Bryson DeChambeau’s large win, Holly Sonders’ trip of a tongue, and Michael Phelps creates a hole-in-one

Welcome to another book of The Grind, where we have a integrate good ideas for a Sci-Fi movie. The initial involves a best golfer of all time being damaged down and put behind together, returning to nearby tip form, though afterwards unexpected carrying his biggest ability taken away. Actually, that’s unequivocally a some-more of a fear flick. . . Prefer something a bit some-more uplifting? Well, there’s also a one about a budding scientist building a golf representation — and special golf clubs — in a lab and afterwards apropos one of a best players in a world. Sounds flattering cool, right? Yeah, let’s go with that storyline. And for some reason, we’re feeling like a immature Chris O’Donnell would be ideal to expel in a lead role. . .

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I cruise we’ve got a blockbuster on a hands — or during least, a Netflix strange improved than that Will Smith “Bright” disaster. If any big-time Hollywood producers are reading this, give me a call. And in a meantime, let’s speak about all a tract lines maturation during a bustling time on a golf calendar.


Bryson DeChambeau: Forget about a kooky tip and a kookier single-length irons, a male who flattering recently experimented with side-saddle putting is no longer a side uncover on a PGA Tour. DeChambeau, one of a many flashy pledge golfers ever, picked adult a biggest win of his pro career (so far) during a Memorial. And a self-proclaimed artist combined one of a many heated reactions you’ll ever see after removal a winning putt:

Captain American competence have foe in a jubilee dialect during this year’s Ryder Cup.

Ariya Jutanugarn: In a camber of a integrate hours, we went from examination a widespread opening to a gutsy playoff win after Jutanugarn blew a 7-shot lead on a behind 9 during a U.S. Women’s Open, though still survived additional holes with vital pretension No. 2. We’re happy for a immature star since that could have been a career-crippling loss. And Ariya, who hits a 2-iron longer than we could dream of attack my driver, appears headed toward a flattering special career.

TV coverage: We’re tough on TV networks from time to time, though we’ve got (almost) zero though acclamation all around this week. A tip of a tip to Golf Channel and CBS for (finally) reckoning out a approach to uncover live golf during a Memorial when tee times have been changed adult (Of course, it took Tiger in row for it to finally happen). And a turn of acclaim for Fox for a singular commercials during a final turn of a U.S. Women’s Open. Well done, everyone!

John Smoltz: The Hall-of-Fame pitcher is now a budding star on a comparison golf circuit after subordinate for the U.S. Senior Open after this month. It’s an extraordinary fulfilment — even to John Smoltz. “I’m pinching myself each time we arise up,” Smoltz told me on this week’s Golf Digest Podcast. And we had to splash myself while articulate to John freaking Smoltz. What a legend. we desired examination this male representation when we grew adult — well, solely opposite a Yankees. Smoltz also told me he’s peaceful to be mic’d adult during Fox’s coverage. Let’s wish this happens!


Tiger’s putting: Tiger Woods’ ball-striking during a Memorial? Vintage! Tiger Woods’ putting during a Memorial. Not vintage! Seriously, that was tough to watch. And totally obscure when we cruise how good Woods rolled it during a Players and how pristine Muirfield Village’s greens are. In Friday’s turn alone, Woods missed 3 putts inside 4 feet, a six-footer and a seven-footer, and still shot 67! Stats guru Mark Broadie distributed that if Tiger usually had an normal putting week — not Tiger average, though PGA Tour normal — he would have been jolt Jack Nicklaus’ palm on a 18th immature for a sixth time. For a week, he mislaid scarcely 8 shots to a margin on a greens while carrying a second-worst strokes gained/putting of anyone who done a cut. Not accurately what we wish to see before streamer to Shinnecock’s sharp greens subsequent week. . .

Bud Cauley’s automobile crash: The repairs was endless (five damaged ribs, a fractured leg and a collapsed lung), though Bud pronounced he’s “thankful to be alive” following “the scariest night of my life.” We’re blissful to hear Cauley is on a mend and we wish him a best. And if he’s looking for motivation, we’ve got dual words: Ben Hogan. The fable recovered from identical injuries postulated in his possess collision and won 6 some-more majors. Of course, he’d already won three, though we get a point. Get good soon, Bud.

Final group’s gait of play: We’ve pronounced it before and we’ll contend it again, though holding scarcely 6 hours for PGA Tour pros to play a turn of golf is ridiculous. Yes, they were in threesomes, and yes, a normal golfer can’t start to know what it’s like to play underneath final-round vigour on a formidable course, though Bryson “Check a book” DeChambeau, Patrick “Happy Feet” Cantlay, and Kyle “Sloth” Stanley (Actually, he seemed to play during a decent pace) were most putting people to sleep.

To summarize: Showing live golf over tape-delayed coverage is a good product. Showing guys holding an lavish volume of time to strike shots — even if it’s live — is not a good product.


The PGA Tour heads to a FedEx St. Jude Classic in Memphis, AKA that eventuality Daniel Berger wins each year. Seriously, a male has won a past dual years during TPC Southwind. Those are a usually dual wins of his PGA Tour career.

Random contest fact: This is a final year of this longstanding eventuality as we know it. Next year, it moves from Jun to Aug and becomes a World Golf Championship called a WGC-FedEx St. Jude Invitational. That’s good news for those concerned in a event, though Memphis in August? You might as good reason a golf contest inside a persperate lodge.


— Tiger Woods isn’t practicing on his backyard putting immature right now: 1 million-to-1 odds

— Bryson DeChambeau will win a 2018 U.S. Open: 40-to-1 odds

— Bryson DeChambeau disagrees with Vegas’ calculations: LOCK


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A moose chased a integrate personification golf in Utah:

That’ll assistance gait of play.


Live TV is tough, and Holly Sonders is a loyal pro for pulling on, though this trip of a tongue is too good not to share. Sorry, Holly. . .

Whoops. Credit to all concerned for not enormous up. That’s focus.

UPDATE: Holly addressed a gaffe a following day:

Well played. A pro’s pro.


That “sexy beast” finished T-8 during a Memorial and is a Vegas favorite during both this week’s Memphis eventuality and subsequent week’s U.S. Open.


Add Michael Phelps’ name to a list of golfers who have done a hole-in-one before me:

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Congrats, Michael, though c’mon with a typos. If we ever make an ace (LOL) we can gamble I’m going to double and triple check my post(s) before vouchsafing everybody know about it.


“I’m not going to give too most away, though it’s got to do with anatomical boundary of your physique and how we can best implement them for your proprioception.” — Bryson DeChambeau articulate about his golf swing. We think.


Kyle Stanley’s bad mangle on a 18th hole in a Memorial playoff was usually heartless — and suggestive of what happens each time we shave a tree with a tee shot.

THIS AND THATAdam Scott will continue his strain of personification in vital championships (currently during 67) after creation it by a U.S. Open sectional qualifier. Clutch! . . . Also subordinate for subsequent week’s U.S. Open was Andrew “Beef” Johnston. Good fitness to whomever gets interconnected with him in front of unruly New York crowds. . . . Joaquin Niemann didn’t win a Memorial, though his T-6 was good adequate to acquire special proxy membership on a PGA Tour for a rest of a season. Considering he’s 19 and already has 3 tip 10s in 5 starts, we don’t cruise he should be disturbed too most about his destiny debate status. . . . And finally, take a demeanour during this list of courses played by Barstool Sports’ Riggs:

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Suddenly, we have a new hero.


How many debate wins will Bryson DeChambeau breeze adult with?

How many scholarship degrees will Bryson DeChambeau breeze adult with?

How most is a set of single-length irons?


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