Recent Golf News
Change of Plans: 22-Year-Old Rookie, Derek Ernst Goes From Alternate To Wells Fargo Championship Winner
Derek Ernst took just eight tries to accomplish something that it takes some golfers years, if not a lifetime, to accomplish: win a tournament on the PGA Tour. The rookie, fresh off his four-year career at UNLV, was not even supposed to attend the Wells Fargo Championship in Charlotte, North Carolina when he received a phone call that would ultimately change his life. Just six days before the event began, Ernst received a call from the PGA telling him he was in the tournament as the fourth alternate. Ernst took full advantage of his last minute invite, leading a stacked field of seasoned PGA Tour veterans, ultimately hoisting the trophy for his inaugural victory on TOUR.
“I never got this far in my dreams.” Those were Bubba Watson’s famed words following his dramatic performance to win the 2012 Masters Tournament. While he may not have dreamed about ever winning one of golf’s most prestigious tournaments, he now has big dreams of adding to his green jacket collection. The week is here that he will begin that quest.
Just when you thought he couldn’t possibly get any cooler; Bubba Watson strikes again! Earlier this year, the captivating southpaw teamed up with his esteemed boy band “The Golf Boys,” consisting of fellow PGA Tour stars Rickie Fowler, Ben Crane and Hunter Mahan, to produce the much anticipated “2.Oh” music video. There is a new viral video being passed around at rapid speed, featuring Watson, minus his band mates this time around, with an exciting twist. The video has swept the nation this week, trending across all channels of media. You’ve most likely seen it already, but just in case you’ve been in a remote forest or hiding under a rock, void of any Internet capabilities, we’d like to share with you the story that is…”Bubba’s Hover!”