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The Florida Mid-Am final ended with a player getting punched in the face. Or did it?

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On paper–that is the Florida State Golf Association’s paper, not the police report–Marc Dull won the Florida Mid-Am when his opponent, Jeff Golden, withdrew.

Dull had just birdied the 16th hole to pull even, when the skies opened.

A FSGA statement on the final match indicates what happened next

“With the players on 17, play was halted by heavy rains. When conditions permitted play to continue nearly two and a half hours later, Golden was unable to continue due to an unfortunate injury and defaulted the match.”

Indeed, the statement is technically correct. However, it hardly tells the full story…and what a story it is.

Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner did some digging into the “unfortunate injury,” and what he found was certainly surprising.

Per a Charlotte County Sheriff’s Office police report, Jeff Golden (the man who suffered the “unfortunate injury”) called police. Golden claimed he was assaulted in the Coral Creek Club parking lot by his opponent’s caddie. According to Golden, Dull’s caddie, Brandon Hibbs, punched him in the face.

Why in the world did this happen? Apparently, during the ninth hole of the Golden-Dull match, Golden asked Dull about the condition of one of the holes, inquiring as to whether the cup was damaged.

“Don’t worry about it,” Hibbs (again, this is Dull’s caddie) told Golden. “If you’re going to make it, you’re going around it.”

Following this, Golden told a rules official that he believed the caddie’s statement constituted advice (to Golden, who was not his player). Apparently/incredibly, the rules official agreed, and Golden was awarded the hole.

Hibbs, presumably furious, left the course at this point and returned to the clubhouse.

During the previously mentioned rain delay that interrupted the match, Golden claims Hibbs approached him in the parking lot while he was at his car getting additional clothing.

Per the report, Hibbs “approached him, apologized, then punched him on the left side of the face.”

Now this story would be ridiculous enough if these facts were agreed upon. However, Hibbs says the incident never happened. He claims after leaving the course, he was in the clubhouse during the entire rain delay.

Nobody saw the alleged attack, and there were no surveillance cameras trained on the parking lot. Further, Golden’s face was not swollen or cut and Hibbs’ hands showed no evidence that he’d punched anything.

Golden maintains he was punched and that his shirt had blood on it, also claiming that he suffered “concussion symptoms.”

Golden declined to press charges, and both Hibbs and Dull maintain nothing happened.

Per Ryan Lavner, FSGA executive director Jim Demick said that Golden “didn’t want to play anymore.”

“Regrettably, the golf course was very playable and Jeff understood that he needed to resume the match. I think he was just ready to go,” adding police “found absolutely no evidence of an assault.”

What do you make of this, GolfWRX members? The scales of justice don’t seem to be tipped in Mr. Golden’s favor, do they?

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  1. bjb

    May 22, 2018 at 1:17 am

    no marks on the face, no marks on the hand…and where would the blood on the shirt have come from? My guess is a McDonald’s ketchup packet. what a dumba$$

  2. Dave r

    May 21, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    Full contact golf gotta love it.

  3. Draw down

    May 21, 2018 at 2:11 pm

    Didn’t this guy used to caddie for Robert Allenby?

  4. Jack Nash

    May 21, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    Just when you think you’ve seen or heard everything…….

  5. Dan

    May 21, 2018 at 12:49 pm

    What ignorant comments

  6. Sr

    May 21, 2018 at 12:43 pm

    Well, it’s Florida. What do you expect from a bunch of silly rednecks

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Bryson DeChambeau reports 403-yard driver carry

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He may not have been in tournament action last week, but Bryson DeChambeau was continuing his hunt for added distance and reported reaching some eye-popping milestones.

On his social media channels, DeChambeau posted an image of his launch monitor, and the numbers speak for themselves, with a carry distance of 403 yards combined with 211mph ball speed.

As Bryson added in the post, those numbers were achieved without the 48-inch driver which he is hoping to put into play at next month’s Masters.

As many have noted on social media, should Bryson replicate that drive at Augusta National, then the Californian would be left with less than 50 yards for his approach to the devilishly difficult opening hole.

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How much each player won at the 2020 Zozo Championship

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Patrick Cantlay took home the title at Sherwood CC after a stunning final round, and it’s a victory that earned the Californian $1,440,000.00. Both Justin Thomas and Jon Rahm shared second place, and each takes home $704,000.00 in prize money after a positive week.

With a total prize purse of $8 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2020 Zozo Championship.

