The Grind: A golfer loses on "The Bachelor" and Mark Wahlberg's impressive hole-in-one

Alex Myers discusses "The Bachelor's" stunning finale, Mark Wahlberg's latest ace, Paige Spiranac meeting LeBron, and his March Madness pick.

Released on 3/15/2016

Transcript

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From one world trade center, i'm Alex Myers
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and this is The Grind,
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golf's top rated variety com
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that appears on golfdigest.com
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on Tuesdays.
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What's up guys,
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here's what I'm buying and selling this week.
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I'm buying University of Georgia's senior Lee MckCoy
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who finished 4th at the Valspar Championship,
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the highest finish by an amateur
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and a PJ tour vet since 1998.
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And immediately after beating Jordan Speed head to head
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he drove seven and a half hours back to campus
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and played in a 36 hole college event the next day
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finishing T-7.
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I'm selling the fact that McCoy had to pass up on a
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$293,000 payday
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because of his amateur status
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and that's a lot of money for anybody
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but especially for who has about $300 in his bank account.
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Imagine the keggers he could have thrown
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in his last semester.
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I'm buying Mark Wahlberg who made a 3rd career hole-in-one
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at Pelican Hill Golf Club last week.
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Well, 7th if you count the four he's made in his backyard.
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Apparently Wahlberg counts those
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and I'm not gonna argue with anyone strong enough
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to hit a 9-iron 163 yards.
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And I'm selling Ben Higgins
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for not proposing to Jojo in the finale of The Bachelor.
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Ben, are you not aware that she's a golfer?
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That means Jojo will be the next bachelorette.
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In related news several of my coworkers
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are already filling out applications
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to be contestants on the show.
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Back to reality, this week in Noble Golf Causes.
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So apparently there's a guy named Dave
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and he's going on a trip to Hawaii with his wife
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but she won't let him play Kapalua's Plantation Course
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because the green fee is 200 bucks.
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So one of his friends was kind enough to setup
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a GoFundMe page for him
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and even chipped in the first five bucks.
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I wrote about Dave's unfortunate situation on Monday
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when he had just $50 in donations.
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Less than 24 hours later he's up to $410.
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You're welcome Dave.
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Take me with you.
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And finally, we end with some random but important
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Questions To Ponder.
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Number 1, how much money could I raise
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if I started a GoFundMe page to play Pebble Beach?
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You better chip in Dave.
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Number 2, what did Paige Spiranac and LeBron James
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talk about when they met?
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The Bachelor?
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Stephen Curry?
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The economy?
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Gravitational Waves?
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The options are endless.
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And number 3, who will win
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the NCAA Men's Basketball Tournament?
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I'm taking Virginia
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which means they have no chance.
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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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