— Billy Hurley III (@BillyHurley3) February 12, 2018
Billy Hurley III just created one of the funniest ad campaigns you’ll see. The 2016 Quicken Loans National champion and former Navy Lieutenant ripped Jordan Spieth in a playful manner with a video that is almost two and a half minutes long.
The reason for the video? Well, he and Spieth are in a little duel into who will be chair of the PGA Tour’s Player Advisory Council. So Hurley created the “Golden Man” campaign in response to Spieth being known as the “Golden Boy” of golf.
The video has a little fun with Hurley Navy background and his skills at driving a destroyer among other things, making fun of many things related to Spieth. One of my favorite parts was when the video shows Spieth holding the Claret Jug when he won the 2017 Open Championship, and calling him a “thief” for “stealing” from one of America’s closeest allies.
If you watch the video in its entirety, I guarantee that you will get a good laugh out of it. He also rocks some Navy Midshippen gear in the clip which is fresh as well.
Hurley, like Spieth, is one of the most likable guys in golf today and he’s a very solid golfer. He also was on the 2005 Walker Cup winning American team which won it right here in Chicago at the legendary Chicago Golf Club (yes, I had to throw that in there).
He undoubtly won some more fans after such a funny and well produced video.
You can follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! I’m not running for council, but I’m running on Dunkin’ (need my coffee)!
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🚨 91 FEET! 🚨
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) January 13, 2018
Jordan Spieth is already one of the greatest putters of all-time, and he proved it once again in Hawaii at the Sony Open. In the video clip shared by the PGA Tour on Twitter, the putt looks ridiculously long, and it was, at 91-feet.
Most golfers would settle with a good lag putt. However, for a deadeye putter like Spieth, it can seem like a tap-in putt.
Although the three-time major champion has developed into a solid all-around player, two of his deadliest skills have been his putting and his scrambling (recovery). These are the reasons why has won so much already in his career, and as we know, putting gives you wins.
Putting is the reason why Ben Crenshaw, perhaps the greatest putter in golf history, won two Masters tournaments. It’s also the reason why Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods won at the insane rates they won.
Yeah, I think it’s time for us to pull out our putters and start practicing, after seeing Spieth’s super long putt. Ready your blades (putters) and head out to the battlefield (putting green)!
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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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— Greg Coleman (@colemangreg) June 28, 2017
If you’re excited that it’s Friday, here’s a video that’ll make your day even brighter. Two children tried to recreate the now famous celebration between Jordan Spieth and caddie Michael Greller, after their thrilling win at the Travelers Championship. In case you were wondering, Spieth defeated Daniel Berger with a hole out from a greenside bunker in a playoff.
The kids failed but it was too cute to even matter, as hats were being thrown as the two boys celebrated their own PGA Tour victory. The trophy they won? Everybody’s hearts.
Oh, and the tackle at the end? Priceless. Happy Friday!
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— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) June 25, 2017
It was a terrific bunker shot by Jordan Spieth. But, the reason why it was the shot of the year, was the fact that it was done in a playoff, to win.
When it seemed like it was going to be a duel between Spieth and Daniel Berger, the playoff almost abruptly after the clutch hole-out by Spieth. Berger had a putt to tie, but just missed it, making Spieth the youngest player since Tiger Woods to get his first 10 wins on the PGA Tour.
This, and of course he has the two majors at the Masters and U.S. Open. mind you, when many fans, myself included, say Jordan’s shot was the best of the year, we’re excluding the majors, and are only talking about on the PGA Tour.
Because as we know, many will be quick to point out better shots at the majors. Certainly a couple of shots come to mind, is Justin Thomas’ incredible approach shot with a 3-wood at Erin Hills during the U.S. Open.
Another would be Sergio Garcia’s amazing putt on 15 at the Masters. Brooks Koepka’s string of long range putts at the U.S. Open also could make the list.
However, on the Tour schedule, this was clearly the best. Not only that, under the circumstances, it could rival that of the shots at the majors.
In a playoff,you’re in the bunker, in jepordy of possibly losing the title after having the lead all week, and you drill it. At one the PGA Tour’s most popular tournaments as well, mind you.
