes of ex-Manchester United star Clayton Blackmore and former Strictly judge Len Goodman.
The PGA championship is the last major tournament of the season, soon to be followed by the Fed Ex play offs!! The career grand slam event only achieved by 5 golfers Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player, Ben Hogan and Gene Sarazen, while Bobby Jones won a true golf grand slam in 1930.
Rickie Fowler will be dressed to the nines in PUMA Golf’s Autumn, Winter ’18 collection including fresh, on-trend polos and new P Cap colorways, during the 100th PGA Championship. Rickie will also carry a Limited-Edition COBRA Bag designed with The PGA Championship in mind.
Bryson DeChambeau is ready to tee it up at the final major of the year, decked out each day in PUMA Golf style for the 100th PGA Championship in St. Louis, Mo.
American Golf and Callaway welcomed Europe’s strongest Long Drive field to Chester Racecourse on Thursday to do battle for the 2018 American Golf U.K. Long Drive Championships.
Fresh from his remarkable performance at The Open, one of golf’s brightest young talents, Sam Locke is set to head to Nailcote Hall for this year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
This year’s Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is now just a month away, with more professionals and celebrity players being announced all the time. BBC presenter Dan Walker, ex-Scotland boss Gordon Strachan OBE and ex-British Grand Prix champion turned Sky Sports Formula 1 pundit, Johnny Herbert, have all been confirmed for the Championship.
The prize fund for this year’s 147th Open Championship has increased by $250,000 to a total of $10.5 million. The winner will take home $1.89 million, the R&A confirmed on Monday.
"When Tiger Woods came up here to this tee box for the first time, he said "Holy shit! So now it's called the 'Holy Shit' hole. Every time anyone comes up here for the first time, they say "Holy shit!"' Little John, Old Head Caddie
They’re twins perhaps best known for being stars of one of the biggest film franchise of all time, Harry Potter, but James and Oliver Phelps have also become regular faces at golf courses across the country. This year, they will be returning to the Farmfoods British Par 3 Championships.
Bubba Watson shot a final round of 63 to win the Travelers Championship by three shots, as Paul Casey’s challenge faded.
Major global golf footwear manufacturers have been putting their faith in the Softspikes® Fast Twist 3.0® insert system since its introduction to the market in 2017.
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.
Bioflow, one of the worlds leading suppliers of magnetic therapy, also offers golfers protection against flying and biting insects with their excellent Mosquito Repellent Bands.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship is getting ready to support the next generation of golfing stars with its junior qualifier. The qualifier will give young players the opportunity to rub shoulders with the professionals at this summer’s Championship.
Francesco Molinari was the well deserved winner of the BMW PGA Championship as he beat Rory McIlroy with a brilliantly composed final round of 68 to take the title by two shots. And he’s properly played himself into Ryder Cup contention.
A little over 12 months on from the official unveiling of the renovated West Course, an Ernie Els Design-led project, the world of golf has never been richer in its praise for the iconic golf course.
Here are the tee times and pairings for Day 3 of the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth. Who can catch Rory McIlroy????
It's the start of the season and you're going to need all the help you can get to shoot some decent scores. Some fresh wedges will ensure maximum control around the greens, and lets face it who doesn't like seeing that ball rip back when it lands. Without further ado here are six of the best wedges for 2017...
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.
It’s the Players Championships in the USA; I haven’t tipped Tiger Woods but I feel he is close to winning soon.
Ian Woosnam OBE has been confirmed as one of the first professional players for this years Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship
The Walker Cup is returning to the Old Course at St Andrews in 2023 for the first time in almost fifty years.
Ryder Cup hero Tony Jacklin CBE is to return as tournament host for the 2018 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship.
The Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship has revealed that ex-England and Nottinghamshire cricketer, James Taylor will be returning to Nailcote Hall for the 2018 edition.
Jimmy Walker’s wife, Erin, has revealed that she has been also been diagnosed with Lyme disease.
We've been looking back at the best read articles of 2017, and it came us no surprise to us to find that there are a lot of Paige Spiranac fans out there. Here's GP's take on 'A Day In The Life Of Paige Spiranac, The Overlord Of Instagram....'
Scaredy Cat Scaredy Cat, sitting on the, errmm, golf mat. No need to be afraid anymore. Ian Poulter is here to show us how to attain true bravery on the tee. No matter what is in front of you...
With just days until the inaugural Farmfoods European Senior Masters gets underway at the Forest of Arden Marriott Hotel & Country Club, the full field of European Senior Tour professionals has been revealed.
Tyrrell Hatton was in cruise control today as he won the Alfred Dunhill Links by three shots. But the big story of the day was Ross Fisher’s superb charge with a new course record 61.
Help The Gravy & Bunch Of Arse The stuff that's floated our boats and upset us this week...
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.
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.
Well, it's about time! Anna Nordqvist's play off win at the Evian Championship was the first major won by a European since 2013!
Highlights from the 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship will be broadcast over the next month on Sky Sports Golf and Sky Sports Mix.
What a bunch of arse. So is it a major or what? Can you imagine the R&A making the Open 54 holes because they had to scrap the first day's play? Well, that's exactly what's happened to the Evian Championship.
Ouch. 19-7. That's a landslide... USA have won back the Walker Cup and deservedly so at the Los Angeles Country Club.
Here we go. USA have a commanding 8-4 lead but there are another 14 points to play for... bring it on....
Jeff Ritter can help you get the ball close from the trickiest of lies. Downhill chip over a bunker. No problem!
The GB & reland Walker Cup team take on USA at the Los Angeles Country Club. But who are they, where have they come from, and what are their intentions? Find out here...
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.
When George Herbert Walker created the Walker Cup, he could never have imagined the drama and excitement that was to follow. We take a pictorial voyage through this marvelous tournament...
GB&I Walker Cup Captain Craig Watson has stood down from next week’s match at Los Angeles Country Club because of a serious illness in his immediate family.
GolfPunk sends the GolfSpiv to the Farm Foods British Par 3 Championship to experience the event first hand. Here's how he got on.
The 2017 Farmfoods British Par 3 Championship concluded today with former Liverpool and England striker Robbie Fowler winning the final Celeb–AM. He claimed victory in a thrilling final round with a score of +3.