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Holly Sonders recalls ‘worst day’ of her life after 2015 U.S. Open interview – GolfWRXers react

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In our forums, our members have been reacting to former reporter Holly Sanders’ recent comments that an interview with Jordan Spieth following the Texan’s 2015 U.S. Open victory culminated in her experiencing the ‘worst day’ of her life.

Sanders left Golf Channel for Fox before the U.S. Open at Chambers Bay and revealed on Paige Spiranac’s latest “Playing a Round” podcast that she suffered torrents of abuse after she asked Spieth had he packed a fifth outfit for a potential playoff the next day.

“People were like, ‘Oh my God, you are the stupidest person I’ve ever met. What a dumb bimbo’. That was probably the worst day of my life the next day. I remember sitting on the charter flight to the Women’s Open, watching all this come in (even by) some people who were friends of mine in the media. 

To this day, I don ’t even understand. It was a joking question to Jordan, I understood … I got destroyed by that. After that, I was like, ‘Fu*k it.’ If all these people I had given so much to in the world of golf are going to come down on me on that, then forget it.”

Our members have been discussing the comments in our forum – with many surprised to hear she received so much heat over the question.

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.

  • Showtime9: “I do remember her getting criticized for this, but it was because of criticism of the Fox coverage in general ad how poor it was. That first open at Chambers Bay was awful for Fox (mistaking players, missing shots, Joe Buck in general). I personally go back and forth on whether or not I like Holly or not. I did enjoy her on the Golf Channel, but the decisions she has made with her career in the last couple of years is mind-boggling.”
  • bubbagump: “Meh, no reason to hate or roast the chick, bad days and lessons are all subjective to us, and we have no idea what is involved unless you are in their shoes. All in all, the Fox broadcast was just miserable, and her little botch ranks so far low on why it sucked, it’s not like it was Steve Harvey announcing the wrong winner. “
  • Pingistheanser: “If that’s the worst day of her life, I’d say she’s lived a pretty privileged life. This is why I stopped listening to Paige’s podcast, though. Every episode is a fluff piece where the girl is always the victim, and the boys are all just so mean. Joking or not, it was a dumb question, and she fully deserved to get roasted for it. If she can’t handle people being critical of her, perhaps she needs to lead a more private life and not be in the public eye.”
  • Fade: “Jeez, I’ve heard plenty worse questions.”

Entire Thread: “Holly Sonders recalls ‘worst day’ of her life”

 

 

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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. Delbert

    May 27, 2020 at 2:32 pm

    Just TV and the rest of the media world taking the cart girl idea and putting it on the tube. Some like it, some don’t.

  2. Gianni sucks

    May 26, 2020 at 12:39 pm

    How is this garbage still “trending” for two weeks?

  3. Solly Handers

    May 26, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Isn’t she an Instagram bikini model now?

  4. gwelfgulfer

    May 25, 2020 at 10:07 pm

    I would have thought the day after one of her surgeries.

  5. stanley

    May 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    don’t interview this chick. not here.

  6. Torsten Strom

    May 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

    This is beneath you. Stick to real golf stories.

  7. Imafitter

    May 15, 2020 at 9:28 am

    She is horrible…period. But the stupid interviews both Fox and CBS’ Amanda do when a player finishes are a waste.

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GolfWRX Classifieds Spotlight (05/29/20): Ping, Byron Morgan, Mizuno Copper!

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member BassCatchr77 – Ping i500 / iBlade combo set

They might look like blades all the way through the bag, but this is not your average combo set. Ping i500s are some of the hottest hollow irons on the market and the iBlades are way more forgiving than they appear. This is like a sneaky speedster family sedan with 500HP under the hood.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Combo Set

Member Ngin24 – Byron Morgan Milled Putter

Most people know the big names when it comes to milled putters, and although Byron Morgan hasn’t yet broken into the mainstream doesn’t mean he doesn’t make an awesome putter! This is a milled Anser shape with clean lines and no alignment aid on top – they don’t get cleaner than this.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Byron Morgan Putter

Member DirtyBirdie2 – Copper Mizuo MP 20’s

This is one of 500 sets released worldwide and safely being stored in their original box. The asking price might seem high but when you consider the rarity of these irons ( and how freakin’ cool they look ) can you really put a price on them?

