“I know I didn’t cheat”: Mark Hensby responds to PGA Tour doping ban

The PGA Tour has banned Mark Hensby for one-year for failing to provide a drug test sample.

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Mark Hensby has responded to the one-year ban placed on him by the PGA Tour for failing to provide urine sample for a drug test.

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Golf will no longer take TV viewer calls on rules violations

Golf’s ruling bodies have announced that golf tournaments will no longer be accepting viewer call-in’s in regard to player rules violations.

In light of the chaos that followed Lexi Thompson’s dodgy ball marking and subsequent penalty at the ANA Inspiration event, the R&A and USGA have decided that of January 1, 2018 a local rule will be introduced that will prohibit TV viewers from influencing the outcome of rules violations during a golf tournament.

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Melbourne’s Metropolitan Golf Club to host World Cup of Golf in 2018

The PGA Tour have announced that the 2018 World Cup of Golf will be played at Metropolitan Golf Club on Melbourne’s sandbelt, November 21-25, 2018.

Metropolitan Golf Club’s 5th hole. Photo Credit: Gary Lisbon

After a successful tournament at Kingston Heath in 2016 that saw Søren Kjeldsen and Thorbjørn Olesen lead Denmark to their first World Cup victory, the PGA Tour have decided to return the event to Australia in 2018 and hold the event at Metropolitan Golf Club (November 21-25, 2018).

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Super Smith wins a thrilling Australian PGA Championship

Queenslander Cameron Smith has thrilled a hometown crowd winning the 2017 Australian PGA Championship on the second playoff hole against New South Welshman Jordan Zunic.

Cameron Smith with the Joe Kirkwood Trophy after winning the 2017 Australian PGA Championship Credit: PGA of Australia

Courtesy of PGA of Australia

Smith shot rounds of 67, 68, 68 and 67 to finish regulation play on 18-under the card alongside Zunic, who began the final round with a three shot lead.

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VIDEO / Cameron Smith explains ‘schoolies’ and ‘toolies’ to Jonas Blixt

Cameron Smith drove good mate Jonas Blixt around the Gold Coast in a Lexus as part of the build-up promotion to the 2017 Australian PGA Championship at Royal Pines.

This video from the PGA of Australia shows Smith driving Blixt around in a Lexus. One hilarious has Smith (who still looks barely older than a ‘schoolie’) explaining to Blixt the difference between a ‘schoolie’ and a ‘toolie’.

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The Stenson shank and the Rumford reload

The first day of the 2014 WGC Cadillac Championship has been delayed due to bad weather and many players will complete their opening rounds tomorrow morning, but it wasn’t without a few lowlights.

Australia’s Brett Rumford got off to a watery start to the tournament. Starting his round on the par-5 10th hole at Doral’s Blue Monster course, Rumford hit his first three tee shots into the water to card an 11 to be 6-over the card after his first hole.

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