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9-year-old bursts into tears after making a stunning hole in one

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Over the weekend, a nine-year-old boy in Melbourne, Australia experienced a moment he will never forget.

While playing golf at Northcote Public Golf Course, the boy took his driver out and took dead aim at the pin. His dad noticed the ball was right on line immediately and said, “that’s right at it”.

Dad was correct, and the ball went in the hole for the boy’s first ever hole in one.

The boy and his dad screamed when the ball rolled in. The boy started to cry tears of joy until his dad reminded him how special the moment was.

“Hey, high-five mate. Don’t cry.”

During a turbulent time in the world of golf, this video reminds us how beautiful the game really is.

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Greg Norman makes bold claim over LIV duo…disrespecting Scottie Scheffler in the process

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After Cameron Smith’s victory at LIV Chicago, Greg Norman made an interesting Instagram post celebrating his fellow Australians triumph.

 

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In the post, the LIV Golf CEO claimed that Cameron Smith and Dustin Johnson were the two best players in the world…something World Number One, current Masters champion and Player of the Year Scottie Scheffler may take umbrage with.

His full post read:

“Who’s questioning the real #1 & #2 in the world? On top of that they are happy. Their families are happy. Their wives are happy. Their caddies are happy. The #LIVGolf team is a family. Everyone is in this together. This has never happened on the PGA Tour. As Cam Smith has said, we have given golf a heartbeat.

The fans hold us all accountable. They are holding the PGA Tour accountable. They are holding the OWGR accountable. How can the OWGR ignore the fact that the two best players in the world – @cameronsmithgolf and @dustinjohnsongolf – play on the @livgolfinv tour? When the fans speak, listen. Golf is a force for good.”

The OWGR debate has been steadily growing over the past month. Many in the game of golf believe LIV needs to adjust their format if they ever want to receive OWGR points. The criteria were set before the league began, and therefore there is no reason for the system to change to help bring LIV into the fold.

Others believe that the landscape of professional golf is changing, and the OWGR system needs to adapt.

Alan Shipnuck is part of that group, and shared his OWGR thoughts in a Q and A on the Firepit Collective last night.

The debate is an important one. It will hold the keys to whether or not the LIV Golfers can play in majors going forward. Some of the past major champions will continue to have exemptions for the next few years but will eventually run out.

For now, neither LIV Golf nor the OWGR seem willing to budge.

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Report: PGA Tour pro says he wants to ‘punch Talor Gooch in the face’

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Tensions are high in professional golf.

The LIV Golf players who have elected to leave the PGA TOUR have left many of their former colleagues steaming.

Alan Shipnuck, in his “Firepit Collective“, spoke with Talor Gooch recently. Shipnuck regards Gooch as “the face” of the PGA TOUR Vs. LIV. He also calls Gooch a “god-fearing country boy who is intelligent enough to have been his high school valedictorian”.

The reason Gooch’s decision to leave the PGA TOUR was so highly scrutinized was because he didn’t fit the mold of the other players who had preceded him.

Prior to Gooch’s departure, the narrative surrounding LIV Golf was that it was a tour for washed up players with their best golf long behind them. Once Gooch decided to leave, the floodgates opened for younger players such as Abraham Ancer, Carlos Ortiz, and eventually the Champion Golfer of the Year Cameron Smith.

Gooch made things even more uncomfortable when he compared the atmosphere at LIV Portland to a Ryder Cup (which he’s never played in). The comments were joked about by plenty of PGA TOUR players and didn’t help the way Gooch was perceived.

Matters got worse when Gooch then decided to tee it up at Wentworth for the DP World Tour’s “flagship” event in search of Official World Golf Ranking Points. This drew criticism from players like Shane Lowry, Matt Fitzpatrick, Jon Rahm and Billy Horschel. All of which had questions as to why Gooch should be able to play the event when he had never supported the DP World Tour throughout his career.

All of these factors have added up to make Gooch the face of all that is wrong with LIV Golf in the eyes of those who oppose the Saudi-backed series.

According to Shipnuck, one anonymous PGA TOUR player recently said,

“He always seemed like a nice guy, but now I just want to punch him in the face.”

Gooch is seemingly unbothered by the criticism thus far, saying to Shipnuck “It was funny. It was unlike anything I’ve ever experienced.”

After winning the BMW PGA at Wentworth, Shane Lowry exclaimed “another win for the good guys!”

After the Four Aces team victory at LIV Chicago, Gooch shot back.

With Gooch currently involved in a lawsuit against the PGA TOUR, I don’t expect cooler heads to prevail anytime soon.

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Patrick Reed claims that his DP World Tour login credentials are not working

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Despite resigning his membership to the PGA Tour, 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed is happy to retain his Honorary Lifetime Membership of the European/DP World Tour, this week appearing as the second highest ranked player at the Open de France.

As part of the tour’s ban against LIV players, organizers removed Reed’s name from the entry list for the Scottish Open in July but he since appeared at the 150th Open Championship, finishing 42nd, and at the tour’s flagship event, the BMW PGA at Wentworth, where he was part of he top-10 that also included LIV Talor Gooch – both prize-money payouts covering any fines that were administered.

With the LIV series unable to claim points on the OWGR, Reed has been seeking qualifying points on alternate tours, recently taking part at the International Series Singapore, an event that carries the backing of the Greg Norman-led organization.

At Wentworth, Reed was at pains to comment how much he enjoys the challenges of European golf, particularly the links and more difficult of courses, such as he will find at Le Golf National this week.

“I enjoy the different questions we get asked on a links,” he said. “There are like 10 different ways you can play every shot. So you have to commit to one way and allow all that other noise in your head to escape. In that respect, links golf is more mental than physical. On tour, we all have the physical talent. But the winner is always the guy who can really believe the ball will fly a certain number and let it run to the hole. Or the guy who can hit a shot so far off what appears to be the correct line, yet know that the ball will get back to the flag.”

Whilst he hasn’t played the course in individual competition, he was part of the defeated US team at the 2018 Ryder Cup, winning one point from three matches by defeating Tyrrell Hatton in the Sunday singles.

Despite that ‘loyalty’ to the DP World Tour, he has again hit the news with a controversial take on a problem – he can’t log in to his DP World Tour account.

After finishing 12th at LIV Chicago on Sunday, Reed told Golf.com writer Sean Zak that his login credentials haven’t worked for weeks, despite trying to reset his password.

Of the 40-odd replies to the tweet, there are none in favour of the former world number six, now ranked 50 and desperate to at least be in a qualifying position for the majors.

Whatever the view, Reed is a player that thrives on adversity. Debutantes rarely win at LGN, but what a story it would be if the former ‘Captain America’ could do so.

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