If major championships were determined by popular vote, Rickie Fowler would probably win the Wanamaker Trophy without hitting a shot at beastly Bethpage Black, writes Ron Green Jr. Fowler’s start at this week’s PGA Championship – his 38th in a major – is a chance for him to change his narrative as an exceptional major championship player who has yet to win one.
Spurred by a Friday 61 and three consecutive back-nine birdies Sunday, Sung Kang won his first PGA Tour title, the AT&T Byron Nelson, at Trinity Forest Golf Club in Dallas.
With birdies on the last two holes at Hillside Golf Club on Sunday, Sweden’s Marcus Kinhult won the Betfred British Masters, edging Englishmen Eddie Pepperell and Matt Wallace, and Scotsman Robert MacIntyre.
Hosting the British Masters in his hometown, Tommy Fleetwood proved a tactful tourney emcee, writes Lewine Mair.
Jordan Spieth, who has been mired in a slump of late, showed signs of returning confidence at his hometown tournament last week.
A slimmed down Andrew “Beef” Johnston returned to the European Tour at the British Masters after a three-month break, prompting one observer to quip, “He’s more of a mini-burger than Big Beef.”
Most who meet PGA professional Scott Ashworth would never know he’s not a native of Hawaii, so enthusiastic an ambassador is he of the islands, writes Steve Eubanks.
The eyes are a sacred tool in golf, and eyeballing is a purist’s preferred way to gauge distances, this week’s installment of The Divot posits.
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