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The Matthew Wolff Era is here

Alex Myers discusses the 20-year-old phenom’s first PGA Tour win and why he is an original member of the Wolffpack.

Released on 7/9/2019

Transcript

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So a couple weeks ago, I hopped in my car
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and drove about two hours to the Traveler's Championship
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for one reason, I wanted to be able
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to tell people one day that I had seen Matthew Wolff's
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pro debut in person, incredibly,
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that day has already arrived.
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In just his third event as a pro,
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Wolff won the 3M Open to become the second youngest
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PGA Tour winner of the modern era, amazing.
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Now, I wasn't in Minnesota to witness Wolff's
00:23
breakthrough win, but to quote Fargo,
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you're darn tooting that I was there
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from day one of the Matthew Wolff era.
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Which, again began two weeks ago.
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And, will I be bragging about that fact for some time?
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You betcha.
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A 20 year old winning on the PGA Tour
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is quite the statement in itself,
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but Wolff put an exclamation point
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on the proceedings with his own July 4th weekend fireworks.
00:44
Minutes after Bryson DeChambeau
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eagled the closing hole of TPC Twin Cities
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to grab the lead, Wolff did the same thing,
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rolling in a 25 footer from the fringe.
00:53
Poor Bryson, not only did he come off
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one shot short, despite his 72nd hole heroics,
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but his stunned, slash annoyed reaction
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became an instant meme, from henceforth,
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this look will be called Brysoning.
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Back to Wolff, the California Kid is known
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for his prodigious length and unorthodox swing.
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One that David Feherty describes
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as looking like he's being tasered
01:16
by a state trooper at the top of his back swing.
01:18
That's not to mention the little shimmy he does
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before pulling the trigger on his shot.
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But hearing him flush a golf ball
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one time in person will have you running
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to the nearest mirror, to try and copy his funky move.
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I know from experience, A, because I'm desperate enough
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to try anything to help my game,
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and B, because I saw him hit his first shot
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as a pro in person, did I mention that?
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Wolff's swing may be unusual, but his celebration
01:42
seemed pretty standard, until you watch closely,
01:45
and realize he wasn't even watching
01:47
when his winning putt dropped, what a stud.
01:50
This guy's entertainment value is off the charts.
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I recently ranked the PGA Tour's content kings,
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and Wolff obviously didn't make the list
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because of his newbie status,
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looks like I should have waited a bit longer.
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Anyway, I'm glad that I at least braved the elements
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that gloomy Thursday, a couple weeks ago,
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and trudged around TPC River Highlands
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with this young phenom and his growing Wolff-pack.
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And I'm glad I made that drive and parked in that mud pit.
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Seeing this wolf in the wild was well worth it.
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But seriously, my car's still disgusting.
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Can I expense a car wash?
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[hip hop music]
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