In this influential study, three golfers of different skill levels try a series of golf shots after consuming more and more alcoholic drinks to see how alcohol affects their game. A semi-pro, an amateur, and a casual golfer progress through five rounds of driving off the tee, hitting with an iron, and putting on the green - first while sober then adding 2 drinks with each round of shots. Sports Medicine Physician Dr. Ara Suppiah MD explains what's happening to each golfer under the influence.


The First Look: Travelers Championship

Bubba Watson defends his title and seeks to join the late Billy Casper as the only four-time winner of Connecticut’s annual PGA TOUR stop, as the circuit switches coasts back from Pebble Beach for its 36th visit to TPC River Highlands.

Brooks Koepka is slated to make the trek one week after his quest for a historic third consecutive U.S. Open title, while Phil Mickelson is set to end a 15-year absence from a place where he became the tournament’s only back-to-back winner in 2001 and ’02.

FIELD NOTES: Patrick Cantlay, whose first visit to Greater Hartford as a 2011 amateur featured a 60, is back for his fifth appearance. He’s just three weeks removed from winning the Memorial Tournament for his second TOUR win. … Paul Casey, who couldn’t close out a four-shot lead heading to last year’s final round, is back in search of an elusive Hartford win. He also was a playoff loser to Watson in 2015. … England’s Tommy Fleetwood will get his first look at TPC River Highlands. … Outgoing U.S. Amateur champ Viktor Hovland and Oklahoma State teammate Matthew Wolff are set to make their professional debuts. Two other freshly minted pros accepted invites – Collin Morikawa makes his third pro start and Justin Suh his second.

FEDEXCUP: Winner receives 500 points.

STORYLINES: Watson, who preceded last year’s victory with playoff wins in 2010 and ’15, now sets his sights on Casper’s Hartford standard. Casper captured what was then the Insurance City Open in 1963, following with victories in ’65, ’68 and ’73. … A Watson triumph also would lift him alongside Mickelson as the event’s only back-to-back winner. … Mickelson sets foot at River Highlands for the first time since 2003, when he tied for 58th in his bid for a three-peat. That’s when the event was played in August, rather than following the U.S. Open. … Each of the past five Travelers champions has won after playing the U.S. Open, though Russell Knox’s 2016 victory gets an asterisk. An Olympic shakeup that year moved the Travelers back to August. … Just four New Englanders have won in Hartford, though two came back-to-back in 2005 (Brad Faxon) and 2006 (J.J. Henry). The others are Paul Azinger (1987, ’89) and Bob Toski (1953). … The Travelers has gone to a playoff in each of the previous three odd-year editions – 2017 (Jordan Spieth), 2015 (Watson), 2013 (Ken Duke).

In 23 starts in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-am, Phil Mickelson has 11 top-10 finishes, including five victories. Check out some of his top moments on the Monterey Peninsula in California.


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Check out the top-5 shots of the week from the 2019 RBC Canadian Open, featuring Bubba Watson, Mackenzie Hughes, Adam Hadwin and Rory McIlroy.

The RBC Canadian Open Returns to Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Ontario, Canada. Brooks Koepka, Rory McIlroy and Bubba Watson will compete in the event. In 2018, Dustin Johnson claimed his 19th PGA TOUR victory with rounds of 68-66-65-66 to finish at 23-under-par and three shots clear of the field.

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Lexi Thompson Wins 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic in Dramatic Fashion with Bridgestone TOUR B X Ball

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf Tour team member Lexi Thompson continued one of the best Tour seasons in Bridgestone Golf’s history, with a dramatic come-from-behind victory at the 2019 ShopRite LPGA Classic. Thompson finished with a clutch eagle on the 18th hole to garner her 11th career LPGA victory and the 6th win for Bridgestone this season, including 5 with the TOUR B X golf ball. Thompson’s victory vaults her to #1 on the U.S. Solheim Cup points list.

The TOUR B Series golf balls represent Bridgestone’s most technologically-advanced models to date. During development, company engineers used data from nearly 350,000 in-person ball fittings, combined with insights from leading third-party industry sources, to identify needs of specific player types. They then drew on more than 800 golf ball patents to determine which proprietary technologies would most benefit each type of swing characteristics identified.

Returning to the scene of her professional debut just 9 years ago, Lexi carded a 12-under total of 201 to win the 54-hole event by two shots. In testing the TOUR B X ball with the Bridgestone R&D team this past fall, Thompson optimized her fit and acquired an additional 5 yards off the tee with improved accuracy. In addition, Thompson’s approach shots benefitted from her adoption of the TOUR B X as well, seeing a more preferred penetrating ball flight, perfect for cutting through the strong breezes of the Bay Course at Seaview all week.

Angel Yin Launches Yin Golf Academy to Help Leave Her Mark on Women's Golf

After Angel Yin finished practicing in the sunny Southern California sunshine, some days she would go to her club guy’s small studio that had radars for extra work at night. She wished she had more of an indoor space to work with.

The time in his studio gave birth to her goal of opening a golf academy. While she was on the shores of Hawaii in April, an opportunity hulaed to Yin to own her own academy.

“I want to open up a place so people that are very busy and work all day, to have time and an opportunity to hit and hang out,” Yin told LPGA.com.

The 20-year-old was contacted by her business partner that her former coach, Lucy Davies, was looking to sell her academy in Westlake Village. Yin jumped at the chance.

“An opportunity where everything is setup, location right off the freeway, it’s not something you get every day.”

Yin and her team launched an initial opening of Yin Golf Academy in early May, with a hard launch on June 15th.