In Case You Missed It: BMW Championship News, Rules Revisions and More

August 19, 2019

ICYMI:  BMW Championship, Tour Championship Week, and More (and More) Talk About Pace of Play

BMW Championship News

If you want to impress Brooks Koepka, be Bo Jackson. We have not yet found anything else that works. (

Did you catch Rory’s joke about getting to Medinah without a police escort this time? Here’s what that was about. (PGA TOUR)

McIlroy hit a bold (and confusing) drive on the 9th during the opening round of the BMW Championship. You don’t want to miss this. (The Loop)

Justin Thomas started Thursday with “the worst warmup I’ve ever had in my life” and ended the day with a record-tying 65. (Golf Channel)

Big News in Golf

Here are the 25 Korn Ferry Tour players who earned their PGA Tour cards this week. (Golf Channel)

Brooks Koepka and Bryson DeChambeau finally hashed out their slow play arguments in person. Sounds like it was productive. (

Then Koepka and Chamblee exchanged words on the ongoing slow play debates. (

And now the PGA Tour is reviewing their pace-of-play policy. (

Check out the European Solheim Cup captain’s picks. (Golf Channel)

In a mutual decision, Jason Day split with legendary caddie Steve Williams. Their partnership only lasted six events. (

In other caddie news, Tiger’s caddie Joe LaCava was inducted to the Caddie Hall of Fame this week. (Golfworld)

And now everybody’s talking about LaCava’s story of Woods asking him to caddie. (@Skratch)

Austin Squires won an impressive victory of Brandon Wu at the U.S. Amateur. (Golfworld)

Tour Championship Preview

This year, the Tour Championship has a bit different format, giving the FedEx Cup leaders a slight jump on the field. (PGA Tour)

Here is a look at how the field will be staggered for the Tour Championship this week. (Golfweek)

Hot Golf Tips

These 3 common driver mistakes can really hold you back. Are you making any of them? (USGolfTV)

Still struggling with those putts? (Aren’t we all?) You might try one of Tiger’s old drills. (Golf Digest)

Why We Love the Game

Did you catch Tiger’s (*cough*) guest appearance (*cough*) on Phireside with Phil? (@PhilMickelson)

“I think golf is thought of as so elitist… [fans] didn’t realize there were people grinding out there sleeping in cars, and I think that’s the human interest of it.” If you’re inspired by the struggle and triumph of sports, you should be following Ryan French on Twitter. (

“I loved the game even on bad days.” Maria Fassi talks about her journey to the LPGA. (Golfworld)

Rising golf star Brandon Wu is an understated player, a well-rounded human, and fun to read about. (

This Week in Golf Video Tips

3 reasons why your bunker game is terrible. (USGolfTV)

Here are some great tips that will help you flush your irons consistently. (USGolfTV)

How to hit up on your driver to get more distance. (USGolfTV)

The Latest in Golf Equipment

Just try not to click on an article titled “The 9 coolest things I found rummaging through Tour pros’ bags.” (

On the lookout for golf shoes that at least make it look like you know what you’re doing? (USGolfTV)

That’s it for this week! We’ll see you back here next Monday for your next golf news roundup.

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