Due to a variety of factors, I didn’t get much of a chance to watch the coverage of the Honda Classic, so I’m going to skip doing a full recap of the event since I don’t really feel like I watched enough but before we get to the GIFs of the Week below, I do have some quick thoughts.
Punch Shots is a collection of stories that I didn’t get around to earlier or didn’t fit into another article. I’ll give a link to a larger story and have some quick thoughts below.
The last Punch Shots: Lawsuits, Tiger and Charlie Sifford
It was a busy week in golf, with Anirban Lahiri winning for the second time in three weeks on the European Tour, James Hahn taking the playoff at Riviera over Dustin Johnson and Paul Casey, and Lydia Ko continuing her ridiculous dominance on the women’s game with a win at the fantastic Royal Melbourne. The best photos, GIFs and videos from the week are below.
Well, the last repeat captain worked out just fine, right?
After months of speculation and task force meetings, the PGA of America have apparently decided who will lead Team USA at the 2016 Ryder Cup at Hazeltine. Tim Rosaforte is reporting that Davis Love III will be back for a second term as captain, four years after his last appointment when Team Europe staged an incredible Sunday charge at Medinah, stunning Love and the Americans by erasing a four point deficit on the final day and matching the largest ever comeback in Ryder Cup history. Love takes over from Tom Watson, who is still recovering from being thrown under a bus at Gleneagles, and will be the eighth repeat captain in U.S. Ryder Cup history.
Every year, I look forward to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, mostly because the field is usually solid and the courses are gorgeous to look at, but then the coverage comes on and it can honestly feel like a chore to watch the tournament. None of these are new complaints really, but it always just feels like this tournament should be better than it is, so let’s take a look at the problems and attempt to fix them with some (unlikely) suggestions.
On Thursday of last week, I was able to join Adam Stanley for the third episode of Canadian Golf Radio. We talked about Tiger, the young players in the game, Twitter and Canadian golf. Kyle Porter from CBS also joined the show, which you can listen to below.
In the aftermath of Tiger Woods’ latest WD, this time at Torrey Pines thanks to another back injury, all kinds of thoughts were running through my head as I’m sure was the case with golf fans and writers across the world. Are we going to see him again in 2015? If so, is he going to be healthy? Can we ever expect to see him win a tournament again? What the hell does it mean to activate your glutes? This whole time that I’ve been thinking about it though, there’s been one name that has popped into my head more than anyone. Not Butch Harmon, Chris Como, Brandel Chamblee or anyone associated with golf.
Punch Shots is a collection of stories that I didn’t get around to earlier or didn’t fit into another article. I’ll give a link to a larger story and have some quick thoughts below. Hat tip to Geoff Shackelford, who curated a good chunk of these stories already.
The Last Punch Shots: Tiger, DJ and Robert Allenby