Jordan Spieth just did a victory lap, and one fan got a little too excited… pic.twitter.com/XUAOdfAG3Y
— Alex Myers (@AlexMyers3) July 23, 2017
The Open Championship, for the second straight year, gave us a tournament for the ages, with Jordan Spieth holding off the always dangerous Matt Kuchar for his third major title. After Spieth’s victory lap around Royal Birkdale, an eager fan was trying to give Spieth a five or handshake but failed in the attempt.
The man tripped, knocked the fence down, and face planted onto all of that history sitting in the Birkdale grass. The man is OK, so it’s all good in the hood.
Certainly, though, it must have been embarrassing. But hey, he got a little fame out of it, as the tweet by Alex Meyers of Golf Digest almost broke Twitter.
Let this be a lesson though. Sports is supposed to be exciting, but let’s learn to keep that excitement tamed. Otherwise, you could hurt yourself, others…..fences, the ground, etc.
And please don’t trip and fall on purpose. You will not go viral.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! The PGA Championship is right around the corner at Quail Hollow, and I hope you’re ready!
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If you haven’t heard about the LPGA Tour’s random new dress code rules, it’s basically telling its players to replace skirts with pants and tank tops with more skin covering shirts. Major champion, Lexi Thomspon had a little fun with this new policy, by sharing a picture from last year, of her wearing old fashioned golf attire.
In the photo, she is completely covered, so this throws a little shade at the LPGA Tour. Keep in mind, it’s just a little joke, as Thompson is widely respected as a class act.
The picture taken was in celebration of golf’s return to the Olympics. The idea was to dress players in golf clothes from back in 1904, since that was previously the last time golf was seen in the games.
What’s head scratching about the dress code is that there was never a player who showed too much skin. What some of the ladies wear looks comfortable and probably helps them play their best golf.
What’s funny is that, in a time where PGA Tour pros are praying to be able to wear shorts, the LPGA Tour is going in a slightly opposite direction. PGA Tour players want what LPGA Tour pros had; a little more comfort in on-course dress.
I absolutely love the LPGA and what they do for golf, as well as the excitement of each tournament. However, I kindly disagree with this code, as do many others.
But, it shouldn’t stop us from enjoying one of the best professional tours in all of golf. Right now though, I must give a golf clap to Lexi for coming up with this innocent and savage Instagram post.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I like to wear hoodies on the golf course in the Fall!
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Let’s hope NBC has the 7-second delay ready at The Open… pic.twitter.com/VwHckTy991
— Skratch (@Skratch) July 20, 2017
Matt Kuchar is a co-leader at The Open Championship early on, and what better way to celebrate one of golf’s complete good guys by making his E rated vocabulary and make it rated M for Mature?
Matt Kuchar is widely regarded as one of the nicest guys in all of golf. He’s also known for his consistency on the course as well as his streakiness, heating up like a microwave.
One thing he doesn’t do is swear. Kuchar is a Christian and is devoted. This hilarious video by Skratch TV decided to turn his innocent words such as “darn” and “golly”, and bleep them out to make him sound like a rude, and angry golfer.
Just when you were excited about the second round of The Open, you get to see this very funny clip about the tournament co-leader. Did I mention that it’s Friday? Enjoy.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I carry soap in my golf bag just in case I decide to swear after an errant tee shot or missed putt!
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Justin Rose hit one of the greatest shots in major the history of the Open Championship in 1998, holing out from the rough on the 18th hole. This moment was recaptured with the use of Legos.
When Justin Rose holed out from the rough at the 1998 Open Championship as a 17-year old, it was one of the great shots in tournament history. Rose would go on to finish in fourth, but go on have a legendary career which includes 18 worldwide wins, a U.S. Open, and an Olympic gold medal.
Not only that, he finished runner-up at this year’s Masters, losing to Sergio Garcia as we all know by now.
A man recreated Rose’s special shot in 98′ with a set of Legos. It was recaptured in a unique, and colorful way. And just to think, at the time, Rose wasn’t that far removed from the age of kids who played with Legos.
