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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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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.”

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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.

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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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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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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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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.