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. Bubba Watson wins at Northern Trust Open after an eventful week. Last Sunday, after missing the cut at Pebble Beach, Watson went to visit a local doctor who told him he had a kidney stone. Just a day later, he passed it, and less than a week after that, he won his second Northern Trust Open title. Watson made two late birdies to take the lead from Australian Adam Scott and American Jason Kokrak, both of whom finished in second place, one stroke behind. What else happened this week for Bubba? He made a cameo appearance on Girl Meets World, his son, Caleb, took drumming lessons from Justin Bieber, and he was able to watch his favorite basketball team, the Golden State Warriors, play live.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) February 16, 2016
2. Marcus Fraser wins first European Tour event since 2010. Fraser finished at 15-under par on Sunday at the Maybank Championship Malaysia, this just his third Tour victory. With the win, Fraser moved to sixth place in points for The Race to Dubai. The win gave Fraser a berth to next month’s WGC – Cadillac Championship. Soomin Lee looked to be the obvious winner, but made two crucial bogeys in the final holes to fall behind and finish tied for second place.
3. Lydia Ko still ranked in the top spot despite finishing second. Ko finished at 13 under at the ISPS Handa Open in Australia this weekend, but it still wasn’t enough. Japanese golfer Haku Nomura took first place, finishing at 16-under par. Instead of charging of the links in disappointment or frustration, Ko came running back out to help Nomura celebrate her win.
4. Tiger Woods’ timetable for return still unclear. Everyone is missing golf’s most recognizable face as we approach the heart of tournament season. His last update in December came after his second back surgery. It stated that he has no timetable for his recovery and return. His caddy has said that Tiger continues to turn down offers from other caddies and that he is confident he will make his return and continue to win. A statement from his publicist said recently there really is no update since December. Fans will continue to wait.
Links I Love:
- This awful – and I mean awful – practice shot may have foreshadowed Jordan Spieth’s forgettable weekend at The Northern Trust Open.
- Love him or hate him, Tony Romo recently admitted that he almost gave up being an NFL quarterback to become a golf pro. In a recent podcast with The Village Church in Dallas, Romo sat down to talk all things golf, God and football.
- Sit down to read Golf.com’s 2016 Golf Driver Reviews where they rate and review 25 new golf drivers.
What to Watch For:
- The Honda Classic begins Thursday, February 25 from PGA National in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida.
- On the European Tour, The ISPS HANDA Perth International begins Thursday, February 25 from Lake Karrinyup Golf Course in Perth, Australia.