WATCH: Jason Day sinks otherworldly putt at Barclays

At the Barclays, world number one, Jason Day nailed a jaw-dropping putt on the 15th hole on Sunday. Patrick Reed would go on to beat Sean O’haire (wow, vintage Sean!) and Emiliano Grillo to win the Barclays.

But, Day’s putt was still insane nonetheless. He wasn’t even facing the hole.

Plus, as the ball began to make its turn towards the cup, the ball seemed to slow down a bit. It looked like it was about to stop.

But then, the ball gained speed again, and rolled right into the cup. Simply an incredible putt, and that’s why Day is the number one player in men’s golf.

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LOOK: Michigan golf course gets destroyed by tornado

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It’s one of the unfortunate things of nature. Tornadoes, earthquakes, flooding, etc.

 

These are some of the many things that can occur outdoors. Sadly, that’s what happened to one Michigan golf course.

When the storm finally cleared, the course was left, ruined with tress toppled over and debris all over the fairways.

Ironwood Golf Course is a place that has been ran for years, with the trees standing for what seems like a lifetime. As they fell, it was a reality of how awful the damage was.

The good news is that nobody was hurt and the buildings are in tact. However, the course will be close indefinitely.

It stinks when a great golf course gets destroyed. But, hopefully Ironwood will see golfers teeing off again soon.

Source: Swing By Swing

 

 

Man gets stabbed on golf course for slow play

In golf, one of the major topics of interest has been slow play. Well, one golfer took this way too seriously as he stabbed a man for this exact reason.

 

A 61-year old man, Lee Johnson, was playing a round with his wife when they both were behind a slow playing group. As they were trying to play through, the group in front of them made sure that didn’t happen.

 

The couple tried playing through again, but was once again denied by the group ahead. That’s when things got out of hand, and Johnson pulled out a knife and stabbed one of the men in the other group.

 

Johnson was arrested, and was diagnosed with an unfortunate case of “stupid”. My advice? Play a par-3 course, you will never have to worry about slow play because it’s only a few shots each hole.

 

But, then again, you’re not dumb enough to stab somebody on a golf course. Are you?

 

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Source: Golf Digest 

Matt Kuchar has to pay for his bronze medal

I’m not sure if I was too tired or I just did not want to change last night!

A photo posted by Matt Kuchar (@mattkuchargolf) on

 

 

 

Huh? A medal winner at the Olympics has to pay for their medals?

Well, at least for Matt Kuchar who bronzed over the weekend after a remarkable eight under round on Sunday. After getting their medals, Justin Rose (gold), Henrik Stenson (silver) and Kuchar (bronze) all were supposed to get paid for winning their prizes, $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.

In tradition however, athletes on team Great Britain and Sweden do not get paid for their medals but they don’t have to pay either. Kuchar still got his $10,000. But, he has to pay $4,000 of that money for the medal, so this leaves him with $6,000 which is still a lot of money for you and I but is change for Kuchar.

At the end of the day, Olympic golf has shown us how truly passionate our winners are about the sport. They completely put cash aside and are pumped about their medals.

Then again, who wouldn’t be excited? Especially when your sport hasn’t been in the games in 112 years.

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Source: SwingBySwing Clubhouse 

ICYMI: Justin Rose gets hole in one at Olympics

Just a couple of days ago, Justin Rose hit the first ace in Olympic golf history. Now, he has a chance to get a medal in the games as well, making this even more remarkable.

In case you missed it, here’s a link to the video of Rose’s ace.

Certainly something he, and golf fans will never forget.

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WATCH: Commercial welcomes Olympic golf back in hilarious fashion

This definitely made me chuckle. Michelob Ultra put together a commercial showcasing Scott Langley’s infamous putt that took what seemed to be a lifetime before the the ball dropped.

While his putt was happening, the wonderful sound of a soccer broadcaster was heard in the background in place of golf’s announcers. And how sweet the sound was.

Combining two great sports together like that is awesome. Soccer and golf actually do have a connection now, with the introduction of footgolf to the world, where the goal is to kick a soccer ball into an enlarged hole.

So, the two reunited again in this wonderful commercial. Welcome back golf.

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WATCH: Jim Furyk shoots lowest score in PGA Tour history

Jim Furyk accomplished one of those most remarkable feats in golf, maybe even in sports as a whole. He shot a 58 during the Sunday round of the Travelers Championship.

Ironically, it was the second time that a player achieved the low number. Stephan Jaeger did this during in a Web.com Tour event a couple of weeks ago.

What makes Furyk’s 58 so crazy is that, he also shot a 59 during his career. He is one of only six players to shoot a 59 and now, he’s the only player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 58.

He shoots such a low score without being a long hitter off the tee. I can see #FurykGolf happening on Twitter now as many people will start to play like him in order to achieve greatness.

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Nike to discontinue manufacturing of clubs, still will sell apparel

Nike has announced that they will no longer manufacture golf clubs due to poor sales. They will focus solely on selling apparel and footwear from now on.

“We’re committed to being the undisputed leader in golf footwear and apparel,” Nike president Trevor Edwards said according to Golf Digest . With brands like Taylormade and Callaway on top of the golf world, Nike’s sales in 2013 and 2014 were around $800 million.

