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