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Peter Kessler lashed out at anyone and everyone on Twitter

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With 140K followers on Twitter and a website as well, No Laying Up have become one of the most popular accounts in the golfing world. However, when the group plugged the second season of their show Tourist Sauce” with a new promo, it provoked a strong response from “the voice of golf,” former Golf Channel and PGA Tour host, writer, and producer, Peter Kessler. (Kessler responded to Green Jacket Auctions, who praised NLU’s work).

Kessler, no stranger to speaking his mind, then spent hours feuding with fellow social media users who defended No Laying Up’s promo. As is often the case in the world of social media, the arguments descended into personal insults, on which Kessler did not hold back.

Consider these tweets representative of dozens more in the same vein.

Although Kessler was firmly in attack mode, he had to be on his guard when @ProV1_iron took aim at his Perfect Club infomercials from back in the day. The spots are largely a humorous relic in the golfing world, but Kessler was having none of the “people in glass houses” analogy.

The responses from Kessler went on and on, and many had been expecting the ex-Golf Channel host cool off after yesterday’s exploits. However, the opposite happened, with Kessler getting right back in the saddle this morning and continuing his tirade against defenders of the show, with Kessler claiming NLU’s promo “is like intro to entertainment in 9th grade and school just started. Surely you’ve seen good movies and tv shows. These aren’t them.”

Despite saying that he has “Gotta run,” Kessler remains locked in a battle of personal insults with other social media users.

What do you make of Peter Kessler’s social media outburst, GolfWRX members?

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at gianni@golfwrx.com. Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. HDTVMAN

    Nov 14, 2018 at 12:47 pm

    I only watch The Golf Channel when an actual tournament is broadcast. When Peter Kessler was on, I was watching. Very insightful, easy to listen to, and he talked TO YOU! Now we have the arrogant Learner & Chamblee (local Putt-Putt Champion), and the dopes in the morning! Too bad, it was fun to watch while it lasted.

  2. GMatt

    Nov 7, 2018 at 12:40 pm

    Just as loud, belligerent, and arrogant as he was when he used to play golf at Metro West in Orlando. You could hear him from across the course….

  3. T-Boner

    Nov 5, 2018 at 12:03 pm

    Epic Tweeter posts, brah. More shade-throwing than a Eucalyptus tree.

  4. hrfdez

    Nov 4, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Once a tool, always as tool. In his case, he’s “The Perfect Tool”.

  5. TacklingDummy

    Nov 4, 2018 at 3:38 pm

    Who cares about Twitter wars? Just more junior high gossip.

  6. Ronald Owens

    Nov 2, 2018 at 2:06 pm

    Loved Peter when on the Golf Channel. How can I get in touch with him? I have a question about a golf instructor he interviewed on GC one day.
    Thanks.

  7. Jose Pinatas

    Nov 2, 2018 at 10:41 am

    This article should read… “A day with Peter Kessler, corked on Kessler”. Now that’s entertainment…

    • King Midas

      Nov 2, 2018 at 10:45 am

      Would love to see him using ???????????? emojis after every response..

  8. Law Prof

    Nov 2, 2018 at 9:38 am

    Middle aged guys sometimes nose over the edge a bit, especially as they notice their vitality ebbing and their relevance fading. Hopefully he can pull back from the cliff and recover some dignity.

  9. Blake

    Nov 1, 2018 at 11:09 am

    Whoever this guy is, he is just insane. He asked me if i went as “jihadi john” for halloween. And how i got out of rehab for the holiday. This guy never wants to be taken serious agiain does he?

  10. benseattle

    Nov 1, 2018 at 12:14 am

    When the Golf Channel was in its infancy, they scrounged up a nobody called Peter Kessler who — due to understaffing — hosted four or five shows at once, then allowed his ego to convince himself that he was actually an Important Talent which was MILES from accurate. When the self-important Kessler was shown the door screaming, he then lent his “voice of golf” to the oh-so-vital ‘Perfect Club’ infomercial which, I suppose, is the broadcast equivalent of being the early-morning host of Wake Up Amarillo (Weekend Edition.) Kessler, sitting dormant for the past 10 years, listens to Tony Robbins “you can do it!” tapes and today has convinced himself that the golf world is desperately, eagerly awaiting his next vital pronouncements on sport, life and how a useless dick can arise from the dead by the simple act of being annoying. Please allow this useless troll to continue his pathetic cries for relevance to go unanswered.

  11. Crusher

    Oct 31, 2018 at 11:22 pm

    Who is Peter Kessler again?

    Answer: someone who disappeared when he thought he was bigger then golf and Arnold Palmer when he left The Golf Channel. (Also see Holly Saunders).

    • Bill

      Oct 31, 2018 at 11:35 pm

      If Peter is the forgotten man with some this ridiculous and vindictive article just made him famous again. “All publicity is good publicity”. Gianni unwittingly has made Peter a star.

