The Grind: Lil Wayne's favorite golfer and a winning Masters bet on Danny Willett

Alex Myers discusses betting on Danny Willett at the Masters, Lil Wayne's support for his favorite golfer, and PGA Tour WAGs caddying at Augusta National.

Released on 4/12/2016

Transcript

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From One World Trace Center, I'm Alex Myers
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and this is The Grind, golf's top rated variety column
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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 Danny Willett, who shot a Sunday 67
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to win the Green Jacket.
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His victory also won this guy a few bucks.
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I bet him at 66 to one last week.
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(cash register ringing)
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Danny boy, my man.
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I'm selling Jordan Spieth's disastrous 12th hole.
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There have been a lot of theories to how this could happen
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from major championship pressure
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to aliens having a hand in it.
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It's gotta be the aliens, right?
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Regardless, it was tough to watch.
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Although, it helped to soften the blow
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if you bet Danny Willett at 66 to one.
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(cash register ringing)
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I'm buying Jeff Knox, a 53-year-old Augusta National member
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whose legend continued to grow as a Masters marker,
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going toe to toe with Bubba Watson on Saturday.
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What a stud, what a life.
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I'm selling the selling of 1112 Stanley Drive
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in Augusta, Georgia.
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That's the address of the lone house that remains
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in the area that's used for patron parking
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and the owners refused to sell to Augusta National
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despite big offers.
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I don't blame them.
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I wouldn't want to move either if I lived this close
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to an Olive Garden.
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And I'm buying Dan Jenkins,
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who covered his 66th Masters last week.
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Hey, there's that special number again.
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(cash register ringing)
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Here's Dan and I getting photographed by the paparazzi
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as we left the annual Golf Writers' awards dinner.
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Combined, we have won
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How many GWAA awards has Dan won?
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10?
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Combined, we have won 10 GWAA awards.
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Onto more important matters,
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this week in celebrity golf fans.
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Apparently, Little
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Li, little,
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li, lil, lil
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Apparently, Lil Wayne was so moved
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by Tom Watson's final round at the Masters
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that he gave him a standing ovation.
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Watson responded by saying he plans to give Lil Wayne
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a standing ovation of his own at a future concert.
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I swear I didn't make any of this up.
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Next up, a brief recap of an underrated part of the Masters.
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PGA Tour WAGs caddying at the Par 3 Contest.
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If you're a fan of PGA Tour WAGs,
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then the Par 3 Contest is basically a national holiday.
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And this year, you got to see Paulina Gretzky
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for the first time.
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The world was also introduced to
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Daniel Berger's girlfriend, Victoria Slater.
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That's some hard-hitting journalism right there.
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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, will I ever win a GWAA award?
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I mean, you can't spell GWAA without W-A-G.
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(bell ringing)
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Number two, how much weight did I gain
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while I was down in Augusta?
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They don't call it the Masters 15 for nothing.
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And number three, will I ever get to play Augusta National?
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Maybe if I keep saying nice things about Jeff Knox
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he'll give me an invite.
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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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