— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 17, 2017
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— Wesley Bryan (@wesleybryangolf) September 17, 2017
Wesley Bryan is a man known for his amazing trick shot abilities as one-half of the Bryan Bros duo. He’s also a winner on the PGA Tour winning the RBC Heritage but now, his tricky skills have come back into the spotlight.
During the final round of the BMW Championship, Bryan blazed through Conway Farms, completing his 18-hole round in one hour and 29 minutes (!!). He can be seen jogging around the course and his caddie would just toss him clubs to swing instead of Bryan going through the bag himself.
He was playing solo too, which is a reason why he was able to accomplish this. Probably the most amazing thing is, he shot a 69 even after going that fast.
An average 18 hole round would normally take four to five hours. Bryan just sliced that number up with a double-edged sword.
There is an actual variation of the sport, called “Speed Golf”. Maybe it’s time to sign Bryan up for a speed golf tournament?
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— Steve Wheatcroft (@wheatiePGA) September 14, 2017
Unorthodox swings are a common thing in golf, and in a way, adds to the charm of the sport. No two swings are alike.
One woman takes that to heart, with a swing that is very unusual, yet effective and powerful. Web.com Tour pro Steve Wheatcroft caught the moment and shared it on Twitter during the Albertson Boise Open Pro-Am.
She brings her back foot back on her backswing (say that fast three times) like she’s winding up. She keeps that foot back there on her follow through, as she extends her hands forward as if she’s reaching for the ball. She connects and hits a beautiful shot.
The ball would go well over 200 yards. This showcases the power of this unique swing.
There are many golfers who have had success with their own, self-taught swings. Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson is the most popular name that comes to mind.
No doubt that if she participates in any more tournaments, she’ll definitely get some extra attention from competitors and any spectators. Swings like this is a great example of how unique golf is because everything is different, whether it’s swings, courses, clothing, etc, every aspect is unique in its own way.
Go get it, girl.
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The golf ball market has become a giant, with millions of dollars spent on golf balls each year. There are a ton of exciting new brands that continue to pop up across the golf landscape, and one of those is Snell.
Snell is a brand that has continued to grow in popularity since it started in 2015. Dean Snell, the company’s Founder, is no stranger when it comes to high-quality golf balls, as he is the co-inventor of the iconic Pro V1 golf balls by Titleist.
The goal of Snell is simple, and that’s to create a professional quality golf ball for amateurs to use for a great price.
I had a chance to try out the “My Tour Ball” at my home course of Randall Oaks, and will immediately say that it’s one of the best golf balls out there. It’s especially impressive around the greens on the chip and pitch shots.
It doesn’t roll hard, and when you hit a clean shot, it’ll plant itself where you want it. Almost like a heat-seeking missile. It feels great from the tee as well, because when you hit a good shot, you know it, and the Snell ball gives you a boost of confidence on the next shot.
It’s one of the softest golf balls in the sport, making you an instant threat to hit it close from right off the greens. As we know, short game is crucial to the success of anyone’s game, and the Snell balls are tops in this area.
On the green, the ball rolls smoothly, and bounces off the club face beautifully. The perfect align tool on the ball definitely helps you drop some putts.
All in all, the Snell My Tour Ball is the secret weapon in golf ball technology. It’s one of the best balls you’ll play with, and at an affordable price which is refreshing in a sport noted for expensive equipment.
Finally, one of the nice things about the Snell brand is that they do a good job of appealing to the generation of golfers. These aren’t the golf balls of yesteryear, they’re the balls of the future.
You can learn more about the Snell brand and their golf balls at SnellGolf.com.
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The BMW Championship is this week right here in Chicagoland. The FedEx Cup Playoffs have risen in popularity and the BMW Championship may be the most important tournament of the playoff season.
The FedEx Cup Playoffs are in full swing and this has been the most exciting year to date. First, it was the Northern Trust Open where we saw one of the best finishes in FedEx Cup history, with Dustin Johnson holding off Jordan Spieth to win.
