MikesAwards

The Mikes Awards’ goal is to recognise: excellence, incompetence & more in the world & twitterverse of golf.

Both the mens & womens’ games, amateur & professional, are considered, along with:  golf-related websites & apps, the media, all Professional Tours and more.

Scroll down to review the 2018 Mikes Awards

The links below connect to past years’ Mikes’:

2017 Mikes Awards

2016 Mikes Awards

2015 Mikes Awards

2014 Mikes Awards

2013 Mikes Awards

2012 Mikes Awards

The 2018 Awards are tabulated below:
Type
Award
Winner
Runner-Up
Notes & Honourable Mentions
Best
Mens POY (Player of the Year)
Brooks Koepka (3xwins: 2xMajors & a WGC)
Francesco Molinari (3xwins incl a Major; good Ryder Cup)
Bryson Dechambeau (3xPGA Tour wins)
Best
Ladies POY (Player of the Year
Ariya Jutanugarn (3xwins incl a Major)
Sung-Hyun Park (3xwins incl a Major)
Sun-Ju Ahn (5xwins + 4x2nd’s JLPGA)
Best
Victory – Men
Francesco Molinari – Open Championship
Tiger Woods – Tour Championship
Brooks Koepka – defending US Open
Best
Victory – Ladies
Pernilla Lindberg – ANA Inspiration; playoff; first pro win; Major
Angela Stanford (b. 1977); Evian. First Major at 77th attempt
Georgia Hall – British Open
Best
Comeback Winner- Men
Tiger Woods (first win since 2013)
Kevin Na (first win since 2011)
Best
Comeback Winner – Ladies
Angela Stanford (first win since 2012)
Michelle Wie (first win since 2014)
Best
Teenager – Men
Phachara Khongwatmai (1999)
Min-Kyu Kim (2001)
Born 1999 onwards
Best
Teenager – Ladies
Nasa Hataoka (1999)
Hye-Jin Choi (1999)
Born 1999 onwards
Best
Senior – Men
Steve Stricker (1967)
Jerry Kelly (1966)
Born before 1968
Best
Senior – Ladies
Laura Davies (1963)
Helen Alfredsson (1965)
Born before 1968
Best
Asian – Male
Hideki Matsuyama
Byeong-Hun An
Best
Asian – Female
Ariya Jutanugarn
Sung-Hyun Park
 Best
Amateur – Male
Viktor Hovland (1997) Norway
Jovan Rebula (1997) South Africa
Braden Thornberry & Justin Suh, USA
Best
Amateur – Female
Lucy Li (2002) USA
Jennifer Kupcho (1997) USA
Kristen Gillman USA & Jaclyn Lee Canada
Best
Personality
Tiger Woods; he’s back & the world is changed
Patrick Reed is his own man
Danielle Kang
Best
Breakthrough Winner – European Tour
Eddie Pepperell
Alexander Bjork
Best
Breakthrough Winner – PGA Tour
Aaron wise
Satoshi Kodaira
Best
Breakthrough Winner – LPGA Tour
Georgia Hall
Nasa Hataoka
Hottest
WAGS
Kelley Cahill
Paulina Gretzky
Best
Golf Bookmaker Prices
Bet365
Skybet
Unibet & Sportingbet
Best
Tour Website
JGTO Japan Men’s Tour
LPGA Tour
Best
Tour Site Editorial Content
European Tour
PGA Tour
Best
Tour Site Stats
PGA Tour
European Tour
Best
Golf Data to Buy
Tour Tips
FanShare Sports &Fantasy National
Best
Free Golf Data
@FantasyJesusDFS & @FantasyGolfMan
Couldn’t separate these two Warriors!
Gups Corner (free; login req’d)
Best
Mens Player to Watch
Bubba Watson (Creativity)
Rory McIlroy (Distance relative to size)
Tyrrell Hatton (just for the anger)
Best
Ladies Player to Watch
Ha-Na Jang (Animation)
Danielle Kang (Emotion)
Best
Tour Commissioner
Mike Whan (LPGA)
nil
