Quail Hollow makeover a challenge
Golfers know Quail Hollow during its years of hosting the PGA Tour’s Wells Fargo Championship. There are three refashioned holes on the front that may pose a serious problem for the players, the roughs have been growing in ever ready to punish a deviant drive, and the change of grass on the greens has resulted in a much higher speed than the previous. The PGA of America has relaxed it rules a bit due to which apprehensive players were seen out on the greens trying to make out as to exactly how to get the best out of the field in shorts. The preparatory phase was, therefore, a casual affair but the 156 player pool was taking serious stock of the situation seeing that it was the last major starting. But the players have not given up on the pitch and are working on their plans as of now.
August PGA Championship to be held in May
In a much-anticipated move by the PGA Association, the golf calendar is set to undergo a significant change as reports suggest that the August slot for the Championship is all set to be shifted to May. On being asked to confirm the news, a PGA of America spokesperson declined to comment on the matter adding that all was going to be cleared up during the news conference on Tuesday and that nothing could be made final before that. The new schedule is set to see the Players Championship go back to the month of March with the U.S. Masters setting the series off in April followed by the PGA in May. This move if implemented could see an ease of scheduling around the Olympics since golf has been inducted in the Games Program.
Kim In Kyung wins her first major
Korean golfer Kim In Kyung won her first major with a final round 71 and a 2 shot victory at the Kingsbarns Women’s British Open. IK Kim famously threw away her 2012 ANA Inspiration when she missed an on foot putt, but she seems to have put that heartbreak behind her as she has just won her first major. She was elated at the victory and talked about the rough patches she went through after her mistake in 2012 and how it had taught her to put exactly the same amount of effort in every shot including the shortest of the putts. Kim went into the finals with a six shot lead but won at an 18 under after opponent Jodi Ewart Shadoff hit a 64 finishing 16 under.