Sniff’s Weekly Roundup
I’ve collected the top news and trending topics in the golf world so you can catch up on what you need to know! I’ve included some of the top stories as well as some of the most interesting stories and links from all around the internet! Enjoy! -Sniff
Here’s What’s Happened:
1. Lydia Ko becomes youngest golfer to win an LPGA major.
Ko won at The Evian Championship with an 8-under-63, 6-stroke victory. At just 18-years-old, the South Korean now has nine career victories.
2. Rickie Fowler defeats Henrik Stenson at Deutsche Bank Championship on the final day.
Fowler celebrated Labor Day with a one stroke victory over Stenson, who was leading heading into the final round. He now has three wins on the PGA Tour, his last coming at this year’s The Players Championship. Fowler is now third in FedEx Cup rankings.
Rickie Fowler. Three PGA TOUR wins. 🏆🏆🏆 – Wells Fargo – THE PLAYERS – Deutsche Bank pic.twitter.com/PKrJOmoDGQ
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 7, 2015
3. Men’s golf is celebrating a young generation for the first time since the late 1990s.
For the first time since 1997, four players aged 27 or younger have multiple wins on tour this season. With Fowler’s win last weekend, he joins Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Jason Day as this year’s young multiple victors. In 1997, it was Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, Ernie Els and Justin Leonard were celebrating multiple times that season.
4. In Amateur golf, Britain and Ireland win The Walker Cup.
The Walker Cup, a biennial event that pins top amateur golfers from Britain and Ireland against US amateurs, was played this weekend in England. By a score of 16.5 to 9.5, the European teams regained the Cup after the US brought it home in 2013.
5. Phil Mickelson and Bill Haas are chosen for Presidents Cup.
Haas’ father, Jay Haas, used his two wildcard picks to choose his son and Mickelson. Mickelson has played in 20 consecutive Presidents Cups, and for Bill Haas, this will be his first event. The event takes place October 8-11 in Incheon City, South Korea. Similar to the Ryder Cup, The Presidents Cup pins US players against players from the rest of the world with the exception of Europe. Mickelson and Haas will be joined by Jordan Spieth, Bubba Watson, Jimmy Walker, Zach Johnson, Jim Furyk, Rickie Fowler, Dustin Johnson, Patrick Reed, Matt Kuchar and Chris Kirk.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) September 8, 2015
Links I Love:
- The Golf Channel has put together a photo album of Lydia Ko’s career. Check it out here.
- Michelle Wie has had an injury-plagued year, but she returned to the Evian Championship with rainbow-colored hair and some sweet new kicks.
- Arnold Palmer celebrated his 86th birthday this week. USA Today put together a list of 9 pictures of him looking cool.
What to Watch For:
- The BMW Championship begins Thursday from Conway Farms Golf Course in Lake Forest, Illinois.