The Grind: Super Bowl backlash & Paige Spiranac's big week

GolfDigest.com's Alex Myers discusses a wild week at TPC Scottsdale, an Instagram star's new fitness video series, and backlash for his Super Bowl pick.

Released on 2/9/2016

Transcript

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From One World Trade Center, I'm Alex Myers.
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Welcome to The Grind, golf's top-rated variety column
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that appears on GolfDigest.com
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on Mondays and Tuesdays.
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What's up, guys?
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Here's what I'm buying and selling.
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I'm buying the 16th hole at TPC Scottsdale,
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and how could I not?
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From booing to boozing
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to bobcats to robots making holes in one.
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We're all going to be replaced by robots.
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You just never know what you're going to get there.
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I'm selling Rory McIlroy zip-lining high above Dubai.
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[Companion] Get to the other side.
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Countdown at five, four, three, two, one, go.
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I mean, this is the same guy
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who pledged to take it easy off the course
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after that soccer mishap last year.
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Rory, I thought we'd been through this.
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Once you've turned 25,
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you're only supposed to play golf.
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That's it.
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That's what getting old is all about.
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I'm buying Ha Na Jang,
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who in the span of one week,
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made the LPGA Tour's first ever hole in one on a par four,
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and then picked up her first victory.
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Also, her celebration game is tight.
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Check out this samurai move she made
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after winning last week.
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In other news, the first 8,000 fans
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at the 18-tee Pebble Beach Pro-Am this Saturday
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will get their very own Jordan Spieth bobblehead.
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That's pretty cool.
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It's also pretty cool that the people at AT&T
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somehow figured out what Jordan's gonna look like
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in 30 years.
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Seriously, look at this thing.
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Now on to more serious matters,
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this week in Paige Spiranac being Paige Spircanac.
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It was a big week for Paige,
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who was probably the only person more popular
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than Rickie Fowler at TPC Scottsdale.
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That also coincided with Golf Digest releasing
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an informative fitness video series
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with the Instagram star.
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Yup, informative.
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That's what we're going with.
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And as always, we end with some random
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but important questions to ponder.
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Number one, could I get through even half
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of one Paige Spiranac workout?
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Not a chance.
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Number two, who was the real MVP of Super Bowl 50?
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My wife.
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The chili and guac were definitely
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the best part of that ugly game.
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And number three, when will my grandmother,
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the world's biggest Peyton Manning fan,
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ever stop mocking me for picking the Panthers?
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Never.
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I'm just glad she doesn't read
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my weekly fancy golf picks.
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For more of The Grind and all things golf,
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please check out GolfDigest.com.
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See you next week.
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