Lee Westwood found his ball in an awkward position during the third round of the PLAYERS Championship.
Squeezed up against a tree Westwood tried to get a little more out of this shot than he should have and wound up hitting the tree on his down swing. His club knocked itself off plane and Westwood completely missed the ball.
Woods wins tournament number four in 2013.
Tiger Woods and Sergio Garcia had been feuding for most of the weekend and despite not playing in the same group on Sunday, they looked to be heading for a dramatic finish.
Woods and Garcia were tied at 13-under par for the tournament after an up and down round from both players. The largeyl unknown Swede and equal overnight leader David Lingmerth was doing his best to upset his more fancied rivals and was just a shot behind.
In a huge coup for Australian golf, Royal Melbourne has been announced as the host of the 2013 World Cup of Golf to be held November 21 – 24, 2013.
Rumours have been circulating that of the world’s oldest golf tournaments was destined for Australia when it was reported that the World Cup was to move from Mission Hills in China following a sponsorship dispute.
Aussie Golfer road tested the new HEX series golf balls from Callaway.
Callaway sent some of their new HEX Chrome and HEX Black Tour golf balls to Aussie Golfer a few weeks ago. So for what it is worth, here is what I thought of them after giving them a bash out on the fairways.
The HEX Chrome is is a 3-piece golf ball, marketed towards a wide range of golfers with a soft feel cover that helps when you want spin with your irons and wedges.
We’re on a roll here at Aussie Golfer. Club Whizz is the second great Aussie golf product to cross our desk in a month.
There are plenty of club cleaning products on the market and if you’re on the right golf course they are provided for you, but few incorporate them so innovatively into your golf buggy as the Club Whizz.
The Club Whizz fits onto the wheel of your golf buggy wheel and uses its rotation to provide a place to clean your golf club as you walk to the next shot.
Now you can look further than your own backyard for great golf shirts.
On the few occasions I’ve been lucky enough to visit the UK and Europe I’ve always been amazed at the number of golf brands we just don’t see in Australia. Gone are the days when the only golf shirts available for you to purchase were the ones at the club pro shop. Thanks to the internet, we have access to many of these European brands with many now offering international shipping for their products.
In addition to the daily running’s of Aussie Golfer, I also write a monthly column for Inside Golf magazine.
Here is a snippet from the June issue about the trials and tribulations of a mates golf trip
If we’re talking about a golf trip that has had at least six months of planning (primarily to give each golfer plenty of time to etch the event into the family calendar) then the anticipation will be palpable.
Ashworth golf have come up with this great video advertisement.
The call for pros to wear shorts. You know it makes sense.
N.B. The petition isn’t real. It’s just for a competition to win Ashworth Golf gear. Open to US residents only by the looks of it.
Werribee Park has a country golf club feel only 35 minutes from Melbourne.
On a list of great golf courses, Werribee Park Golf Club would not high on the list but it is definitely one worth playing. The greens are always very true and despite the state of Victoria struggling big time with rain right now, it is in excellent condition.
It has that classic country golf club feel about it.
The Links Shell Cove is now a much more enjoyable place to play golf.
The picturesque, par-3 8th at The Links Shell Cove.
The Links Shell Cove opened in 2004 and all I heard was how difficult it was. Reports kept filtering from Kiama (about 90 minutes drive south of Sydney) about how hard the fairways were and how deep the rough was.
South Australia’s Fleurieu Peninsula is worth a look as a golf holiday destination.
Australia is perhaps the most accessible place in the world to play golf. Not only are there a good number of well priced public courses but if you’re looking for a golf holiday the options are also plentiful.
We’ve played golf in most of the country and over the past few years have become more aware of the wonderful areas to spend a few days with the small white ball.
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Garcia accuses Woods of bad gamesmanship during the third round of the PLAYERS Championship.
Sergio Garcia and Tiger Woods aren’t exactly the best of friends. Garcia was pretty blatant about it following his third round in which he was paired with Woods and finished in a tie for the lead.
“He’s not my favorite guy to play with. He’s not the nicest guy on Tour.
In one of the strangest bits of news to come out of the PGA Tour was the report that Vijay Singh will be suing the PGA Tour for damages relating to his suspension with regard to his use of deer antler spray.
Vijay Singh admitted to using deer antler spray in a Sports Aillustrated article late last year. The spray contains an illegal growth hormone (IGF-1).
Adam Scott press conference ahead of this week’s at The PLAYERS Championship.
Adam Scott was interviewed ahead of this week’s PLAYERS Championship where he returns to the golf course since his Masters victory last month. It sounds like he’s having a tough time getting his feet back on the ground. He revealed that he has been waking and putting on the green jacket every day.
Adam Scott gets back to work this week at The PLAYERS Championship.
Adam Scott will make is first tournament appearance since his Masters victory this week at The PLAYERS Championship, a tournament he won back in 2002.
Prior to Scott’s Masters victory, his previous biggest wins were the 2011 WGC Bridgestone Invitational and The PLAYERS Championship which he won back in 2004. Scott’s one stroke victory from Padraig Harrington at the 2004 PLAYERS Championship was won with a more traditional short putter.
The capitalised PLAYERS Championship takes place this weekend at the island greened TPC Sawgrass golf course.
Nine Australians are in the field including Adam Scott who returns to tournament golf for the first time since his Masters victory. Scott won The PLAYERS Championship in 2004.
Greg Norman and Steve Elkington are the other Australians who have won The PLAYERS Championship. Norman won in 1994 and Elkington scored wins in 1991 and 1997.