Golf GIFs of the Week: February 2nd
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!
The sign that your rough is too thick
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