By Patrick Hester

Here’s an aggregate list of the hottest stories trending in golf for Monday, April 25, 2016.

Rory McIlroy picks French Open over WGC Invitational

The BBC reports that Rory “believes the course in Paris will better prepare him for The Open.”
GolfDigest is talking about how “Mcllroy’s decision will come as a huge boost for the European Tour which was annoyed by the PGA Tour moving the WGC-Bridgestone Invitational into the same week as the French Open, continental Europe’s oldest national championship.” said, “Many of Europe’s top players are likely to play in France rather than Ohio this summer.”

Top 10 World Golf Rankings as of April 25, 2016 (previous rank in parenthesis):
  1. (1) Jason Day (Australia) 12.28
  2. (2) Jordan Spieth (U.S.) 11.44
  3. (3) Rory McIlroy (Britain) 8.99
  4. (4) Bubba Watson (U.S.) 8.15
  5. (5) Rickie Fowler (U.S.) 7.65
  6. (6) Henrik Stenson (Sweden) 7.60
  7. (7) Adam Scott (Australia) 6.99
  8. (8) Dustin Johnson (U.S.) 6.71
  9. (9) Danny Willett (Britain) 6.34
  10. (10) Justin Rose (Britain) 5.82
Shenzhen International

GolfWeek reports: Soomin Lee wins first European Tour title. breaks down play of the tournament.
SkySports has a highlight video from Shenzhen.

Swinging Skirts

Who doesn’t wish the wind helped them out once in a while? is reporting “Lydia Ko not stressing over missed three-peat” at Swinging Skirts.
Yahoo Sports reports: Nomura claims four-shot win at Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic.
BBC Sports reports: “Scotland’s Catriona Matthew carded a final-round 78 to slip out of contention at the Swinging Skirts LPGA Classic in San Francisco.”

Valero Texas Open has a nice photo gallery from the Valero Texas Open. has a nice round-up of the Valero Texas Open with pics and tweets.
The BostonGlobe / Associated Press has another nice write up of the Open.

And how about that putt from Charley Hoffman?

We love his reaction, but this might be the best take on it so far – be sure to turn your sound on when you watch!

Kevin Kisner suspended from home course for shooting a video for Vice Sports? Appears to be true, as reported by Golf WRX:

Lastly, check out this trick shot from Brodie Smith while riding a hoverboard…

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A video posted by Brodie Smith (@brodiesmith21) on


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