World Golf Awards

By Vends | A magazine that celebrates the winners and nominees of the World Golf Awards together with all the latest news and product developments from this great game.

Park leads Founders Cup; 54-year-old Davies in contention

PHOENIX (AP) Inbee Park played the first five holes in 6 under Saturday and finished with a 9-under 63 to take the lead into the final round of the …

How golf stars explain this Tiger Woods, the ‘mental freak’

ORLANDO, Fla. — How did this happen so quickly?<p>How is it possible that, five tournaments into his comeback from a fourth back surgery, Tiger Woods …

Rory McIlroy laments abusive fans, suggests limits on alcohol sales

ORLANDO, Fla. -- Rory McIlroy wondered Saturday whether limiting alcohol sales might help curb some of the loud and abusive behavior he believes is …

Phil Mickelson rises to 18th in Official World Golf Ranking

Phil Mickelson moved up 16 spots to 18th in the latest Official World Golf Ranking after winning the WGC-Mexico Championship on Sunday.<p>Mickelson, 47, …

So Yeon Ryu & Sung Hyun Park: The two prettiest swings in golf!

So Yeon Ryu or Ernie Els? Sung Hyuun Park or Fred Couples? How do you choose the prettiest swing?<p>So Yeon Ryu and Sung Hyun Park, the LPGA 2017 …

Two nerdy charts that explain why Phil Mickelson's game has aged so well

Time passes, things change, golfers get old and their careers begin fading away.<p>Except, apparently, for Phil Mickelson.<p>The 47-year-old Mickelson's playoff win at the WGC-Mexico Championship over Justin Thomas, a man 23 years his junior, marked the latest punctuation mark in a career that refuses to …

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Ian Poulter Weighs In On Golf’s Perceived Distance Problem

The Englishman puts increased distance on Tour down to factors like fitness, youth and custom fitting, as opposed to equipment<p><b>Ian Poulter Weighs In</b> …

The clubs Phil Mickelson used to win the WGC-Mexico Championship

Phil Mickelson had gone four-plus years without a win on the PGA Tour but Lefty ended that drought at the WGC-Mexico Championship, defeating Justin Thomas on the first hole of a playoff with a two-putt par.<p>As it often is with Mickelson, it was his hall of fame short game that propelled him to …

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Justin Thomas' clutch wedge on the 72nd hole of the Honda Classic was so good he thought he holed it

Justin Thomas' latest win, his eighth PGA Tour victory and second of the season, continues a truly impressive stretch for JT—the Honda Classic triumph being his seventh title in 31 starts. That's Tiger Woods-esque.<p>What was also Tiger-esque was the wedge shot Thomas hit on the 72nd hole at PGA …

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You just can’t win in the sand—you either bury the clubhead and leave the shot in the bunker, or you catch the ball thin and blade it over the green. …

REVIEW: The Sandhurst Club

Golf in the south-eastern suburbs of Melbourne is unrivalled in Australia for both quality and quantity. Sitting just over 30 minutes from the CBD, …

'I'm right there in the ballgame' - Tiger Woods in contention to win Honda Classic

A spectator at the Honda Classic was left with a nasty cut on his head after being struck by the ball of Justin Thomas.<p>Thomas hit a wayward drive on …

Tiger Woods just did something he's never done in his PGA Tour career

Tiger Woods' return to Riviera got off to a roller coaster start with a one-over-par 72 that included five birdies, five bogeys or worse, and one lost ball in the trees. And if you found yourself thinking, <i>This is a pretty odd round</i>, you were correct!<p>According to Golf Channel's Justin Ray, Woods …

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Should I use long irons or hybrids?

Once upon a time, using hybrids was seen as a sign of weakness. Now, Tour pros are using them, and so should you.<p>"Even a golfer who plays off five or …

Nike released two new editions of the Air Jordan III for golfers on February 16, one in white leather and one in brown. Both shoes celebrate the 30th …

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Callaway launches controversial new golf ball

Golf balls. They're just great aren't they, sitting there so mint in their cool packaging. Oh, how they glisten with purity when you take one out of …

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Players say ‘Oh Man’ to Middle East’s hidden gem

The NBO Oman Open has opened up a whole new world for the stars of the European Tour, with the effusive praise from the likes of Ryder Cup players …

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Callaway Customs now to include MD4 wedges in its personalization program

Customization of wedges will allow players to choose colors for paint fill, rear ports, as well as specialized stampings<p>The Callaway Mack Daddy 4 wedges, introduced in January, will join the Callaway Customs program, giving consumers the opportunity to personalize their new wedge in more ways than …

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Vertical Groove adds fairway wood with its trademark scorelines to metal wood lineup

New fairway woods will come in lofts and weighting designed differently for elite and average players<p>Vertical Groove Golf’s new fairway woods feature a unique face design, but not just in the way that’s as obvious as its grooves.<p>The company’s fairway woods are the followup product to the Vertical …

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Bubba Watson is a winner again, and there are several reasons that's great for golf

After his third win at Riviera, it's time to raise expectations for Watson<p>I first noticed Bubba Watson's re-emergence from a hellish 2017 a few weeks …

Golf tip: Use Annika’s chipping drill to get your rhythm around the green

Use this golf tip to practice set-up and delivery of chip shots.<p>This ForeGals golf tip focuses on chipping. The chip may be one of the most crucial …

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WATCH: Model Kelly Rohrbach Narrowly Misses Clint Eastwood, Hits Nick Faldo

During the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro Am model Rohrbach hits Nick Faldo with a chip after barely missing Clint Eastwood<p><b>WATCH: Model Kelly Rohrbach</b> …

Practice Like World No. 1

A lot of guys misunderstand quality practice. They think they're getting value out of going to the range and beating balls for hours. But if you're not working on the correct things, not practicing with any kind of focus, you're actually hurting your game. Me? I can't focus that long, and I get …

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Larry Fitzgerald won the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by so much that people are questioning his handicap

Ted Potter Jr. surprised many by beating a Hall-of-Fame threesome by three shots at Pebble Beach on Sunday. But another future Hall of Famer from a different sport had arguably the most dominant week on the Monterey Peninsula.<p>Larry Fitzgerald didn't just win the pro-am portion of the AT&T, he ran …

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Hit your driver way straighter like Ted Potter Jr.

Try this simple slow speed drill to hit more fairways<p>To say Ted Potter Jr. was an underdog in his final round pairing at Pebble Beach would be an understatement. Not only did Dustin Johnson have the vastly superior recent record, Potter was also giving up 40-plus yards off the tee to the world No. …

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Get The Most Out Of Your Hybrid

How to use it from the rough<p>It used to be that if you wanted to hit a fairly long shot into a green from the rough, you'd need a prayer and a 3-iron. Now you just need to know how to hit hybrid. Their margin for error is much greater. Nowadays, while our 3-irons are collecting dust, we've got …

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Phil Mickelson: How To Hit 2 Basic Pitches and Chips

Phil Mickelson is a short-game master. Follow his tips on chips and pitches to improve your own game.<p>LOW PITCH<p><b>SWING SHORT</b><p>Here I'm playing a 40-yard pitch shot to a flagstick located just onto a top tier. To hit a low shot that lands short of the slope and runs to the hole, align your sand wedge …

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Jim Gallagher Jr fixes Jordan Spieth's putting with CD

Jim Gallagher, Jr. shows how household items like an old compact disc can help you and Jordan Spieth set up over the ball correctly.

Jordan Spieth

A round at Pebble Beach costs more than five Franklins. And it’s worth every penny. A trip to this seaside paradise— host to five U.S. Opens, 70 Tour …

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