In Case You Missed It: Women’s British Open News

August 5, 2019

ICYMI: Women’s British Open News, A Runaway Passport, Tips for Breaking 90, and All the Big News This Week in Golf

This was a particularly thrilling week in golf with a heroic passport retrieval and two inspiring tournament victories. If you were too swamped to keep up with the Women’s British Open news and everything else int he world of golf, no worries. We’ve got you covered.

AIG Women’s British Open News

Defending champion Georgia Hall actually lost her trophy from last year’s Women’s Open when it was stolen from her car. We’re not sure how you ever get over that one. (

For European golfers, the AIG Women’s British Open marked one of only two more opportunities for players to qualify for the Solheim Cup. (Golf Channel)

Lexi Thompson got off to a rough start this weekend when she left her passport in her golf bag after the Evian Championship, a mistake that wound up delaying practice for 37 other players. (Golf Channel)

Retrieving that lost passport turned into quite an adventure for Thompson’s caddie, though. (Golfworld)

“I think the fact that all three of us now have had a  win on the LPGA, we just continue to push each other and just raise the profile of British golf.” Did you know three competitors at the Women’s Open are also childhood friends? (Golf Channel)

Morgan Pressel made it clear this weekend that she is back at the top of her game. (Golf Channel)

The AIG Women’s British Open marked 20-year-old Hinako Shibuno’s first professional start outside of Japan. And watching her win it was really fun. (Golf Channel)

And while she couldn’t defeat Shibuno in the end, Lizette Salas definitely brought her A-game to Woburn this week. (Golfworld)

Wyndham Championship News

Between hefty bonuses and the chance to qualify for the PGA Tour’s first playoff tournament, there was a lot at stake at the Wyndham Championship this past week. (Golf Channel)

For a little Wyndham reminiscing, check out this video of the best shots from the Wyndham Championship over the years. (PGA TOUR)

Oof. Brendan Steele received a two-stroke penalty when his caddie used a stick to check Steele’s alignment. Just for your own future reference, an umbrella would have been fine. (Golf Channel)

Jordan Spieth got off to a solid start on Thursday and Friday, but things fell apart for him in the third round. (

J.T. Poston won the Wyndham Championship. This is his first PGA victory, and he went all 72 holes with exactly zero bogeys. (

Big News in Golf

Callaway CEO Chip Brewer came to Schauffele’s defense following the R&A driver testing controversy at the Open Championship. (

Tiger Woods is in for the first two events of the FedEx Cup Playoffs. (

The PGA Tour released its full schedule for the 2019-2020 season. (Golf Channel)

Long-drive champion Maurice Allen cleared the mist and wind of Niagara Falls with a 358-yard drive. As one does. (The Loop)

We’ll probably be seeing more of Jake Beber-Frankel int he coming years. He came so close to shooting a 59 at the Boys Junior PGA Championship. (Golfworld)

Remembering Gordon Brand Jr., who passed away on the eve of the PGA Seniors Championship. (Golfworld)

Congratulations to U.S. Open champion Gary Woodland on the birth of his twin girls! (Golf Channel)

Hot Golf Tips

This super quick read shares Lefty’s drill for distance control on the green. (Golf Digest)

A little advice for staying at the top of your mental game. (

Here are some great tips to help you finally break 90. (USGolfTV)

And if you’re not there yet, check out these tips for breaking 100. (USGolfTV)

Why We Love the Game

For those who love diving deep on stats, has this fascinating breakdown of short putt percentages on the PGA Tour and how the odds compare to feats in other sports. (

“Golf thrives on nostalgia more than any other sport, including baseball.” You might enjoy this short piece on golf’s uniquely respectful treatment of senior competition. (Golfworld)

Gareth Bale is in hot water for choosing golf over soccer. (

“We forget how intimidating all this can be for kids.” We love this article on teaching your children to love golf. (Golf Digest)

Golf Channel’s Ryan Lavner argues that Brooks Koepka is “the total package.” Do you agree? (Golf Channel)

This Week in Golf Video Tips

If you’re nailing your iron shots but going nowhere with your drives—or vice versa—there’s a reason. And this is the reason. (USGolfTV)

Here are some great driver tips for beginners. (USGolfTV)

Having a little trouble visualizing your putts when there’s a break? This drill will help. (USGolfTV)

This video is called “The 3 Simplest Golf Swing Tips That Lower Scores.” We really can’t sell it any better than that. (USGolfTV)

The Latest in Golf Equipment

Does Vaseline on the driver really help your shot? Experts weigh in to explain which popular equipment tips are true and which are just myths that won’t die. (Golf Digest)

Curious what Hinako Shibuno was swinging at the AIG Women’s British Open? (Golfworld)

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

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