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Nick Taylor Wins Canadian Open with 72-Foot Eagle Putt on Fourth Playoff Hole

In case you missed it, Nick Taylor made a 72-foot on the fourth playoff hole to become the first Canadian to win the Canadian Open in 69 years.

It was amazing to watch. I can’t do the story justice, but here are some tweets.

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2022 Drive Chip & Putt

The Sunday prior to the Masters Tournament is national finals of the Drive, Chip & Put competition, and in its short history it has become a must-watch tradition for golf fans. The 80 competitors range in age from 7 to 15, and all qualified by winning sub-regional and regional competitions.

Each competitor hits two drives (with the best one counting towards their ranking), two chips (with the cumulative distance from the hole counting towards their ranking), and two putts (on the 18th green of Augusta National Golf Club with the cumulative distance from the hole counting towards their ranking).  Each competitor is awarded points based on their rank in each discipline, 10 points for first, down to 1 point for 10th, and the one with the most points over the 3 events is the winner.

Division WinnerPoints (D-C-P)
Boys 7-9Hudson Knapp22 (7-6-9)
Girls 7-9Autumn Solesbee26 (7-10-9)
Boys 10-11Bentley Coon24.5 (10-9-5.5)
Girls 10-11Kylie Chung18 (5-3-10)
Boys 12-13Michael Jorski21 (3-8-10)*
Girls 12-13Jenna Kim26 (9-9-8)
Boys 14-15Jaden Dumdumaya29 (10-9-10)
Girls 14-15Mia Hammond28 (9-9-10)

* indicates playoff

Here is Jaden Dumdumaya clinching the win for the 14-15 year old boys:

There are lots of great stories among the competitors, girls 7-9 year old winner Autumn Solesbee being one of the best

Michael Jorski came from way back, with some great putts, to win the boys 12-13 in a playoff.

And girls 10-11 winner Kylie Chung, when asked how it feels to win “I feel like I’m (long pause) amazing!”

Ohio’s Emerson Roychoudhury had a great segment on her which featured her connection to a golfing legend.

Ella Walsh and Mia Hammond both made both of their putts in the girls 14-15 division. Hammond won a putt-off.

And here are the champions









Leona Maguire Wins LPGA Drive On Championship

Leona Maguire became the first LPGA winner from Ireland with her victory at the LPGA Drive On Championship in Fort Meyers FL. Maguire was 18-under for the week (it was a 54-hole event), and held off Lexi Thompson to win by three.

Thompson hit what could be the shot of tournament, holing her approach on 10th for an eagle.

For the LPGA Golf Pool, the top point earner for the week is Chris O’Rourke, who accumulated 31 points.

Points for LPGA Drive On Championship

1Leona Maguire15
2Lexi Thompson10
3Sarah Schmelzel9
4Xiyu Lin8
4Patty Tavatanakit8
4Brittany Altomare8
4Stacy Lewis8
4Marina Alex8
9Pauline Roussin-Bouchard3
9Jeongeun Lee63

Here are the highlights (since it wasn’t on TV)


Celebrities at the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am


Billy Murray being walk-interviewed by Amanda Balionis during the 3rd round of the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

One of the more interesting things about the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am played at the Monterey Penninsula is the celebrities who put their golf games on display.  Seeing them out of their element and instead playing golf and interacting with the golf fans is something that makes this tournament on of the better ones to watch.

If you’re wondering who is there this year, here is a list of the “celebrities”, from

  • Josh Allen
  • Canelo Álvarez
  • Bret Baier
  • Mookie Betts
  • Don Cheadle
  • Kira K. Dixon
  • Josh Duhamel
  • Scott Eastwood
  • Larry Fitzgerald
  • Colt Ford
  • Andy Garcia
  • Macklemore
  • Mia Hamm
  • Thomas Keller
  • Charles Kelley
  • Michael Peña
  • Bill Murray
  • Lukas Nelson
  • Chris O’Donnell
  • Jake Owen
  • ScHoolboy Q
  • Ben Rector
  • Alfonso Ribeiro
  • Ray Romano
  • Darius Rucker
  • Alex Smith
  • Clay Walker
  • Steve Young

Bills’ QB Josh Allen being walk-interviewed by Amanda Balionis during the 3rd round of the 2022 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am



Lydia Ko Wins Gainbridge LPGA

Lydia Ko shot a final round 3-under to win the Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio by a shot over Danielle Kang. Kang had a one-shot lead partway through the final nine, but Ko regained the lead with a birdie on 15 and held on the rest of the way. She clinched the victory with a great up and down from the bunker on 18.

This was Ko’s 17th win, and she is only 24.

The top point earner for the LPGA Golf Pool this week was Andrew Corner, with 51 points.

Points for Gainbridge LPGA at Boca Rio

1Lydia Ko15
2Danielle Kang10
3Yuka Saso9
4Charley Hull8
4Celine Boutier8
6Lexi Thompson6
6Brooke M. Henderson6
8Maude-Aimee Leblanc4
8Stacy Lewis4
8Hye-Jin Choi4

Here are the final round highlights from LPGA’s Youtube Page

Danielle Kang Wins LPGA Tournament of Champions

Danielle Kang shot a final round 4-under 68 to win the Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions by three shots over Brooke Henderson.  Kang had the low round of the day in what appeared to be miserable playing conditions at Lake Nona Golf and Country Club, outside of Orlando Florida.

For the LPGA Golf Pool, the top point earner was Victoria Coward with 44 pts.

Golfers scoring points:

Points for Hilton Grand Vacations Tournament of Champions

1Danielle Kang15
2Brooke M. Henderson10
3Gaby Lopez9
4Celine Boutier8
4Nelly Korda8
6Yuka Saso6
7Jessica Korda5
8Pajaree Anannarukarn4
8Inbee Park4
10Matilda Castren2
10Lydia Ko2


Grayson Murray and Kevin Na Are Having A Twitter Feud

Notoriously slow player, Kevin Na, and Grayson Murray, typically a field-filler on the PGA Tour, are trading insults on Twitter like a couple of juveniles.

These two are supposed to be professionals, I am embarrassed for both of them.

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Joaquin Niemann Plays Final Round in 1h 53m at Tour Championship

Joaquin Niemann literally raced around the course for the final round at the Tour Championship.  Playing as a single, Niemann and his caddie, as well as the standard bearers, ran from shot to shot, green to tee, and everywhere in between to play the final round in under two hours.  In case you are wondering, he shot a 72.

Why is 4.5 hours considered a quick round?

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