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Hudson Swafford wins the Corales Puntacana golf tournament

Thanks to the result of 69 strokes in the final round, Swafford brought back the second trophy on the PGA Tour after three years of “white title” and being crowned CareerBuilder Challenge 2017.
For all four days, Swafford was part of the group of contenders for the title. With 65 clubs opening on September 24, Swafford shared the top of the table with three other golfers and took the lead over the next 18 holes, despite being stung by a wasp in his right hand. By the third round, Swafford gave up his position to Adam Long but was still able to win the trophy because it was close to the top of Long’s -17 group with a 2-stroke difference.


On the day of the decisive match, Swafford for a moment had a four-stroke lead. Starting from hole 1 of the par72 stadium in the Dominican Republic, Swafford was not only clean of bogey but also collected three birdies with the same Eagle score over the first eight holes. However, a golfer born in 1987 made a mistake with a double bogey in hole 13 and bogey on hole 15 while Tyler McCumber stabilized to close the gap. However, Swafford did not miss the opportunity to enjoy the full 500 FedEx Cup points as well as the ticket to The Masters 2021 thanks to the birdie point at the penultimate hole to bring back the 69-club round.
Swafford became the third player in a row at Corales Puntacana to win the title at -18, behind Graeme McDowell and Brice Garnett. At -17, McCumber finished runner-up while last season runner Mackenzie Hughes finished third (-16). The two top 5 golfers are Nate Lashley (-15) and Adam Long (-14).

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Tiger Woods pledges to defend his title at ZOZO Championship 2020

Super Tiger will kick off at the tournament where he has leveled Sam Snead’s record 82 wins PGA Tour.
On 23/9, the day after the Ryder Cup match to raise the charity of four former world champions ended on Payne’s Valley, Woods confirmed his participation in the golf tournament in the upcoming October via twitter: ” I’m excited to defend my title.”


The ZOZO Championship was the PGA Tour’s first stop in Japan and just appeared on the season’s calendar last year. At that time, Woods was outstanding with an overall score of -19 and continued to make a historic milestone in his career with sticks. This year, due to the impact of the pandemic, the tournament is still under the organization from the 22nd to 25th of October, but was moved from Japan to the Sherwood Country Club in the US. The par 72 golf course in Southern California designed by Jack Nicklaus is one of the most familiar battlegrounds in Woods’ home town. Super Tiger has won the Hero World Challenge 5 times in the role of both host and golfer, with the most recent victory in 2011.
According to the 2020-2021 “Super Season” schedule of the PGA Tour, ZOZO Championship will be part of the West Coast series of events early in the season. Before the week when Woods defended the title would be two events in Las Vegas: Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, TPC Summerlin (October 8-11) and the CJ Cup at Shadow Creek Stadium (October 15-18).
The PGA Tour’s “WLaw Seasons” marked the season with the most events since 1975 (51 awards). The new season will include 50 events, including 14 affected tournaments (postponed, canceled) of 2020.

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21 golfers scored negative in the first round of the US Open 2020

Justin Thomas lead with a score of -5, while another 20 golfers hit below par70 in the opening round of the major at West Winged Foot, New York.
Thomas’s 65-stroke record on September 17 was the culmination of six US Opens held at West Winged Foot. The previous record belonged to Fuzzy Zoeller, with 66 strokes, in the second round of 1984.
“It’s fun to have 65 strokes in any field. But, at Winged Foot it is of so much happiness,” Thomas said. “This is such an outstanding movement for my next three days. However, if the score is positive in the first round, the opportunity will not necessarily be closed.”


Standing after Thomas was the T2 group of Patrick Reed, Thomas Pieters and Matthew Wolff reached -4 together. Next is T5 at point -3, including Rory McIlroy, Lee Westwood and Louis Oosthuizen.
T8 is six people and T16 is eight people, with one stick difference decreasing. Then there were 123 people from even par to the bottom of the table. In which, the bottom score of +10 belonged to Lukas Michel, an amateur golfer attending the award at the invitation of the governing body – the American Golf Association (USGA). Phil Mickelon, the owner of the “sad” memory to earn six times second position to the US Open, is at T142, standing second.
Tiger Woods stands at T71 at +3, next to the famous players like Dustin Johnson, Justin Rose, and Jordan Spieth. Johnson recently won the Tour Championship and FedEx Cup and won the “Best Golfer” of the PGA Tour and ended the 2019-2020 season at the top of the world table. And defending champion Gary Woodland stood T92 with +4, right after the 36-hole cut line according to PGA Tour.

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DEFEAT DUSTIN JOHNSON – JON RAHM GETS THE FIRST WINNER AT FEDEX CUP PLAYOFFS

Ending the intense BMW Championship 2020 tournament with the final championship belonging to golfer Joh Rah, this helped Jon Rah to beat Dustin Johnson and get his first win at the Fedex Cup Playoffs that took place the previous week.


It can be said that the BMW Championship 2020 ended in an unforgettable way with the competition of 2 excellent golfers thriving for the championship title and leaving many memorable emotions for the fans.

