Amateur golfer lands prom date with Holly Sonders

Andrew Orishack, a very talented amateur golfer who hails from Hilton Head, SC, (The mecca of golf in America I like to call it), had a great showing at the U.S. Junior Amateur. He had the lead by five shots but unfortunately collapsed towards the end to finish runner-up to Phillip Barabaree, another great amateur.

 

But what was Andrew’s reward for an overall great performance? A date with Fox Sports golf reporter Holly Sonders.

 

Huh?? How did that happen?!

 

Well, through his dad, Andrew had made a bet that if he won the U.S. amateur, then he would take Holly on a date to his senior prom next year. Although the 16-year-old didn’t win it, he still landed his dream date.

 

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Andrew seems like He’s excited too of course:

 

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And of course, there were already a couple of Twitter trolls talking trash. Jealousy’s a b*tch isn’t it Twitter?

 

Good for Andrew, who played some great golf over the weekend and classy move for Holly.

Although Andrew didn’t win, I’d say he did get an ace on the scorecard.

 

Follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’ll be looking forward to the PGA Championship at Pete “Dyeabolical” Dye’s Whistling Straits!

 

And yes, I’m still heavy duty on the golf video games! May see about recording a live stream, playing Straits on Rory McIilroy PGA Tour in a couple of weeks here so stay tuned to Twitter for that!

 

Source: Golf News Net

Another Beautiful Sunset for St. Andrews at the Open Championship

St. Andrews Golf Links is not only the most legendary golf course in the world, but maybe the most legendary venue in sports. The Old Course once again provided us with a terrific Open Championship.

It was one of the best Opens we’ve had in a while. Players like Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Jason Day, Martin Kaymer, Sergio Garcia, Justin Rose, Adam Scott as well as amateurs, Jordan Niebrugge and Paul Dunne both made runs.

Dunne was leading the Open going into Sunday, and had he held on to the lead, he would’ve been the first amateur to win the Open since the great Bobby Jones did back in 1930. That was a time where he got the grand slam and a time where amateur golf was much more popular than professional golf.

Ultimately, the (A) would finish tied for 30th on Sunday but nonetheless put on an incredible display of skill. Dustin Johnson was playing like a man on a mission and did great all weekend until Sunday hit, as he went from -15 to -7.

For a while, the leaderboard looked very similar to the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay. DJ, Jason Day, Louis Oosthuizen (Last player to win Open at St. Andrews) and Jordan were all towards the top of the leaderboard yet again.

With DJ, falling off, J-Day, Jordan and Louis were hanging on along with Marc lieshman and Zach Johnson. Louis, Marc and Zach got into a playoff to see who would claim the Claret Jug.

Jason and Jordan both had great chances to join the three in the playoff but Jordan missed out on a birdie opportunity while Jason missed a 25 footer to tie it. Despite DJ falling and despite Jason and Jordan’s missed opportunities to get into the playoff, all three of these players (Especially Jordan for obvious reasons) have had monster seasons so far.

Lieshman, ZJ and Louis went into the playoff and was a fun playoff. Liesh was hanging on but it ultimately turned into a battle between Louis and Zach.

In the end, Louis missed a big putt that would’ve extended the playoff and Zach would go and win his second career major. Zach played great golf with his signature deadeye accuracy on a course that’s designed perfectly for power hitters.

He also dominated Augusta with pure accuracy through nasty conditions to win the Masters back in 2007. Augusta is also a power hitter’s paradise, specially on the par-5 13th hole where you get to the green in two.

Although the hope of many was that Jordan would keep his grand slam hopes alive with a win at St. Andrews, Zach Johnson is quite a popular player in his own right and is arguably the nicest guy in golf which makes him an even more popular winner. Zach’s win also put him a rare group, being only the sixth player to win The Open Championship at St. Andrews and win The Masters at Augusta, two of golf’s most prestigious courses.

Jack, Tiger, Slammin’ Smamy Snead, Faldo and Seve are the others to accomplish this.

And with his second major win, Zach is the fourth player in the World Golf Rankings top 15 (He moved to 12th) to have won multiple majors and the only one to have won The Masters and Open for his titles. Only others with multiple majors are Rory McIlroy, Jordan Spieth and Bubba Watson, currently the world’s top three players.

Also, according to GolfDigest.com, among active players, Zach has more wins than anyone on Tour with 12. Only active golfers that have more are Tiger, Phil Ernie Els, David Duval, and David Toms.

