PHOTOS: Rickie Fowler and Ryan Palmer Photobomb Tiger Woods at PGA Championship

During the practice rounds of the PGA Championship at Valhalla Golf Club in Kentucky, both Rickie Fowler AND Ryan Palmer photobomb Tiger’s practice round photos. They look pretty hilarious as Rickie has that “Ayyyyeee!” kind of look and Ryan Palmer’s all like “Whoa! Whoa! WHOAAA!” as he looks like he may fall off the bridge. Classic stuff from two interesting characters.

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Want to take advantage of a big story like Tiger’s arrival at Valhalla? Simple! Just photobomb everything around you!

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Jason Dufner Served “Butt Rubbed Filet Mignon” at PGA Champions Dinner

Remember this?

Remember this?

………. *Bursts out laughing*. Jason Dufner, you are the coolest freaking guy in golf I swear! Remember when he tapped his now super popular wife Amanda in the “bootay” after his victory at the PGA Championship? Well, at the traditional PGA Championship champions’ dinner, Duf created the menu, one of those items? A nice and freshly made “Butt Rubbed Filet Mignon”. Yes, you heard me right. A “Butt Rubbed Filet Mignon”. Now that’s a good sense of humor by the coolest guy in golf (Sorry Miguel Angel). Although he almost never smiles, he knows how to poke fun at himself and has a great sense of humor. Here’s your delicious and nutritious dinner menu!

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Now that’s some good southern cookin’!

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WATCH: Padraig Harrington Performs Happy Gilmore Swing in Long Drive Contest

I don’t think Paddy made the swing look quite as powerful but he did pull it off. At the PGA Championship long-drive contest, Padraig Harrington did just that and hit the famous Happy Gilmore swing where he starts from a certain distance from the tee, runs towards the ball practically and smashes the ball. It looked like he just might have hit a little too much tee on that one so I assume it was high and deep. Check, check, check it ouuut!

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Jason Dufner Wins PGA in Style

Jason Dufner, One of the Game's Best Approach Shot Artists is Your 2013 PGA Championship Winner as He Raises the Wanamaker Trophy in Triumph.

Jason Dufner, One of the Game’s Best Approach Shot Artists is Your 2013 PGA Championship Winner as He Raises the Wanamaker Trophy in Triumph.

The 2013 PGA Championship Was Another Classic and Featured an Astounding Leaderboard That Inlcuded Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Champion Jason Dufner.

The 2013 PGA Championship Was Another Classic and Featured an Astounding Leaderboard That Inlcuded Jim Furyk, Adam Scott and Champion Jason Dufner.

This year’s PGA Championship had its ups and downs with different leaders at times but only one prevailed and it was a guy who many thought was going to be arguably the most dominant American player this year but has been fairly quiet this year but, Jason Dufner took on the task of trying to win the final major of the season and he did it in a fine matter already having a PGA Championship record of 63 on Saturday giving him a lead over Jim Furyk who was playing great golf himself. “Duff” like Jimmy Furyk, is a fan favorite so it was a lot of fun seeing those guys towards the top but Jason took home the Wanamaker trophy and proved to the world that he is one of the best players on Tour and that he will be a force come next season. Because imagine this: Dufner, Woods, Kuchar, Mickelson, and Snedeker all representing the U.S. in the top 10 World Golf Rankings next year, how cool would that be? Not to mention you have Steve Stricker who is a top 20 guy. Jason is a guy who can destroy any course with his dead one accuracy from the fairway, he can easily hit a shot and get within 10 or five feet from the hole and that will help any player win a major but “Duff” is extremely dangerous with it and is a huge reason why so many people had him being a stud this year but was kind of quiet but ended up with a major title anyway and that’s why this is such a great story.

Plus, he’s a very popular player like I mentioned before and that’s also why it’s a great story and he goes out on the course cool, calm and collected and there aren’t many players who have that, he shows hardly any emotion out there but then he strikes hard and plays some tremendous golf in one of the finer PGA Championship performances in recent memory. The way he was hitting his approach shots was incredible and the crowd was into the whole way at Oak Hill in New York. Jason’s going to be a great player for a long time if he adds more wins to that PGA title he has and I’m sure after winning the PGA, he’ll be even more motivated to win more tournaments next year or even before this season is out, he could have one exrta win or two under his belt and the future looks bright for the almighty Jason Dufner so congrats to him and what a wonderful year it’s been for the majors this year including the Players Championship and next year’s majors and Players Championship should be even more fun. Looking forward to it and I know you guys are too! Keep it cool ya’ll and keep enjoying golf! From Chicago with love.

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GP Golf Report Quickie: A “Fab Five” Kind of Leaderboard

Jason Dufner has a Great Chance to Win his First Major Title Unless he Collapses in Sunday.

Jason Dufner has a Great Chance to Win his First Major Title Unless he Collapses in Sunday.

Matt Kuchar is One of the Hottest Players in the World so he Could Easily Make a Charge but his Accuracy can Hurt him.

Matt Kuchar is One of the Hottest Players in the World so he Could Easily Make a Charge but his Accuracy can Hurt him.

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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Guys to Look Out for This Weekend at the PGA

Paul Casey, One of the More Popular Players Around the World Despite his Recent Struggles.

Paul Casey, One of the More Popular Players Around the World Despite his Recent Struggles.

Jim Furyk has Been One of the Most Accurate Drivers of the Past Decade and has an Impressive Resume that Includes a U.S. Open Victory.

Jim Furyk has Been One of the Most Accurate Drivers of the Past Decade and has an Impressive Resume that Includes a U.S. Open Victory.

Matt Kuchar has had the Season of his Life so Far and Now Looks for an Elusive Major Win.

