Oklahoma State's Gupta advances at U.S. Amateur

Oklahoma State's Aman Gupta will face Matthew Sharpstene, who is transferring to Charlotte, in a U.S. Amateur semifinal at Baron Dunes on Saturday, with Georgia Tech's Tyler Strafaci and SMU's Charles Osborne meeting in the other semifinal.

Hoge in four-way tie for Wyndham lead

Tom Hoge maintained a share of the lead Friday at the Wyndham Championship alongside Si Woo Kim, Talor Gooch and Billy Horschel.

Survey: Fans unsure how long sports will continue

A little more than 60% of sports fans agree that they are "happy to have some sports to watch as an escape," but they're not sure how long it will last amid the coronavirus pandemic according to a survey of 837 adults conducted by TideWatch for ESPN.

Kelly alone in red, leads Senior Players by 3

Jerry Kelly "turned an 80 into a 70" at Firestone and is the only player under par at the midway point of the Senior Players Championship, leading by 3 strokes.

Leaderboard: What's happening at the Wyndham Championship

Golfer forgives 'heartbroken' caddie after gaffe

Segundo Oliva Pinto said caddie Brant Brewer "was in tears, heartbroken" after the caddie made a mistake on the 18th hole that would cost the golfer his U.S. Amateur match. Said Pinto: "I told him that if I can forgive him, everyone can forgive him."

Lewis, Munoz share lead at Ladies Scottish Open

American golfer Stacy Lewis shot a 5-under 66 for the lowest round of the week at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a share of the lead with Azahara Munoz after the second round on Friday.

Horsfield shoots 64, leads Celtic Classic

Sam Horsfield kept up his excellent form since the resumption of the European Tour by shooting 7-under 64 to take a one-stroke lead after the second round of the Celtic Classic on Friday.

Tiger Woods: What’s In The Bag?

Tiger Woods made one major change to his set-up for the PGA Championship. Let’s take a look at the clubs the 15-times major winner is now carrying in his golf bag.

Tiger, who closed with a final round 67 to finish T-37 at TPC Harding Park, became a TaylorMade staffer in 2017 after Nike stopped making golf equipment.

Driver

TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ White 60 TX

Tiger has the new TaylorMade SIM driver in his bag. Explaining what he wanted from it, he said: “I want to be able to draw it and then hit my little slap cut up there kind of shortening the fairway. Trying to find both, meanwhile giving me more distance with both shots, would be ideal.”

One of the major features of the SIM is the Speed Injected Twist Face. This revolutionary face curvature reduces sidespin and delivers straighter shots on off-centre strikes.




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Tiger to play in 1st tourney of FedEx Cup playoffs

Tiger Woods has entered the Northern Trust, but he will need a strong showing at TPC Boston to advance to the second tournament of the FedEx Cup playoffs.

How golf helped transform Abu Dhabi into a leading travel destination

The remarkable transformation of golf in Abu Dhabi over the last 20 years has been a major driving factor in turning the city into a top tourist destination for international travellers.

Starting with just one golf course made entirely of sand in 1976, Abu Dhabi now has three world-class courses, nine-hole options, and floodlit golf. It also hosts two professional events on the men’s and women’s European Tours and is a leading golf holiday destination.

Over the past few decades, the city transformed into a global tourist hotspot, with five-star luxury hotels, incredible cultural attractions, high-end shopping and huge state-of-the-art theme parks. Abu Dhabi welcomed an estimated 11.35 million international visitors in 2019, a 10.5 per cent year-on-year increase according to the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi.

Perfect conditions

With guaranteed sunshine, excellent golf courses, and luxurious accommodation, the growth in Abu Dhabi’s golf tourism is hardly surprising. With temperatures around 25°C between November and April, the city is particularly appealing to European sun-seeking tourists during winter. It also offers perfect conditions for playing golf.

The golf courses themselves are some of the most spectacular tourists will experience anywhere, and visitors are blown away by their immaculate condition.


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The TRUE Cost of a $500 Driver

What’s the REAL cost to make a $500 driver? Also, just how honest are golf advertisements?