Zach has more majors than Duval and Toms however and is only two more wins from surpassing both of them as both Duval and Toms ironically have 13 wins and both won their only major in 2001 (Geez, talking about mirroring each other’s career!). So, if Zach wins two more, only the big three of Tiger, Phil and Ernie would have more wins among active players and that my friend is insane.

As mentioned several times, Zach Johnson is an accuracy machine. He’s hit 484 fairways out of 672 and the most consecutive fairways he hit was 28.

He’s also tied for second in top-10 finishes this year with eight, finishing only behind Jordan Spieth with 12. The young stud, Hedeki Matsuyama and seven time winner Brandt Snedeker are the only others with eight top-10s.

Here are some fun highlights from Zach’s impressive Open win before we wrap things up:

Zach’s caddie, Damon Green just seems like a blast doesn’t he? Almost like a caddie version of 1982 Masters champion, good ol’ Craig Stadler. A fun loving ‘WALRUS!” (In Marv Albert voice).

Some might have thought that Zach was leaving Damon hanging but I think he was just being respectful as Louis missed the putt to extend the playoff. Still a funny moment.


Seeing this almost made me choke up as well. A win like this seriously couldn’t of happened to a better guy.

So what’s going to happen for guys like Dustin Johnson, Jason Day, Jordan Spieth, and Louis Oosthuizen moving forward? We already know Jordan will just continue to win and make a mockery of courses everywhere (Rory, look out!) and it wouldn’t really shock me if he won the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits but am not making predictions yet.

Louis has seemed to found a zone again that won him his only major in 2010 at the Open Championship, also at at St. Andrews. One of the longest hitters in the game, and a solid recovery player, Louis could definitely make some noise for the third straight time at a major at the PGA.

From there? It’s anyone’s guess but Louis seems like he’ll be back to contending for another major again and he very well could do it.

So, what about Jason Day and Dustin Johnson? Both have played some terrific golf in majors yet just can’t seem to win it.

DJ’s major losses clearly eclipses Jason’s losses as DJ a few times has had the major in the palm of his hands and drop into the sand bunkers filled with scorpions, spiders and snakes (Eeeh!). Famously, the longest hitter the game and a very popular player, DJ probably could’ve had two majors right now.

He’s had a remarkable year after some off the course crack issues sat him down last year. He’s won once and finished in the top 10 in The Masters and U.S. Open and had the lead at The Open before falling apart on the weekend.

I’m sure he would like nothing better than to make a redemption at Whistling Straits where he infamously grounded his club in a bunker in which he thought was rough or dirt. This is a perfect time for him to turn on the jets and he’s knows the course.

It’s just a matter of if he let’s the 2010 PGA haunt him or not. He came out of the gate flying at The Open (And he’s off!) after his missed chance at the U.S. Open so who knows, maybe it’s all out of his head. It was five years ago after all..right?

I can see him making another run at Pete Dye’s “Bunker Paradise” though.

So, this leaves us with Jason Day. I’ll tell you right off the bat that he’ll get his.

When that is, I’m not sure but he’ll win a major or two. This dude’s an absolute monster skills wise and the scary thing is that he’s really started to figure it out with strong finishes at both the U.S. Open and Open Championship.

There’s nothing he sucks at. His only weakness is driving accuracy but he’s top 50 in everything else, including third in driving distance (Apparently, he has jet fuel in his driver) and hit the longest drive this year at 409 yards.

Crazy thing is that he’s not that big. He’s 6’0″ which to some of us is tall but most of the big boppers on Tour are tall such as Dustin Johnson, Bubba Watson, Charlie Bejan and Tony Finau.

All tall dudes. Only exception is Rory who’s only 5’10” but J-Day would probably out-drive the crap out of Rors to be honest.

Does hitting long drives win tournaments? Not exactly but that’s the thing with Jason.

He’s not just a big hitter, he’s kinda good at every freakin’ thing. He’s second in birdie average and 14th in scoring average among key stats.

Will he win the PGA this year? Probably not, but it wouldn’t be a shock if he was competing again. I think he’s contended enough times in majors to not get the “major jitters” and his first real shot at a major was at the 2011 Masters, the same Masters where Rory famously fell apart. Jason finished in second that day.

He’s only 27 and has too much skill in the tank to not have a major soon here.

All of the majors have been absolutely terrific this year and am just as excited as you are about the PGA Championship. One thing I love about the PGA is how unpredictable it is because you never know who’ll win it and could introduce us to knew stars in the making.

Going back to Zach Johnson though; one of the questions that has quietly been going around for at least a year but has picked up steam since is; “Is Zach Johnson a Hall of Famer?”.

