When I first started writing this blog back in 2012, I didn’t really have much of a plan.
All I really wanted to get out of this was to have a place where I could stretch some of my creative muscles, as I had switched out of an editorial position at my day job about two years prior, and I was missing the feeling of putting something out there. It didn’t matter to me how many people read it, or shared any of the posts on Twitter; it was about creating something, and ultimately, getting better with each passing post.
This week, sixty four of the best players in the world will tee it up at Austin Country Club in Texas for the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play. As I do every year, I’ve created a table looking at the match play records for each player in the field, with each player name being clickable and taking you to the full details of each match. It is sorted by winning percentage, with the following tournaments being covered:
Sergio Garcia was wrong.
That shouldn’t have to be said, of course, but as a starting point here, damaging a golf course, and doing it repeatedly, is not something that should happen. It shouldn’t be condoned in any corner, and the fact that he was disqualified for doing it on Saturday at the Saudi International was absolutely the right call. He isn’t the first player to slam his putter or drag his feet along on the green in frustration, but as far as I can tell, he probably is the first to do that on five consecutive holes. Five! Golfers tend to complain about a lot of different things, but I can only imagine that the damage was pretty significant if several groups went to officials to complain in the wake of Garcia’s brand of course maintenance. If you saw that happen on your local muni, you would not only report it, you would probably also never play with that person ever again.Read More
If you follow any official golf accounts on social media, you’ve definitely become familiar with the phrase “Golf is hard”. Usually, the #content creators in charge will tag an embarrassing moment, or a hard lip out with that as a way to post a clip, and remind everyone that all of the stuff that happens to you on the golf course can also happen to those playing for millions of dollars every week. It’s an easy way to post something that should lead to some cheap engagement.