A Different Clambake

This week, the PGA TOUR visits the Monterrey Peninsula to play the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. But this year, there’s a totally different feel than golf fans are accustomed to. While we’ll still get to admire the beautiful vistas of the Monterrey Peninsula and for those of us who have never been out there, the pining to experience Monterrey. Namely, Pebble Beach Golf Links. One day, I would love to be able to fly out there and pay $575 USD to play there.

My favourite Par 3 on the PGA TOUR. (Photo Credit: PGA TOUR)

Due to the ongoing COVID pandemic, you’ll notice that the tournament features a different format this year. Instead of the field playing the customary three courses (Pebble Beach Golf Links, Spyglass Hill, and Monterrey Peninsula Country Club – Shore Course) The “AT&T” will be omitting MPCC from the rotation this year. Also, you might notice the lack of celebrities playing in the event.

“Gunga Galunga”. Bill Murray, a staple at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am (Photo Credit: Golfweek/USA Today)

Personally speaking, from a play standpoint, I don’t really miss the celebrities. We always see the same old, stale antics from the usual celebrities in the field. Sure, I loved Alfonso Ribeiro on “Fresh Prince” doing the “Carlton”. And, how could I not like Bill Murray? I love “Carl Spackler”. He was over the top long before Jim Carrey arrived on the scene. But, the material is so old and almost clichĂ© that it’s become hard to watch. Larry The Cable Guy? C’mon man! But then you also have the “fringe celebrities” like CEO’s of corporations or former Secretary of State Condoleeza Rice (ANGC’s first female member) playing as well. Not to mention the slew of athletes like Larry Fitzgerald, Aaron Rodgers, and the “Great One” Wayne Gretzky. What kind of soulless Canadian would I be if I left him out? More often than not, I opt out from watching the event. TOUR rounds take too long in the first place and then there is the slow grind that is the Pro-Am.

The Great One. (Photo Credit: Getty Images)

Don’t get me wrong. I like fun. I’m a fun guy. Potentially, the celebrities bring viewers to the event or television screen that normally may not have any interest. More exposure for the game is great right now. Even though, the pandemic has brought new or former players of the game – to the game. I’m all for new ideas and I’m proud to say that I have an open mind but, the last thing that you want to show is someone driving a cart or scooter over tee boxes or greens (those Finn Scooters, Phat Golf Scooters, and similar products are pretty cool). I present “Exhibit A” (see below).

I know what some people are likely to say. The damage is minimal and that’s not the point here. It’s a bad precedent to set and televise . Showing a whole bunch of “Weekend Warriors” or newcomers that it’s okay to drive there. As someone that has worked in golf operations for some time time, Pro Shop staff and Marshals deal with on the daily. They have enough to worry about out there. Hidden personal liquor (a total no-no here in Ontario), people parking their carts on the collar of the greens (carts displaying handicap flags notwithstanding), pace of play, and (ahem) “ball-hawking”.

As a responsible writer and “journalist” I’d be remiss if I failed to mention one important aspect of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. The fundraising that occurs for the charities of the Monterrey Peninsula Foundation. An organization that had donated $12.3 million dollars in 2019-2020 alone. All supporting non-profit organizations in Monterrey, Santa Cruz, and San Benito counties respectively. Remember, this all stems back to 1937 when Bing Crosby invited a few friends for a “clambake” and to raise a little bit of money. After conducting some research I never found out how much it is to play in the pro-am. But one outdated figure that I found suggests that back in 2011, it cost $25,000 USD to play in the event.

Funds raised come from a variety of avenues. There is no doubt that without the celebrities playing and the lack of spectators in attendance, fundraising efforts for the Monterrey Peninsula Foundation will take a hit. So, Wednesday, a limited field of celebrities took part in the “AT&T Every Shot Counts Charity Challenge” that had a goal if raising $1.6 million for the Monterey Peninsula Foundation charities. Bill Murray, Larry Fitzgerald, Macklemore, Kira K. Dixon, Kathryn Newton and Alfonso Ribeiro competed in a five-hole match-play event at Pebble Beach Golf Links. Admittedly, I had to look up two of them and I cannot name one Macklemore song. But, I digress.

