This week's winners and losers in the golf world



Rickie Fowler proved this week that accuracy and control of the club does promote distance. Fowler went down to a 43.5-inch driver this week at the Honda Classic to find more fairways. The switch did just that without negatively affecting yardage, as witnessed at No. 18 on Saturday.

The other three-hole stretch at PGA National

Sure everyone knows about “The Bear Trap” at PGA National, but holes No. 5 through No. 7 are just as tough. The famous trio played 0.458 above par this week, while the other three-hole stretch played 0.526 above par combined.

Stats Par-3 5th Par-4 6th Par-3 7th
Avg. Score 3.104 4.256 3.166
Bogeys 67 113 93
Doubles 16 20 6
Other 0 1 0

Tommy Morrissey

The 6-year-old was born without his right arm and began golfing three years ago. This week at the Honda Classic, he took on the game’s best – and won.

Talkative and opinionated players:

See Rory McIlroy and Pat Perez.

On Sunday, McIlroy responded to Justin Ray‘s tweet about the ongoing youth movement on tour.


What’s left of the Florida Swing

First the PGA Tour moved The Players Championship to May, then it moved the WGC to Mexico City. The tour’s move from Doral to Mexico was a cheeky response to Donald Trump’s stance on Mexican immigration, but all it did was hurt it’s product. Most players would’ve played the Honda Classic, because Doral was just down the road. Instead, most of the top golfers took the week off and the highest-ranked player teeing it up was No. 7 Adam Scott.

TV coverage

Fowler and Woodland provided drama for the first time in weeks, but there wasn’t many golf shots shown during Sunday’s telecast. The network can still interview Jack Nicklaus in booth and show players hitting shots at the same time. Bring on Augusta National and the promise of 56 minutes of every hour.

Anyone who chirped Par Perez

Perez only stated what most were thinking, but got crushed on social media for having an opinion. Most typed that a guy with “only” two PGA Tour wins hasn’t got the right to make such a comment on Tiger. The dopes aren’t aware how difficult it is to win any event on tour.

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