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

Transcript

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