With 12 PGA Tour wins and two major titles to his credit I would say yes, but if not, then he’s so darn close. Freddy Couples got in with 15 Tour wins and a Masters win so I think the opportunity is wide open for Zach.

St. Andrews, thank you once again for another great Open Championship. Although it rains a lot in Scotland, the sun always shines bright on you.

And Zach? If there were 10 top five lists of “Nicest guys in golf”, ZJ would be in all of them. As for the HoF, I think he can at least crack open the pearly gates and peak inside the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio as we hop on the ship and sail to Pete “Diabolical” Dye’s Whistling Straits! YAR!

REVIEW: Golf Pride’s CP2 grips are tackiest ones yet

Golf Pride is one of the most powerful brands in the sport of golf. How does a brand get so critcally acclaimed?

By releasing some of the most high quality grips out there. Golf Pride’s CP2 Performance Grips are no different.

These grips are wonderful and they go great with all of the clubs in the bag. The first thing you’ll notice about the CP2’s is their style.

The popular, wrap style with beautiful black and blue as well as black and red designs. The wrap is always great because it’s set up so well for the curling of your fingers as you grip, getting your hands into a “strapped and ready to go” mode.

The best thing about the CP2’s are how tacky they are. I have never felt a more tackier grip as these things tick to your hands like glue!

You know how sometimes you grip a club, and you hold it so tight because you think it’ll slip out your hands? Well, with the CP2’s you don’t have to worry about that.

You can just get your hands into a comfortable position and that’s the thing that makes these grips so powerful. They also have a thick, softer feel so even if you did squeeze the grip a little harder, it shouldn’t phase you too much.

It feels great on both hands and connects with the glove on your hand beautifully without feeling like you’re not in complete control. Thanks to the softer feel of the CP2’s, you’ll be able to hit more powerful shots off the tee as well as hit more relaxed shots from the fairway with the irons.

Overall, Golf Pride has done it again with the CP2’s and the soft feel really helps boost confidence without the fear of aching hands or the club slipping out your hands.

You can learn more about Golf Pride’s CP2 grips at GolfPride.com

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ICYMI:There’s a replica of St. Andrews in someone’s backyard

OK, not a full replica but an awesome replica of the famous 17th hole’s famous bunker (Tongue twister much?). And I know, the Open Championship is over and this was posted all over before the it even started but c’mon, this is such a timeless photo!

That’s just the awesome thing about golf course design. Golf courses are like art pieces and the entire world is the gallery holding all of these forms of art.

And each course has such a distinctive and memorable feature and usually it’s a bunker such as Oakmont’s “Church Pew” bunker, Royal St. George’s gigantic bunker and of course, the famous Road Hole bunker at St. Andrews. No two designs are alike my friends!

Now, all that backyard needs is a green next to it so we can practice our recovery shots! We’ll be winning Opens at St. Andrews in nooo time….I think. Well, maybe our guy Lukie Donald will design a replica in his backyard too!

Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Or you could just totally ignore this and move on. Yeah, that’s cool too I guess…..

ICYMI: Jordan Spieth drains incredible putt at St. Andrews

We now officially know that Zach (Zach Attack!) Johnson has won The Open Championship for his second major of his career. But, just in case you missed it, I wanted to show you this incredible putt Jordan Spieth made on the 16th at St. Andrews to go 14- for the tourney.

He ultimately just missed going into the playoff with Zach, Marc Leishman and 2010 Open winner at St. Andrews, Louis Oosthuizen. Jason Day also barely missed the playoff after missing a 25 footer on the famed 18th hole.

Jordan, once again has proven that he’s a force to be reckon with on Tour. He came close to having a shot at winning his third straight major. It’s a very exciting time to be a golf fan right now.

Will be writing a piece on Zach Johnson here, later in the week. Again, awesome time to be a golf fan!

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Ben Martin’s Wife Confuses “Open Week” mark on calendar

Ben Martin is one of golf’s most accurate players off the tee as well as from off the fairway. He’s playing in this week’s Open Championship as we speak but how things got set up might be a tad bit confusing and funny for that matter.

Ben’s wife Kelly was planning a date for her sister’s wedding. As she checked the calendar, she saw “Open week” and thought “Oh boy! An open spot!”.

Ben’s a busy man, playing tournaments all over so I bet this was very exciting for Kelly to see. So, she called her sister and told her to schedule the wedding for a day during this “open week”.

