THE SPIDER’S WEBB: Even though he double-bogeyed the final hole and shot a one-over par 73, the four-shot victory by Webb Simpson (Titleist Pro V1) was a tour de force. He had such a comfortable lead going into the final with a seven-stroke lead, that he could afford to make a mistake at the end. The fact that he kept the ball in play for the most part was paramount.
The organizers of the Players Championship deserve credit for creating the idea of super group pairings for the first 36 holes of the tournaments.
There is an old saying in golf: you drive for show and put for dough.
If one of the best golfers in the world can hit a bunch of balls into the water on the same hole, well, that just proves this is not an easy game.
Can a colored golf ball produce better results than a conventional white ball? That is really hard to know because you would need a huge sample size, but Bubba Watson is providing anecdotal evidence that white might be better.
The 2018 Masters is shaping up as one of the most exciting editions in years in the battle for the green jacket because of so quality competitors – arguably the best in more than 10 years.
Image Credits: AP News, SB Nation, Heard County Parks & Recreation, & Reuters Now that the PGA season for 2016-17 is in the books, here are my thoughts about some particular noteworthy moments. Who would have ever imagined a season without a win by Jason Day, Rory McIlroy and Phil Mickelson? Collectively, they played in 56 tournaments, but were never truly in any of them.
Image Credit: My Gold Daily It’s been said in golf that a tournament cannot be won in the first round, but it can be lost in the final round judging by what has happened in some of the men’s Majors this year. The PGA Championship looked like a battle between Kevin Kisner, Hideki Matsuyama and Chris Stroud. Kisner held a one-shot lead over the other two going into round four. Justin Thomas sat two back. By the end of the tournament, Thomas won by two, shooting a three-under 68.