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Tiger Woods’ asset at 45

The former world number one Golfer turned 45 on December 30 with records waiting for him to break in the next 5 years.
Woods was born on December 30, 1975, and has been playing professionally for 25 years. He owns 15 major in a record 82 PGA Tour titles – comparable to legendary Sam Snead, 683 weeks to hold number one in the world (OWGR), receiving nearly 121 million USD through 368 events.


But at this age, “Super Tiger” is still expected by golfers to surpass Snead and level the 18 major record of “Golden Bear” Jack Nicklaus. And he has half a decade to do that, because at the end of this time, Woods turns 50 – the milestone for the Champions arena.
But will that possibility come true? Over a quarter of a century with 1,322 crowns, Woods had nine operations, four of them on his back, and the rest on his knees.
In early 2020, Woods ranked sixth in the world. It was the result of important victories in the previous year – winning the Masters for the fifth time, winning the Zozo Championship and hitting the record for most titles in the American arena. At the end of 2019, Woods leads the US team to win the Presidents Cup. Only he won three and drew two matches.
All season, his smoldering body allowed only Woods to attend nine top-notch events with his best performance being T9 at the Farmers Insurance Open. With the major group alone, Woods finished T37 at the PGA Championship, was eliminated at the US Open, and T38 in the Masters. “I’m not at optimal form. Whenever I have a good serve I use a bad iron. When my batting performance is good I put the ball down or vice versa,” Woods said before leaving the US Open in mid-November.
And today, Woods ranks 41st OWGR.

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Covid-19 and recollection of Nick Watney

On June 19, Nick Watney became the first PGA Tour golfer infected with Covid-19, before starting the second round of the RBC Heritage at the Harbor Town Golf Link.


PGA Tour reopened the arena from June 11, with the first leg of Charles Schwab Challenge clean nCoV. The good news came not long after the next week, the 39-year-old was found infected and withdrew from the RBC Heritage after the opening round hit 74 strokes.
Watney suddenly became the focus of attention in Harbor Town, but not from what is shown in the game. After a period of treatment and returning to the competition, the golfer who owns 5 Tour titles has shared on Golf Digest about his “surreal” experience with Covid-19.
At the time of receiving a positive nCoV result, Watney was frightened because there was less information about the virus than today. He also stayed with his wife and children before, had scrims with colleagues and interacted with many people. “I definitely don’t want to infect anyone. When everyone was tested negative, things got a little more relieved.
Watney attracted more attention from the media. “I started making interview requests that I never received before. At one point, I got a place on “The Today Show”, something that even my greatest success with the game has yet to achieve, “Watney shared about the unique memory that came with returning becomes the first tour golfer to become infected. “It’s strange to see my name on ESPN’s bottom line every few minutes, for a problem not related to my golfing.”
Having just been rematched after three months of hiatus, and then another two weeks of medical isolation, Watney did not perform as expected. However, Watney does not believe that Covid-19 is the main reason why he repeatedly missed the cut and only two tournaments won the weekend in the second half of 2020.
In addition, Watney also positively assessed the way that the Tour set up a barrier for disease screening and prevention. “I think the executives have done a great job, with the tournaments going well and seriously. We have been playing again for six months. Obviously there are new cases but at most a week, only a few cases or even less ”.

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Patrick Reed moves closer to the title of Race to Dubai

Thanks to an impressive breakthrough in the second round, “American captain” Patrick Reed has a great opportunity to write history in the DP World Tour Championship as well as the European Tour.
After opening day accumulating only 2 strokes, Reed delivered an impressive performance by former Masters champion with a 64-stroke round (-8).


Starting from hole 1, golfer nicknamed “Caption America” ​​collected to 6 birdies in the first nine lines and raised this number to 9 with birdie round closing hole. The only bogey error in Reed’s scoreboard came from the situation at hole 12 par 4, the Earth Course of Jumeirah Golf Estates. At -9, Reed went upstream to 8 steps to monopolize the first place, taking 2 strokes against Matthew Fitzpatrick. If he keeps his momentum going, Reed will enter European Tour history as the first American golfer to win Race to Dubai (formerly Order of Merits), a ranking with the main season end event being the DP World Tour Championship.
“Whenever you have a round of -8 strokes, you will be delighted. I feel like I got off to a better start today and my putter is doing well, ”said Reed.
However, Reed will have to put in a lot of effort from the top position to more than six strokes with 12 other players, including Tommy Fleetwood, Danny Willett, Martin Kaymer, Tyrrell Hatton, Viktor Hovland and Lee Westwood.

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Viktor Hovland won the Mayakoba Golf Classic thanks to the last hole birdie

The birdie point of the round has helped the Norwegian golfer 23 bring the Mayakoba Golf Classic 2020 title with a narrow gap with the runner-up just one stick.


Poor the top of Emiliano Grillo 2 strokes when entering the decisive round, Viktor Hovland made a comeback thanks to a 65-stroke (-6) scoreboard that collected 7 birdies and 1 bogey. In particular, the 18-hole birdie putt from a distance of 10 feet, the El Camaleon Golf Club in Mexico was the key to Hovland’s 20-point victory. This is the second title this season for the young Norwegian player since turning professional in 2019, after the Puerto Rico Open in February.
In addition, the Mayakoba Classic trophy also makes Hovland the fifth European golfer since 1945 to have many victories in Tour before age 24 (Rory McIlroy – 6, Seve Ballesteros – 3, Sergio Garcia – 3 and Jon Rahm – 2).
Hovland’s biggest competitor was Aaron Wise, a golfer that kept top of the day with a 63-stroke (-8) bogey-free round. Wise also entered from the first nine lines and accumulated 5 strokes from 3 birdies and Eagle hole 7 par 5. Nine lines later, Wise scored consecutive birdie from holes 13 to 15 to have the same score -19. However, having only par points in the last three holes made Wise pity on runner-up.
“I had some amazing hits, besides the bad holes. Everything is shown here, ”Wise said of his best round ever since his first win at AT&T Byron Nelson 2018.
Adam Long and Tom Hoge share third place (-17). At -16, the group of three T5 golferers include Harris English, Billy Horschel and Lucas Glover.

