WATCH: Ernie Els misses a really ugly putt

You know that shot you hit in golf that makes you cry and roll around on the ground or shout profanities that scare away small children? Well, that’s what happened with Ernie Els at the Dunhill Links Championship at St. Andrews.

The “Big Easy” had nothing more than a two-foot putt left when…..

Yeeeah, that was ugly. St. Andrews’ greens can be a jerk sometimes though to be fair. Ahh, who am I kidding, that should’ve went in! Get in your home ball! In other news, a family (Or group of friends?) walking their dog moseyed on past Ernie during the tourney:

Yes, in case you were wondering, St. Andrews does let you walk dogs on the course!

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WATCH: Jason Day hits golf shots blindfolded

OK so I don’t think this is fair and neither should you. Jason Day was featured on ESPN’s “Sports Science” show as they were demonstrating his tremendous power and swing speed (He’s top five in the world in driving distance in case you didn’t know that already).


First they had him hit some regular shots. Then, they blindfolded him!


And the results were almost identical. Check out the video below:

I have a hard time squaring up that nicely with both my eyes wide open. If I was blindfolded that would suck as I’d probably bust my own ankles as if I’m playing one on one against Allen Iverson.

Heck, I couldn’t even hit a good shot in a golf video game blindfolded! So, let this be a lesson that these guys are seriously good at what they do.

Would you or have you tried this trick before? Let me know in the comments or tweet to me @ChiGolfRadio!


Source: Swing by Swing 


An evaluation and sunset of a fun PGA tour season

After a reign of dominance by Jason Day the last five or six weeks, Jordan Spieth got back to his winning ways, earning the FedEx Cup on Sunday. He shot a -9 beat Danny Lee by four shots at the Tour Championship at East Lake.


It was just a perfect ending to one of the most historic golf seasons we’ve probably ever witnessed. Jimmy Walker started off hot like he normally does, winning twice early in the season.


Then Dustin Johnson won, and placed well in most tournaments to complete a very solid comeback season. He’d go on to have 11 top 10 finishes which is tied for second best with Jason Day. DJ came back with full force and is inching ever so close to that first major.


Then Jordan was simply a man on fire, winning The Masters and U.S. Open back-to-back to go along with three other wins including the John Deere Classic, where he got his first win a couple of years ago. He defeated a red hot Tom Gillis for the victory. Jordan would also place in the top five in all four majors, mirroring what Rickie Fowler did just a year earlier, except Jordan won two of the majors.


Rickie, who was voted along with Ian Poulter as the “Most Over Rated Player in Golf”, proved his haters wrong and with a vengeance. Rickie would go on to win three times this season with victories at The Players Championship at the famed TPC Sawgrass, a win at the legendary Scottish Open and a win at the Deutsche Bank Championship at Arnold Palmer’s TPC Boston.


He shut the door down on all three wins and put on the most remarkable display at Sawgrass while practically making a mockery of Alice Dye’s 17th hole, arguably the most famous hole on the planet. These performances made Ian Poulter the lone title holder of “Most Over Rated Golfer”. Ouch Poults.


Bubba Watson who was fresh off of his second Masters victory, also quietly put together a nice season, winning two times with a win very early in the season in late 2014 at the WGC-HSBC while also winning the Travelers Championship and having three runner-ups. He however finished tied for 38th at the Masters and missed the cut at the U.S. Open.


Nonetheless, he had 10 top 10s (Say that fast three times) to finish off a solid season and at the end of the day, he still has two Masters wins. Not bad.


Zach Johnson, who was already being whispered about around the golf world as a potential hall of famer, has made his chances even better. ZJ went on to win the Open Championship at St. Andrews for his 12th PGA Tour win and second major title.


Getting his major titles at courses most would say are more aimed for the power hitters, ZJ used his deadeye accuracy and clutch putting to earn his wins. What’s more impressive is that he had to battle bad weather at both, proving that he’s one of the better bad weather players in golf.


Arguably one of the most accurate golfers of all-time, Zach has made a push for his ticket to the Hall of Fame. Some will say he needs more wins, some will say he’s a lock, but he definitely put himself in the conversation with the win at St. Andrews.


Robert Streb has very quietly put together a great season. He won the McGladrey Classic very early in the season and would remarkably end up with nine top 10 finishes and 16 top 25 finishes.


