PGA Tour implementing more comprehensive gambling policy for 2018

The PGA Tour will be implementing a more comprehensive gambling policy for 2018. On Monday, the tour announced the creation of a new Integrity Program, which will go into effect Jan. 1. Betting by players on PGA Tour events has long been prohibited, but the new program will extend to virtually anyone related to tournaments. This includes players’ support teams, tournament staff and volunteers, as well as all PGA Tour staff and policy-board members. According to a press release issued by the


After PGA win, let Thomas-Spieth rivalry begin

A month ago Justin Thomas swigged beer from the Claret Jug won at the British Open by his good friend, Jordan Spieth. On Sunday, by winning the PGA Championship, Thomas joined Spieth as the youngest winners of a major currently on Tour, both of them just 24 years old.And just maybe a rivalry for the ages has been born, one that could go a long way toward filling the void left by Tiger Woods’ disappearance from golf.With his three majors already, Spieth is the golden boy of his sport, a young

The History of The PGA Championship

The PGA Championship (often referred to as the U.S. PGA Championship or U.S. PGA outside of the United States) is an annual golf tournament conducted by the Professional Golfers’ Association of America. It is one of the four major championships in professional golf, and it is the golf season’s final major, played in mid-August on the third weekend prior to Labor Day weekend. (It was rescheduled for 2016 to late July to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympics.) It is an official money event on

Why you won’t be seeing the MetLife “Snoopy” blimps at PGA Tour events anymore

By:  Alex Myers If you’ve attended a PGA Tour event, odds are you’ve seen them. If you’ve watched one on TV, you’ve definitely noticed their handiwork. The MetLife blimps have become a staple of golf broadcasts, but you won’t be seeing “Snoopy One” or “Snoopy Two” in 2017. Or ever again, for that matter.Why? The Wall Street Journal reported MetLife is breaking ties with Snoopy, dropping the cartoon character that has served as its logo for the past 31 years. As the insurance giant reassesses its

Why it just got a little bit harder to make a cut on the PGA Tour

By Alex Myers A new rule this season will make it a little bit harder to make a cut on the PGA Tour. Emphasis on a little.  And it’s actually not so much a new rule as a tweak on the old one. The AP’s Doug Ferguson reported the wording for who makes the cut at a typical tour event has been changed from the “top 70 professionals and ties” to simply, the “top 70 and ties.” In other words, amateurs in the field can now bump players on the cut line.As Ferguson points out, this minor difference would

Andrew “Beef” Johnston earns his PGA Tour card on National Cheeseburger Day

By Alex Myers File this under “things you can’t make up”: Andrew “Beef” Johnston earned his PGA Tour card on National Cheeseburger Day. No, seriously. This actually happened.The affable Englishman shot a final-round 68 at Hillcrest Country Club to finish solo fourth at the Albertsons Boise Open, the second event of the Tour Finals. That finish, coupled with a T-28 in the first of the four-event series, moved Johnston to sixth on the Finals money list, and guaranteed him a spot on the PGA

The Drivers That the Top 10 Longest Hitters on the PGA Tour Are Using

By Ben Alberstadt   What drivers do the PGA Tour’s longest golfers use to bomb their tee shots? Here’s a tally of what the top 10 in driving distance on Tour are using by driver manufacturer.  Cleveland-2, Callaway-1, Nike-1, Ping-1, Titleist-2, TaylorMade-3 But this is GolfWRX, so of course you want to know more. Below is a breakdown of the driving-distance leaders on the PGA Tour in 2014-2015, the specifics of their drivers, shafts and how far their average tee shots flew. 10. Keegan Bradley!The-Drivers-That-the-Top-10-Longest-Hitters-on-the-PGA-Tour-Are-Using/c23gp/569fa2450cf2f3c826df302b