Colonial was played Memorial Day weekend this year, so that meant we got to have a normal Sunday finish, which I personally prefer. I think. Golf tomorrow would not have been all bad. Nevertheless, I kept wondering if maybe Colonial should have been called Colorial or Memonial. Whatever the case, this week’s tournament is looking to be really special.
Golf’s Big Three will all be coming into Memorial off a win. You heard that right. Golf’s Big Three will all be coming into Memorial off a win.
I hope they don’t group them Thursday and Friday. Let them group themselves together on the weekend.
Jordan gets it done!
Proves shotmaker skills by winning at Colonial!
Will Jordan establish his shotmaker’s cred this weekend? That birdie of No. 5 makes me think Jordon figured out his swing. Have you ever seen what is on the right side of the No. 5 fairway?
Anirban eagles No. 1. Late start, won’t finish tonight.
Update of my Make Me Pay commitments…
- Every Rory or Jordan major win: $100
- Rory and/or Jordan winning Grand Slam (individually or combined): $600 bonus, bringing total to $1000 [no chance]
- Every Rory sanctioned win over four: $50 [currently has 1]
- Every Jordan sanctioned win over four: $50 [currently has 1]
The best chance is Rory or Jordan winning a major, although should Jordan win this weekend, that last one starts to look like more of a factor.
Okay, this is a little different, but I had to mention it. So I am looking at Google news. I click on an article at Mashable about Twitter relaxing its 140-character limit. To the side of that article, I spot a story about a college fraternity trashing a campground. I click and it takes me to the original photos on Facebook. So far, so good.
To the side of that, I see a photo of Ronda Rousey with the caption, “A Sad Day for Sports.” I click, thinking there is news about her, and it takes me to what appears to be a story by a writer at ESPN. In reality, it is an ad for weight-training “supplements” with no legitimate connection to ESPN.
This is the bogus story, for anyone interested. Here’s a Deadspin story about these fake news articles.
Incredible. Fraud advertising for what is, I assume, a fraud product.
One more reason why America needs to be made great again.
Sports Authority, a sporting goods retailer who sold golf equipment along with everything else, is going out of business.
From the Washington Times:
A closer look reveals someone with questionable character at best, and outright criminal tendencies at worst.
Based on court documents and two sources, ESPN’s “Outside the Lines” reported in March that Lefty was part of “an illegal gambling operation which accepted and placed money on sporting events.” He reportedly was the unnamed “gambling client” who had approximately $2.75 million laundered by a sports handicapper who pleaded guilty.
When this story first broke, we were told Mickelson traded stock options. Now they say he traded actual shares. Does anyone have a link to a full write-up by the SEC? I’d like to determine what it was. Very shoddy reporting, as there is a big difference.
As you are undoubtedly aware, Muirfield Golf Club has voted to continue its ban on female members.
That is bad enough on its own merits, but consider what else this anachronistic decision means. There will continue to be only men’s restroom facilities at the club, meaning there is still nowhere to pee for transgenders!
Oh, the humanity.
Within an hour of each other, both Golf/SI and Golf Digest released “cute” stories about something Mickelson said to his brother. Well, aw shucks, ain’t that a real leg slapper!
Go read Shane Ryan’s piece on Mickelson. I personally think he held back, but it’s as close to “tough” as you’re likely to see from the golf media.