Well, she called Ben and told him the good news. It turns out however that Ben had “open week” as in the “Open Championship” on the calendar and it caused major (Ha. See what I did? Kinda corny though….) confusion.

When Kelly called her sister and told the her about the confusion, her sister had everything already ready to go. Whoops!

So now, Kelly, who’s usually at tournaments watching Ben, will be at the wedding while Ben is at the Open at St. Andrews.

See there Europe? I understand the proper way is the “Open Championship” but sometimes you just have to call it the “British Open”!

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’ll be trying my best to keep up with Open Championship without falling asleep here in Chicago!

Source: Fox Sports

British Open Championship Prediction

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It’s a special time of the year as the Open Championship is upon us. And there is no better place on earth to host the oldest major than at St. Andrews, the “Home of Golf”.

The world’s oldest golf course, St.Andrews will continue to test the bet golfers in the world with its deadly bunkers, hilliness, and different green slopes. It’s also a hot spot for the long hitters to overpower it.

I’m going to make a quick prediction with who will win this year’s British open. We talk about “power”.

Louis Oosthuizen, who was the last player to win the Open at St. Andrews back in 2010 (A year before fellow South African Charl Schwartzel would win the Masters), and finished runner up with Dustin Johnson at this year’s U.S. Open is considered a powerful driver, and prevailed.

Don’t be surprised to see Louis come in with a great shot at winning. He’s not always on top of the leaderboard but can be a very dangerous player.

He’s in the top 50 in driving distance and greens in regulation. A winning combination.

He’s also not bad in scrambling (recovery), ranking 72nd in the world out of the 800+ players on the PGA Tour. However, problems that could ruin his chances at a St. Andrews repeat are his putting and driving accuracy.

He’s well into the 100s in these categories. He should still be competitive as he seems to remember the course and his solid recovery skills could make up for any errant drives.

Jordan Spieth has obviously been a major topic going into the Open as he goes for the third leg of the rare “grand slam” of golf. Jordan has proven time and time again that putting is critical to winning the big tournaments.

He’s actually a better driver than you might think however, as he ranks in top 100 in driving distance. His putter and recovery ability is why he’s the no.2 player in the world though.

Jordan is in the top 10 in both putting and scrambling. Two things that will play a key role coming out of St. Andrews’ bunkers and putting on its greens.

The pressure shouldn’t be a problem for him to try to get that third straight major. It’s all about how St. Andrews plays and unpredictable Scottish weather.

There are two more golfers I’d like to bring up before making my choice and pick a couple of honorable mentions. Both play very similar styles of golf and one has a major and the other doesn’t (Yet?..).

Let’s start off with two-time Masters champion, Bubba Watson.

Bubba in my mind seems like a golfer who could win three, four or maybe even five Masters tournaments but no other major. A Jimmy Demaret like career which, for ol’ Jimbo included three Masters title and no other major and earned his way into the World Golf Hall of Fame.

Bubba, for the most part, seems like he’s on that path. A guy who can play well at Augusta, but can be very quiet in the other three majors.

His best finish in one of the other three majors was a runner up finish in the infamous 2010 PGA Championship at Pete Dye’s Whistling Straits, which involved a Dustin Johnson penalty in which he grounded his club in one of Whistling’s many, camouflaged bunkers (Although there we’re signs posted everywhere saying not to ground the club in any sand). Bubba would ultimately lose in a playoff to Martin Kaymer who would eventually go on to win a Players Championship at TPC Sawgrass and a U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 (Destroying everything in his path).

But I think Bubba has a good shot to turn the tide, and put himself in good position at this year’s Open at St. Andrews. We tend to criticize Bubba for his roller coaster of motions (You listening Universal Studios? New ride for you called “Bubba’s eMotion”) but can’t argue that he’s one of the most  exciting players in the game today.

What’s makes his playing style so fun to watch? His combination of power off the tee and amazing scrambling ability.

Like Jordan, Bubba is a terrific recovery player. In fact, he ranks fifth in scrambling.

Time and time again, Bubba makes our jaws drop with incredible recovery shots and will work well for him at St. Andrews. He’s not an accurate driver at all but makes up for it so well with his recovery game.

All he really needs to do is keep his emotions in check (Sound familiar?). If he tune the “Bubbameter” down to zero, then he could have a strong weekend.

The other gentleman I was talking about is the aforementioned Dustin Johnson who, as you should know by now had famously three putter at this year’s U.S. Open at Chambers Bay, to end up losing to Jordan Spieth. After yet another heartbreaking loss in a major, what is DJ thinking right now?

