Dec
16
2014
By Stephanie Wei under General

Welcome to this year’s edition of the WUP Holiday Gift Guide. It’s not quite as fancy as last year’s — no special photoshoot — but I think there’s more diversity and a variety of options in different price ranges, so you can find a special gift for your golfer friends and family.

Happy Holidays!

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Dec
12
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Gossip

adam scott wife

One thing’s for sure — Adam Scott is one discreet individual. He tied the knot this past April in a very private ceremony (where guests received invites to a “garden party”) with longtime girlfriend Marie Kojzar in the Bahamas. Now, the world no. 3 golfer has revealed that he and his wife are expecting their first child in nine weeks, according to Australian Golf Digest.

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Dec
10
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Wei Goes Golfing
Teeing off at Kohanaiki

Teeing off at Kohanaiki

I should’ve written and published this post *before* I departed for the press trip to the Big Island of Hawaii last Saturday, but hindsight is 20/20 and last week was an unusually busy, hectic week (for a golf media person in December). As you’ve surely gathered from my social media channels, I’m staying at nice resorts, playing golf, eating well and taking in gorgeous sunsets on the Big Island. 

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Dec
10
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Rory McIlroy

It was revealed in Commercial Court on Tuesday that Rory McIlroy “deliberately ‘wiped clean’ up to eight cell phones, which may have contained significant information relating to his ongoing legal battle with his former management company, Horizon Sports, according to the Irish Times. Apparently, McIlroy completed the “factory resetting” of the phones — which also included those of three other key parties in the case, such as his father, Gerry McIlroy.

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Dec
5
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods showed signs of improvement Friday, following his dismal performance Thursday at Isleworth Country Club. In the second round of the Hero World Challenge, Woods posted a two-under 70, despite a double-bogey on the last hole — which included a(nother) chunked chip.

Woods carded a three-over total at the halfway mark of the tournament that benefits his foundation. Although he trimmed seven strokes from his first round, he remains in last place in the 18-man field. 

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Dec
5
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

If you travel to play in a golf tournament in South Africa, you may encounter unique, unexpected hazards and widlife — one of them is getting chased by a baboon, which is exactly what happened to Luke Donald, who holds the halfway lead at the Nedbank Challenge.

The Englishman’s most significant challenge may have been evading the charging creature. He was warned by playing partner Shane Lowry of the possible threat.

“It didn’t really pay any attention to me, but gave me a bit of a fright when Shane said, ‘watch out!” said Donald, who fired a nine-under 63 to take a two-shot advantage heading into the weekend.

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Dec
2
2014
By Stephanie Wei under Tiger Woods

Tiger Woods is making his competitive return to golf at this week’s Hero World Challenge — which benefits his foundation — at his old stomping grounds, Isleworth Country Club, after missing the cut at the PGA Championship in August. This will be his second attempt to comeback from his nagging back injury this year. But this time he’s ready — and he’s returning fresh with a new swing and swing consultant, and new Nike clubs and a new Nike ball.

Woods also has a new sponsor, the same company that’s backing his tournament — Hero MotoCorp, the world’s largest manufacturer of two-wheelers, announced a global sponsorship agreement.

Woods, who spoke to the press (his favorite!) on Tuesday, has a new swing, as well — well, kind of.

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