All posts tagged golf

→ Heckler shows up Rory McIlroy at Ryder Cup

This is so awesome.

→ Golf showed it can deliver Olympic drama in its return to the Games

I like golf. I watch golf. I watched none of this. It just didn’t feel right as an Olypmics sport to me.

→ Spieth is — where else? — in a tie for the lead at the Hero World Challenge

This just in. Jordan Spieth is good at golf.

→ Tiger Woods says there is ‘no timetable’ for his return

I still am bummed that Tiger’s dominance ended so abruptly.

→ Lydia Ko wins The Evian to become youngest female major winner

Lydia Ko is awesome. It’s going to be fun watching her grow as a player over the next few years.

→ Tiger Woods surges to share of Wyndham Championship lead

I might be in the minority, but I think is cool. I really am hoping Tiger wins this.

→ Ashlan Ramsey Wins Georgia Women’s Open for 1st Pro Victory

I am rooting hard for Clemson’s original golf superstar to have a long career in women’s golf.

→ Tiger Woods closes Greenbrier with bogey-free 67

I know I’m probably in the minority, but I want Tiger Woods to be good again.

→ Rory McIlroy injures ankle playing July 4 soccer, likely out of the Open

What a bummer. Hopefully, it doesn’t have a long term impact on his career.

→ Rory McIlroy obliterates Wells Fargo tournament record en route to win

After being at this tournament for so many years, it was weird to watch it on television. That said, no one was catching Rory this weekend.

→ Rickie Fowler wins The Players in playoff for his biggest career win

Great win for Rickie, and a great end to the tournament. I wish more tournaments could have this level of excitement.

→ PGA Revokes Media Credentials due to Reporter’s Periscope Usage

Summary: A reporter used Periscope to broadcast part of a practice round she was following. The PGA revokes her media credentials the next day.

Also, this money quote from PGA Tour EVP of Communications Ty Votaw:

“Who owns those rights? We do, not you. If you want access to those rights, you have to pay for it. When [the reporter] posts unauthorized videos, she’s stealing. I don’t understand how you can’t get that through your head.”

The PGA Tour has been brain dead about mobile phone and camera use during its game for years. It’s not surprising that they are way behind the curve for something as cutting edge as Periscope, either.

As it stands, golf is dying as a sport that people watch and play. Instead of trying to think of creative ways to expose people to the game, the PGA Tour continues to act like a bunch of old, uninformed luddites and push people further way from the game. As someone who enjoys golf, it’s really, really disappointing.

→ Paula Creamer continues pushing for women’s Masters

Good for Paula. I’m in her camp on this one.

→ Rory McIlroy ties Dubai Desert Classic scoring record, cruises to win

Rory is good at golf.

→ Paula Creamer makes ace in LPGA opener, does nice shoulder shimmy

Still my favorite LPGA golfer.

→ Lydia Ko turns pro in the coolest way possible

Ko turning pro was a complete no brainer. I am glad the LPGA gave her the waiver to let her join the tour even though she is only 16.

→ Tiger Woods hits a drive from Europe to Asia

Yes, I know it is just a gimmick, but I still think it’s pretty cool.

→ It’s HSBC Champions week, which means we get more of these incredible photos

Jason Dufner is amazing.

→ Phil Mickelson plans to reduce his schedule so he can focus on winning the career Grand Slam

Though I will miss seeing Phil play as much as he has in the past, I am rooting for him to win the U.S. Open this year. I hope this schedule reduction helps him do that.

→ Jim Furyk becomes the sixth player in PGA Tour history to post a round of 59

Jim Furyk posted the sixth round of 59 in the history of the PGA Tour, making a birdie on his final hole to shoot 12-under at the BMW Championship.

This almost makes me forget about how long it takes him over a putt. Almost.