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Copper Mizuno Irons

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds 

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The DailyWRX 5/29/2020: My friend is an incredible golfer, Barkley the HoFer, Molinari’s landscaping

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We are just two short weeks from live PGA Tour action…just let that sink in and inspire.

That is all, let’s see what happened on IG and the Tweeter.

This is personal…

My best friend just ripped Santa Ana CC in half…

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Congrats @nbollini on a 62! Member course record.

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He wasn’t the best last Sunday…

But Chuck did perform like a Hall of Famer.

This can’t be ignored…

Great swing pro, but wait…..that’s your backyard?! Where did I go wrong? SMH. I’m chipping whiffle balls into a kids’ sand bucket.

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So good to see the boss out of his back garden ????

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Jacklin coming in HOT….

I mean yes it’s shocking he only won one major…..but he’s Sergio, he’s still a legend.

The Steve Stricker Invitational is canceled…

I watched this tourney for one reason….to watch Steve Stricker (Top 10 all-time faves) take a victory lap. YouTube highlights here I come.

DM @johnny_wunder

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The Match Pt. 3 – The perfect candidates to pair up with Tiger and Phil

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After Sunday’s hugely successful The Match: Champions for Charity, golf fans are already demanding for the third instalment to complete the Tiger Woods vs Phil Mickelson trilogy.

Whether it’s athletes from other sports, current LPGA stars or celebrities, there’s been plenty of names touted to pair up with Tiger and Phil, and here’s a rundown of some of the biggest contenders to tee it up for The Match Pt. 3.

Sporting Greats

Michael Jordan

A sporting superstar, an avid golfer and a high roller gambler – the world would tune in for MJ. If The Match 3 wants to go in the same direction as the second instalment then landing MJ would be a massive coup, and during an interview with Dan Patrick this week, Phil said he wants him involved.

  • Handicap: 1.9

Steph Curry

One of the biggest NBA players in the game, serial golfer and a man who has done some incredible things for the game of golf to help the sport grow. Curry has already teed it up on the formerly known Web.com Tour, and he has the game to hold his own in this contest.

  • Handicap: 0.1

Tony Romo

The former Cowboys QB loves his golf and provided plenty of highlights when he teed it up last year at the PGA Tour’s Safeway Open. Romo has a natural flair for the mic, and he’s already shown he’s not afraid to mix it with the pros.

  • Handicap: +0.3

LPGA Stars

Lexi Thompson

I’d love to see more mixed events, and if The Match 3 is to involve LPGA players, then Lexi Thompson has to be involved. Arguably the most recognizable face on the LPGA Tour, Thompson would be a great addition with her power game, blessed with the ability to hit both bombs and hellacious seeds – the perfect fit for the event.

Danielle Kang

The World Number 5 in the world, and Danielle Kang’s star is on the rise. Not only can she play, but she’s not afraid to talk the talk too. She may not have “made the Europeans cry” as she hoped at the 2019 Solheim Cup, but that likely wouldn’t hold her back from trash-talking either Tiger or Phil.

Nelly Korda

The 21-year-old may not have a major to her name just yet, but her number 2 ranking shows she’s close to breaking through. America’s highest-ranked player and one of the longest hitters on the LPGA Tour.

Celebrities

Larry David

As comics go, Larry David is difficult not to love. He may not be the best golfer in the world, but the humor he would bring to the event would more than compensate for any suspect shots.

  • Handicap: 15

Bill Murray 

A golf icon in his own right, Bill Murray is seen annually entertaining the crowds at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, and his golf game is very solid too. He’d be a popular choice, and there’s no chance the occasion would get the better of him.

  • Handicap: 7.2

Ray Romano

Just like Murray, Ray Romano loves his golf and is seen annually at Pebble Beach during the Tour’s Pro-Am. His game may not hold up as well as Murray, but his entertainment value would more than make up for that.

  • Handicap: 17

WRXers, who do you want to see tee it up with Tiger and Phil for ‘The Match Pt. 3’? 

Let us know what you think!

 

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