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Major golf publication blasted for ‘insensitive’ Bryson DeChambeau post

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On Wednesday, the Golf.com Twitter account posted a picture of Bryson DeChambeau with the caption “Presented without comment.”

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The tweet was eventually deleted hours later, after several users had labeled the post “insensitive,” but not before the origin of the picture was revealed.

DeChambeau was working with the England & Wales Blind Golf for a charity event prior to teeing it up at LIV London this week. He was wearing goggles that prevented him from seeing in order to put himself in the shoes of a blind or vision-impaired person playing golf.

I spoke to the England & Wales Blind Golf and International about the (now deleted) tweet mocking Bryson.

“I was extremely sad to hear about [the tweet]. Today, Bryson gave all blind golfers across the world hope that our peers understand the journey many have gone through and going through. The mental health hurdles both for the individual but also for the families behind them. It’s easy for many to mock and think this will never happen to them, but every day 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight and the statistics are even higher across the world, and many golfers give up the game because they no longer can see the flight of the ball etc. Yet in truth golf has saved many blind people’s lives by giving them a goal and bringing people together.”

“England & Wales Blind Golf and International Blind Golf can’t thank Bryson, Charles and Liv Golf enough for helping us try to reach a world audience, and hopefully more professionals will help our aim to give more people and families hope through the mental impact of sight loss. We look forward to working with team Crushers impacting on people’s lives and those family members around them for the better.”

The issue is near and dear to DeChambeau, whose father lost his eyesight due to diabetes.

England and Wales blind golf is hoping that Golf.com is “big enough to get behind the drive to raise awareness rather than take cheap shots at those trying to keep as many people as possible playing through sight loss and give those around them hope.”

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LET pro gives detailed financial breakdown of first week on tour…and the net result may shock you

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On Friday morning, Ladies European Tour player, Hannah Gregg, took to social media to share her weekly expenses playing on the LET.

“Expenses of my first week on Ladies European Tour: Flights: $2600 Work Visa: $350 

  • Food: $377 
  • Caddie: $0 because I have an amazing Fiancé 
  • Hotel: $0 because  @GregChalmersPGA sorted me host housing for the week!  
  • Rental Car: +0 because the Tour Tee guys GAVE me their car  
  • Gas: $165 
  • Entry Fee: $130 
  • Lounge Pass for caddie: $50 
  • Gym: $0 
  • Yardage book: $0 
  • Total expenses: $3672 

Made cut, finished 54th, total earned: $1244 Factor in 35% tax on earnings. To break even, needed to finish 24th. To make money, 21st. Guess we have our goals laid out for next event!”

When factoring in Gregg’s free housing, free caddie and free rental car, it’s evident that most LET players would have to finish well inside of the top-20 to make any money.

With ridiculous amounts of money being thrown around in professional golf these days, it’s important to remember the other side of the coin as well. There are countless professionals out there who struggle to get by on their golf salary.

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54-hole golf tour deemed eligible for OWGR points…but it’s not LIV

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After a seventeen-month application process, a 54-hole golf tour was deemed eligible for OWGR points.

Unfortunately, for LIV Golf and their fans, it was the Clutch Pro Tour.

After the decision, which is effective immediately, OWGR chairman Peter Dawson issued a statement.

“This is a significant milestone for golf, and OWGR is deeply encouraged by the achievement and the continued efforts in developing the sport of golf in the United Kingdom.”

“We look forward to watching the progress of the Clutch Pro Tour as it continues to play a key role in the development of players from the region,” Dawson added.

The Clutch Pro Tour operates in the United Kingdom and features a 36-hole cut. It also has an open qualifying school.

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Charlie Woods attempting to qualify for spot at 2024 U.S. Open

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As first reported by Bob Harig of Sports Illustrated, Charlie Woods will be attempting to qualify for this year’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2.

The first stage of qualifying for this year’s tournament will be an 18-hole local event on Thursday, April 25th, in Port St. Lucie, Florida.

There will be 84 players in the field, five of which will reach the 36-hole qualifier that will take place in June.

Earlier this season, Charlie attempted to qualify for the Cognizant Classic, and struggled, shooting an 86.

If the younger Woods is able to qualify, he will tee it up in the same field as his father in a few months at one of the more historic U.S. Open venues.

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