PGA Tour Extended Its Relationship With CBS, NBC

In a recent disclosure, it has been made clear from the authorities of the PGA Tour that it is sticking with NBC and CBS at least up to 2021.

A spokesperson of the tour confirmed that the organization opted not move out of deal with the current television with the two networks. The organization was supposed to take the decision with regards to the same in the 2018 and the deadline was Sept. 1.

The deal of tour with Golf Channel, meanwhile, does not have any cause to opt-out from the deal and it is signed through 2021.

According to the information from different sources, the tour reached to a number of outlets, this includes the Fox, Turner and ESPN and to check the interest in a potential deal or getting help to launch its own channel.
When Jay Monahan, the commissioner was asked about the possibility of launching the own channel, he clearly said that, no such plans are there in the immediate future.

He said, “As of now we are focusing on doing things that we can do to grow and develop the game, and expect to carry forward our partnership with the networks as long as we can.”

“Talking about owning a network, then it is a complicated subject, and not the subject on which we are going to spend a lot of time and effort. At present, we are focusing building our base and making giving more exposure to golf and continue our partnership with those networks with whom we are in business with.”

Talking about the possibilities of switching to a new network, Monahan said, there is no such plans present in the near future. For now, the status will remain same, what it is. There is no major change expected here.

Ian Poulter Advances Through Qualifier To Earn A British Open Spot

Ian Poulter earned his way back to Royal Birkdale and the footprints he left behind a decade ago at the British Open.

Ian Poulter in his latest tweet said “Job is doing today,”. He tweeted it after shooting rounds of 70-68 at Woburn Golf Club, this is his home club and one out of five final qualifying sites. With this Poulter earned one of three spots from every site that were available.

Shiv Kapur, who is from India in the second round shot a 65 at the club to return to the championship British Open. This is the first time he has done this since 2013. The spot third was acquired by Toby Tree, who finished two shots behind Kapur as well as Poulter.

Poulter has left his mark at Royal Birkdale. On the course he worked so hard that he stood in the same spot for hours on the championship’s. He stood there so long that the grass beneath his shoes gets killed off and a shade of brown of his footprints was left behind.
The tournament is going to place in July, between 20 July to 23rd of July.

When Poulter was asked about his preparation for the tournament, he said,”In golf, things have changed a lot. Lots of talents have come in and to compete with them, one has to be really fit and play the best. I am too concentrating on my game and hoping to see some good time in the championship.”

When asked about his chances of win he said, “It would be too early to say, if I am fully prepared to win the championship, but yes, like other my objective of being the part of the tournament is to win it. And I am preparing myself for that” He added.

Lee Westwood At The Augusta National

Lee Westwood is unable to make the most of the chances that come his way at the Masters.

This became evident at the second round of the tournament. Those who have followed his playoffs this year would have seen how he had taken an iron shot at Round Two in the Augusta National. As he shot a five over par 77 in the second round, he is known to be the Worksop golfer and he has led the English golfing community at the opening holes of this tournament this year. However the efforts he put in on Friday led to him slipping down to 19th position.

However, he was able to make the cut that gave him a chance to be part of the rally. He was able to hit from a bunker and scored the second hole in the Masters final round that was held at the Augusta National Golf Club. Being a talented English player he is known to have won about 39 tournaments worldwide.

However, his wins at the Masters come close but have not resulted in a victory as yet. That has not prevented him from being ranked as the number one player even though he has never made a major win. At 43 years of age, he remained competitive and tied in the eighteenth position last week. Even though he lost out at the Augusta it left him in the ninth position in the top 20 and at 29th position in the major. It showcases the agonizing close calls that >Westwood has had. He had been the hole leader in 2013 as well as 2010 main events, but lost out to others in both Masters and Open events. It is not only Westwood, who has been falling short of winning majors but Garcia as well. The latter is known to pout when he blows his chances though Westwood is known to remain magnanimous in the face of losses.


China’s aspiring young junior golfers, were left with a lasting legacy recently by the 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions.

They got the opportunity to play alongside top golfers all over the world, and showcase the strengths and abilities of China’s new generation of golfers.

Many of the WGC-HSBC Top Golf stars were impressed with the abilities of the young players as they took out time to watch them play, teach them, and help them work on their abilities.

Yang Jinx, the HSBC National Junior Championship Grand Final winner played the 17th hole of the pro-am with Danny Willett, U.S Masters champion, Hideki Matsuyama, WGC-HSBC Champions winner and Ryan Moore, US Ryder Cup star.

