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

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

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