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.
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Huh? A medal winner at the Olympics has to pay for their medals?
Well, at least for Matt Kuchar who bronzed over the weekend after a remarkable eight under round on Sunday. After getting their medals, Justin Rose (gold), Henrik Stenson (silver) and Kuchar (bronze) all were supposed to get paid for winning their prizes, $20,000, $15,000 and $10,000 respectively.
In tradition however, athletes on team Great Britain and Sweden do not get paid for their medals but they don’t have to pay either. Kuchar still got his $10,000. But, he has to pay $4,000 of that money for the medal, so this leaves him with $6,000 which is still a lot of money for you and I but is change for Kuchar.
At the end of the day, Olympic golf has shown us how truly passionate our winners are about the sport. They completely put cash aside and are pumped about their medals.
Then again, who wouldn’t be excited? Especially when your sport hasn’t been in the games in 112 years.
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We all knew Matt Kuchar was good but nobody knew he was this good. During the Fiji International, Matt’s ball stopped short of the hole on a putt but using his unbelievable Star Wars like skills, he was able to push the ball into the cup.
OK, so it wasn’t that but actually, it was some high winds that helped put his ball in the hole. Still, what an awesome putt!
Here you go:
Man, if I had skills like that, I just may be able to earn a PGA Tour card. Problem is, my shots usually don’t make the green and my supernatural ability is too weak to force the ball into the air, over a tree, onto the green, and in the hole.
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OK, this is good example of two instructional videos of what and what not to do in the biggest golf tournament of your life. In the first video, we’ll see Matt Kuchar nail a chip shot on Augusta National’s toughest strategic hole, the famed and gorgeous 13th.
Here’s the video of “Kuch’s” beautiful chip in:
Very nice right? Well, Ben Crane, who’s always a fan favorite like Matt is, hit probably the worst shot you’ll ever see at the Masters. What hole did he do it on?
Well, only like, the most famous hole on the course and one of, if not, arguably the most famous hole on the planet. Yup, number 12 AKA “Golden Bell”.
Check out the unfortunate shot by our buddy Benny below:
Both of these golfers are wonderful gentlemen. It’s one of those cringing type of moments seeing a likable guy like Ben hit a nasty shot like that.
Let alone doing on one of the most watched holes on the course. Maybe the stunning beauty blinded his eyes?
It’s pretty easy to do when you see hole 12. It’s like when you’re talking just fine and all of sudden you see a gorgeous girl and become speechless. Unless you’re one of those creeps who are a little “too confident”.
Anyway, these are some great video examples of what and what to NOT do at the Masters!
Let’s see what the weekend brings us shall we? Welcome to Augusta!
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On Sunday, the European squad once again proved why they are the world’s most powerful golf continent. They beat the US squad 16 1/2 to 11 1/2 in what at first looked like it was going to be a back and forward battle but in the end, the Euros pulled away. The singles matches’ battle between Rory Mcilroy and Rickie looked to be one for the ages but it turned out that Rory was too much for Rickie.
Rickie had a great round and still lost by a few holes thanks to Rory’s 64 on the Sunday round. There were other Sunday that looked to be interesting as well. Those being Furyk/Garcia, Spieth/McDowell (Which didn’t disappoint), Reed/Stenson (Also was good), and Kaymer/Watson seemed like it might of had potential but I thought Bubba just wasn’t playing well all weekend.
If it was the Bubba that won two Masters titles then it would have been just as good of a battle as Fowler/Mcilroy and would have been an instant classic. Arguably, the highlight of the day was Kaymer’s hole out to beat Watson and help seal the Cup once again for their eighth title in 10 events.
Matt Kuchar, Patrick Reed, Jordan Spieth and Jimmy Walker all shined for the Americans however but it just wasn’t enough. The Euro stars showed up and Gleneagles proved to be a great course layout for the golfers.
Scotland also did a wonderful job of once again proving why it is the “Home of Golf” and was just the perfect fit for the game’s most intense tournament. The crowds were loud and proud as expected.
The Ryder Cup crowds never disappoint and they came out yelling like they were at a soccer match or college football game and the seats were filled with blue/yellow and red/white/blue. To be honest, I didn’t really catch the TV coverage but I did hear it on the radio and I thought their coverage was outstanding.
They had a full golf broadcasting team of all-stars and they did such a great job of reeling me in to the action that was on the course. I know some like to underestimate golf on the radio but it’s one of best coverages you’ll get in sports. Listening to The Masters and the Ryder Cup on the radio is quite a treat.
