Ian Baker-Finch talks sandbelt golf, negative thoughts and commentating

We could listen to Ian Baker-Finch talk golf all day, here’s a fabulous 45minute chat with the 1991 Open Champion.

I don’t know a lot about the MrShortGame podcast but I stumbled upon this great one featuring Ian Baker-Finch.

Here IBF chats about life growing up in Australia and his journey from tall teenager to winning the Open Championship, through to life as a golf commentator on the PGA Tour.

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VIDEO Chile’s Mito Pereira takes 3-stroke lead at US PGA Championship

In just his second major championship, Mito Pereira leads the US PGA Championship going into the final round.

Prior to the 2022 US PGA Championship, Cile’s Mito Pereira had only played in one major championship – a missed cut at the 2019 US Open.

While yet to win on the PGA Tour, Pereira gets his chance to make history tomorrow, going into the final round at 9-under par, three shots ahead of Matt Fitzpatrick and Will Zalatoris.

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Minjee Lee’s New Jersey triumph

Three late birdies have delivered Minjee Lee the seventh LPGA Tour title of her career at the Cognizant Founders Cup at Upper Montclair Country Club in New Jersey.

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A one-shot leader at the start of the final round, Lee had to battle through struggles with her normally stellar iron play to stave off a charging Lexi Thompson, holing a three-foot birdie putt at the 72nd hole for a closing two-under 70, a 19-under total and a two-shot victory.

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“There remains in the non-golf population a mythical link between wealth and golf”

I just wanted to direct you all to this considerate article by Rod Morri over at Golf Australia: Golf. A Rich Person’s Sport?

It came about on the back of a tweet about the inaccurate link between golf and wealth.

“Disappointingly, a small minority took the bait and reacted with abuse (hardly helpful to improving the image of the game they profess to love) but an encouraging majority instead attempted to engage with reasoned and reasonable responses.

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