Golf GIFs of the Week: February 2nd

The Junk Man reacts to a hole out.

The Junk Man reacts to a hole out.

Weather delays were the name of the game last week, as both the Farmers Insurance Open and the Singapore Open faced massive delays, forcing Monday finishes and as a result, pushing back the GIFs of the Week. We also had the Qatar Masters on the European Tour, and while I’m hoping to have a piece on Phil Mickelson up soon, I do have some general thoughts on the past week:

  • You’ll see it in one of the GIFs below, but it just seemed like whenever I had a chance to watch the action from Torrey, players were hacking out of some of the thickest rough imaginable, and when the delays hit, Brandt Snedeker couldn’t have been more correct when he said that it was like a U.S. Open setup with British Open conditions. Gotta say, it wasn’t all that enjoyable to watch when all you can see are the best players in the world hacking it out when they barely miss the fairway.
  • It’s been said in a lot of places already, but I honestly can’t fathom how Snedeker shot that 69 on Sunday. J.B. Holmes did something similar at Doral last year which defied logic too, and I’d love to see some advanced numbers on how they compare because that performance in those conditions on Sunday from Snedeker was just stupid good.
    • Snedeker beat Scott Brown by eighteen shots in their final rounds, and Brown was the 54-hole leader in case you need extra context. Brown ended up in a tie for 49th.
  • Brendan Porath did a good job covering the Patrick Reed/Graham DeLaet situation from the weekend, and I’m sure when you look at the situation and the person involved, it becomes a little suspect because no one seems to trust anything related to Reed, but I hope that DeLaet has some solid information on this too. Optically, it looks bad that Reed pulled out given the situation, but it’s still possible that he actually did hurt himself in the third round leading to a bad score.
  • Branden Grace won again on the European Tour, taking the Qatar Masters and inching closer to Reed’s tenth overall spot in the Official World Golf Rankings. I love Grace’s game, and hope that we see a little more of him on the PGA Tour where it seems like the rest of the players are closer to his skill level on a weekly basis. Also, love seeing Thorbjorn Olesen challenge him for the week too, finishing two shots back. The European Ryder Cup team could sure use a little boost at the moment, and Olesen really could be that guy if he keeps playing well.
  • On Jordan Spieth playing Singapore: If someone is willing to pay you to show up (allegedly), make your money. As I mentioned last week, the schedule could be something to keep an eye on for the rest of the year, but I wouldn’t be overly concerned.

On to the GIFs!

Shots

Pretty amazing pitch by Dustin Johnson through the trees.

Pretty amazing pitch by Dustin Johnson through the trees.

Phil plays through the fence.

Phil plays through the fence.

Impressive stuff from Patrick Reed.

Impressive stuff from Patrick Reed.

Great punch here by Jordan.

Great punch here by Jordan.

#TourSauce

Gary Woodland drops the club.

Gary Woodland drops the club.

Arjun Atwal lets go, but it's not bad.

Arjun Atwal lets go, but it’s not bad.

Shingo lets go.

Shingo lets go.

Going left.

Going left.

Jordan drops and kicks an iron.

Jordan drops and kicks an iron.

The sign that your rough is too thick

Gary Woodland powers one out.

Gary Woodland powers one out.

Pro Tracer/Trackman

Love the data from CBS' Trackman.

Love the data from CBS’ Trackman.

Caddie hair

01.29.16 reavie caddie

SERGIO

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Reactions

Harold Varner dabbin on em.

Harold Varner dabbin on em.

"People should stop putting you in the big four."

“People should stop putting you in the big four.”

Good to see that Rory Sabbatini is as happy as ever.

Good to see that Rory Sabbatini is as happy as ever.

Attire

Jonas Blixt's red shoes.

Jonas Blixt’s red shoes.

Shingo Katayama has best dressed locked up for 2016.

Shingo Katayama has best dressed locked up for 2016.

Shingo.

Shingo.

Just Like Us

Watch out, Branden.

Watch out, Branden.

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Broadcast Moments

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The Asian Tour has the best graphics department.

The Asian Tour has the best graphics department.

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