As part of the hoopla surrounding the US Open last week, Red Bull created a man made 106-yard golf hole in the middle of the Georgetown Waterfront.
They brought in Red Bull athlete Rickie Fowler to give it a go. Fowler had to hit a blind shot from an elevated tee box, between buildings, over a fountain, and into an island green placed in another fountain. It took him a few tries, but on his 3rd attempt, he dunked it.
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What do you get when you make a music video featuring Ben Crane, Rickie Fowler, Hunter Mahan, and an overall clad Bubba Watson? Watch the video below the break to find out.
It’s looking like Reggie Bush is about to have quite a bit of free time to work on his swing. That’s probably good though, because he’ll need it (and then some)
OK, so I don’t actually know how long it took for Crane and McIlroy to play their match, but since Crane won 8 and 7, that means they only played 11 holes. So it couldn’t have possibly taken more than… I don’t know… 4 hours?
For Ben Crane, that’s like playing speed golf.
The PGA Tour announced last night that Rickie Fowler had been named the 2010 Rookie of the Year. Lee Westwood then ripped the decision this morning on Twitter:
Sorry 140 letters is not going to be enough for this rant! Just seen Ricky Fowler has been given rookie of the year! Yes he’s had a good year but rory mcilroy 3rd in 2 majors and an absolute demolition of the field at quail hollow! Oh yes and on the winning Ryder cup team! Please! Is this yet another case of protectionism by the pga tour or are they so desperate to win something! Wouldn’t have something to do with Rory not joining the tour next year? Maybe the PGA tour just employs the same voting process as Fifa! Come on, fairs fair!
Fair point, except that this isn’t an arbitrary decision by the PGA Tour. It’s actually an award that’s voted on by the players themselves. Rickie Fowler was on tour week in and week out. McIlroy? Not so much. There’s always an element of a popularity contest to a decision like this and McIlroy’s decision to give up his tour card in 2011 and go back to Europe probably didn’t garner many votes.
With a 1-under par 71 at the Children’s Miracle Network Classic today, Troy Merritt made the cut and likely guaranteed himself a 2011 PGA Tour card. I’m not a statistician, but Merritt is currently sitting at 121 on the money list so although it may be technically possible for him to drop below 125, there’s little to no chance of that actually happening… and little just left the building.
Merritt obviously wants to finish the 2010 season strong, and what better way to do that than with a $1 million cash prize? No, he’s not exactly in contention for the win this week. But he is currently tied for the lead in the Kodak Challenge. If you’re not familiar with it, the Kodak Challenge is a season long competition where 30 holes are selected at the beginning of the year. Competitors must play at least 18 of the 30 holes during the season to qualify. At the end of the year, the golfer with the best score relative to par wins the Kodak Challenge and a cool $1 million.
I thought I would share some of my thoughts on the 2010 Ryder Cup. Click the continue button to read on or I’ll give out your name and address to the guy in the picture.
It’s not quite as outlandish as Monty soundproofing the Euro locker room at Celtic Manor, but apparently Corey Pavin has ordered a twitter blackout for the US Ryder Cup team. Really? What key info are players going to tweet out to the Euros via Twitter? I don’t think pictures of their monogrammed hotel pillows are going to cost them the Ryder Cup.