Who thinks calling in a fake bomb threat is a “joke”? Apparently Earl Woods Jr., the estranged half-brother of world no. 1 golfer Tiger Woods, according to local news reports in Phoenix. (continue reading…)
Watch the trailer below for “The Short Game” and it’ll make you smile while you’re slaving away in your cubicle. Then, when you get home tonight, watch the full documentary on Netflix and you’ll be inspired and smile again. And again.
David Duval used to be atop the golfing world, but he’s fallen a long ways in the past decade due to injuries and what-have-you. Now, he’s thinking about throwing the clubs in the garage and keeping them there if the upcoming season doesn’t pan out.
The former world no. 1 took to Twitter on Tuesday and announced he was seeking sponsor exemptions on the PGA Tour in 2014. However, he said that if he didn’t do what it took to keep his card — and he’s excited about the work he’s done with Chris O’Connell, Matt Kuchar’s swing coach, over the past year — he would no longer be asking for any more handouts going forward. He added the potential of “doing something else.” (continue reading…)
You may have already seen the video above here or here, but it’s new to us here at WUP. The weather sucks today (not just in NYC, I’m told) – it’s snowing. Hard. Snow usually makes me smile, but not when it’s freezing and you have to trudge through it, so this video of six-year-old Caleb C.’s new rap song, “Puttin’ 101,” will definitely brighten your day, wherever you are. (continue reading…)
Miguel Angel Jimenez beat Prom Meesawat and Stuart Manley on the first playoff hole with a birdie to not only successfully defend his title at the Hong Kong Open, but win the event for the fourth time. Jimenez, who turns 50 in less than a month, extended the record he set last year for the oldest winner on the European Tour to 49 years and 337 days.
With eight holes to play on Sunday at Sherwood, Tiger Woods was ready to start his victory lap on his way to the winner’s circle, the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, an 18-man annual cash grab that benefits his foundation (and the pockets of top PGA Tour players). Woods had a four-shot lead, with his only challenger being the scrappy Zach Johnson. What could go wrong?
The stage was set for Tiger to win triumphantly as he said goodbye to Southern California — since the event moves to Florida, Woods’ adopted home state beginning next year. (continue reading…)
The above composite is just a sampling of the looks, some of which come complete with clubs and other golf-related products.
Big shout-outs of appreciation to the companies and sponsors involved (in no particular order): adidas Golf, TaylorMade Golf, Nike Golf, Callaway Golf, Ashworth, Cross, Fairway & Greene, Zero Restriction, Fila Golf, Sun Mountain, Schriffen, Scheyden Precision Eyewear, KENTWOOL, Club Glove, Tin Cup, Maui Jim, G/FORE, Seamus Golf, Jones Golf Bags, CHAMP Spikes and ScoreBand. Also, a special thank you to Buffalo Communications, Jack Studios and Oliver Horovitz (for his caddying skills).
Stay tuned for the 2013 WUP Holiday Guide debuting later this week! Oh, and the look book will launch along with my newly-designed website in January. Woot!
The world is mourning the death of the beloved former South African President Nelson Mandela. Even Tiger Woods, who hasn’t been thrilled with Golf Channel as of late, gave a post-round TV interview to pay tribute to Mandela following the first round of the Northwestern Mutual World Challenge, the tournament he hosts that also benefits his foundation (but denied GC’s request after he shot 62 to take the second-round lead on Friday). (continue reading…)
Simon Dyson was fined $49,000 and handed a two-month ban and suspended for 18 months after being found guilty of a serious breach of the European Tour’s code of behavior as a result of an incident at the BMW Masters in Shanghai in October.
Dyson met with a three-man disciplinary panel that convened at the Tour’s headquarters in Wentworth on Thursday to determine his fate due to a rules violation, where he tapped down a spike mark with his ball that was directly in the line of his short par putt. He was disqualified from the tournament for signing an incorrect scorecard because he failed to add a two-shot penalty for his infraction. (continue reading…)