Rory Mcilroy Wins The Open Championship at Royal Liverpool, Why He’s Back, Why it’s Great for Golf

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Hee’s Baaack! Rory Mcilroy wins his third major title at The Open Championship and is now just a Masters title away from completing the career grand slam. Check out the footage below.

And check out this selfie! Biggest. Selfie. EVER!

Courtesy of PGA.com

Courtesy of PGA.com

Rory also ejected this stupid heckler that kept coughing on his backswings to distract him:

This win couldn’t have come to a more classy guy than Rory Mcilroy. He never gets into trouble off the course, he never gets angered on the course, he just goes out there and tries his best. The end result for his positive behavior? True focus and what happens when you’re focused? You win majors. I also strongly believe that breaking up with Caroline Wozniacki was one of his smartest moves, not that Caroline is a bad person but that there was wedding talk and all kinds of other stuff and it interfered with Rory mentally considering how young he is. That’s tough, especially when your girl is a superstar athlete herself and you have to attend her matches all the time. This gave Rory a chance to stay focused. Yes, he’s dating Nadia Forde, a model, but if anything, he JUST started dating her so I doubt it’s affecting him now and hopefully it doesn’t and that his confidence is right where it needs to be.

Some of y’all probably think I’m crazy, but the man was laying eggs more than a barn full of chickens when he was with Caroline. Now that he got all of that stuff off of his back, he can go back to being Rory. With Rory, winning another major, with him being the Rory of a couple of years ago, golf is in an excellent position now. Rory, Bubba Watson, Adam Scott, Jason Dufner, Patrick Reed, Jimmy Walker, etc all are terrific talents and are bringing the game back on the rise and Rory is the centerpiece of it all. When Rory’s on his game, he’s the face of the PGA Tour.

Before Tiger fans start telling me he’s still the true face of golf, please start actually watching golf when he’s not in the field instead of walking away and coming back when he is. I love you guys but I’m just being real. Heck, Tiger himself may say Rory is the new face of the PGA Tour. Him or possibly Bubba. It’s fair to say because other than Tiger and Phil, Rory and Bubba are arguably the two most popular players on Tour (Even though Ian Poulter has almost as many Twitter followers as Rory believe it or not). Bubba won two Masters in three years and Rory just won his third major so there’s no question about this.

All in all, a terrific win for Rory and his father is now nearly a quarter of million dollars richer. Rory is young, his a great role model, and he’s an all-around player. He’s what golf needs right now. He’s already one of the game’s greats and he’s just getting started. He gets a Green Jacket, and the man’s a legend, and I have no doubts that he’ll get it before 30. He could have easily had a Masters title but as we know, he famously collapsed in the final round a few years ago. We could have been talking about Rory completing the career grand slam right now but that one obstacle is still in the way and that’s not letting his Masters collapse haunt him.

Bubba Watson may even be an obstacle as he’s owned Augusta National the last couple of years and it’s built perfectly for his long driving abilities plus Bubba is a better recovery player than Rory which has helped Bubba well. Despite these things, there’s no doubt that Rory will complete the career slam and what better way to do that than to win a Masters championship? Congrats Rors!

One thing however, that Ian Poulter can do that Rory, Tiger, Phil and Bubba can’t do is hit tee shots over battleships!

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Rory Mcilroy’s Dad Made Bet 10 Years Ago That Son Would Win Open Championship, Rory is Currently Destroying Field

Well I’ll be darned! Rory Mcilroy is destroying Royal Liverpool at the Open Championship and his father ironically made a bet 10 years ago that his son would win an Open Championship by the age of 26 and Rory is getting ever closer to accomplishing that. If he pulls it off, he’ll be only a Masters title away from completing the rare career grand slam, winning all four majors at least once in his career. He could have won The Masters a few years ago as he was going wire-to-wire but famously collapsed in the final round and to this day may still haunt him.

Here’s how the bet happened according to Michael Collins of ESPN.com:

HOYLAKE, England — According to the BBC’s Andrew Cotter, 10 years ago Rory McIlroy’s father Gerry and three friends made a legal bet of 400 British pounds (100 each, equivalent to $170.87 currently) that the then-15-year-old would win the Open Championship by the age of 26.

That’s a looott of money! must be nice to just grab buddies and accumulate nearly $200,000 for a bet. At the same time, does it sound kinda wrong to bet on your own kid? Whatever the case is, Rory’s making 30X more money than that bet will ever be and I think we all can agree on that! Let’s see how Rory does on Championship Sunday. If he wins, then this will be a terrific story and maybe the break up with Caroline Wozniacki has something to do with it? See man, love isn’t all you need!

