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Collin Morikawa won the major PGA Championship 2020 at the age of 23

Winning the PGA Championship at the age of 23, Collin Morikawa has now made world golf fans remember his name!

When tournaments at the PGA tour returned after the translation break, Collin Morikawa was one of the golfers who had a pretty good rhythm, the 23-year-old golfer who won the Charity Workday title not long ago. At that time, many golfers on the tour knew Morikawa’s formidability, and after what he showed in the final round of the PGA Championship, all golf fans of the world had to memorize this name!

Entering the second major tournament in his golf career that lasted just over a year, Collin Morikawa got -1, -1, and -5 strokes through the first three rounds, respectively. Achievement -7 strokes, 2 strokes less than lead golfer Dustin Johnson. However, Morikawa hasn’t been among the names that are expected to explode in round 4.

Collin Morikawa as the new star of world golf

Morikawa’s first 2 Birdies in holes 3 and 4 were just the beginning. The American golfer then played cautiously to experience the next 5 holes with a par, the last 9 holes were when he exploded. That was the time when round 4 went through 3/4 time, and the names of the top golfers on the rankings kept changing with the number of up to 9.

Coming to hole 16, Morikawa was with golfer Paul Casey with -11 strokes. At the 294 yards long par-4, Morikawa’s caddy advised that the safe option was to use an iron for the kick, but the 23-year-old turned down and used the driver. This pick brings great pressure, as the 16th green is hard to reach and just one mistake could make him fall behind.

The shot was then perfectly executed with a length of 278 yards, with the ball flying from left to right rolling toward the flag at a favorable distance. This putt eagle in hole 16 is a historic moment, thereby helping Collin Morikawa get -13 strokes, officially winning the PGA Championship.

A lot of achievements have been made after this title. It is becoming the fourth golfer after Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Rory McIlroy had his first major at the age of 23.

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Justin Thomas won FedEx St. Jude Invitational in Memphis

Justin Thomas won the PGA Tour with a $ 10.5 million prize fund in Memphis. Thomas won at -13, earned $ 1.82 million, and from third jumped to the top of the world table (OWGR).

But before that, the American golfer had a big disadvantage in the score after 54 holes. At that time, he was four strokes below Brendon Todd’s top-12 table, and An Byeong Hun, Rickie Fowler, and Brooks Koepka followed in turn by a decreasing stroke. Thomas teamed up with famous player Phil Mickelson.

In the last two holes, Thomas kept par and reached the finish line at -13, and Koepka birdie and double bogey should be three strokes. This is the 13th PGA Tour title of the 27-year-old star. Since 1960, he is one of the three youngest golfers to reach this milestone, behind only Tiger Woods and Jack Nicklaus.

Koepka lost the title because of a decline in the last three holes

Thomas peaked at OWGR on May 13, 2018, and held this position for four weeks. He won the major PGA Championship 2017, FedEx Cup, received the double title of “Excellent Golfer” in the same year of the PGA Tour and the American Professional Golf Association (PGAA).

Koepka finished T2 at -10 with Berger, Lewis, and 50-year-old Phil Mickelson. Each person in this group receives $ 695,000.

Unfortunately, it happened again with Todd. In the Travelers Championship near the end of June, Todd kept the top of the table after 54 holes, but hit 75 strokes in the round and finished T11.

The same happened this week, but Todd came in the last T15, receiving $ 131,000. This group also has Rickie Fowler. Due to hitting 73 sticks through the last 18 holes, An Byeong Hun fell 10 steps, to the T12 group at -8, getting $ 166,666. On that one step is the T6 group of six people, earning 268,333 USD.

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Golf in the UK

The strategy of European Tour to keep safe from COVID-19 pandemic

The European Tour reopened on July 22 and applied the principle of “comrades” in the fence of the Covid-19 pandemic.

The first tournament to follow the new schedule is the British Masters, with a prize fund of $ 1.4 million at the Close House in Newcastle. This is one of six closed tournaments in the United Kingdom that lasts until the end of August.

During this time, the participants will have to follow the “friendly rules”. Besides, they have to use medical examination measures like tests, temperature measurements, and medical claims. Accordingly, each individual is asked to pair up to move, work, relax, and eat during the event. The golfer and caddy will form a group.

Whether standing near other groups in the waiting area or hotel, the golfers must keep a safe distance. They are only allowed to sit at the table with their comrades. As explained by the European Tour, the pairing strategy will assist in localizing the object. It also avoids having to isolate the majority if a positive case is found.

Golf and caddy will pair up to ensure safety at the European Tour

European Tour and F1 are two international sporting events that are allowed by the UK government. As part of a crowded event, the European Tour series is more strictly controlled than other local sports, such as English Premier League football.

