The Daily: LPGA Major Update, ‘Beef’ Snacks, Westwood Channels Seve, More

In today’s PGW Daily, rain has invaded the Italian Open, the LPGA is in France, and we flash back to a younger Justin Rose.

Evian Update – Chun Killing It

With all the talk of Lydia Ko, Ariya Jutanugarn, and Brooke Henderson, Rookie and South Korean star In Gee Chun came into the Evian Championship, the last major of the LPGA season, a little under the radar.

 
After a sizzling first round 63, which included eight birdies in her first 13 holes, Chun leads the Evian. She hit all 18 greens in regulation. The world’s #7 ranked female golfer, is coming off three straight top-eight finishes. Nicknamed “Dumbo”, she made headlines last season when she won the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open. It was her first time playing the U.S. Open.

Lexi Under the Weather

Lexi Thompson, the highest ranked American female golfer, had to play the first round of the Evian Championship after spending the night awake and sick. Through 10 holes, Lexi is at even-par, eight strokes behind leader In Gee Chun.

Steven Bowditch Tweet of the Day

Steven Bowditch, who has been struggling on Tour this year, likes to poke fun at himself on twitter. His most recent post is hilarious:

Sunrise Doesn’t Get Nicer Than This

The Champions Tour is at Pebble Beach this week, and recorded the morning sunrise from #18.

Flashback of the Day

Justin Rose way back in 1999 with his TaylorMade clubs. It is amazing how much golf club technology has progressed.

Weather Woes

The European Tour is in Italy this week. So is the rain. By the looks of the 18th green, this may get delayed a bit.

Club Cover of the Day

The Web.com Tour is in Boise for the Albertson’s Boise Open, the second round of the Web.com finals. Keith Mitchell has one of the more interesting putters out there.

Beef Golf Post of the Day

Andrew ‘Beef’ Johnston, who is in Boise this week attempting to acquire a PGA Tour card is eating the kind of snack you would expect him to be eating:

He also talked food:

Tweet of the Day

John Peterson had someone try to poke fun at him. His response was great.

Comparing Legends

This post from bhughesgolf shows the swings of Sam Snead and a very young Tiger Woods.

GIF of the Day

The PGA Tour posted a GIF of another Bryan Bros amazing trick shot:

For a Good Cause

LPGA World #1 Lydia Ko is helping out a charity:

Shot of the Day

Lee Westwood had a drive end up in a rough position during the Italian Open Pro-Am.

Equipment Profile

The Big Bertha OS irons and hybrids from Callaway are among the most exciting releases coming tomorrow.

Joel Cook

Joel Cook is Pro Golf Weekly's Lead Writer. He is a member of the Golf Writer's Association of America.



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DATES 9/21 - 9/24
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