Looking back at PGA Tour 2020: A hallmark of youth

Collin Morikawa, Matthew Wolff and Viktor Hovland are three of the young talents “storming” at the PGA Tour during the past 12 months.
It can be said that the first year of the new decade was a successful year and marked the young golfer’s mark in the top golf arena. At the age of 23, Collin Morikawa won the PGA Championship on his debut and was on the Golfer Award nominees of the year in his first year on the PGA Tour. Morikawa’s colleague, Viktor Hovland was crowned at two events and entered the Top 15 of the OWGR world golf ranking.

Meanwhile, 21-year-old Matthew Wolff faces a great opportunity to write history at the US Open. Although unsuccessful, the runner-up position on the challenging pitch of West Winged Foot deserves the US players’ pride to “hold their heads.” A month ago at TPC Harding Park, Wolff ranked T4 in the final. These are also two major launching events of Wolff.

In addition to the trio mentioned above, the Tour also received many imprints of the young golf generation. “Ironman” 22-year-old Im Sungjae won the Honda Classic and made a shocking debut at The Masters when he finished runner-up, although the initial goal was just enough points through the cut. Joaquin Niemann of the same age is also showing potential To become a top golfer If expanding beyond the American golf arena and timeline, Dane Rasmus Højgaard with the coronation of the Mauritius Open (December 2019) at the age of 19 has become the first golfer born after 2000. won the European Tour event and won a second title just nine months later.


The American golfer kicks off nearly 91 meters high

Not only creating the impression of horizontal distance, Kyle Berkshire’s swing of the driving force stick also takes the ball to new heights.

Berkshire may be a six-time long-distance soccer event champion, including the 2019 World Long Drive Championship crowning with 406 yards within the final. The Berkshire record ever recorded during this contest is 492 yards.Recently, the golfer born in 1996 also recorded a “record” of high altitude. “This is one among the very best hits I’ve ever hit. it’s nearly 300 feet (91.44 m) tall and flies within the air for about 10 seconds, ”Berkshire said of the new feat on Instagram. consistent with the technical information display at the Drive Shack training ground in West Palm Beach, Florida, from the time the club head touched the ball to the landing, the ball was within the air for 14.5 seconds. the utmost height of the ball was 270 feet (82.3 m), flew 224 yards and continued rolling another 4 yards. Launch angle is at 27.9 degrees while ball speech reaches 169 mph, or 272 km / h.With these numbers, the ball might not get on green as is usually seen. “Would like to see the ball that this high kick left,” Berkshire added on his personal account. especially, the “long-range pitcher” at the PGA Tour Bryson DeChambeau liked the Berkshire post. Considered to be a comparatively safe sport within the context of epidemics, golf business is booming quite ever within the country with the most important number of golf courses within the world.


Important milestones in Phil Mickelson’s career

Philip Alfred Mickelson (born June 16, 1970) is one of America’s top golfers, who continually captivates fans by his incredible achievements and unique playing style.

A career spanning more than two decades has seen Phil Mickelson emerge as one of the top stars of golf.
Phil Mickelson Basics:
Full name: Philip Alfred Mickelson
Nickname: Lefty
Birthday: June 16, 1970
Zodiac: Gemini
Place of birth: San Diego, California
Nationality: American
Height: 6 ft 3 in – Weight: 91 kg (200 lbs)
Educational background: Cathedral High School, University of San Diego High School, Arizona State University
Father: Phil Mickelson Sr. – Mother: Mary Mickelson
Siblings: Tim Mickelson (older brother), Tina Mickelson (older sister)
Wife / husband: Amy Mickelson (married 1996)
Children: Evan Samuel Mickelson (son), Amanda Brynn Mickelson (girl), Sophia Isabel Mickelson (girl)
Net worth: $ 375 million
Occupation: Golfer at PGA Tour
Competition career: Since 1992
Official site:
Phil Mickelson Childhood and Childhood
Phil Mickelson is one of three children born by Sr. Phil Mickelson and Mary Mickelson. Phil was born in California, raised in Scottsdale, Arizona.
As a boy, Phil always liked to play golf. His parents recalled that Phil was rarely at home, always looking to the nearest golf course. Phil is a right-handed person who plays golf with his left hand.
After graduating from high school, Phil Mickelson attended Arizona State University on a golf scholarship. In college, Mickelson played really well.