Nike has only manufactured clubs since 2002 and has usually been outdueled by aforementioned brands such as Taylormade and Callaway. Even during the “Tiger effect”, the driver, arguably the most popular club in the bag, was where Taylormade has been king.

Many Nike PGA Tour pros will continue to use the clubs for now, and will continue to wear the apparel as Nike looks to build a strong reboot of their apparel. Nike Brand has always seemed to put heavy emphasis on clothing anyway, as no other sports really use Nike equipment.

For example, the NBA uses a Spalding basketball and always has and the MLB players tend to use Louisville Slugger bats and Rawlings gloves. In the NFL, the helmets are from Riddell, and the ball is from Wilson.

The jerseys are from Nike, but that’s apparel. Basically, let’s all just settle down here as Nike mostly is an apparel company anyway.

If anything, this move could help them open more doors of innovation in the golf apparel industry. It does make you wonder what clubs the players will use now, and that is a big question.

Some players will certainly change to Taylormade while others may change to the new, popular PxG clubs. Will Rory McIlroy continue to wear Nike clothing?

He was going to represent popular shoe company New Balance if he went to the Olympics (which he’s not) so that may be an interesting thought as well. However, there’s no doubt that Nike will continue to pay McIlroy more money.

Tony Finau, one of golf’s new stars and long hitters says he was “shocked” about the move according to Golf Digest, but he also understands that it’s a business.

“I totally understand it from their perspective,” Finau said according to Golf Digest. “They’re killing it in apparel. They’re killing it in footwear. It’s just business.”

Indeed they are, which is why Nike Golf will still be in good shape. They just weren’t meant for golf equipment like some of the other brands like Titlest, Callaway and Taylormade, who pretty much thrive on the success of their equipment.

In short, keep calm, and golf on.

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WATCH: Fist fight breaks out on golf course

So, this video will certainly bring out the “This is the only thing exciting about golf” social media comedians who’s comments are dried out.

But, two dudes were seen getting into a little scuffle out on the golf course over a conflict of some sort. One of the men (blue shirt) instantly puts up his fist, as if he was in a boxing motion (Although a little nerdy).

The two swung and pushed each other but missed quite a bit. Eventually, homie in blue connected on one to the guy in pink, and sent his hat flying.

I guess we can say the blue guy won that one. But, you want to know how you can really win a fight on a golf course?

Hit a way better shot than your opponent. Make them cry.

And then I suppose you can drop the gloves after that….

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Thanks Golf Digest 

Jimmy Walker has officially proven that he’s one of golf’s best

 

Jimmy Walker turned professional in golf in 2001. For years, he was a name nobody knew on the PGA Tour, and has been constantly confused with the legendary actor of the same name.

And then, in 2014, it was quite a turn of events for Walker, who had a terrific season. He racked up three wins right away and he wasn’t done yet.

He also had three top 10 finishes at the majors in 2014 at the Masters, U.S. Open and PGA Championship. His 26th place finish at The Open was also nothing to sleep on.

In 2015, Walker added two more wins to his resume. He also had two runner-up finishes as well, meaning he was close to an impressive seven wins in two seasons.

Despite the success, people were still unsure who he was. Certainly he slowly started to build a fanbase after playing so well but, some believed his wins occurred too early in the season.

But now, with a good performance at the Ryder Cup in 2014, and a PGA Championship win to his credit, he has officially joined the PGA Tour’s elite. Even if it was ever so quietly, like a ninja in the night.

But, the man who wears all black isn’t throwing stars and slinging nun chucks. He uses a sword, and that sword is his deadly putter.

Despite ranking 55th in in the world in putting, Walker was 12th in 2014 and second in 2015. No doubt his putting slump may have had some people on edge during the tournament but, on the last couple of holes, Walker hit the putts he needed to.

However, he hit the shot of his life on the 10th at Baltusrol, where he holed out of a bunker for his birdie. No putter needed.

On 18, he decided to go for it in two and pulled out his 3-wood. He missed the green and ended up in the greenside rough.

Cool as ice, Walker hit a gorgeous flop shot that made the green with tiny bit of spin on it. All he needed was a par for the win.

He had a very long putt for his birdie chance, and this was the moment when his putter caught fire again just like in 2014 and 2015. He hit his lag putt close enough to where it left him with an easy par chance.

The long putt nearly dropped, but nonetheless, Walker knew that he was a sweet par away from his first major and to hold off defending champion Jason Day. The putt dropped, and Walker joined Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson as the only golfers in the last 20 years, to go wire-to-wire for a PGA Championship win.

He also became the fourth first time major winner this season. He joined Danny Willett (Masters), Dustin Johnson (U.S. Open) and Henrik Stenson (The Open), all of those players being in the top 15 in the World Golf Rankings.

And after 15 years of being a pro, Jimmy Walker was a major champion. A great way to cap off one of the hottest stretches of golf in a two-year span.

The man went from 13 years without a title, to instantly getting six wins, including a major. You can bet we’ll see Walker representing team USA in the Ryder Cup this Fall.

If he can help the U.S. squad win its first Ryder Cup in eight years, he will prove yet again why he’s one of the best golfers on the planet.

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