An asterisk? Golf you did it again.
The New Number #1 in the World
Champion of the Memorial Tournament
John Rahm with the victory! Not only did he cash in a check for 1.7 million, but he also ripped the number one spot from Rory McIlroy.
When the golf tournament started, I thought we might see a flock of birdies on Sunday, but boy was I wrong. This week felt more like a U.S. Open and less like The Open. Hard and fast.
John ended up closing out the tournament in an almost Tiger fashion. On the 16th hole, John pulled an 8 iron a little left of the green into some deep rough. John grabbed a lob wedge and holed out! Fist bumps, high fives, and some roars from a random neighbor.
Rahm closed the door on any chance of Ryan Palmer (-6 solo 2nd) or Matthew Fitzpatrick (-5 3rd place finish) contending.
But not so fast.
Jim Nantz explained that someone alerted the PGA Tour Rules Officials that Rahm had made his ball move.
Yup! CBS’s super high zoomed 13k cameras (I know nothing about cameras) caught John Rahm’s ball move less than an ⅛ of an inch after he placed his wedge behind the ball.
Hmmm… Let’s send it to Patrick Reed for the official ruling.
In the end, Rahm fist bumped Jack Nicholas in congrats. Rahm was blindsided by the suspected infraction. But in the end it did not matter. (For the full rant and take on the two shot penalty, subscribe to the Podcast/YouTube show.)
🐅 Battled this week not only with the golf course but also with his back on Friday. Tiger had three really good rounds and appeared to be a hopeful pick for the upcoming PGA Championship.
Tiger finished T40 at +6. It should be noted that there were only 9 guys who finished the week under par.
In other news:
On Sunday, Phill Mickelson elected to putt from 78 yards. Yup, I said that right. He putted to about 12 yards and then hit a huge flop shot (not with the putter) and tapped in for a par.
Jack was quick to get to work on the renovations. This was the site of the 6th green when the leaders were on hole number #10.
On this week's telecast, Jack Nicholas advised he and his wife were diagnosed with Corona in early March. Jack advised they were both fine, but it was concerning due to their age.
The topic of Bryson was missing from the weekend, but we got a look at his diet and how he packed on the pounds these last few months.
Alright, I have to bring it up. This might be toilet talk, but we are all thinking it. How does this guy get through a round of golf without having to visit the bathroom every hour? If I were to consume the above diet, I would need a 15th club in my bag. A shovel and some mountain money (toilet paper).
But prior to Bryson missing the cut, he made a 10 on a par 5. Impressive, but he did it by taking over 26 minutes. Bryson hit a few out of bonds, but also had a few disagreements with two rules officials.
How long does it take you to make a 10?
I would love to hear your response.
Or D I make so many 10’s I just pick up after minute 5.
Moving on in the golfing world.
Your favorite basketball/golfer player Steph Curry is also going to be hosting his very own PGA Tour event in the fall of 2021. The event will be held at TPC Harding Park in San Francisco.
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Joel made the cut but also made $18,321. Joel ended the week by shooting an 81. Joel beat guys like Dustin Johnson, Webb Simpson, Rickie Fowler, and Ernie Els.
Joel was diagnosed with testicular cancer in February 2011, but made a full recovery. He never travels without a few books. He never marks his balls with a quarter. His personal motto is “Have a lot of fun all the time.” Words to live by.
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