Only with Legos, video games and such can we see anyone hole out with one hand. This is what you see in the video as mini J-Rose is a god, making the shot look easy.
It was a shot for the ages, and little did anyone know Rose would become a legend in this sport. This clip is a fun way to celebrate the finish of the first round of The Open. It’s going to be a great weekend at Royal Birkdale.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I can’t recreate magical moments in golf history with Legos, but I can make a dude sink a tap-in putt for birdie with Legos (to win The Open, mind you….)!
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— The Open (@TheOpen) July 19, 2017
It’s always amazing to get an ace on the golf course. It’s the one single play event that you can place on your wall like a trophy.
However, it’s even better when you get an ace on a legendary course during Open Championship week. That’s what Kevin Na did on the 14th hole at Royal Birkdale.
Although it wasn’t during tournament play, it was a shot that was full of swagger. What I mean is, Na started heading for green immedietly after hitting his shot. He knew it was a good one and you can tell by his reaction.
That’s the best, when you hit a shot so crisp, that you just know it’s a great one. Much like baseball players when they blast home runs. A lot of times, they can just feel it, hence the reason you see the always lovely bat flips.
When you hit an excellent drive off the tee, you’ll the club twirl. In Na’s case, he did the “oooo wee baby” walk off.
Great way to kick things off for The Open. Well played Mr. Na.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I don’t have a Claret Jug but I do have a cup of iced coffee!
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H̶O̶L̶E̶-̶I̶N̶-̶O̶N̶E̶ ̶F̶O̶R̶ ̶R̶Y̶A̶N̶ ̶F̶O̶X̶!̶
Regulation par for Ryan Fox 😬 pic.twitter.com/eDGCzRiT5t
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) July 16, 2017
When we think of great plays in golf, we usually think of guys who hit pin seeking missiles and drill 30ft putts. However, it’s hard to top an amazing recovery shot, and this one is about as good as it gets, courtesy of Ryan Fox.
Although it’s always fun to see long drives in the fairway, and deadeye birdie putts, but a lot of times, the recovery shots can be just as pretty. Just ask Ryan Fox, who, at the Scottish Open hit one of the best recovery shots you’ll ever see.
He got himself an ace. Excuse me, he got himself a “pace” or a “par-in-one” if that makes sense.
After hitting his tee shot out of bounds, Fox had to tee it up again. However, this time, the ball magically found the bottom of the cup.
This makes you wonder. If this happened to you, do you still cherish it as if you got a hole-in-one? Or do you view as a lucky shot and move on?
Honestly, I’d say, cherish it. You can at least say that you did hole out from the tee on a par-3 (rhymes).
Of course, if you do get yourself an ace, then you can put the “pace” to bed. If anything, you’ll still have a great story to tell.
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— SB Nation (@SBNation) July 14, 2017
When we think of one of the wildest golf swings on earth, one of the first names we think of is NBA legend, Charles Barkley. This time though, it’s a slightly different ball game, as he has an improved swing with a unique technique.
Charles Barkley was one of the most dominant players in NBA history, known for his rebounding and scoring. However, the sport of golf hasn’t been kind to Sir Charles, as he had one of the craziest swings in the game’s history.
Now, going with a unique cross-handed swing, it’s much smoother, and without the infamous pause on his downswing. Barkley’s old swing was so famous, there’s a clip on YouTube that has reached over 900,000 views. It was a swing that shocked many golf and sports fans.
Although his new swing might look odd, due to it being cross-handed, it still looks good enough to get the job done. As the great Arnold Palmer once said, “swing your swing”.
There is no proper way to swing a club. It’s whatever you feel most comfortable with, and Barkley has found it. Way to go, Chuck.
Posted in Fun Golf News, Golf Videos and tagged Charles Barkley, Charles Barkley Golf Swing, Golf by Colin GP Mieczkowski with no comments yet.
. I have so many questions to ask him. The first one is why? What’s the urgency? Did you forget your normal pair of shoes? pic.twitter.com/54apY7OoH0
— Taylor Ford (@_TFORD) July 11, 2017
There are plenty of ways to kill time at an airport while awaiting your flight. You can mess around on your phone, read a book, eat some grub, or you can work on your golf game.