Miss. America Kira Dixon. (Photo Credit: San Francisco Chronicle)

Love them or not, the celebrities in the field at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am serve a purpose. While some of us may not like watching them and their antics, they do a lot of good. Bing Crosby has to be smiling down seeing what his “Crosby Clambake” has become.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

Here We (Bleeping) Go Again – Part I

I really would have loved to throw in an expletive in the title, but, I really do try to keep Until The Next Tee G-rated. Or, at the most vulgar, PG-13. Is it just me, or do some stories just not die? Stories, that we in the golf world would be grateful if they ceased to be newsmakers. Yet, here we are.

The way that I look at things, you can flog a dead horse for only so long. Otherwise, you settle into this quagmire and all that you seem to do is spin your wheels. Even though I’m about to express an opinion on the topics in question I really wish that two stories would disappear. Just quietly slip below the proverbial horizon.

In what will be a two part story, we look at the golfer known as “Captain America”.

We all know the story and the history, alleged or not, behind Patrick Reed. The scandal at the University of Georgia, issues with teammates at both Georgia and Augusta State. Heck, fellow PGA TOUR player Kevin Kisner was quoted as saying that “they all hate him”. Reed transferred to Augusta State from Georgia and only Reed himself the real story of why it happened. Was it the alleged theft?

But, his troubles don’t just end there. He complained about free Boston Red Sox tickets and there was the infamous “top-5 player” statement. There of course was also “ShovelGate” or “BunkerGate” at the 2019 Hero World Challenge at Albany. And then there was this past week at Torrey Pines during the recent TOUR stop. I’m not here to indict Patrick Reed and I’m also not here to defend him either.

Here’s my take on the situation at the 2021 Farmers Insurance Open. An event that Reed ended up winning by five strokes.

I think that overall he went about it the right way. He hit the shot and ultimately asked his playing partners and the volunteer stationed nearby if his golf ball had bounced. All said no, of course they do not have the luxury of instant replay. So, he located and identified his golf ball. Which is okay, especially in every day club play. A rules official was called over but then before said rules official arrived on the scene, Reed picked up his golf ball and moved it. That’s where, if anything, bad form was displayed. I know that he was sure that he was doing the right thing and I appreciate him not holding things up out there. But, in an event where he ultimately waited for the rules official to come over, the optics of his actions appeared to be loaded with intent. Further tarnishing an image already pockmarked with dents, dings, and blemishes.

At times, I’m half-tempted to hypothesize that the decisions are an impulse. Much like a kleptomaniac that feels that gratification of shoplifting. Or even a murderer who has to kill. Now, I’m not suggesting that Patrick are a sociopath, kleptomaniac, or a murderer, but, perhaps there’s something in his wiring that makes him decide the choices that he makes.

Sometimes, things that we do in our past, come back to haunt us. There is no doubt that his history and ongoing image have continued to draw the ire of golf fans and peers alike. Thinking back to when he won The Masters, has there ever been a more loathed or maligned champion? Which was an article that I wrote back then (https://untilthenexttee.blog/tag/the-masters/page/3/). Hate is such a strong and ugly word. The reality is, because of his track record, there’s no doubt that Patrick Reed will continue to be seen as a lightning rod of controversy. No matter what, whenever something suspect might happen, the golf world will be abuzz. It’s just the way that it is. In a sense, Patrick Reed has become the “bastard-child of golf” and a villain in what otherwise is a sport that is lacking questionable characters, “goons” or “heels” if thinking in professional wrestling terms.

SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA – JANUARY 31: Patrick Reed celebrates with the trophy after winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines South on January 31, 2021 in San Diego, California. Reed won by five strokes over the field shooting a 68 in the final round. (Photo by Katelyn Mulcahy/Getty Images)

Is Reed good for golf? I don’t have the answer but just remember one this. The only bad press is no press. Like I said, I’m indifferent. What he or anyone else does on the golf course doesn’t cause me to lose any sleep at night. Furthermore, I don’t love or loathe Reed, I’m quite simply… Switzerland. Neutral.

For the record, I just happen to like villains in movies. I loved Dennis Hopper in “Speed”, I love Darth Vader, even though he ended up being good in the end. I always cheer for the villains. There’s an allure there for me. I love crows and ravens too! In a way, I suppose that my soul is dark I suppose.

