Ryder Cup Fan Wins $100 Bet After Heckling Euros at Ryder Cup

The every-fan’s dream of competing with PGA Tour players came true at the Ryder Cup Thursday morning.

Rory McIlroy and Andy Sullivan continued to miss a putt on the 6th green during a practice round and, according to the PGA Tour’s Ben Everill, Henrik Stenson brought out a heckler named David Johnson from the gallery who claimed he could get the job done.

With a fresh $100 bill from Justin Rose sitting next to his ball, Johnson said “Home soil, right?” A few seconds later he took a run at the 12-footer…and cashed it, to the delight of thousands of spectators. Check out the awesome video of the putt below.

Has the @rydercup started already??🇪🇺🇺🇸 pic.twitter.com/s6EImcbnZv

— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 29, 2016

— Rory McIlroy (@McIlroyRory) September 29, 2016
Johnson met with reporters later, and almost couldn’t believe his fortune. “I razzed them a little bit, and they heard me, which was insane,” he said. “They brought me out, which is more insane. I haven’t fully realized what just happened, but overall that was a pretty cool experience, I would go ahead and do that again if I could.”

“I closed my eyes, swallowed my puke, and hit the putt,” he said jokingly. “It happened to go in.

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Million Dollar Shootout Golf Tournament

Play for your chance at $1,000,000 this Fathers Day at King’s Deer Golf Club!!!!

 

Hi there, there is still time to register for your chance to win a great vacation package as well as your shot at $1,000,000!!!

When: Saturday, June 18th – 8:00 AM Shotgun Start

Registration Deadline: Thursday June 16th

Format: Two-person Best Ball (Ladies and Gentleman invited)

***THIS EVENT IS NOT HANDICAPPED***

Cost:  Members – $25.00          Non-Members – $70.00

Entry Includes:  Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Lunch after the event including a complimentary draft beer or soft drink and prizes!!!

Entry fee also includes your chance to win $1,000,000!!!

Our million dollar format will consist of a closest to the pin contest on hole #2.  The winner of the closest to the pin contest will win a trip for two to a Hilton Hotel destination in your choice of Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Gulfport, Lake Tahoe, Biloxi, Tunica or Mesquite!!!

The winner will then have ONE shot on hole #2 following the tournament for your chance at $1,000,000!!!!!

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Springtime at King’s Deer Golf Club!

Springtime at King's Deer Golf Club!

Springtime at King’s Deer Golf Club!

Heavy Winter Snow coupled with a cool wet spring means our Golf Course has sprung to life with Colorado natural wildflowers.  All around the course the vibrant colors compliment the natural beauty of our championship course layout!!

At 7,400 feet, the golf course at King’s Deer boasts a higher elevation than any other golf course on the Colorado Front Range.  This means cooler summer temperatures, more carry on your golf shots and the open rolling terrain provides spectacular views of Pikes Peak and the Front Range from nearly every place on the golf course!

Enjoy a round of golf today at King’s Deer…

Father’s Day Million Dollar Shootout at King’s Deer Golf Club!!!

Play for your chance at $1,000,000 this Fathers Day at King’s Deer Golf Club!!!!

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Hi there, come join us for our Father’s Day Golf Tournament at King’s Deer and you could go home with some outstanding prizes and some great memories!!!

When: Saturday, June 18th – 8:00 AM Shotgun Start

Format: Two-person Best Ball (Ladies and Gentleman invited)

***THIS EVENT IS NOT HANDICAPPED***

Cost:  Members – $25.00          Non-Members – $70.00

Entry Includes:  Greens Fees, Golf Cart, Range Balls, Lunch after the event including a complimentary draft beer or soft drink and prizes!!!

Entry fee also includes your chance to win $1,000,000!!!  Our million dollar format will consist of a closest to the pin contest on hole #2.  The winner of the closest to the pin contest will win a trip for two to a Hilton Hotel destination in your choice of Las Vegas, Reno, Atlantic City, Gulfport, Lake Tahoe, Biloxi, Tunica of Mesquite!!!

The winner will then have ONE shot on #2 following the tournament for your chance at $1,000,000!!!!!

PLEASE SEND AN EMAIL TO NATE@KINGSDEERGOLFCLUB.COM TO REGISTER FOR THE KING’S DEER FATHER’S DAY MILLION DOLLAR SHOOTOUT!!!

Enjoy the Chase….

King’s Deer Golf Club just received a new shipment of range balls…enjoy the chase on our outstanding practice facility!  Great views…great turf…great new range balls…make your game great at King’s Deer Golf Club!!!!

