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Megha Ganne is playing Junior/Amateur Golf.

Last week she won the 2021 Rolex Junior Player of the Year.



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19 year old Akshay Bhatia won his first start on the Korn Ferry tour. 3rd youngest player to win on the tour after Jason Day and Sung Jae Im.

Seemingly he had a girl caddy for him who knew nothing about golf a few months ago. Perhaps, an Instagrammable experience for her?


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Avani Prashanth becomes 1st Indian woman to play Augusta Women's Amateur final round.

Megha Ganne missed the cut.

https://thebridge.in/amp/golf/avani-pra ... ound-30414


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Diksha Dagar has won a gold medal at the 2022 Deaflympics. Previously, in the 2017 edition she had won a Silver medal.


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prajgolf wrote: Thu May 12, 2022 5:23 am Diksha Dagar has won a gold medal at the 2022 Deaflympics. Previously, in the 2017 edition she had won a Silver medal.
Congratulations to Diksha. Playing on the professional tour has clearly helped her.


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Viraj Madappa is playing the inaugural LIV Golf event in England.

He finished T-30 but picked up a check for $156K. The last placed player in field of 48 picked up $120K.

Apparently, some crazy money is being put out by the Saudi government to sportswash their regime. Several big PGA tour players have received guaranteed signing amounts of $100MM or more. Rumors are that Tiger Woods was offered close to $1 BN which he apparently turned down.


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LIV Golf is going to create a big headache for all the current established golf tours.
PGA Tour has already suspended around 17 players for playing this event incl. Dustin Johnson, Mickelson, Oosthuizen, Garcia, Schwartzel, Poulter, Westwood etc.
DeChambeau, Patrick Reed are next to join livgolf.

Prize money is insane. The winner won USD4.75 million in total for a 3 round event this week in London.
Last placed player with a score of 24 over!!! a whopping 31 shots behind the winner still gets $120,000!! Viraj Madappa qualified as he finished top 6 in an Asian Tour event the previous week and pocketed $154,000 with a score of +9, which probably would have been a missed cut and 0 earning in a normal event. Each event has a prize money of $25 million…

The prize money is on top of signing on fees ranging from $200 million for Mickelson, 150 million for Dustin, 135 for DeChambeau…..
Just a comparison- Dustin Johnson has won $75 million career money for a career considered very successful and here he gets signing on fees double his career earnings….

Let’s see where and how this ends.
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It’s like the Kerry Packer of cricket. It will have a lasting impact; make no mistake.