7:45 pm Track star kicked off US team for refusing to wear Nike.
Shack is Back!!
I am very heartened by this response from Geoff Shackelford. Take a look:
Okay, yes, it would have been nice if he had brought it up on air, but it is important to note he very much approves of the point. So, all the people who have tried to belittle me when I have brought up the advantage Woods had in 2000 due to the Rock Ishii “transformational” golf ball (that no one else had at the time) are also in disagreement with the foremost expert on the topic of club- and ball-inflated distance in golf.
Let’s hope that Shack brings the matter up at some point in the future.
8:50 am Update: The Shack Report
I caught Shackelford’s segment on Morning Drive this morning and was taken aback by his reluctance to mention something pertaining to his pet cause: runaway golf equipment. He was thrown a softball and failed to swing.
Tip For Morning Drive: No one watches morning drive for golf tips. I don’t turn on ESPN Sports Center to learn how to hit a curveball or throw a spiral, and I don’t turn on Morning Drive to learn how to hit a six-iron from a downhill lie.
OWGR Watch: Spieth trails Rory by just over a point. That means a Jordan-Rory finish would allow Rory to hold onto No. 1. A Jordan win or second, with Rory picking up no substantial points means Jordan would rise to No. 1. Shane Lowry moved into the top 20. Robert Streb moved into the top 40. David Lingmerth in to the top 45. Tiger Woods has fallen to #278.
No. 18 at Whistling Straits: I believe that hole is my favorite visual hole in the entire world. I’m not sure the long and left part of the fairway will ever be used much, but it adds to the effect.
Make Me Pay: Jordan Spieth has already made me send $300 to St. Jude Children’s Hospital this year, so I’ve been a little cautious about doing additional Make Me Pay tournaments. (I don’t think I paid a penny last year until Rory won the British Open.) As it it, I’m on the hook for another $300 should either Rory or Jordan win this week. I hope they Make Me Pay.