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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 [email protected] 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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Why are there so few left-handed golfers on the LPGA Tour? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the reasons behind the lack of left-handed players currently on the LPGA Tour. The only left-handed player to ever win on the LPGA Tour was Bonnie Bryant back in 1974, and WRXers have been sharing their theories on why we don’t see more lefties currently out on tour.

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.

  • mci771: “There are a few. While the game is growing by a lot, there are a lot fewer women golfers than men still. If you look at men’s golf, the majority are still right-handed. 5% on tour are lefty. If you assume that same 5% to women’s golf, it just isn’t a very big number.”
  • ThinkingPlus: “Per some statistical studies, of the left-handed population, there are 23% more men than women (from Wikipedia).”
  • kozubs: “My wife was just commenting on how difficult it is to find female gold attire. She was looking for some clothes for our niece who just started golfing this year, and she went on Golftown.ca and searched girls clothing a grand total of 9 items came up. 1 pair of shorts, one skirt, two short sleeve shirts and five long sleeve shirts. Pretty sad. I can only imagine how few left-hand girls equipment is available. Seems like an untapped market.”
  • Buzzkill: “My wife before I met her took up golf as a lefty and the teaching pro who she had lessons from had her switch to righty – that was in the ’80s. My lefty friend in the 70’s made the switch due to equipment available.”

Entire Thread: “Why are there so few left-handed golfers on the LPGA Tour?”

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‘Best day of my life’: Will Zalatoris gets engaged to longtime girlfriend

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Will Zalatoris’ life is going pretty good right now. The 24-year-old finished-runner up at the Masters on his debut earlier this month and now has announced his engagement to girlfriend Caitlin Sellers.

The Californian announced the news with a series of photos on his Instagram with the caption: “Best day of my life. I love you.”

 

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The two met at Wake Forest, and while Zalatoris skipped his senior year (for obvious reasons), Sellers graduated and then attained a Masters degree from the University of Texas.

The 24-year-old first posted a photo with his longtime girlfriend back in 2018.

 

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Is this Korn Ferry Tour player longer than Bryson DeChambeau ?

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Everyone knows that Bryson DeChambeau has a lot of clubhead speed—he’s averaging just over 133 mph this season—but the craziest thing isn’t what Bryson has done to his own game, it’s actually what he has inspired from other players.

One of the players gunning for a spot in the field via Monday qualifying at this week’s Valspar Championship was Korn Ferry Tour player John Somers. As it was pointed out by Monday Q info on Twitter, John could be one of the longest players in professional golf. To give you an idea of his length, here are some of his TrackMan numbers for his pitching wedge

His 6 iron

Although John hasn’t played in enough events to fully qualify for ranking within the stats on the Korn Ferry Tour, his average driving distance of 331.5 yards would put him solidly in the lead on the KFT by seven yards over the current longest player, Brent Grant, and 10 yards past Bryson DeChambeau, based on PGA Tour Shot Link data.

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