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Replica of the 17 and “wonder bread”: How to pass the time during the Players Championship

The Players Championship 2022 is drowning in weather chaos. On the first day, some players couldn’t even make a shot and on the second day, even less golf was played – 47 players still haven’t finished their first 18 holes. Some golfers therefore had a complete break from play on Friday, while others only had a few holes to play before play was paused at 11:15 a.m. local time and it was clear at 3:13 p.m. that there would be no play before 11 a.m. on Saturday either. So the stars of the PGA Tour had a lot of free time, which was used in different ways.

PGA Tour: Free afternoon for the players

Rory McIlroy is one of those who has not yet been able to hand in his first round scorecard. So far, the Northern Irishman has only played 15 holes, recording three birdies and four bogeys. The four-time major winner was then able to spend the free afternoon with his wife Erica and daughter Poppy.

Meanwhile, Max Homa philosophised during the rain delay why his mother never allowed him to eat the ” wonder bread” with peanut butter and jelly – he probably wouldn’t have been able to stop. Luckily, his caddies’ fiancée doesn’t see it so restrictively.

The fact that play was finally suspended completely for Friday probably didn’t bother the “Twitter King” of the PGA Tour, who is at two-under-par after 14 holes – after all, he can watch the new Batman then.

Justin Thomas hasn’t finished his first round either, but can spend his afternoon chilling on the couch.

The From the sofa, the defending champion also immediately found the guilty person: Max Homa.

But it could also have been Ian Poulter who caused the break-up. The Englishman had already finished his first round in a hurry on Thursday and therefore had Friday completely free. The 46-year-old was literally feverishly anticipating the break-off, letting his fans share it in his Instagram story and, given the weather, logically wanted to avoid the trip to the golf course. While the pro himself passed the time with Netflix at his house on the beach, his son Joshua rebuilt the signature hole of the TPC Sawgrass on the beach and also imitated his hurried father.

Poulter hopes for rain, watches Netflix and checks out the "island green". (Photo: Screenshot Instagram/@ianjamespoulter)
Poulter hopes for rain, watches Netflix and checks out the “island green”. (Photo: Screenshot Instagram/@ianjamespoulter)

Players Championship at TopGolf?

With so many breaks, the stars naturally have time to connect with fans on social media. Some initiate discussions about the interruption of the tournament, Kevin Kisner would like to hear the expert opinions of the internet. One of them: Simply move the tournament to the nearby TopGolf facility – problem solved.

Justin Rose is organising a small contest on Instagram to pass the time. The Englishman, who currently has 14 holes played, wants to announce the winner after his second round. Cynically, you could say: There’s still plenty of time to take part.

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Players Championship Video: Ian Poulter in a race with darkness

Ian Poulter was in a particular hurry in the first round of the Players Championship on the PGA Tour. Due to the thunderstorm interruptions, the round could not be played to the end. But Poulter, who was already on his last few holes, didn’t want to get up at the crack of dawn on Friday just to finish one more hole and then wait who knows how long. So speed was the order of the day.

Players Championship: Darkness gets players going

Players use this strategy from time to time. The reason for this is that once a player has teed off on a hole, the hole may be finished if the round is interrupted due to darkness, should the players wish to do so. The situation is different if the round is interrupted due to thunderstorms. Because of the dangerous situation, players have no choice.

The speed did not harm the Ryder Cupper. Almost it would have been two birdies to finish. After winning the stroke on 17, he almost holed a chip from 15 yards for birdie on 18, but the ball stayed less than 20 inches from the hole. He eventually holed it for a round of 73.

It’s actually not the first time Poulter has rushed the final holes at TPC Sawgrass, either. There were similar images at the 2011 Players Championship:

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DP World Tour: Global stars gather for new era at 2022 Dubai Desert Classic

World Number Two and reigning Open champion Collin Morikawa and four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy are among the world’s best who will join defending champion Paul Casey as a new era begins at Emirates Golf Club from January 27-30.

World Number Six Viktor Hovland became the first Norwegian to play in the Ryder Cup last year. He will make his second appearance at the event, alongside teammates Tommy Fleetwood, Tyrrell Hatton, Ian Poulter, Lee Westwood and Bernd Wiesberger, as well as their Captain, three-time Major winner Pádraig Harrington.

The 2019 Open Champion Shane Lowry, who also made his Ryder Cup debut at Whistling Straits, will join Europe’s all-time leading points scorer and fellow Major winner Sergio Garcia in the field, with the Spaniard aiming to lift the famous Dallah trophy for the second time.

