— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 25, 2017
It was a terrific bunker shot by Jordan Spieth. But, the reason why it was the shot of the year, was the fact that it was done in a playoff, to win.
When it seemed like it was going to be a duel between Spieth and Daniel Berger, the playoff almost abruptly after the clutch hole-out by Spieth. Berger had a putt to tie, but just missed it, making Spieth the youngest player since Tiger Woods to get his first 10 wins on the PGA Tour.
This, and of course he has the two majors at the Masters and U.S. Open. mind you, when many fans, myself included, say Jordan’s shot was the best of the year, we’re excluding the majors, and are only talking about on the PGA Tour.
Because as we know, many will be quick to point out better shots at the majors. Certainly a couple of shots come to mind, is Justin Thomas’ incredible approach shot with a 3-wood at Erin Hills during the U.S. Open.
Another would be Sergio Garcia’s amazing putt on 15 at the Masters. Brooks Koepka’s string of long range putts at the U.S. Open also could make the list.
However, on the Tour schedule, this was clearly the best. Not only that, under the circumstances, it could rival that of the shots at the majors.
In a playoff,you’re in the bunker, in jepordy of possibly losing the title after having the lead all week, and you drill it. At one the PGA Tour’s most popular tournaments as well, mind you.
Well played Jordan. Also a tip of the cap to Dan Berger, he played great, and has had a very nice season.
Now go to beach and work on your bunker shots. Sand castle builders, you have been warned.
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The awesome thing about golf is the selection of beautiful golf courses. Erin Hills, which hosted the U.S. Open this week, is just as pretty as any.
The official Erin Hills YouTube channel features multiple drone clips of each hole. Each one is breathtaking so take a look at three of them, as you can feel the wind being taking away from you.
Let’s start with the famous, and stunning ninth hole. It was once just an “extra” hole, but was put into the course routing, and what a brilliant idea that was.
Next we flap our wings and fly over one of the most uniqe holes on the course, the 12th. Although this hole only has one bunker on it, it is still one of the toughest, with a fairway that can throw you off your game. This may be the only hole in all of golf where the fairway can play as a hazard at times.
Finally, let’s take a look at the sun soaked, picturesque 18th hole. This hole features the beautiful clubhouse in the background, while the legendary Holy Hill looks down on those who walk the track. A great way to finish a round on this public gem.
So if you ever wanted to see the 2017 U.S. Open course from a different perspective, then there you go. Paul Hundley is the man responsible for these amazing flyovers.
Take them in, and after doing that, go visit Erin Hills and tee it up. I can’t stress enough that this course is open to the public, so you can step on a piece of U.S. Open history.
It’s a course that will host many majors in the future. Would love to see it host some PGA Championships as its well deserved. Bravo, Erin Hills.
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There isn’t much that can be said about Erin Hills’ rough other than it’s similar to that of a small jungle which makes things interesting.
Erin Hills will be the host of the U.S. Open this week, as it will be the first time that the course has ever hosted a major or any professional tournament for that matter. As the U.S. Open is famous for, it will provide a tough challenge for the world’s best players, and Kevin Na showed how menacing the course can be.
In the video, Na is trying to hit his ball out of the mini jungle of rough. As he does, he can hardly see where his ball even lies, as he demonstrates how difficult it is to get out of.
The rough is beyond deep, making players want to take a drop, rather than hit it. Even Seve Ballesteros couldn’t get out of this rough, but darn it, it makes the tournament even more tasty in my opinion.
It’s a way to push golfers to the limit. Sure, Erin Hills’ charm and public course hospitality may distract a player, but rough like that turns the course from a pretty butterfly, to a vicious snake.
With all that being said, Erin Hills is a stunning golf course, and will host many majors to come. Like Chambers Bay, which hosted the U.S. Open in 2015, Erin Hills is a young course, and will have an opportunity to flap its wings and escape the nest of the unkown.
With it being a public course, anybody can tee it up on this gem. My advice would be, if you hit it into that rough, don’t be a hero…..or you can put on your golf cape and turn your club into a magic wand.
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Prescriptions are quite the drug. Police released video footage of Tiger Woods’ arrest from Monday morning, and as you’ll see, he looked just a tad bit lost.
Video from Tiger Woods' sobriety test: Woods is asked to recite his ABCs. Walks off for a minute and then asks police what he's doing. pic.twitter.com/ny7uKN4sBP
— Hannah Winston (@hannahwinston) May 31, 2017
Woods last played golf at the Omega Dubai Desert Classic. Since then, he has been ruled out for the season, as he tries to recover from yet another injury.
Not long after he said he feels better than ever before, the sad arrest occurs. Let’s hope that anyone who sees this knows the dangers of not being careful of how much prescription drugs you take.
Many kids will get high off of them because they feel “safe” taking them. So, little children of the vast lands of the world, learn from Tiger and don’t drive under the influence. As you stay off the influence, make sure you play some golf (duh).
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WARNING: What you are about to see is a piece of mini golf trick shot mastery that will surely change the way you think about life. Viewer discretion is advised.
Behold, I present to you, one of the greatest mini golf shot ever hit. Somebody shared a clip of them hitting a putt that ricochets off a rock, and then makes its way to the cup.