Does he want revenge? Or will that three putt haunt him?

The longest hitter on the planet right now, DJ has the raw talent to win a major. Many of us have been asking though; when will it happen?

He’s had his share of heartbrakes in majors but I think it’s fair to say that the loss at Chambers Bay was the toughest. He was in fire with the driver but couldn’t get it done with the putter.

To be real with you, I definitely think DJ will come into St. Andrews off the a smoking hot start. I think he’ll go crazy at this thing but do I think he’ll win? I’ll get to that shortly.

He and Bubba are almost a mirror of each other. Both hit the ball a mile, aren’t super accurate, and are both solid scramblers (Bubba’s fifth rank in scrambling still beat’s DJ’s 42nd ranking  which is still very solid in his own right). Other than DJ’s number one rank in driving distance, and his solid 42nd rank in scrambling, it seems that he doesn’t have any other strength…except he’s on of the game elite scorers.

He ranks an incredible third in the world in scoring average, in huge part thanks to his microwave style of play, very similar to that of Jordan Spieth who I call the “Texas Microwave”. DJ has also been very consistent this year, compiling an impressive seven top-10 finishes and a win.

This leaves us with Rickie Fowler, or “Mr. Over Rated” as some might of called him but Rickie has had a real nice season so far winning twice. Both of these wins include a historic performance at the Players Championship, which included three deadeye shots (On Sunday in regulation play and two more in the playoffs against Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kissner) at one of the toughest and most famous holes in the world in TPC Sawgrass’ 17th.

The other win was at the Scottish Open at Gullane which is one of the legendary courses in the world. He beat the always dangerous Matt Kuchar for the title.

Rickie has proven his clutch ability this year and with his two wins this season, he is quickly starting to become one of golf’s shutdown closers. Sure, he has three career wins and not 10, but he’s had his share of top five finishes and in  nearly all of those, he makes you sweat (The one time where YOU might be the worst water hazard on the course).

The thing is about Rickie is that he doesn’t have a “signature” skill per se. His best skill is power off the tee as he is 46th in driving distance and is also fairly accurate as well, ranking 89th in driving accuracy.

Other than those two things, he’s 100+ in every other major category. I think his great sense of course management and ability to be clutch has helped him a lot.

He just won the Scottish Open which was at a links course so it wouldn’t be too much of a shock if he plays well at St. Andrews. As we know, St. Andrews  is probably the most unique layout in the world but it also can play fairly short which Rickie can use to his advantage if he combines power with strong course management from the fairways to the slopes of the greens.

So who do I think will win this year’s Open Championship?

It’s a very tough choice but I think I’ll go with……Rickie Fowler.

Because as mentioned, Rickie figures out ways to play well without any main strength in his game. He wins with good course management and his clutch ability when he’s in the hunt.

He’s also fresh off of a Scottish Open victory and didn’t need to travel far at all to get to St. Andrews. He’s fresh off of a links course experience as well which he’ll take to the Old Course and use to his advantage.

Now, it would be awesome to see Jordan get his third straight major to get the third leg of the grand slam but I think he’ll fall just short to Rickie. Jordan would finish runner up or at least in the top five because he’s way too good.

Louis Oosthuizen will finish in the top 15 at least, in my opinion. I’m sure it’s very easy to remember the course you last won your only major which was only five years ago.

As for Bubba and DJ, like I mentioned before, I think DJ will get off to a hot start and I think it’s anyone’s guess from there. Bubba I think will play well early and have some great highlights but will ultimately make the cut barely.

Some other players to look out for:

Jimmy Walker – He’s the best putter on the planet (numero uno in strokes gained) yet has been fairly quiet in majors. He’s a rare all-around player. Only weakness is his scrambling ability.

Matt Kuchar – who almost won the Scottish Open has a deadly combination of putting, recovery and overall kindness and charm. Don’t be surprised to see Kuch climb the leaderboard this week.

Tiger Woods – Had a solid showing at the Greenbrier but that’s not the point to be honest. He has great familiarity with St. Andrews and he’s one of the two or three greatest course managers of all-time. He’ll do well if he heats the putter up.

Adam Scott – The future hall of famer was oh so close at the Open in 2012 before losing to Ernie Els. He also had a very strong showing at this year’s U.S. Open, finishing tied for fourth, his best U.S. Open finish ever. He’s very powerful off the tee and is a greens in regulation machine.

