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Lexi Thomson battles it out against Instagram’s ruthless funny man Bob Menery

LPGA star Lexi Thompson got in some unorthodox training in recently, going head to head with sports comedian Bob Menery in a three-hole contest where some aggressive handicaps were applied to try and give Bob a fighting chance.

Released on 2/20/2020

Transcript

00:00
[Bob] Don't mind this,
00:01
I bring this to every golf thing I go to.
00:02
I'm not gonna use it.
00:03
[screams in excitement]
00:08
This is the one we're going with.
00:09
You have to use it for the whole entire hole.
00:11
Okay, what we're gonna do is eyes closed,
00:13
but if you open them,
00:14
you automatically lose.
00:15
[upbeat music]
00:18
Alright, so here we are at Turtle Creek.
00:20
I'm Bob Menery, this is Lexy Thompson.
00:23
I've played a lot of people that are pretty good at golf
00:25
but she's actually really good.
00:26
[club hits ball]
00:27
She's a pro and I'm not.
00:30
I am an underdog here,
00:31
there's a lot of people talking smack
00:32
that I can't beat you,
00:33
I beg to differ and I have to make the stage a little fair,
00:37
so I have some tricks planned up my sleeve here.
00:40
So I just-- You're gonna need to.
00:41
I will? Yeah.
00:42
See? I like the competitiveness here.
00:45
Alright, so no match is complete without a wager, right?
00:48
We have to keep the stakes a little bit high.
00:50
Yeah, alright.
00:52
So if I win,
00:54
what I want...
00:55
I want you to subtly name drop me in an interview.
01:00
That's if I win, what do you want if you win?
01:02
If I win,
01:03
you have to post on Instagram a Women Crush Wednesday.
01:07
This is great!
01:08
Alright, game on.
01:09
I love it. You ready?
01:10
Perfect.
01:11
[jazz music]
01:16
So, normally I would say ladies first,
01:17
but this is competitive.
01:19
Okay, so then go.
01:20
You're evil.
01:21
[hits golf ball]
01:22
Pretty good.
01:24
I don't need a second one.
01:25
You don't need a second one.
01:26
But you can still have one.
01:27
[hits golf ball]
01:30
I mean, that's gotta intimidate you a little bit, right?
01:32
Do you want a second one?
01:34
Am I allowed to use Rangefinder?
01:36
Sure.
01:37
Okay.
01:38
It's frowned upon.
01:40
Very frowned upon, but.
01:42
[hits golf ball]
01:43
Oh, but it's gotta go a little!
01:45
I'm not stressin'.
01:46
Am I supposed to bring the cart over to you?
01:49
[Bob] Yes, please.
01:50
Am I your chauffeur?
01:51
[Bob] Please, can you get my cart?
01:53
[laughs] Thank you.
01:57
It's downwind?
01:58
[Lexy] A little downwind,
01:59
but there's a big lake in front of ya.
02:00
If I hit this in the water in the first hole
02:02
I'm gonna lose my mind.
02:04
[hits golf ball]
02:05
Oh my god, that's so bad.
02:08
Oh boy.
02:09
[Bob] No.
02:11
[mumbles]
02:13
Oh my god.
02:16
Alright, where do I drop?
02:17
I got greedy!
02:18
[laughs]
02:19
That's not a good start.
02:21
[laughs]
02:23
[pop music]
02:25
Go.
02:26
[Lexy] Nice Missed!
02:27
Thompson! Trouble in paradise.
02:29
Alright, that was a good recovery.
02:31
Trouble in paradise and I'm gettin' hot.
02:33
But what number shot is that?
02:36
[Bob] Okay, what we're gonna do is eyes closed.
02:38
Okay.
02:39
But if you open them you automatically lose.
02:42
[hits golf ball]
02:44
Oh no!
02:46
[hit's golf ball]
02:52
[Bob] Get outta there.
02:57
[groans]
02:59
Never a doubt.
03:01
Alright.
03:02
Alright! All even after one,
03:03
I wouldn't wanna have it any other way.
03:05
[Lexy] Alright.
03:06
All even Lexy Thompson.
03:08
That's my name. Okay, cool.
03:10
Don't mind this,
03:11
I bring this to every golf thing I go to.
03:13
I'm not gonna use it.
03:14
[alarm goes off]
03:20
You got me a little bit.
03:22
[hits golf ball]
03:24
Really?
03:25
Get in the hole.
03:27
[Lexy] You're short.
03:30
[Bob] Don't do it to me!
03:32
[Lexy] I thought it was gonna go right.
03:35
Turn!
03:36
Lexy, I don't miss these.
03:41
Nope.
03:43
Gosh darn it!
03:45
Alright, all even after two.
03:47
You're doing good.
03:50
I have to think of a fun little...
03:52
I already got it.
03:53
You already got it? I already got it!
03:54
I knew there was somethin'.
03:55
So, what we're gonna do,
03:58
is I'm gonna magically,
03:59
with my eyes closed,
04:00
pick a club.
04:01
This is what we're going with.
04:03
And you're gonna... A 4-iron.
04:05
You have to use it for the whole entire hole,
04:07
but on the putting green,
04:09
you're allowed to use your putter.
04:11
That's sweet of you, okay.
04:13
I'm a sweet guy.
04:14
[hits golf ball]
04:16
[Bob] That's beautiful.
04:17
[hits golf ball]
04:19
That is as good as you can hit the ball!
04:21
[laughs]
04:22
[hits golf balls]
04:24
[Bob] Get away from the hole!
04:26
Get away from it!
04:27
Don't do it to me.
04:29
Slow down!
04:31
Oh god, I thought I had it.
04:32
Alright, well that makes us even
04:33
so we have to do a putt-off.
04:34
We have to do a putt-off.
04:37
I think that we do this.
04:38
We putt...
04:39
Instead of finishing out,
04:40
we just do closest to the hole.
04:41
Okay.
04:45
[Bob] You gotta go a little bit [mumbles]!
04:47
[Lexy] I thought it was fast!
04:48
I think the wind got it.
04:52
You didn't win anything off mine.
04:54
[Bob] Oh no.
04:55
[Lexy] I know my sight isn't great,
04:57
but...
04:58
We gotta shake hands again.
04:59
Alright, good match.
05:00
I owe you a Women Crush Wednesday.
05:02
Yeah.
05:03
Now it's time to have a drink.
05:04
Okay. 19th hole.
05:05
19th hole.
05:06
Alright, well I'm not playing these matches anymore.
05:08
I'm officially done.
05:09
I once again...
05:10
I get beat.
05:11
But at least it was to a good person.
05:13
You're nice.
05:15
I was still impressed by your shots.
05:16
Right, I play good!
05:17
Yeah, you did. I played pretty good.
05:18
Anyways, Lexy Thompson kicked the [beep] out of me
05:23
at the end of the day, I lost.
05:24
Good job.
05:25
Thanks!
05:26
[joyful music]
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