2013 GIFs of the Year: The Reactions
This kid at the Open Championship really doesn’t want that popsicle.
Over the next two weeks, I’ll be posting my 2013 Golf GIF Roundups, broken down into several ‘Best Of’ categories. Today, we look back at some of the best reactions, positive and negative, on the PGA and European Tours from 2013.
Previous posts: The Best of Tiger Woods, The Majors, The Shots & The Shanks
For a long time, professional golf was completely devoid of characters. Everyone, save for a few examples, pretty much went about things in the same, boring way with very little emotion shown on the course. Thankfully, those days appear to be long behind us, as this generation of players have started to actually display their anger, frustration and happiness on the course instead of just keeping their heads down and moving to the next tee. Angel Cabrera and Billy Horschel clearly lead the way in this regard, but even players like Tiger Woods and Zach Johnson have started showing more emotion out there.
I have a full post dedicated to the best golf rage moments coming up, but the below gallery shows the best reactions, positive and negative in professional golf in 2013. If you hover over each image, you’ll get a brief description of why it made the list.
Angel Cabrera reacts to a shot into the water at Augusta’s 13th.
Cabrera’s not impressed that this putt didn’t drop.
He’s also not happy with this approach.
He made a friend in the crowd at the Presidents Cup though.
Billy Horschel is disgusted with himself after this missed putt.
Horschel loses the lead after a bogey.
Horschel reacts to his first career PGA Tour win after a long putt drops.
Horschel seems happy with this holeout.
It was great to have Boo Weekley back in the spotlight this year.
Chris Stroud forces a playoff with a chip in.
Gonzalo Fernandez-Castano lets the iron drop.
Graeme McDowell is very confused with what just happened in France.
Henrik Stenson capped off his year with a great shot in Dubai.
Ian Poulter can’t believe he missed this short putt.
An angry bogey for the Ryder Cup star.
Jerry Kelly’s typical body english was on display all season.
Jordan Spieth holes out from the bunker on 18 to force a playoff at the John Deere.
Ken Duke wins his first PGA Tour event at age 44.
Lee Westwood can’t believe he just went into the crowd at Merion.
Matt Kuchar’s son gets a high five from Jack Nicklaus.
Paul Casey gets his first win in 2 1/2 years in Ireland.
Sergio Garcia sees his tournament slip away at the island green 17th at Sawgrass.
Then, he puts it in the water again.
Shawn Stefani and his caddie celebrate his U.S. Open ace.
Did Tiger have a good year? Fuck yeah, he did.
Great birdie reaction during his 61 at Firestone.
Tiger and Matt Kuchar with the Fresh Prince celebration.
Zach Johnson thinks this putt should have dropped at Muirfield.
Same goes for his John Deere playoff chip attempt.
Johnson and Jason Dufner master the awkward white guy celebration.