New Week, New World No.1

The Weekly Slice

Welcome to The Weekly Slice.

We’re like a well-struck 5 iron, but in newsletter format.

A big hello to our new members.

I hope you all managed to get out on the golf course and enjoy the sunshine last weekend.

Now, let’s see what’s been happening in the world of golf.

Tour Roundup

PGA Tour

Just a week after Scheffler reclaimed the world number one spot, Jon Rahm was doing the same thing at The Genesis Invitational.

A final round 69 was enough for the Spaniard to finish the day on top of the leaderboard, 2 shots ahead of our pick from last week, Max Homa.

Wearing Tiger red on Sunday, Rahm managed to collect a cool $3.6 million, in another of the PGA Tour events with inflated purses.

The widely anticipated return of Tiger Woods didn’t disappoint either. Despite having to apologise for his little prank on JT, the 82 time PGA Tour winner managed a very respectable T45 finish with a closing 72.

With The Masters not too far in the distant future, it’s great to see Tiger’s game trending in the right direction.

This week the tour heads to PGA National for The Honda Classic. Sepp Straka will try and become the first player to defend the tournament since the legendary Jack Nicklaus did in 1977-1978.

In contrast to the very strong field at Riviera, just 3 of the world’s top 20 are taking part this week. After a good finish last week, our pick is Harris English. He knows how to get the job done with 4 PGA Tour wins under his belt and looks in form.

DP World Tour

Thorbjorn Olesen was back in the winners circle with his 7th win at the Thailand Classic. The man from Denmark who’s had an interesting few years, finished at 24-under par, 4 shots better than the German, Yannick Paul.

This win sees him back into the worlds top 100 and his first win since the British Masters in May 2022.

The DP World Tour heads to India this week for the Hero Indian Open. DLF Golf & Country Club is the venue for the week, which features incredible bunkers and one of the most bizarre holes in golf.

We all have a mate that is just never, ever, getting the ball onto that green…

The World Of Golf

Full Swing: Full Review

Last week saw the the release of the Netflix documentary, ‘Full Swing’ and obviously I had to sit down and smash through every single episode in a day.

As a golf fan, it’s definitely worth a watch. Even for non-golf fans it’s enjoyable viewing and hopefully should help grow the game.

For me, it did start a little slow, but really picked up towards the final few episodes. Joel Dahmen seems like a genuinely great bloke, and I loved following Matt Fitzpatrick on his way to winning the US Open.

I also really enjoyed following the rookies, seeing the struggles of pro golf on the PGA Tour. It’s all well and good hearing Koepka wine about not winning enough majors, but for me the real drama is seeing the guys grinding each week just to make a living.

If you’ve watched it, let me know what you thought of it.

New LIV Golf Recruits

A few more big names have been named in the LIV golf tour lineup ahead of the upcoming first event of the season in Mexico.

Multiple DP World Tour winner, Dean Burmester is set to start, as well as PGA Tour winner Danny Lee, who has struggled in recent years.

It also seems not getting into The Genesis Invitational was the final straw for world number 34, Thomas Pieters, who this week pledged his allegiance to LIV.

Whether the PGA Tour likes it or not, Pieters is another top name in a growing list of players exiting in favour of fewer events and more money.

Growing Golf Industry

It’s good news for golf. The global golf equipment market is set to grow by USD 1,418.41 million by 2027, with one of the driving forces the increased demand in FootGolf.

NIKE Golf still leads the way despite pulling out of golf club manufacturing in 2017, with a market capitalisation of $194.53 billion.

It will be interesting to see if ‘Full Swing’ has any impact on growing the game, like ‘Drive to Survive’ did for F1.

Something Useful

We’ve all been stuck behind a tree on the course before. Even the best players in the world have to occasionally play out from a few trees.

And as it turns out, they’re not actually 90% air…

So what’s the technique required to keep the ball low and out of reach from those annoying branches? Try this:

Something Funny

If you haven’t seen it, here’s why Tiger had to say sorry:

Something Extra

Also, here’s a few of our recent articles for you to get stuck into.

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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