Stay tuned to Part II tomorrow.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

Ralph Lauren Suspends Sponsorship of Justin Thomas

So it took me overnight and a morning coffee to put together my thoughts regarding Justin Thomas and Ralph Lauren severing ties. Last night, I was checking my website statistics and noticed an anomaly, a total up spike in views. Curious, I checked to see what was driving those hits and it was a press release dating back to June of 2018.

The multi-year deal signed in 2018 has been dissolved.

In that release it discussed the details of the partnership established between Thomas and the fashion magnate. Just in case you were unaware, did you know that Thomas has been with Ralph Lauren wearing the Polo brand since turning professional in 2013.

On January 15th, Ralph Lauren delivered a statement that they were no longer sponsoring Justin Thomas, this coming on the heels of Thomas being caught on camera uttering a homophobic slur during last week’s Sentry Tournament of Champions (see the statement below).

Last night, I sat back and sort of digested the statement and the situation as a whole. Social media, Golf Twitter in particular, was abuzz last night with the news. While there was a scattering of support for Ralph Lauren in making the right decision to drop the sponsorship, there were others that admonished Ralph Lauren for doing so. One verified account tweeted that Thomas would be “better for it”. Honestly, I don’t understand the context of the tweet. If he means that someone else will just turn around and sign Thomas, then I agree. Ultimately, somebody will. How long will it take? I wonder what the over/under is in terms of days for this according to Vegas oddsmakers.

The only reason why I’m not publishing the tweet is because I don’t want to give the individual more press. The individual in this case is a part of a team that rhymes with “Parfool”.

Justin Thomas has apologized for the incident, and those apologies were quite contrite. In my opinion, I think that Ralph Lauren made the right decision. They owe it to their shareholders and all of those affiliated with the brand. From upper management to the design team, they had to show that they are a forward-thinking company that will not tolerate the actions displayed by Thomas or anybody else for that matter. For fear of this coming out prejudiced or stereotyped (please don’t take it this as an inflammatory comment) there’s a chance that members of the LGBTQ+ community are employed by the brand.

So, where does this put him in the eyes of Acushnet? If you might recollect, a precedent has been set by Titleist and their policy regarding homophobic slurs. Scott Piercy. Do you remember when Scott Piercy posted that homophobic meme regarding former presidential candidate, Pete Buttigieg, who is openly homosexual? They (Titleist and FootJoy) unceremoniously turfed Piercy from further sponsorship. But, that situation is a little bit different and here’s the reason why.

Logo-less. Scott Piercy. (Photo Credit: GolfWorld)

In the case of Piercy, you could easily identify that him posting the meme was, easily premediated. As far as Thomas goes, it was almost like a “crime of passion” in that it was the heat of the moment and it resulted in some pretty bad “verbal diarrhea”. Crimes committed as “acts of passion” still receive a guilty verdict. By any means, I definitely do not condone what he said. It was the proverbial “heat of the moment”. That’s the fundamental difference between the two cases. It doesn’t make it right. Will Titleist and FootJoy drop him? Honestly, I don’t think that they will.

Getting back to the statement from Ralph Lauren and my dissection of it. If you read it, there is one passage that stands out.

“…our hope is that Mr. Thomas does the hard and necessary work in order to partner with us again”. This part of the statement tells me that Ralph Lauren has not totally slammed the door shut. It seems that if both parties are in agreement, they could reconcile down the road. Thus, this is why I say that the partnership has been suspended even though “discontinued” has been used.

One way or another, Thomas shouldn’t have said what he did. He knows that there are cameras and microphones everywhere. It’s a televised PGA TOUR event, the first of the calendar year, and golfers abroad are watching. Out of all of the things that you can call yourself, there are better options than what he said. I personally recommend “dumbass”, “idiot”, “you asshole Justin”, or something else along those lines. Justin, you had to be aware of your surroundings.

It’s a shame that this happened in the first place, but I sincerely hope that he learns from this. I’ve never met JT, but he seems like a pretty good guy albeit a fiery competitor. What’s your take?

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind

Free Agency in Golf (Is the Grass Greener?)

Professional golf is like all of the other professional sports. Players earn their paydays through a variety of means. The obvious way is through performance. Perform and you get paid. There are endorsement deals, in some cases these endorsement deals from manufacturers and sponsors alike, can be quite lucrative. For example, did you know that Tiger Woods earned $60 million dollars without hitting a golf shot? Crazy eh?!

