Nick Faldo’s putt at the Masters was just insane

Sir Nick Faldo is probably a very good mini golfer. #SCtop10

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Nick Faldo is a hall of famer and is a three time Masters champion. He decided to flex the ol’ putting muscles by hitting this incredible putt while doing an awesome celebration.

Faldo is famous for his comeback against Greg Norman at the 1996 Masters. He’s also arguably the most popular golf broadcaster in the world, as he surpassed Johnny Miller as top golf TV analyst.

While Faldo was having fun, Ernie Els, another hall of famer wasn’t having such a great time. Incredibly, Els had seven putts on the first hole at Augusta National, marking it as the worst start in Masters history.

Rickie Fowler also got attacked by the “Augusta Monster” as he finished tied for 83th after the first round. Just shows you that, Thursday at the Masters is a rollercoaster.

We’ll see who’s reeling in the fish like Faldo when the weekend comes.

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Jordan Spieth gets dissed by Nick Faldo, makes epic comeback

 

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.

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Source: GolfDigest.com 


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PGA President removed from office for calling out Poulter

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PGA President Ted Bishop has been let go by the PGA for his comments on Ian Poulter on Twitter, calling him a “Lil girl”.

It all started when Poulter bashed Nick Faldo in his book ‘No limits” over the way Faldo treated Sergio Garcia during the broadcast of the historic 2008 Ryder Cup in which the Americans won with the dominate performances of Anthony Kim and Boo Weekly who have both long been not seen in any competitive play.

Last time I heard Boo, he was on the radio and of course I was delighted!

Faldo called Garcia “useless” and claimed that he had a “bad attitude” which is no surprise to anybody but Poulter has been a teammate of Garcia’s in a few Ryder Cups.

Bishop’s remarks were considered “sexist” which is what led to his demise. It wasn’t because “Oh, he attacked a player” but rather the “Lil girl” thing.

 

Ted released a statement in regards to his removal. This, courtesy of Golf.com:

 

I want to apologize to Ian Poulter and anyone else that I might have offended with my remarks on social media that appeared on October 23, 2014. Particularly, I have great remorse that my comments contained the words “little girl” because I have always been a great advocate for girls and women in golf.

My two children, both girls, have made their careers in golf. I have a 4-year old granddaughter who I hope will someday play the game. In my 37-year career in golf, I have worked with many women to grow the sport and I have been a champion for inclusion and equal rights for women in golf.

However, this is a classic example of poor use of social media on my part and if I had the chance to hit the delete button on the things that I sent out yesterday, I would without hesitation. The PGA of America asked me to avoid any interaction with the media in the past 24 hours and that is why I did not issue a formal and public apology, which I have wanted to do since early this morning.

This afternoon I was asked by my fellow Officers to resign my position as President. I declined because I wanted to speak to our PGA Board of Directors, offer a personal apology and let the due process take place in this matter. The Board heard me out and then voted to impeach me as the 38th President. That is the due process and I respect that, as painful as it might be.

The PGA has also informed me that I will not become the Honorary President nor will I ever be recognized as a Past President in our Association’s history. These, along with the impeachment are drastic consequences for the offense I have committed, but I must live with them. I take great pride in what we were able to accomplish in the last 23 months. Hopefully, we laid the groundwork for a successful future for the PGA of America. Today, all I have left is my PGA membership and that will always mean the world to me.

Ted Bishop, PGA

 

There are so many angles here. One is that both Poulter and Garcia can be clowns and they’ve shown.

 

Poulter is very outspoken as we know and Sergio has done his share of bad things although it seems like he’s toned it down a bit but we’ll see moving forward.

 

The other thing is that Bishop was in a position where he had to be careful about what he said. Calling out another player is probably something a President shouldn’t do as it takes away from your professionalism.

 

However, I was a bit surprised that he was removed because his words were considered “sexist”. I thought they removed him because he was calling Poulter  a name.

 

In this case, I think calling it “sexist” is a little overreaction although I know there’s a TON of little girls who can kick a grown man’s butt.

 

My other point is point out to Faldo which is why this whole thing started to begin with. As a broadcaster, you should never call players things like “useless” or anything like that.

 

It’s broadcasting 101. You say that, then people will think you’re against that player ever time you open the mics. As a play-by-play or color commentator, it’s not your job to give opinions.

 

Your job is to describe shots, courses, hole layouts, etc. Analysts and columnists are the ones who are paid to give opinions and even they have to be careful sometimes.

 

Although I think what Ted said was unprofessional, I don’t think it was bad enough to the point where he should of lost his job. It’s not like he swore at Poulter.

 

We already know Poulter can seem like a jerk sometimes but leave that to us fans to talk smack. The President shouldn’t be involved and should keep things as professional as possible and not throw into an already burning fire.

 

The interim Prez will be Derek Sprague.

 

Well! In other news, here’s a GIF of Ian Poulter falling down after a tough shot:

 

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Leave your thoughts on Ted Bishop’s departure below although I already know what’s coming because I just know.

