Arkansas native Kevin Jones has come full circle with another lead card showing at the United States Disc Golf Championship. Photo: Eino Ansio
ROCK HILL, S.C. – It's been 367 days since Kevin Jones broke out with an opening round stunner and landed on the lead card for round two of the 2017 United States Disc Golf Championship, as he unleashed an aerial assault that put the disc golf world on notice.
Paul McBeth was at his Sunday best with a final round comeback in Kentucky. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen / DGPT
On the same day Tiger Woods made a late charge at the British Open before ultimately falling short, the disc golfer most often compared to the stick-and-ball stalwart was able to finish his own triumphant comeback.
Eagle McMahon is now three for four on the PDGA National Tour in 2018. Photo: Alyssa Van Lanen
ESTACADA, Ore. – Eagle McMahon knew he had a three-shot lead over his closest cardmate as he headed into hole 12 during Sunday’s Beaver State Fling final at Milo McIver State Park’s Riverbend East Disc Golf Course. He was simply looking to nail down a victory.
Instead of a nail, though, that fastener came in the form of a pin.
Eagle McMahon is now two-for-two on the 2018 National Tour after a late-round Glass Blown Open victory. Photo: The Flight Record
EMPORIA, Kan. – If Winthrop Gold’s iconic hole 17 is disc golf’s most consequential, the Emporia Country Club’s 365-foot 16th is a worthy rival. And during Saturday’s final round of the Dynamic Discs Glass Blown Open, the picturesque, hair-raising island shot added another page to its growing legend.
Steve Hill and Sara Lamberson preview this week’s Jonesboro Open (4:52), the third event on the Disc Golf Pro Tour. Lisa Fajkus shares a putting tip (16:32) before Arkansas native Kevin Jones stops by for a chat (17:22). Steve and Sara make their picks (33:00), then look at Am Worlds Doubles in Texas (38:14) and Sara’s own charity doubles event in South Carolina (47:47). Finally, they discuss disc golf manufacturers’ April Fools jokes (52:25) before sharing Last Week in Disc Golf History (58:55).
21-year-old Rebecca Cox is embarking on her second full season of touring. Photo: PDGA
With a combined slate of 15 events in 2018, the PDGA National Tour and the Disc Golf Pro Tour are creating an opportunity for more professional disc golfers to pack up their cars, vans, and RVs and trek from sea to shining sea. Add in the various PDGA Majors and the Pro Tour Championship, and that number swells to almost 20 stops – and that doesn’t include the well-attended A-Tiers that provide players another shot at competing in the interim weeks.