In Case You Missed It: Northern Trust News

August 12, 2019


ICYMI: Northern Trust News, A New Tiger-Hosted Competition, Video Game Nostalgia, and the Rest of the Week’s Biggest Golf News

A little behind on the Northern Trust news? Scrambling to catch up with the Great Slow-Play Debates? Need to get caught up on the latest in golf theory? We’ve got you covered. Here’s everything you may have missed in the golf world this week.

Northern Trust News

As we kick off the FedEx Cup Playoffs, here are some answers to your frequently asked questions. (Golfworld)

And here’s a fun walk down the FedEx Cup Playoffs memory lane. (Golf Digest)

J.T. Poston learned he’d be paired with Tiger Woods for the first two rounds of the Northern Trust, and his caddie was nothing short of starstruck. (The Loop)

No thanks to Wednesday night storm damage, fans weren’t allowed through the gates until 10 a.m. on Thursday, which meant the Northern Trust tournament got off to an eerily quiet start. (

It became pretty clear who Mother Nature was rooting for when the wind scored a birdie for Troy Merritt. (@PGATOUR)

A “mild oblique strain” left Tiger Woods unable to compete, and he withdrew from the Northern Trust before his second-round tee time Friday. (Golf Channel)

Rory McIlroy was given a two-shot penalty for removing sand (he thought it was a rock). But then the penalty was rescinded, and it all turned out okay. (Golf Channel)

Bryson DeChambeau got pretty sick of the slow-play criticism. (Golf Channel)

“Actually shut down the game for 10 days and got my body and my mind right.” Patrick Reed talks about the changes he’s made to get his game back in shape over the past few months. (Golfworld)

And apparently those changes worked, because he just won the Northern Trust. (

Big News in Golf

Here are ten of the biggest names to fall outside the top 125 and lose their PGA Tour cards after Wyndham last week. (Golf Channel)

Did you see the unsolicited advice J.T. Poston received from an “armchair swing guru” prior to his Wyndham win? (

It looks like Webb Simpson took Tiger’s “play better” advice to heart. After his second-place finish at Wyndham, Simpson advanced from 10th to 6th in the U.S. Presidents Cup standings. (Golf Channel)

Tiger Woods announced the NEXUS Cup, a new amateur competition he will be hosting. (

Rory is the latest to weigh in on the public discussion about slow play. (Golf Channel)

Thanks to his victory at the British Open, fans are no longer mistaking Shane Lowry for Beef, and we’re happy for him. (Golf Channel)

Hot Golf Tips

Some great tips for the big and brawny golfers who are losing distance on their drives because they’re using too much muscle. (Golf Digest)

Finally break 100 with this advice. (USGolfTV)

Already did that? Here’s how to break 90. (USGolfTV)

Why We Love the Game

“For him to be here . . .  that’s something that I will never, never forget.” We love this story about J.T. Poston learning his love of golf from his grandfather and what it meant to have “Pa Doc” there for his first PGA Tour victory. (Golfworld)

Golf kicks off a new series examining happiness in the intersection of golf and life with this examination of Tiger Woods’ long, complicated, and sometimes very happy career. (

If you’re feeling nostalgic for the early days of Tiger and early 2000s video games, you’re probably going to be into this viral tweet. (@ryguyguyry)

We want to hang out with Mickelson and DeChambeau. (The Loop)

Take a closer look at Anne van Dam’s famously “perfect” golf swing. (

This Week in Golf Video Tips

Struggling to hit those high, soft chip shots? Try adjusting your ball position. (USGolfTV)

Focus on mastering just these 4 clubs and see major improvements in your game. (USGolfTV)

Want to start flushing your irons? (USGolfTV)

The Latest in Golf Equipment

What do you think of the concept behind the new S7K Standalone Putter? Do you think it would help you line up your shots better? (USGolfTV)

The strangest items in Tiger’s golf bag, according to his caddie. (

If you’d like to look good at golf even if you aren’t good at golf, we did this review for you. (USGolfTV)

Have you check out the new Bushnell Pro XE rangefinder, yet? (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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