Bryson DeChambeau criticized by fellow pros for slow play

(CNN)Debate surrounding slow play in golf has trundled on for years, but opposition to it has gathered steam at the PGA Tour’s Northern Trust event this week. “There are a few players that continually disrespect their fellow pro’s and continue to break the rules without a conscience [sic],” wrote Englishman Ian Poulter. “It should be self policed but clearly this won’t happen … so disappointing it hasn’t been stopped.” DeChambeau, who shot 71 on Saturday, was quick to hit back at critics of his ponderous shot-making. “I take my 40 seconds that’s allotted, sometimes over, absolutely. Totally agree,” the 25-year-old told reporters. “It’s maybe 5% of the time. But I’ll tell you that it’s really kind of unfortunate the way …

Irelands Shane Lowry stays calm to win first major at the Open as rivals fade

The 32-year-old became the Republic of Irelands second Open champion after Padraig Harrington, as Englands Tommy Fleetwood finished second, six shots behind Padraig Harrington, Graeme McDowell, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke Shane Lowry. We will soon have to amend the great book of Irish cliche to include reference to golf. This small island has now returned 10 Sign up for the Recap. In proving how golf can be far from elementary, Holmes totally capitulated after three days at the forefront of proceedings. His 87 left him in a tie for 67th, a rather extraordinary scenario given his showing in the first three rounds. McDowell was visibly moved by the scenes at the 72nd hole as he completed a final round of …

An Open that will make its mark beyond the game and the course

After a 68-year wait Royal Portrush in Northern Ireland has the potential to prove one of the Opens more exciting backdrops with a politically historic significance Counterintuitive though it may seem the Open Championship, in its 148th staging and with a history stretching back to 1860 in Prestwick, has entered uncharted territory. Never before has this tournament been so defined by its venue. Significance of location far outweighs the most illustrious participants. After a wait of 68 years, a stretch marked for so long by grim societal realities, Royal Portrush is the Opens terrain once more. Tears will be shed as Darren Clarke strides forward to lash the majors first drive at 6.35am. Thereafter the competitive instincts of Rory McIlroy, …

John Daly opts out of Open after R&A refuse to allow him to use golf cart

The former champion John Daly has withdrawn from next weeks Open Championship at Royal Portrush The former champion John Daly has withdrawn from the Open Championship at Royal Portrush next week. Daly said initially that he would try to play through the pain of degenerative arthritis in his right knee after his request to use a golf cart was turned down by the R&A on Saturday. However, the 53-year-old has since had a change of heart and has been replaced in the field by the American Kevin Streelman, with Rory Sabbatini now first reserve for the final major of the year ahead of Brian Harman and Martin Kaymer. Daly had been allowed to use a cart in the US PGA …

Spieths caddie criticism shows turbulent side of teamwork at US Open

Michael Greller got it in the ear during the opening round but Jason Days hiring of Steve Williams shows how golfers value the partnership It constitutes a leap of faith to suggest we are witnessing the beginning of the end for one of golfs most identifiable and profitable partnerships. Still, eyebrows were inevitably raised at the stark and widely audible rebuke issued by Jordan Spieth to his caddie, Michael Greller, during the opening round of the US Open. Spieth, who is continuing a climb back towards the summit of the game after months in the doldrums, found the Pacific Ocean with a four-iron tee shot at the eighth hole. The ball had bounced, bounced and bounced before disappearing over a …

Golf coach Hank Haney apologizes for racially charged remarks on radio show

Famed golf instructor Hank Haney apologized on Wednesday for racist, sexist remarks he made about LPGA tour players on his daily SiriusXM radio show Famed golf instructor Hank Haney apologized on Wednesday for disparaging remarks he made about LPGA tour players on his daily SiriusXM radio show. Haney, who rose to fame as Tiger Woods swing coach, made a series of tone-deaf jokes when asked by co-host Steve Johnson about the US Womens Open that starts on Thursday at the Country Club of Charleston. Im gonna predict a Korean [will win], Haney said. Thats a pretty safe bet, Johnson replied. Thats gonna be my prediction. I couldnt name you, like, six players on the LPGA Tour, Haney said, before adding: …

