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Erik van Rooyen’s ankle-shy pants caused quite a stir at The Open

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Erik van Rooyen’s 68 in round two vaulted him up the leaderboard and into contention on Friday morning at Royal Portrush. But while the South African’s golf has been impressive over the opening two days at The Open, it’s van Rooyen’s pants which have got everyone talking.

The 29-year-old’s ankle shy red pants on Friday were such a hot topic that they even dominated the chatter during his post-round media duties. Following his second round, van Rooyen was asked seven questions by the press, and five of those were about his pants.

Speaking on the pants in question, van Rooyen confidently stated after his round

“I like the fact that it’s a little bit different yet still classy at the same time. It’s not out there and whacky with a bunch of flashy colors … If you’re going to wear it, you’ve got to own it. I feel like I’m owning it.”

However, while the South African may feel that way, his trousers received a much more mixed reaction on social media.

What’s your take on Erik van Rooyen’s polarizing pants, WRXers?

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Brandon

    Jul 21, 2019 at 1:09 am

    This is such a Gianni article.

  2. Jon

    Jul 20, 2019 at 5:51 pm

    I’ve noticed him wearing these type of pants all year… they are hideous. They are jogging pants not golf pants…

  3. andy

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:55 pm

    they look honestly GREAT. whats the fuss about it’s a fashion coordinated outfit. 5stars on the trousers

  4. Randy Kitts

    Jul 20, 2019 at 4:13 pm

    way too feminine for me, if you want comfort try wearing “plus fours” They at least make you look like a golfer!

  5. scott

    Jul 20, 2019 at 1:42 am

    Looks like a millennial tosser where yo can’t tell if it is a man or a woman. Ban them immediately.

  6. Jack

    Jul 19, 2019 at 12:42 pm

    The old guys are furious in their cardigans!

  7. Jacob

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:51 am

    These aren’t even short? My ankles are showing with every pair of pants/jeans I wear. I roll/cuff the bottom of them. That’s what people do now. Have fun with your baggy pants that bunch up on top of the shoe.

    • Geoffrey Holland

      Jul 19, 2019 at 4:59 pm

      Have fun with your b*tch pants.

    • Johnny Penso

      Jul 19, 2019 at 9:18 pm

      In high school we’d mock anyone wearing pants like that and called them floods. Nothing has changed.

    • Brandon

      Jul 21, 2019 at 1:07 am

      I’m sure your boyfriend thinks they look really cute.

  8. Acemandrake

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:50 am

    Golf clothes are morphing into gym clothes.

    I’m behind the curve on this trend: I just started wearing my shirts untucked.

  9. NicePants

    Jul 19, 2019 at 11:23 am

    Looks cool to me

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Report: Brooks Koepka splits with swing coach Claude Harmon III

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Brooks Koepka has split with his swing coach Claude Harmon III, bringing to an end their successful 8 year relationship.

GolfWeek broke the news, with the swing instructor revealing in an interview with the publication that he and Brooks were no longer working together.

Per the report, Harmon told GolfWeek that the two parted ways two months ago, three days after the Masters in November: “I was informed on the Wednesday after the Masters that he wanted to go in a different direction.”

Harmon was informed of the split in a face-to-face meeting in Florida, and reached by GolfWeek by text, Koepka told the publication:

“I love Claude, we had a great run, and he’s still family to me, but unfortunately we’re not working together anymore”

Harmon helped Koepka win 4 major championships and reach the World Number One ranking in their time together.

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Is this the strangest putting stroke ever seen on the PGA Tour?

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When it comes to putting, we all have our own little quirks and techniques, but during The American Express, one golfer took it to the next level displaying the oddest putting stroke you’ll see for some time.

Mark Hubbard was on his final hole during the second round of the event and knew that he was heading home from the event – comfortably missing the cut.

With that freedom in mind, Hubbard decided to have some fun and faced with a 10-foot putt for par, the 31-year-old hunched over – after doing an Elvis style little move – and placed his pinky just above the hosel.

Check out the bizarre moment here.