He has become one of golf’s most dangerous putters, finishing 24th in the world in Strokes Gained (Putting). Don’t sleep on Robert with the driver, as he ranked 36th in the world in driving distance.


Great putting and great power make a deadly combination and wouldn’t surprise me to see Robert make a little noise next season.


Rory McIlroy had a solid season winning two times in three weeks and finishing with seven top 10s. Sure, he didn’t quite have the “Rory McIlroy Year” that many were expecting but that in huge part is due to the slaughter of all golf courses courtesy of Jordan Spieth.


Despite that, Rory is still one of the top dogs in the game and may be already considered on of the “greats” (Gotta be careful with how I say that). Can never argue with four majors and double digit victories but with the slew of new talent emerging, it could be harder for him to run away with 20+ victories….and complete the career grand slam at Augusta National.


It’s been quite a strong year for rookies. They say there’s a “big 4” in golf (Jordan Spieth, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Rickie Fowler) but how about the big four of rookies this season?


Nick Taylor, Justin Thomas, Daniel Berger and Tony Finau all had some very solid seasons with Taylor notching up a win. Daniel Berger maybe having the best season of all and may potentially win the Rookie of the Year award.


Berger finished with 13 top 25’s and six top 10’s. You can definitely make an argument for Finau who is a beast with 16 top 25’s and five top 10’s but Berger has two runner-ups which would seal the deal on that.


Taylor, although had a win, only had one top 10. no doubt that all of these guys will be on Tour for a long time and they aren’t afraid to shred up courses across the country.


Just and outstanding rookie class to go with an already amazing season.


Ahhh, Danny Lee. He was once looked at as one of the game’s rising starts. He still very well could be at only 24 years of age.


After a mostly slow start to the new PGA Tour season, D-Lee started to spark like a firecracker, winning the historic Greenbrier Classic at The Old White TPC and then finishing tied for third at the John Deere Classic, tied for fourth at the Quicken Loans National, tied for sixth at the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational and then just finishing tied for second at the Tour Championship.


He’s not going to dazzle you with amazing drives down the fairway but he, like Robert Streb, has a hot putter, ranking 23rd in the world in Strokes Gained. He’s also one of the most dangerous players out of the bunker, ranking seventh in the world in Sand Save Percentage.


Is D-Lee just another one of the growing number of young stars, making his mark? Keep a close eye out for him in the new PGA Tour season.


Look out Lydia Ko, you may not be the best New Zealand golfer after all! Aw screw it, yeah she is!


This leaves us with Jason Day. The one man who almost crashed Jordan Spieth’s Player of the Year tour.

For at least the past five years, Jaydee has had some close calls at the majors. Probably the most famous being his runner-up finish at the infamous 2011 Masters (Year after Phil Mickelson won, Tiger Woods’ strong return, Rory’s collpase, Martin Kaymer’s fall from world number one. All happened here).


After that, it seemed to be a lock that he would grab a major, and after more close calls, many started to wonder if he would he was going to be stuck like Dustin Johnson who also has had many close calls at the majors. The spotlight wasn’t on Jason much at the time as a lot of it was focused on Johnson who, in those days was the “next great American golfer” and has put together a great career but just hasn’t won that major.


So it seemed as if Jason was put in the same boat as DJ. Well, he dove off the off the boat and into the ocean as he finally broke the ice.


He would go on to have a monster season, winning five times and finishing in the top 10 in three of the four majors, winning one of them at the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits (He finished tied for 28th at the Masters). He’d go on an incredible run, winning four times in six weeks, eventually leading to him taking the crown as the new world number one golfer.


It looked like it was just going to be the Jordan Spieth show most of the year but little did we know that Jason had other plans. If anything, it’s a very exciting time to be a golf fan with four young, skilled and humble guys leading the charge (Spieth, Day, McIlroy and Fowler).


There has been talks that maybe Jason may get the Player of the Year award over Jordan but with his win at the Tour Championship on Sunday, I think Jordan pretty much locked it up. Plus, Jordan won two majors in a row while Jason got the one at the PGA.


Either way, Jason definitely threw his name in the conversation and I’m sure he will be voted POTY by a publication or two. When you win four times in six weeks including a major, that’s just insane and I highly recommend that Jaydee sees a doctor immediately on this winning issue thing he’s having.


