Brandel blocks Ian, a startling Tiger Woods sighting, and a best shot during a Players we substantially didn’t see

Welcome to another book of The Grind, where we are still basking in a heat of a shot listened turn a universe played ceaselessly by me around a office. It came on Wednesday during a Players on TPC Sawgrass’ famed 17th, and I’m not certain since Golf Channel didn’t uncover it on loop like that Sergio Garcia hole-in-one. OK, so it was on a reproduction of a standard 3 set adult for fans, though Brooks Koepka was still impressed:

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I usually wish we had a technical skills to dub Verne Lundquist’s “In your life!” call over it. (Can someone assistance me with that?) For someone who had never had a hole-in-one before (I know, we know, it doesn’t count as a real hole-in-one), it was utterly a rush. It was also good to get courtesy during a Players for something other than my Chili’s Streak (But yes, that record run of infrequent dining is still alive during 35 nights!). In any event, there’s most to, um, digest. Let’s get to it.


Si Woo Kim: What an considerable Sunday for Kim deliberation how unimpressive his tee-to-green diversion was. But notwithstanding usually attack 8 greens in regulation, Kim went a conspicuous 10-for-10 in scrambling to win by 3 shots. Sounds suggestive of someone else’s brief game. . .

But seriously, we’re shopping a lot of batch in this guy. In fact, we started doing so final January. The male who initial warranted his PGA Tour label when he was 17 is now a youngest Players champ ever. As writers scrambled to learn about a phenom on Sunday, we schooled something else about him on Monday: He’s frugal.

That’s a Players champ, uninformed off winning scarcely $2 MILLION, sitting in a center chair in a 30th quarrel of coach. Props, Si Woo.

Ian Poulter: Three weeks after training he’d get to contest in a Players interjection to a PGA Tour calculation held by associate debate pro Brian Gay, Poulter took advantage by earning a second-biggest check of his life. Yes, he scarcely threw divided hundreds of thousands of dollars with a rather black handle on 18, though he responded with a liberation shot that was some-more considerable than Sergio’s ace or Rafa Cabrera Bello’s albatross.

No. 17: Is it rammed down a throats all week? Yes. Is it unequivocally an island? No. But the 17th hole during TPC Sawgrass’ Stadium Course is still one of a coolest spots in all of golf. And this year it quite lived adult to a intimidating reputation, producing 69 golf balls in a H2O (Zac Blair deposited an whole sleeve by himself during a “Tin Cup” moment on Friday), a second-most given a debate started strictly gripping lane in 2003.


Si Woo Kim’s back: The day after winning a Players, Kim withdrew from this week’s ATT Byron Nelson with a bad back. We wouldn’t consider most of that solely it’s a fifth back-related WD this season. Reminder: a dude is usually 21. Also, sitting in a center chair in a behind of a craft isn’t going to help.

Ian Poulter’s critics: There are a lot of these in ubiquitous (and they had a severe week), though dual in particularly, Steve Elkington and Brandel Chamblee, emerged during a final round. Both were vicious of Poulter’s preference to lay adult on a par-5 16th, reporting Poulter was personification for a paycheck instead of perplexing to win. Poulter after stood adult for himself, though couldn’t respond directly to Chamblee since a Golf Channel researcher had formerly blocked him on Twitter.

Not that we should be too surprised. Chamblee claims to have blocked 20,000 people. Odds were good one of them was Ian Poulter.

J.B. Holmes: We’ve seen some final-round meltdowns by a years, though what Holmes did on Sunday during a Players was officious historic. The co-leader by 54 holes, Holmes shot 84 and finished T-41(!). How is that even possible?! (Full disclosure: J.B. is on my anticipation golf team. Sigh.)

Greg Norman: The Shark took a punch out of golf announcers in a new column, observant they’re boring. we have an idea. Maybe Norman should try being an announcer himself. Oh. Right. Nick Faldo had a ideal response.

Actually, we consider Greg competence need a hug.


The PGA Tour heads to Dallas/Fort Worth for a ATT Byron Nelson, aka that eventuality Sergio Garcia won final year though no one remembers since he won a somewhat bigger contest final month.

Random contest fact: The dual winners before Sergio Garcia? Steven Bowditch and Brendon Todd. Yeah, we substantially don’t remember that either.


— Brandel Chamblee would have left for a immature in Ian Poulter’s spot: 1.134 MILLION-to-1 odds

— Si Woo Kim will win a 2017 Players: 500-to-1 contingency (Actual odds. And some male talent indeed gamble 200 Euros on it.)

— There is still no approach I’ll ever make a genuine hole-in-one: LOCK


Meet nine-year-old Max Latimer, who eventually got Rickie Fowler’s golf turn that was stranded in a tree on No. 18 after a intrepid climbing effort.

And here’s a mom and her daughters betting buliding on players making/missing a immature on No. 6 during a final round.

Get kids into golf and gambling early, is what we always say!


I mean, how could it be anything else? Here’s a (slightly) opposite angle!

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And here’s a print of Brooks and we pulling off a ideal high five.

Take notes, PGA Tour pros.


On Monday, this print of Tiger Woods posing with a fan during a Michaels (Yes, a Michaels) surfaced:

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It appears Tiger was entrance from a workout. At least, we wish he was. That shirt looks a small crusty. . .

And Woods was also speckled somewhere else:

On a splendid side, a 14-time vital champ isn’t singular to staying “horizontal” these days.


At one indicate on Friday, Vijay Singh was tied for a lead and Nick Lachey was a biggest luminary during TPC Sawgrass. we skip 2002.

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“I’m unwavering and perplexing to nap on my right side and that’s arrange of confronting divided from Erica and she’s like, ‘Why? Are we not happy with me? What’s going on?’ I’m like, ‘No, no, it’s fine. I’m usually holding caring of my back.’” – Rory McIlroy. Husbands everywhere should record that forgive away.


Clifton McDonald, a “pro,” shot 127 in a U.S. Open internal qualifier. He did not qualify. . . . Vijay Singh and caddie Kip Henley split ways a day after Singh played in a penultimate organisation in a third turn of a Players. Some things never change. . . . Augusta National fable Dan Yates upheld divided during 98. The male who attended a initial 78(!) Masters will be missed. . . . Fans who register for a Michelob Ultra graduation will accept 95 cases (yes, CASES) of drink if Brooks Koepka creates a hole-in-one during a contest this season. Seeing my turn go in a hole has to assistance his chances, right?. . . If we wondered since people were walking around TPC Sawgrass with hats that have a shrimp on them, that’s since Jacksonville’s teenager joining ball organisation has altered a name from a Suns to the… Jumbo Shrimp. This is not a joke. . . . And finally, we surfaced off a week of diseased dishes by eating Five Guys out of an tangible TROUGH in a Atlanta airport.

God magnify America.


What did Ian Poulter breeze adult removing Brian Gay?

What did Tiger Woods breeze adult removing during Michaels?

Why am we carrying difficulty wise into my pants?


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