Yang chipped from the rough within three feet, having missed the green and tapped in for par. Willett, who was impresses with his skill, returned a 5-feet birdie.

HSBC National Junior Golf Championship Grand Final winner Yang Jinx played the 17th hole of the pro-am with U.S.

Masters champion Danny Willett, 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions winner Hideki Matsuyama and US Ryder Cup star, Ryan Moore. Yang missed the green, but he chipped from the rough to within three feet and tapped in for par. An impressed Willett returned with a 5-feet birdie.
Jinx had said after the games,

“I am fortunate to play golf with the world-class stars. When I teed up, I felt a bit nervous because I realised the person standing beside me isn’t an average golfer, he is Danny Willett!

“I was dreaming of when I could compete with them in such a big tournament. Thanks to this programme! Hopefully I can be a pro golfer to compete with them at the tournament in the future.”

MatinKaymer and Rafael Cabrera, both European Ryder Cup stars were on hand to give invaluable advice and guidance to Song Weilun, HSBC junior golfer.

Bubba Watson As Superhero

Some players are gloriously on the field and have a glamorous appeal to them, courtesy their playing style and the attitude they have along with athletes like feats that they showcase on the course.

Names like Bubba Watson would surely surprise you but then the fan following that they he has along with the likes of players like Rickie Fowler is nothing less than what stars enjoy in Hollywood. For that reason an epic tournament in golf took on the superhero theme and it seemed befitting that players like Bubba and Rickie were there to play superhero roles.

This happened at the HSBC tournament that was held in China. It has come back and this year has had much to be in the limelight for. The promotions for the tournament took on a unique theme with the superheroes tag where several players were dressed up for it. Before the event started the players were posed against a thunderbolt inspired background.

There was a trailer movie designed with the players showing how they transform and become superheroes. Bubba played the role of a magician.

Fun games aside, Bubba is lining up to be part of the eighteen man team that would be playing at the Hero World Challenge. This much awaited event will see Tiger Woods taking center stage once again after his absence from the field for about sixteen months now. The team that he has lined up includes players like Bubba Watson. The team is excited about playing the tournament, which would be the eighteenth year that the event has been staged. The tournament is being held at Albany this year. The best golfers around the world would be showcased here. With such a star lineup, all golf enthusiasts and fans are looking forward to the event that would commence in the first week of December.

Martin Kaymer And Ryder Cup

PGA Championship saw Martin Kaymer perform admirably.

This has also increased his chances of getting into the Ryder Cup team of Europe. He is a double winner from Germany, he is set to play in the US in the coming month.

There are nine team berths that are automatic as the rookies are occupying five of them currently. The Made in Denmark event will lead to the final qualifications being decided upon. The European captain would be Darren Clarke. He would be cheered when Kaymer forms a tie for the seventh position at Baltusrol. This happened last Sunday. Kaymer holds the 12th position in World points as well as from the European points table. He has been on the winning side every time he has appeared for the Ryder Cup. He even made the putt that caused the win in 2012 at Medinah.

With him in good form Clarke would have a good option for a wild card among the options he has for three picks as a captain when he picks the team for appearing at Hazeltine. The Ryder Cup is scheduled to be held in Minnesota. There have been other moves as well. Such as Justin Rose, who moved into the fifth position or Tyrrell Hatton, who moved up as he obtained the tenth position at the PGA Tournament. US captain would see the tally even up for the year as Jimmy Walker triumphed over Day for one point. Being the newest champion in a major US golf event has got Walker up to the fourth overall position.

There are several surprises that have come by this year and more are expected. With the Ryders Cup coming up in August and others in September, it remains to be seen what the fans can expect in terms of upsets and wins among the players.

Kaymer not annoyed by ‘curse’

Martin Kaymer, the 2 time major champ, suggested that he had not been attempting to avert the “curse” of the par-three champion after a disappointing end to a record-breaking event on Wednesday.

Since the competition began in 1960, no one has ever become par-3 and Masters champ in the same time, a fact that, at times, sees golfers intentionally not shoot the best probable score.

Still, Martin Kaymer was adamantine that was not the subject following a double bogey on the 9th saw the star of the Ryder Cup ended 3 under, a little behind joint leaders amateur Paul Chaplet and Brandt Snedeker.

The ex US Open and US PGA winner told that he would have loved to win this. He did not do this on purpose. He told that he would have really loved to make yet another birdie to shoot 6 under par. The most prominent action had come on the hundred-thirty yard 4th hole, where Justin Thomas registered a hole-in-one and after that saw playing buddy Rickie Fowler do exactly the very same.

