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The most viewed golf shots on YouTube

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What are the most viewed golf shots on YouTube, and subsequently, how much money do these videos generate for their popularity?

If either of these questions are of interest to you, then you’ll love the work of a new study from Surprize Shop, who gathered YouTube data on the top 30 most-watched golf shots of all time to find out which famous swing makes the most money through its YouTube views.

Here’s a look at the top ten and the money earned from the video represented in pound sterling.

1.Tiger Woods at the 1997 Phoenix Open (2,471,520 views)
Video earnings: £3,341

2. Jack Nicklaus at the 1972 U.S. Open (1,562,361 views)
Video earnings: £2,108

3. Seve Ballesteros at the 1997 Open de France (824,878 views)
Video earnings: £1,112

4. Tiger Woods at the 2012 Memorial Tournament (626,468 views)
Video earnings: £847

5. Tiger Woods at the 2008 U.S. Open (551,076 views)
Video earnings: £745

6. Tiger Woods at the 2000 Bell Canadian Open (411,617 views)
Video earnings: £556

7. Phil Mickelson at the 2013 Open Championship (343,101 views)
Video earnings: £463

8. Tiger Woods at the 2005 Masters (342,993 views)
Video earnings: £463

9. Seve Ballesteros at the 1986 Masters (242,921 views)
Video earnings: £327

10. Phil Mickelson at the 2011 Farmers Insurance Open (204,994 views)
Video earnings: £280

To calculate which golf shot is the most viewed on YouTube, Surprize Shop researched and recorded the number of YouTube views of over 45 famous golf shots, and then ranked these from highest to lowest views to reveal the top 30 most-watched golf shots.

To calculate how much each video earns on YouTube, the company used the Influencer Marketing Hub YouTube Money Calculator, which shows the earnings of different YouTube videos based on their total number of views.

Check out the study and full top 30 from Surprize Shop in full here.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Paul

    Mar 30, 2021 at 5:17 pm

    a quick Youtube search calls into question the accuracy of this list immediately. Tiger’s shot from the bunker at the MGC Mexico a few years ago has 3.5M views, and there are 4-5 others with more than 2M views on the first page of results. That’s not including round highlights, etc, which have over 10M

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Golf’s ‘Spring Break’ crew reunite at Predators-Lightning NHL game

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Golf’s famous foursome – Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Smylie Kaufman – entertained us all on their Spring Break adventure in 2016, and the crew were spotted reunited last night at an NHL game in Nashville.

The guys were chilling in a suite at the game (which the Preds won 7-2), with the snap of the group amusing for a multitude of reasons, but none more so than Rickie Fowler and his wife Alisson Stokke, who seemed unimpressed by what they were watching.

JT and Smylie Kaufman looked to be the most fired up for the game, while one of our Instagram followers hilariously suggested that “Jordan looks like he’s hanging on for dear life.”

 

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The glory days of Spring Break 2016 may be a thing of the past, but it’s still cool to see the four guys hanging out and enjoying themselves, if for nothing more than refreshing the epic memories they gave us five years ago.

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This rookie’s exit from Augusta National is sure to make you smile

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Will Zalatoris led the way of this year’s rookies at the Masters, but another man making his first appearance at Augusta went about his business under the radar and also very effectively.

Robert Macintyre had already finished T6 on his major debut at the 2019 Open Championship, and when he drove down Magnolia Lane last week, the Scot made sure it was an experience shared with his native land. As you can see from the following video.

Rounds of 74,70, and 70 followed as Macintyre adjusted quickly to the test, and with the top-12 and ties receiving an invite to the 2022 Masters, all was to play for on the final day.

The 24-year-old made bogeys on 16 and 17 on Sunday at the Masters, meaning he needed a birdie on the last for a T12 finish. Macintyre knocked his approach to 12 feet and poured in his putt to ensure he’d be back next year.

Was he pleased? I think the following video from Macintyre driving out of the Augusta National premises tells you everything you need to know!

 

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Gary Player’s son ‘banned from the Masters’ for perceived guerrilla marketing

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As the cameras focused on Lee Elder during last week’s honorary starter’s ceremony at Augusta, Gary Player’s son, Wayne, stood directly behind the 86-year-old displaying a sleeve of OnCore golf balls.

Golf fans on social media were outraged by what they had seen and accused Wayne Player of deliberate guerrilla marketing during a moment where the focus was on the first black man to play in the Masters.

According to Wayne’s estranged brother, Marc, Augusta National has since taken action and banned Player, Jr. for the incident.

During Thursday’s opening ceremony, Wayne Player was seen holding the OnCore balls, a company which his father Gary has been an ambassador for since 2018, in several shots during Elder’s introduction.

In response to the criticism, Wayne told Golf Digest that there was “zero intent” in his actions during the ceremony, saying:

“The only thought from that point was that it would be cool for fans to know what ball my dad was teeing off with. That’s where it ends. If I’ve hurt people’s feelings then I’m truly sorry and hope they will forgive me.”

OnCore also told the publication that they did not ask or instruct Wayne Player to visibly display a sleeve of balls next to Lee Elder.

Per Wayne’s brother, Marc Player, his sibling has since been banned from Augusta National and the Masters, who responded to a tweet from CBS’ Kyle Porter on social media saying:

“Agreed. Wayne has since correctly been banned from Augusta National and The Masters tournament. What a shame. What an embarrassment. What a bad decision to allow him on the first tee after years of similar shenanigans. My apologies to all.”

It’s yet another controversy for Wayne Player, who was arrested in 2019 on fraud charges surrounding a rental agreement for a house at the 2018 Masters.

 

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