Danny Willett is seeking to achieve the same feat, with the Englishman setting the precedent for Garcia by winning at the Emirates Golf Club just months before securing the Green Jacket.

Rory McIlroy at the Dubai Desert Classic (Photo: Getty Images)

Anniversary for Adam Scott

It promises to be a memorable anniversary for another former winner at Augusta National, with the 2013 Masters Tournament champion Adam Scott returning to the event exactly 20 years after his last appearance in 2002. Meanwhile it will be a 13th appearance for the 2010 U.S. Open winner Graeme McDowell., the logistics technology provider that is revolutionising the way global supply chains work, is the new title sponsor of the Dubai Desert Classic, an event which boasts a glittering list of former winners.

Amongst those once again teeing it up this month are 2016 Open Champion Henrik Stenson, victorious European Ryder Cup Captains Thomas Bjørn and Colin Montgomerie, Spanish Ryder Cup stars Rafa Cabrera Bello and Miguel Ángel Jiménez and Scotland’s Stephen Gallacher – the only player to have lifted the trophy in consecutive seasons. With two-time DP World Tour winners Lucas Herbert and Li Haotong also in the field, 10 of the 13 winners in the past 15 years will appear.

The Dubai Desert Classic will also provide a unique opportunity for one up-and-coming star, with Texan Sam Bennett claiming a sponsor exemption as the top-ranked player in the PGA TOUR University Velocity Global Ranking.

Viktor Hovland will make his second appearance. (Photo: Getty Images)

Simon Corkill, Executive Tournament Director, Dubai Desert Classic, said: “This year’s Dubai Desert Classic has attracted some of the world’s best golfers, and we look forward to welcoming a world-class international field for a truly memorable edition of the event. With free entry for spectators this year, a first for the tournament, there is sure to be an incredible atmosphere befitting the elevated status of a Rolex Series event on the DP World Tour.”

The Dubai Desert Classic 2022 will be the second of back-to-back Rolex Series events in the Middle East in January, with the tournaments in Abu Dhabi and Dubai also part of the European Tour’s traditional ‘Desert Swing’ which annually attract the sport’s leading players.

Tournament’s 33rd edition

Celebrating its 33rd edition in 2022, the iconic tournament has been won by some of golf’s greatest names, including Major Champions Seve Ballesteros, Fred Couples, Jose Maria Olazábal, Mark O’Meara, Tiger Woods and Bryson DeChambeau.

The winners’ circle over the past 32 years has also featured Ryder Cup stars such as Mark James, the inaugural champion in 1989. The tournament is now set for an even brighter future with the support of

This year’s event offers plenty to interest spectators both on and off the course. Tournament Town will provide a wide range of family- friendly entertainment in addition to food trucks from some of the city’s popular brands including Shawarma Station, Aballi Arabic Concept, Wok Boyz, Koshari, Choma BBQ, Burro Blanco and more.

Other initiatives include ‘Pink Saturday’, where players, caddies and fans are encouraged to dress in pink to raise awareness about breast cancer in the UAE and beyond, and ‘Sustainability Sunday’, a day dedicated to bringing the tournament’s many green and sustainable initiatives into focus.

(Text: DP World Tour press release)

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English Empire: The English Professional Golfers Dominate Each Tour

Last week the LPGA took a break, and the LET Tour received all the attention for the ladies tours. On the men’s side, the CJ Cup tournament was a battle between Rory McIlroy and the top American players. McIlory dominated in the end defeating the Americans on their own turf. The participation of the English golfers was a stellar performance all around. They either brought back a shiny trophy or landed on the top leaderboards.

PGA Tour: The CJ Cup

For the second time in a row, the PGA Tour made a guest appearance in the gambling metropolis on the American desert state of Nevada. The Summit Club in Las Vegas was once again the scene of deep shooting this weekend – with the better end for Irishman Rory McIlroy, who celebrated his 20th title on the tour. At the end of the CJ Cup, McIlroy played a round of 66 to keep the onrushing Collin Morikawa at bay.

McIllory’s Ryder Cup teammates also made the cut this weekend in Las Vegas.

Ian Poulter: The Postman delivered four great round of 66-67-67-70 and rounded off the tournament at T18. He started off strong and had 13 birdies overall.

Tyrell Hatton: Hatton also started strong getting an eagle on the 18th hole of round one, but sank in the with a killer double bogey on the last round, hole 13 sending him to 1 under par and next to Poulter at T18.

