This Week in Golf - Feb 12, 2022

Your Weekly Wrap Up: What Happened This Week in Golf – February 12, 2022

There’s been a lot of action over the last 7 days. Golf fans were fired up after a former PGA Tour winner was canned over his on-air comments. Then, there was the Phil drama (it seems like he’s always stirring the pot these days). The news got so much attention that the Tour has now been forced to respond. Plus, the legendary Waste Management Open is in full swing and you just know there is so much to discuss…

The Last 6 PGA Tour Winners Share This Statistic

The Last 6 PGA Tour Winners Share This

Did you watch the Pebble Beach ProAm? Jordan Spieth did Jordan Spieth things over the weekend as he came up just shy of his 13th PGA Tour victory, Patrick Cantlay put himself in the mix (again), and Tom Hoge put together a sublime Sunday back nine for his first victory. Hoge’s performance was notable not only because he got the first-win monkey off his back, but also because he continued an interesting trend of Tour winners this season. Let’s dive into the week’s statistical nuggets…

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Golf Analyst Fired Over Offensive Comments

Golf Analyst Fired Over Offensive Comments

Mark Lye, a former PGA Tour winner turned golf commentator, said Sunday he was fired from his role as a SiriusXM PGA Tour Radio host over comments he made a day earlier about the WNBA. Lye’s comments came on Saturday’s episode of The Scorecard, during a discussion of the LPGA. A Twitter user captured and shared 59 seconds of the conversation. You can listen to the comments inside.

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Here Are 7 Fun Facts About the WM Phoenix Open

7 Fun Facts About the WM Phoenix Open

The Waste Management Phoenix Open, which attracts the greatest crowds on the PGA Tour every year, has earned legendary status for being unlike any other golf tournament on the circuit. The 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale has become something of a legend itself. We’ve done some digging and found some fun tidbits you might not know about the tournament.

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A Hole-in-One Wasted? See the WM Open Ace That Didn’t Count

A Hole in One Wasted?

Not sure if “wasted” and “ace” should be in the same sentence unless you’re referring to your mental/physical state in the bar after a round with your buddies. Nevertheless, Matt Fitzpatrick has mixed feelings about the hole-in-one he made while getting ready to compete in the WM Open. Fitzpatrick is coming off a solid performance at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am where he finished T-6. The game obviously traveled to the desert along with the Englishman because he canned his tee shot on the par 3 12th.

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PGA Tour Claps Back at Phil Mickelson, He’s ‘Making Stuff Up”

PGA Tour Claps Back at Phil Mickelson

Last week, Mickelson’s remarks sent shockwaves through the golf world. He claims there will be more. Brooks Koepka even weighed in on the drama with a social media response of his own. Neither golfer regrets their comments and are standing by their statements. Mickelson’s other fellow pro golfers have faced questions about the comments as well. Viktor Hovland and Jon Rahm were both adamant about not getting involved. Well, now the PGA Tour has finally responded to all of the attention surrounding Phil’s stance.

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