The roars of the crowds are louder, the broadcasters are much more intense and you can hear the smack of the clubs so well. They did an excellent job of painting the picture of what the players are seeing and feeling. Although the Americans lost, there’s still a lot of things to feel excited about moving forward into the next Ryder Cup.
Patrick Reed and Jordan Spieth clearly proved that they’re the young rising stars in American golf, Jimmy Walker just looks to get better and better and a guy like Matt Kuchar is in his prime. The future is bright with all of these talented players coming out of college and the Web.com Tour.
Not only that but the old school players are still kickin’ it like Jim Furyk who had an incredible year from a statistical standpoint. If you just went by his numbers, he was by far the best player on that US squad and not a bad player to have at all. He can still dial it in from afar and can hit soft, yet beautiful tee shots that land in the fairway.
Rickie Fowler is the young face of American golf right now. He is to the US what Rory is to Europe and with his unbelievable display at the majors despite not winning, that’s something to feel good about.
Bubba Watson who for a short time looked like he might have been the new face of American golf with his amazing Masters displays the last few years but recently he’s been quiet, at least on the course. He still gets major attention but hasn’t played very well lately unfortunately because Bubba is one of the funnest players to watch on Tour which solidifies his major popularity.
Still a good sign for the Americans regardless because if Bubba can play like he does at The Masters then he’s one of the most dangerous players in the world. I can’t say enough about the kids, Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed.
Both very mature for their ages and just go out their and give it their all. As much as Patrick can get under people’s skin a little bit, he’s not even close to a bad dude. Do you hear anything bad about him off the course? Nope. He’s always cool to the media, gives intelligent answers and just goes out their and plays golf.
He also has a bit of fire to him as well which is awesome. Jordan, we already know he’s a good dude. Although kinda quiet, he goes out their and rips you to shreds. He kinda has the attitude of a young Jason Dufner. Cool, calm and collected, for the most part.
Fowler, Reed and Spieth are America’s big three young guns and I feel Fowler is the perfect leader of the three because he is one of the classiest guys in all of golf and handles himself so well. He’s also just a fun guy to talk to as well.
I see Rickie as like an older brother to Reed and Spieth (Although Reed is only a year younger) because of the experience Rickie has already gained. He just finished his second Ryder Cup already and it wouldn’t shock anybody if he was selected again in 2016. Who knows, by that time, he’ll probably have a couple of majors under his belt.
Matt Kuchar just keeps getting better and has an incredible attitude on the course. He doesn’t let things faze him, he puts a smile on and keeps going and then he kicks your butt. If there’s anybody who’s an inspiration when it comes to his attitude, it’s a guy like Kuch and a guy like Zach Johnson who some consider “THE nicest guy in all of golf” and both play very well. Once Zach is in the zone, his clubs turn into lazers as accurate as he can be.
Jimmy Walker who has had a couple of very solid years is definitely in his prime plus he has the experience to go along with it. J-Walk can be one of those rare all-around players when he’s zoned in out on the course. Can’t expect anything less from Jimmy in the coming years, look to see him win some more.
Keegan is Keegan. He’s been somewhat quiet but as young as he is, don’t be surprised to see him join the young studs like Spieth, Reed, and Fowler. Heck, Keegan is the only one of the four to have won a major so far (Won the PGA Championship as a ROOKIE)! So, there’s no doubt Keegan will be fine.
Can’t forget about guys like the always entertaining Billy Horschel who a lot and I mean A LOT of people thought should have been selected to the Ryder Cup team but he’s a guy who I feel can be a monster for the Americans in future Ryder Cups.
Chris Kirk, who arguably has one of the most beautiful looking golf swings in the world is also a guy to look out for. He literally took down the world’s best in Rory Mcilroy in the FedEx Cup playoffs and that alone speaks volumes. His swing is so pure that it seems like he could nail every fairway and green. I think the world may start getting used to Chris Kirk’s name pretty soon.
Gary Woodland is another guys who’s played pretty well lately and is a machine on those critical close putts. If he can hit his greens and gets them close, he’ll beat you nine times out of 10.
Overall, the Americans have a lot of positives to look at going into the future. The Ryder Cup team in a couple of years could be one of the best we may see in long, long time. If you’re an American golf fan, you should be very excited about what’s coming because we’re in a time where the young stars are rising while some of the veterans are still in their prime and this is a time we should definitely cherish.
