Life is good for professional golfers, especially when you’re one of the best on the planet right now like Lexi Thompson. Winning twice in 2017, she would also capture the CME Globe which netted her a cool $1 million prize so there’s no doubt that she is making it rain.
She used a good chunk of her million on a sweet all black Nissan GTR car. The new whip costs about $110,000 according to Golf Digest and with its sleek, slightly futuristic look, that doesn’t seem like a surprise.
It’s the type of car that looks like it belongs in a video game like Gran Turismo. And with Thompson being a fan of hip-hop music, don’t be shocked if she starts bumping some tracks rolling up to the golf course parking lot in her new ride.
While Lexi cruises in her new whip, I’ll be riding around a golf cart. Hey, golf carts are cool too!
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Every golf fan and many general sports fans dream of visiting Augusta National, the house that Bobby Jones built. This is due to the fact that is one of the most beautiful places on earth and hosts one of the most exciting sporting events of the year, the Masters Tournament.
However, what if I told you that Augusta didn’t look as beautiful in the 1950’s? A picture shared by David Poulton on Twiter tells you the tale.
12th Augusta 1952. pic.twitter.com/CKqvrJ3NKx
— David Poulton (@doglegpar3) November 25, 2017
As you can tell, there are no flowers and the rough looks scruffier. The trees are still there, crowding the back side of the green like they always famously do.
The video game, Tiger Woods PGA Tour 14, has one of the coolest features in video game history where you can play Augusta National in 1934, its first year of existence. The course definitely looked different during that time when you play it in the game, as there were fewer trees and hardly any flowers.
Also, the famous Amen Corner consisted of holes two, three and four instead of 11, 12 and 13 like we know it today. It’s astonishing how much the course has changed and now it is one of the top five golf courses on the planet.
Six years after the above photo was taken, Arnold Palmer would win his first major at the 1958 Masters. This began one of the more dominating stretches of golf in the history of the sport where he’d win seven majors between 1958 and 1964.
Augusta National isn’t as old as a lot of other courses that date back to the 1800’s, but its rich tradition makes it one of golf’s most historic venues. Pictures like this take you back in time and give you a visually deep dive into the ridiculously long lore book about the history of golf.
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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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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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— CLICKON Golf (@CLICKONGolf) August 15, 2017
The Solheim Cup is one of the best events in golf, and one of the game’s most expressive players is ready. Michelle Wie will be rocking some cool, crystallized style shoes for the team event.
These shiny kicks from Nike are one of the coolest you’ll see, and helps continue a tradition that makes the Solheim and Ryder Cups great; the fashion. Lexi Thompson will also be wearing the flame throwing shoes on the course as well.
Two major champs, rocking champion worthy shoes? Makes sense to me.
No doubt that they’ll be turning some heads at Des Moines Golf & Country Club. Golf has gotten more and more attention for its fashion choices. And the beautiful thing is that, you have more freedom in your apparel choices in golf (players should be allowed to wear shorts though).
We saw Justin Thomas wear a cardigan at The Open, as well as Jason Day and Keegan Bradley rocking Air Jordans on the course.
Golf is a sport where you can let your swagger game fly. Wie and Thompson just reminded us all that once again.
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If you haven’t heard about the LPGA Tour’s random new dress code rules, it’s basically telling its players to replace skirts with pants and tank tops with more skin covering shirts. Major champion, Lexi Thomspon had a little fun with this new policy, by sharing a picture from last year, of her wearing old fashioned golf attire.
In the photo, she is completely covered, so this throws a little shade at the LPGA Tour. Keep in mind, it’s just a little joke, as Thompson is widely respected as a class act.
The picture taken was in celebration of golf’s return to the Olympics. The idea was to dress players in golf clothes from back in 1904, since that was previously the last time golf was seen in the games.
What’s head scratching about the dress code is that there was never a player who showed too much skin. What some of the ladies wear looks comfortable and probably helps them play their best golf.
