By Ben Alberstadt (firstname.lastname@example.org)
May 17, 2019
Good Friday morning, golf fans.
1. Koepka: “One of the best rounds I’ve played”
BK opens the PGA with a 63…
2. Lackluster Tiger
A PGATour.com staff report…
Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski on those who also played well Thursday…
4. The monster Tiger created
ESPN’s Ian O’Connor…
“This is all Tiger’s fault, of course, because he inspired a generation of golfers who grew up watching him. Koepka was 6 years old when Woods won his first of 15 major championships — the 1997 Masters. Though Koepka’s father, Bob, used to tease his high school classmates for earning letterman jackets for golf because, he said, “I didn’t think it was a sport,” Woods helped make golf a viable option for Brooks and other versatile young athletes who lived in the gym and preferred to look more like NFL strong safeties.”
5. No tip of DeChambeau’s cap to Bethpage’s length
Golf Channel’s Will Gray…
“DeChambeau opened with a 2-over 72, carding just two birdies, and he now trails Koepka by nine shots. Speaking to GolfChannel.com, he shared his viewpoint that when it comes to major championship venues, longer does not always mean better.”
6. A 4.5-hour middle finger
“I’ve been flipped off a few times in my life – probably not as often as you’d think – but I felt like he was giving me the finger for 4 1/2 hours out there today,” Chamblee said on Thursday night’s edition of “Golf Central Live From the PGA.”
7. Why play?
1991 PGA champion John Daly on why, with little chance of making the cut and motoring around the course in an Ez-Go, he is playing the PGA Championship.
Adam Woodard at Golfweek…
8. Meanwhile, Eamon Lynch with the definitive Daly-taking-a-cart roasting
“There were cheers, for sure. There always are, whatever his failings. But around the grounds at Bethpage Black there is also an unmistakeable sense that the Daly Show is a tired act, that he is afforded courtesies that his conduct long ago cost him any right to expect. Sure, he earned his spot in the field as a former champion, and he has been legitimately granted a cart. But professional pride and sportsmanship should have rendered moot a decision on availing himself of either.”
9. When official yardage books don’t conform…
This is golf in the year 2019 files…
Lightning strike at Tour Championship injures six spectators; play to be resumed Sunday morning
The third round of The Tour Championship was suspended this evening and won’t be resumed until Sunday morning after lightning strikes caused injuries to six spectators.
Play was suspended at East Lake approximately 30 minutes before the serious incident occurred. A lightning bolt is said to have struck a tree near the 15th green/16th hole, and according to reports, debris from the strike has caused the injuries to the six spectators.
According to the Tour, none of the injuries appears to be life-threatening after EMT tended to those hurt immediately and transported them from the property via ambulance for further medical attention.
Speaking on the incident, a PGA Tour spokesperson stated
“The safety of our fans, players and partners is of the utmost importance. We will provide further updates as they become available.”
The third round of the Tour finale is set to resume at 8 AM ET on Sunday.
Morning 9: Tour Championship | Brooke Henderson | Decline of cookie-cutter swings
August 23, 2019
Good Friday morning, golf fans.
1 New normal
After 1…Xander Schauffele, Brooks Koepka, and Justin Thomas are all tied at the top.
PGATour.com’s Mike McAllister…
2. Brooks in the buff
Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard on BK’s ESPN Body Issue shoot…
“Koepka said the photos were taken at The Floridian in the spring and prompted him to lose 22 pounds in four months. Although he was pleased with the photo shoot he did acknowledge that there were some strange moments.”
3. Women’s Canadian Open
Defending champ, national hero is one back…
Golf Channel’ Randall Mell…”Henderson, 21, picked up right where she left off a year ago.”
4. Mr. East Lake?
Golf Channel’s Carson Williams…”There’s something about East Lake that seems to bring out the best in Xander Schauffele.”
5. Scandinavian Invitation
AP report…”Wade Ormsby holed a 4-iron from 196 yards for eagle on his way to shooting a bogey-free, 8-under 62 at the Scandinavian Invitation, giving him the first-round lead in the European Tour event on Thursday.”
“The Australian’s eagle at the par-4 14th hole came in an opening-nine 28, after starting his round at No. 10. He also rolled in six birdies, including three straight from the 16th hole.”
Golf Channel’s Will Gray…”Former PGA Tour winner Grayson Murray opened the Albertsons Boise Open with a 7-under 64 to grab a share of the lead in the second leg of the Korn Ferry Finals.”
7. Timing Bryson
Joel Beall and the Golf Digest folks kept tabs on Bryson at East Lake…
“Almost half his approaches took less than 30 seconds, with a personal-best of 20.34 seconds at the par-4 eighth. However, there was no middle ground. If he wasn’t pulling the trig fast, it was a drawn-out process, even on a punch-out at the fifth (one minute, nine seconds) that went all of 30 yards. Aside from the third hole, there wasn’t much wind to calculate, and DeChambeau mostly kept his ball out of trouble. That he spent more than 40 seconds in three instances, including the punch-out, after waiting on Reavie (37.82 seconds average on approach) was somewhat odd. Although it did lead to this gem from a marshal on the fifth: “He’s trying to make Thanksgiving dinner when all he needs is a PB&J.”
8. Cherishing the experience
AP Report…Vancouver’s Michelle Liu was excited about striping her opening tee shot Thursday at the CP Women’s Open, but the 12-year-old left her history-making LPGA debut frustrated.
9. Decline of the cookie-cutter swing?
Golf Digest staff….”We asked four top teachers from Golf Digest’s national and state rankings to discuss how (or if!) this new “freedom” will trickle down into the amateur player’s weekend game.”
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10 interesting photos from the Albertsons Boise Open
GolfWRX bypassed the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship in the early part of the week (we made it there Thursday!) for the road less traveled this week: The Korn Ferry Tour. Specifically, we have a full buffet of photos from the range at the Albertsons Boise Open, including a full plate of WITB looks.
Here are 10 interesting photos from the Albertsons Boise Open.
This spread of Scotty Cameron Circle T putter covers will have enthusiasts drooling
Is this tee marker edible?
Name a better-dressed pro than Morgan Hoffmann…
Brandon Crick’s Pingman-stamped Glide wedge
The TaylorMade Boise Open headcover features a Boise St. blue turf background
D.J. Trahan’s Grateful Dead dancing bear headcovers are money
J-Gore! Cheers to the 2002 champ!
Sweet orange paintfill on Kevin Doughtery’s PXG 0311T 4-iron
Idaho (potato) fries aplenty on Scotty Cameron’s superb Boise Open headcover
I was unaware Will Zalatoris nickname was Beavis. But a look at this wedge and a look at this photo have me pretty convinced it is
All our galleries from the Boise Open
WITB, special galleries
- Charlie Danielson – WITB August 2019
- DJ Trahan – WITB August 2019
- Taylor-Made 2019 Albertsons Boise Open putter covers
- Scotty Cameron 2019 Albertsons Boise Open putter covers
- Brandon Crick – WITB August 2019
- Dawie van der Walt – WITB August 2019
- Lee Hodges – WITB August 2019
- Mark Anderson – WITB August 2019
- Will Zalatoris – WITB August 2019
- David Lipsky – WITB August 2019
- Chris Baker – WITB August 2019
- Greg Yates – WITB August 2019
- Boo Weekley – WITB August 2019
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