Three major things came out of the Houston Open this weekend. DA Points won the event, Geoff Ogilvy missed out on a spot in the US Masters and 'Dufnering' became a thing.
In case you missed it, DA Points made a clutch putt with an old putter than used to belong to his mother to win the Houston Open and earn himself a spot in the US Masters field in two weeks time.
Geoff Ogilvy needed a good result to stay within the world's top 50 ranked golfers and earn himself a spot in the field. He missed the cut and the subsequent US Masters berth, tyhe first time Ogilvy has missed the major since 2006 where he has never finished worse than a tie for 39th position.
You aren't allowed to take photos of golfers at PGA Tour events. It is a crazy rule to protect those who are allowed to take photos of the golfers. This is different to tennis and nearly every other sport where you can snap away at the athletes until your memory card is full.
But Serena Williams didn't know this. She is used to fans taking photos of her all the time and assumed the same must apply to Tiger Woods.
Graeme Swann’s golf trick shot doesn’t quite go to plan.
The English cricket team tried out Cape Kidnappers during their tour of New Zealand recently and while on course, spinner Graeme Swann thought he show off his trick shot. But it didn’t go exactly to plan.
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As the festive season approaches, it is worth keeping in mind a few rules relating to golf during this time.
There will be times this Christmas when you’d rather be on a golf course than sitting next your drunk uncle laughing at bad bonbon jokes. For the sake of family harmony, marital bliss and securing those golf weekends away next year, here are a few suggestions concerning golf this Christmas.
My true love gave to me
Your nearest and dearest know just how much you love the game, so it’s not unreasonable to think you may find a few golf-related gifts under the Christmas tree. You may have even hinted that you need a new pair of golf shoes, a trip to Barnbougle would be nice or a dozen golf balls would always come in handy.
But with belly-putter's on the way out and going cheap, it will be obvious if Santa decides a belly putter is what you need. It will be the long skinny thing propping up the Christmas tree, in a way that seems to take all the skill out of the tree propping up itself.
Callaway South Pacific want to give one golf fan the coolest job in golf.
In Australia at least, Callaway tend to be the market leaders among the big golf brands when it comes to cool promotions and pro-actively plugging their products. It is summed up best in this great promotion; "The Coolest Job in Golf".