What’s funny is that, in a time where PGA Tour pros are praying to be able to wear shorts, the LPGA Tour is going in a slightly opposite direction. PGA Tour players want what LPGA Tour pros had; a little more comfort in on-course dress.
I absolutely love the LPGA and what they do for golf, as well as the excitement of each tournament. However, I kindly disagree with this code, as do many others.
But, it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying one of the best professional tours in all of golf. Right now though, I must give a golf clap to Lexi for coming up with this innocent and savage Instagram post.
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As the Greenbrier Classic is making an amazing return to the world of golf after an awful flood occurred last year, the comparison between last year and this year is insane. The PGA Tour shared the jaw dropping side by side photos of the flooded Old White TPC compared to this year’s clean and beautiful venue.
These two photos of The @GbrClassic are just one year apart.
The first tee looks a bit different this year. pic.twitter.com/cq8kJX2NEG
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 6, 2017
The Greenbrier truly is one of the most beautiful golfing locations in the United States. To see it in such a mess was sad to see, but it’s great to see the legendary Greenbrier Classic has made a triumphant return.
As we look back at it, we can say that the course had the largest water hazard in the world for a brief time. The last time the Greenbrier Classic was played, it was back in 2015 when Danny Lee won it.
Certainly for any photojournalist, it has to be a chilling experience to take a picture of the flooded course, and then take another of it after it’s been cleaned up. The Greenbrier is not only home to the Old White TPC, but is home to the oldest course in the United States, Oakhurst Links, a beautiful nine hole track.
It’s just great to have the course back and the tournament back. However, don’t you dare try to find a flooded ditch so you can hit flop shots out of.
My best advice would be to hit flop shots IN the flooded ditch. Hey, it could make for fun target practice.
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I know I haven’t posted on GP Golf Report in a little while, so how about this “lovely” picture for your return visit? Yes, that’s a freakin’ python eating on a Wallaby (similar to a kangaroo).
This yucky photo took place on the 17th hole at the Paradise Palms Resort, located in Australia. This actually shouldn’t be too surprising, as we’ve seen alligators, raccoons, kangaroos and even sharks dominate a golf course.
But now, the fact that you see a python eating on something, just makes you cringe even more. Golf is a mental sport, and there’s no doubt that this will leave images in your head if you saw this during your round.
Have fun kids, and please, do not aim for the python!
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Source: Golf Digest
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— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 23, 2016
Two-time Masters champion Bubba Watson lives on the property of the legendary Greenbrier golf course so he gets to see it a ton. Unfortunately, Greenbrier doesn’t look as beautiful as it normally does to to heavy rain that caused flooding of the course.
The Greenbrier Classic is scheduled for July 7th through the 10th. However, it looks like it could really take some time to clear the course up.
The Greenbrier is not only home to the famed Old White TPC, but is also home to the oldest course in America, Oakhurst Links. Let’s hope that things get cleared and hope everyone is safe and away from danger.
Here’s another eerie, yet beautiful photo of the scene, taken by Watson.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) June 23, 2016
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A couple of days ago, the sports and cultural world lost one of it’s biggest icons as boxing legend Muhammad Ali passed away at the age of 74. Ali was one of sports’ first true megastars and was known for his clever and quick fighting style.
His world famous move, the “Rope-a-Dope” is a major reason why he dominated so many fights. The move, is to basically dodge punches and move around in order to tire his opponent out, making a perfect timing to go in for the kill and worked immensely.
Apparently, Ali had a good golf swing too. On his very first attempt to ever swing a golf club, Ali hit an 8-iron 140 yards and was perfectly straight.
Again, this was his very first golf swing. Then, not only that, his second shot was also a good one.
After his second shot, he made a quote that only Muhammad Ali could:
“Muhammad Ali is the world’s greatest golfer! Nobody can beat Muhammad Ali! Not Arnold Palmer, not Jack Nicklaus, not nobody. I’m gonna make ’em look bad, predict the score, how bad I’m gonna beat ’em, everything — just like I do in boxing!”
Mr. Ali, you really were the greatest. R.I.P
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Source: Golf Digest
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