Tom Gillis – Ahh, good ol’ Tom Gillis. You’re probably like who the f#*& is Tom Gillis? Well, unless you don’t watch golf, Tom was the man who almost won the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run before losing to Jordan Spieth in two playoffs. What helped Tom play so well all week? His deadeye accuracy off the tee and from the fairway. He’s also top 50 in both scrambling and putting. Not bad.

Jason Day – He’s one of the friendliest guys on Tour but is also one of the toughest. Obviously, his gutsy play to finish the 18th hole at Chambers Bay after suffering from vertigo stands out. But he’s by far one of the most dangerous players on the planet. An all-around monster with only a weakness of driving the ball with accuracy. Only thing blocking his monstrous status is a major but he’s so freaking close.

Tom Watson – How about a true swan song for us all Tom?

So there you have it! I chose Rickie Fowler to win the British Open at St. Andrews this year!

Who is YOUR pick(s) to raise the Claret Jug this year? Would love to hear them!

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’ll be tweeting and retweeting a lot about the British Open and the legendary St. Andrews Old Course! I’ll also retweet retweets since that’s a thing apparently!

Jordan Spieth seen playing soccer at St. Andrews

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NO Jordan! Soccer bad! Stop doing bad things!

No, no, I’m not saying soccer (football) is bad. I’m a casual soccer (football) fan myself and appreciate the sport.

However, Jordan Spieth was seen at St. Andrews kicking a soccer ball, just about two weeks after current world number one (Geez, how long will that title last with Jordan hanging around?) Rory McIlroy busted his ankle after playing soccer with his friends. Rory will miss this week’s British Open because of it and will not have a shot at defending his title this year.

Some say it’s kinda a friendly shot at Rory while it really could just be that Jordan likes kicking some balls (Haaaa….). And heck, who doesn’t?

Kicking a soccer ball is a lot of fun and now you got Footgolf which has exploded globally. Maybe Jordan was prepping for the Open with some Footgolf practice?

Feel free to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfradio! I’m talkin’ Open Championship, St. Andrews and perhaps the Footgolf Open Championship (*DOUBLE GASP*)!

Source: Golf News Net

U.S. Women’s Open champ In Gee Chun goes by nickname “Dumbo”

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In Gee Chun won the U.S. Women’s Open on Sunday, knocking off Amy Yang, who was terrific all weekend. She made quite a push and rallied to beat Yang for the title.

But one of the distinctive things about Ms. Chun is her nickname. Fans familiar with her call her “Dumbo”.

No, she doesn’t have big ears, not even close. According to her caddie, the 20th ranked player in the world’s nickname came from her incredible hearing ability.

“If somebody is opening a bottle 20 yards away, she’ll hear it” said caddie Dean Herden via Golf News Net.

The 20 year old even has her crew or fan base called the “Flying Dumbos”. She also has a Dumbo logo on her golf bag.

So if you ever get the chance to play with In Gee, then be prepared to see her celebrate a hole in one because she’ll hear it drop in the cup before seeing it!

In Gee’s U.S. Open win is just another example of the unbelievable young talent in the sport today. It’s awesome!

Feel free to follow me in Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! A little under the weather but will try to write as often as I can!

Jordan Spieth catches a tuna, tuna gets eaten by shark

Jordan Spieth has had a dream like season so far winning both the Masters and U.S. Open in 2015, with the U.S. Open being at an unknown location at the time at Chambers Bay. He celebrated his latest major by enjoying a vacation in the Bahamas.

While there, he and his best friends decided to go fishing for a relaxing activity on the water. Jordan caught himself a tuna.

However, small sharks attempted to grab the tuna but the captain of the boat was trying to scare them off. As Jordan was trying to battle his way to catch the fish, something crazy happened.

Instead of a tuna, or little sharks, Jordan reeled in a massive shark that had eaten the tuna and got caught on the rod.

“What surfaced was like a 12-foot long, 300-pound blacktip shark that had eaten this tuna and then had hooked itself,” Spieth said at the John Deere Classic according to ESPN. “So I guess I caught both in one because I got that shark.”

I guess Jordan Spieth now has three majors. Masters, U.S. Open and a giant shark. Good thing nobody jumped in the water though because you know, sharks are scary and dangerous?

Jordan will play in the John Deere Classic at TPC Deere Run in Silvis,IL (Part of the Quad Cities as we Illinoians call it) this week where he famously won his first PGA tour tournament. He won the tourney after a miraculous bunker hole out as he became the youngest player to win a PGA Tour winner. breaking Ralph Gudahl’s mark.

He could perhaps replace the shark with a deer this week if he wins.

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