The GEO Foundation for Sustainable Golf recognized the Waste Management Phoenix Open as the first golf tournament in the world to achieve “GEO Certified® Tournament” status for five years in a row for the event’s leadership in sustainability.
The 2021 tournament, played February 1-7 at TPC Scottsdale in Scottsdale, Ariz., received the international award for sustainability in golf from the Scotland-based organization by completing a custom-built program for golf tournaments, including document and evidence submission, third-party verification carried out by the Council for Responsible Sport (the official verification body for GEO Certified Tournaments in North America), a thorough review by GEO, and by agreeing to a range of Continual Improvement Points.
Hosted by The Thunderbirds, an Arizona-based civic organization, and sponsored by WM, North America’s largest environment solutions provider, the WM Phoenix Open became a GEO Certified Tournament in 2017 when the PGA TOUR event became the world’s first GEO Certified Tournament.
HOUSTON – “There’s no way I should be standing here,” Jason Kokrak laughed in the moments following his third PGA Tour victory at the Houston Open.
Kokrak’s surprise went well beyond the normal Tour player humility in victory. In fact, it was a mild surprise he even played the event.
“I contemplated actually withdrawing because I was hitting it so bad,” he admitted following his come-from-behind victory over Scottie Scheffler and Kevin Tway.
So bad, in fact, that he told swing coach Drew Steckel “I can’t play.”
In the final round of the 2021 Hewlett Packard Enterprise Houston Open, Matthew Wolff makes a hole-in-one with a 9-iron from 186 yards on the par-3 9th hole.
The beauty of golf is that every swing is different and there’s not a single way to do it.
To celebrate his birthday, The Open Championship threw it back on Instagram to World Number 1 Jon Rahm's interview where he noted some of the challenges he faced as he learned to swing the club. Rahm is known for his short, powerful and precise swing but not many people know the incredible backstory behind his remarkable stroke.
Born with a club foot, Rahm spent the first months of his life in a cast as doctors worked to correct this ailment. A result of his treatment, Rahm was left with limited mobility & stability in his right ankle which required him to adapt his swing to his physical limitations.