Bunker to Bunker Golf Latest News AZ | Phoenix Arizona Golf Press Releases

When he hit his first-ever hole-in-one at Hayfields Country Club in Hunt Valley on Wednesday, Michael Thompson was naturally thrilled. When he aced a hole at Massanutten Resort in Stonewall, Va., within a 24-hour span, he was almost speechless.

"It was 19 hours," the 40-year-old IT consultant from Towson said. "A lot of guys wait 19 years for a hole-in-one. It's just wacky."

Thompson used a Titleist Vokey 54-degree wedge from 117 yards on Hole No. 11 at Hayfields at about 7:30 p.m. while competing in the club's weekly twilight men's league. The next day, he pulled out a Vokey 58-degree wedge from 105 yards on Hole No. 15 on Massanutten's Woodstone Meadows course at about 2:30 p.m.

Read More

Can Brooks Koepka defend his U.S. Open title?

Will Phil finally get his first U.S. Open win?

Pick the U.S. Open Champion AND the winning score for a chance to win 2 tickets to #thepeoplesopen 2019! (All ties broken by winning score, random draw after that).

Picks must be submitted before first ball-in-air on Thursday!

Submit Your Pick


Dustin Johnson returned to his TaylorMade Spider Tour putter at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, but for a brief moment during THE PLAYERS Championship, 17-time PGA TOUR winner mixed things up and inserted a new Spider Mini mallet.

TaylorMade believes Mini could be a good option for the golfer seeking a mallet in a smaller overall footprint. While the head size was reduced by 15 percent, when compared to Spider Tour, the putter still offers high-MOI properties and stability at 355 grams.

The reduction in head size results in a more forward CG — 37mm to 30mm away from the leading edge — which in turn allows the head to release through the hitting area like a blade putter.

"Spider Mini gives golfers a brand-new look and feel while still remaining very much a part of the Spider Tour family," said TaylorMade Tour manager Chris Trott. "It has the same Pure Roll insert and presents many of the same features that make Spider such a successful putter, but it is delivered in a scaled-down shape for those seeking a smaller footprint without sacrificing stable, high-MOI performance."

Last October, the European Tour announced it would implement a 40-second shot clock at the Austrian Open.

Well, the Austrain Open takes place this week and I absolutely love the idea.

Each player gets 40 seconds to hit a shot (50 seconds if he is first to play the approach, chip or a putt). Players will get a one-shot penalty for each bad time. Each player has two time extensions he can use to take twice the time allowed for that shot.

Read More

(COVINGTON, GA) – Bryson DeChambeau used Bridgestone Golf’s TOUR B X golf ball to capture victory at the PGA TOUR’s Memorial Tournament, conducted at Muirfield Village GC outside Columbus, OH.

The 24-year-old secured his second PGA TOUR title by eliminating two other players in a dramatic playoff. Averaging more than 306 yards off the tee, he trusted the TOUR B X’s aerodynamic Dual Dimple design to optimize distance. DeChambeau officially switched to the TOUR B X in late 2017, as the soft urethane cover provides superior spin and greenside control over his previous ball.

“The Bridgestone R&D team uses a wealth of data from their ball-fitting program as well as feedback from TOUR pros to inform golf ball design properties,” says DeChambeau. “I worked closely with Bridgestone’s team to find the model that perfectly fit my game and now have complete confidence in how my ball will perform in any situation.”

DeChambeau also wore Bridgestone Golf’s new TOUR B FIT Glove. High-end Cabretta leather coupled with FIT technology ensures a soft feel, consistent grip, and excellent durability. Enhanced flexibility around the palm and thumb provides optimum fit and soft tab technology ensures hand comfort.


DUBLIN, Ohio -- Hideki Matsuyama and Tiger Woods hit their stride at the end of their rounds at the Memorial Tournament presented by Nationwide, and it paid off in different ways.

Matsuyama was in the middle of the pack at Muirfield Village when he ran off four straight birdies and then holed out with a wedge from 130 yards on the 17th hole for an eagle that sent him to a 7-under 65 and a share of the lead with 19-year-old Joaquin Niemann of Chile and Abraham Ancer of Mexico.

"As the round went along, I played better and better," said Matsuyama, who got his first PGA TOUR win at the Memorial four years ago.

So did Woods, which helped him avoid another big number on a course where he has won five times. Woods three-putted from 25 feet to fall to 3 over with five holes to play. He answered with three straight birdies -- two of them on par 5s on the front nine -- and got up-and-down from 62 yards on the ninth hole for a 72.