Then, at the Dell Championship, it was PGA Champion Justin Thomas who grabbed his fifth win of the season, holding off the aforementioned Spieth by three shots. Now, we come to the BMW Championship, one of the oldest and most iconic tournaments on the PGA Tour.
With the tournament returning to Conway Farms, it will undoubtedly be another doozy. Dustin Johnson pulled it off last year, can he pull it off again as he builds his Hall of Fame resume?
It’s anybody’s guess and with golf’s roster of talent deepening, the BW Championship is up for grabs. However, these top betting site picks for golf have Spieth as the top dog at Conway Farms and rightfully so considering that he finished in the top five in the last two tournaments. Johnson is the favorite going into the 2018 Masters Tournament, however, where he can grab his second major.
Spieth still is also the best putter on the planet. Certainly, players like Johnson and Thomas are threats off the tee, but Spieth can crush courses with his legendary putting.
The reason why the BMW Championship is so important on the PGA Tour schedule because of the smaller field, and because of where you go next, after winning which is the Tour Championship at East Lake. All the tournaments in the FedEx Cup Playoffs are crucial, but the BMW gives players that added pressure because they know what’s on the line.
One of the best and toughest golf States in the country, Illinois will prove yet again to be a great test of golf for the pros. Long at the iconic Cog Hill Golf & Country Club, the BMW has had a nice little run at Conway Farms.
Not only that, the BMW will be returning to its founding State, yet again in 2019 at the legendary Medinah Country Club. So one of the coolest golf destinations in the country will be on full display for years to come, and it makes for an epic semi-final host.
At the end of the day, the Tour Championship is still king at East Lake, under the shadow of Atlanta and under the watchful eye of the ghost of Bobby Jones. However, with the BMW Championship being one of the oldest events on the PGA Tour, being created in 1899 (it was the Western Open until the name changed in 2007), and with the top 70 players eager to duke it out, it could be the most important tournament in the playoffs.
With the rich blend of new and veteran talent, the BMW will be more exciting than ever as the FedEx Cup legend grows. It’s going to be a wild finish to the playoffs so hold on to your hats, visors, fedora and anything else you put on your head.
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— Justin Thomas (@JustinThomas34) September 7, 2017
Justin Thomas is having the best year of his life playing golf, winning five times, shooting a 59 and winning his first major title at the PGA Championship. He may also grab the Player of the Year award, but he can also grab the Swaggiest Golfer of the Year award too (yes, I made that up), thanks to his cool new shoes that he will rock at the President’s Cup.
Michelle Wie, one of golf’s biggest characters, gave the red hot kicks to Thomas as a gift. This is fitting since Thomas is slowly, but surely becoming more known for his style of dress, similarly to Rickie Fowler is golf’s go-to guy in the fashion department.
In particular, Thomas wore a cardigan at The Open Championship at Royal Birkdale, which was a cool way to give a nod to the golfers of yesteryear. There’s no other major that contributes to the history of the game like The Open as we know, which will soon be the final major of the year, starting in 2019.
Bravo to Michelle Wie. If there’s a girl who has a little swagger in golf, it’s Wie, and she delivered (literally) some dope kicks to Thomas. Get ready to witness all the country colors at the President’s Cup, under the watchful eye of the Statue Liberty.
With both team USA and International team rosters loaded with talent, this one should be a straight up doozy. Prepare for battle.
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— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 7, 2017
Justin James was a man of few words during post match interviews at the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. The no.3 player in the world woke up after realizing he won the championship belt that’s awarded to winners. After defeating Mitch Grassing in the finals, James went bananas after his winning drive.
He grabbed the belt, ran with it, dropped, and then leaped like a cat into the stands, where he embraced hugs with his family. During his post match interview with Golf Channel’s Jerry Foltz, he had a lot more to say than previously as the sigh of relief consumed him. He was so ecstatic, he gave a shout out to his “super hot wife” as she looked in slight embarrassment.