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PHOTOS: First John Daly Rocks Spongebob Pants, Then Wears Pants With Big Boobed Women

John Daly is one of my favorite players still despite the fact that he hasn’t played as well as he did in the 90′s and early 2000′s and these reasons are likely why! First JD rocks Spongebob pants which look SO COOL and then he rocks pants that has women all over them. I think I’ll let these awesome pair of pants by the ever super cool LoudMouth golf speak for themselves!

"Weee wooo, weee wooo" - Patrick

“Weee wooo, weee wooo” – Patrick

"WEE WOO! WEE WOO WEE WOO!" - Patrick While panicking

“WEE WOO! WEE WOO WEE WOO!” – Patrick While Panicking

And I thought his money pants were swagging out. His wardrobe gets better and better and he still drive for show. JD, you the man!

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WATCH: Tiger Woods Hits a Course Marshal in the Face With Bad Tee Shot at Open Championship

Woah! Easy there Tiger! Tiger Woods made his first major championship appearance in sometime and what better way to make your big return than to hit a Royal Liverpool course marshal in the face from your tee shot? Well, that’s exactly what Tiger did (By accident of course) when he hit an errant tee shot that ended up hitting the marshal in the face. Fortunately, from what we can tell, the marshal is A okay. Take a look.

Welcome back Mr. Woods!

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“The Golf Club” Video Game to Feature Greg Norman Golf Course Design

Dat hat though....

Dat hat though….

Hall of Fame golfer and soon to be golf broadcaster for Fox Sports, Greg Norman is taking his talents to the video game world. Greg, a two-time British Open champion, who has a golf course designing company which has found tons of success since 1987, will team up with upcoming golf game “The Golf Club” which is developed by HB Studios, a developer that has helped EA Sports with numerous games. They were going to develop EA’s latest golf game but EA decided to cancel the game until next year which led to HB creating its own golf game. This was a bold move from the start as HB has a small development team that’s only in the double digits. Now, with this huge partnership with “The Shark”, the game looks to be a true contender in the sports gaming category and a possible threat to EA’s golf game.

Norman’s course designing company has received high praise and is considered the third best course designing company in the world. One of the cool and surprising moves is that Norman and his crew will USE The Golf Club’s course designer themselves to help them build and demo courses for real life use. In other words, any course they design in the game, it will be built in real life. This shows the true power of The Golf Club’s course creator feature, that a legendary company such as the Greg Norman Course Design company would use it to build real life courses. That, my friends, is pretty cool.

This is a screenshot of the main menu of "The Golf Club". Right, smack dab in the middle, the Greg Norman Course Designer.

This is a screenshot of the main menu of “The Golf Club”. Right, smack dab in the middle, the Greg Norman Course Designer.

The course creator was already into effect for HB’s golf game, and was already a brilliant idea but now the course creator is properly titled the “Greg Norman Course Designer”. This feature is the crown jewel of the game which is why the Greg Norman move is huge. There have already been several courses made through The Golf Club’s original course creator in the Steam Early Access version of the game. In golf, the course is the star, and for HB to develop a beautiful golf game with a course creator and to have one of the top course designing companies in the world as an endorsement is a massive step for HB and this game. I am a sports game junkie and I LOVE a good golf game, especially when it has some of the cool features The Golf Club has.

On a more personal note, and I bet some of you guys could relate to this, I was considering attending school to learn landscape design (For golf courses) as well as the media/journalism business but decided to go to the best school that would help me with my love of the media business. Basically, to you high school kids, choosing a college can be tough sometimes! I never really appreciated golf course design much when I first got into golf because all I wanted to do was get the ball in the freaking hole. However, growing up a bit, I started to appreciate design more and now I don’t just look at courses for the beauty of the surroundings (Although that’s still a huge factor for me) but the design of the courses themselves. With the golf course designer and the smooth looking gameplay, The Golf Club looks ready as it gets closer to launch. Look out sports game world! The Golf Club is on the rise!

As mentioned, you can check out the game right now in Steam Early Access.

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Dunlop Releases Golf Tees That Are Shaped Like Nude Women

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OK, not sure if this is supposed to be sexy or disturbing. Dunlop, who are solid golf club makers have created golf tees that are shaped like naked women. Yep, that’s right. In a way it looks like both a tee, and divot tool. It’s called the “Nudie Tee”. It’s headless so the golf ball will kind of be like the head. Let me guess, you were dreaming about naked women with golf ball heads weren’t you? WEREN’T YOU? Well, if that’s the case then this is the tee for you! However, there has been quite a controversy with the tees.

According to the New York Daily News, Zoe Michel, a 26-year-old Manhattan fashion writer, who was heading to a golf lesson said that the tees are “stupid machismo.” “It’s another way to make women’s bodies objects,” she told the Daily News.

