The Grind: An Anthony Kim sighting & a historic streak at the Players

Alex Myers discusses a rare Anthony Kim sighting, John Daly's senior debut, and a historic streak that's on the line at the Players Championship.

Released on 5/10/2016

Transcript

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From One World Trade Center,
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I'm Alex Myers and this is The Grind,
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golf's top-rated variety column
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that appears on Golf Digest dot com
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on Tuesdays.
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(upbeat music)
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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 James Hahn, who won
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the Wells Fargo Championship despite arriving
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at Quail Hollow with eight straight missed cuts.
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Eight!
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Hahn walked away with a check for 1.3 million dollars.
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Not bad for a former shoe salesman at Nordstrom.
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Speaking of streaks, I'm buying The Streak.
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For those of you who don't know,
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I've spent 25 nights in Ponte Vedra beach
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covering the last five Players Championships,
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and I've eaten at the same Chili's every single night,
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and, no, I don't order the same thing each time.
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What am I, some sort of freak?
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Those baby-back ribs though, can't go wrong with those.
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I'm selling smashing a putter on your head,
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especially during a tournament.
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Zac Blair found this out the hard way
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and got disqualified from the Wells Fargo Championship.
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To his credit, though, he quickly tweeted out a funny gif
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of Woody Austin doing the same thing a few years back.
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I don't get it.
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Why would someone ever do that?
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That'd be like going to a Chili's and just ordering a salad.
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Although, their salads are pretty good.
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And I'm buying John Daly's PGA Tour Champions debut.
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Daly finished T17, averaged a whopping 316 yards
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off the tee, and had his every move documented.
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Seriously, only Tiger Woods generates
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more parking lot coverage.
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Now, onto more important matters.
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This week, in PGA Tour Heroes.
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Greg Owen is a big Englishman with an even bigger heart.
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During a practice round at TPC Sawgrass,
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Owen snapped into lifeguard mode,
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stripping down and jumping into the water
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to save a bird with a broken wing.
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Speaking of which, Chili's wings are amazing.
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And as always, win with some random,
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but important, questions to ponder.
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Number one: Will I go back on the TV crane
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high above TPC Sawgrass's seventeenth hole?
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There's a better chance of me not going to Chili's.
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Number two: Where in the world is Anthony Kim?
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Well, he surfaced over the weekend
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at a Dallas pet store,
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buying food for his pack of lions.
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Okay, so we're not sure about the lion part,
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but it was nice to see A.K. alive and well.
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And number three: Will the Awesome Blossom
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ever return to the Chili's menu?
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Man, I hope so.
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For more of The Grind and all things golf,
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please check out Golf Digest dot com.
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See ya next week.
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