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Golf Australia Express : OTG Express 130
FREEBIES AT PHOENIX THE days of Bubba Watson lobbing pairs of Oakley sunglasses into the crowd or Phil Mickelson hurling footballs to eager fans at TPC Scottsdale are over. The 16th hole at the Phoenix Open, dubbed the ‘party hole’, will no longer include one of the practices that made it so special: the pros throwing truckloads of free gear to the lucky punters in the stands. The PGA Tour announced it was putting an end to it, in the interests of fan safety. We’re yet to hear of anyone being maimed by a Nike T-shirt, but clearly it was only a matter of time before the Tour’s lawyers got involved in policing the fun stuff out of the event. SELFIES YOU’VE been a bad boy, Rory. A very bad boy. The PGA came down like a Year 8 science teachers after McIlroy dared to revel in in his US Open success by posting photos of himself on social media during and after the event. The result was a ban on players uploading photos on social media during last year’s Ryder Cup, and the threat of having their phones confiscated if they were busted flouting the new rule. Officials later reversed the decision. CROQUET STYLE PUTTS GOLF’S rule makers were killing off putting styles long before anchored clubs got a nuking. When Sam Snead did something we’ve all tried at least once in jest – putting ‘croquet style’ with a front- on stance, feet either side of the ball – and began to have success with it, the USGA’s action was quick and merciless. Croquet putts were banned after January 1968, and it was one of the first examples of quirky and innovative techniques being discouraged, if not squashed. 5 fun things officials have banned...
OTG Express 129
OTG Express 131