This is certainly one of those “what in tarnation?” moments. How the ball just bounces its way off the rock, bounces backwards to a group of smaller rocks and then rolls on a perfect line to the hole is amazing.
See, that’s the cool thing about mini golf. You have a higher chance of hitting an amazing shot, although certainly hitting a great shot on a full course is sweet as candy.
Although this shot was simply absurd, the world of mini golf is full of interesting possibilities. It’s the one place where the hazards are actually your friends sometimes, as you saw in the video.
With nearly a million views, there’s no doubt a good chunk of you are going to head to your local mini golf track, grab those rainbow putters, and (try to) do something incredible. Just don’t leave a sea of tears if you fail at your trick shot attempts, that wouldn’t be nice for the course owners to clean up.
Don’t worry, I still have faith in you.
Any thoughts on this crazy golf shot? Let me know on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio and also be sure to read my work at Pro Golf Now!
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Golf is full of amazing highlight reel shots, and TPC Sawgrass is capable of being a home for these shots, despite the toughness of the course. Rafa Cabrera nailed one at the 16th hole.
The PLAYERS Championship is one of the best golf tournaments in the world for a reason. We’ve seen some of the greatest shots in the sport at the iconic TPC Sawgrass.
During the week, we first witnessed an ace on the legendary 17th hole from Masters champion Sergio Garica, and now, and albatross, executed by Rafa Cabrera at the famed 16th hole.
Chances for amazing shots like this is why TPC Sawgrass is one of the funnest golf courses on earth. Take a look at this incredible shot.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 14, 2017
Although the 17th hole, Alice Dye’s Island of Wonders, gives you nightmares about water, the 16th hole makes you lick your chops. It’s an excellent hole design that’s perfect for the long hitters, and Cabrera took advantage with a pin seeking missle.
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Ahh, the great sport of golf. So amazing, so beautiful..so…..odd? That was the best way to describe what happened during the first round of the Zurich Classic.
Chris Stroud hit arguably the strangest putt you’ll see all year. However, it wasn’t even the putt that was weird, it was the lucky break he got.
While in the greenside rough, the ball was apparently still moving. So Stroud waited, and as he did so, below happened.
After a break like that, the putt was almost inevitable. pic.twitter.com/U0gYXmSfgW
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) April 28, 2017
It was certainly smart on team Chris Stroud/Brian Stuard’s part to wait it out. Lord knows that you or I would probably be ready to reach for that 9-iron or pitching wedge because that’s how us impatient millennials roll.
So keep your eyes peeled on that wondrous white ball. Because you never know if it’ll play tricks on you.
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— J.B. Holmes (@JBHolmesgolf) February 7, 2017
A couple of days prior to the Pebble Beach Pro-AM, J.B. Holmes tee’d it up on the course’s famed seventh hole. It was storming up a fool that day, and Holmes shared a clip of the madness.
He took out a six iron and hit his shot. Where the ball land? Nothing but green due to the reaction of Holmes and his buddies.
Even Zach Johnson, one of the best bad weather golfers of all-time probably couldn’t top what Holmes did. Just another cool thing about golf is that, you’re in a boss battle with the course, and mother nature as well.
Holmes, as we know, was the Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson before Bubba Watson and Dustin Johnson. He would constantly rank among the top dogs in driving distance, and now, he’s making his presence in the new generation.
What better way to make yourself standout than by riding the storm of Pebble’s seventh hole? You go J.B.
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Shank you very much! pic.twitter.com/kVk9OjhGU5
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) February 2, 2017
Darren Clarke is one of the best golfers around when he’s on top of his game. But, the 2011 Champion Golfer of the Year hit a shank that had everyone twitching their eyes, arms and hands.
During the Dubai Desert Classic is when Clarke hit his shankaroo. So, Tiger Woods isn’t the only one having a slow start so far, shooting a 5-over 77 during the opening round.
Perhaps Darren could pull out his Claret Jug, and rub it to gain his magical powers back? Well, I guess that would be cheating, but nonetheless, Mr. Clarke has nothing to feel bad about because “golf is hard”.
I always compare golf to the popular video game, Dark Souls. In the game, you face a ton of difficult enemies, and you’ll likely die a million times.
Heck, even the back of the box of the first game (series is on its third installment) says “Prepare to Die”. I already have a new game idea called “Golf Souls: Prepare to Bogey Edition”.
And yes, you will get a million bogeys, and you will like it.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio for no apparent reason! Well, I retweet and talk a lot about golf, so I guess that’s a thing. You can also read my work over at Pro Golf Now (oooh, fancy)
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Jordan Smith just hit the green at the 309 yard 12th hole.
With an iron?! pic.twitter.com/f4F8v2pVgR
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) January 14, 2017
This is absurd. European Tour rookie Jordan Smith just did something some of us can’t do with a driver.
He hit his tee shot 300 yards….with an iron. Let this be a testament to how much faster golfers are swinging.
It’s power wave has gotten so crazy, that we sometimes poke fun at Jordan Spieth for his power. Yet, he hits it over 290 yards off the tee.
I will personally say, that I love the power surge. Think of it kinda like baseball.
Fans absolutely adore the home run, and it’s always exciting to see. Driving in golf is a fan favorite, and it’s always a joy seeing guys boom it down a fairway.
The course vs. player balance is still there however. Don’t worry, you won’t see anyone drive a par-5 anytime soon.
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