Latest Golf News (Week 3 August 2018)

Man bites off fellow golfer’s finger after altercation

The Souther’s Marsh Golf Club saw a bloody event that left many in shock. A dispute between two golfers ended with one being left with only nine fingers. The Massachusetts golfer was admitted to the hospital after the grievous injury. Police were imminently called to the scene of the crime and reports suggest that they have arrested the culprit. The cause of the fight is still unknown with interrogation scheduled to take place in the coming days.

Brandt Snedeker cracks the top 50 golf rankings

Brandt Snedeker started the Wyndham Championship in full swing and ended up winning the tournament as well. The golfer shot a 59 in the opening round and kept his momentum to earn a three-shot win. This was also his first win since 2016 and Snedeker also managed to qualify for next year’s tournament at Augusta. This win also means that Brandt has leaped 38 places and is now placed in the 50th place in the world golf rankings. Snedeker managed to beat out former champion Webb Simson who was placed second after finishing with 62 in the final round. Simpson has now moved four places ahead to be ranked at number 16, his highest spot in the rankings. Brandt Snedeker now has multiple victories in three different PGA events. The 37-year-old has bagged a $1.07 million pay check for winning the tournament.

Viktor Hovland becomes the U.S. Amateur Champion

Viktor Hovland created history by becoming the first ever Norwegian to win the U.S. Amateur championship at Pebble Beach. The final day was spread out in 36 holes and saw some exciting action where Hovland managed to beat out Devon Bling for the win. Viktor shot four straight holes to jump in the pole position and only trailed once in the six rounds to grab the Havemeyer trophy. This win also marked a historic achievement for Norway, as Viktor became the first ever male to win a PGA event. Devon Bling, a sophomore year, lost out on the win after his he missed his birdie on the 31st hole. Hovland managed to stay in the lead for the most part, never in the fear of missing out his lead. This was a very proud moment for Hovland and Norway.

Bernhard Langer receives the Payne Stewart award

Bernhard Langer won the 2018 Payne Stewart award. The award signifies the values and character of Payne Stewart, the legendary champion who died in 1999 due to a plane crash. Bernhard Langer is one of the central faces in golf having dominated the over 50 circuit. Langer has 37 wins including 10 PGA championships under his belt. The 60-year-old has also been inducted in the World Golf Hall of fame.