Bryson DeChambeau’s impressive run at the Professional Longest Drive Association World Championship ended at the final 8 stage despite reaching an astonishing 218mph ball speed.
The 28-year-old made the final 8 with a remarkable 406-yard drive, and was amped-up throughout Friday hitting multiple bombs like the one you can see below.
— Ben Everill (@BEverillPGATOUR) October 1, 2021
DeChambeau made it through three days of elimination rounds to make the final eight competitors from a field of 128 and drew plaudits from big figures in the golf world, including Fred Couples.
Bryson’s good friend and Long Drive expert Kyle Berkshire won the event with a 422-yard drive in the final.
Tiger’s one piece of advice to his son that can help all golfers lower their scores
In his first media appearance since his terrifying car crash back in February, Tiger Woods opened up to GolfDigest on a range of topics regarding his health and future.
Woods has been near silent since the accident he suffered back in February but was spotted multiple times out on the course this year with his son, Charlie, who at the 2020 PNC Championship showed himself to be a very accomplished player.
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While discussing his recovery from his injuries with Digest’s Henni Koyack, Woods revealed how the ability to watch his son hit balls was one of the things he sorely missed while undergoing rehab.
“But I’m just happy to be able to go out there and watch Charlie play, or go in the backyard and have an hour or two by myself with no one talking, no music, no nothing. I just hear the birds chirping. That part I’ve sorely missed.”
Charlie caught the eye of all golf fans back in 2020 with his spectacular play and his likeness to father Tiger in his mannerisms at the PNC Championship.
Tiger’s son has won multiple times on the South Florida junior circuit in 2021, and while talking to Golf Digest, Woods revealed how one piece of advice he gave Charlie has helped transform his scoring.
“I went to golf tournaments to watch him play, and I’m looking at some of these scores he’s shooting and I said, How the hell are you shooting such high scores? I gotta go check this out. So I’d watch him play and he’s going along great, he has one bad hole, he loses his temper, his temper carries him over to another shot and another shot and it compounds itself.
I said, ‘Son, I don’t care how mad you get. Your head could blow off for all I care just as long as you’re 100 percent committed to the next shot. That’s all that matters. That next shot should be the most important shot in your life. It should be more important than breathing. Once you understand that concept, then I think you’ll get better.’ And as the rounds went on throughout the summer, he’s gotten so much better.”
That advice is an element that Woods has demonstrated throughout his illustrious career and an ability that has never ceased to impress his peers.
While speaking on the ‘Earn Your Edge’ podcast back in 2020, Jordan Spieth had his say on Tiger’s ability to vent and then reset instantly before hitting his next shot, saying:
“He’ll hit a shot, and he’ll let himself know about it. But it’s mad. It’s not, ‘I can’t figure this out.’ There’s no can’t. ‘Or I’m struggling with this.’ It’s literally just him to himself, gets the anger out and then moves on. I’ve never once heard him be negative.”
Perhaps the greatest example of Woods getting his anger out of his system and committing 100% to the next shot was at the 2020 Masters.
After Tiger recorded a 10 on the par 3 12th hole at Augusta, the 15-time major champ bounced back with birdies on 5 of his final 6 holes. Following his round, Woods told media: “You just have to turn around and figure out the next shot, and I was able to do that coming home.”
Golf club forced to close after pigs attack golfers
Clown heads, waterfalls, caves, plaster whales and windmills all form the familiar holes in Crazy Golf, but Sky News last week reported on a pair of pigs storming the 18 holes of Lightcliffe Golf Club in West Yorkshire in the UK.
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The report indicates that the pigs were first spotted on Sunday afternoon and, according to club professional David McKidd, injured a golfer that day before attacking a male employee the following Tuesday after he had attempted to drive them off the course.
Whilst it has its comedy overtones, both parties suffered a minor injury and were taken to a local hospital for treatment and tetanus injections.
It appears that nobody knows where the hogs had come from, but they clearly took to the greens, digging holes in one and forcing the club to take to temporary closure, although all opened again soon after.
“We had to close because they were wandering around and took over the course,” said clubhouse director Judith Crowther.”They ended up outside the clubhouse on the ninth green and didn’t seem to want to go away.”
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In an exclusive interview with Golf Digest, Tiger Woods revealed how close he was to losing his leg following his near-fatal crash back in February.
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Speaking to Henni Koyack, Woods opened up on the seriousness of the injury and how at one stage, he feared losing his leg altogether:
“There was a point in time when, I wouldn’t say it was 50/50, but it was damn-near there if I was going to walk out of that hospital with one leg.”
Woods added that once he knew his leg would not need to be amputated, then he had to worry about his hands:
“Once I (kept it), I wanted to test and see if I still had my hands. So even in the hospital, I would have Erica (girlfriend), and Rob (McNamara, friend) throw me something. Throw me anything.”
In the 40-minute interview, Tiger also discussed his future, where he admitted that his full-time playing career is over but that he plans to return to Tour to pick and choose the odd event to compete at.
“I think something that is realistic is playing the Tour one day, never full time, ever again, but pick and choose, just like (Ben) Hogan did. Pick and choose a few events a year, and you play around that, you practice around that, and you gear yourself up for that. I think that’s how I’m going to have to play it from now on. It’s an unfortunate reality, but it’s my reality. I understand it, and I accept it.”
Back in May, Woods spoke about the intenseness of his rehab, and in this week’s interview with Golf Digest, the 15-time major champion went into detail on the difficulties he faced.
“In a hotel room, and I’m hooked up with wires everywhere and people poking and prodding me at 2-3 in the morning for more bloodwork. It was just like, c’mon. You know? How much is enough?”
As for his current position on his road to recovery, Tiger told the publication that he isn’t yet at the halfway point in his recovery, and his back is also still a major issue.
“I have so far to go. I’m not even at the halfway point. I have so much more muscle development and nerve development that I have to do in my leg.
At the same time, I’ve had five back operations, so I’m having to deal with that. As the leg gets stronger, sometimes the back may act up. It’s a tough road.”
Tiger Woods is set to hold a press conference today at 9 a.m ET at this week’s Hero World Challenge, where he is the host of the event.
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