      • Crusher

        Nov 1, 2018 at 12:15 am

        A star of what? I doubt this article (with less then 50 viewer responses) will do anything to bring anyone back on the map again. Unless the Perfect Club #2 will be coming out. Maybe they will sell “two-thirds of a million” clubs. That might do it…..

  12. Bill

    Oct 31, 2018 at 10:25 pm

    “All publicity is good publicity, as long as they spell your name right.” … “All publicity is good if it is intelligent.” “The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about.” “There’s no such thing as bad publicity except your own obituary.”

  13. y2zar

    Oct 31, 2018 at 10:13 pm

    Well, don’t know about this site & with that kind of PR it’s not helping.. Good for mild amusement though

  14. the Bishop

    Oct 31, 2018 at 9:03 pm

    Go big or go home I always say….

  15. Liberty Apples

    Oct 31, 2018 at 8:42 pm

    Two things.

    1) Kessler has never been nor will ever be `the voice of golf’

    2) No Laying Up has, not have

  16. Peter Kessler

    Oct 31, 2018 at 8:11 pm

    It’s Peter. That was fantastic. Enjoyed it. I wish you’d used my most clever lines. Hard for each one to be incredible. I’ll keep at it. Call me anytime. 4072472192. Peterkessler@me.com. I only read it once. Will read some more. Fun????????????? I’m working on something. If I pull it off you get an exclusive. I think the pic looks good. Girls like that one. You do know this all amuses me, right? I laugh as I think of replies. It really helps sharpen my writing too for I’m trying to write a book. I’ve done everything. A book is a whole other world. But I’m trying to be a historian on twitter and amusing and take on anything like poorly made media content obviously. And all things Beatles or Paul . My daughter is sure I want to make out with him. I was acting like an asshole on Twitter till late August when I figured out my current persona. Thanks again. All the best. ?????Pk

    • Daniel Green

      Nov 1, 2018 at 12:23 pm

      this isn’t you. Take a picture or something

  17. daniel

    Oct 31, 2018 at 6:51 pm

    A third of a million? You know your reaching when you say something like that.

  18. Shallowface

    Oct 31, 2018 at 6:00 pm

    I thought Peter Alliss was the “Voice of Golf.”

  19. awkward

    Oct 31, 2018 at 4:56 pm

    Flame wars be flame wars … always worthless … Mike Gundy had it right

  20. Brian

    Oct 31, 2018 at 4:42 pm

    Love the guy even more. Way to double down.

    • Leo

      Nov 1, 2018 at 12:01 pm

      I still miss Peter on Golf Channel. “Golf Talk Live” was wonderful, must-see TV. Peter is the best interviewer in golf. An amazingly knowledgeable historian of the game. All the best, Peter!

      • OninTwoDowninOne

        Nov 1, 2018 at 3:22 pm

        I agree. His interviews were really “appointment TV”.

      • James

        Nov 1, 2018 at 4:39 pm

        Peter (Leo), is that you?

  21. Travis

    Oct 31, 2018 at 4:38 pm

    He’s an angry elf…

  22. Tom

    Oct 31, 2018 at 4:37 pm

    Is he still selling the “Perfect Club” or whatever that silly infomercial club was? lol!

  23. Jamie

    Oct 31, 2018 at 4:35 pm

    Go walk the poodle or talk to yourself in a mirror, Peter. Cool off.

  24. Tom

    Oct 31, 2018 at 4:24 pm

    Nobody cares what this guy does or says, he is old news….

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Rory Sabbatini endures ‘comical’ meltdown on the green; Danny Lee 6 putts at Winged Foot

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The green complexes at Winged Foot flummoxed plenty of players over the weekend, with Rory Sabbatini falling foul in one of the most embarrassing of ways.

Faced with a tricky putt on the 15th hole from the back of the green, the 44-year-old decided to get creative and play the putt sideways in the hope that the ball would trickle back towards the pin. However, to Sabbatini’s surprise, the ball stayed on the upper slope to leave him red-faced.

“A little comical” noted Nick Faldo, as Sabattini went on to four-putt and make a double bogey on the hole.

The South African native wasn’t the only one to endure a nightmare on one of Winged Foot’s greens, with Danny Lee on Saturday suffering himself with a shocking 6-putt from close range on his final hole. Lee would withdraw from the tournament citing a wrist injury following his round.

 

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How much each player won at the 2020 U.S. Open

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Bryson DeChambeau dominated Sunday at Winged Foot, and at the most lucrative major of them all, his outstanding play has earned him not just his first major but a payday in excess of $2 million. Matthew Wolff hung tough down the stretch to secure a solo second-place finish on Sunday, and for his excellent week in New York, the 21-year-old picks up a check for over $1 million.