2:34  – The true cost of making a $500 driver7:51  – How much does a shaft upgrade really cost?10:12  – Manufacturer vs. Retail Earnings17:35  – Golf Marketing & Truth in Advertising23:26  – The DFL List

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(6) TESTERS WANTED: Kanibi CBD

We hear it from golfers all the time.

They want to try CBD but aren’t sure which companies to trust.

And that’s not surprising when up to 70 percent of the products on the market are contaminated.

So we did some research to help clear things up.

This brand checked all the boxes.







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U.S. Amateur Bummer: Match Ends On Caddie Infraction

Maybe he was channeling his inner Danny Noonan working for Judge Smails, who knows, but Oliva Pinto’s U.S. Amateur run ended when his local looper tested the bunker surface and cost a loss of hole.

Brentley Romine with all of the details of the bizarre scene at Bandon Dunes for GolfChannel.com.

David Shefter sets up the quarterfinals here with two former U.S. Junior Amateur winners in the group hoping to match Tiger Woods as the only winner of a Junior and Amateur.

Video of the infraction:

It all came down to the 18th hole.

And then this happened.

The outcome? A 1 up win for Tyler Strafaci. #USAmateur pic.twitter.com/JFJcoSKfFQ

— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) August 14, 2020

CBS Takes Three Sports Emmy Awards For 2019 Masters Coverage, Golf Channel For Short Feature

While ESPN and Fox led the annual Sports Emmy Award winners for 2019, CBS took home three awards and Golf Channel one. This Golf Digest item sums it all up.

For CBS at Augusta, two noteworthy Emmys of the technical front:

OUTSTANDING TECHNICAL TEAM REMOTE
The Masters (CBS/CBS Sports Network)

THE GEORGE WENSEL TECHNICAL ACHIEVEMENT AWARD
The Masters — Every Shot, Every Hole  (CBS)

And then the equivalent of Best Picture, Album of The Year and TV Series Drama…

OUTSTANDING LIVE SPORTS SPECIAL
The Masters  (CBS)

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Caddie gaffe costs player hole, match at U.S. Am

Segundo Oliva Pinto's caddie inexplicably brushed the sand in a greenside bunker with his hand, costing the player the 18th hole -- and the match -- at the U.S. Amateur on Thursday in Oregon.

Chargers Coach Lynn Sought A COVID-19 Test After Hearing Of PGA Tour Golfer's Symptoms

Thanks to reader Steve for watching Hard Knocks so I don’t have to hear how Sean McVay has to tell his team where go No. 1 vs. No. 2, but also for the uplifting news that the PGA Tour’s return and some golfer’s misfortune prompted Los Angeles Chargers coach Anthony Lynn to get tested. Who knows how many were spared after Lynn tested positive and quarantined, but no one can say the PGA Tour’s return was not also helpful in educating many, including well-paid coaches on how the symptoms go.

Jeff Miller of the LA Times reports.

He said he was watching a golf tournament during which one participant withdrew after testing positive. He said the golfer mentioned suffering from symptoms similar to the ones he felt.

“If I hadn’t been watching the golf event and saw that golfer complaining about back aches and soreness, I never even would have gotten tested,” Lynn said on the show. “I never even would have known it and probably got [other] people infected.”

I’m taking a wild guess here, but Denny McCarthy in July was the player most likely to have been the one given that he shared more symptons details.

Either way, as we learn more how to deal with this whole modern pandemic thing, it turns out the PGA Tour’s transparency, while painful for the guys who have tested positive, is actually a positive in ways you we can’t always imagine.

Stricker among 5-way tie atop Senior Players

Steve Stricker birdied the final hole to shoot 2-under 68 and pull into a five-way tie for the lead after the first round of the Bridgestone Senior Players Championship.

Kang starts bid for 3rd straight LPGA Tour win

Danielle Kang started her bid for a third straight win on the LPGA Tour with an even-par 71 in the first round of the Ladies Scottish Open on Thursday, leaving the American four shots off the clubhouse lead held by Nicole Broch Larsen.

Varner III grabs Wyndham lead after shooting 62

Harold Varner III tied his career-low round with an 8-under 62 to grab the early lead at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday.