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Was this the key off-course detail that helped Justin Thomas win the PGA Championship?

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Whether recreational or professional, most participants in any sport now take an avid interest in the monitoring of their fitness, performance, sleep, and recovery, and golfers are no different, seemingly always at the forefront of statistics and numbers on and off the course.

Advertising themselves as having ‘the latest, most advanced fitness and health wearable available’, Whoop has released the figures behind Justin Thomas’ latest victory, a play-off win at the PGA Championship – the second major win of his career.

With the Whoop 4.0 able to monitor all the vital statistics and more, it also has the facility to wake up the wearer at the optimal time based on sleep needs and cycles. Based on those, JT had a cracking week.

The company revealed that the 29-year-old woke up with ideal green recoveries on Friday (89%) and Saturday (88%) before going into his final round off a third ‘green’ night.

Indeed, Saturday night was JT’s best of the lot, recording a 100% sleep performance and 89% green recovery score. As the company tweeted, “JT’s accomplishments this weekend are performance, unlocked”

Fully rested and visibly prepared to overcome a seven shot deficit on Sunday afternoon, the data reveals he was clearly unworried through the night with 2.5 hours of REM, 1:50 slow wave sleep (+13 mins over 30-day average) and 9:50 time in bed (1:24 over 30-day average).

Even when it got tight, JT seemed as relaxed as he may have been throughout that nine hours of sleep, and even a very awkward shot couldn’t put him off his stroke!

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PGA Tour pro provides ‘the lowest hanging fruit’ for golfers to lower their handicap

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Michael Kim, who’s been extremely active on social media over the past year or so, once again took to X to give some tips for lowering your handicap.

According to Kim, the “lowest hanging fruit” to lower your handicap is adding distance.

Kim then referred back to his previous post from back in October, which went in depth about how he added speed and distance to his own game.

There you have it! If you want to lower your handicap, add distance.

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6-time Euro Tour champ says Patrick Cantlay ‘should be nailed with a huge fine’ over Genesis incident

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During Thursday’s opening round of the Genesis Invitational, PGA Tour star Patrick Cantlay received some criticism for not yelling “fore” on a handful of his wayward shots on the back nine at Riviera Country Club.

Among the critics was former professional golfer, Tony Johnstone.

One X user replied to Johnstone, to which Tony opined that Cantlay should be fined.

He also accused Cantlay of “narcissism” for not feeling the need to warn spectators.

In recent years, players such as Bryson DeCheambeau have taken a lot of heat for not yelling “fore” when the situation dictates it. It appears Cantlay may be the next player under the microscope for the same offense.

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LET star becomes latest sportsperson to announce OnlyFans partnership

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Ladies European Tour player Amy Boulden took to social media to announce that she is partnering with OnlyFans.

 

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“Collaborating with OnlyFans gives me the opportunity to connect directly with fans and bring my followers on the journey with me as I compete around the world,” Boulden said when announcing the launch.

“OnlyFans is revolutionising the way we use social media, so launching my page on the platform felt like a natural next step for my career.

“With women’s golf continuing to grow in popularity, OnlyFans feels like the perfect platform to showcase the sport globally.”

Boulden has one European Tour win, the VP Bank Swiss Ladies Open back in 2020. She is the second professional golfer to partner with OnlyFans, as British golfer Liam O’Neill launched a partnership with the platform last year.

Last year, tennis star Nick Kyrgios became one of the highest-profile sportspeople to join Only Fans in a bid to take fans behind the scenes of his career.

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