Raise your golf flags America!
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Bubba Watson won his second Masters in three years by defeating Jordan Spieth by two strokes. It was an amazing battle between Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth through the first 12 holes but Bubba Watson with his incredible power off the tee on the 13th hole led him to a birdie while Jordan had to save par. That’s when the momentum went Bubba’s way. Jonas Blixt and Matt Kuchar put up an impressive fight to try to catch the two red-hot golfers but it the end, it was Bubba Watson winning his second Masters in just three years. Bubba had an unbelievable 10 one putts and that really helped him prevail as he had so so day on the putting greens on Saturday.
Bubba is now tied with Arnold Palmer for least attempts at The Masters to win his second time at six appearances and two wins. Despite Jordan’s red-hot start and despite Jonas and Matt’s impressive outings, Bubba who was hanging in there with Jordan who had a two shot lead at the time and eventually caught up to him with some key second shots and putts. Bubba was also very impressive off the tee hitting several fairways and Jordan was hitting incredible recovery shot after incredible recovery shot. Probably one of the best displays of escape in Masters history by the 20-year-old.
So, Bubba Watson wins his second green jacket in three years and that’s simply incredible. Who would have thought Bubba would come in and win another green jacket? It’s amazing what Bubba can do in this sport. No fear, takes gambles, and executes them very well. With his second Masters win, Bubba becomes only the 17th player in golf history to win The Masters twice.
So, what a battle between Bubba Watson and Jordan Spieth, a battle for the ages. What an effort by Jordan. Absolutely phenomenal playing. There’s no doubt he’ll win majors with that incredible skill. Some of the recovery shots were mind-boggling and he was dead on off the tee. So, a great effort by Jordan Spieth, Matt Kuchar, and Jonas Blixt and it was Bubba who came out on top.
Bubba Watson is your 2014 Masters champion!
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On the 4th hole at The Masters, Jordan Spieth hit an amazing jaw dropping shot out of the bunker to get a birdie. It looks like the 20-year-old was in big trouble but he nailed one of the better recovery shots we’ve seen at The Masters. The gif speaks for itself.
This is so reminiscent of what he did in Chicago last summer to get his first PGA Tour win. Remember this?
He’s on fire right now so let’s see if he can become the youngest winner in Masters history or if the likes of Bubba Watson, Matt Kuchar and Jonas Blixt make a charge. At this point however, it’s Jordan;s tournament to lose.
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This year’s Masters has been nothing short of amazing. I don;t think I’ve ever seen a Masters with so many different things to talk about. Some of the best players in the world such as Phil Mickelson, Dustin Johnson and Jason Dufner all missed the cut and Rory Mcilroy barely made it himself. You got two guys in their 50’s playing terrific golf in Freddie Couples and Miguel Angel Jimenez. You had the defending champion Adam Scott who had the lead one point in time and the 2012 champion Bubba Watson now shares the lead with a 20-year-old in Jordan spieth who’s trying to become the youngest Masters champion in history.
Now, if that all doesn’t excite you then I don’t know what will. For anyone saying that The Masters suck this year because Tiger isn’t playing is out of their minds. This Masters leaderboard is so tight that it’s anyone’s tournament as to where the last couple of years were more predictable yet were still exciting. What if Tiger sucked? Would it still be exciting then? I don’t think so. If you’re someone who thinks that if Tiger or Phil playing on Sunday will make The Masters more fun, then they better be playing their best golf because otherwise it’s boring to watch them play.
What we’ve seen were some amazing shots and rapid changes on the leaderboard in these first three days. There were so many near hole outs, it was ridiculous and Matt Kuchar hit a very impressive pitch shot on the 15th hole AKA “Firethorn”. There were some incredible tee shots from Bubba Watson despite having a slow day. Almost every tee shot he hit nailed the fairway and went a really long way. Heck, despite having the worst round of the day, Bubba still remains the co-leader along with Jordan.
It’s ANYBODY’s golf tournament as the leaderboard is tighter than that shirt you’re probably wearing right now. However, if I had to pick one person to win and rock the Green Jacket this year, I’d give it to Matt Kuchar. Because Matt is getting it together and is started to understand the course more and more. What makes Matt extremely dangerous is his ability to recover from bunkers and bad second shots as we saw on the 15th on Saturday as he nailed that awesome pitch shot. It’s still anybody’s Green Jacket but I think Kuch has the slight advantage over everyone at this point. He doesn’t destroy you with power off the tee or laser like accuracy, he gets you in many other ways and it’s why he’s one of the best players in the world.