The Golfer is planning three events in a series of six home tournaments. All venues are only three hours away by car.

In the first round of the British Masters, David Law of Scotland hit 64 strokes and took the top of the table at -7. Having fought professionally since 2011, Law has just won a title at the European Tour, at the Victoria Open 2019.

Less than one stroke of Law is group T2 consisting of Oliver Fisher, Renato Paratore, and Garrick Porteous. Pepperell reaches -4 in the T9 group. Chairing the competition and competition, former world number one Lee Westwood hit 71 sticks and belonged to the T50 group at the bottom of the board.

Defending champion Marcus Kinhult stood T29 with a score of -2. Last year, he was crowned at -16, earning US $ 670,000 in a reward fund of US $ 3.5 million.

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Rolex Rankings changes the way the points are calculated

The world professional women’s golf rankings adjust the scoring method, ensuring fairness when reflecting the golfer’s performance during the season.

Under the new method, announced today, July 20, individual points and points divisor only change when golfers play. If not played, these two parameters stand still so as not to affect the individual score in the standard cycle of 104 consecutive weeks.

In contrast, the position on the rankings each week will fluctuate, because of the score collected in the tournament. Therefore, the chances of improving points and positions are proportional to the number of entries in the “innovation” mechanism.

The new adjustment

Rolex Rankings management is trying to help golfers who are not at a disadvantage in terms of rankings due to scheduling fluctuations or reluctance to compete during the season. The new adjustment also aims to prevent the risk of losing a position arising from the old calculation.

The traditional Rolex Rankings scoring formula is based on a 104-week cycle. In it, it includes the main parameters such as total cumulative points in the cycle and the divisor. The divisor is determined by the number of tournaments attended with a minimum of 35 tournaments.

The Rolex Rankings has been frozen by professional golf since mid-March. This ranking recognizes a total of 10 tournament systems in countries and territories such as the US, Europe, China, Japan, and Australia and is guaranteed. sponsored by two world golf management organizations, Royal & Ancient (R&A) and the American Golf Association (USGA).

The LPGA Tour is scheduled to start again from July 31st with the Drive On Championship sealed event in Ohio. This is also the only member among the rest to determine the time of opening. Because of the general obscure status, the Rolex Rankings Administration has not been able to determine the deadline to reopen the old calculation.

This ranking was released in February 2006, with two adjustments, and has been operating stably since April 2007.

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Ryder Cup 2020 has been postponed to 2021 due to Covid-19 pandemic

The disease progressed complicatedly, causing the Ryder Cup Organizing Committee to postpone the male team golf competition between the US and Europe to 2021.

This announcement was made during a press conference co-hosted by the American Professional Golf Association (PGAA), European and PGA Tour.

The decision to postpone Ryder Cup 2020

In recent weeks, international media, based on private sources, have suggested that the possibility of postponement of the tournament is high, while the Organizing Committee has calculated a secret plan. However, they then confirmed to stop implementing this year’s award. This was after a meeting with the US Department of Disease Control (CDC), Wisconsin state government.

Due to the disease, the Ryder Cup will switch to playing in odd years, at least until 2037. This decision will certainly be welcomed by many stars on both sides. Captain Steve Stricker and Padraig Harrington both expressed agreement.

Last month, Rory McIlroy and Brooks Koepka also called for a postponement of the award due to disease concerns and the stance of “no fan, Ryder Cup no longer a Ryder Cup”. At that time, CEO Seth Waugh himself also agreed with this view, though still favoring the ability to expedite the resolution. And when he announced the postponement, he repeated it.

Initially, the 43rd Ryder Cup Week is expected to take place in the city of Kohler, Wisconsin from September 22-27. In the new plan, the venue is unchanged. Meanwhile, the time frame for the event is September 21 to September 26, 2021.

As a result, subsequent competitions are periodically held every two years. The two teams rotate as hosts, which will take place in the odd year, at least until 2037.

Then the organization managing the American professional arena also had to reschedule its own schedule for the Wells Fargo Championship. The tournament will still be playing at the traditional Quail Hollow yard next year.

However, the 2022 term must make way for the Presidents Cup. The event temporarily moved to TPC Potomac for a year, then returned to Quail Hollow in 2023.

Refund for tickets

Those who bought tickets to the Whistling Straits this year can reserve until next year. PGAA will contact you directly and issue a refund for tickets purchased directly from the official channel. Apart from this, the buyer must contact the seller.

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How Ballesteros paved the way for European golf at the Masters (Part 2)

On April 10, 1980, Ballesteros took part and scored an impressive score of 66 sticks. He then played 69 strokes to monopolize the top of the board after 36 holes with a four-stroke lead. By the end of the penultimate round, the advantage increased to eight strokes over Jack Newton in second place.