Photo Credit: SB Nation

Professional golf at the highest of levels is a business so lucrative that, sometimes a professional golfer will chase dollar signs to play a certain brand. After all, there are bills to pay. A temptation so hard to resist when the carrot dangled in front of their nose is big and juicy enough. Especially, as the end of their current contract is ready to expire. To paraphrase “The Clash”, should they stay or should they go now? Essentially, this is golf “free agency”.

But sometimes, it’s not about dollar and cents. In many cases, a player will leave a certain brand because, well, their career went stagnant playing a certain brand. So, a change in equipment manufacturers could be the breath of fresh air that their playing career needs.

In some cases, the change can be monumental and it could springboard a career, getting said player back on the right track. Or, there’s the flip side of the coin. The move doesn’t work out and maybe the results weren’t as good as before the change. Life and golf is a gamble.

So, who are some golfers that come to mind where the change failed to have the desired effect? Or where a change has really helped out a player. Is the grass always greener on the other side of the fence? Let’s take a look at some golfers who in recent years have made, the change.

Justin Rose – After testing products from Honma Golf for some time, Justin Rose departed TaylorMade Golf when his contract expired towards the end of 2018. He made the change not because of dollar signs necessarily but because with Honma Golf, he had the opportunity to have more input with club design. Rose and his playing record started out well enough with Honma Golf, as he captured a victory in his second start playing their equipment. At the time of signing with Honma Golf, Rose was #1 in the OWGR but as time wore on his world ranking and weekly results started to slide. Eventually, Rose started to throw some more TaylorMade golf products back into his bag. Essentially going back to what he was comfortable with. A short time later, both Rose and Honma Golf dissolved their relationship and the multi-year contract that was signed.

Photo Credit: Honma Golf

Sergio Garcia – When the contract of Sergio Garcia expired back in 2018, it was at the tail-end of a 15-year stretch with TaylorMade Golf. Sergio was going to be leaving TaylorMade Golf and it was less surprising that he ended up joining Callaway Golf. The relationship didn’t last very long, ending about a year for reasons that were described as not being a “good fit”. By all accounts, his play in 2019 with Callaway Golf culminated with 2 Missed Cuts in Major Championships and in 13 starts on the PGA TOUR that season, he missed 4 cuts including The Masters ,where he was the defending champion. After proclaiming that he was a free agent, Garcia has had a golf bag that was far from being brand agnostic. Proving that you play the best equipment for your game, Garcia’s win back in October was catapulted by a cornucopia of golf equipment. TaylorMade Golf metalwoods, PING Blueprint irons, Vokey Wedges, a TaylorMade Golf Spider putter, and the TaylorMade Golf TP5 golf ball.

Anna Nordqvist – It seems like a lifetime ago when Anna Nordqvist had become a bit of a household name for golf fans and observers. Nordqvist won two Major Championships playing PING in 2009 (LPGA Championship) and TaylorMade Golf in 2017 (Evia Championship). It’s unclear why she departed TaylorMade Golf in favour of PXG. Looking at her past with PING, the fact that she went to school at Arizona State which consequently has a close relationship with PING and the fact that PXG hired former PING Director of Engineering, maybe PXG simply had developed better products for her game. Her career has been relatively quiet since, or that was until the 2020 KPMG LPGA Championship. Nordqvist was in the final group paired with Canada’s Brooke Henderson, where she finished 5th this past October.

Photo Credit: PXG

Bubba Watson – Having signed a “lifetime” deal recently with PING, a brand that he has played since he was 8 years old, you know that an equipment change will not happen when it comes to Bubba Watson. That isn’t to say that the golf ball can’t be changed. Bubba changed golf balls and that move didn’t work out too well. In 2017, Watson signed a multi-year deal with Volvik to play the brands colourful golf balls. The man with the pink driver playing pink golfs (or similar), why not?The golf ball is the only piece of equipment that we use from tee to green on every shot. In 2017, Bubba missed 7 cuts in 22 starts. His ranking in the OWGR fell from 9th to 63rd. Citing that he was “frustrated” he became a golf ball free agent and went back to playing Titleist Pro V1. Say what you will. His earnings were $1.2 million in 2017 and then in 2018 he earned almost $5.8 million in earnings. Since then, Bubba has struggled. In 2020, Bubba missed the cut in over a third of his starts. He now sits 44th in the OWGR. Was it the golf ball or was it the player?