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How 2K Can Make the Greatest Golf Game of All-Time

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2K Sports’ World Famous Logo

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The EA Sports World Famous Logo

2K Sports has created terrific sports games such the legendary NBA 2K games and the popular NFL 2K which are no longer around and now, their latest project is WWE 2K14, will release in October and seems like it will be fantastic with the physics that 2K uses on their games. The “Links” golf series was a product of Take Two Interactive and was a very popular game but was overshadowed by the success of EA Sports’ Tiger Woods PGA Tour Series which has become a major mainstream success, not only in America but in the world. If 2K can make a golf game then it can really battle with the Tiger Woods series because, think about the endless possibilities of features 2K can have as well as throwing that incredible world famous 2K physics and mechanics into the game. 2K can easily define the beauty of golf through a video game made by them. One of the things I hear a lot is that they don’t have the PGA or PGA Tour license (PGA and PGA Tour are two separate things for those of you that are new to the game of golf) because EA has it and now EA has Augusta National in the game (Tiger 14 is a great game). Really though, 2K does NOT need the PGA or PGA Tour license to make a high quality golf game. If the game doesn’t have any bugs and it the gameplay mechanics are beautiful which 2K is terrific at doing then it will be a great game. Besides, there are SO many other legendary courses that aren’t licensed with the PGA Tour like Carnoustie in Scotland, Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Illinois and Pine Valley Golf Club. Speaking of Pine Valley, that reminds me, EA doesn’t have a license with Pine Valley GC which means 2K can try and take advantage of having the former NO.1 ranked course (Now, 2nd behind Augusta) in the world in the game.

A Screenshot from Links 204, the Latest and Last Version of the Game.

A Screenshot from Links 2004, the Latest and Last Version of the Game.

That will bring fun competition to the video game world and will give golf fans the chance to choose between EA, the game with Augusta, or 2K, the game with Pine Valley. That would be a very fun thing to go by for customers and would make a great advertisement. As for players, almost nobody uses players in the Tiger Woods game because everyone wants to use their created golfer. The only exception is this year’s game which features some of the greatest legends in golf history such as Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer and Seve Ballesterios. The legends they didn’t include were Gene Sarazen, Walter Hagen, and Byron Nelson. Those are legends that can easily be featured in 2K’s golf game and those, alone are some very good players and some other players that can be featured are Payne Stewart, Nick Faldo and Harry Vardon. That’s six already, just add Old and Young Tom Morris and possibly Chi Chi Rodriguez (Not a major winner but he has hall of fame numbers, mostly coming from the Champions Tour however) and you have nine popular legends right there, can’t keep Billy Casper out either. The mechanics of a 2K golf game would be incredible so I don’t understand why they can’t make a golf game or could have just continued the “Links” series under their license. In all honesty, it’s boring to see no competition out on the market when it comes to golf video games and a much as I enjoy the Tiger Woods series, I am a huge fan of 2K Sports and they do such a great job with the NBA 2K series that I feel it’s time for them to make a game that will truly put the realism of their games to the test because no sport shows the combination of art, beauty and drama like this game we all love called golf. The courses, and designs would fit perfectly with 2K sports’ style and vibe.

The soundtrack could be a variety as there’s no specific music for golf, like there is for football (Hip Hop & Rock), baseball (Mostly Rock but a little Hip Hop), basketball (Mostly Hip Hop but a little bit of Rock) or hockey ( All Rock but maybe a tad bit of Hip Hop every once in awhile). Golf has different styles and 2K is known for creating amazing soundtracks so the possibilities are endless when it comes to music in 2K’s golf game. The game could bring back the “Links” name and call it “Links 2K14 (Or 15)” as well making sound unique instead of just “Golf 2K14” but then again they can take a certain player and name it “John Daly’s Golf 2K14” as an example (Got to love JD) but the reason why the “PGA Tour” isn’t featured in the title because as I mentioned earlier, the PGA Tour license is in the Tiger Woods game. I hope 2K would really take this idea into consideration because it gets tiring seeing no other authentic golfing games out there on the market and I feel 2K would be the best fit for having golf on their repertoire of games because they’re lacking games right now after getting rid of the NHL 2K series, College Hoops Series and the NFL 2K series. So now, I think it’s time for a savior 2K because the MLB 2K games are getting blown away by MLB the Show series so I think a 2K golf game could actually be competitive out there and would make a lot of golf fans happy.

2K can make this happen and I think now’s the time especially when we are in a unique time in the sport as more players are winning majors and a more diverse group of players are coming out of college. Dear 2K Sports, the time is NOW. Make the greatest golf game to hit the market, AT LEAST propose the idea. There’s no better time than now to make a great golf game with deep fresh features and fresh new legends and courses while also having a deep customization feature. A course creator idea would also be amazing. If a course creator is made then the sales will sky rocket because that is a highly demanded feature in golf video games. Golf gamers everywhere are counting on you 2K. Your friend, Colin.

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