Golf ball rule proposal sparks controversy: ‘So bad for the game,’ says Justin Thomas | CNN

CNN – The R&A and the United States Golf Association (USGA) held a press conference on Tuesday to announce their proposals to roll back the distances golf balls can fly in elite tournaments. In response, golf’s elite let several fly. Speaking ahead of the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, world No 15 Sam Barnes described the … Read more

Scotty Scheffler’s Masters Champions Dinner Menu: Cheeseburger Sliders, Ribeye Steak and Chocolate Chip Cookies | CNN

CNN – A major title, a green jacket, million dollar prize money; There are plenty of perks to winning The Masters, but there’s another prize that competitors are particularly hungry for. Because when you win at Augusta National, you earn the right to set the menu for next year’s Masters Champions Dinner. This April, it’s … Read more

Equality first, respect later: Nellie Korda believes new mixed team event ‘perfect’ next step for growth in women’s golf | CNN

CNN – When Nellie Korda faced off against two of the PGA Tour’s best in December, she received rave reviews. “It was a testament to these other women that anyone could beat her because it was so impressive,” Max Homma marveled to reporters as she and Kevin Kisner faced Korda and Denny McCarthy in the … Read more

‘I feel great’: Daniel Kang looks forward to comeback from spinal tumour CNN

CNN – Breakaway Tour, return of first-time major winner, Tiger Woods; 2022 was a seismic year for many golfers. But few golfers have had a season as life-changing as Daniel Kang’s. In the first event of the calendar, the American couldn’t have gotten off to a better start, winning his sixth LPGA Tour title at … Read more

After a 20-year career, Indian tennis superstar Sania Mirza is playing her final match CNN

CNN – It’s not easy to know when to say goodbye to a 20-year professional career, but six-time Grand Slam winner and tennis trailblazer Sania Mirza said her retirement this week was very much “on her own terms”. The 36-year-old Indian star played her final professional match at the Dubai Duty Free Tennis Championships on … Read more

Imposter syndrome, crises of confidence and meltdowns: Netflix’s “Full Swing” exposes the stress of pro golf | CNN

CNN – “Golf Is Hard” is the seventh episode of Netflix’s “Full Swing.” It could easily serve as a series title. Literally, it could refer to golf’s latest fly-on-the-wall show, documenting the 2022 PGA Tour season, showing how difficult it is to win even one major or multiple tournaments. In Matt Fitzpatrick’s case, winning the … Read more

The Players Championship: Hayden Buckley sinks hole-in-one on iconic 17th island green | CNN

CNN – “The Island Green” – three words that strike fear into the hearts of even the most talented golfers. A short, 125-yard par-three surrounded by water, the iconic Penultimate Hole at TPC Sawgrass has sunk the dreams of many at The Players Championship for more than four decades. On Thursday, Hayden Buckley had other … Read more

Chris Kirk spoke to CNN after his first PGA Tour win in 8 years CNN

Chris Kirk spoke to CNN after his first PGA Tour win in 8 years American golfer Chris Kirk won four times on the PGA Tour, but in 2019, he stepped down to deal with his crippling depression and alcohol abuse issues. Last Sunday, he won a playoff at the Honda Classic in Florida and told … Read more

Can’t get a Masters? Instead there is a ‘flavor’ of distributed tournaments CNN

CNN – Getting a ticket to golf’s most prestigious event is, quite literally, a lottery. Unless you share a name with a professional golfer and accidentally get sent an invite (like a Georgia realtor), the best chance for most fans to attend the Masters is to try their luck in the annual ticket lottery. It’s … Read more

Golfer Akshay Bhatia takes off his shirt to play muddy shots — twice CNN

CNN – Shirtless and mud-splattered – golf fans tuning into Saturday’s Honda Classic would be forgiven for thinking they’d tuned into the wrong channel. Because not once, but twice during his third round, American golfer Akshay Bhatia was forced to change clothes immediately at the PGA National Resort in Palm Beach, Florida. The first came … Read more