For the full breakdown of this weekend in Professional Golf, check out the January 11th episode of Stick & Hack Reacts.

Sentry Tournament of Champions

Cameron Smith finished a record-breaking weekend in first place, with the number 1 player in the world, Jon Rahm, following closely behind. Although Smith played the most under par in PGA Tour history, he only won by one stroke on the 18th hole. 

Picture this – You’re Matt Jones. You won a PGA tournament last year, you’re an up-and-coming player on the PGA Tour, but not yet a household name. You shoot 23 under on Saturday and Sunday, and you come out in third place. 

Jones told Golf Channel,If you told me I would have shot 32 under I would have been more than happy to sit in the clubhouse and let everyone play and see what happens.”


LPGA Increases Purse for U.S. Women’s Open

The disparity between the PGA and LPGA has been a topic of discussion for the past few months. This weekend, the LPGA announced that the U.S. Women’s Open would be raising its purse to $10 Million. 

In previous years, this tournament has only had a $5.5 million prize. This figure is a fair bit closer to the $12 million purse of the PGA equivalent. The LPGA also announced five new venues as part of their season.

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