Monday 27th February 2017.
Rickie Fowler recorded his 4th win on the PGA Tour by winning the Honda Classic in Palm Beach Gardens Florida.
Rickie recorded a -12 finishing 4 strokes ahead of his nearest rival Morgan Hoffman.
Rory Mcilroy came under a bit of social media pressure this week after accepting an invitation from the President of the United States for a round of golf.
Explaining his actions Mcilroy said that his decision was not an endorsement nor was it political of any kind, it was simply a round of golf. The New York Times polled 56 professional golfers and 50 said that if invited would play with The President.
Rory McIlroy returns to competitive golf this week, after 5 weeks on the sidelines with a rib injury. Rory will tee up in the WGC Mexico championship on his journey to Augusta hoping to claim the only major to elude him in a career grand slam.
Newly crowned world #1 Dustin Johnson tee’s it up in Mexico for his first tournament since claiming the crown from Jason Day, who will be missing from the lineup due to an ear infection and a bout of flu.
The first leg of the Europen Tours South African swing saw Darren Fichardt record his 5th professional tour win with a -15 at the Joburg Open in South Africa a shot clear of, Stuart Manley. This win by Fichardt earns him a place in this year’s Open at Royal Birkdale.
The R+A and USPGA have put forward plans to update the archaic rules of golf. They are proposing to reduce the rules from the current 34 to a more user-friendly 24.
Key changes include Rules to help with Pace of Play, how to drop a ball and relaxed Rule sin Penalty Area.
You can read all the proposals here.
That’s all for this week, have a great weeks golf and remember “In the breeze swing with ease“.