This left the group’s last member, none other than current champ Jordan Spieth, to attempt to make it a great hat-trick, but the world No 2 came up short of the flag. Speaking to a leading sports channel, Spieth said that he told that this might have been the toughest shot he has ever hit, attempting to follow them. To see Justin make it and Rickie follow, that is got to be the first time in the par-3 contest.

Martin Kaymer All Charged Up For Chambers Bay

Kaymer (Martin) has never visited Chambers Bay. In fact, he has not ever visited Washington or been to Pacific Northwest.

But then again, he has not ever defended the prestigious title of US Open. However, he would soon need to do everything mentioned above as the 2015 US Open is about to be hosted by Chambers Open, starting from 18th of June.

Kaymer kind of created in his country as he was the first ever German golfer to triumph at US Open last year. In one of his recent interviews, he shared that he would soon be reaching Chambers Bay by 13th June to understand the entire ambience – that might help him to prepare better for his defence. The practice round for US Open this year is dated for June 15th.

“That is when you generally have the course all to yourself”, noted the US Open defending champ.

His early reach at the ground would enable him to understand the distinct links layout of Chambers Bay with tee boxes at the declines or inclines.

“This is quite a bold golf site, in fact, it is your ‘wow’ site”, noted Mike Davis, the executive director of USGA.
“We do not have anything which we have played for US Open which is ever hardly close to it.’

As Martin has ever visited the site, whatever information he has gathered about this 8-year-old site is from is snaps. The European has liked the site’s 120-yard-wide fairways- which is around 4x bigger compared to usual width of traditional US Open field.

The defending champ has also apparently seen only the pictures (Chambers Bay) of Pierce County Chamber of Commerce- that included one from a very sunny morning.
“For GB people it seems as a good links course”, he added in.

Best German Golfer – Martin Kaymer

Martin Kaymer is a German professional golfer, currently a member of both the US PGA Tour as well as the European Tour.

Kaymer has won two major championships during his time as a professional and has reached the highest position of world number one in the Official World Golf Rankings where he stayed for an eight week spell in 2011.

Kaymer was born in the city of Dusseldorf, then a part of West Germany and he turned professional at the tender age of 20 years in 2005, joining the European Tour. He has gone on to win eleven titles during his time on the European Tour, four of which came in 2010 which also saw him clinch the first ever Race to Dubai after it was rebranded from the Order of Merit. Among the four wins that he had that year was the PGA Championship as he became only the second German in the history of golf and the first since his hero Bernhard Langer to win a major championship.

Martin Kaymer also went on to win the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions that year, therefore, becoming only one of ten golfers in the history of the game to have won a major title as well as a World Golf Championship event in the same year.

The German was the star man when Europe retained its Ryder Cup title in 2012 – he sank the final putt on the 18th hole on the final day of the event as the Europeans clawed back a four point deficit to defeat the United States team yet again.

2014 was another landmark year for the German as he won the flagship event of the US PGA Tour – The Players Championship. Martin Kaymer also added the US Open crown to his name the following month.

Martin Kaymer winner of Two Major Championships

Born in Germany, Martin Kaymer is a top golfer having won eleven trophies on the European Tour and been ranked at the top of the rankings for eight weeks in 2011. He is also the winner of two major championships during his short time as a professional as well.

Born in the Dusseldorf region of Germany, Kaymer showed an aptitude for golf from a very young age and it hardly came as a surprise when he decided to turn professional at the relatively young age of 20 in 2005.

He quickly became a member of the European Tour and began to display his talents as a golfer in those early days as he climbed his way up to the top of the rankings slowly and steadily. The best season that Martin Kaymer had was in 2010 when he won four tournaments, including the US PGA Championship and the Race to Dubai, previously known as the Order of Merit.

His win at the US PGA Championship also made him the first German since the great Bernhard Langer to win a major title. That same year, he secured the World Golf Championship – HSBC Champions, thus becoming only the tenth player in history to manage the unique feat of winning a World Golf Championship as well as a major event in the same calendar year.

The following year, he climbed to the top of the Official Golf World Rankings but only managed to stay there for eight weeks before he was toppled.

Martin Kaymer went on to secure the second of his major titles in 2014 when he led from beginning to end to win the US Open in what has been described as one of the most flawless golf played by anyone in years at the famous event in the States.