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Tweets of the Week: Sergio Garcia’s bunker meltdown, Tiger Woods tees it up with President Trump, and Matt Kuchar gives a very scientific excuse

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Rickie Fowler got over the line at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, while Dustin Johnson won the inaugural Saudi International, in a truly chaotic week in the golfing world, which saw players call out the USGA, and Sergio Garcia DQ’d for attacking the greens in Saudi Arabia.

Here are some things you may have missed though, and some of the quirkier moments from the world of golf dished out in the Twittersphere over the past seven days.

Tiger & Jack Tee It Up With The President

Donald Trump appeared very happy to tee it up alongside two of the greats of the game…

…and even gave some insight into Tiger’s round…

Sergio’s Meltdown

Sergio Garcia may have been DQ’d for abusing the greens at the Saudi International, but here’s footage of him the day before losing the plot in the bunkers.

Dumped Clubs

While also at the Saudi International, an unknown pro decided to dump four of their clubs after a round. Must be something in the water over there.

Miller Bows Out

Johnny Miller made his final broadcast appearance on Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Here are some of his finest moments from the booth…

…while Roger Maltbie gave this emotional tribute to Miller. Yeah, I know, all the feels, right?

Champ’s Shoes

In case you missed it, Cameron Champ rocked up at TPC Scottsdale wearing odd shoes. The reason? Champ was honoring Black History Month.

Kuchar Channels His Inner Bryson

Sorry, but what on earth are you talking about Matt?

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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. Tom

    Feb 4, 2019 at 2:18 pm

    Champs salutes black hit tree mumph, pretty funny!
    Is the message they can’t pick matching pair of shoes or what?

    • Jose Pinatas

      Feb 4, 2019 at 5:31 pm

      Who’s they?

      • JP

        Feb 4, 2019 at 8:21 pm

        That question is rhetorical. You already know who he was referring to.

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The DailyWRX: What’s buzzing on social media (5/27/2020)

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Who is still reeling from The Match? I am. I have watched it twice now, and like a good Seinfeld episode, I am noticing little nuances that make it that much better.

Anywho, here is what was jamming on social media.

Besides TW or Phil…with lives on the line..

I want JDay.

I think everyone agrees with this one…

Ryder Cup with zero fans…it’s just a hard no.

Can we just get these two every day?

Can we just start a world tour like Billy Joel and EJ? Let’s workshop that idea.

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Ollie could take….

…a good pic of an insurance billboard. Kid has skillz.

Elk asks a great question actually……

Selfishly, I love the idea of mic’d up players, but I suspect half of these players would have to become someone else as to not “say the wrong thing.” This whole thing vexes me. How about they pick 10 players a day…8 at random and two from the stud groups. Just a thought. That would at least keep you on your best behavior for only one day.Then you can go live your life and say what you want like an adult.

 

DM @johnny_wunder for things and stuff.

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What GolfWRXers are saying about Tom Brady’s 8 handicap

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Tom Brady’s golf game after watching him on Sunday during The Match: Champions for Charity.

Brady reportedly has an 8.1 handicap, and after struggling early on during The Match before coming home strong, our members have been discussing the quarterback’s game, with the majority believing nerves and the conditions got the best of him at the beginning at Medalist.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Sean2: “In his defense, he probably hasn’t played much golf. He hit some very nice shots, so obviously the swing is there.”
  • tsecor: “That shot he hit clearly shows he can play…..he seemed to be out of practice and uncomfortable out there…..id say an 8 is legit.”
  • jvincent: “Pouring rain, mic’d up, not in his comfort zone. I’m willing to give him a pass. I was really surprised he didn’t have a driver though. That’s unusual for single digit.”
  • WhatWouldPhilDo: “Weather, course difficulty, all eyes on him, hyped match, two of the best next to him, mic on him. And he isn’t playing football, so I am sure he is nervous. Not to mention, learning a new playbook, so he probably isn’t golfing every day. I’d give him the benefit of the doubt. He has played in other Pro-AMs. If he was that bad, they would’ve never had him in it.”
  • Rdriver: “Hard to judge handicap with the weather. I’m sure It would probably add 5 or more to my handicap in the rain. The greens and fairways looked perfect. That’s what I noticed more than anything.”

Entire Thread: “Tom Brady’s 8 handicap”

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Charles Barkley reveals his solution to ensure golf’s successful fan-less return

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Fresh from his entertaining role in the booth for Sunday’s The Match: Champions for Charity, basketball legend Charles Barkley appeared on the “Dan Patrick Show” on Tuesday where he discussed his primary idea to help tour golf make a triumphant return next month.

Just like at Medalist on Sunday, Barkley revealed that mic’d up players and allowing members of the broadcast to have on-course interaction with them is key to keeping viewers entertained during the sport’s spectator-less return.

“If you’re not going to have fans, you can’t just have guys playing golf and announcers talking. If they’re going to be successful and have great ratings – number one, they’re going to have great ratings because we need golf, we need sports – I think they should consider mic’ing the players.”

5-time major champion and golf analyst Nick Faldo is already onboard with Barkley’s idea, tweeting that he feels that tour pros wouldn’t object to it either before adding “this could be huge”.

“I think more players will do this, and if they are happy with we analysts talking direct to them, this could be huge!”

Would you like to see players mic’d up and interacting with members of the broadcast during live tournament play, WRXers?

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