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Zach Johnson – It’s still “weirds me out” to see the former Masters Champion playing PXG golf equipment and not Titleist. I still see him, in my mind, standing by his caddie with a Titleist Staff Bag. But, in 2016 ZJ made the switch from Titleist to PXG. The move started out good enough, putting together a couple of excellent journeyman-like seasons. But then 2019 and 2020 happened. Not only did Johnson plateau, but in comparison to years like 2012 and 2014 where his earnings were over $4 million, Johnson practically flatlined. His 2021 is off to a better start and his earnings are almost equal to or greater than in both of those 2019-20 campaigns.

Tiger Woods – Following on the heels of Nike Golf exiting the golf equipment manufacturing sector, speculation was wild about there Tiger Woods would end up. Would he continue with Nike Golf equipment or would he move on? I was at the PGA Show back in 2017 when I received a hot tip from the Marketing Manager of TaylorMade Golf Canada. I was informed that I should make my way to the TaylorMade Golf booth for a huge announcement the next day. With a crowd gathered together, “Frank” made his way onto a large screen. Tiger had joined the ranks at TaylorMade Golf. The booth was electric! Health aside, the switch that Tiger made has worked out very well. All that he’s done since joining TaylorMade Golf is tie Sam Snead’s record of 82 career wins and win The Masters in 2019. His first Major victory since 2008. It seems imminent that Tiger will be the record holder for victories by himself, and that will, in all likelihood, happen with TaylorMade Golf.

Speculating The Future

Speculating is fun and dangerous. It can be an easy way to make yourself look like a fool. There are some golfers who might need a change, just for the sake of making a change. So I’m going to pick one current fallen star where a change might do them some good.

Photo Credit: GOLF.com

It wasn’t too long ago that Spieth was “The Golden Boy”. It’s been pretty tough to watch the former #1 as he’s continued to struggle for the last couple of seasons. Just when we think that he’s going to snap out of his funk, he gets one or two bad bounces and the wheels fall off. I would love to see Jordan get the “kavorka” again to not only contend, but win. It’s hard not to envision someone like Jordan Spieth making a switch from Titleist, as unlikely as it seems. Imagine how weird it would look to see Spieth playing Callaway Golf , TaylorMade Golf or any other equipment manufacturer not named Titleist.

It’s the wacky season in golf and the period from November to January when the season kicks off in Hawaii is interesting. This is when we see movement of players switching from one brand to another. Which big name will make a move? Will any?

Until The Next Tee!!

#seeuonthenexttee #fightandgrind

***Earnings and stats taken from the PGA Tour, LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour

Hoodies and Bryson. What if Bryson Too, Wore a Hoodie?

Have you ever just sat back in your chair, minding your own business and just suddenly think to yourself “What the Hell?” I’ve done it and more often than not, it happens in an unprovoked way. Admittedly, I’ve done this more often than I care to say, but it happens.

Now, in a similar situation, while sipping on your morning “Cup ‘o’ Joe” you find yourself immersed in the internet. You’re going through golf websites (and I hope that I’m one of your stops) or through golf social media channels and you see things from the world of golf that make you mildly outraged? Honestly, this happened to me this past weekend. But, not in the way that you might think. I’m actually outraged at some outrage.

2020 has been a strange year as we all know. In a way, I think that it’s messed with our heads, and in a way, for some people, it’s made some of us lose our minds or lost touch with reality. Issues that shouldn’t matter or should be a big deal suddenly are. In my opinion, golf media, or particularly golf social media channels haven’t helped.

Hoodies

Hoodies. Now here was something that caused outrage, or as I worded it over social media “Faux Outrage”. It’s funny, I never thought that in my lifetime hoodies and golf would be the focal point of so much malcontent. Yet, here we are.

This weeks winner on the European Tour (Tyrell Hatton) caused a stir over golf social media because he was wearing a hoodie. Is this really something to be upset over? I mean, have a look around. This is a year where millions have been sick and over a million have died from the pandemic, worldwide.

You go Tyrell, rock that hoodie.

