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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

9 Comments

9 Comments

  1. Gary Williams

    Jun 19, 2020 at 7:16 am

    Holy has some big old fake t I ties!

  2. 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.

  3. Gianni sucks

    May 26, 2020 at 12:39 pm

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

    • Gianni sucks

      Jun 1, 2020 at 9:16 pm

      3 weeks and still “trending” when no one is talking about it.

  4. Solly Handers

    May 26, 2020 at 12:07 am

    Isn’t she an Instagram bikini model now?

  5. gwelfgulfer

    May 25, 2020 at 10:07 pm

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

  6. stanley

    May 25, 2020 at 3:06 pm

    don’t interview this chick. not here.

  7. Torsten Strom

    May 15, 2020 at 9:56 am

    This is beneath you. Stick to real golf stories.

  8. 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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Tiger Woods reveals his at home putting practice routine

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In Episode 8 of GolfTV’s and Golf Digest’s mini-series “At home with Tiger Woods”, the 15-time major champion explained his primary putting practice routines when at home in South Florida.

Explaining to GolfTV’s Henni Koyack, Woods revealed how he consistently focuses on his putting from 6 feet and in before going straight into a heavy workload of lag putting.

“I end up doing a few sets of chalk lines from probably about 6 feet and in. I work on my start line (and) I try and get that dialed in. And then I really don’t spend a whole lot of time in the 8-15 foot range.

Once I get a lot of my dialed-in time on my putting, then I’ll lag putt a lot and start trying to get my feel in my fingers and how I like to release the putter and feel it in my stroke. I like to do designated tee drill, line drill and then lag putt to death.”

Woods also explained to viewers that he likes to keep his home green running at a “baseline” of 13 on the stimpmeter, which he finds easiest to then make adjustments from at tournament events.

“So, here I like to keep the greens running about 13. And then we go to certain tournaments, and they’re faster. Ok, I make the adjustments. At certain tournaments, they’re slower. But, I use a baseline right around 13. 

At golf courses, the greens have gotten so much faster over the years. Like the standard, it used to be like 10. Maybe 10.5 was a really fast green. But now, some greens are getting up to 14 or so. So, I like to keep mine on the faster side.”

Check out “At home with Tiger Woods – Ep 8″ here.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.8.20)

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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.

PXG irons finished in a shined copper with a satin face from The Golf Garage.

Great shots of the slopes at Gamble Sands.

Nike blades in oil can copper.

Jimmy Walker’s Scotty ready for action.

‘Smokey Vokey’

Great clean up work on this blade from Embrace.

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (7.7.20)

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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.

Coming to The Hive this week.

Really cool club building for kids from haywoodgolf.

Sweet shots of Broadstone Golf Club.

Clean work from Corey Paul.

Stealth mode from Embrace.

Gorgeous shape from NCW.

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