2024 Season Starts & Tiger Leaves Nike

Welcome to The Weekly Slice.

I hope you all had a great festive period and are looking forward to a big 2024 out on the golf course.

Despite the pretty dismal UK weather, I did still manage to get out and play a few rounds.

The waterproof golf socks have been coming in handy lately, especially on those wet days.

Anyway, it’s good to be back and I hope 2024 is your best year yet.

Let’s talk golf.

Tour Roundup

PGA Tour

Chris Kirk clinched the first PGA Tour win of the season at The Sentry in Maui, Hawaii.

The 38-year-old American golfer showcased his prowess by birdieing the 15th and 17th holes, finishing the final round eight under par.

Kirk, leading from the front, fended off a late surge from Sahith Theegala, securing his sixth career win and first since the 2023 Honda Classic.

This victory marks a significant comeback for Kirk, who had not won on the PGA Tour for eight years prior to his 2023 win, having taken a break in 2019 to address personal issues.

His win at The Sentry earned him a tasty $3.6 million from the $20 million purse.

This week the tour stays in Hawaii for the Sony Open, the first full-field event of the season and a chance for the new rookies to make a fast start to PGA Tour life.

DP World Tour

The Dubai Invitational, a new DP World Tour event, starts this week with Rory McIlroy headlining the field.

This inaugural event, part of the International Swing, will be held at the Dubai Creek Resort and features a unique format with 60 professionals playing alongside 60 amateurs in a Pro-Am event, culminating in a professionals-only final day.

McIlroy, the reigning Race to Dubai champion, skipped last week’s Sentry to participate in this new event.

It promises to be an exciting start to the year, especially with McIlroy’s fellow Ryder Cup teammates Tommy Fleetwood and Nicolai Hojgaard, along with captain Luke Donald, also in action.

It’ll also be the first time in 24 years that Dubai Creek Resort has hosted an event on the DP World Tour, with the leaderboard looking a little different in 2000.

World Of Golf

Tiger Splits From Nike

First Jason Day to Malbon and now the GOAT parting ways.

Seems like a crazy decision to let arguably their greatest-ever athlete go.

Could it be Nike is trying to get out of the golf market for good?

They stopped making clubs back in 2016, could clothing be next?

DP World Tour CEO Steps Down

It’s not been an easy time for the DP World Tour recently but after eight and a half years Keith Pelley is stepping down as CEO.

This comes during the middle of the DP World Tour still in discussions with the PGA Tour to work alongside Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund (PIF).

Ed Welton

Founder, Editor

Ed is the founder and editor at EEE Golf. He’s been playing golf for over 20 years, competing in many top amateur events. He’s played courses all over the world and played with some of the best players in the game. His aim is to help educate people about the game of golf and give insights into the sport he loves most.

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