John Rahm scored a birdie from nearly 20.1 meters to defeat Dustin Johnson in the bottom hole and win the BMW Championship.
The last round at Olympia Fields, par70 recorded John Rahm hitting 64 strokes, breaking the recent record of the league achievement – 66 strokes which he himself set in the penultimate round. Meanwhile, Dustin Johnson finished 18 holes with 67 strokes. Because of the same finish at -4, both must decide whether to win or lose at 18 par4, 498 yards.
At the top of this hole, Dustin Johnson caught the ball on the left side of the tree and was thrown back to the fairway. John Rahm also went in the same direction, but passed the top, going 366 yards. Both went green after the second shot, but Dustin Johnson had an advantage over John Rahm because he was closer to the hole. With the further ball position, John Rahm putt first. 20.1 meters from the target’s mouth, he chooses the left putt. John Rahm rolled the clubface with enough force to move the ball roll to the top of the slope and then down and straight into the crater to collect the birdies. Meanwhile, Johnson only hit par after two putts.

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Jon Rahm won the BMW Championship

John Rahm scored a birdie from nearly 20.1 meters to beat Dustin Johnson in the final pit, winning the BMW Championship on 30/8.
The last round at Olympia Fields, par70 recorded Rahm hitting 64 strokes, breaking the recent record of top of the league achievement – 66 strokes – which he himself set in the penultimate round. Meanwhile, Johnson finished 18 holes with 67 strokes. Due to the same finish at -4, both must decide whether to win or to lose at 18 par4, 498 yards.
At the beginning of this hole, Johnson kicked the ball unexpectedly into the tree on the left and then was thrown back to the fairway. Rahm also went in that direction, but passed the top then scored 366 yards. Both went green after the second shot, but Johnson had an advantage over Rahm because his position was closer to the hole. With the further ball position, Rahm putt kicked the ball first. Standing 20.1 meters away from the target’s mouth, he chooses the left putt. Rahm rolled the clubface with enough force, made the ball roll to the top of the slope, and then down and straight into the crater to collect the birdies. And Johnson sucessfully hit par after two putts.
“I know that DJ is good and has been in top form recently. But when I play the playoffs with him, I have a lot of confidence. To be honest, I just hope that putt will help me keep par to hold onto the back hole. Luckily the ball was on the right track, especially at the last three meters. It’s unbelievable that I won with that.” Rahm said at the ceremony.
In the penultimate round, Rahm reached par in hole 5. But his real point was bogey for a one-stroke penalty for forgetting to mark the ball spot on the green. That was Rahm’s only bogey for the two weekends. If he did not have that error, he would have won after 72 standard holes.

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PGA Tour brought CJ Cup 2020 back to the US

As Covid-19 is getting complicated, the venue in Korea will be transferred to Las Vegas.
Initially, the CJ Cup was scheduled to take place on Jeju Island from October 15 to October 18 for the 2020-2021 season. But the current pandemic situation forces the PGA Tour to adjust its schedule.
Moreover, given the current travel restrictions including 14-day quarantine for visitors who come from the US, the organization of the event in Korea will not be as effective as expected by the PGA Tour.
“Despite the fact that we are looking forward to traveling and exploring in Korea, the current situation is not favorable for us to implement the plan. However, it also brings new opportunities to promote the event to the American audience as well as the world “, Ty Votaw – the vice president who is in charge of international markets of the PGA Tour explained in the announcement on 24/8.
A new remarkable point of CJ Cup 2020 is the Shadow Creek Stadium, Las Vegas, which is still available from the 15th to the 18th of September. This location and new schedule would help golfers to reduce the pressure to travel to different situations, as the PGA Tour also went to Las Vegas the previous week to attend the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open at the TPC Summerlin Stadium.
This year’s list of CJ Cup matches is still selective, which includes 78 golfers, eight of them selected by sponsors, five spots designated by the KPGA Tour in Korea – the country’s number one firm in the Asian Tour, and other 3 top worldwide players. The tournament will not eliminate 36 holes as usual.
CJ Cup has been held at The Club at Nine Bridges, Jeju since 2017. Justin Thomas was crowned in the first period as the current champion. Last year, he finished at -20, receiving $ 1,755 million in a bonus fund of $ 9.75 million. Brooks Koepka won the 2018 season.

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When the NBA giant whipped the golf ball on the club

Tacko Fall – the tallest player in the American professional basketball league – looked wobbly in his swing, not as brave as he was on the NBA.
Fall, 24, is a striker for the Boston Celtics. He is 2.26 meters tall with an arm span of 2.54 meters. Recently, Fall comforted his colleague Mo Bamba with a height of 2.13 meters and an arm span of 2.36 meters on the Disney World Theme Park golf course in Orlando. Bamba, 22, is also a striker in the Orlando Magic squad.
In a fairway situation, Fall used a driver stick even though it was mainly to kick the ball from the top of the hole. Bamba recorded the progress and then posted it on his personal Instagram. The video was then re-shared on the Boston Celtics account.
“Although the swing was short and ended incorrectly, Fall turned his hips well. He used his main force with his shoulder blades and chest, but it was executed by his loose grip and unsteady feet,” says Golf page.com analysis. What’s more? Fall’s club may also have been “re-calibrated” to match the right single position because of his height.
Before Fall and Bamba, defender J.J. New Orleans Pelicans Redick plays 36 holes by the end of the week. After the first round, he promised to drink up a liter of beer can once if his golf video reached 10,000 shares. And Redick had to keep his promise.
The NBA teams which are in secret battles are gathered at Disney World Orlando. Away from their families and not being allowed to go out of this golfing world to avoid infection, the players are compensated by enjoying the most fantastic recreational facilities being available inside the epidemic barrier such as swimming pools, fishing, and movie theaters. ..and the golf course.

