Tiger looked pretty good this week (except for Saturday). He may not be “back” but this is the best we’ve seen him play in a long time. Hopefully he’ll build on that for the President’s Cup this week.
This is Brandon Kelly, a 31-year old native of Petaluma, CA, but perhaps better known as the man that threw his [hot dog] wiener on the 7th green last weekend while Tiger was putting.
His explanation for the act? Pure awesomeness:
“I threw the hot dog toward Tiger Woods because I was inspired by the movie ‘Drive,’” Kelly said. “As soon as the movie ended, I thought to myself, ‘I have to do something courageous and epic. I have to throw a hot dog on the green in front of Tiger.’”
I haven’t seen Drive yet, but I’m assuming from the trailers I’ve seen that there aren’t a whole lot of hot dogs featured in it.
Kelly posted on his Facebook page Sunday morning a photo of a hot dog in his hand in front of his vehicle’s steering wheel and speedometer. It was taken at about 7:15 a.m. Sunday as he drove from his home in Sonoma County to the golf tournament at CordeValle Golf Club south of San Jose.
If this guy isn’t a candidate for an involuntary 72-hour hold… well…
While at the Frys.com Open, he posted to Facebook: “Just got a bloody Mary. About to watch Tiger Woods play 18 holes.”
Ok, maybe this is starting to make a little bit more sense. Well, not really, but at least we can assume he was well lubricated by the time he threw the hot dog heard round the world.
I’m sure you’ve heard all about Tiger’s by now. Amazingly, it didn’t involve Tiger throwing his wiener around a Perkins restaurant.
Instead a fan yelled out to Tiger while he was putting and threw his [hot dog] wiener on the green, apparently in homage to his hero(?). Now we have video of the incident after the jump so you too can say that you saw somebody throw a hot dog wiener at Tiger.
After failing to crack the 60′s for four days at the Tour Championship this past weekend, Dustin Johnson was told by his caddy, Joe LaCava that he was quitting in order to loop for none other than El Tigre himself.
Some might question the wisdom of leaving the bag of an up and coming young player for the #49 ranked Woods, but rumors are that LaCava was not a huge fan of Dustin Johnson’s relaxed attitude and practice regimen. Could this be what Tiger needs in order to get kickstarted back up the rankings?
Tiger may have dropped to 33rd in the world (and is still falling), but at least he’s still #1 at something. And I’m not talking about being the subject of awesome paintings. The Miami New Times recently named him their #1 Bad Celebrity Tipper. He apparently once took back a $5 tip from a waitress (while playing a $10k hand of blackjack) because he realized he had already tipped her earlier that evening. Wow.
[Image Flickr/Keith Allison]
A reader over on GeoffShackelford’s site found this absolutely amazing lithograph of Tiger Woods and Friend by artist Tos Kostermans.
My birthday is at the end of the month and I think this would look absolutely amazing in the middle of my living room. My wife and I are trying to sell our house and the real estate agent made me take my deer head down. This would be perfect in that spot!
Thanks to Phil for sending this my way.
Adam Scott played some incredible golf this week with Steve Williams on his bag. While still live on the air after the tournament was finished, CBS sent David Feherty over to grab Stevie for an interview.
Still fuming due to “wasting two years” of his life, he made sure to mention several times that he’s been caddying for over 32 years, has over 140 wins and this was the best week of his life. In other words, “Screw you Tiger. You fired me and my new loop kicked your ass this week.”
I don’t have any particular problem with the comment because I’m sure that right now, given that fact that he was at a professional low point a few weeks ago, he really does feel like this is the best week he’s ever had on the bag. He may not feel that way a few years from now, but hindsight is always 20/20.
Stevie went on to give an impromptu interview session with reporters at the tournament and provided this gem among others: “like I said, there’s a lot of expectations on Adam, not just myself. I mean, it’s hard to explain, but he’s under pressure a little bit, too”. Yep, Stevie definitely doesn’t have an ego [sarcasm alert].
I’m sure Stevie’s not too upset that he took home about $140k this week as his cut of Scott’s purse while Tiger won about $70k.
You can check out the video of Stevie’s interview with Feherty here and the transcript from his Q&A session with reporters after the tournament after the break: