The Grind: Ciara takes up golf & Paige Spiranac picks up her 1st pro win

Alex Myers discusses Ciara playing golf, Paige Spiranac's first pro win, and cheerleaders at the NCAA Championship.

Released on 6/7/2016

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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(funky music)
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What's up guys, here's what I'm buying
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and selling this week.
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I'm buying William McGirt,
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who won for just the second time as a pro.
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Now the first time came back in 2007 on the Tarheel Tour,
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when he took home a cool 16 G's.
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This time, McGirt won the memorial
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and earned nearly a hundred times as much,
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plus he got some priceless personal time with Jack Nicklaus.
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I'm selling CBS.
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Look, I understand there's a financial reason
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to show taped delayed coverage, but this was ridiculous.
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With a weather delay and a play off,
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the final ran of the memorial nearly ended
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when it was supposed to, and yet CBS never switched
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to going live.
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Also, no live streaming?
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What is this, 2010?
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I'm buying Paige Spiranac, who won for the first time
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as a pro on the Cactus Tour.
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From graduating college to blossoming
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into an Instagram star,
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to winning your first pro event, we're so proud of you.
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I need a tissue.
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Keep it up.
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And I'm selling the USGA and R&A study
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that driving distances only increased minimally
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over the past decade.
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Were you watching the final round at Muirfield Village?
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Exhibit A, Rory McIlroy on the 17th tee, 381 yards.
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And exhibit B, Dustin Johnson on the same hole, 382 yards.
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Yup, that's exactly how far tour pros
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were hitting it 10 years ago.
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Now onto more pressing matters,
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this week in celebrities playing golf.
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Check out Sierra giving the game a try.
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(clinks)
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[Man] All the way from Mexico, that's a good shot.
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Straight and about 190.
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Not too bad.
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[Alex] Is it weird that I'm way more excited
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about Russell Wilson making a cameo in that video?
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Love that guy.
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And as always, we end with some random but important
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questions to ponder.
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Number one, did Oregon have an unfair advantage
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in its championship match against Texas?
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No we're not talking about that whole
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forfeited match, we're talking about cheerleaders.
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When have you ever seen cheerleaders at a golf match?
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Talk about home field advantage.
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Number two, are any athletes going to the Olympics?
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Stephan Curry became the latest big name to drop out.
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Folks, this is bad.
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It's not just golfers pulling out, it's celebrity golfers.
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And number three, memorial milkshakes
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or my mother-in-laws chipwiches?
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There was a lot of talk from tour pros
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about the milkshakes at Muirfield Village,
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but I'm gonna have to go with the chipwiches.
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Look at how they're rolled in chocolate chips.
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Now that's attention to detail.
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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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(funky music)
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