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Tiger Woods felt great eagerness to take part in the PGA Championship

Appearing at TPC Harding Park from 2/8, “Super Tiger” seems anxious before the opportunity to set a record of 83 titles at the PGA Tour.
Due to Covid-19, the PGA Championship from August 6 to August 9 will became the first major event in 2020. If winning this prize, Woods will break the top 82 titles at this present being shared with the legendary Sam Snead and he will own 16 major.
In preparation for conquering new milestones, Woods went to TPC Harding Park since Sunday morning last week. This was Woods’s first visit to the pitch after the 2009 Presidents Cup. It took him several hours to get inside the pitch because he waited for the nCoV test results. Accompanied the American superstar was caddie Joe LaCava and Rob McNamara – backup advisor and Vice President of Tiger Woods Ventures Group.
Early in the afternoon of the same day, Woods began to inspect the battlefield, but he went back from the second half to the first half of the field. In the second half of the round, Woods joined the team with Jason Dufner – the PGA Championship 2013. During the round, he repeatedly handled the ball situation, focused on the green, and felt relaxed. Scoring 18 holes is also a rare thing to take place because, throughout the year, Woods often failed to play the entire round of the field and cut events in his personal schedule.
Although the PGA Tour reopened on June 11 and has gone through nine stages, Woods has only played four rounds, all at Memorial from July 16-19. He complained this was because of his back hurts after 36 pits, then he finishes the T40 with a score of +6 and self-assesses his normal condition. It has also been Woods’ only debut since mid-February.

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Koepka occupies the first-ranked position of the WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational’s list

US champion Brooks Koepka scored nine birdies in the opening stage of the PGA Tour event with a $ 10.5 million prize fund in Memphis.

On July 30th, Koepka hit 62 strokes on TPC Southwind, par 70 with the only bogey in the scoreboard of hole 7 par 4. This is the second time this golfer has successfully approached 18 holes in the PGA Tour. He firstly hit 62 sticks at Shriners Hospitals for Children Open 2016.

Taking part in the TPC Southwind in the windy weather, Koepka delivered an average of 315 yards, won the fairway with the percentage of 57%, and hit the green rate with the percentage of 78%. He hit the ball into the outer hole 4.5 meters.
It was a good start for Koepka, who has been struggled to regain his performances’ quality and had to defend the title at TPC Southwind this week, major PGA Championship next week. Since the beginning of the season, he has taken part in 10 tournaments but only got in the top 10 once and four times without elimination, the latest was at 3M Open last week. At the age of 30, Koepka owns up to four major of the seven PGA Tour titles, who holds the top title of the world rankings (OWGR) for 47 weeks and has a history of serious injuries to his left knee.

“I’m not struggling today on the pitch. It’s different in comparison to the previous time” Koepka said.

Rickie Fowler and Brendon Todd in group T2 scored -6. Fowler collected seven birdies after 17 holes, including the ball chip into the 8 hole penultimate ring from 9.1 meters. This phase helped him to stay on top of the table when there was only one match left.

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LPGA Tour detected nCoV before the rematch

Gaby Lopez who currently ranked 44th in the world is the first Covid-19 positive case in the return process of the US women’s golf system – LPGA Tour.
Lopez was found to be infected with nCoV during a test on July 27, before her incoming participation in the Inverness to play Drive On Championship on July 31.
The Mexican Golfer has withdrawn from the tournament and had to isolate himself, and the organizers are trying to make contact with all the people who used to contact her.
“According to the LPGA Tour’s Covid-19 test procedure, I was notified of a positive result and had to leave Drive On Championship this week. Now I have very mild symptoms, but I am still strong and is quarantining myself. It’s safe for everyone at the tournament and I am looking forward to coming back, “Lopez wrote on Twitter today.
“I’m eager to play again after a long vacation but then I’m disappointed and have to wait a while longer. Still, I’m happy to receive results just in time because there will cause no risk to everyone. I’m on my own isolation, and will comply with the epidemic prevention guidelines to be able to play safely soon.”, the golfer who was born in 1993 said.
According to the LPGA Tour procedure, Lopez must isolate herself at least 10 days. She will then be given a saliva test on day 10 and a medical evaluation. If the result is negative, Lopez reserves the right to return to the tournament.
Having been on the LPGA Tour since 2016, Lopez won the Blue Bay LPGA 2018 and Diamond Resorts Tournament of Champions 2020. She is ranked 44th in the world rankings – Rolex Rankings.