Matt Kuchar has had the Season of his Life so Far and Now Looks for an Elusive Major Win.

Adam Scott already has a Major this Year Winning the Masters and has Been Close to Winning More Tourneys this Year. Could he Grab Another Major Title This Season?

Adam Scott Already has a Major this Year Winning the Masters and has Been Close to Winning More Tourneys this Year. Could he Grab Another Major Title This Season?

The PGA Championship is off to a hot start this season and the leaderboard is filled with likely and unlikely players which is already making this a really fun tourney. The reason I am writing about weekend guys to look out for so early is because I won’t be writing tomorrow as I will be out of town but without question it will be a great tournament at Oak Hill. Jim Furyk has been playing well, taking advantage of his accurate driving. There are several great players to look out for and the leaderboard is filled with so many different type of players whether they’e heavy hitters or putting masters or, it’s almost anybody’s title. At a course like Oak Hill, it’s always very important to have solid accuracy off the tee and soft touch around the greens. However, it’s both a course for power players and control players which is why Oak Hill is a terrific course to host a major championship and it already shows as there are several players within striking distance. As mentioned above, Jim Furyk is a great guy to look out for at this tournament this weekend as he is one of the most accurate hitters in golf history despite having arguably the lowest power. That’s why Jim Furyk is awesome because he figures out other ways to beat you even though he barely averages 270 yards off the tee. He’s a grinder, he has that trademark looping swing and can be a great putter when he’s on his game. The 2010 PGA Tour Player of the Year is a great choice for a player to look out for.

Another player to look out for is Masters champ Adam Scott as he features a unique combination of power and solid putting so it could very well be possible that he can win another major this year. He is arguably the only all-around player within the top 10. He can easily tear this course apart but with so many other great players on the leaderboard, it will be tough for him to take the Wanamaker trophy and run, plus it’s tough to win two majors in one year unless maybe he changes his name to “Inbee Scott” (Sharing the name of LPGA star Inbee Park who won three majors this year). A surging Paul Casey is also a top player on the leaderboard and Paul hasn’t been a factor on Tour in quite some time. At one point he was one of the most dangerous players in all of golf and was also an all-around kind of player at one point but I feel like he doesn’t have it as much anymore but can still be a solid player.

He’s still one of the best power hitters on tour averaging 299 yards off the tee and if he can putt well the rest of this tournament then it will bid well for a popular player in Paul. Finally, one guy you just can’t help but watch is Matt Kuchar who has had the best season of his career to this point and looks to only get better. The amazing thing about “Kuch” is that he doesn’t have a lot of power or accuracy off the tee but he figures out other ways to win, whether it’s being clutch, having great touch around the greens or getting amazing sand saves. That’s a key thing. He always manages to get himself out of trouble and that’s what can make a player extremely dangerous because he can take advantage of mistake that other players can’t and that’s just one of the many reasons to look out for Matt Kuchar this weekend. Enjoy the rest of the tournament everyone!

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Brandt Snedeker’s Victory in the RBC Adds to his Resume

Matt Kuchar's performance This Season Makes him a Favorite at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

Matt Kuchar’s performance This Season Makes him a Favorite at the PGA Championship at Oak Hill.

RBC Champ Brandt Snedeker Pumping his Fist After a Great Victory. Hunter Mahan Led the Tournament Until he Withdrew Due to his Wife Going Into Labor.

RBC Champ Brandt Snedeker Pumping his Fist After a Great Victory. Hunter Mahan Led the Tournament Until he Withdrew Due to his Wife Going Into Labor.

Brandt Snedeker who has been really good this season and his victory at the RBC Canadian Open has just added to his already very solid resume. He now has six PGA Tour victories and eight overall with 4 of his six PGA Tour wins coming in back to back years in 2012 and this year in 2013, This is a sign of a golfer who is really starting to get into a zone. Four wins in two years? That’s always impressive and not only that, he has eight top 10’s in 16 events played, missing only four cuts. The only thing that’s holding him back from being one of golf’s modern day greats is the fact that he hasn’t won a major. If he can get at least two majors under his belt and at least eight wins then he’s a surefire hall of famer. He has gotten really close in majors so it won’t be a surprise if he either wins at the PGA Championship or in a major next year. I don’t think he’ll win the PGA Championship this year BUT it wouldn’t honestly be a surprise if he did win it. He has two wins this year so he knows how to win golf tournaments so the PGA wouldn’t be any different plus like I said, he’s placed very well in majors but here’s the kicker.

Brandt’s best finish at the PGA was in 2007 where he finished T18th and which is solid but it’s his worst finish in a major and it’s not even close to his best finished in the other majors (T3rd at The Masters, T3rd at the British Open and T8th at the U.S. Open). So it will be very interesting to see how he does at the PGA or even in the next tournament because for him to overcome an injury and finish 6th at The Masters and 11th at a very tough British Open is absolutely astonishing to me. Matt Kuchar, arguably the best American player on Tour, was one of the runner ups in the RBC and he’s also a guy to look out for come PGA Championship week which is just two weeks away. Matt, like Brandt, has six career PGA Tour victories with two of them coming this year. He however, has one more overall win than Brandt, giving him nine total wins and his best finishes at the majors are better than Brandt’s also with all of Matt’s best finishes in the four majors being in the top 10 (T3rd at The Masters, T6th at the U.S. Open, T9th at the British Open and T10th at the PGA Championship) with two of those top 10 finishes coming last year (At The Masters and British Open). So you have two of the best American players in golf not named Woods to look forward to at this year’s PGA Championship along with many other great players so let’s hope the last major of the year is a classic.


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