Punch Shots is a collection of stories that I didn’t get around to earlier or didn’t fit into another article. I’ll give a link to a larger story and have some quick thoughts below. It’s actually been over a year since I posted one of these, but I’m going to try and make it a weekly thing going forward.
The last Punch Shots: Moving The Match Play
You may have heard that Tiger’s latest comeback to the PGA Tour is happening this week in Phoenix, but before we look ahead, let’s take a look back at the last few days in golf with the best GIFs, images and Vines from Hawaii, Qatar and California.
Note: I’ve heard from a few people that these posts take a little long to load, so I’ve hopefully rectified that a little bit by making these individual galleries. Click on the images to make them bigger.
Last week was always going to be difficult to top in terms of pure entertainment, but we still had a very interesting week in golf, with Jimmy Walker running away with the win in Hawaii and Martin Kaymer somehow blowing a ten shot lead on Sunday in Abu Dhabi, allowing Gary Stal to get his first European Tour win.
The best photos and GIFs from the two tournaments are below.
The first two golf events of 2015 are in the books, and if they are an indicator of the kind of year golf can expect over the next twelve months, we’re in for a lot of fun. Stops in South Africa and Hawaii both went into playoffs, with Andy Sullivan topping Charl Schwartzel at the SA Open, while Patrick Reed was able to get his fourth PGA Tour win over Jimmy Walker.
The best GIFs, photos and Vines are below.
On Monday at Kapalua, Patrick Reed was able to force a playoff with Jimmy Walker after a final round 67, winning it on the first playoff hole with a birdie and taking the opening event on the PGA Tour in 2015, the Hyundai Tournament of Champions.
Coming into the 104th South African Open, Charl Schwartzel was the consensus favourite in his home country thanks to a weak field and after three rounds, it certainly seemed like he was going to grab his tenth European Tour win after building a five shot lead over Matthew Fitzpatrick, but he couldn’t hang on, losing in a playoff to Englishman Andy Sullivan.
Welcome to the 2015 Golf Preview, where I’ll take a look at selected golfers and examine what to expect over the next twelve months. Today, we end the series with a look at Rory McIlroy.
From an early age, Rory McIlroy was planning on life as a golfer, even if he didn’t know it at the time. His father Gerry was a good player in his own right, playing off of scratch many years ago and it was his love of the game that got Rory started, as he would take his son to the local course in Holywood as often as he could, and even then, Rory wanted to go more often. Much like Tiger Woods, Rory would go to bed with a club in his hands, using the correct grip until he fell asleep.