Golf's Biggest Turkeys of 2018

Alex Myers discusses the golf gaffes of the year from stars like Phil Mickelson and Patrick Reed.

Released on 11/20/2018

Transcript

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Thanksgiving is upon us again,
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which means two things:
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you eating turkeys, and me handing them out,
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figuratively that is.
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This year, instead of looking at all sports,
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I'm sticking to golf tournaments
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because I've got a lot of problems with you people.
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Wait.
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That's Festivus, nevermind.
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Anyway, let's start with Patrick Reed.
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And where do we even being with this guy?
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Sure, he won the Masters,
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but he also got a European tour tour camera crew ejected,
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threw most of his Ryder Cup team under the bus,
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and even publicly complained
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about free tickets to a Boston Red Sox game.
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More troubling, he thinks Fenway Park
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is a line drive section.
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Shh, Patrick.
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That's not a thing.
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But I've got an idea for what you can serve
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at next year's Champions Dinner, turkey.
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Tony Finau also had a breakout season,
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but he still gets a turkey
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for suffering a serious injury while celebrating,
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AKA pulling a Gramatica.
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Like Dustin Johnson falling down some stairs
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on the eve of the previous Masters,
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Tony didn't help the whole golfers are athletes argument
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when he got hurt celebrating an ace
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during the Par 3 Contest.
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But then, he finished 210 on a dislocated ankle,
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so let's give Tony a turkey
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and a honorary John Madden turkey leg for his toughness.
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Fair?
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I'm not going as easy on this next guy though.
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The fan who screamed during a Tiger Woods putt
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at the Farmers Insurance Open.
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Not only is he a turkey,
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but he deserves a lifetime ban
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from attending golf tournaments,
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and my Festivus Airing of Grievances
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will probably start with this bozo.
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On the bright side,
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fans got better at cheering
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for Tiger as the year went on,
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even when they went
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where they weren't supposed to go.
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Moving on, Phil Mickelson gets a turkey
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for hitting a moving golf ball, on the green,
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during the third round of the US Open,
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and then claiming it was some sort of calculated play,
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rather than just admitting he got frustrated,
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like everyone else
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playing Shinnecock Hills that week.
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I love you, Phil, but come on.
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You just don't do that unless
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you're playing mini golf
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and you're under the age of five.
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Turkey.
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Speaking of Phil,
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Turner Sports is televising the match between Lefty
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and Tiger, but unlike the PGA Championship,
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which was broadcasted by the same company,
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this will be on pay-per-view, and this Thanksgiving,
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that's something we can all be thankful for.
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During a random hour of coverage of the PGA,
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I counted more commercials shown
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than actual golf shots.
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Yeah, yeah, you have to fork over $19.95
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to watch Tiger/Phil,
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but it's worth it to not have
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the Maroon 5 song from that one
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Jeep commercial stuck in your head.
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You know, the one, the.
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♪ Can I get a connection ♪
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Dammit.
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Now it's in my head again.
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