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This Week In Golf: Jan 30 – Feb 5

Mark Wahlberg shanks it into crowd on Waste Management Phoenix Open 16th hole

American film star Mark Wahlberg had a nightmare moment yesterday – as he shanked his tee shot into the crowd on the famous 16th Stadium hole at TPC Scottsdale.

Related: Waste Management Phoenix Open 16th Hole Memorable Moments

Not only was it in front of 20,000 people in a hostile environment, it was also live on the PGA Tour’s Facebook! Skip to 6 minutes on the video for the shot.


New Golf Tourism England Sponsorship to attract more Scandinavian golfers

Ullna Indoor Golf users will have the chance to win a trip to England¹s Golf Coast via social media

Golf Tourism England is launching a sponsorship campaign at Scandinavia’s largest and more popular indoor golf facility to attract more visits from Scandinavian golfers throughout February.

Centring on the state-of-the-art Ullna Indoor Golf, the targeted, month-long campaign will promote England’s world-class golf offer to drive inbound tourism.


Chris Wood opens new Mizuno fitting centre at Burnham and Berrow

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Three-time European Tour winner Chris Wood has opened a new Mizuno fitting centre at GM Top 100 course Burnham and Berrow in Somerset.

It is the 14th centre of its kind in the UK and Ireland, with others based at venues including Gleneagles, Celtic Manor, Royal Birkdale and Woburn Golf Club.


Paul McGinley’s pro golfers win Abu Dhabi Invitational

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The Ryder Cup-style event saw McGinley’s side beat Peter Schmeichel’s Celebrity All-Stars 13-6 at Yas Links Golf Club. All competitors played from the back tees with the professionals playing off a +5 handicap.

Among the stars lining up in the field for the tournament were football legends Peter Schmeichel, Ruud Gullit, Dwight Yorke and Roberto Di Matteo, cricketers James Anderson, Brian Lara and Jacques Kallis, rugby union World Cup winners Mike Tindall and David Campese and pop star Ronan Keating.