Welcome to the second Global Golf Post issue of 2018. Here are this week’s top stories:
- He was one of the greatest money players in the golf community. Leon Crump never came across a game he didn’t fancy, even once betting that he could clear a drive over the Las Vegas Hilton. Read Ron Green Jr.’s column on the late Crump.
- Rory announced last week that he has a slight heart irregularity, although it is little cause for concern as he gets his 2018 underway this week in Abu Dhabi. Read the QUICK 9 for the most buzzworthy happenings.
- Patton Kizzire needed six playoff holes to defeat James Hahn in the Sony Open. What clubs did the former Auburn Tiger use to capture his second PGA Tour title? Read what was in Patton’s bag.
- The Europeans are off to a strong start in their preparations for September’s Ryder Cup in Paris. The Thomas Bjorn-led squad used faith to beat Asia, 14-10, in the third EurAsia Cup. Read about the Europeans triumph and Bjorn’s leadership.
- Are careers getting shorter as players use more effort to keep up in the distance game? Colin Montgomerie believes it is only a matter of time before retiring young is the norm. Read Lewine Mair’s column on the matter.
- Get to know the name Dylan Frittelli. The South African who played college golf with Jordan Spieth now has serious momentum and could be right in line behind countrymen Louis Oosthuizen, Branden Grace and others. Read Michael Vlismas’ column on Frittelli.
- Chris Paisley had never competed with his wife caddying for him. The first time around, the partnership paid off in a victory. Read the tournament recap from Paisley’s maiden victory.