So, get ready for one of the best finishes in Masters history my friends!
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As we know, the PGA Tour playoffs is off to a start and many names are all over the leaderboard at the Barclays at Liberty National Golf Club in New Joisey (Jersey), and looks to be another great finish at the beautiful new course. I hear people complaining about Liberty National’s design but honestly I think it’s fine and the scenery really helps that. The Barclays is always a great tournament to watch and for good reason because the first tournament of the playoffs can always be a challenge especially for those new to it. There’s also a lot of people who complain about the playoffs and the FedEx Cup as a whole and it really drives me nuts because there’s too much complaining and not enough golf and it’s really sad, I mean there’s complaining in every sport but in golf, the complaints are about the most silliest things and it’s really eye rolling. Just enjoy the game, there’s going to be changes over time, it’s called, the past, the present and the future, yeah you probably heard of them, they’re great friends, they always hang out and hit the golf course, past hits 250 off the tee, present hits 300+ off the tee and future hits…??? off the tee. I just say, deal with it, I understand these golfers are passionate which is good especially with a lot of athletes nowadays just playing for the riches, glamour and glory.
The problem however is the fact they they can be really annoying, it’s like “just play golf please!”, because the FedEx Cup playoffs extends the season and gives the golf season an actual ending, rather than, play the majors and then end the season with a bunch of other random tournaments, don’t get me wrong, every tournament to me is fun BUT it feels more dramatic when you have the FedEx Cup playoffs, without question. Am I saying the FedEx Cup is bigger than the majors? Absolutely not, but none of the majors are the very last tournament of the PGA Tour season though making it where the season doesn’t have a proper ending. There’s always complaints when every little new thing comes to golf, do you want us to stick with spoons and jaggers (wedges and irons back in the day)? Thought so, now, if we did still use them then I’m cool with it because I just love golf as you do too. But the complaints need to stop, I think the playoffs is great for the game and you have a great course in East Lake that hosts the championship each year and that’s wonderful when you get a chance to play on Bobby Jones’ home course in Atlanta.
I also love the playoffs because of the BMW Championship (Originally the Western Open, the third oldest golf tournaments in PGA Tour history and was once considered a major) which usually takes place in Chicago which is special for me being a Chicago kid but it’s unfortunate that it’s not called the Western Open anymore but nonetheless, it’s the same tournament but with a different name. As we know, the BMW Championship is always one of the great tournaments of the year and always unleashes the true talent out of some players. Make a long story short, the FedEx Cup playoffs is fine, stop complaining and enjoy this beautiful game of golf. Golf is golf, no matter what changes and FedEx Cup playoffs is just another way for us to enjoy, cherish and celebrate this great sport. From Chicago with love, stay golf minded everyone!
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Hello all, surprise! Didn’t think I was going to write while I’m on my “Vacay” (Vacation) in Alabama? Then guess again because I got a shorty for you here in regards to the interesting names in the top five on the leaderboard at the PGA Championship. Jason Dufner is your leader at 9- for the tournament and is playing like the Duf everyone predicted to be a true threat on the PGA Tour this year. He was my preseason pick to win the Masters a while back even because the solid season he had a year ago made him much more attractive and respectful of the media in golf. Duf is already a very popular player among the Twitter world with well over 100 thousand followers. The thing that’s really helped Jason Dufner the fist couple of days is his incredible ability to hit the greens in regulations with such ease and if that’s not important then I don’t know what is. It’s his tournament to lose honestly because who else hits the greens like Duf? The one thing that will come back to get him is his putting ability and it’s very difficult to win a major if you can’t putt but if he can get some really good approach shots which he’s capable of then he’ll be in great shape.
The one guy that could come back and destroy him is Matt Kuchar who is 7- and we know how much of a monster he’s been this year and would like nothing else better then to get his first major championship under his belt. Matt could beat you in so many different shapes and forms and that’s what makes him dangerous so Jason better be ready for what’s ahead, not to mention you have two guys in the top five that one majors this year, those guys being Justin Rose and Adam Scott not to mention you have Jim Furyk who was the leader at first, who’s still playing terrific golf, being vintage Furyk. So, just look at these names and think of them as the “Fab Five” or at least for now because I’m sure the leaderboard will be bouncing around if ti isn’t already. Great golf is on the way!
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