Author: Keegan Rush

I am the Co-Founder of Almost Average Golf and Blue Pack Marketing. I am originally from Little Washington, NC and despite being bad at golf myself, love to watch good golfers and social media golfers alike. My writing has been nationally syndicated for Bleacher Report, Yardbarker and MSN.

Jon Rahm, the Spanish golf star, has made headlines again. This time, it’s for his amazing rise to become the second-highest-paid athlete in the world, according to the latest Forbes list. The 29-year-old’s decision to join the controversial LIV Golf league in December 2023 has paid off big time, with his total earnings reaching an estimated (yet astonishing) $218 million over the past year. Jon Rahm’s move to LIV Golf didn’t go over well with everyone. He’d said he’d stay with the PGA Tour, no matter what the Saudi-backed league offered. However, the reported $350 million contract was just too…

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Delta Airlines recently found itself at the center of a social media storm after the East Tennessee State University (ETSU) golf team posted a video exposing the mishandling of their golf equipment by airline employees. The ETSU golf team, known for its competitive spirit and recent successes, was en route to the NCAA Championships in Carlsbad, California, when they encountered an incident that could have jeopardized their performance.  The team, coming off a strong second-place finish at the NCAA Chapel Hill Regionals in North Carolina, was hopeful and excited as they boarded their flight to California. However, their journey took…

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The countdown is on to the next men’s major of 2024, the US Open. The excitement is building as players from the PGA Tour, DP World Tour, and LIV Golf, as well as many amateurs, are competing for a spot at Pinehurst No. 2 in the Village of Pinehurst, North Carolina. This prestigious location will be the setting for the national championship in June, marking the fourth US Open. The US Open is set to take place from June 13 to 16 and will feature a field of 156 golfers. As of May 20, 83 players have already earned their…

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The ongoing talks between the PGA Tour policy board and the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF) have been all anyone’s been talking about in the golf world. The goal is to reach a framework agreement that could potentially change golf on a global scale. The negotiations have had their ups and downs, but they’re still going strong. The latest from Lauren Hirsch of The New York Times about these ongoing talks offer some insight into the current state of the potential agreement. Despite the hurdles, both parties are still trying to make it happen, showing their dedication to the future…

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Xander Schauffele’s recent win at the 2024 PGA Championship was the biggest moment in his career so far. This win was more than just a testament to his skill and determination. It was also a celebration of the enduring partnership with his caddie and close friend, Austin Kaiser. The pair’s journey from college teammates to PGA Tour champions is a story of friendship, trust, and mutual respect. Xander Schauffele and Austin Kaiser first met at San Diego State University, where they were both key members of the San Diego State Aztecs golf team. Their friendship began on the college golf…

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The Charles Schwab Challenge is set to return to the Colonial Country Club in Fort Worth, Texas, next weekend. This tournament, steeped in history and tradition, has been a fixture on the PGA Tour since 1946, making it one of the longest-running events on the tour. Designed by John Bredemus and opened in 1936, Colonial Country Club staged the US Open as soon as 1941, after Perry Maxwell had altered holes three, four and five. This wonderful classic course has hosted this event since its inception and on the PGA Tour, only the Masters has been staged at the same…

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The 2024 PGA Championship was a big deal for the 16 players on the LIV Golf breakaway tour. Both exempted players and players who received special invitations from the PGA of America, were eager to showcase their skills on one of golf’s biggest stages. The PGA prides itself on hosting the best field in golf, and the inclusion of these players from Greg Norman’s Saudi-backed tour was a testament to that commitment. The results were mixed for LIV Golfers, with 11 players making the one-under cut mark, leaving 78 players in contention for the weekend. However, Jon Rahm was the…

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The world of golf was shocked when Scottie Scheffler, the world’s No. 1 golfer, was detained outside Valhalla Golf Course prior to the second round of the PGA Championship. The 2024 PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Kentucky, was marred by a tragic accident that resulted in a fatal collision between a shuttle bus and a pedestrian. The incident caused a major traffic jam that ultimately led to the arrest of the world’s No. 1 golfer, Scottie Scheffler. The golfer was arrested by Louisville Metro Police and booked into the Department of Corrections on charges of second-degree assault,…

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Bryson DeChambeau has often been the center of attention for both his unique style and his performances. The 2024 PGA Championship was no exception. DeChambeau’s final round was nothing short of dramatic as he narrowly missed out on his second major title.  Despite the disappointment of coming up one shot short of victory, with Xander Schauffele birdieing the final hole for the win, DeChambeau had a remarkable weekend. His performance moved him up to 35th in the latest world rankings, and it was yet another major where he was in contention on the final day. After fading in his pursuit…

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Michael Block will be in the field at the PGA Tour’s Charles Schwab Challenge this weekend. It will be his second high-profile tournament in a row, following his appearance in the 2024 PGA Championship. His “golf Cinderella” story has resurfaced as a reminder that the beauty of golf lies in the fact that even the humblest player can have his minute (or tournament) of glory. Unlike most immensely talented golfers, Michael Block didn’t grow up dreaming of a life on tour. His goals were much more humble, revolving around a plan that he devised very early in his life. “I…

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