Man aces wrong hole in U.S. Amateur Four-Ball

Pat-MoorePat Moore wanted to hit a 7-iron but his caddie said soft six. The words resonated because 12 years earlier at the U.S. Amateur, the caddie, a Winged Foot member named Kevin McCarthy, made the same comment, which led to a triple bogey and Moore ultimately missing the cut by a single shot. Nevertheless, Moore again deferred to local knowledge and hit the six. He was gathering his tee when they heard the soft but unmistakable “click” of urethane on flagstick 178 yards away. Instead of walking up to the sixth green of Winged Foot’s East course with no putter, he danced.

Moore and his partner, Jeff Fujimoto of PXG Golf, would finish at +1 to miss the cut (six teams would playoff for two spots at -3) at the 2016 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, but there was no sulking. After the round, Moore asked the scorers if he could keep the flagstick as a souvenir, but they abnegated authority. So Moore tracked down Bill McCarthy, the tournament director, who said sure. There was only one problem. The person setting the flags in the morning hadn’t realized it, nor had Moore or anyone in the group during the celebratory photo, but the flag said No. 5. Which happens to be the 434-yard preceding hole. Quite understandably, the iconic white bold serif numerals of the USGA could make a 5 and 6 look pretty similar at dawn.

Offered the correct “No. 6” flag, Moore declined and chose to keep the erroneous No. 5 instead.

Cocktail and cigar in hand, the sun going down, Moore told the story again as his partner scampered to 18 West to snap a photo with friends old and new. The humming crowd of members, players and their families on the terrace wished the playoff for the final spots into match-play could commence, but not enough light remained.

With 126 teams vying for just 32 spots, you’d think the closing hours of such an event might make for a pained atmosphere, the dull dread of a wavering incision. After all, the four-ball format conflates mistakes and regret to complicated depths. No decent partner will ever say it, but for every team packing up its rental car to catch early flights home from JFK and LGA, it was probably more one guy’s fault than the other.

But no such morose thinking could be found at Nib’s Bar, home of the “fastest clock in sports.” Only gratitude at having played two of Golf Digest’s America’s 100 Greatest Courses (The West is ranked #9 and the East has jumped to #59 after a 2014 Gil Hanse-led restoration) and delight at meeting golfers from all over the country equally as nutty about the game. I’ve witnessed cut day at USGA individual events as both a reporter and player, and there’s always more hung heads than those that will meet your eye. While this is just the second U.S. Amateur Four-Ball, one reason may be that Winged Foot has hosted a similar event for 80 years.

“Being here really reminds me a lot of the Anderson Memorial,” said Zachary Plutzik, who along with former Yale golf team buddy Ben Wescoe, carded plus seven. “A lot of the same teams are here, the format is the same and the vibe is just overall very similar.” (The Anderson is an invitational four-ball event where team members belong to the same club.) Regular Anderson competitors Tom Hart/Jonathan Marsico and Anderson past champions Dan Crockett/Parker Smith advanced to the match play bracket that concludes on Wednesday.

But for all the cheerful clinking of glasses, this is still a national championship, open to anyone, in its historic infancy. “If I could give back the hole-in-one and make match play, there’s no question what I’d choose,” said Moore. “Nothing compares to making match play in a USGA event.”

Source: Golf Digest

Should Tiger Woods Consider Rehabbing in Golf’s Minor Leagues?

If golf were more like baseball, Tiger Woods wouldn’t make his much-anticipated return from back surgery at the Memorial or Oakmont or some other high-wattage PGA Tour stop. Instead he’d emerge from months of rehab, Periscoped range sessions and cringe-inducing media days in a place like Ivanhoe, Ill., site of the Web.com’s Rust-oleum Championship (June 9-12), or Wichita, Kansas, home of the Web.com’s Air Capital Classic (June 23-26). Heck, if Woods really wanted to ease back into things, he might even resurface on the Hooters tour.

Watching Woods peg it in golf’s minor leagues would be jarring — like witnessing Derek Jeter suit up for the Triple-A Scranton RailRiders, as he did in 2013 — but surely it would be time well spent. Woods would see live pitches (we’ll stick with the baseball analogy for the moment). Swing the bat. Run the bases at game speed. Acclimate.

Woods is an intensely proud man. It’s hard to imagine him electing this path back. But shouldn’t the world’s 524th-ranked player at least consider it?