There’s no doubt Justin James is the happiest man in the world. To go from being all business to becoming the “Snapping Turtle” (his nickname) shows that inner excitement. He didn’t have to do much either, as Grassing, unfortunately never kept his shot in the grid on all eight tries. WIth four balls to go, James was the mailman, and he delivered the package, with a moon shot that soared over 420 yards.
If there’s one way, to end a long drive competition, that’s one way to do it. On the women’s side, Sandra Carlborg captured her fifth title, becoming only the second long driver ever to accomplish this (the great Jason Zuback is the other). She made a case for becoming the greatest long driver of all-time.
Well played you two, and nice celebration Mr. James.
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How hard is Wes Patterson swinging?
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) September 6, 2017
The golfers in the world of Long Drive are something special to watch. Sure, there are some haters out there, but the effortless power and the unique swings make it quite the spectacle.
Wes Patterson, who has shocked everyone by upsetting the two best long drivers in the world in Maurice Allen and Ryan Reisbeck in the Volvik World Long Drive Championship. He also has a beautiful swing, but that artistic swing shattered his club into two, hitting a fan.
The fan is fine and may have gotten a little souvenir. So the unranked Patterson has already had his share of highlights.
He also seems to be one of, if not the nicest guy in long drive which is saying a lot, because most of those guys and girls are very respectful and humble despite their intimidating nature. Golf fans may have a new fan favorite in Patterson, but let’s just hope that the next time a club snaps, that it doesn’t fly into the crowd.
That was a close one. Phew.
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Paul Casey has quite a resume in the golf world, winning 13 times on the European Tour and once on the PGA Tour while also finishing in the top 10 in all four majors throughout his career. He may have also netted the award for golf’s “sauciest” smartphone cover.
The cover features a picture of his wife, actress Pollyanna Woodward, wearing nothing but undergarments in black and white style filter. With Casey still looking for that elusive major championship after coming so close, there’s no doubt that he will have a secondary cover with the picture of a major trophy next if he keeps playing well.
At the end of the day, Casey is a man who really loves his wife who happens to be an actress and model. I will say that he ain’t got nothing on my phone case…well, you know, totally different style. #IamIMS
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Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching pic.twitter.com/tboq1L3Xdn
— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) August 31, 2017
Tiger Woods has been on a quite a roller coaster ride since his last major championship at the 2008 U.S. Open at Torrey Pines. Now, the 14-time major champ looks to make another return to golf after he shared a video on Twitter of him working on his short game, hitting chip shots.
His doctor gave him the OK, which means we will likely see Woods in competitive action again soon. Even with the rapidly growing popularity of Jordan Spieth, Dustin Johnson, Hideki Matsuyama and Justin Thomas among others, a legend such as Woods returning to the game would just add to the purity of what surrounds the sport today.
What makes this interesting is, Woods won’t be the top dog when he returns, but instead, will be chasing players who likely idolized him growing up. Although Spieth has mentioned that the great Adam Scott was his favorite player growing up, some of the other young guns were inspired by Woods.
As I may have said before, although Woods isn’t the same player he once was, having him in tournaments will richen the depth of the field. Having veterans such as Woods, Scott, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson and Sergio Garcia all playing along with the new breed is a nice blend to have in golf.
Not to mention you had a fun duel between Spieth and Matt Kuchar at The Open Championship back in July. That was a prime example of how the young bloods and experienced pros can come together to play some amazing golf.
Keep on hitting those chips Tiger.
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On this episode of insane golf shots, a couple of dudes decided to hit a golf shot…using a towel. That’s right, you’ve seen ridiculous shots with clubs, but these dudes used a towel to hole a putt.
One of the guys in the trick shot duo, known as GM_Golf (Garrett & Micah Golf) juggled the ball on his wedge before the other whipped the ball with the towel. The ball then rolls its way towards the cup, for an amazing finish.
The celebration afterwards if funny, and after executing such a great shot like that, who wouldn’t celebrate like that? Just because some of these guys are great at trick shots, doesn’t mean they don’t get surprised each time they perform.
Bravo to Garret and Micah for such an excellent display of shot making. Their shot has been added to the list of most crazy golf shots we’ve seen this year alone.
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