Hubbard missed the putt, and it was a moment that had golf fans on the Twittersphere truly baffled.


 

This is not a putting stroke I can see catching on!

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How much each player won at the 2021 American Express

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Si-Woo Kim finished strong on Sunday to snatch victory at The American Express, and along with his third title on tour, the Korean takes home $1.2 million in prize money. Patrick Cantlay came up just short despite an incredible fourth-round run, and for his efforts, the 28-year-old earned $730,300.

With a total prize purse of $6.7 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player who made the cut earned at the 2021 American Express.

1: Si Woo Kim, -23, $1,206,000

2: Patrick Cantlay, -22, $730,300

3: Cameron Davis, -21, $462,300

4: Tony Finau, -19, $328,300

T-5: Abraham Ancer, -15, $247,900

T-5: Michael Thompson, -15, $247,900

T-5: Doug Ghim, -15, $247,900

T-8: Ben An, -14, $189,275

T-8: Paul Casey, -14, $189,275

T-8: Francesco Molinari, -14, $189,275

T-8: Brian Harman, -14, $189,275

T-12: Henrik Norlander, -13, $137,350

T-12: Rory Sabbatini, -13, $137,350

T-12: Sungjae Im, -13, $137,350

T-12: Chase Seiffert, -13, $137,350

T-16: Bo Hoag, -12, $102,175

T-16: Chris Kirk, -12, $102,175

T-16: Ryan Armour, -12, $102,175

T-16: Gary Woodland, -12, $102,175

T-16: Russell Knox, -12, $102,175

T-21: Kramer Hickok, -11, $58,625

T-21: Branden Steele, -11, $58,625

T-21: Rickie Fowler, -11, $58,625

T-21: John Huh, -11, $58,625

T-21: Brandon Hagy, -11, $58,625

T-21: Andrew Putnam, -11, $58,625

T-21: Luke List, -11, $58,625

T-21: Talor Gooch, -11, $58,625

T-21: Matt Jones, -11, $58,625

T-21: Richy Werenski, -11, , $58,625

T-21: Max Homa, -11, $58,625

T-32: Kyle Stanley, -10, $38,257

T-32: James Hahn, -10, $38,256

T-32: Kyoung-Hoon Lee, -10, $38,257

T-32: Auastin Cook, -10, $38,257

T-32: Adam Hadwin, -10, $38,190

T-37: Bronson Burgoon, -9, $31,257

T-37: Adam Schenk, -9, $31,257

T-37: Emiliano Grillo, -9, $31,257

T-40: Josh Teater, -8, $25,125

T-40: Alex Noren, -8, $25,125

T-40: Jamie Lovemark, -8, $25,125

T-40: Rhein Gibson, -8, $25,125

T-40: Matthew Wolff, -8, $25,125

T-40: Roger Sloan, -8, $25,125

T-40: Tyler McCumber, -8, $25,125

T-47: Nick Taylor, -7, $17,777.34

T-47: Rob Oppenheim, -7, $17,777.34

T-47: Sam Ryder, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Martin Laird, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Brian Stuard, -7, $17,777.33

T-47: Harry Hall, -7, $17,777.33

53: Patton Kizzire, -6, $16,147

T-54: Charl Schwartzel, -5, $15,812

T-54: Wyndham Clark, -5, $15,812

T-56: Ben Martin, -4, $15,410

T-56: Tyler Duncan, -4, $15,410

T-56: Cameron Tringale, -4, $15,410

T-56: Erik van Rooyen, -4, $15,410

T-60: Jimmy Walker, -3, $15,008

T-60: Vaughn Taylor, -3, $15,008

T-62: Hank Lebioda, -2, $14,740

T-62: Zach Johnson, -2, $14,740

T-64: Andrew Landry, -1, $14,338

T-64: David Hearn, -1, $14,338

T-64: Will Gordon, -1, $14,338

T-64: Sebastian Cappelen, -1, $14,338

68: Nelson Ledesma, E, $14,003

69: Adam Long, +1, $13,869

70: Doc Redman, +2, $13,735

71: Maverick McNealy, +3, $13,601

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