TOUR NEWS

Muirfield banned from hosting The Open after voting against allowing female members

Muirfield banned from hosting The Open after voting against allowing female members

The R&A have stripped Muirfield from hosting any future British Open’s after voting to keep their all-male membership.

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Muirfield Golf Club in Scotland has been stripped of its right to host The Open after its members ruled 64% to 36% in favour of keeping their all-male membership.

The club has been run by the Honourable Company of Edinburgh Golfers since 1891 and the reaction to the vote from the golf world was swift.

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Tiger Woods “progressing”; hits three in the wedges into water: video

Tiger Woods “progressing”; hits three in the wedges into water: video

The return of Tiger Woods to professional golf still looks a long way away.

Tiger Woods hits three 102-yard shots. All 3 go into the water. Not good at all. Here’s the 1st: @USATODAYsports pic.twitter.com/xSxKSyTIOb

— Christine Brennan (@cbrennansports) May 16, 2016

Tiger Woods was out at Congressional golf club promoting the Quicken Loans National (one of his sponsors) Tournament to be held next month. He’s hoping to be ready to play in the event but by the looks of his golf swing, that looks unlikely.

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Jason Day: “Tiger says he’s gonna kick my butt when he comes back”

Jason Day: “Tiger says he’s gonna kick my butt when he comes back”

Here is the post-round media interview with Jason Day after he won the PLAYERS Championship.

Jason Day chatted to the media after his PLAYERS championship victory and told them he got some motivation to win the PLAYERS Championship from the broadcasters on the Golf Channel.

Adam Scott has described Day’s form as “Tiger-esque” after winning seven of his last 17 tournaments. As a friend of Tiger Woods, Day told the media that Woods told him “he’s gonna kick my butt when he comes back.”

The full interview is below – in lower quality

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GOLF TIPS

Watch Bubba Watson’s golf swing analysed in slow motion

Watch Bubba Watson’s golf swing analysed in slow motion

There is a lot to learn from the seemingly unorthodox golf swing of Bubba Watson.

Bubba Watson won the PGA Tour’s Travellers Championship for a second time on the weekend and while he did, commentators took a slow-motion looks at his golf swing.

Bubba Watson has a two-shot lead and a plethoraof long drives @TravelersChamp. Here’s how he does it. #Quick Hits http://t.co/azxrZuxjvI

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 27, 2015

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Adam Scott and that strange way he reads the break

Adam Scott and that strange way he reads the break

Golfweek’s Adam Schupak has a great piece on Adam Scott’s curious new putting routine.

You may have noticed Scott straddling the line of the putt then holding out a couple of fingers. He looks to be determining the break or picking the line putt somehow. It turns out the latter is true and it’s based on a putting technique he was taught to Scott earlier this year.

From Schupak’s column:

Brad Malone, Scott’s coach and brother-in-law, is the one who persuaded Scott to experiment with a long putter in 2011.

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Australia’s Annabel Rolley joins Golf Channel: videos

Australia’s Annabel Rolley joins Golf Channel: videos

Australia’s Annabel Rolley hosts The Golf Channel’s new golf tip program.

Unfortunately we aren’t able to view the Golf Channel in Australia but there are plenty of great videos on the website including a new show called Lesson Tee Live which is hosted by Australia’s Annabel Rolley.

Rolley is a golf professional from Brisbane who began working as a trainee professional at Royal Sydney Golf Club before accepting a teaching role at the Trump National Golf Club in New York.

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FUN STUFF

Photos: Amateur Golf World Cup in New Caledonia

Photos: Amateur Golf World Cup in New Caledonia

We’re hanging out in New Caledonia this week covering the Amateur Golf World Cup for iseekgolf.com

My piece on the event will be up on the iseekgolf website in the coming days but in the mean time I thought I’d share a few photos from the stunning Sheraton Deva Resort and Spa golf course where the event in being held.

 

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Jason Day’s son Dash tells golf ball to “go to your home!”: video

Jason Day’s son Dash tells golf ball to “go to your home!”: video

In addition to rising to the top of the world golf rankings, Jason Day has been bringing up two kids. Day and wife Ellie recently welcomed daughter Lucy into the world in late 2015 and it looks like 3-year-old is developing a serious golf swing.

At least if he doesn’t emulate Dad’s feats on the golf course, he’ll do a pretty decent impersonation of Happy Gilmore.

HAPPY! #gotoyourhome pic.twitter.com/Fj7Yn6Txik

— Jason Day (@JDayGolf) May 20, 2016

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Jordan Spieth lobs a marshmallow into his mouth: golf trick shot video

Jordan Spieth lobs a marshmallow into his mouth: golf trick shot video

Jordan Spieth still has a lot of tricks in his bag, including this marshmallow trick shot.

Jordan Spieth.One marshmallow.One golf ball. One awesome golf trick. https://t.co/8LLEQ89t4T

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 19, 2016

While running a clinic for kids ahead of the AT&T Byron Nelson Championship, Jordan Spieth pulled off a superb trick shot involving a marshmallow and a lob wedge.

Maybe try it yourself next time you’ve got a few marshmallows lying around.