The PGA Tour seems to think so. Players on medical exemption are permitted to play up to five events on the Web.com tour, specifically to rehab. (Woods isn’t officially on medical leave, so he would have to apply for a special exemption to play on the Web.com tour, but sponsors and tournament directors would welcome him with open arms.)

Some players have put these exemptions to good use. When coming back from thumb surgery in 2013, Spencer Levin played a handful of Web.com events and actually made enough money to advance to the finals.

“I did the rehab starts,” Levin said the other day. “I figured why not, if you got them? It was just getting the feel of playing tournaments, because when you’re home fooling around it’s a lot different from getting the reps in competition.

“It was about the feeling of having to make your short putts and shoot a score. You get the feel for what kind of move you’re going to make to get it around.”

Andres Gonzalez, who has bounced between the Web.com and PGA tours, has never rehabbed in golf’s farm leagues but he, too, endorses the idea.

“So you’re not getting straight into game mode with the best players in the world,” he said. “It’s set up for getting reps on the Web tour before you come out here and use up your other starts.”

There’s a good reason, of course, why players eschew Web.com warm-ups in favor of PGA Tour starts: the purses.

For a player struggling to maintain his status, it makes more financial sense to go to TPC Sawgrass, for example, with its $10.5 million purse, than the Rex Hospital Open with a $650,000 money pool. Players who are trying to get inside the top 125 on the money list might feel compelled to take their chances — even with a balky back, say — and swing for the fences in the big leagues.

Woods doesn’t face those same financial pressures (presumably), so why not start in first gear and work his way up to fifth, with fewer cameras and reporters, weaker fields, and lower expectations — just as a rehabbing ball payer would?

  Sports psychologist Bhrett McCabe, who works with pro athletes including PGA and LPGA tour players, says the baseball comparison is unfair. McCabe, a former pitcher at LSU, says that in baseball, player performance during a minor league stint is irrelevant. Teams don’t care if a pitcher comes off injury and gets touched up in a Triple-A start. They’re trying to get their feel back, extend the arm and get back up to speed.

The Web.com tour also differs from baseball’s minor leagues because the Web.com pros are just as good as their PGA Tour brethren  — give or take a three-putt here and there. For that reason, says former PGA champion Keegan Bradley, rehabbing PGA Tour pros are better off just jumping right back into the deep end.

 “I don’t think you’re gaining anything,” he says of playing a few rounds on a mini-tour. “I’d come back out here on the PGA Tour.”

“The baseball guys, they need at-bats, they need to see real-speed pitches,” adds veteran pro Brett Quigley, who has played the PGA and Web.com tours since the early-90s. “In golf, the ball doesn’t move.”

Quigley believes a Web.com assignment offers Tiger no positive outcome: If he wins, he was supposed to win. If he doesn’t, the sky is falling.

“He’d probably feel more pressure playing a Web event than a Tour event, because of the expectations,” Quigley says. “There’s way more scrutiny: ‘Why would this guy go play a Web event when he’s the best golfer or second-best golfer of all time?'”

Worst-case scenario on the PGA Tour is a missed cut that allows Woods to blame the rust. Miss a cut on a lesser tour and it’s “Tiger’s Finished” headlines across every golf site.

McCabe says when a player like Woods returns from a prolonged break, he needs to make more of a psychological adjustment than a location adjustment. “You have to get back in the heat of the moment,” McCabe says. “You have to feel nervous. You have to feel amped up. You have to manage those emotions. Doesn’t matter where you are.”

Which means Woods can practice at home or play cash games at Medalist or hit wedges at a media day, but he won’t know if he’s truly ready to play a PGA Tour event until he tees off in a real, live tournament.

Now he just needs to enter one.

Source: www.Golf.com

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Chamblee Says Tiger, not Jack, is greatest of all time

Well Brandon is never one to hold back.  Here he is telling it like it is according to him.  IM not sure but I think there are a few people pout there that dissagree….Read more…

Who is the best golfer of all time?

In an upcoming “Golf Central” special celebrating Tiger Woods’ 40th birthday, Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee said that he would pick Woods over Jack Nicklaus.

“Longevity sanctifies an idea, a career, a relationship, a government,” Chamblee said. “In that regard, Jack Nicklaus’ career was so long – won major championships over 24 years, spanned three generations – but Tiger Woods dominated in a way that had never been done before, and will never be done again. So I think, at least in my estimation, that you’d have to give the edge to Tiger Woods as the greatest player of all time.”

Source: Golf Channel