April 21, 2015 - 1:31pm
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Road to the PGA Championship
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In partnership with WGT Golf, the PGA of America has launched the "Road to the PGA Championship" golf game, which you can play right here on www.PGA.com.

Do you enjoy golf video games? If so, you're going to love this.

In partnership with WGT Golf, the PGA of America has launched the "Road to the PGA Championship" golf game -- a four-month program of rotating online tournaments featuring four past, present and future PGA Championship venues -- which you can play right here on www.PGA.com.

The courses featured in the video game will be Valhalla, Kiawah Island's Ocean Course, Whistling Straits (site of the 2015 PGA Championship) and Bethpage Black.

The Valhalla tournament, going on now, is a 9-hole closest to the pin contest. The Kiawah Island and Bethpage tournaments will be full-course tournaments, while the format for Whistling Straits will be announced in July.

Prizes are available for each tournament for World Golf Tour members.

WGT Golf, creator of the games, combine both 2D and 3D technologies to create the world's most photo-realistic online gaming experience, in both golf and baseball, with highly interactive multi-player game play.

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WGT Golf (www.WGT.com) is the No. 1 free golf game on web and mobile with over 450 million virtual rounds played. WGT Golf features 24 famous virtual golf courses including Merion, Pebble Beach and St Andrews. Along with the new "Road to the PGA Championship" feature, WGT Golf runs the annual virtual U.S. Open in partnership with the USGA, and has partnered with NBC's Golf Channel and David Leadbetter. WGT Golf offers a range of virtual golf equipment from leading manufacturers, including Callaway, Cleveland, Nike, Ping, Srixon and TaylorMade.

Learn more at www.WGT.com.
 

WGT Golf, PGA launch Road to the PGA Championship video game
April 21, 2015 - 9:39am
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Mathias Schjoelberg
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Mathias Schjoelberg, a golfer at Arizona State University, pulled off an incredible backward shot.

Golf trick shots sure are fun to watch, but because of the incredible Bryan Brothers, it's rare now to stumble across something that blows my mind that I haven't seen before.

However, this is one of those times.

Ryan Ballengee of Golf News Net spotted these Instagram videos of Arizona State golfer Mathias Schjoelberg performing a couple of shots sure to make you say, "Wow!" at your desk.

This one was my favorite:

 

Getting good at the shots I'll never need. #golf #golfer #asu #asugolf #sundevils

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There was also this one, from a bunker. The shot itself is fantastic, but difficult to appreciate because of the camera angle.

 

Sunday funday! #golf #golfer #golfgods #golfgrinders

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What is it with Arizona State golfers and their proficiency in backwards shots?

Here's a former Arizona State golfer you may have heard of -- Phil Mickelson -- and one of his backwards gems.

Even better than the shot? Mickelson's inflection when he said, "This shot is fun!"

Here's one more:

Must-see over-the-shoulder shot by Arizona State golfer
April 20, 2015 - 8:33am
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April 20, 2015 - 7:25am
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S.Y. Kim
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Sei Young Kim chipped in on the final hole of regulation to force a playoff in the Lotte Championship, then sank a long-iron shot from more than 150 yards out for the victory.

As far as last-minute dramatics are concerned, you'd be hard-pressed to find anything in golf more special than what S.Y. Kim did Sunday on the LPGA in the Lotte Championship in Oahu on Saturday.

Playing the 18th hole in regulation, Kim needed a par to force a playoff with Inbee Park.

RELATED: Sei Young Kim wins Lotte Championship with hole-out eagle

After hitting her tee shot in the water, it wasn't looking good for Kim... and that's when the fireworks started.

From just off the green, Kim managed to chip in for an incredible par to earn her spot in the playoff. That was sensational, but the grand finale was still to come.

On the first hole of the playoff with Park -- playing the same hole -- Kim found the fairway with her tee shot, barely clearing the water.

Then, from 154 yards out with an 8-iron in her hands, Kim couldn't have dreamed up a a better ending -- she holed the shot for eagle and a walk-off win.

Here's video of the chip-in, followed by the tournament-ending eagle:

 

Late dramatics lead to sensational win for LPGA's S.Y. Kim
April 19, 2015 - 10:18am
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April 18, 2015 - 5:33pm
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Brendon Todd almost can't believe his final chip of the day found the bottom of the cup.

Talk about finishing a great round in style.

Brendon Todd was already well on his way to shooting the best round of the day Saturday in the third round of the RBC Heritage at Harbour Town when his ball landed just shy of the green at No. 18. Nearly everyone in the crowd -- and television commentators alike -- thought just getting the ball close to the hole for a nice up-and-down would suffice.

Q&A: Brendon Todd

But Todd obviously had other ideas. Watch:

 

 

There's something magical about the 18th at Harbour Town. It's the same hole where Matt Kuchar holed out from the bunker on the final hole to win the tournament last year.

Watch: Brendon Todd holes chip for 63