How an amateurs favour revealed the cold-blooded winner in Tiger Woods

Steve Scott handed Woods the 1996 US amateur title with a sporting gesture and is in awe of his old rivals resurgence Steve Scott understands Tiger Woodss propensity for heroics to a greater degree than most. It has been 23 years since he finished runner-up as Woods became the first player to win the US Amateur Championship three times, in his final event before turning professional. And yet, even Scott looked on with disbelief as Woods Original Article : HERE ; This post was curated & posted using : RealSpecific

Donald Trump to award Tiger Woods with Presidential Medal of Freedom

Tiger Woodss rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the White House Tiger Woodss rehabilitation continues with the news that he will receive the Presidential Medal of Freedom in a ceremony next week at the White House. The medal is one of the highest civilian awards in America, and Woods will be only the fourth golfer to receive one. The other are Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus and Charles Sifford, the first African American to play on the PGA Tour. Woods will receive the award from Donald Trump, who is a long-time friend and business partner of the golfer. Woods pulled off one of the great revivals in …

Michael Jordan says Tiger Woods’ comeback is ‘the greatest I’ve ever seen’

Michael Jordan, who famously came back from retirement to add to his haul of NBA titles, has paid tribute to Tiger Woodss return to the peak of golf Michael Jordan, who famously has been strained in recent years. However, in an interview with the Athletic published on Thursday, Jordan hailed Jordan told the Athletic after Woods won his first major since 2008. He didnt think hed get back physically. But he did it. No one expected him to be back the way he is now. Hes probably the only person who believed he could get back. To me, thats a major accomplishment. To me, its unbelievable. Mentally, you always think you can. But you cant answer to what your body …

Tiger Woods sends stark message he is ready to win his fifth Masters

Tiger Woods, the former world No 1 who came close to victory in the last two majors of 2018, said: I feel like I can win here Eleven years separate Tiger Woods and a major triumph. Fourteen have elapsed since he last prevailed at the Masters. As he prepares for a 22nd appearance at Augusta National, Woods cited a relatively trivial gap of 139 miles as the most significant. That distance separates the venue for the years first major and East Lake, where Woods returned to last year. I was right there and just needed to have a couple more things to go my way and not throw away a couple shots here and there, which I was able to …

Rory McIlroy fancies his chances at Masters after ending drought

Northern Irishmans victory at Players provided timely confidence boost ahead of Augusta challenge Should Rory McIlroy dance to the tune of golf, his inconsistency would be worthy of ridicule. Instead, a victim of criticism for failure to complete tournament wins from promising positions is now at the forefront of the betting for the first major of the year. McIlroy, as of Sunday @guardian_sport Facebook: like our sport pages Instagram: our favourite football and Photograph: Chesnot/Getty Images Europe Was this helpful? Thank you for your feedback. Its a lot of things, said McIlroy in explanation. Its maturity. Its been having a focus over the last six or seven months on my attitude, especially my attitude to golf, and not letting golf …

Rory McIlroy joins Tommy Fleetwood at top of Players leaderboard

Rory McIlroy joined Tommy Fleetwood at the top of the Players Championship leaderboard after an inspired second-round back nine The only disappointment is that the blue-chip Sawgrass scenario arrives a day early. Tommy Fleetwood and Rory McIlroy will take to the third round of the Players Championship tied for the lead at 12 under par in the kind of scene the PGA Tour would be delighted to see rumble into Sunday. Golf needs marquee match-ups such as this. An inspired back nine of 31 by McIlroy, which included an eagle three at the 16th and a birdie putt from 29ft a hole later, saw him claw back Fleetwood from a seemingly untouchable position. The Northern Irishmans Friday 65 meant he …