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RULES OF GOLF

Harrington screwed by rules at Masters

Harrington screwed by rules at Masters

Aussie Golfer couldn’t agree more with this little wrap from Average Golfer of the incident involving Padraig Harrington during the second round of the Masters.

Screwed. Padraig Harrington got screwed by one of the stupidest of golf rules. On the 15th hole, in high wind, he addressed his putt and the ball was moved by the wind. That cost him a penalty stroke. If they rely on players’ integrity to call their own penalties, even when out of TV camera view, then why can’t the rely on a players’ integrity to say that the ball moved at address, but not because they touched it?

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Rules of Golf: Putting while holding flagstick

Rules of Golf: Putting while holding flagstick

Can you hold the flagstick and make a putt at the same time?

Yes. This is a question that pops up a lot. The confusion seems to have arisen because everyone thinks it was illegal a long time ago. I have seen no proof that it ever was against the rules although have some recollection of it.

You can putt and hold the pin at the same time. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise. Make sure the ball does not strike the flagstick (Rule 17-1/5).

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Declaring your ball unplayable: Golf quiz answer

Declaring your ball unplayable: Golf quiz answer

Last Friday Aussie Golfer posed this question on the rules of golf:

You putt your ball past the hole, off the green and ends up 20 metres away down the middle of the fairway. Bad putt, but can you declare it unplayable, take a one shot penalty and replay your shot from on the green?

Crazy putt, I know, but it could have been downhill and real fast right? Anyway, the answer?

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OTHER RECENT POSTS

The R&A release their Pace of Play manual for download

The R&A release their Pace of Play manual for download

May 19, 2016 | 2 Comments

Things are getting serious. The R&A have released a Pace of Play manual.

The R&A have released a document outlining strategies to combat pace of play problems in the game of golf. The manual is available to view and download via their website and offers advice to golfers, club management and golf course ground staff on how to speed up the time it takes to play a round of golf.

The manual will be distributed to the R&A affiliated organisations around the world and we’re assuming that Golf Australia will then pass it on to every golf club in Australia.

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Jason Day goes wire-to-wire to win PLAYERS Championship

Jason Day goes wire-to-wire to win PLAYERS Championship

May 16, 2016 | 0 Comments

World number one Jason Day emphatically won the 2016 PLAYERS Championship by four strokes.

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Jason Day has stamped his authority on the golf world by become the fourth Australian winner of the PLAYERS Championship. Day joins Adam Scott, Greg Norman and Steve Elkington as previous winners of prestigious PLAYERS Championship and is clearly the dominant golfer in the world right now.

Day led the field after every round and has now won the last five ties he has led after 54 holes has claimed victory in seven of his last 17 starts: 1, T5, T23, T10, 1, 1, T23, T11, MC, T10, T10, 1, T12, 1, 1, T12, 1.

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Jason Day maintains lead after a crazy day at PLAYERS Championship: video

Jason Day maintains lead after a crazy day at PLAYERS Championship: video

May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Jason Day will take a four-stroke lead going into the final round of the 2016 PLAYERS Championship.

Things got a little out of hand on the greens at TPC Sawgrass on Saturday as a miscalculation by ground staff ended in chaos on the greens.

Jason Day managed to avoid a lot of the carnage carding a 1-over par 73 that included a superb chip-in to save par at the 15th. To give you some idea of how difficult scoring was, Day’s round was on of the best scores of the day.

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Russell Knox channels Tin Cup at the 17th at TPC Sawgrass: video

Russell Knox channels Tin Cup at the 17th at TPC Sawgrass: video

May 15, 2016 | 0 Comments

Scotland´s Russell Knox has an “epic fail” during his third round of the PLAYERS Championship.

The par-3 island green 17th at TPC Sawgrass can be an intimidating place, even for the professionals who wouldn’t normally have any trouble landing a short iron in an area the size of the green.

With the wind swirling and Russell Knox just five strokes behind leader Jason Day, an “epic fail” was just around the corner.

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New golf fashion? Rory McIlroy plays in cuffed pants and trainers

New golf fashion? Rory McIlroy plays in cuffed pants and trainers

May 13, 2016 | 2 Comments

Golf may have just changed course with some new fashion trends being started by Rickie Fowler and Rory McIlroy.

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Rickie Fowler has antiquated golf establishments shaking in their boots after he set new fashion trends on the golf course this year.

Fowler’s high-top golf shoes have divided golf fans but things have just gotten a little more interesting with Rory McIlroy (also part of the Nike stable) sporting his own unique golf clothing this week at the PLAYERS Championship.

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Jason Day ties course record to lead PLAYERS Championship: video

Jason Day ties course record to lead PLAYERS Championship: video

May 13, 2016 | 0 Comments

World number one Jason Day ties course record at TPC Sawgrass.

Jason Day. At his best.

Highlights of his course record-tying 63. https://t.co/4j0kHZLe7q

— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 12, 2016

Jason Day has come roaring out of the blocks at the 2016 PLAYERS Championship carding a flawless 9-under par 63. Day will take a take a two-stroke lead after his superb round tied for the course record at TPC Sawgrass.

Jason Day’s last round on this golf course was a 9-over par 81 on his way to missing the cur in 2015.

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