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.
If first impression are anything to go by, ECCO’s ladies range of golf shoes are certainly on to a winner.
by Andrea Petrie
“Nice wheels” and “You certainly look the part wearing those”, were among the many comments I received from my golf buddies when I rolled up wearing them during a recent round. And I’d have to agree — they look great!
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.
We’ve been converted to wearing sunglasses while playing golf by the Bolle Bolt V3′s.
I’ve never really liked wearing sunglasses while I play golf. Without really understanding why, I just disliked the look over the golf ball and haven’t thought for a second to start wearing them again no matter how bright it is on the golf course.
It turns out if you’re wearing rubbish pair from the petrol station down the road, you’re most likely oging to hate wearing them playing golf as you’re sure to get a loss of perspective and a load of distortion due to the cheap lenses.
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.
Is it possible that for a golf course ranked in Australia’s Top-10 and still be underrated? Victoria Golf Course may have been, but after praise from the world’s number one golfer, it won’t be any more.
The short, par-4 10th hole with a tricky raised green.
Very few courses in the Melbourne sandbelt region could be deemed underrated, but I can’t help but feel that in the wider golfing community, Victoria Golf Club has been so. It is nearly always ranked in Australia’s Top-10 golf courses but it has often sat in the shadows of the more highly ranked sand belt golf courses that lie only a few kilometres away.
Here is a golf resort without all the bells and whistles, and it’s a refreshing change and one worthy of a visit.
Kangaroo Valley Golf Course had been on my list of golf courses to play for quite some time. It is one of the lesser known courses in the Southern Highlands of New South Wales, but I’ve met many golfers who speak very highly of it.
Regularly rated as one of Australia’s finest golf courses, Royal Canberra Golf Club has a fascinating history, and now looks to have an interesting future ahead of it.
Royal Canberra is always rated as one of Australia’s best golf courses and I’d been wanting to walk its fairways like some of the world’s best had, for many years. Arnold Palmer reportedly got out of the car when he arrived for the Dunlop Tournament in 1970 to ask whether he was in Australia or at Augusta National, and Greg Norman fired a 62 to shatter the course record when he played and won the ESP Open in 1988.
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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.
If you’re a member of a club from New South Wales, Victoria and South Australia, you can now get a look at club competition results online without referring to the following days newspaper.
I still scour the newspapers to check out the golf results. to see if any mates played some decent golf in the Saturday comp. Golf Australia now provide club competition results online for golf clubs in Victoria, New South Wales and South Australia.