Dec 24th, 2015
2015 Major Of The Year & GP Event Of The Year
The results are in!!
Words: Tim Southwell Photography: Getty Images
Major Of The Year...
THE OPEN AT ST ANDREWS 46.2%
This was the Open that Jordan Spieth was supposed to win on his way to the Grand Slam. And he would have done it too, if it wasn't for that meddling road hole bunker. After being ravaged by storms on Saturday, the tournament was forced into a Monday finish. On Saturday night, in the descending gloom, Tom Watson bade an emotional farewell to The Open, bowing out with an 80 on the day, but four decades worth of incredible memories.
The first three days was all about young Irish amateur Paul Dunne who had a share of the lead going into the final day. As it turned out Dunne didn't even end up with the silver medal for top amateur. His last round 78 allowed American Jordan Niebrugge – who was never in contention to win and – to sneak ahead of him on the final day. A play-off decided the Open: Marc Leishmann, Louie Oosthuizen and Zach Johnson going head to head. Johnson prevailed, gave God all the credit and an incredible Open was over.
Oh, and Tiger missed the cut again.
30.2% THE MASTERS at Augusta
The U.S. OPEN at Whistling Straits 14.2%
9.4% USPGA at Whistling Straits
GolfPunk Event Of The Year...
The GolfPunk Clubhouse at The Rule,
In association with UnderArmour
To be honest, it was hell at times: A six night residency at the coolest bar in town, mixing it with punters, pro golfers, bunker babes and the lovely Carly Booth, mixed in with actually doing proper work during the day reporting on events in and around the tournament, certainly took its toll on our livers. Throw in the fact that we decided it was going to be great weather so why not camp in tents under the stars, add in force 12 gales and driving rain and we were a sorry sight by the time Zach Johnson had rolled in the winning putt on the Monday.
But we had a blast. Gorgeous George & film dude Joe ran themselves giddy on the streets of St Andrews, talking to fans from across the globe, creating a golf hole on the beach and generally GolfPunking things up. Inside the clubhouse we were partnered up with the great people at UnderArmour and together we dished up a heady cocktail of cocktails, golf simulators, live music and guest DJs. Plus UnderArmour's very own Bernd Weiseberger (world No 23) officially opened the Clubhouse alongside the Golf Nurse.
Ah, yes, the Golf Nurse. Carly was amazing. GolfPunk's very own Golf Nurse was there every night, challenging punters to a par three errm,,.. challenge on the simulator, DJing and dancing the night away. Wait till you see what we've got planned for Troon!!!
The GP Clubhouse at St Andrews: Highlights vid.