Rory McIlroy puts together one of worst putting displays of his career

Rory McIlroy is usually a terrific putter, as it has helped him win numerous tournaments during his decorated career. However, the future Hall of Famer had some (really) tough luck around the green at the Monterey Peninsula Country Club during the Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

On hole 5, McIlroy had an eagle opportunity that was insanely long, and as one might expect, it is difficult to drain putts like that, and he did miss. After that, it seemed like he had a pretty easy putt for birdie but would miss that one as well.

Eventually, it would take FIVE putts for McIlroy to get out of there, after it looked like he was at least was going to get a par. It definitely was one of the worst putting displays on McIlroy’s career, although it will be completely forgotten soon of course.

With Rory being the player that he is, there’s no doubt his putting will be fine. This was just one of those “owie” kind of moments.



Chicago native Kevin Streelman and NFL legend Larry Fitzgerald would win the Pro-Am, while Ted Potter Jr., who always seems to hang around leaderboards, finally got another PGA Tour win by winning the main event. Pebble Beach is always a treat, and it’ll fun to see how things fare next year.

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Johnny Miller says his wildest quote yet, and it’s an instant classic

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Johnny Miller is one of the most outspoken personalities in golf and he carries his expressiveness on his sleeve as a broadcaster for NBC. He had a great career on the PGA Tour, and he will gladly tell you that as his “confidence” is another thing he’s been known for.

He brought out his confident side once again with a what may be, the Millereist quote of all-time. Take a look, and get ready to laugh. Make sure you aren’t drinking coffee right now as I would hate you for you to spit it out laughing.

Here’s the quote:

“I was very little. When I graduated from ninth grade, I was 5-2, 105 pounds. I was a phenomenal putter. I’ll bet you when I was 12, I was in the top 10 in the world putting. I once had 16 putts for 18 holes [at San Francisco’s Lincoln Park]. On terrible greens, by the way.”

The funniest part of the whole thing is that the story that the quote was featured in, had nothing to do with Johnny Miller. The story was about Tiger Woods, written by legendary golf writer Jaime Diaz.



There isn’t anybody in golf quite like Johnny Miller and the two-time major champion and Hall of Famer isn’t afraid to tell you how great he was. As long as he knows that most golf fans will likely be rolling there eyes every time he boasts about himself.

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WATCH: Wesley Bryan plays ridiculously fast round of golf

Wesley Bryan is a man known for his amazing trick shot abilities as one-half of the Bryan Bros duo. He’s also a winner on the PGA Tour winning the RBC Heritage but now, his tricky skills have come back into the spotlight.

During the final round of the BMW Championship, Bryan blazed through Conway Farms, completing his 18-hole round in one hour and 29 minutes (!!). He can be seen jogging around the course and his caddie would just toss him clubs to swing instead of Bryan going through the bag himself.



He was playing solo too, which is a reason why he was able to accomplish this. Probably the most amazing thing is, he shot a 69 even after going that fast.

An average 18 hole round would normally take four to five hours. Bryan just sliced that number up with a double-edged sword.

There is an actual variation of the sport, called “Speed Golf”. Maybe it’s time to sign Bryan up for a speed golf tournament?

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WATCH: Ollie Schniederjans has the coolest putting stroke in golf

In golf, we experiment with so many things that could help us be better players. Ollie Schniedrjans has a unique way of drilling birdie putts and it’s pretty cool, as he put it on display at the Wyndham championship

He uses both hands for his backswing like normal, but when he brings the putter forward, he uses one hand. In short, Schniederjans has a one-handed putting stroke.



It isn’t something that’s mind blowing, especially considering that you’ll see some pros practice their putting with one hand. Heck, I’ve practiced with one hand, and I’m just some scrub.

However, it’s pretty cool when someone does it in competition. Not to mention, he does it in a way that works which is nice.

So, not only is Schneiderjans making playing golf without a hat cool again, he’s also bringing some flare to the putting game. I think we can say drive for show and putt for show now. Well played Ollie.

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WATCH: Chesson Hadley gets very emotional after earning PGA Tour card

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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WATCH: Kids re-enact Jordan Spieth, Michael Greller Celebration and it’s adorable

 

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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WATCH: Jordan Spieth hits shot of the year at Travelers Championship

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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WATCH: Justin Thomas sinks eagle for 59 at Sony Open

 

Just a week after winning the SBS Tournament of Champions, Justin Thomas shoots a 59 at the Sony Open. Yes, that’s right, as the avalanche of young golfing talent continues to grow.

 

Thomas becomes the fifth player in PGA Tour history to shoot a 59. The only others to do so are Jim Furyk, Paul Goydos, David Duval and Stuart Appleby.

 

I would also like to mention that, after that last paragraph, my word count was at ’59’. Whoa.

 

But Thomas has been playing like a beast so far. Between he and Hedeki Matsuyama, there are simply no two guys hotter this early in the fresh new season.

 

If yet, another 59 isn’t an indication of how good golfers continue to get, then I don’t know what is. Plus, guys like Thomas are a lot of fun to follow on social media which is great for the younger audiences.

 

At one point, it seemed like we only had two or three players that were very good. Now, it feels like we have a thousand, and Thomas and Matsuyama can be added to the list.

 

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WATCH: Tour pro hits bank shot off of TV camera, hits the green

This is the type of thing you’d normally see in the wonderful sport of streetgolf. But, even on the PGA Tour, we may see shots that are totally out of the ordinary and this one is a keeper.

Ryan Brehm hit his shot from the fairway, and it ended up bouncing right off the camera that was filming him. The ball then bounces on the green, although it left him with a tricky putt.

Regardless, that’s still really impressive, to be able to hit with such precision. And then, being able to nail the green.

Although it was by accident, it was still amazing. Good job Ryan!

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These back-to-back putts were simply insane at Safeway Open

The Safeway Open is a wrap, and the PGA Tour’s first title belonged to Brendan Steele. However, maybe the biggest highlight from the tournament was from rookie Cody Gribble, who had a remarkable turn of events on the par-3 15th hole.

On that hole, he hit a putt off the fringe of the green and the ball just continued to roll….and roll…and roll (!!). Miraculously though, the young tour pro recovered and nailed the massive putt which was almost on the other side of the green.

So, let this be a lesson that, even when you hit a crappy shot, you can always make a sweet recovery. And oh, how sweet it is.

I should know. I remember over shooting the green on my beloved Acorn Course on the second hole of the par-3 track. I hit a blind pitch shot that rolled right into the cup for a birdie.

Oh, it was glorious. Just believe in your clubs, my friends.

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