Pro putts ball into water at Q-School, misses four-footer on the 18th hole to lose status by one shot

The nightmares suffered at Q-School are too frightful for even the most sadistic of “American Horror Story” episodes. While some players are able to escape from such hell—including Cody Blick, who bounced back from having his clubs stolen to shoot a final-round 63—for others, they are victims of inexorable fates. Case in point: the plight of Patrick Sullivan. Sullivan, a 35-year-old journeyman who missed 20 of 23 cuts on the Web.com Tour last season, looked to be in fine standing to retain Web status for 2019, in 23rd place heading…

Read More

Upstart Danny Walker closes with three birdies to overtake Norman Xiong, Doug Ghim to win Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament

Danny Walker is an upstart whose nondescript amateur career contributed to a dearth of attention in advance of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament. Yet with a torrid finish he chased down two of the most heralded players in the field to win by one. A former University of Virginia player who was never higher than 142nd in the World Amateur Golf Ranking, Walker birdied his last three holes on a back nine of 30 on the Cattail course at Whirlwind Golf Club in Chandler, Ariz. Walker closed with a nine-under…

Read More

Members giveth and taketh golf tournaments away

If you’d asked The Forecaddie which membership would embrace a golf tournament and which would say no, there may not have been a bigger surprise than the news coming from two votes last week. While both Lake Merced Golf Club and Country Club of Rochester are great supporters of various types of amateur golf tournaments, apparently putting decisions to votes can lead to all sorts of surprises. Ask The Man Out Front to wager which membership would have voted yes, he’s pretty sure Lake Merced Golf Club would have told…

Read More

Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman win QBE Shootout

Share This Story! Let friends in your social network know what you are reading about Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman win QBE Shootout Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman won the QBE Shootout, eagling the par-5 17th and closing with a par for a one-stroke victory over Graeme McDowell and Emiliano Grillo Post to Facebook Sent! A link has been sent to your friend’s email address. Posted! A link has been posted to your Facebook feed. AP Published 5:58 p.m. ET Dec. 9, 2018 NAPLES, Fla. (AP) — Patton Kizzire and…

Read More

Patton Kizzire, Brian Harman win QBE Shootout

In the final round of the 2018 QBE Shootout, Patton Kizzire and Brian Harman combined for an 11-under 61 to get to 30-under for the tournament and grab a one-stroke win over the field at Tiburon Golf Club. Source link

Read More

LET golf schedule remains in limbo, leaving players in quandary

For the second year in a row, players will travel to the Ladies European Tour Qualifying School more in hope than expectation. In more ways than one. The 2019 LET Qualifying School is scheduled Dec. 16-20 in Morocco. Once again, those players who earn one of the 25 cards have no idea how many tournaments they will play next year. The LET has yet to publish its 2019 schedule. It cost $1,450 to enter this year’s Q-School. Imagine getting your dream job and having no idea where, when and if…

Read More

Lexi Thompson enjoys another week playing against the guys, outdriving Charley Hoffman and getting Tiger Woods’ attention

Officially, the duo of Lexi Thompson and Tony Finau finished seventh in the 12-team field at the QBE Shootout on Sunday. Unofficially, the pairing won the week at Tiburón Golf Club in Naples, Fla., at least judging by the buzz they created. Or should we say the buzz that Thompson, the lone female in the field, drew with her power game. “She hits the ball incredibly, and she made a lot of putts, which took a lot of pressure off me,” said Finau on Friday after the first round, when…

Read More

Rules of Golf workshop highlights college golf coaches’ convention

LAS VEGAS – A record number of college golf coaches attended their national convention at the Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino. The annual event allows for coaches at all levels of college golf to discuss issues pertaining to the sport as well as attend seminars that provide education and promote growth. More than 100 corporate partners also were on hand for a mini-PGA Show event. A total of 627 coaches made the trip to Las Vegas. There were 344 members from the Golf Coaches Association of America (men) and 283…

Read More

Miura Golf website to expand its role, including offering consumers the option to purchase clubs directly

At first glance, it seems an unusual move that Miura Golf will offer its clubs in a direct-to-consumer approach, given how the company has done much to cultivate a relationship with custom fitting as a key element of getting players to optimize the benefits of its precision forged designs. But not to worry, the company is still stressing the value of custom fitting. The new opportunity on its website is just an effort to connect with more top-of-the-pyramid players eager to experience the company’s clubs without the easy availability of…

Read More

Pro has clubs stolen before final day of Q-School, offers $5,000 to anyone who finds them

Even though it no longer grants PGA Tour access, Q-School remains a notoriously brutal endeavor. But the cards Cody Blick was just handed makes that endeavor damn near unplayable. At the end of the third round of the Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament, the 25-year-old Blick was 10 under for the event, tied for 74th. While catching the leaders (23 under) was a pipe dream, Blick had a reasonable shot at a top-40 finish (after Saturday, that standing hovered around 14 under). An important figure, as those who finish 11th to…

Read More