Russell Knox Wins World Golf Championship In His Debut


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. Russell Knox becomes first player to win a World Golf Championship in his debut. Knox found out just a week ago that he was even headed to Shanghai to participate in the HSBC Championship when JB Holmes withdrew. Having been in Malaysia for the previous tournament, Knox rushed to get a Chinese visa and made it in time for one practice round. Knox finished at 20-under with a 4-under 68 on the final round. The 30-year-old Scot defeated American Kevin Kisner by two strokes. Dustin Johnson finished tied for fifth, while Jordan Spieth finished tied for seventh.

2. Play is delayed at Sanderson Farms Championship. With one stroke, Roberto Castro is holding onto to the lead in Jackson, Mississippi as play is delayed until Monday morning. The entire weekend has been soggy, causing the tournament to stop and start. Castro got in six holes on Sunday’s third round before darkness prevented further play.

3. Jordan Spieth is back on top. Since Jason Day sat out of the HSBC Championship this weekend to await the birth of his second child, Spieth was able to sneak back into the number one world ranking. This is the eighth time the top spot has changed with Spieth, Day and Rory McIlory being the top contenders.

4. Happy Veterans Day to these injured military veterans. A group called Fairways to Freedom sponsors injured veterans on a golf trip to Ireland. Read more about this inspiring story at

Links I Love:


  • is looking for America’s Worst Golf Swing. They are now accepting video submissions. Find out how to submit your friend’s awful swing.
  • Jack Nicklaus tweeted out a picture of the letter he wrote declaring he would turn pro 54 years ago. Check it out:

    What to Watch For:

  • The OHL Classic at Mayakoba begins Thursday from El Camaleon Golf Course in Playa del Carmen, Mexico.


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