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Revealed golfer hit even further than Bryson DeChambeau

Although still at the top of the PGA Tour in terms of driver ability, in another arena, DeChambeau is being closely chased by a world ranked 295 golfer.
At 337.8 yards, Bryson DeChambeau is currently leading the PGA Tour in terms of serving distance this season. The Masters last weekend, DeChambeau was still in form, swinging his driver averaging 324.4 yards. Meanwhile at the European Tour, the best golfer was Wilco Nienaber, with a peak of 336.89 yards.

On November 20, at the same time RSM Classic opened on Sea Island Stadium in Georgia, the old continent’s tournament system also started the Joburg Open event in South Africa. When Wilco Nienaber reached the 597-yard 4-par 5 hole, the 20-year-old golfer’s kick exceeded his own average and DeChambeau’s average distance by over 100 yards, to be exact 439 yards from the white tee. Randpark Golf Club. Even Nienaber’s batting was 16 yards longer with the longest-hit PGA Tour player recorded for the 2020-2021 season, Connor Syme with 423 yards at the US Open in September.
If the ball did not hit the left rough, Nienaber’s driver could have broken the European Tour record set by Nicolas Colsaert, with 447 yards in 2014. After the first round of the Joburg Open, Nienaber kept the top of the group with the round. 63 strokes (-8).
Thanks to weight gain and hard work out, Bryson DeChambeau created an impressive advantage in his ability to hit drivers. However, the “golfer” has issued warnings to players who are intending to act this way.

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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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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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CHARLES SCHWAB CHALLENGE GIVES NO PERMISSION TO OFFLINE SPECTATORS

Charles Schwab Challenge 2020 will be the first event which is tailored by the most top-notch competing list throughout the history of being held since 1946. However, to practice all the measures and rules for prohibiting the large spread of Covid-19, the tournament will give no permission to the spectators for coming to the competing golf course.

According to the latest announcement from the The Organization Department, Charles Schwab Challenge will take place from the 11th of June to the 14th of June on the Colonial golf course in Fortworth, Texas. 

Throughout some previous seasons, there have been very few golfers who are well-known in the golf field chose this tournament to compete. However, to all the negative effects that Covid-19 has made on different aspects of life recently, everything in Texas will be differentiated. It is expected that in this year’s season, there will be 144 golfers who take part in as competitors in the challenge, among all of them there will be 30 golfers who are in Top 50 best golfers of the world.

The golf raking expert of Golf Channel, Alan Robiston revealed that based on some commitment made during this year season (including the top 1 worldwide player Rory Mcllroy, the top 3 Brooks Koepka, the 5th-ranked Dustin Johnson and the 7th-ranked Patrick Reed), Charles Schwab Challenge will gain the total point of 560 and 66 points will be spared for the winner. 

The one and only bad news for this year’s tournament is that there will be no spectators on golf course. Even though previously, in the 28th of May, Ms Greg Abbott – The governor of Texas gave out the indication of allowing spectators coming to the outside sports events (not over 25% of the revenue’s capacity). However, Schwab Challenge Organization Department still keep their behind-the-door competing plan unchanged. 

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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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Discover the oldest golf courses in the world (Part 2)

Royal County Down Golf Course (Ireland)

This golf course was founded in 1889 in Newcastle, Northern Ireland. With an 18-hole course design and 7,200 yards wide it always challenges golfers at all levels.

The special feature of Royal County Down is that the 4th and 9th holes on the course are listed in the list of the world’s best 500 holes. The yard is designed with 2 sub-yards, The Championship and Annesley.

Royal County Down was officially put into operation in March 1889, designed by the hand of Old Tom Morris. The impressive design of the golf course is the identical mountain ranges and the picturesque nature. With the narrowest fairway with impressive sand dunes.

Not only is the golf course long-standing, but the Royal County Down is also known as the best golf course in the world. Hole 9 is one of the most beautiful pits in the world, par4 / 486 yards starting from a large mound to the fairway 60 feet and 260 yards from the teebox.

Lahinch Golf Course (Ire Land)

This is the oldest coastal golf course in the world, the course is made up of a combination of the village of Lahinch village and the northern coastline of Munster, Ireland.

This golf course was found and completed in 2892. Found in 1893. The course has been marked with numerous tournaments and shoe prints by professional golfers such as Joe Carr (1969), Darren Clarke (1989), Paul McGinley (1991) and Graeme McDowell (2000), etc. Lahinch Golf Course (Ireland).

Lahinch is always a golf course that attracts many golfers to visit and experience. What makes the impression of this golf course is not only in its history but also in its beauty, both classical and mysterious. If Once done golf tourism, do not miss the opportunity to set foot on this golf course!

In addition, the Muirfield golf course (Scotland – built in 1891) and Poortmarnock (Ireland – built in 1894) are also listed as the oldest golf courses in the world, where heated matches take place.

The oldest golf courses in the world are always great destinations that golfers cannot miss. If you ever come to this golf course, in addition to watching and discovering the inherent beauty, do not miss the opportunity to experience the round of golf on the golf course full of fun with friends!