Jordan will be next in line behind him.


But what an unbelievabele season it has been on the PGA Tour. I think the sport of golf has reached many new fans thanks to some amazing highlights and memories.


The new generation of golf has finally arrived and is looking very strong so far. Crazy thing is, it’s not over yet!


We still have the President’s Cup and it’s going to be like an all-star showdown at Jack Nicklaus Golf Club in Korea. Some of the top players will be duking it out for the always beautiful and shiny President’s Cup.


Highlighting the U.S. squad are Jordan Spieth, Rickie Fowler and Jimmy Walker while the International squad is highlighted by Jason Day, Adam Scott and the aforementioned Danny Lee. Jay Haas will be the captain of the Americans while Nick Price will lead the International team.


The sport of golf is only going to get stronger from a commercial standpoint and with the fun, young characters who aren’t afraid of any type of shot, the fanbase will only continue to grow. As for the actual sport itself, the solutions are all right in front of you such as nine hole courses, par-3 courses, pitch & putt courses, etc.


But with the growing popularity of the PGA Tour, it will no doubt help bring more followers into giving the sport a try and taking some swings. It’s absolutely amazing how fast this new generation has started to blossom like a rose in the Spring time.


It was just last year when we saw Rory as the only true rising star in the sport. Fast forward a year later and we have a freakin’ “Big 4” now.


It really is astonishing and it’s so much fun and I hope you enjoy the ride (Make sure to have your safety belt on!). The next generation of golf is right in front of our eyes!


And oh, by the way, Jordan Spieth just won the Player of the Year and Daniel Berger just won the Rookie of the Year. Not too shabby!


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WATCH: Cricket star hits crazy recovery shot at St. Andrews

Former cricket star Shane Warne was playing a practice round at the Dunhill Links tournament at St. Andrews when he hit a wayward shot at the legendary ‘Road Hole’ 17th. He was forced to hit a recovery shot from the hospitality area on the hole and this is where the “Play it where it lies” factor truly comes in to play.

Check out the shot below:

@ShaneWarne23’s third shot on the Road Hole today. Caught on camera by @MVaughan40. #DunhillLinks #Repost

A video posted by European Tour (@europeantour) on

Sure, he missed the green and hit it into the famous ‘Road Hole Bunker” but it was an impressive effort and it was on line, just a little too hard. At least he gets a chance to hit out of arguably the most legendary bunker in the sport right?

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Anthony Kim does first interview in three years

Kim raising the American flag in victory after the 2008 Ryder Cup



OH MY GOD! He’s alive AND talking!


Yup, remember Anthony Kim? He was one of golf’s rising stars at one point, finishing strong in the majors three times including a historic performance at the 2010 Masters where he was dropping birdies at an alarming rate (Phil Mickelson would go on to win however).


He was also an instrumental part of the last winning U.S. Ryder Cup team in 2008 which featured a club riding Boo Weekley who was playing the best golf of his life and was a squad that didn’t include Tiger Woods. Fast forward some seven years later of that terrific Ryder Cup team and AK has finally come out to speak after being anything but visible the last few years.


Legendary golf writer Doug Ferguson of the Associated Press caught up with AK on where he’s been.


“Golf is a fond memory of mine,” Kim said according to the AP. “I’ve been watching more and more. I miss the competition a little bit. Watching these young guys like Jordan Spieth is bringing me back to watch.”


“Young guys” as he says. It’s crazy when you think about it as AK himself was one of these “young guys” who was on his way to a great career.


When Doug asked AK about potentially coming back to play on Tour, he responded with this priceless comment.


“Anything is possible. Isn’t that what the slogan says?”


And that he is right. When the PGA Tour promotes many of its charitable efforts, the slogan goes “Together, anything is possible”.


The PGA Tour’s main slogan however is ‘These guys are good” and AK was certainly good. He made over $12 million in his short career while winning three times with victories at the Wachovia Championship and AT & T NAtional in 2008, while winning the Shell Houston Open in 2010 (Two of those tournaments have changed their names since. That’s how long it’s been).


Here’s hoping AK does come back on Tour. I was a huge fan of the guy.


