Ernie Els calls two-shot penalty on himself after chipping in for eagle

Ernie Els has again shown why he is one of the most well-liked, honest golfers in the history of the game after calling a penalty on himself during the first round of the BMW PGA Championship.

Vintage Ernie 👌🏽 pic.twitter.com/ujekOfqZBo

— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) May 25, 2017

After finding his ball plugged beside a bunker at the par-5 12th hole at Wentworth Golf Club, Ernie Els asked playing partners if he could mark and check to make sure it was his ball.

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Watch Jason Day make a great birdie from the cart path

Jason Day’s opening round at the AT&T Byron Nelson included a birdie from the cart path and an unlucky bounce off the flagstick.

Jason Day had an up-and-down opening round of the AT&T Byron Nelson this morning. Finishing with a 2-under par 68, Day is still searching for consistency as his round included an eagle, four birdies and three bogeys to find himself just four behind leaders Ricky Barnes and James Hahn.

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PGA Tour to show support for John Senden’s son with Rubik’s Cube stickers

You’ll see plenty of PGA Tour golfers wearing Rubik’s Cube stickers to show their support for John Senden and his son.

Last month John Senden announced he was taking indefinite leave from the PGA Tour after his son was diagnosed with a malignant brain tumour.

The Golf Channel’s George Savaracis reported that Senden’s son Jacob began chemotherapy this week and John Senden will likely be returning to the PGA Tour soon.

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Sergio Garcia makes hole-in-one at island-green 17th at TPC Sawgrass: video

Sergio Garcia is on a roll right now, making a hole-in-one during his first round at THE PLAYERS Championship.

Sergio Garcia got the crowd on their feet today after making a hole-in-one on one of golf’s most iconic holes, the par-3 17th at TPC Sawgrass.

After a poor opening nine of THE PLAYERS Championship, Garcia made birdie at the par-5 16th and then holed a 52-degree wedge to get himself back in the tournament, finishing with a 1-over par 73.

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Short game video tips with Gary Player: lag putting, and the chip and run

Golfing World recently ran a few segments with Gary Player where he gave a few tips on the short game.

Gary Player talks about the style of the best lag putter he’s ever seen, Bobby Locke. And geez he’s looking fantastic for an 81-year-old!

And a few words on modern golf design, and tips for the chip and run shot – “Low for the dough, high makes you cry”.

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