PGA TourCJ Cup @ Summit
CourseThe Summit Club – Las Vegas, Nevada
Prize Money9.7 Mio US-Dollar (8.4 Mio EUR)
Tournament winnerRory McIlory
English players Tyrell Hatton (T18), Paul Casey T25, Justin Rose (T57)

European Tour: Andalucía Masters

The Real Club Valderrama hosted the Andalucia Masters for the seventh time on the European Tour and once again proved to be a tough opponent for the professionals – only 14 players remained under par after 72 holes.

Matthew Fitzpatrick showed the best performance over four days in Sotogrande, Spain, who brought his skills on the course in an impressively calm manner, exploited the mistakes of the competition and finally bagged his seventh title on the tour. With the 69 Fitzpatrick came into the clubhouse for the third time under par and won by three strokes. “I’m happy to win here,” beamed the winner on the 18th green. “To stay bogey-free is of course something very special. It was great,” summed up Fitzpatrick, who had remained “patient” over 72 holes. James Morrison also gave a grand performance landing him at T4 and scores of 72-73-69-68. Behind him on the leaderboard although not too far down was Englishman Robert Rock who came in at T6. Although Spain was hot with English golfer’s these guys deserve the honorable mentions.

European Tour Open de España
Valderrama Golf Course – Sotogrande, Spain
Prize Money
Tournament winner Matt Fitzpatrick
English players James Morrison (T4), Laurie Canter (T4), Andrew Johnson (T15)
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Champions Tour: SAS Championship

The SAS Championship was held in Cary, North Carolina at the Prestonwood CC. The SAS Championship is part of the Champions Tour, where the legends play. Although the event only included one English player, he didn’t disappoint. Paul Broadhurts started off round one and two with more birdies than pars and finished in round three with an eagle. He landed at T5 representing the crown well.

Champions Tour SAS Championship
Course Prestonwood Country Club – Highlands Course- Cary, North Carolina (USA)
Prize Money 2,3 Mio US-Dollar (1,9 Mio EUR)
Tournament winner Lee Janzen
English players Paul Broadhurts (T5)

Ladies European Tour: Aramco Team Series

Across the Atlantic the Ladies European Tour competed in New York after a week off from playing. Glen Oaks Club plays hosted to the event and with a stellar field assembled. Charley Hull took home the trophy and absolutley dominated the field with a total of 12 under par. Bronte Law gave a tough fight as well while having a total of 5 under par. Annabel Dimmock and Alice Hewson also made the cut coming in at T24.

EU Ladies Tour Aramco Team Series
Course The Glen Oaks Club, New York (USA)
Prize Money 800,000 USD (692,076 EUR)
Champion Charley Hull (ENG)
English  players Bronte Law(T7), Alice Hewson (T24), Hayley Davis(T42)


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Update: Ian Poulter and his new Tee Time!

Ian Poulter has shared his updated Tee Time for the Norther Trust. The final round has been delayed due to rain and the players have been anxiously waiting to tee off for the final time for this PGA championship. Will this delay cause a disruption in Poulter’s performance? We are anxious to find out.

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Ian Poulter is literally on his way to the Play Offs

Last weekend at the 2021 Wyndham Championship was stressful at the least for some remarkable players such as Rickie Fowler or Justin Rose, among others. However, the Britishman Ian Poulter was ranked 79th in the FedExCup ranking, within the Top 125 of the Northen Trust, making the cut for the Play Offs by a 189pts difference with Justin Rose, who goes first on the list of players that have missed the cut.

Ian Poulter has made three Top 10 during the 2021 season. He finished T3 at the Charles Schwab Challenge, T9 at the World Golf Championships-Dell Technologies Match Play, and T10 at the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational, which played an important role to classify for the Play Offs.
Poulter initiated his professional golf career back in 1995, and him and his always colorful looks in the golf course do not think of hanging their spikes any time soon. The golfer Ian Poulter wants to continue achieving great things, and he shares such intentions with his fans in a funny way, always keeping his unbroken sense of humor.
Ian Poulter makes it to the FedexCup Play Offs and he decided to get going already. Poulter is so exciting that just got in the car and he is now on his way to give it all. Stay Tuned!


Ian Poulter has that Friday feeling

English professional golfer, Ian Poulter celebrates it finally being the weekend on his Instagram. Although entertaining, we think Poulter should stick to golfing… However, it is not surprising seeing this kind of behavior from Poulter as he known for having an extroverted sense of humor. He is very active on social media and portrays his outgoing personality regularly.

When he isn’t trying to make it as the next TikTok influencer, Poulter leads in the golf world with career highlights such as 3 PGA Tour victories and 12 International victories. He just finished T10 at the FedEx St. Jude Invitational 2021. He currently ranks 50th on the World Golf Ranking.

Check out his moves below: