Last week in golf: Hosung's petition, stolen clubs, weird new rules
"Last week in golf" is a look back at the compelling, funny, and often strange stories from around the golf world over the past seven days.
Petition to get Hosung to Phoenix
Asian Tour sensation Hosung Choi first broke onto the scene this past June with his eccentric golf swing and on-course antics. Now, there is a petition to get the human highlight reel into the biggest party on the PGA Tour - the Waste Management Open in Phoenix - as a sponsor's exemption.
Imagine this at the iconic stadium hole, No. 16:
Go sign the petition, now.
Pro's stolen clubs miraculously return
Cody Blick became golf-famous when his clubs were stolen from a rental house in Arizona during Web.com Tour qualifying, right before his final round. He took to Instagram to offer a $5,000 reward to whoever turned them in.
The clubs never showed up but Blick managed to fire a final-round 63 with a mismatched set he put together at the last minute, and earned his Web.com Tour card.
After giving up the search for his stolen clubs, they reappeared after a wild series of events. Here's the Coles Notes version:
An Arizona woman encountered a homeless man, and instead of giving him a couple of dollars, she asked if he had anything to sell. The man went to his tent and presented a beat up Titleist bag full of clubs stamped with the word "Blick." The woman paid $75 and took to the internet to search "Blick." She stumbled across Cody's story, reached out to his mother, and sold the clubs back to his mom for $300.
Unfortunately, the bag was ruined and the clubs damaged, but at least Blick has his sticks back.
Weird new rules
The governing bodies of golf implemented updated rules for 2019, making the Tournament of Champions the first time players and viewers got a taste of the new procedures.
Dropping from the knee looks ... odd.
The internet had some fun practicing different knee-high techniques.
Also, putting with the pin in is fully legal and pros are taking advantage.
Even on short ones.
PGA Tour - Tournament of Champions: Xander Schauffele (-23)
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