1: Patrick Cantlay, 265/-23, $1,440,000.00

T-2: Jon Rahm, 266/-22, $704,000.00

T-2: Justin Thomas, 266/-22, $704,000.00

T-4: Russell Henley, 269/-19, $315,000.00

T-4: Ryan Palmer, 269/-19, $315,000.00

T-4: Cameron Smith, 269/-19, $315,000.00

T-4: Bubba Watson, 269/-19, $315,000.00

T-8: Cameron Champ, 270/-18, $232,000.00

T-8: Corey Conners, 270/-18, $232,000.00

T-8: Joel Dahmen, 270/-18, $232,000.00

T-11: Tony Finau, 271/-17, $184,000.00

T-11: Dylan Frittelli, 271/-17, $184,000.00

T-11: Lanto Griffin, 271/-17, $184,000.00

T-14: Kevin Kisner, 272/-16, $142,933.34

T-14: Sebastián Muñoz, 272/-16, $142,933.33

T-14: Patrick Reed, 272/-16, $142,933.33

T-17: Daniel Berger, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Jason Kokrak, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Rory McIlroy, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Joaquin Niemann, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Alex Noren, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Justin Rose, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Xander Schauffele, 273/-15, $95,857.78

T-17: Scottie Scheffler, 273/-15, $95,857.77

T-17: Webb Simpson, 273/-15, $95,857.77

T-26: Matthew Fitzpatrick, 274/-14, $60,880.00

T-26: Brian Harman, 274/-14, $60,880.00

T-28: Tyler Duncan, 275/-13, $50,137.15

T-28: Shaun Norris, 275/-13, $50,137.15

T-28: Harris English, 275/-13, $50,137.14

T-28: Tyrrell Hatton, 275/-13, $50,137.14

T-28: Hideki Matsuyama, 275/-13, $50,137.14

T-28: Kevin Na, 275/-13, $50,137.14

T-28: Kevin Streelman, 275/-13, $50,137.14

T-35: Byeong Hun An, 276/-12, $36,680.00

T-35: Abraham Ancer, 276/-12, $36,680.00

T-35: Paul Casey, 276/-12, $36,680.00

T-35: Talor Gooch, 276/-12, $36,680.00

T-35: Satoshi Kodaira, 276/-12, $36,680.00

T-35: Carlos Ortiz, 276/-12, $36,680.00

T-41: Mark Hubbard, 277/-11, $26,880.00

T-41: Mackenzie Hughes, 277/-11, $26,880.00

T-41: Sungjae Im, 277/-11, $26,880.00

T-41: Takumi Kanaya, 277/-11, $26,880.00

T-41: Brad Kennedy, 277/-11, $26,880.00

T-41: Jordan Spieth, 277/-11, $26,880.00

T-47: Brendon Todd, 278/-10, $20,053.34

T-47: Tom Hoge, 278/-10, $20,053.33

T-47: Viktor Hovland, 278/-10, $20,053.33

T-50: Jim Herman, 279/-9, $17,560.00

T-50: Andrew Landry, 279/-9, $17,560.00

T-50: Collin Morikawa, 279/-9, $17,560.00

T-50: Matthew Wolff, 279/-9, $17,560.00

T-54: Gunn Charoenkul, 280/-8, $16,480.00

T-54: Harry Higgs, 280/-8, $16,480.00

T-54: Matt Kuchar, 280/-8, $16,480.00

T-57: Tommy Fleetwood, 281/-7, $16,000.00

T-57: Rickie Fowler, 281/-7, $16,000.00

T-57: Richy Werenski, 281/-7, $16,000.00

T-60: Jason Day, 282/-6, $15,520.00

T-60: Jazz Janewattananond, 282/-6, $15,520.00

T-60: Chan Kim, 282/-6, $15,520.00

T-63: Adam Hadwin, 283/-5, $15,040.00

T-63: Ryo Ishikawa, 283/-5, $15,040.00

T-63: Nick Taylor, 283/-5, $15,040.00

T-66: Mikumu Horikawa, 284/-4, $14,560.00

T-66: Shugo Imahira, 284/-4, $14,560.00

T-66: Adam Long, 284/-4, $14,560.00

69: Billy Horschel, 285/-3, $14,240.00

T-70: Marc Leishman, 286/-2, $14,000.00

T-70: Brendan Steele, 286/-2, $14,000.00

T-72: Rikuya Hoshino, 287/-1, $13,600.00

T-72: Danny Lee, 287/-1, $13,600.00

T-72: Tiger Woods, 287/-1, $13,600.00

75: Naoki Sekito, 289/+1, $13,280.00

76: Phil Mickelson, 291/+3, $13,120.00

77: Michael Thompson, 294/+6, $12,960.00

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.26.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

This is awesome.

Best looking clubs in the business?

Great shots of Great Northern courtesy of Alexander Asmussen.

 

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Surround yourself with positive people and you will never have a bad day in your life. When things are good, they make them great. When things are bad they make them better ?? Thanks lads for making a great day at the incomparable Great Northern simply amazing ?? …and what a come-from-behind win from @CBremer.dk & yours truely ??? . . . . . . . . #pals #PowerOfPositivity #GreatNorthern #BestInDenmark #amazing #beautiful #autumn #golf #round #golfer #golfing #golfdk #SpilMed #golfcourse #golfclub #beautifulgolfcourses #instagolf #golfdigest #golfwrx #golfgrinders #golfporn #whyilovethisgame #golfaddict #golfislife #amazingview #golflife #golfstagram #golfpics #golfswing

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NCW blades given the copper finish treatment.

It’s Halloween week after all.

Which one you taking, WRXers?


Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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