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Knox Upbeat Despite Ending With A Pair Of Players Bogeys

Top-Scot Russell Knox was upbeat despite bogeying his closing two holes in a score of 68 on day two of the Players Championship. Knox was tied for the lead at eight-under par standing on the famed island-green 17th when he comfortably found the green in regulation with an 8-iron but then horribly took three-putts from some 32-feet for a then first bogey of his round. The local Jacksonville resident, who went into day two sharing 35th place after an opening 70, has earlier picked-up for birdies over ...

Tiger ‘Ticked-Off’ In Taking A ‘7’ At Players Par-Three 17th.

Crowd favourite, Tiger Woods and a two-time Players winner was pretty ‘ticked’ off in taking a quadruple-bogey ‘7’ after sending two balls into the drink at the famed 17th on day two of the $12.5m event at TPC Sawgrass at Ponte Vedre. Woods first found the water behind the green with his 121-yard tee shot and then in moving forward to the ‘drop zone, his 90-yard wedge shot rolled-off the green and also into the water. The 18-time Major winner, and now playing 5, eventually ...

More Rules Controversy As Varner 111 Slapped With Two-Shot Penalty For ‘Assembling’ Driver On Course

The pro game has experienced yet another rules controversy this new season with American Harold Varner 111 slapped with a two-stroke penalty during the opening round of the Players Championship. The infringement took place on the 11th hole and the second of his round but it was not a ‘new rules breach that has dogged the game this season. No, this is a ruling that Varner 111 did not break intentionally, but then the vast majority of those playing the game may not be aware nor known ...

McIlroy Starved Of Players Final Hole Birdie By Woman’s Lunch Bag.

Rory McIlroy was ‘starved’ of a final hole birdie after his ball came to rest against a woman’s lunch bag on route to an eventual a bogey-free 67 on day one of the Players Championship at Ponte Vedre in Florida. McIlroy’s second shot hit a sprinkler head in front of the green and cannoned-on some 40-yards beyond the flag at the par-5 ninth and the 18th hole of his round and with his ball coming to rest among spectators and up against the middle-aged woman’s plastic carry bag. The ...

McIlroy’s Better ‘When He Has Something To Prove’ Says McGinley.

Victorious Gleneagles Ryder Cup captain, Paul McGinley knows Rory McIlroy better than most and is now one of the more-respected and knowledgable TV pundits. McGinley, who was left disappointed in McIlroy electing not to contest this year’s Dubai Duty Free Irish Open, has put that aside to again speak frankly on his assessment of McIlroy’s game. McIlroy is now 53-weeks since his last victory while he has managed just the one win, and that being last year’s Arnold Palmer Invitational, ...

Monahan Admits ‘Weaknesses Exposed’ Among All Bodies In Handling New Rules Controversy.

Commissioner, Jay Monahan hosted the now annual PGA Tour ‘State of the Tour’ address and pulled no punches in admitting there has been a breakdown in the working relationship among all those bodies involved in the workings of the new rules introduced on January 1st. The changes to the Rules of Golf had been enacted with the goal of not only making the game a little easier rules-wise but also to help speed-up play. Unfortunately, and with so many ‘interested’ bodies involved ...

Roussel Becomes Just Third Frenchman To Win On The MENA Tour In Capturing Bahrain Open.

Vive La France as Robin Roussel has become only the third Frenchman to win on the MENA Tour in managing to capture victory in the Troon Series – Royal Golf Bahrain Open on Wednesday. Roussel led from start-to-finish at the Royal Golf Club in Manama and while he bogeyed his final hole for a one-over 73 round it was good enough to seize a one-shot victory at 12-under par total. Roussel now joins compatriot Edouard Espana (2014 – The Royal Golf Dar Es Salam Open) and Lionel Weber (2017 ...