Phil afoul of the Rules again | Toughest majors
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July 9, 2018
Good Monday morning, golf fans.
1. Na, Na, Na, Na, hey, hey, Greenbrier
Kevin Na has been known as a slow and steady player (emphasis slow) who painfully cobbles together quality showings but rarely wins (and the guy who made a 16 at the Valero Texas Open).
2. Phil Mickelson and the Rules of Golf, Reprised
Lefty used his right foot to flatten fescue in front of the teebox at the seventh hole during the final round of A Military Tribute at the Greenbrier, yesterday.
3. Knox over Fox
Per EuropeanTour.com: “Russell Knox holed two incredible putts on the 18th green as he beat Ryan Fox in a play-off to win his second European Tour title at the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open hosted by the Rory Foundation.”
4. A scoring record on the LPGA Tour
Kim Sei-young broke the LPGA Tour’s 72-hole record, winning the Thornberry Creek Classic with a score of -31.
5. Scheduling difficulties
We will finally be presented with the the 2018-19 PGA Tour schedule this week, Golfweek’s Forecaddie writes.
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6. Farewell, JPete (?)
It seems like John Peterson is making good on his pledge to retire
7. The 25 toughest major courses of the last 25 years
Golfweek put together a list of the 25 most difficult major championships of…well, you read the header. Anyway, here are the five toughest by average shots over par.
Carnoustie 1999 British Open 5.82
Oakmont 2007 U.S. Open 5.70
Winged Foot 2006 U.S. Open 4.99
Bethpage Black 2002 U.S. Open 4.91
Royal Birkdale 2008 British Open 4.87
8. Carnasty, by reputation
On that note... Alistair Tait files a remembrance and rounds up some quotes.
9. How big would Tiger vs. Phil be?
…the Tour Confidential panel debates