So what did we learn from The Match with Tiger Woods (Bridgestone Tour B XS) and Phil Mickelson (Callaway Chrome Soft X)? Well, the two can put on a show.
It’s been quiet on the PGA scene, a little too quiet, following the final tournament of the 2017-18 season, and while the new season is underway the real action doesn’t begin until the majority of the pre-eminent players start to swing their clubs in earnest in January.
Earlier this year at the pro-am event of the Sony Open at Wailaie Country Club in Hawaii, June Jones created quite a lot of guffaws because of a video that went viral of him using a five-iron for putting and golfing barefoot.
TOP NEWS & VIEWS: We couldn’t be happier for Brooke Henderson (Titleist Pro V1), who made history last week becoming the first Canadian homegrown talent to win the CP Women’s Open, Canada’s national championship.
It has been somewhat of a frustrating season for PGA Tour player, Adam Hadwin, following a season in which he posted a win last year and a round of 59, but he’s hoping to turn it around when the FedEx playoffs begin this week.
The day before the 2018 Canadian Open began, I went to Glen Abbey, the course where this year’s tournament took place, and approached some of the golfers to talk about balls and other aspects of the game. Veteran Jim Furyk (Callaway Chrome Soft), proved to be quite engaging.
You have to give credit to the United States Golf Association and the Royal and Ancient Golf Club for modernizing the game with some progressive rule changes, making if far less complicated for players of all ages and abilities, and let’s hope the collective bodies put to rest any suggestion of rolling the ball back.
It seems hard to believe but the Masters is only five weeks away. Where did the time go? It seems like only yesterday the 2016-17 season was concluding, one which may have been one of the most important in years because of the shift of new players vying for top spot in the Professional Golf Association World Golf Ranking.