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OFFICIALLY CANCEL THE ELIMINATION ROUND OF US OPEN TOUR

The United States Golf Association (USGA) on the 18th, May announced to cancel organizing elimination round for choosing slots for the major events in which they are the host due to the outbreak of the pandemic.

This decision is also applied to other tournaments of USGA during 2020. Moreover, they also crossed out 4 events for the middle-aged and elderly amateur golfers, both male and female.

”This is a really tough decision because the elimination round is the key factor for other events of USGA. We feel a great sense of pride while thousands of people have always been in the will of chasing the golfing dream with professional tournament and it is such a shame that we have to miss this year’s tournament. However, we believe that this is totally reasonable and suitable for the rest of the 2020 plan and further years’ plans.” the Chief Executive of USGA John Bodenhamer said in the first announcement made at the beginning of this week.

Previously, USGA had announced to cancel 6 official tournaments due to Covid-19.

In the USGA tournament this year, therefore, there will only be 4 events with the highlighted one is U.S Women’s Open with the other 2 open female and male tournaments. By canceling the official elimination round, this tournament will only welcome holders being specially offered wild cards. 

The organizing schedule for the female US Open tournament has been adjusted to last from the 17th to 20th, September instead of June as traditionally. The dual events for female and male amateur tournaments will take place at the half beginning of August. With other candidates being offered wide cards, the organizing department will make an announcement detailed in a few incoming weeks. They have yet made up their mind about whether there will be spectators for the competitions or not. 

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POINT OUT 5 OUTSTANDING PROFESSIONAL GOLFERS WITH ABSOLUTELY GREAT HIO IN PGA TOUR

Afer 94 years being held as an Open tournament, Genesis Invitational is recognized as one of the official event which belongs to PGA Tour with a lot of positive changes in rules and formats recently. As the old name of “Los Angeles Open” during the first period of being held in 1926, the tournament has been under a lot of name changes as the requirement from different sponsors. 

This year, Genesis Invitational will kick off its 58th season on Riviera golf course, par71, which is hosted mainly by Tiger Woods and TGR organizing department. 

The annual rewarding price of Genesis Invitational in 2020 is evaluated to be 9,3 million USD, increasing around 2 million USD in comparison to the previous year. Apart from the cup plus 1,675 million USD rewarded money, this year champion will also be offered the golden chance to take part in PGA Tour in the next 3 years, instead of 2 years like other common golf tournaments.

Just a few days ago, 5 most outstanding golfers names have been released by PGA Tour who created greatest HIO in The Genesis Invitational last week.

The first name is Justin Rose, an English professional golfer, who has taken part in most levels of golfing in PGA Tour, however, he still took part in as a member during Europe golfing tournaments.

The second name came to Tiger Wood- the American professional golfer, who is considered as one of the greatest and most successful golfers of all time.

The next one is Bryson Dechambeau, who is an American professional golfer playing for PGA Tour. Brooks Koeoka is also another must-known name with great hit. The last one is Rory Mciroy, who is a South Ireland professional golfer.

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Golf courses

TRUMP ORGANIZATION STARTED TO KICK OFF GOLF COURSES AFTER BEING LOCKED DOWN

After quite a long time of temporarily closing all the public golfing activities because of social distancing measurement to avoid the outbreak of Covid-19, some golf complexes belonging to Trump Organization has recently been kicked off again.

In the 1st May, the Trump National Doral Miami Golf Club complex was opened to welcome all their members back to the courses. One day later, customers of the hotel are also entitled to play golf in here. However, golf players need to be addressed to new strict rules including: wearing face masks while coming to the club house, completely execute social distancing measure in anywhere, anytime, not doing hand shakes or sharing personal golf equipment, restricting utilizing electronic maneuvering cars.

3 other golf courses belonging to the Trump Organization have also opened however, are still available for the courses’ member, including 

Trump International Golf Club in West Palm Beach, Florida (on the 29/4), Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, New Jersey and Trump National Golf Club Washington, DC in Potomac Falls VA. They were all reopened on the previous Saturday.