Nobody comes close to the OG
Best
Televised Contributor
David Feherty
Jay Townsend
Johnny Miller
Surprise
European Tour winner
Chris Paisley
Paul Waring
Surprise
PGA Tour winner
Michael Kim
Ted Potter Jr
Surprise
WebCom Tour winner
Ben Taylor
Adam Svensson
Surprise
LPGA Tour winner
Thidapa Suwannapura
Marina Alex
Surprise
Champions Tour winner
Ken Tanigawa
Steve Flesch
Mark Calcavecchia
Surprise
Asian Tour winner
Min-Chel Choi
Viraj Madappa
Expecting
Huge progress in 2019 – Male
Sam Burns (1996)
Aaron Wise (1996)
Expecting
Huge progress in 2019 – Female
Nelly Korda (1998)
Jeong-Eun Lee6 (1996)
Megan Khang (1997)
Best
18-hole Scoring Effort
Oliver Fisher – European Tour’s 1st 59 Portugal Masters
Brandt Snedeker – 59 (32-27) Wyndham Championship
Drew Nesbitt – 59 Brazil open
Biggest
Surprise
Tiger Woods sustaining his comeback after surgery
Jordan Spieth dropping out of owgr Top10
Best
Blog
Keel Timmins
SunDogsGolfWorld
Read Keel’s predictions for 2018!
Worthiest
World Golf Hall of Fame nominee – Ladies
Jan Stephenson
Dottie Pepper
Worthiest
World Golf Hall of Fame nominee – Men
Corey Pavin
Retief Goosen
Most Effective
Caddie – Men
Pello Iguaran (F Molinari – since 2017)
Ricky Elliott (Brooks Koepka)
Best
Teams Event
Ryder Cup
UL International Crown
Twitter Faves
Tour tweeter
@Sunshine_Tour
@europeantour
Twitter Faves
Tipster
@Akes_theGambler
@DaveTindallgolf & Tourgolfbetting
Twitter Faves
Brother from Another Mother
@jimgilch ‏
@8wayTiefor5th ‏
@Johnny__Mcr ‏
Twitter Faves
Trader
@NicsPicks
@SteveThePunter & @Sundogmonkey
Twitter Faves
Golf et Al
@golflandia
@adalyfrey ‏
Twitter Faves
Golf Bookmaker
@donski65
nil
No golf Bookmaker came close to The Godfather
Twitter Faves
Helpful Golf Output
@dfsjimmie
@RobBoltonGolf
Twitter Faves
Betting Preview
@SteveThePunter
@KeelTimmins
Twitter Faves
Fantasy Preview
@futureoffantasy
@MattJonesTFR
Twitter Faves
Golf Podcast
@Tour_Junkies & @Bamfordgolf
I couldn’t separate 2 vastly differing styles; both pure gold!
Twitter Faves
Golf Pro Tweeter
@PepperellEddie
@bowdo83
Twitter Faves
Beautifully Abusive
@saulgoodmanDFS
@HuntaThePunter
Twitter Faves
Journalism – Europe
@MattCooperGolf ‏
@KaufmanRichard
Twitter Faves
Journalism – Americas
@ronsirak ‏
@RyanLavnerGC
Twitter Faves
Golf Betting Wisdom
@NYCPunter ‏ & @_Inside_Betting
n/a
I equally enjoy the wisdom of both sages
Twitter Faves
Fan engagement
@europeantour
nil
Nothing comes close! Class act
Twitter Faves
Fantasy / Podcasters
@FGDegenerates
@ThePME @gfienberg17
Worst
Silliest Tournament
European Golf Sixes
PGA Tour’s Zurich Classic team format
European Golf Team Championships
Worst
Player to Watch
Kevin Na
Patrick Cantlay
Keegan Bradley
Worst
Shitheaded Brainlessness
Boorish US ‘golf fans’ with no appreciation of etiquette
You’re all assholes!
It’s a privilege to be that close to pro athletes, you fucking MORONS!
Worst
Form slump – Elite Men
Phil Mickelson
Jordan Spieth
Worst
Form slump – Elite Ladies
Hyo-Joo Kim
Shanshan Feng
Worst
Tour Site Tweeter
@asiantourgolf
@alpg
Worst
Pro Twitter Handle
