Tough Love: Did you see the Rex Hoggard article about Rickie Fowler wherein Butch Harmon says that his “tough love” inspired Fowler to kick his game into another gear last year? Do a google search on: “rickie fowler” “tough love” — and notice our articles from last May, well before Fowler’s breakthrough win at the Players. And fully nine months before Harmon started telling the media about “tough love.” As well, ask yourself: Do you really think Harmon told Fowler that Jordan Spieth was making him look old and journeyman-esque? That’s exactly what we did, so let’s give credit where credit is due.
NFL Shocked to Find Out Gambling is Going On: The NFL has some concerns about the Oakland Raiders moving to gambling mecca Las Vegas. Because, you see, they oppose gambling. Well other than lucrative fantasy sports gambling. But that’s, like, uh, skill and stuff.
As the Washington Post wrote last November:
The NFL remains anti-gambling but pro-fantasy. As I’ve said before, that’s like being anti-slaughterhouse but pro-chateaubriand; […] if fantasy isn’t gambling, then Penthouse isn’t pornographic.
[T]he NFL has treated fantasy differently. There is the nfl.com/fantasy Web site, 28 NFL teams have deals with fantasy partners, Cowboys owner Jerry Jones and Patriots owner Robert Kraft have invested in DraftKings and, now — and it feels like I must be making this up — NFL players are allowed to play fantasy.
Jordan Singaporing in the Rain: Jordan Spieth, with only 1/3 of his second round completed, sits three shots out of second, and five shots off the lead. Play will resume at 6:30 pm EST tonight, assuming weather permits.