Reopening the course again after one month being “frozen” as being on the list of unnecessary businesses, according to the local authority has really been the greatest news for most of US residents, not only for golf addicts but also for the golf staffs who have been unemployed during the hard time of locking down the golf courses, hotels, restaurants due to Covid-19.

According to the Wall magazine, Trump Organization’s revenue has seen a lost of 1 billion USD each day because of being locked down. 

Moreover, this magazine revealed that this firm has cut down on almost 1500 staffs who worked for their hotels in America and Canada.

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BUTCH HARMON: “WOODS SUCCEEDED THANKS TO HIS ARROGANCE”

The most prestigious golfer of the world Butch Harmon shared that the utter arrogance has been playing an important part in the Tiger Woods’ golf career success.

“Arrogance is an essential character to maximize and motivate one’s endowed talent, and then help turn one into the greatest. Inside one golfer are different characters, either good or bad ones, and these are greatly disposed when he/she is playing on the course. Tiger is an example. Golfers like him just want harsh competing atmosphere and become the  winner. Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka are similar.”, Butch Harmon said during an intimate talk through Instagram with his son – Claude, who is also a golf coach, on the 26th April.

Woods, at the age of 44, has gained 15 major titles on the collection of 82 PGA Tour cups. 8 first majors of the well-known golfer come during the period he worked with Harmon, from 1993 to 2004. The experienced coach also commented that during 24 previous years of chasing different cups and titles, Woods has always become a different version of his daily person.

Harmon also compared Woods with Jack Nicklaus – this 80-year-old legend has always been unpredictable and knows himself more than anyone else. 

“They eat meals, have fun, chatter with friends just like you. However, when it comes to competing, they must fight over you if you are the opponent. Sometimes, Jack Nicklaus is also one of them. You can not visualize their true colors through their behaviors.” Harmon said.

Woods has soon exposed his arrogance and the habit of “torturing the prey” on the golf course before he becomes the most famous golf star. A remarkable example for this character of Woods is his 6 successive victories in an amateur golfing tournament before becoming a professional one. 

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GREENBRIER WILL NO LONGER TAKE PLACE IN THE PGA TOUR

Greenbrier will not be on the list of PGA Tour players since the 2021 tournament. Instead of that, the tournament will be kicked off with the Safeway Open event taking place during the period from the 7th to 13th, December. 

The manager of GreenBrier – Jill Justice let others know: “ We, along with the PGA Tour, has come up with the final solution to help both of the organizations overcome many difficulties being caused by Covid-19.” 

According to the statement of GreenBrier given to the journalism,  the actual reason standing behind this decision of no longer taking part in PGA Tour in the next years is that A Military Tribute at the GreenBrier has been replaced from July to September. At that period, students has come back to schooling, therefore, the tournament’s attraction to sponsors and golf fans will decline dramatically. Before that, the PGA Tour has been decided to not take place in 2019, instead, return as the first event of 2020 tournament. 

Justice’s family bought the GreenBrier entertainment complex in 2009, and the one who took all responsibility of this large possession is Mr. Jim Justice, the West Virginia’s governor. Greenbrier has been in the PGA Tour schedule since 2010, replacing for Buick Open in Grand Blanc, Michigan and this contract will last until 2026. Throughout the previous years, GreenBrier has organized many big events which attracted many spectators and golfers such as: Ryder Cup 1979, Solheim Cup 1994 and this is also the event which witnessed the first victory of Xander Schauffele and Joaquin Niemann.

Thanks to the governor Jim Justice and GreenBrier Resort has collapsed with PGA Tour during 10 years, Andy Pazder – the head manager of the PGA Tour confirmed: “GreenBrier Resort will be a fantastic place for golfers and golf tournaments which we will never forget.”

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Doug Sanders – Golfer being the first runner-up of The Major 4 times passed away at the age of 86

Dug Sanders – golfer whose nickname is the ”Peacock on the Fairway” sadly passed away on the 12th, April in Houston at the age of 86. This information has been confirmed by PGA through Dug’s ex-wife.