Huh? Work on your golf game?
That’s what one traveler did, as he was chilling at an airport in Scotland. He decided to do a little putting around, as he clearly is looking forward to the Open Championship at Royal Birkdale.
There are actually a couple of airports that feature putting greens, such as Palm Beach International Airport. The Palm Beach spot is home to an eight hole green.
The fact that this dude decided to putt it on the solid airport floor is awesome. Not to get too deep but, one of the dope things about golf is that you can play it virtually anywhere.
It’s obvious that you aren’t going to hit drives or your 9-iron at the airport. But, the one aspect of the game you can safely enjoy, is putting. All you’re doing is rolling a ball, that’s all.
It just continues to prove my point that golf is the most versatile sport on earth. You can play at the airport, your house, the beach, the city, the mountains, abandoned locations (although much riskier), etc. Heck, you can even play it on a golf course. who knew?
So, all I have to say to this gentleman, is, keep doing you, man. One of the few ways we can make golf cool again is by taking the sport where people least expect it. That includes an airport baggage claim.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! If it’s golf, or anything related to the “cooler” side of golf, I’m tweeting it, retweeting it, etc! If you see a dude wearing a dark blue fedora hitting putts on the green at the Palm Beach International Airport then it’s probably me! Or not….
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It's been an emotional journey for @ChessonHadley.
— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) July 9, 2017
Chesson Hadley was one of the hot young players coming onto the PGA Tour in 2014. He didn’t disappoint either, winning his first tournament on tour that year, netting him the Rookie of the Year award.
Since then, Hadley has quietly fallen off the map, but some great play on the always competitive Web.com Tour led him to get his third win on the tour defeating former University of Texas star, Beau Hossler. Now, after his victory, he has regained him PGA Tour status, earning his card once again.
The emotion clearly got to Hadley, as he cried into his hat. Moments like this makes you want to give a round of applause.
You worked so hard to make it the PGA Tour the first time, and played well. But then, some struggles led you back to the Web.com Tour, one of the most ferocious tours in all of golf with its rich depth of hungry young golfers.
After his win at the LECOM Health Challenge, Hadley can safely press the refresh button on his career. With a tour card back into his inventory, this gives him opportunities to potentially capture a major championship.
His best finish was a tie for 61st at the 2015 PGA Championship. His only other major appearance was at the 2014 Open Championship where he missed the cut.
With him being on the PGA Tour again, he’ll not only have a chance to redeem himself at those majors, but can also try his hand at the Masters and U.S. Open.
For now, there’s no doubt that Hadley is feeling a sigh of relief.
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As the Greenbrier Classic is making an amazing return to the world of golf after an awful flood occurred last year, the comparison between last year and this year is insane. The PGA Tour shared the jaw dropping side by side photos of the flooded Old White TPC compared to this year’s clean and beautiful venue.
These two photos of The @GbrClassic are just one year apart.
The first tee looks a bit different this year. pic.twitter.com/cq8kJX2NEG
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) July 6, 2017
The Greenbrier truly is one of the most beautiful golfing locations in the United States. To see it in such a mess was sad to see, but it’s great to see the legendary Greenbrier Classic has made a triumphant return.
As we look back at it, we can say that the course had the largest water hazard in the world for a brief time. The last time the Greenbrier Classic was played, it was back in 2015 when Danny Lee won it.
Certainly for any photojournalist, it has to be a chilling experience to take a picture of the flooded course, and then take another of it after it’s been cleaned up. The Greenbrier is not only home to the Old White TPC, but is home to the oldest course in the United States, Oakhurst Links, a beautiful nine hole track.
It’s just great to have the course back and the tournament back. However, don’t you dare try to find a flooded ditch so you can hit flop shots out of.
My best advice would be to hit flop shots IN the flooded ditch. Hey, it could make for fun target practice.
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Posted in Golf Photos and tagged Golf, The Greenbrier Classic, The Old White TPC by Colin GP Mieczkowski with no comments yet.