F1 star joins TMRW Sports

By Fly Pin High |
November 2, 2022
With Gianni Magliocco, Matthew Vincenzi.
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November 2, 2022

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Golf fans, it’s Tuesday morning! Attention turns to Mayakoba.

1. Congrats, Homas!

Kevin Prise, PGATour.com Max and Lacey Homa welcomed Sunday’s first child, son Cam Andrew. Homa posted the news on Twitter and Instagram.

  • “Homa reported Cam was “happy, peaceful, and happy” after Lacey’s birth. Homa stated that Lacey had multiple complications and spent time in ICU. She was discharged to the postpartum area earlier Monday in order to reunite her husband and their newborn son.
  • Homa posted on Instagram, “My wife’s a freaking superhero.” “I have never felt more proud or impressed.”

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2. Finau offers fatherly advice

Cameron Jourdan, Golfweek Finau was asked by Homa what advice he would give her, the mother of Cam, at Tuesday’s pre-tournament conference.

  • Finau stated, “The best parenting advice that I have is to take care of my wife. That’s all.” The wife runs the house, and the world is run by the women. My mom and my wife are the strongest people I know. My best advice to a husband is to take care of his wife. Max will take care of his wife and children.

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3. Report: Opt out for Elevated Event

Golf Digest’s Dave Shedloski The tour announced that players would be eligible to receive their $100-million Player Impact Program bonus if they compete in the 13 highest events and three additional events of their choice in the 2023 schedule.

  • “But, the directive, a part of which was read out to Golf Digest stated that the PGA Tour Policy Board had voted to allow players the right to skip one elevated event “for professional or personal reasons only”. Furthermore, the board decided that a fall event could count towards one of the three optional start.
  • “It’s still to be decided–and it isn’t clear if it will come up at the upcoming board meeting in Sea Island on Nov. 14, Ga.–if players who are members of the DP World Tour would have the right to designate an European circuit event as one their three electives.
  • In 2020, the PGA Tour and DP World Tour formed a strategic alliance and were strengthened by their merger last June when the rival LIV Golf series was introduced.”
  • The PGA Tour sent a directive to players on Oct. 25 and copies to tournaments on October 25, explaining that the policy board had decided that “players eligible for the distributions of the Player Impact Program will be subject to mandatory participation requirements. This means that they will have to play the elevated events if they are eligible and three additional FedEx Cup Events. This requirement has been modified by the policy board to allow the player to miss an elevated event for personal or professional reasons. … One of the fall events may be counted towards one of their FedEx Cup requirements.
  • “The Player Impact Program bonus distribution is the only punishment for failing to meet all mandatory participation requirements.”

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4. Chicago Golf Club wins Walker Cup

Brentley Romine, Golf Channel After hosting 12 USGA championships previously, Chicago Golf Club was awarded two more.

Tuesday’s announcement by the USGA stated that the Seth Raynor masterpiece, Wheaton, Illinois – one of five founding clubs of the USGA – will be host to the 2033 U.S. Women’s Open as well as the 2036 Walker Cup.

  • John Bodenhamer is the chief championships officer of USGA. He stated that “America’s history and golf cannot be told without Chicago Golf Club.” We are confident that Chicago Golf Club will provide memorable moments for all golfers, thanks to the support of its members and the iconic architecture of the game.
  • Charles Blair Macdonald was the first vice president of the USGA and U.S. Golf Association founder of Chicago Golf Club in 1892. Amateur champion, who also designed the original 18-hole layout for the club in 1893. Chicago Golf Club was one of five founding USGA member clubs a year later.

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5. Dusek: The distance debate is coming to an end

David Dusek, Golfweek The USGA and R&A, which are the governing bodies of golf, stated that distance is a problem in February 2020. Since then, they have carefully and methodically studied equipment testing methods, equipment design, and other aspects of the game to find a solution.

  • “The September 2 deadline was reached for industry insiders, manufacturers, and other stakeholders to submit USGA and R&A information, feedback, and research. With the holidays fast approaching, and only two months left in 2022, USGA and R&A have been reviewing submissions and are developing concepts to reduce distance.

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6. A coach who is a true influence

Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols The USGA and R&A, which govern golf, declared that distance is a problem in February 2020. Since then, they have been slowly but methodically studying different aspects of the game, including equipment testing methods and equipment designs, to find a solution.

  • “The September 2 deadline was reached for industry insiders, manufacturers, and other stakeholders to submit USGA and R&A information, feedback, and research. With the holidays fast approaching, and only two months left in 2022, USGA and R&A have been reviewing submissions and are developing concepts to reduce distance.

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7. DJ’s team shakeup

Mark Schlabach, ESPN …””Only a few days after winning LIV Golf’s first team title at Trump National Doral, Miami, Dustin Johnson, 4 Aces GC captain, is changing his roster for 2023. Sources confirmed this to ESPN on Tuesday.

  • “TalorGooch is moving to Niblicks GC. Bubba Watson is the captain, and Johnson’s team is replacing him with Peter Uihlein. Watson said last week to ESPN that he intends to change the team’s name before next season.
  • “Uihlein was a former world No. 1 ranked amateur and U.S. champion in 2010. Champion amateur, finished third in the season-long individual point race in LIV Golf’s inaugural year, earning him a $4,000,000 bonus.

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8. Lewis Hamilton joins TMRW Sports to become an investor

Gabrielle Herzig, GolfDigest Tiger Woods’s and Rory McIlroy’s new media and entertainment company, has announced that Lewis Hamilton, Formula One driver will be joining the team as an investor. This news is in anticipation of the release of a complete list of investors on Wednesday, via TMRW Sports’ twitter account.

  • Hamilton, a seven-time F1 champion, is an excellent addition to Woods and McIlroy’s duo. British Mercedes driver Hamilton holds the record for the most wins, pole positions and podium finishes in F1 racing. Hamilton, in addition to his F1 experience, is an avid golfer. Hamilton and Tom Brady teamed up in May to host a fundraising event at Miami Beach Golf Club before the Miami Grand Prix.

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9. Grand Canyon woman faces charges after hitting a ball into Grand Canyon

Michele Thiel, Yahoo A woman was accused of hitting a golfball and a club into the Grand Canyon. According to a statement from park officials.

  • “The Grand Canyon National Park’s Facebook Page posted a screenshot on October 27 showing a woman standing at the canyon’s South Rim near Mather Point with a golf club in her hand.
  • Do we really need to tell people not to hit golf balls into Grand Canyon? The caption added that throwing objects over the canyon’s rim is illegal and can endanger hikers as well as wildlife.

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