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.


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.


List out 5 professional golfers standing out with a spectacular HIO shot at the PGA Tour

After 94 years in the Open category, the Genesis Invitational has been recognized as one of the PGA Tour’s official events with many innovations. With the original name “Los Angeles Open” durring the first period in 1926, the tournament underwent many name adjustments because of the change in name sponsors.

This year, the Genesis Invitational will take place its 58th season on the Riviera, par71, co-chaired by Tiger Woods and his TGR organization.
The Genesis Invitational bounty fund in 2020 will reach USD 9.3 million, which increases nearly USD 2 million in comparison to previous years. Aside from the trophy and $ 1,675 million, this year’s champions will receive a special slot for the PGA Tour during the next three years, instead of the usual two years.
Yesterday, 5 most impressive golfers were awarded by PGA Tour with spectacular HIO hits at The Genesis Invitational for this past week.
The first is Justin Rose, an English professional golfer who plays most of his golf career on the PGA Tour, but still maintains his membership in the European Tournament.
The second is Tiger Woods, an American professional golfer, rated as one of the most successful golfers of all time. Next is American professional Bryson Dechambeau who now plays on the PGA Tour.
Brooks Koeoka is equally good with spectacular plays.
Finally, Rory Mciroy, a professional Northern Ireland golfer, it was a pity for him when the ball was almost at the hole.


DeChambeau has been criticized for being detrimental to golf

Royal & Ancient CEO (R&A) Martin Slumbers was taken aback, however showed his disapproval towards Bryson DeChambeau’s practicing distance kicking at the PGA Tour.

“I was hypnotized by Bryson. I’m not sure I can remember any athletes who could impressively change their body shapes as quickly as Bryson. Bryson is a special case. Despite the fact that he was not the one who gain more muscles to competing in different golf rounds, he is extraordinary in his physical strength and ability to control the ball with the new body shape.”, the top executive of R&A told Sportsmail on 13/7. R&A and the American Golf Association (USGA) together manage and develop the world of golf.

After a long break due to Covid-19, DeChambeau re-appeared just at the same time PGA Tour reopened on June 11. This golfer underwent great fitness training to gain muscles and 10 kg, which turned his weight into 108 kg with a height of 1.85 meters. Thanks to this body size, he can reach now the ball which speeds up to 305 km per hour and often hits the 350-yard milestone when using the driver sticks.

With an average distance of 323 yards, DeChambeau is now the CEO of the PGA Tour in terms of ball-kicking which brought back positive results. During the five closed events since the opening, DeChambeau attended four and finished in the top 8, became the champion of Rocket Mortgage Classic on July 5th. He didn’t attend the Workday Charity Open last week.
However Slumbers did not approve of the way that DeChambeau has kicked the ball recently. “I still believe that golf is a sport requiring special skills. And we need to balance it with technology in this subject,” the CEO of R&A said.


Tiger Woods made a comeback in Memorial

Tiger Woods recently confirmed to take part in Memorial – a PGA Tour event being held on the Muirfield Village stadium next week – after 5 months staying at home to recover due to Covid-19.

“I am waiting to make a comeback in the next week. I remember the feeling of competing and taking part in different golfcourses. I am feeling greatly eager for the comeback this time.” Woods wrote it on Twitter on the 9th of July. At this period, this golfer is ranked 14th on the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) and the schedule of making a comeback for him only focus on the one and only destination.

Memorial was also the first destination where Woods made his first debut in PGA Tour since he became the host as well as player for Genesis Invitational in this year’s February. Since then, he claimed to suffer from back pain, therefore withdrew from big tournaments such as the WGC-Mexico Championship, Arnold Palmer Invitational and the main event The Players Championship and then on the “Force Majeure Holiday” due to Covid-19 which literally put an end to the PGA Tour..

During his absence from competitions, Woods used to play golf at The Match during its second season in May, but it was a special play in which Tiger took part in to raise funds with the viewing to helping victims of the pandemic. It was until PGA Tour reopened on the 11th of June did Woods keep on ignoring his peers in the fifth stage – the Workday Charity Open in Muirfield Village. This is also the Memorial Stadium which is hosted by the great Jack Nicklaus. The tournament will be kicked off on July 16 and must follow all of the strict “Health and Safety” rules of the PGA Tour. According to the epidemic’s regulation, Woods will have to undergo different tests before he left for Ohio and then have to undergo a screening before entering Muirfield Village.


Koepka withdraws from Travelers Championship

Brooks Koepka together with the other 3 golfers decided to withdraw from the competition list after PGA Tour announced that there were 2 more caddies who were tested to be positive to Covid-19 before the event taking place in Connecticut.

Two caddies being tested positive to nCoV are Ken Comboy and Ricky Elliott. Comboy is the assistant, however, did not turn up on the TPC River Highlands golf course with golfer Graeme McDowell as he soon suspected himself to be Covid-9 positive and was given the final result at the beginning of the week. Comboy guessed that he had been infected after the commercial flight full of people to Orlando. After that, both of them went on the same car and stayed together in the same hotel room throughout the period of solving each other’s issues.

Elliott surpassed the medical testing and checking round before stepping into the golfcourse, then accompanied Brooks Koepka during the rehearsal round taking place on the 23th of June. In this rehearsal, there are McDowell, Koepka together with Chase’s brother and Shane Lowry. Afther the second test, all of them were announced to be Covid-19 negative, except from Elliott.

What happened has drawn 4 golfers to the final decision to withdraw from the tournament, before the opening round of Travelers Championship this year.

“Even though being tested negative, I still considered this issue as a serious one. I do not want to make bad effect on the health of other people and will cease competing during the next 2 weeks. The most reasonable thing to do at this time is to go home and support caddie Ricky.” Koepka said about his decision to leave Travelers Championship. Chase’s brother and McDowell also had the same reason while Simpson withdrawed not because of the recent situation. “During the last 24 hours, I had one of my family member test infected, I had the responsibility to take care of my family and keep all of my closest safe by withdrawing from the tournament.”


Justin Rose sponsors the professional female golf tournament

The England golfer couple will be the sponsors of the events within Ladies Series taking place in the area of England from the 18th, June until the end of July.

Justin Rose Ladies Series includes 7 different rounds with the total rewarding prize of up to 44.000 USD, each round only lasts within 1 day. All the events and plays will prohibit all the spectators coming to the coure and will be lively streamed on the Sky Sports.

The list includes different destinations, Royal St George’s course is one of them, which used to be chosen to be the revenue for helding major Open Championship, however was cancelled later due to Covid-19. All the courses that were chosen to held Open Championship are now offering service for organizing gofl free. The tournament will be kicked off in Brokenhurst Manor Golf Club in the 18th, June.

“On this well, I will have the chance to rematch, however, it is impossible for female and young golfers. It is sad to see that Ladies European Tour (LET) has been badly affected and has yet to be organized again. To me, this is totally unfair.” Rose said on the Telegraph on the 7th of June.

One week before this annoucement, this newspaper wrote post about an open female golf tournament on the Brokenhurst Manor course. However, this event does not have any sponsors as well as media partners.

“Both Kate and me thought that is is the gold chance for use to lend our peers a hand. The prize will be modest, however, female golfers only need to pay the fee for taking part in the trophy competition. We want to offer hem a chance to meet, compete and feel ready for the comeback of LET.”, Rose said about his decision to support the professional female golfing community financially.

Evian Championship will be held from the 6th to the 9th of August, which is the first tournament on the present schedule of LET.