This week's winners and losers from the golf world


Brittany Lincicome

Lincicome nailed it two weeks ago at the KPGA Women's PGA Championship when she suggested President Donald Trump's presence at the U.S. Women's Open could be "a big debacle." Sure enough, the president's arrival on Friday afternoon overshadowed much of the play and the biggest tournament in the women's game took a back seat to politics. Vindication, in a sense, for Lincicome, who took plenty of heat for her comments.

Left-hand low

It happened. Charles Barkley's golf swing has been fixed. The basketball Hall of Famer came to the American Century Championship this week with a swing that doesn't feature an unbelievable pause on the downswing. Barkley now gets through the golf ball in one motion, thanks to a left-hand low technique.

Bryson DeChambeau

DeChambeau validated his unusual approach to the game on Sunday, birdying seven of his last 11 holes to win his first PGA Tour title. The SMU alumnus snagged the $1.008-million paycheck, a two-year exemption on tour, and the final spot in the Open Championship next week.


New LPGA dress code

LPGA tour members were sent an email in early July informing them that, as of Monday, a new dress code would be implemented, according to Ashley Mayo of Golf Digest.

Here's a look at the changes:

  • Racerback with a mock or regular collar are allowed.
  • Plunging necklines are NOT allowed.
  • Leggings, unless under a skort or shorts, are NOT allowed.
  • Length of skirt, skort, and shorts MUST be long enough to not see your bottom area (even if covered by under shorts) at any time, standing or bent over.
  • Appropriate attire should be worn to pro-am parties. You should be dressing yourself to present a professional image.
  • Workout gear and jeans (all colors) NOT allowed inside the ropes.
  • Joggers are NOT allowed.

Golf has been trying to shed this stuffy image for years, and this doesn't help.

Callum Shinkwin

The Englishman came to the 72nd hole on Sunday needing just a par to win the Scottish Open for his first career European Tour victory. Shinkwin's four-foot par putt came up short, and he would go on to lose to Rafael Cabrera-Bello on the first extra hole.

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This week's winners and losers from the golf world
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Tiger drains his 1st birdie of the day at the Honda Classic
Haotong Li buried an ace on No. 6 at the Genesis Open
6th hole Par 3 - 191 6iron HOLE IN ONE!! ♠️🚩(-2 today)
Rory McIlroy's tee shot on No. 10 was pretty impressive
The par-4 10th @GenesisOpen: 287 yards. @McIlroyRory's tee shot (with an iron): 305 yards. 😳 #QuickHits
Bubba Watson holds a slim lead at Genesis Open after this par
Some pars are worth more than others. Bubba stays atop the leaderboard at 10 under! #QuickHits
Bubba Watson closes out the Genesis Open, receives standing ovation
Make it three! Congrats to @BubbaWatson on his @GenesisOpen victory. 🏆🏆🏆 #QuickHits
Derek Fathauer dunks one from 118 yards out
The dunk contest starts early in LA! #QuickHits
Justin Thomas has a run-in with some birds during interview
After his best round of the week @JustinThomas34 reflects on his Saturday in LA. With a couple extra "birdies" dropping by. 😂😂
Snedeker having a bit of trouble with his chip ...
Golf is hard.
Watson is in tears after securing his 10th TOUR win
It was an emotional moment for @BubbaWatson after his 10th TOUR win. 🔊🔊
Mickelson's fine day comes to an end with a birdie on 18
70-71-67-🤔 Lefty is still in the mix at 5 under! #QuickHits
The Genesis Open is drawing quite the crowd
It's a packed house at The Riv. 👀 ⛳️ 👀
Bubba Watson's front nine was a thing of beauty
Three 🐦. One 🦅. Five pars. Bubba closes out the front nine with a one-shot lead! #QuickHits
Phil Mickelson started his day off right with an eagle on No. 1
That's how you start your Saturday morning! #QuickHits
Kevin Na's approach shot on No. 10 was brilliant
What. A. Shot. 🌀🎯 #QuickHits
Mickelson is finishing strong with a birdie on No. 17
Lefty isn't done yet! 🐦 👍 #QuickHits
John Daly sinks an ace at Chubb Classic
Bubba Watson heads into Sunday with the lead
Hats off to @bubbawatson. 👏👏 He holds a one-shot lead going into Sunday!