Gary Woodland withdrew from the WGC-Dell Match Play last week. Gary Woodland took to Twitter on Wednesday morning to explain why he withdrew from last week’s WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play in Texas. Initially, Woodland cited a personal family matter when he pulled out, and he has now explained more in depth, sharing the difficult reality that he and his wife, Gabby, have lost one of their two twins during pregnancy.
South Korea's Eun Jeong Seong made a hole-in-one at the ANA Inspiration Thursday, becoming the first amateur to record an ace in the major championship's history. Seong hit 6-iron from 182 yards on the par-3 5th, delighting crowds on the first day of the LPGA's first major of the season. Seong has a habit of making history: in 2015, she won the 2015 U.S. Junior Girls Championship and successfully defended that title in 2016, the first time that's happened in 45 years. Last August, Seong won the U.S. Women's Amateur, giving her an exemption to the 2017 U.S. Women's Open at Trump National in Bedminster, N.J. She's also the only amateur to win both the U.S. Junior and U.S. Amateur in the same year.
Sometimes it only takes a comment or two to open up a festering issue. Especially in golf. That was the case when PGA Tour player Kelly Kraft dropped this tweet after action commenced last Wednesday at the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play (in which some players who compete in Europe or Asia exclusively earned spots in the high-powered field). OK, before we get into this: Let’s clarify. Kraft isn’t criticizing the players themselves, but the Official World Golf Ranking for being skewed unfavorably toward golfers competing outside the PGA Tour. Fellow PGA Tour pro Grayson Murray, a lightning rod on Twitter, backed up Kraft’s thoughts. Again, let us be clear: Murray is being sarcastic here (he’s