Golfers are a fickle and funny bunch. Is there a group of hobbyists or sportsmen and women that are more closed-minded than golfers? Just think back to when 460cc drivers came out. Then, white-headed drivers came out. “I’m not hitting those” many would say. If something comes out that doesn’t fit the mold of tradition, many golfers shut it out. If there’s something that I’ve learned during my years of golfing and in particular covering the sport. Golf more than ever needs more open-mindedness. As far as I’m concerned, until this year where golf took an upturn, it’s my opinion that the sport was in a downturn and in need of change, in many facets, to draw more players.

Life is about making choices, and that was something that Tyrell Hatton did. He made a choice to wear an Adidas hoodie, and I have no problem with it, nor do I care. If you as a recreational golfer want to wear one, live your best life. I’ve worn hooded long sleeve t-shirts at the range. They don’t bug me. The hood might get in the way when the wind is to your back, but it’s something that doesn’t affect me.

If hoodies became more prevalent in the golf apparel industry, I couldn’t care less. It’s just another option for when the weather turns cool. Would a golf course operator turn down revenue because a golfer is wearing a hoodie? No way, as long as there aren’t gaudy graphics or suggestive, profanity-laden wording on it. I have a hoodie or two that I would love to wear on the course, one of them being “Mossy Oak” camouflage. I won’t wear it on the course though, because, I feel that the camo is too underdressed, and not to mention that I want to be seen by golfers around me so I don’t blend in and get hit by more errant golf balls.

If there’s an in-person PGA Show in January, any bets that we see golf-specific hoodies on the show floor? Heck, hoodies are youthful, functional, and trendy. But they aren’t for everyone. Say, are you anti-hoodie or anything new? If that’s the case, why don’t we go back to tweed, shirt and ties, and knickerbockers or “Plus Four’s”? Ladies, you aren’t getting away unscathed either. How about dressing like Babe Zaharias did back then from now on? Toss those tights, yoga pants, and short mini-skirts aside. Take that “Golf Babes”.

Well, at least Tyrell Hatton didn’t change his shoes in the parking lot.

Oops… My bad!

Bryson

When it comes to Bryson DeChambeau, I haven’t been quiet about my opinion of him. I’ve never been shy about saying that I used to like him a lot. His fresh, different, non cookie-cutter approach to the game was great for golf. This year, he’s taken the golf world by storm. He’s pulverizing the golf ball in a way that we’ve never seen on the worldwide tour’s. Driving greens, sometimes at will, like we saw during the Shriner’s Children’s Hospital Open this weekend.

He also went Iron-putter on a 300 yard Par-4.

Here’s my final take on Bryson DeChambeau and his distance. Actually, I don’t think that I’ve expressed an opinion on this yet. In general, I find that the PGA TOUR has become boring to watch, Major Championships notwithstanding. There’s really no sense of them working or golfing their golf ball. “Bomb and Gouge” isn’t new. Moreover, it’s here to stay. What I have touched on however is, that the current generation of player is more athletic now than ever, with a plethora of resources at their disposal. Equipment, shafts, balls, launch monitors, agronomy, scientific research have all contributed to the “arms race”.

There’s been a lot of discussion whether or not what Bryson DeChambeau is doing is good for the game. He’s been called out by some of his peers. As far as long-term, overall, the jury is still out. From a viewer standpoint, it might be a hung jury. While some love the “shock and awe” others simply don’t like it. I’m not a fan, but it’s not just solely Bryson, it’s just in general. “Bomb and Gouge”. It’s for this reason why I prefer to watch the LPGA. Yes, the ladies are getting longer too for the same reasons, but they still work the golf ball and manage the game like we’ve customarily seen.

Mathematics, science, and working out has been great for Bryson and no doubt, it’s an approach that not many other’s can take. I appreciate his hard work and the time that he’s put in. The dedication and commitment. Heck, many of us could stand to follow in his footsteps in that regard. As long as the mass/muscle gain was clean, I have no issue with him and his “beefed-up” physicality. However, what I do have an issue with when it comes to Bryson is his pace of play, his antics, and the bad habit of taking it out on cameramen when he’s playing poorly. Quit deflecting Bryson, it’s you and your poor play doesn’t give you the right to be a bully. Which is exactly how you and your caddie come off.

Mathematically and scientifically speaking, Bryson, is there any way that a hoodie could help me or others play better golf, whilst hitting the ball longer? Is there any chance that you’d consider wearing a hoodie? You’d drive the masses off of the edge of a cliff like lemmings.

Until The Next Tee!!

#fightandgrind #seeuonthenexttee