The golf world was dealt an unexpected blow this week as Rory McIlroy announced he needed to withdraw from the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship. McIlroy has been diagnosed with a stress fracture in one of his ribs and will need to rest to allow it to heal. There is no timetable for his return. The world number two had “toughed it out” by playing through the pain at the South African Open for a playoff loss to Graeme Storm and… Continue Reading
The first PGA Tournament of 2017 is in the books and Justin Thomas has another notch on his belt with his win at the SBS Tournament of Champions. Thomas, just 23 is another of the young guns on tour that have taken over the PGA Tour. He held off the hottest player in the world, Hideki Matsuyama, who was shooting for his fourth straight world wide win. This is his third win but just is his first win on America… Continue Reading
Hideki Matsuyama cruised to his third PGA Tour win at the WGC-HSBC Champions in Shanghai, China. Matsuyama started the day with a three shot lead and his bogey free 66 extended his margin of victory to seven strokes over Henrik Stenson and Daniel Berger.
Every major championship is tough and can often be a frustrating day for any player. It got a little frustrating for Patton Kizzire yesterday at the PGA Championship. Kizzire missed a short putt with one of those agonizing lip outs we all have had frost our pumpkin. And he was not different. But he did react a bit differently…with a quick and pretty good punt of his putter. He got some distance and some pretty good hang time on that… Continue Reading
One of the fun things at the PGA Championship is their decision to reinstate the Long Driving Competition. They had done it for years before doing away with it but since 2014 we’ve seen some massive belts. Probably the most famous of its past winners has to be the Golden Bear himself. Way back in 1963 a young Jack Nicklaus smacked one 341 yards…with a persimmon clubhead. Who knows what he could have done with one of those high tech… Continue Reading
This “condensed” major championship season continues its breakneck pace this week as the best field of the year tees it up at the PGA Championship at Baltustrol. But first there’s one more piece of business to close out from Henrik Stenson’s win at the Open Championship. Here are the final results for the Links Life Golf Crew Open Championship Picks. G. Rennie was the big winner as he was the only one to select the hard playing Stenson on his… Continue Reading
Jhonattan Vegas came from five shots back of the lead to earn his second PGA Tour victory in a surprising win at the RBC Canadian Open. Third round leader Brandt Snedeker couldn’t hold on tho his one shot lead as Vegas got off to a hot start with five straight birdies starting at the second hole and finished just as hot with three straight birdies for a final round 64. He last won in 2011 but has found his game… Continue Reading
What a great day at the Open Championship. And that was just the weather the low scoring and Philly Mick threatening the low score at a major championship was an added bonus. Royal Troon was ripe for the taking and taken it was but Friday the forecast calls for typical Scottish weather so the odds of a low scoring round like today aren’t looking good. Here are some birdies and bogeys and from round one of the Open. Birdies… Phil… Continue Reading
Our tour of Royal Troon continues with a look at the first par 5 on the course. The 4th hole will be playing at 555 yards. The first par 3, the 5th hole is a easily reachable 209 yards. The 6th is a healthy par 5 at 601 yards.
It’s Open Championship week and the venerable Royal Troon Golf Club hosts the Open for the ninth time. The course will play to a par 71 at 7,190 yards. It sits on the Firth of Clyde on the south western coast of Scotland so as usual in links golf the wind will have plenty to say in deciding the Champion Golfer of the Year. Take a look at the opening holes. The 1st is a par 4, 367 yards. The… Continue Reading