Meanwhile, John Nugent, who was at the driving range said he wouldn’t even bother using them.

“It’s definitely sexist,” the 16-year-old said according to the Daily News. “You’re hitting the ball off a headless, naked woman. How could you feel right doing it?”

However, a 28-year-old man named A.J. Mesiti had a different thought. “It’s not offensive; in fact, it’s pretty cool,” he told the Daily News.

Well, it’s definitely a given that a good chunk of women will get offended by it but I have to ask, why in the world are you asking a 16-year-old boy about naked women tees? That made me a laugh a bit. It’s like “Hey! Son! What do you think of those big ol’ boobies over there!”. All kidding aside, it’s doesn’t matter to me. If it sells, it sells, if it doesn’t, it doesn’t. I’m going to stick with my regular tees myself because that’s how I roll. Now, it would be pretty cool if there were thick golf tees!

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Holly Sonders, No Longer With Golf Channel, Moves to Fox Sports

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Golf journalism superstar Holly Sonders has turned down a contract extension with Golf Channel to join Fox Sports according to GolfWeek. It is expected that she would be a part of Fox Sports new USGA coverage as well as doing some reporting on NFL Sundays. Ever since joining the popular Morning Drive show back in 2011, she became a very popular figure on Golf Channel. She’s reached over 100,000 Twitter followers making her one of the most followed golf journalists on the social media site.

“we didn’t come to terms,” according to a spokesman.

“We wish her the best in her future endeavors,” he said, declining further comment according to GolfWeek.com.

She has been a pressence on NBC’s popular golf network because of her looks as well as her ability to play the game which she showcases in such shows as “Playing Lessons With The Pros” and “School of Golf”.

So who’ll replace her? It’s anybody’s guess at this point, it wouldn’t surprise me if Golf Channel is scrambling for another woman to replace Sonders. Kelly Tilghman, who is extremely versatile might even be a possibility as dudes do love her looks too although she has a “boyish” voice.

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WATCH: Rory Smashes a Tee Shot Over 400 Yards

Whoaaa bro! Rory Mcilroy, who is known for his long bombs off the tee, hit a shot well over 420 yards at the Scottish Open. A lot of golfers dream of hitting it 300 yards and Rory ended up hitting it an extra 100 yards and it didn’t really look like there was a lot of effort in the swing.

In the Long Drivers of America (LDA), guys swing as hard as humanly possible while screaming and while their shirts nearly rip off and they hit about an extra 40 to 50 yards on average (So basically, 450 yards). Here’s the shot that already became a YouTube sensation.

Boom baby! Rors still is clearly showing that he’s one of the longest hitters on Tour. Bubba Watson, Luke List, Nicolas Colsaerts, he’s watching you guys!

Oh, by the way, I have to mention this. LeBron James IS going back to the Cleveland Cavaliers. Thank God that Hollywood circus in Miami is over!

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PHOTO: Amanda Dufner Plays Golf in a Bikini Because She Can

So as we know, Jason Dufner and friends had a fun Fourth of July and there were many things good going on in the life of the major champion. He’s talented, rich, and has a hot wife that plays golf in a bikini. Here’s the picture. I see you drooling you nasties, you.

Daaaanngg Girl!

Daaaanngg Girl!

Here were some other pictures Mrs. Dufner posted on her Instagram of the festive weekend. Good to see the almighty Duf and his wife get some time off after all the Tour runs and the fast life. Although it IS a great fast life.

In the picture above, Duf isn’t smiling of course because he’s the most bada$$ golfer in the history of golf! What made me laugh was Amanda’s #boats&hoes reference on the picture! Then, there’s the dude with the long sleeve shirt. That’s Chicago mentality homie!

So, what do you think of Amanda’s festive weekend? Soaking in the sun, playing golf care free (And clothing free), hanging with friends on boats, come on, does it get any better than that?

Now go ahead and leave a comment while I sit and daydream of a trip to Santorini Greece. I’m always listening to comments!

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Jason Dufner Has Ball on Fourth of July, Chicks, Boats, Private Jets and All

Looks like our friend Jason Dufner got wasted on “Merica’s” birthday. His wife (Who all the dudes drool over) Amanda posted pictures on Instagram of Jason enjoying the holiday. Enjoying he did, as he’s seen on a yacht and by a private jet. Duf is most definitely cash flow ballin. Check out the pics.

Don’t be surprised if we see more of this once he retires from golf since he said that he’ll play on the PGA Tour for five more years.

As I’ve said before, I’m no drinker but Duf, you sir, are awesome and the king of cool in golf right now.

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