Start Of A New Era For Men’s Golf

The Irish kick-off fall play at Kiawah Island on Sept. 11.

The era of John Handrigan of the Notre Dame men’s golf program is now in its full swing as the Fighting Irish at present are just a week away from its opener in 2017-18 seasons in Kiawah Island in South Carolina.

Under the new leadership, the enthusiastic Irish started to construct their new path, which they think leads to their post season appearance for the first time in four years.

Coach Handrigan said, “I have seen new excitement and energy. These young players have been insisting for new structures and thus, I am here to support them to further their game. The feeling of these boys to learn the game is truly remarkable, and I love their complete devotion to Notre Dame Golf and also their eagerness to succeed in the game.”

At afternoon of Monday, official wrap up of the ‘Q School,’ will take place, which will comprise of six rounds of qualifying for the tournament first fall. The top-two on the travel team players earn their respective spots, while the rest of three spots will be filled by the coach. (more…)

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The LPGA Tour’s action on Lexi Thompson is leaving the other players confused on the next line of action.

Some say the Tour would amend the rules book to reflect the developments and forestall future occurrence, the rest are frustrated and angered.

The Lexi Thompson saga leaves even top players frustrated following the ANA Inspiration where she lost due to rules infraction reported by a television viewer.

Cristie Kerr, also angered, said: “Everyone’s pissed off, not just players. Random golfers I see are coming up and saying, ‘Can you believe what happened? It’s an outrage.’ People aren’t happy.”

Brittany Lincicome said she was frustrated as many other golfers on the Tour.

“I have a ton of concerns, and I feel like it’s just being swept under the rug. It feels like there’s nothing being done, and It’s just ‘Hey that’s the way the rule is, and this is how it’s going to continue to be,” she added. (more…)

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Wahlberg’s Way Of Playing Golf

Playing golf with others requires a certain camaraderie that might not exist even if two people are good friends off the course.

That is because there are different dynamics that come into play in golf and if the equation does not work out well, it can hinder one’s performance or enjoyment of the game while playing with another.

Often the reasons are unflattering, such as when one finds the other too chatty or tending to cheat or playing too slow. However, when the two actors, Josh Duhamel and Mark Wahlberg got together to play golf, the reasons of their incompatibility were humorous. When Josh pointed out the real reason he was avoiding playing golf with Mark it was a way of complimenting him. Many of their fans would surely want to see these two powerhouse actors get together and that is what they did when they were shooting for Transformers. (more…)

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For the first two rounds of the Hero World Challenge, Dustin Johnson, the World No. 3 and the PGA Tour Player of the Year, after making the necessary preparations, was paired with Brooks Koepka.

In this week’s OWGR, Johnson is at the top as the top-ranked player, but has so far, not fared quite well in the event, either at any of the venues as he has no top finishes to his name.

For the first edition at Albany just last year, he had come out at the 15th position out of a total 18 players, and at a distant 13 shots away from the current champion, Bubba Watson.

Last season was quite a good one for the South Carolinian as he won a career-best times, and also came off with wins in two other no-cut events. He also had his first major at the US Open.

The FedEx Cup standings saw him finish 2nd. This season has seen Johnson with a T35 four weeks ago as his only action at the WGC-HSBC (74-74-70-69). He was however 22 shots in arrears to the winner, Hideki Matsuyama. (more…)

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Tiger Ruined My Confidence, Says Steve

Steve Stricker in his open letter at player’s tribunal said his confidence was ruined by golfer Tiger Woods.

It is not like Tiger Woods had done international harm to Stricker’s confidence, but it is his game that dominated Stricker’s confidence on golf.

Narrating his experience in letter Stricker writes “In the 1997 tour, I entered the tour with full confidence. My confidence was high because of winning last matches and being in good form. I was paired with Tiger Woods in one of the event. While playing the game, I saw an incredible performance of Woods. ”He further added, “While the playing with him I get stunned with the view that Wood’s ball land 50-60 yards beyond my ball.” (more…)

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