The Grind: Rickie Fowler's humanitarian hole-in-one and Paulina Gretzky joins Snapchat
Alex Myers discusses Rickie Fowler's humanitarian hole-in-one, Paulina Gretzky joining Snapchat, and the world's best birthday cake.
Released on 3/8/2016
From One World Trade Center, I'm Alex Myers
and this is The Grind, golf's top rated variety column
that appears on GolfDigest.com
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What's up, guys?
Here's what I'm buying and selling this week.
I'm buying Adam Scott, who won
for the second straight week on the PGA Tour.
I seem to recall a certain analyst putting
Scott in the big five last week.
Who was that?
Oh, right, me.
I'm selling Rory McIlroy on Sunday.
For a second time this year,
McIlroy seemed poised to win an event,
only to fade away in the final round.
Rory, if endurance is a problem,
might we suggest working out?
Seriously, dude, do you even lift?
I'm buying spine-tingling holes-in-one.
Aces are always cool.
Not that I'd know.
But this week was particularly magical.
First, an 11-year-old kicked off
the opening of Tiger Woods' Par 3 course by making an ace,
drawing a huge hug from the 14-time major champ.
And then, Rickie Fowler made one of his own
to win a million dollars for Ernie Els' autism charity.
Normally, I'd get a little jealous
about hole-in-one stories, but I'm happy for these guys.
Okay, so I'm still a little jealous.
I'm selling Steven Bowditch, who became
the first player in 30 years to fail to break 80
in all four rounds of one event.
Still, Bowditch walked away with 48,000
Okay, now I'm really jealous.
And I'm buying Kevin Harvick's backyard.
The NASCAR star has a replica of Augusta National's
12th hole and it might just be the greatest thing ever.
Now onto more serious matters, this week in
Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky
public displays of affection.
This week, Paulina added to her impressive
social media empire by joining Snapchat
and the initial results were
Apparently, Paulina set up her account
with the help of million dollar man Rickie Fowler.
What a great humanitarian.
And as always, we end with some random
but important questions to ponder.
Number one, what's scarier?
The snake pit players will face
at this week's Valspar Championship
or the snake pit from Raiders of the Lost Ark?
I don't think Indiana Jones could handle this course.
Number two, what will I get for my birthday this week?
It's gonna be tough to top this
M&M and KitKat encrusted birthday cake my wife made.
And number three, how hard is it
to set up a Snapchat account?
Asking for a friend.
Little help, Rickie?
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See ya next week.
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