The Grind: Tiger Woods' splash landing & Rickie Fowler's thoughtful gift

Alex Myers discusses Jason Day's historic run, Tiger Woods' embarrassing moment, and Rickie Fowler's thoughtful gift.

Released on 5/17/2016

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 Jason Day, who went wire to wire
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at The Players to win for the seventh time
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in his past 17 events.
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Day has basically gone from being an underachiever
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to a hall-of-fame-er in the span of a few months.
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And stop giving him crap about his neck beard.
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Alright, when you're that good at golf,
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you can do whatever you want.
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I'm selling Tiger Woods, who hit three consecutive shots
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into the water during media day
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at the Quicken Loans National.
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It's okay, Tiger.
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I did the same thing there last year too,
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but my T-shot came from 175 yards
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and I'm not very good at golf.
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I'm buying my new favorite tour player, Will Wilcox.
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Will made a hole-in-one on TPC Sawgrass' 17th hole,
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the first ace during The Players
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on that famed Par 3 in 14 years.
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After, he sent a round of beers to the media center
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and even swung by to have a drink.
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Man, wonder what his bar tab was for that night.
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Speaking of high tabs, I'm selling credit card roulette.
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I played this dangerous game once and I lost, of course,
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but at least I wasn't at Ruth's Chris Steak House
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with a big group of rowdy caddies.
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That's what happened to
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Martin Kaymer's caddy, Craig Connelly.
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After that expensive meal, Craig was probably hoping
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his boss would do a little better than tee 39.
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And I'm selling Rory McIlroy's joggers.
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Rory took a page out of Ricky's style book with these.
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Forget about how they look.
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They look ridiculous.
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Let's focus on how Rory played.
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Wearing the joggers, he posted a 73.5 scoring average.
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Without them, 67.
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It's an easy choice, Rory.
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Now onto more pressing issues,
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this week in Jordan Spieth bobble heads.
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Just like earlier this year at AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am,
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fans at this week's AT&T Byron Nelson
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can get their very own Jordan Spieth bobble head doll.
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And guess what?
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He still looks really old.
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He's back with a different shirt.
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After missing the cut at The Players,
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Spieth joked that he hasn't contended at his home town event
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since he was 16 or 17.
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Okay, so that's the best humble brag I've ever heard.
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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, how long can I keep the Chili's streak up?
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Well, considering I'm up to 30 consecutive nights
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during The Players, eating at the same Chili's,
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they're probably going to have to
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shut that place down before I stop.
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Number two, who has a better wedge game?
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Me or Tiger Woods?
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We're pretty close, but at least I avoided the water once
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on my three attempts at the Fan 17th Hole Challenge.
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I won a sleeve of balls and I addressed the media after.
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And number three, can I pull of the flat-brimmed hat
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that Ricky Fowler gave all the media members at The Players?
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I can, but I'd still probably have those
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chocolate-covered pretzels Martin Kaymer gave us last year.
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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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