He brought a swagger that at the time was much needed in golf and was quite a streaky player. When he was making his putts and hitting good recovery shots, he was hard to beat or at least he would make you nervous.

I used to call him AK-47 as a fan, before I started writing. Because the dude was just locked and loaded every time.


Oh and he also use to rock this sweet belt buckle:



You can read Doug Furguson’s full interview with Anthony Kim by clicking here.


What are some of your favorite moments from Anthony Kim’s short but solid career? Do you want to see him make a comeback? 


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WATCH: Woman does backlfip into bunker, falls on face

Not sure what this woman was trying to accomplish here but if I was the caddy, I’d be giving one of the most derpeiest faces ever like this one. She was attemtping to do a backflip into a sand bunker and failed which resulted in an awesome faceplant.


Luckily for her, the sand was soft so there was no damage done. But who doesn’t want a girl who tries to backflips into bunkers? C’mon!


Here’s the video for your amusement:

That was one of the most perfect faceplants you’ll see in a while. But let’s be real, even if she did nail it, she could’ve still slipped and fell thanks to snady sand (Yes, I said that).

And oh, how about that derpy face I was talking about?




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Source: Golf News Net

Bae to leave PGA Tour for military after President’s Cup


Sangmoon Bae has become a solid PGA Tour golfer getting wins in back-to-back years, winning the HP Byron Nelson Championship in 2013 and then winning the Open in 2014. However, he may not see a golf course for some time as he will be off to South Korea for military service following the President’s Cup which he will participate in.

He will be serving his conscripted military time for 21 months. The PGA Tour has changed its regulations so that when Bae’s time is done, he can come back to play on the PGA Tour once again.

In 2014, Sang-moon was told that he didn’t spend enough time outside of South Korea for golf career to be exempted from military service. And after several lost appeals, Sang-moon decided to go through with military duties.

Here’s hoping nonthing but the best for Sang-moon and that he’ll be back on the fairways of the PGA Tour soon.

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Source: Golf News Net 

Jordan Spieth made an insane amount of money this season

When you put on one of the best seasons in golf history, there has to be some kind of bonus after all of the trophies. Well, that’s the case as during the 2014-15 season, Jordan made a whopping $22 million with $10 million of that coming from his win at the Tour Championship at East Lake.


In season winnings, he made $12 million, $3 million more than Jason Day and an eye popping $6 million more than Bubba Watson who ranked third. Coming into the season, he had made $4 million but little did he or anybody else know that he’d be walking away from the season with $22 million.


And I’m sure a major deal with Under Armour is coming soon to add to the riches. Even crazier, he made a little over $64 thousand per shot under par.


See kids, this is what happens when you put your all into your dreams. So never give up!


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Source: Golf News Net 

Rickie Fowler, Danny Lee pranking one another at East Lake

Golf has had its share of characters over the years and this generation is no exception. Rickie Fowler, who has won three times this season and Danny Lee, who has one once this year and has placed high in numurous events this year are both pranking each other at the Tour Championship.


Rickie started the duel with the tinkering of Danny’s “reserved parking” sign at East Lake. He wrote “Find Danny a girl” with hearts on top of his name.

That was pretty ice cold. But Slick Rick wasn’t done quite yet.

But DL did manage to get some revenge. He was however caught doing so thanks to the ninja camera of Zach Klein of WSB TV in Atlanta. Oops. Nonetheless, still got the job done like he did when he won the Greenbrier Classic a couple of months ago.

The PGA Tour caught up with Rickie on the prankster fun:

I’m no Cardinals fan, I’m a proud White Sox fan but that hat he’s rocking is straight ballin’. But two bright young stars duking it out on and off the course? That’s just priceless.

Don’t be shocked if this isn’t the end of the Rickie and Danny saga!

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Jordan Spieth’s photobomb is hilarious

Too funny. A couple of women were at the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club and decided to take a picture to post on Instagram.


Little did they know that there was a two-time major champion and former (Gotta be careful here) world number one golfer in the background. Yup, Jordan Spieth pulls off the silly photobomb with just the best troll pose you’ll see in a while.




Sure, it just looks like a thumbs up but there’s just something hilarious about the moment. He just looks kinda derpy in the background and that’s why it’s so funny.


Out at East Lake this weekend? Who knows, maybe you’ll get a photobomb as well…from my guy William McGirt!


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