Born in 1933 in Georgia, nearby Dug’s house was a small 9-hole golf course. Since he was knee-high go grasshopper, Sanders learned to play golf on his own and developed the skill of swinging. He studied at a Florida university and took part in the university golf team in 1 year. When he was just an amateur golfer, he already gained a victory in PGA Tour when he successfully defeated Down Finsterwald after a lot of play-off matches in the Canadian Open tournament in 1956. After this event, he began to be a professional golfer.

Getting the nickname as ”the peacock on the fairway”, Sanders made a great impression on others throughout various golf plays by wearing and mixing shirts, trousers, and shoes in different colors. Not only impressing others by his appearance but also Doug Sanders gained a lot of titles and outstanding victory with 20 win matches in PGA Tour. Among all of these titles, especially in 1961, Sanders won 5 times and one time was the first runner-up in the U.S Open. At this year, he ranked 3rd on the list of top golfers regarding of money awarded of PGA Tour.

Throughout his career of professional golfing, Doug Sanders had been the first-runner totally 4 times in the Major tournaments. During these matches, he was lost to Jack Nicklaus 2 times in The Open in 1966 and 1970. Until now, the record has still been set in The 1970 Open when Sanders only needed to score par on the last hole for the final victory, however, he failed on the 3 feet hole and the playoff facing with Jack Nicklaus in the next day. This is one of the most memorable moments in former Doug Sanders’ golfing career.

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TREVOR IMMELMAN WILL BE THE NEXT HEAD COACH OF PRESIDENTS CUP’ INTERNATIONAL TEAM

In the 2021 Presidents Cup, the International Team will have a new head coach whose name is Trevor Immelman. This announcement is officially posted on Golfweek on the 8th of April and has been confirmed by PGA Tour

Immelman is the assistant of head coach Ernie Els during the Presidents Cup 2019 and he was expected to help make all losing matches and failures of the International team come to a halt in this prestigious golf tournament. All performances of the International Team have not been highly appreciated since 1998.

Throughout his playing career, Trevor Immelman has won 11 titles and championship. Among all of them, the most prestigious and memorable title which Trevor Immelman has won must come to The Masters championship in 2008. It was a resounding victory after Trevor Immelman successfully defeating Tiger Woods with 3 gap points.  Previously, he used to rank the 5h in this tournament in 2005 and the 6th in PGA Championship 2007. Immelman also took part in the formation of the International Team twice in 2005 and 2007. However, it was not a satisfying experience for Trevor Immelman when throughout 8 matches in which he took part, there was only 1 winning match, 1 draw and meanwhile, 6 losing matches.

Trevor Immelman will be the 7th head coach of The International Team and the 3th South African head coach after Garry Player (2003, 2005, 2007), Ernie Els (2019). At the age of 41, Trevor is also the youngest head coach throughout the International Team competition history. 

Presidents Cup 2021 will take place from the 30th of September to the 3rd of October on the Quail Hollow Club.

Before this final decision, the International Team used to announce 3 preliminary vice coaches for Presidents Cup. Former head coach Ernie Els decided to place his faith in 3 assistants including Choi Kyung-Ju, Trevor Immelman and Mike Weir.

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WOODS AND MICKELSON ARE UNDER DISCUSSION FOR A LEGENDARY REMATCH

2 prestigious golfers, which are Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, are under discussion to arrange another rematch. The rematch reward is evaluated to be around 9 million USD.

The detailed information about this rematch was unveiled during a Q&A between Phill Mickelson and his fans on Twitter on the 30th of March. An account named Chris Yurko asked: “Dear Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, have two of you ever thought about a rematch with a camera on, then livestream it for worldwide golf fans? We need to watch online sports, especially golf during these days.”

“We’re on our ways.” – Mickelson replied. Another fan tried to figure it out: “Do not tell joke to us, do you?” and Mickelson replied once again: “This is totally not a joke!” 

Before this, Mickelson used to reveal a rematch where there will be other famous sports figures, and two sportsmen which were predicted have been superstar Tom Brady and Peyton Manning of NFL.