@ingeechun_dumbo
nil
Nothing comes close to ‘dumbo’
Worst
Tour Commissioner
Whoever’s presiding over the Ladies European Tour
‘The Showman’ Keith Pelley (European Tour)
Worst
Ouch!
Spectator blinded by Koepka ball in RyderCup
Paulina Gretzky removing DJ from her Instagram
JB Holmes taking 4 minutes to play a shot (Torrey Pines)
Worst
Most Disappointing Talent – Men
Jordan Spieth
Patrick Reed
Worst
Most Disappointing Talent – Ladies
Lexi Thompson
Lydia Ko
Worst
Blight on the Game
Slow play
Driving distance taming too many great courses
Worst
Real Golf Bookmaker
PaddyPower & William Hill
n/a
I couldn’t separate them. Equally bad.
Worst
Pretend Golf Bookmaker
10Bet & Sportpesa (plagiarists)
bookmaker.eu (false advertising)
Plenty more too!
Most
Unwanted Golf Media Content
Commentary on owgr & FedEx Cup rankings
Pretty bimbos who don’t know the game
Tiger vs Phil for $10m
Biggest
Clown of the Year
Phil Mickelson (US Open stupidity & comments on Le Golf National)
Greg Norman (“the game doesn’t need Tiger”) & nude pics
Ironically, two of my fave golfers of all time became 2018 Clowns!
Worst
Tour Website / App
Asian Tour
PGAT Australasia
Ladies European Tour
Worst
Tour Site Data Provision
Asian Tour’s (alleged) stats page
LPGA Tour having no Total Driving or SG:OTT stats
European Tour’s false player birthdates
Worst
Team event
European Golf Team Championships
Eurasia Cup
Worst
Gives me the Shits
OddsChecker player  & tournament name mutilations
Persons / organisations trolling me on twitter
Tipsters with 10 selections, mostly favourites
Most
Notable Occurrences
Tiger Woods returns to the Winners Circle
Bryson DeChambeau wins 3 tournaments
Justin Rose wins FedEx Cup but only one (minor) PGA Tour tournament
Misc
Other Memorable Happenings
An over-30 & an over-40 won Ladies Majors
The epic failure of Jim Furyk’s Ryder Cup wildcard picks
Staysure sponsorship of the Euro roundbellies Tour
Misc
R.I.P. (Men)
Peter Thomson
Hubert Green & Jarrod Lyle
Doug Ford, Phil Rodgers, Mark Hayes, Ian Stanley, Bruce Lietzke
Misc
R.I.P. (Ladies)
Celia Barquin Arozamena aged 22 (murdered!)
Carol Mann (age 77)
Misc
Not Surprised
Rickie Fowler didn’t win a Major
OneAsia Tour disappeared
Misc
Disappeared
Na-Yeon Choi, Victor Dubuisson, Camilo Villegas
Jeff Overton, Seung-Yul Noh, Boo Weekley, Jin Jeong ….
Anthony Kim, of course!
Misc
Retirement Good Wishes
Rod Spittle
Kelly Tilghman
Real Estate agent John Peterson?
Misc
Change Required
Ball change to reduce distance off the tee
Stricter application of slow play rules, esp in USA
Misc
Best Tournament Host Country
Korea
China
 UAE
Misc
Memorable shot
DJ’s drive: 433yd Par4 12th Kapalua; kick-in eagle
Tiger’s 71′ putt: 7th hole Bay Hill
I know, there were 1,000 contenders; I just enjoyed these two
Misc
Irrelevant Instagram Golf Fluff
_paige.renee
olaughlingc
eliselobb & blaironealgolf
Misc
wtf?
Phil Mickelson stops his ball rolling off green, US Open
Dahmen accuses Kang of cheating (Quicken Loans)
DJ vs Brooks Ryder Cup fight rumours
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