The next day, Ballesteros again accelerated with foreplay including three birdies and two pars. When standing on tee tee par 4, he took 10 strokes. But the golf course never went smoothly. Ballesteros took three putt to finish the first pit of the second half.

In hole 12, par3 at the corner of Amen nightmares, Ballesteros inevitably traps the temptation to attack the flag and hit the ball into the Rae creek. Hole 13, he fell into the same situation. At that moment, the eyes of the Spanish golfer flashed with fear.

Player’s words calmed Ballesteros. A par score in hole 14 and a birdie in hole 15 put him back on the upper hand. Then he headed straight up to the coronation platform with par points through the last three holes. Ballesteros finished at -13, with a four-goal difference. Newton shared second with Gibby Gilbert.

After the second time wearing the Green Jacket in 1983, Ballesteros had two other attempts at the Masters in the following years. The first time was in 1986, when Jack Nicklaus won the 6th Masters at age 46 and was the last time in his career.

Ballesteros inspires later European compatriots to conquer Masters

At The Open Championship, Ballesteros won the Clarret Jug twice, in 1984 and 1988. When the men’s golf world rankings (OGWR) came out in 1986, Ballesteros held the number one spot for 61 weeks.

On the Ryder Cup front with the United States, he and his compatriot Olazabal are considered the perfect match by the record of the number of appearances, wins and points achieved over time. The duo fought 15 games, won 11 matches and brought a total of 12 points for the European team.

In 1999, Ballesteros was named to the World Golf Legendary Temple. He suffered from brain cancer and died at the age of 54 on May 21, 2011, leaving a legacy of a record 50 European Tour Cups, nine PGA Tour titles and five major crowns. But above all was the winning faith for Europeans in the American major arena that he had grouped up at the 1980 Masters.

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How Ballesteros paved the way for European golf at the Masters (Part 1)

40 years ago, Seve Ballesteros became the first European golfer to win Masters, inspiring the famous major to conquer many juniors.

Ballestero’s achievements in the Masters

On April 13, 1980, Ballesteros put on the Blue Shirt in pride. This was not only for himself but also for his homeland of Spain and even Europe. He won at the age of 23. This was a record for championship age. Very few Europeans had the opportunity to enter the Augusta National Stadium to compete for the Masters.

Then in the following decade, other Europeans took turns wearing the Green Jacket. They were the Spanish compatriots of Ballesteros, Jose Maria Olazabal in 1994, 1999, Bernhard Langer (1985, 1993), Sandy Lyle (1988), Ian Woosnam (1991), Sir Nick Faldo (1989, 1990, 1996). The closest is Sergio Garcia – another Spanish golfer, in 2017. Ballesteros himself won the Masters for the second time in 1983.

And according to that, European guests at the 1980 Masters include Ballesteros – defending champion of The Open Championship, Sandy Lyle – winning Order of Merit 1979, Mark James finishing fourth at The Open 1979 and Peter McEvoy – British Amateur champion Championship.

That year was the fourth time Ballesteros attended the Masters. But before that, he was a formidable opponent in the eyes of Americans. He had important contributions to the European team in the Ryder Cup.

Even American player Hale Irwin has given up. This was after Ballesteros defeated him at The Open at Royal Lytham & St Annes. Irwin called Ballesteros the “parking lot champion” just because the opponent kicked in.

Ballesteros has been longing to conquer Augusta National for many years. He attended the Masters for the first time in 1977. Before that, that passion was also rekindled through fascinating stories about “holy land in the forest” through the narration of Ramon Sota – the uncle who finished sixth in the Masters in 1965.

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Why golf is considered the national sport of Scotland? (Part 2)

It is true that Scotland spends all four seasons in one day. To chance optimistic, chaotic Scottish elements make the game more interesting. High prevailing winds (especially on coastal courses) and an ever-present breeze pose a welcome challenge, while likely the rain is destined for the course!

This being said, the moments are nothing but brilliant rays dancing on rolling terrain, enchanting landscapes and impressive sceneries of Scotland (it happens more than you think), making playing golf is less than a sport and many moments of divine intervention.

Plenty of ancient and classic, new and exciting others, Scotland boasts over 550 courses, arguably the best in the world. Draped with prestige and riddled with tradition, perhaps the most famous is the Old Course at St Andrews, with its big green twin; Famous 700-year-old Swilcan Bridge; and of course, The Road Hole (one of the most famous holes in golf history).

The first golf match

Considered internationally as a ‘golf course’ and regarded as a mandatory pilgrimage site, Links at St Andrews organized the first match. It has hosted the Open Championship 29 times and also affects the rules of golf by setting an 18-hole precedent. Scattered across the country, Muirfield, Royal Dornoch, Carnoustie, Kingsbarns and North Berwick are just a few of Scotland’s fascinating courses.

