Who knew? For someone who doesn’t watch much golf, from this crowd acting like asses after every shot, and CBS all over the place in this telecast (no yardage after shots, a cameraman close to getting hit on the fairway on the 17th…really?) this is a clown show compared to the Masters (interestingly also by CBS).“Baba Booey!” is still a thing?
The Masters isn’t the best comp as even the best tournament is a clown show compared to it. They’re top class in everything they do.Who knew? For someone who doesn’t watch much golf, from this crowd acting like asses after every shot, and CBS all over the place in this telecast (no yardage after shots, a cameraman close to getting hit on the fairway on the 17th…really?) this is a clown show compared to the Masters (interestingly also by CBS).
Yep, this is just an amazing story. I wish the PGA would spend more time on stories like this. Obviously, I'm biased given my relationship with Rob, as most of you are aware, but these guys that toil around in the lesser tours fighting for a chance like this almost all have pretty incredible back stories of determination and perseverance, and I think the Tour would be smart to try to capitalize on this with some features and stories about those guys. For example, guys like Hovland (Norwegian amateur champ, US amateur champ, basically played one tournament on the Korn Ferry, finished 2nd in the Championship and immediately got to the Tour) will have years/decades of features and stories. Whereas, almost nobody really knows the story of Kurt Kitayama (outside us lunatics), a guy that played at UNLV to ok success, barely did anything on the Korn Ferry, so he went to Asia (ranked like #1150 in the world in 2017), then he went to European Q School, got his card to play on the European Tour, and somehow, out of nowhere, won his 2nd event, then he won again in his 11th event. He then goes to the Korn Ferry Champs, and finishes 23rd (top 25 get a card) in September, 2021. He comes in 3rd in the Honda, 2nd in the Genesis and 2nd at the Mexico Open to keep his card for this year, and then this season he finished 2nd at the CJ Cup, he won at Bay Hill and just came in 4th at the PGA Championship, and has already made over $5mil.I don't follow sports like I used to but this 15th place finish has got to be the sports story of the year.
That slam dunk was insane and a shot heard around the world. Guy is a rock star.
I believe it’s a Nike thing. Nike prefers that its endorsing athletes wear only the swoosh. For example McIlroy, Scheffler, and Finau don’t have any other company logos on their shirts or caps, whereas Cam Young was sporting a whopping seven different marques last weekend. It’s not a hard and fast rule, because I’ve noticed Tom Kim has a sleeve patch, but it seems to be the overwhelming trend. The other LIV Nike players that I’m aware of, Varner and Pieters, also don’t wear Range Goats or LIV logos.I also find it interesting he's the only LIV player I've seen that hasn't worn their LIV logo. Not sure if that's a decision he made or some sort of contractual thing with Nike, but I found it interesting.