Sports and tournaments all over the world have ceased due to Covid-19, and it’s hard to foreseen when they will be continued. If the rematch between Mickelson and Woods will become real the 2nd time, there is high possibility that this event will be held behind the doors. According to The Sun (England), the reward of this 2nd rematch will still be 9 million USD. 

The first rematch between Woods and Mickelson took place on Shadow Creek golf course in Nevada in the 23rd of November, 2018. After 18 holes, the play had been still under an indissoluble situation. The match only came to an end after the 4th round with the victory belonging to Mickelson. He was rewarded a staggering prize of 9 million USD. Besides, all of their betting money on this play, which was around 800.000 USD, was donated to charity fund.

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South African golfer accidentally discovered nCoV infection

Victor Lange goes to the hospital to treat his girlfriend’s injuries and finds himself infected.

Lange, 26, is a Latinoameria member – the second-class system of the PGA Tour specifically for South America. Less than three weeks ago, he eagerly entered the new season and looks forward to winning tickets to the First Division. At Estrella del Mar Open in Mexico, Lange finished in the T51 group, won $731 and then flew back to his home country in South Africa to relax on March 9.

For the next six days, Lange had fun with his girlfriend Gabriella van Niekerk and some friends. They go swimming, go on a picnic in Durban. On the penultimate day of March 14 in the schedule, Van Niekerk injured his toe and had to go to the hospital the next day.

When she and Lange arrived, the doctors checked the season information with symptoms questions for him. Through this section, the problem arises when Lange said the history of moving abroad in the past 21 days.

After the sampling procedure, Lange informed his parents in Johannesburg and talked about renting a room through the Airbnb service to wait for the results of the test. But because the family has not seen each other since going to a tournament in Mexico and there is no sign of illness, Lange and his girlfriend go home.

On March 17, the doctor announced that Lange was positive for nCoV. Although no typical symptoms were good news, the health authorities asked him and the people concerned to isolate at home. At the end of the call, Lange left the bedroom to share his affair with his parents and his girlfriend.

Lange has passed half the time of isolation and is still healthy. After two weeks, he will be further tested according to the Covid-19 epidemic medical procedure.

During this time, Lange stayed up at 7am, exercising twice a day. He videos of physical activities, including golf, then sends it to his friends to let them know he’s still active. This golfer has his own dinner, making himself a place to eat when he’s finished eating.

Lange called and sent e-mail to many golfers in Latinoameria. Unable to determine where the virus was infected, but he found himself needing to report quickly.

Lange has been a professional competitor since 2016, after graduating from Louisiana School of Technology in the US. He has 14 times cut through 24 events at the PGA Tour Latinoameria, with $ 27,300 prize money.

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What creates the legendary golf technique Tiger Woods? (Part 2)

Technique 2. Focus is the most important weapon

Highly focused is Tiger’s most important and decisive moment. This is done consistently by Tiger Woods in each of his strokes and creates the brand, as well as the success of this golfer worldwide.

Technique 3. The technique of holding the Putter brings the top of the ball

To achieve a professional putting ball like Tiger Woods, the most important thing is the technique of sticking, with the force to affect the ball.

Unlike the driver holding technique, when putting putter requires the golfer to have the starting point in the right direction as well as the control of his distance and should note the following points:

Need to hold the rod properly, with the same body direction as the direction of the fight. There is no need to keep your eyes down, it is important to keep your head in the position it is in. The weight of the body now falls slightly toward the toes, shoulders should not be too high.

Should keep the clubface always at right angles to the direction of the ball when in contact, so will create a standard posture. Minimize the involvement of hand force, help to control the sticks more closely with the upper half of the body.

No need to use too much force to hold and put the ball with the Putter so the golfer can put the club up evenly and stably. In addition, the way of holding the stick also creates a stable rhythm, the speed of putting the club up to half as fast as the speed of putting the stick down.

Therefore, from these things created the excellent golf putting technique of the legendary Tiger Woods in the world golf village.

Above are some of the top golf techniques of the legendary Tiger Woods in the world golf village. Hopefully the article above can help golfers have more knowledge to make a better putter.