1. How’d He Do That? Inside Bryson DeChambeau’s Quest to Get ‘Massive’-Golf.com
2. Rickie Fowler, Justin Thomas Play Left-Handed, Shoot Awful Scores — Golf.com
3. Tiger Woods’ Foundation Helps Students Online During Quarantine— Golf Digest
4. Chip Shots: Horschel’s tourney winnings go half to charity; 2020 Ryder Cup will happen, says Euro captain Harrington; Playing against men, Anna Nordqvist wins pro event; PGA Tour commissioner foregoing pay during hiatus; Ian Poulter to compete in e-Grand Prix.
1. New Distance Leader DeChambeau Describes His Strength Training: When Bryson DeChambeau first announced in October that he wanted to get "huge," it was easy to write it off as just Bryson being Bryson. But six months later, it’s impossible to miss the drastic physical changes he’s manifested. At the Hero World Challenge and Presidents Cup in December, he looked bulky. At the Dubai Desert Classic in January his frame was clearly larger, but instead of just looking bulky, he look . . . jacked?! DeChambeau has shared plenty of videos of himself working out and has done so multiple times a day, accumulating up to three or four hours in the gym at the height of his training. DeChambeau now leads the PGA Tour in driving distance with an average of 321 yards, when, compared to this time last year, he was hitting drives just 302 yards. Read More . . .
2. Rickie Fowler and Justin Thomas Play Left-Handed, Score Terribly: The golf glove appeared at the bottom of the phone video to indicate where Rickie Fowler’s tee shot was heading: Justin Thomas’ thumb pointed right. A few seconds later, a caption appeared at the bottom of the phone video to indicate what was about to happen following Thomas’ tee shot. “Big fine coming for the club throw,” Fowler wrote, as Thomas then, yes, launched his club into the air after his effort. Two of the world’s best golfers both struggled mightily and enjoyed their mighty struggles during their “Lefty Championship,” shared through both players’ Instagram accounts, with Fowler firing a 94 and Thomas a 101. Read More . . .
3. Tiger Woods’ Foundation Offers Help to Students During Quarantine: Schools, universities, and educational centers across the world have shuttered their doors during the coronavirus pandemic, keeping millions of children at home. Parents and guardians are trying to adapt to plans from their respective school districts, but not all students are receiving proper academic guidance during the crisis — which is why Tiger Woods' TGR Foundation, in partnership with Discovery Education, announced it is offering no-cost lessons, classes, programs, and resources through its digital platform. According to the TGR Foundation, the goal is to "help parents-turned-educators and education professionals alike keep students engaged until schools are back in session and beyond.” Read More . . .
4. Chip Shots: Half of Billy Horschel’s winnings from the Players Championship have been donated to charity; Ryder Cup will happen this year as scheduled, says European captain Padraig Harrington; Playing against men, Anna Nordqvist wins mini-tour event; PGA Tour Commissioner Jay Monahan is foregoing his salary during the schedule hiatus; Formula 1 aficionado Ian Poulter will compete in an e-Grand Prix race.
David Gould is a journalist, editor and author with 30 years’ experience in categories such as golf, travel, luxury goods and corporate communications. Gould is a contract employee of NBC Sports/GOLF Channel, providing communications support for several business units there. He is also Editorial Advisor and an outside director of OpenRounds, Inc., a vendor to private golf clubs. He has served as Executive Editor of Travel + Leisure Golfmagazine and Chief Editor of LINKS Magazine. Gould has contributed 100-plus articles to leading sports publications on golf-related topics. He is the author of “Q School Confidential” (St. Martins Press, 1999) a history of PGA Tour qualifying, “The Golfers Code (Triumph Books, 2004) and “Real Golf: 120 Tips for Better Golf and Lower Scores” (Andrews McMeel Publishing, 2002). To read more of his reports — Click Here Now.
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