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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 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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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!

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Discover the oldest golf courses in the world (Part 1)

The golf courses with the oldest history in the world are St Andrew, Royal County Down, Lahinch, etc. There are often big tournaments and shoe prints of legendary golfers. Ancient golf has always attracted golfers and became a soul of green sport.

According to many sources, golf was born in the 15th century, in Scotland. Over a long time of formation and development, golf is a sport that attracts a large number of players worldwide and the number of fans is constantly increasing.

In addition to technical stories, scores, golf village legends, people often learn about golf courses with a rich history. From there, explore the characteristics of golf course construction and design in the world over time and add to the love and passion of this green sport.

For a long time, golf was not only known for its strict rules and special techniques but also for its elaborate and impressive golf course design. And the first golf courses in the world still exist, become a soul, a beauty of golf.

St Andrews Old Course Golf Course (Scotland)

St Andrews Old Course was built in 1400 in Scotland, which is considered the hometown of golf and also the birthplace of the oldest golf law in the world. Do not just wait until you arrive at the golf course to admire the beauty of the old golf course.

To get to the golf course, you will weave through small paths, past wheat fields, and green pastures. Go all the way there, a golf course opens before you with classic beauty.

A special feature of this golf course is the fairway and the green that connects hole 1 and hole 18. Separation between a stone bridge, where the footprints of the top golfers in the world.

This golf course is attracting famous golfers, politicians, billionaires in the world. In addition, the golf course also regularly organizes golf tournaments in which The Open Championship is the oldest golf tournament in history.

St Andrews Links is a 7-course golf course designed in the form of “Links Course”, including Old Course, The Castle Course, New Course, Jubilee Course, Eden Course, Strathtyrum Course, and Balgove Coursem.

This 464 year old golf course has two outstanding challenges: wind and bunker. The course surface and fairway conditions of the course are very suitable for the peak games, the rough grass (outside the green and the fairway) in most Scotland courts is usually natural, so whenever the ball is outside the fairway, You have to consider the defense solution rather than attacking the flag.