It’s Knapp Time

Welcome to The Weekly Slice.

Another week of relentless rain here in the UK.

I’ll be taking the waterproof golf socks out for a spin for nine holes in the rain tomorrow.

Hopefully it’s dry where you are and you’re getting out for a game.

Anyway, let’s talk golf.

Tour Roundup

PGA Tour

Jake Knapp, a former nightclub bouncer, secured his first PGA Tour victory at the Mexico Open, overcoming a challenging final day.

Starting with a four-shot lead, Knapp saw his advantage erased within the first seven holes but managed to rally back, finishing with a round of 71 to win by two shots at 19 under par, ahead of Finland’s Sami Valimaki.

This win is a significant turnaround for Knapp, who, just three years prior, had considered quitting golf after failing to secure a tour card.

Scotland’s Robert MacIntyre and England’s Matt Wallace were among those in pursuit, with MacIntyre finishing six shots behind and Wallace, who had shared the lead at the halfway point, ending the tournament at eight under par overall.

DP World Tour

Darius van Driel clinched his first DP World Tour title with a two-shot victory at the Magical Kenya Open, finishing at 14 under par.

The Dutch golfer, who had lost his tour card last year and regained it through Qualifying School, led from start to finish in this season’s first wire-to-wire win.

His final round of 67 at Muthaiga Golf Club included an eagle, three birdies, and a bogey, securing his win ahead of Joe Dean and Nacho Elvira.

LPGA Tour

Having won on the LET Tour the week before, Patty Tavatanakit went back-to-back securing her first LPGA Tour victory since 2021 at the Honda LPGA Thailand.

Starting the final round with a three-shot lead, Tavatanakit shot a 5-under 67 to finish at 21-under par, marking her first event where all four rounds were in the 60s since her win at the 2021 Chevron Championship.

Albane Valenzuela posed a late challenge with a 9-under 63, setting a career-low score and closing the gap.

However, Tavatanakit’s consistent play and strategic approach on the 18th hole helped secure her victory.

World of Golf

Full Swing Season 2

Next week sees the return of Full Swing on Netflix, with some of the biggest names in golf making an appearance.

2023 was a year full of stories in the world of pro golf, so it should be a fun watch.

Hoping to see more of Joel Dahmen and less of Brooks Koepka moaning about how tough it is being a millionaire major champion.

Rory’s Grand Slam Asterisk

An interesting take from LIV Golf champ Talor Gooch on this year’s Masters.

What are your thoughts? Has he done enough to warrant an invite to the 2024 Masters?

Unfortunately, I can’t see McIlroy getting it done so it won’t matter anyway (please prove me wrong Rory).

Guess The Golfer

Who’s this golfer?

  • Became the youngest competitor to play in the Solheim Cup in 2013 aged just 17
  • First professional win at the 2014 Lalla Meryem Cup in Morocco
  • Represented Great Britain at the 2016 Rio Olympics
  • Joined Malbon Golf in January 2024

Answer at the bottom of the page

Something Funny

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Something Extra

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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.

Guess The Golfer Answer: Charley Hull

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