The layout of a course is just as important as the rules and location. Although mostly subjective, a multitude of aspects must be considered when choosing a ‘good course’; such as the direction of the green, the bunker and the slopes, the variety (ie there is a combination of doglegs, straight, long or short holes); and whether the course is mountainous, flat, coastal or inland.

Scotland is blessed with many courses designed by great Scottish golf architects James Braid, Old Tom Morris and Tom Bendelow, whose work today, still reigns supreme. However, another reason why golfers flock to Scotland as there is no tomorrow.

At the end of the day, when it comes to this Scottish national sport, it’s important to note at least one thing – you can take a golfer out of Scotland but you can’t take Scotland off the golf course!

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Why golf is considered the national sport of Scotland? (Part 1)

Every year, Scotland welcomes eager golfing enthusiasts from afar, each exploding in anticipation to play some of the most iconic courses in the world. So more than a native sport, golf in Scotland and golf in the world share a sacred and unbreakable bond. After all, this bonnie land is the birthplace of sport.

It’s quite spectacular to think that if you rewind time and see Scotland centuries ago (particularly the 15th century), golf will still be ingrained into Scottish social psychology. Although the sport was banned in 1457 – but it was considered an undesirable distraction – enthusiasts were excited when it was raised to around 1503. That same year, King James IV was arrested when buying the first club: ‘and the ball for the king he played with’.

The history of golf in Scotland

History alone explains why golf is Scotland’s official legal sport. Look at Musselburgh Links, The Old Golf Course. This legendary course, located on the outskirts of Edinburgh, is organized as both the oldest golf course in the world and the oldest golf course to be played continuously.

In 1567, Mary, Queen of Scots is said to have played a round there, while records also show that golfers have been serving since 1672. Not only are these nine 34-hole holes organized six Opens, but it has left an invaluable contribution to the game’s rules.

Musselburgh Links created the 108mm or ‘four and a quarter’ diameter rule for the equipment used to create the width of the hole. R & A followed in 1893 and made it a mandatory measure for all courses.

Speaking of the rules, the oldest golf rules were founded in 1744 for the Honorable Company Of Edinburgh Golfers, the oldest organized golf club that can be verified there, in the first tournament. Their fairies in Leith. The oldest of the four major golf championships, the first open championship was held in Scotland at Prestwick Golf Club in 1860.

However, Scotland’s relationship with golf is not limited to ancient courses, historical plays or regulations. Course architecture, professional players and the weather are also of great significance.

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Interesting facts about golf history you may not know

Golf is a subject with a long history in the world and interesting stories revolving golf. Let us review the interesting things about golf history you may not know.

Golf is one of two sports played on the moon. In February 1971, astronaut Alan Shepard aboard the Apollo 14 landed on the moon. He hit a golf ball with 6 iron sticks and only hit one hand due to his bulky outfit. In 2006, Russian astronaut Mijail Tiurin became the first person on earth to perform a drive in space.

Astronaut Alan Shepard was the first in history to play golf on the Moon

Previously, “Tee” in golf did not have this concept, golfers often put small sand dunes high to serve as a tee. It was not until the 20s when the first tee was invented that it is widely used today.

A Film contract with the condition of golfing twice a week comes from Samuel Jackson. This was one of the most famous golf clubs in the world.

The 6-year-old boy scored Hole In One’s goal which was golfer Tiger Woods. However, Tiger Woods is not the youngest to record HIO, but that record belongs to 5-year-old Littleton who scored Colorado’s Coby in 1975.

Female golf babe Zaharias was the first to cross the cut at the PGA TOUR event in 1945, the golfer hitting 76 and 82 strokes in the first two rounds at the Los Angeles Open.

It is thought that St Andrew’s Course in Scotland is the oldest golf course in the world. But according to the Guinness Book of Records, the oldest golf course is the Musselburgh Link yard, founded in 1672. But a guest evidence indicates that Scottish female Mary has been golfing here since very early in 1567.

Augusta National Golf Club

Augusta National Golf Club is one of the most famous golf courses in the world and must be closed for 3 years and must become a poultry farm to serve the resistance due to World War II.

The annual Toonik Tyme Festival in Northern Canada includes a 9-hole golf tournament. With temperatures below minus, golfers must play on an ice rink. They use fluorescent golf balls and always fear the ball is buried in the snow.

The film Caddyshark features a lawn mower, dreaming of becoming a golf champion. He imagined himself winning and making a swing in a flower garden with a garden tool. Notably, this scene was adapted by legendary comedian Bill Murray.

Hope from the above information partly helps passionate readers, golf lovers have a better view of interesting stories in the history of the development of the aristocratic sport.