5 US Open Moments for the History Books

June 16th, 2017

1. First Amateur to Win the US Open

If you’ve seen The Greatest Game Ever Played (a film considered to be among the better golf movies), then you know the story of how Francis Ouimet came to win the 1913 U.S. Open. If you haven’t, it’s a classic underdog tale. Francis grew up near the The Country Club in Massachusetts and worked as a caddie. He became the first amateur golfer to win the U.S. Open and showed the world that golf was an American sport too.

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2.  Current record for “Most Strokes Under Par”

Rory McIlroy currently holds the record for the most strokes under par in the history of the U.S. Open! In 2011 he won by shooting an overall 16 under par! During the first round of this year’s tournament, Rickie Fowler tied for the lowest first round score (7 under), maybe he’ll beat this record this year?

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 3. Jack Nicklaus’s Historic 1st PGA Tour Win

Jack Nicklaus made a splash on the PGA Tour when he beat Arnold Palmer in the 1962 U.S. Open. Jack took Arnold to a playoff and won- giving him his very first PGA Tour win!

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4. Ben Hogan’s Triumph Post-Car Accident

Ben Hogan pulled off an amazing win at the U.S. Open in 1950.  Just 1 year prior, he had been in a nearly fatal car accident. The doctors thought he may never even walk again, but not only did he do so, he got back in the game and won the following U.S. Open with a 1 iron!

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5. Phil Looses Shot at Career Grand Slam

It was a sad day for Phil when he came to his final hole of the final round of the 2006 U.S. Open at Winged Foot. Having been ahead by 1 stroke, playing great all day, he completed a disastrous bogey. We all had hope Phil would be able to play in this year’s U.S. Open, still see his daughter graduate, and get his chance at a Career Grand Slam. But, no such luck. Still, it’s good to see that even with so much on the line, he puts his family first. Here’s hoping for next year!

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June 16th, 2017

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Family Before Golf: Tour Pros who put Family First

June 7th, 2017

By now, you have probably heard that Phil Mickelson has said that he probably won’t be playing in this year’s U.S. Open in order to attend his daughter’s graduation ceremony. You may have also heard that hundreds of fans have signed a petition to have the school move their graduation ceremony to another time.

It’s a huge deal that Phil won’t be playing, but I think it’s important to appreciate the fact that he is putting his family first, like so many of the professionals in this sport do. Here are some other examples!

1. Phil Mickelson

When he was asked about the fact that he likely won’t be playing in this year’s U.S. Open, he said:

“As I look back on life, this is a moment I’ll always cherish, and be glad I was present,” said Mickelson, who will turn 47 on the day of graduation.”

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2. Marc Leishman

Leishman withdrew from the Masters a couple of years ago because his wife became very ill. The Doctor’s gave her a 5% chance of surviving the illnesses- she was suffering from both toxic-shock syndrome and acute respiratory distress syndrome. Thankfully, after being sick for 1 1/2 years, she was able to pull through!

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3. Jason Day

You may recall that Jason Day announced in a press conference that he’d be withdrawing from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play back in March of this year. With his mother’s impending lung cancer-related surgery, he decided that he needed to be with her instead of playing in the tournament.

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4.  Rory McIllroy

Last year, Rory decided not to participate in the Olympic Games due to the Zika Virus. At that time he was engaged, and said that a family was not too far off into the future.

“Even though the risk of infection from the Zika virus is considered low, it is a risk nonetheless and a risk I am unwilling to take.”

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5. Gary Woodland

In the beginning, we didn’t know why Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. Gary had announced it as a “personal family matter,” however, we later on learned that it was because he needed to be with his family as his wife, who was pregnant with twins, lost one of the babies.

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6. John Senden

John Senden withdrew from the 2017 PGA Zurich Classic in New Orleans in order to be with his wife and son when his 13-year old son was diagnosed with cancer.

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7. Nick Price

Finally, the reason John Daly was able to play in the 1991 PGA Championship, and win, was because Nick Price withdrew to be with his wife when she had their child! I think that’s a win-win for the both of them!

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May 16th, 2017

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5 Bad Tournament Shots to Help You Feel Better About Your Golf Game!

May 5th, 2017

We’ve all been there. Shanked the ball into the woods, duffed it, topped it, sliced it, double hit it, or worse- whiffed it! Well, I’m here to tell you that even the pros have their fair share of bad shots! Don’t believe me? Check out these videos of pro-golfers making some shots that should make us all feel pretty darn good.

1. Richard H. Lee

Here’s Richard H. Lee on the 17th hole of the final round at the 2014 The Players Championship.

 

2. Bud Cauley

Bud Cauley double hit the ball just a couple weeks ago at the Valero Texas Open!

 

 3. Danny Willett

Danny Willet shanks it good on the 1st hole of round 2 at the the 2017 Masters Tournament!

 

  4. Sergio Garcia

Here’s Sergio Garcia at the World Golf Championships WGC Dell Technologies tournament just a couple weeks before The Masters!

 

5. Lee Westwood

And finally, here’s Lee Westwood just missing the ball completely!

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April 14th, 2017

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Top 5 Masters Moments

April 7th, 2017

We’re well into the 2017 Masters Tournament now. Over the years there have been some amazing moments that have helped shape the the game of golf. Here are 5 of the top Masters moments in history!

5. Jack Nicklaus

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In 1986, Jack Nicklaus (age 46) became the oldest man to win a Masters Tournament! On the back 9 of the final round, he shot a 30! This was his 6th Masters win!

4. 1953 Ben Hogan

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Ben Hogan not only won the 1953 Masters Tournament, he won by what was at the time, a record setting 5-stroke lead! He did all of this while having only played in six tournaments that season due to the recovery schedule he was on after a nearly fatal car accident he was in 4 years before.

3. 1997 Tiger Woods

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Tiger Woods became the first African American to win this tournament when he won the 1997 Masters- with a 12-shot lead, I might add!

 

2. 1986 Jack Nicklaus

 

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Jack Nicklaus “took the show’ (as the say) on the 17th hole of the 1986 Masters. With 3 consecutive birdies, later followed by another birdie, eagle, and yet another birdie on the 17th hole, he was simply on fire!

 

1. 1935 Gene Sarazen

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Gene Sarazen amazed the world by his 3-stroke comeback in the 1935 Masters Tournament. On the 15th hole (a par 5) he made a double eagle with his second stroke flying over the moat, onto the apron, bouncing and rolling it’s way toward the cup, and in it went for 2! He used a 4 wood to hit that 235 yard stroke and it became known as the “Shot heard around the world!”

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April 3rd, 2017

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