Latest Golf News (Week 2 June 2018)

Forbes top 100 list sees five golfers

The latest Forbes 100 Highest-Paid athletes list is out and five golfers have made the cut. It is no surprise that Tiger Woods leads the golfing camaraderie. Woods finds himself on No.16 with a reported income of $43.3.The list which takes salaries, prize money and bonuses earned into account is led by boxing giant Floyd Mayweather with a whopping $285 million. Phil Mickelson is on No.22 followed by Jordan Spieth on No.23. The two professional golfers are separated by just 0.1M in the list. Rory Mcllory, one of the favorites to win the upcoming US Open is at No.26 with an impressive $37.7M. Justin Thomas is the 5th golfer in the Forbes’ list as he finds himself at No.66 with a net worth of $26M.

 

Betting favorites for 118th U.S Open Championship

The U.S. Open Championship signals the second major of the season. The 118th edition is to be held at Shinnecock Hills. Brooks Koepka starts as the defending champion. Patrick Reed has been in impressive form since winning the masters but winning back to back major titles will be a bigger challenge.

Dustin Johnson and Rory Mcllroy start as betting favorites with odds of 9/1 and 10/1. Justin Rose, Bryson DeChambeau and Jason Day have all been in good form as they have won in the past month. Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson are in decent form as well and are likely to get a lot of attention. Mickelson, in particular is a strong contender as he has vast experience in both Shinnecock Hills and the U.S Open.

 

Scott hires new caddie for U.S Open

Adam Scott looks like a man on a mission. He has a new coach and a new caddie in a span of 6 days since he qualified for U.S Open. Scott remarked that he had parted ways with David Clark after the 36-hole sectional qualifier in Ohio. He will use a new caddie in Shinnecock Hills, named Lenny Bummolo. Scott has used Bummolo in Shinnecock Hills for the past 5 years. He said that splitting with David Clark was purely business and joked that he was being selfish. He insisted that choosing Lenny as a caddie could be a game-changing decision as he knows the course very well. Scott also said that Lenny Bummolo and he have a good working relation.

Brad Malone will be his new coach. He is his brother in law and Scott decided to bring him back after not working together for the last few years. Adam Scottmeans business at the 118th U.S Open Championship.