With a total prize purse of $12.5 million up for grabs last week, here’s a look at how much each player who made the cut won at the 2020 U.S. Open championship.

1: Bryson DeChambeau, -6, $2,250,000

2: Matthew Wolff, E, $1,350,000

3: Louis Oosthuizen, +2, $859,812

4: Harris English, +3, $602,752

5: Xanderr Schauffele, +4, $502,035

T-6: Dustin Johnson, 285/+5, $424,040

T-6: Will Zalatoris, 285/+5, $424,040

T-8: Tony Finau, 286/+6, $302,236

T-8: Zach Johnson, 286/+6, $302,236

T-8: Rory McIlroy, 286/+6, $302,236

T-8: Webb Simpson, 286/+6, $302,236

T-8: Justin Thomas, 286/+6, $302,236

T-13: Viktor Hovland, 287/+7, $210,757

T-13: Adam Long, 287/+7, $210,757

T-13: Patrick Reed, 287/+7, $210,757

T-13: Lee Westwood, 287/+7, $210,757

T-17: Paul Casey, 288/+8, $157,931

T-17: Lucas Glover, 288/+8, $157,931

T-17: Jason Kokrak, 288/+8, $157,931

T-17: Hideki Matsuyama, 288/+8, $157,931

T-17: Alex Noren, 288/+8, $157,931

22: Sungjae Im, 289/+9, $129,407

T-23: Rafa Cabrera Bello, 290/+10, $101,797

T-23: Joaquin Niemann, 290/+10, $101,797

T-23: Taylor Pendrith, 290/+10, $101,797

T-23: Thomas Pieters, 290/+10, $101,797

T-23: Jon Rahm, 290/+10, $101,797

T-23: Brendon Todd, 290/+10, $101,797

T-23: Erik van Rooyen, 290/+10, $101,797

30: Charles Howell III, 291/+11, $83,422

T-31: Lucas Herbert, 292/+12, $75,649

T-31: Renato Paratore, 292/+12, $75,649

T-31: Bubba Watson, 292/+12, $75,649

T-34: Daniel Berger, 293/+13, $64,024

T-34: Tyler Duncan, 293/+13, $64,024

T-34: Stephan Jaeger, 293/+13, $64,024

T34: Romain Langasque, 293/+13, $64,024

T-38: Jason Day, 294/+14, $52,074

T-38: Brian Harman, 294/+14, $52,074

T-38: Billy Horschel, 294/+14, $52,074

T-38: Adam Scott, 294/+14, $52,074

T-38: Cameron Smith, 294/+14, $52,074

T-43: Patrick Cantlay, 295/+15, $39,275

T-43: Lanto Griffin, 295/+15, $39,275

T-43: Shane Lowry, 295/+15, $39,275

T-43: Matt Wallace, 295/+15, $39,275

T-43: Bernd Wiesberger, 295/+15, $39,275

48: Michael Thompson, 296/+16, $32,254

T-49: Thomas Detry, 297/+17, $30,312

T-49: Rickie Fowler, 297/+17, $30,312

T-51: Chesson Hadley, 298/+18, $28,563

T-51: Ryo Ishikawa, 298/+18, $28,563

T-51: John Pak, 298/+18, Amateur

54: Adam Hadwin, 299/+19, $27,720

55: Christiaan Bezuidenhout, 300/+20, $27,461

T-56: Abraham Ancer, 301/+21, $27,073

T-56: Robert MacIntyre, 301/+21, $27,073

58: Troy Merritt, 302/+22, $26,684

T-59: Sebastián Muñoz, 304/+24, $26,296

T-59: Rory Sabbatini, 304/+24, $26,296

61: Shugo Imahira, 305/+25, $25,901

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (9.21.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Great shots of Coyote Moon Golf Course courtesy of BogeyGolfer.

‘Diamonds are Forever’.

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Diamonds are forever

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Putters up for grabs from Embrace.

‘Don’t mess with Texas’.

Loving the finish on these Nike irons.

Bettinardi’s putter of the week.

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Special #PutterOfTheWeek: Bettinardi is proud to be the Official Putter of the 2020 Crewe Cup, the premier amateur match play golf tournament in the world to raise funds for children’s organizations across the country. Celebrities, professional athletes, and business leaders each received our custom BB1 Crewe Cup putter completed in a Gold Flame finish and intricately engraved with their initials and the highly esteemed Ohoopee Match Club across the sole. Each putter was paired with a unique Zebra stripe headcover and the official Crewe Cup logo. Learn more about this special event at CreweCup.com. Good luck to all participants this weekend! #BettinardiGolf #customputters #MadeinTheUSA #golfwrx #golfchannel #headcovers #crewecup #ohoopee #georgiagolf

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Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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