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Tiger Woods trolls Justin Thomas beautifully during Open practice round

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The friendship between golfing legend Tiger Woods and current world number seven, Justin Thomas, continues apace.

JT was just four years old when Tiger won his first major – the 1997 Masters – but they have forged an extraordinarily strong friendship over the last few years, so much so that the 15-time major champion commented during last December’s PNC Championship that:

“We have become so close that I think Charlie’s like Justin’s little brother he never had, and Justin has become the little brother I never had. We are extremely close with the family and we do a lot of things together, and to be able to have that experience tomorrow again. You know, we don’t want them wearing that belt again, so we are going to give it our best. Christmas dinner wasn’t quite as pleasurable last year as it hopefully will be this year.”

Whilst JT is the most recent winner of the two, winning May’s PGA Championship, he lags some way behind Tiger’s 15 major trophies, and with relevance this week, certainly behind his links experience and results.

Tiger has made it clear that, after injury, one of his main targets was to be at St. Andrews for the 150th Open and has been seen putting in the hours at both Adare Manor and this week’s historic venue in order to put up the very best result he can.

JT has made it clear that he feels his close buddy’s swing is “as good as ever” and that Tiger is “pumped” to be well enough to give his all in Scotland, but that didn’t stop the elder ‘brother’ from having a little dig at the end of a practice round.

@TWlegion, a Twitter poster that follows the three-time Open champion closely, posted a 60-second video of some snippets of the round, mostly showing the younger man struggling to get out of the pot bunkers, driving wildly and losing balls. Indeed halfway through the piece he asks one spectator if his ball had hit him – “That would have been a bad start to the week!” jokes JT with a touch of embarrassment.

If that wasn’t bad enough, at the handshake Tiger comments to a line-up, “See you tomorrow for the past champion’s event,” before looking at JT and smirking – “Oh no, I forgot you’ve never won here!”

JT’s reponse?

“Thanks, pal.” before a bleeped-out expletive!

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  4. Charlie Woods

    Jul 12, 2022 at 8:28 am

    lol, love it

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  6. AOC

    Jul 11, 2022 at 8:45 am

    Making fun of a younger player not winning is no way to ‘grow the game.’ So much toxic masculinity! This is the kind of attitude that creates winners and losers, but we all know everyone is a winner in their own special way.

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Cam Smith fires shot at ‘irrelevant’ OWGR system

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Add Champion Golfer of the Year, Cameron Smith to those who are raising questions about the current state of the Official World Golf Rankings.

Fresh off a victory at the Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, the current world number 3 will likely see a freefall in the rankings as time goes by. As it stands, golfers playing on the LIV Tour won’t receive OWGR points for the foreseeable future.

Smith told media at the Australian Open:

“I’m still third on the list somehow, but as time goes on, I think those rankings become more and more irrelevant, especially with not getting world ranking points in those LIV events.”

The win last week at Royal Queensland did grant Smith some OWGR points, but only 10, which won’t make much of a dent.

Smith will be teeing it up again this week at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne and is looking to become the first golfer since Greg Chalmers in 2011 to win both the Australian PGA and Australian Open in back-to-back starts.

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Semi-retired LPGA star reveals impressive victory over Cam Smith

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In a year that saw Cameron Smith win the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The Players Championship, the 150th Championship at St. Andrews and last week’s Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, we finally have a defeat for the Australian superstar.

At the Australian Open this week at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne, Karrie Webb, who’s also playing in the tournament in which the men’s and women’s competition will take place simultaneously, revealed that she challenged Smith to a match prior to this year’s Open.

Webb has won the Australian Open five times and challenged Smith to a game at her home course in the U.S. The pair bet a bottle of wine on the match.

“He brought over a bottle of Grange – if he’d told me on the first tee that was what we were playing for I probably wouldn’t have played so good.” The 47-year-old Webb said.

“I had him sign the bottle and said I’m not going to drink this until one of us wins a big tournament and then two weeks later he did (at the Open) so now we’ve got to have a drink to celebrate.”

Despite them not getting the entire round in, Smith fell to the Aussie veteran.

“I was ahead when we got rained out, so he paid up,” 

Smith is looking to become the first golfer since Greg Chalmers in 2011 to win both the Australian PGA and Australian Open.

“I haven’t won one of these yet and this has been on my radar now for a long time,” the world No.3 Smith said.

“I’ve been close a few times and haven’t quite got it done, so no better week than to win one in Melbourne.

“The plan was to come down here (to Australia) and win both of them and I ticked one box. Hopefully I can do one more this week.

“It would be a really nice way to finish off a really good year.”

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‘WTF is this sh*t!?’ – Tour pro rages over current OWGR system

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Going into the high-level finale of the DP World Tour, Jon Rahm took a swipe at the way the world rankings are formulated.

The then-world No. 6 was blunt in his statement, when declaring: “I think the OWGR right now is laughable.”

Rahm’s argument was that it was ludicrous that the winner of a field containing Rory McIlroy et al should be receiving less ranking points than the winner of the RSM Classic, containing more players, but with far less strength in depth.

“Depth of field doesn’t mean a better tournament.I could go on and on,” Rahm said. “I think they have missed the mark on that stance quite a bit.”

He isn’t the only one with that view.

Australian Tour player David Micheluzzi is in a rich vein of form, winning his first event at the beginning of October and continuing with a top-20 and three top-10 finishes, including at last weekend’s Australian PGA, a field containing Cam Smith, Adam Scott, Min Woo Lee and Marc Leishman amongst other home notables.

However, that sixth place finish entitled him to just 2.01 ranking points, compared to double the amount received when ninth in a weaker field at the same event 11 months ago.

The 26-year-old took to social media to express his frustration with the ‘new’ system:

Still, he didn’t seem to mind the response from ex-pro Mike Clayton, reminding him of the $45,000 he won for his efforts:

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