In Case You Missed It: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship News

June 24, 2019


ICYMI: Michell Wie Returns, Reavie crushes it at Travelers, Koepka Gets a Nickname, and All the Golf News You Missed This Week

If you missed Phireside with Phil this week, no worries. We’ve got Mickeslson’s latest antics and all of this week’s can’t-miss moments in golf right here.

KPMG Women’s PGA Championship

Michelle Wie got a behind-the-scenes look at the determined resilience of NBA players, inspiring her to end her own injury-related leave from golf. (Golfworld)

On a less happy note, Wie’s return at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship was a little rocky, leaving her torn between the joy of the game and the fear that her career days are numbered. (Golf Channel)

Lydia Ko switched up swing coaches, and it appears to be going well, if her performance at the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship is any indication. (Golf Channel)

Hannah Green gave us a pretty thrilling close to the weekend with her first ever LPGA victory. (

And if you’re wondering who Hannah Green even is, here’s your answer. (Golf Digest)

Big News in Golf

In case you only know Amy Bockerstette as “Gary Woodland’s friend,” here’s a reminder of that time the Special Olympian shot a breezy par 3 on the 16th at TPC Scottsdale like it was nothing. (Golf Channel)

“He just won’t go away.” Schauffele calls Koepka a “cockroach,” and it somehow comes off as both flattering and inspiring. (Golf Channel)

Golf was just a fallback for U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland. Basketball was first choice. Apparently, we can thank NBA player Kirk Hinrich for redirecting Woodland to the golf course. (

Check out this interview with Woodland’s caddie Brennan Little for an inside peek at Woodland’s decisions at the U.S. Open . . . and Brennan’s own celebrations as a caddie to two major winners. (Golfworld)

Rex Hoggard believes that the door has officially closed on Phil Mickelson chances of ever winning a U.S. Open. Do you think he’s right? (Golf Channel)

The Tour is now the Korn Ferry Tour. Just wanted you to know so you don’t get confused. (Golf Channel)

Mickelson will be skipping the Scottish Open to give himself a rest before the Open Championship. (Golf Channel)

Drinking out of the U.S. Open trophy is apparently trickier than one would imagine. Woodland and Spieth got it done, but not without some guidance from the USGA. (

Chez Reavie tore it up on Moving Day at the Travelers Championship. Were you watching this? (Golf Digest)

Then he kept it up on Sunday and won the thing. Here’s a snapshot of his victory. (

Hot Golf Tips

Some tips for hitting Gary Woodland’s incredible tight-lie chip shot. (Golf Digest)

The secret to longer drives might be simpler than you think. (USGolfTV)

Good news for anyone with limited access to a golf course: You can still make great improvement to your golf game on the driving range. (Golf Digest)

And just as a side note, here are our favorite training aids for perfecting your technique anywhere and for gauging your performance anywhere. (USGolfTV)

Why We Love the Game

If you’re revamping your bucket list, Golf Digest has a pretty comprehensive guide to the best courses in every state. (Golf Digest)

Phil Mickelson will now be blessing the golf world with stories from his career. In case you missed the first, 1-minute edition of “Phireside with Phil,” you can catch it here. (Headphones recommended in public) (@PhilMickelson)

“He had just gone through hell; a golf course was supposed to take him down? ‘No way,’ Robert says.” This story of a high school state golf champion is a testament to personal strength and the power of camaraderie. (Golfworld)

“Of all the hazards, fear is the worst.” —Sam Snead. These are some great golf quotes. (Golf Digest)

This Week in Video Golf Tips

Not all advice is good advice. Look out for these 3 common putting tips that could be hurting your game. (USGolfTV)

Here’s super quick advice on how to use foot pressure for better putts. (USGolfTV)

Compare the Square Strike, c3i, and xe1 side-by-side. (USGolfTV)

The Latest in Golf Equipment

Want to check out Gary Woodland’s U.S. Open-winning bag? (

As long as you’re snooping, might as well check out Meijer Classic winner Brooke Henderson’s bag, too. (Golf Digest)

Check out this interesting breakdown of putterface designs and how each one can influence your putting. (

That’s it for this week! We’ll see you next Monday for the next round of golf news.

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