Well played Jordan. Also a tip of the cap to Dan Berger, he played great, and has had a very nice season.
Now go to beach and work on your bunker shots. Sand castle builders, you have been warned.
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— NBCSN (@NBCSN) July 3, 2016
Putting is one of the trickiest things to do in golf. Greens are usually the toughest tests on any golf course as you need to read the slopes to have a shot.
Well, Jordan Spieth makes putting look easy, sometimes too easy. A couple of days ago, he hit a no-look putt as the ball went straight for the hole.
Certainly, jealousy ensues in the minds of golfers everywhere as one can try a no-look putt but may fail a few times. Unless of course it’s a tap-in.
I will say, although I never made a no-look putt, I did make a 20-footer with one hand. That was after hitting numerous putts from that same spot though so no, it wasn’t nothing special.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Again, that one hand putt was nothing special!
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Defending U.S. Open champion Jordan Spieth had one of the most unlucky breaks you can get. During the U.S. Open on the par-4 17th, Spieth hit his tee shot and went for the green.
As it landed, it had backspin on it and the ball kept rolling…and rolling and rolling. This left Spieth in a horrible position causing him to shout different things as he walked away angry.
So, Oakmont has proved once again that it truly is one of the toughest tests in golf. Have fun kids!
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! U.S. Open talk as well as talk about all of the new, fun golf video games coming out!
Source: Swing By Swing “The Clubhouse”
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As you may know now, unless you drifted off into wonderland, that Jordan Spieth had one one of biggest meltdowns in Masters history by losing a six stroke lead on the back nine. Danny Willett would win it with a bogey-free round.
But, despite the shocking loss, the video above show a funny version of it. It’s a perfect way to show exactly how a lot of us play golf, after all, it always seems like a video game glitch for most of us.
Enjoy the video by The Kicker, and I hope it brightens up your Monday. Happy golfing.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! You’ll probably see me talking a lot about golf video games!
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Englishman Danny Willett has won the 2016 Masters with a bogey-free -5, 67 final round in unfavorable conditions. He becomes only the second player from England to win the Masters.
The only other Englishman to win it is Sir Nick Faldo who won it three times. Willett defeated Lee Westwood and Jordan Spieth by three shots for his fifth worldwide win and first major.
Willett began the round at even par while Spieth was attempting to go wire-to-wire for his second straight Masters victory. Spieth was -7 going into the back nine and five shots ahead of the field.
Spieth had the wire-to-wire lead, but the players in second and third place were switching like wildfire. At one point, even 58-year-old Bernhard Langer was just a couple of shots off the lead.
The 28-year-old Willett wasn’t even sure if he was going to play in the Masters as he was expecting a child in the same week. On top of that, this was only his second Masters appearance.
Last season, Willett finished in a tie for 38th at Augusta. His best finish in any major was at the 2015 Open Championship at St. Andrews where he finished tied for sixth (Zach Johnson won it in a playoff against Marc Lieshman and Louis Oosthuizen).
Willett is the 12th ranked player in the world and that ranking will likely go up after this victory. Spieth, who won the Masters last year with a record tying -18, was looking to become only the fourth player in golf history to win back-to-back Green Jackets.
But, the combination of a couple of bogeys including a quadruple-bogey on the back nine by Spieth, and a scorching round by Willett, lead to the end of what was a roller coaster of a Masters tournament.
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According to GolfDigest.com, Jordan Spieth and Nick Faldo pulled up next to each other in Augusta and the reported exchange was hilarious.
Spieth: “Hey, you know, I’m the defending champion.”
Faldo: “Three to one” (Faldo referring to his three Masters wins over Spieth’s one)
Spieth: “I haven’t even played in three.”
Nice comeback Jordan.
Speaking of Faldo, this year marks the 20th anniversary of his comeback against Greg Norman at the 1996 Masters. Many consider the loss by Norman as one the biggest collapses in golf history.
The 1996 Masters victory by Faldo was his sixth and final major title.
Be sure to follow me on Twitter @ChiGolfRadio! Masters over everything!
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