Category Archives: General

Jul
7
2015
By Stephanie Wei under General

Donald Trump

Add ESPN to the growing list of companies to cut ties with Donald Trump, following his derogatory remarks about Mexican immigrants in his presidential launch speech. The World Wide Leader has decided to move next week’s ESPY Celebrity Golf Classic from Trump National Golf Club to Pelican Hill Golf Club on July 14. 

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Jul
3
2015

Donald Trump

Donald Trump, who is (seriously) running for president (yes, of THE COUNTRY), has many ties in the golf world and business relationships with golf’s major organizations, including the USGA, the PGA of America, the PGA Tour, the LPGA and the R&A. Don’t get me wrong, Trump has been a strong supporter of golf, but perhaps the industry should consider distancing themselves from the mogul now that he’s declared Mexican immigrants as criminals, drug dealers and rapists

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Jul
2
2015

bubba watson general lee

Bubba Watson is the proud owner of one of the official General Lee cars from the hit TV show in the late 1970s “Dukes of Hazzard.” The car, of course, has a Confederate flag emblazoned on the top. In light of recent events, Watson announced via Twitter that he will be painting over it with an American flag.

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May
4
2015

For the second time in the past couple of weeks, I joined Shane Ryan on his podcast, “Friends of Tiger” to talk about the past week in golf.

It’s been an interesting week or so for me. The PGA Tour revoked my media credentials last Thursday essentially because I used Periscope to live-stream part of a practice round (starring Masters champ Jordan Spieth).

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May
2
2015

As I tweeted on Thursday, my national media credentials were revoked by the PGA Tour because I used Periscope, a new live-streaming app, to broadcast content during Monday’s practice round at the WGC-Cadillac Match Play Championship. Here’s the background story behind the incident and the proceeding fallout. 

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Mar
29
2015

Tiger Woods, who hasn’t played competitive golf since early February due to injury to his game and health, is dropping outside of the top 100 in the world rankings for the first time since he entered it after capturing his maiden victory on the PGA Tour in 1996. Yep, it’s been almost 20 years that the former world no. 1 was ranked inside the top 100 golfers on the planet.

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Mar
12
2015
2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

2011 NCAA Champions: Augusta State

In the latest development of the Patrick Reed saga, a former Augusta State teammate has agreed to provide his account of Reed’s suspension for the first two events of the 2009-10 season, which occurred following his transfer to the school from the University of Georgia.

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Dec
31
2014
By Stephanie Wei under General

As 2014 comes to an end, let’s look back and reflect on WUP’s favorite moments and memories from our year in golf. Most of them are included in the picture/video above, but the best of them deserve to be accompanied by a paragraph or two. 

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