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. Adam Scott gets back-to-back wins. After a dry spell on the Tour since 2014, Adam Scott won his second tournament in two weeks with a stellar performance at the WGC-Cadillac Championship on Sunday. He now hasn’t finished lower than second place in his last three starts. Scott was six-shots behind with just 13 holes to play. He shot a final round 69 to defeat Bubba Watson by just one stroke.
Last three weeks:
352: Number of players Adam Scott has beaten
1: Number of players that have beaten Adam Scott pic.twitter.com/2zEV4ZV0ZQ
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) March 7, 2016
2. Ha Na Jang gets her second victory in her last four starts at the 2016 HSBC Women’s Champions. The 23-year-old South Korean golfer finished at 19-under par and led for 54 holes. She won the Coates Golf Championship just last month in Florida. She had finished runner-up four times in her rookie season and has already reached her goal of winning two tournaments in 2016.
3. Ted Bishop is writing a book. The former PGA of America President tweeted out the cover and title of his tell-all book that is to be published later this year. Bishop was famously fired in 2014 after he referred to Ian Poulter as a “little girl.” The book will reportedly give an insider’s perspective to the hypocrisy of the golf game as well as details behind his firing.
Manuscript done. Stay tuned for the details regarding my book slated for release this summer! # Unfriended 38 pic.twitter.com/0S15mmE6xm
— Ted Bishop (@tedbishop38pga) March 5, 2016
Links I Love:
- In an announcement that seemed to be a long time coming, the PGA Tour and LPGA Tour announce a “formal alliance to grow the game.”
- Tiger Woods witnessed the very first hole-in-one at Bluejack National, a course designed by Woods himself. The best part? The golfer who hit the shot is just 11-years-old.
- Now a winner two weeks in a row, Adam Scott still gets flustered in front of big names on the course. In an interview, he admitted to being “embarrassed” after shanking a shot in front of Phil Mickelson.
What to Watch For:
- The Valspar Championship begins Thursday, March 10 from Innisbrook Resort in Palm Harbor, Florida.
- On the European Tour, the True Thailand Classic Presented by Change begins Thursday, March 10 from Black Mountain Golf Course in Hua Hin, Thailand.