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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

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  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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How much each player won at the 2021 3M Open

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Cameron Champ put on a terrific display on Sunday at TPC Twin Cities to capture his third title on the PGA Tour, and with it, the winner’s check for $1,188,000.00.

A three-way tie for second place sees South African duo Louis Oosthuizen and Charl Schwartzel, along with Jhonattan Vegas, each receive $499,400.00 in winnings.

With a total prize purse of $6.6 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2021 3M Open.

1. Cameron Champ $1,188,000.00

T2. Louis Oosthuizen $499,400.00

T2. Charl Schwartzel $499,400.00

T2. Jhonattan Vegas $499,400.00

5. Keith Mitchell $270,600.00

T6. Ryan Armour $208,230.00

T6. Adam Hadwin $208,230.00

T6. K.H. Lee $208,230.00

T6. Mito Pereira $208,230.00

T6. Brian Stuard $208,230.00

T11 Pat Perez $141,570.00

T11 Chez Reavie $141,570.00

T11 Brandt Snedeker $141,570.00

T11 Jimmy Walker $141,570.00

T11 Gary Woodland $141,570.00

T16 Luke Donald $87,890.00

T16 Austin Eckroat $87,890.00

T16 Brice Garnett $87,890.00

T16 Michael Gellerman $87,890.00

T16 Bo Hoag $87,890.00

T16 Mark Hubbard $87,890.00

T16 Maverick McNealy $87,890.00

T16 Roger Sloan $87,890.00

T16 Cameron Tringale $87,890.00

T25 Sergio Garcia $54,230.00

T25 Adam Long $54,230.00

T25 Sam Ryder $54,230.00

T28 Cam Davis $44,220.00

T28 Jason Dufner $44,220.00

T28 Tony Finau $44,220.00

T28 David Lingmerth $44,220.00

T28 J.T. Poston $44,220.00

T28 Bo Van Pelt $44,220.00

T34 Jonathan Byrd $34,386.00

T34 Rickie Fowler $34,386.00

T34 Cameron Percy $34,386.00

T34 Patrick Reed $34,386.00

T34 Nick Watney $34,386.00

T39 Kiradech Aphibarnrat $24,116.40

T39 Keegan Bradley $24,116.40

T39 Charles Howell III $24,116.40

T39 Michael Kim $24,116.40

T39 Patton Kizzire $24,116.40

T39 Troy Merritt $24,116.40

T39 Patrick Rodgers $24,116.40

T39 Scott Stallings $24,116.40

T39 Michael Thompson $24,116.40

T39 Matthew Wolff $24,116.40

T49 Michael Gligic $17,226.00

T49 Beau Hossler $17,226.00

T51 Aaron Baddeley $15,774.00

T51 Chris Baker $15,774.00

T51 Ryan Brehm $15,774.00

T51 MJ Daffue $15,774.00

T51 Adam Schenk $15,774.00

T51 Camilo Villegas $15,774.00

T51 Bubba Watson $15,774.00

T58 Rafa Cabrera Bello $14,718.00

T58 Chesson Hadley $14,718.00

T58 David Hearn $14,718.00

T58 Luke List $14,718.00

T58 Chase Seiffert $14,718.00

T58 Martin Trainer $14,718.00

T58 Erik van Rooyen $14,718.00

T65 Joseph Bramlett $14,124.00

T65 Josh Teater $14,124.00

T67 Joel Dahmen $13,794.00

T67 Tom Lewis $13,794.00

T67 Denny McCarthy $13,794.00

70 Sung Kang $13,530.00

T71 Scott Brown $13,332.00

T71 Scott Piercy $13,332.00

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How much each player won at the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship

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Minjee Lee pulled off a spectacular Sunday comeback at the Evian Championship, overcoming a seven shot deficit to claim her maiden major title and with it the winner’s check for $675,000.

Jeongeun Lee6’s disappointing Sunday included a run of five bogeys in seven holes, but the Korean’s late rally ensured that she would take home a healthy $414,573 for her efforts in France.

With a total prize purse of $4.5 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2021 Amundi Evian Championship.

1: Minjee Lee, -18, $675,000

P-2: Jeongeun Lee6, -18, $414,573

3: Yealimi Noh, -17, $300,743

4: Ayaka Furue, -15, $232,648

5: Atthaya Thitikul, -14, $187,256

T-6: Leona Maguire, -13, $123,703

T-6: Georgia Hall, -13, $123,703

T-6: In Gee Chun, -13, $123,703

T-6: Lydia Ko, -13, $123,703

T-10: Amy Yang, -11, $88,520

T-10: Pajaree Anannarukarn, -11, $88,520

T-12: Brittany Lang, -10, $74,598

T-12: Inbee Park, -10, $74,598

T-12: Lauren Stephenson, -10, $74,598

T-15: Maria Fassi, -9, $64,006

T-15: Brittany Altomare, -9, $64,006

T-17: Ryann O’Toole, -8, $57,652

T-17: Hyo Joo Kim, -8, $57,652

T-19: Nelly Korda, -7, $49,481

T-19: Moriya Jutanugarn, -7, $49,481

T-19: Sarah Kemp, -7, $49,481

T-19: Matilda Castren, -7, $49,481

T-19: Emily Kristine Pedersen, -7, $49,481

T-19: Ariya Jutanugarn, -7, $49,481

T-25: Lizette Salas, -6, $40,969

T-25: Brooke M. Henderson, -6, $40,969

T-25: Hee Young Park, -6, $40,969

T-25: Charley Hull, -6, $40,969

T-29: Jeongeun Lee, -5, $33,592

T-29: Stephanie Meadow, -5, $33,592

T-29: Wichanee Meechai, -5, $33,592

T-29: Celine Boutier, -5, $33,592

T-29: Elizabeth Szokol, -5, $33,592

T-29: Mina Harigae, -5, $33,592

T-35: Haeji Kang, -4, $27,919

T-35: Marina Alex, -4, $27,919

T-35: Austin Ernst, -4, $27,919

T-38: Anna Nordqvist, -3, $21,890

T-38: Madelene Sagstrom, -3, $21,890

T-38: Pauline Roussin-Bouchard, -3, Amateur

T-38: Sei Young Kim, -3, $21,890

T-38: Chella Choi, -3, $21,890

T-38: Jessica Korda, -3, $21,890

T-38: Kristen Gillman, -3, $21,890

T-38: Christina Kim, -3, $21,890

T-38: Muni He, -3, $21,890

T-38: Jennifer Song, -3, $21,890

T-48: Tsubasa Kajitani, -2, Amateur

T-48: Angel Yin, -2, $17,930

T-50: Jenny Shin, -1, $16,285

T-50: Cheyenne Knight, -1, $16,285

T-50: Ana Belac, -1, $16,285

T-50: Jennifer Kupcho, -1, $16,285

T-54: Pornanong Phatlum, E, $14,299

T-54: So Yeon Ryu, E, $14,299

T-54: Eun-Hee Ji, E, $14,299

T-54: Bronte Law, E, $14,299

T-58: Ashleigh Buhai, +1, $13,162

T-58: Rose Zhang, +1, Amateur

T-60: Jin Young Ko, +2, $11,849

T-60: Amy Olson, +2, $11,849

T-60: Lindsey Weaver, + 2, $11,849

T-60: Esther Henseleit, +2, $11,849

T-60: Sophia Popov, +2, $11,849

T-65: Jaye Marie Green, +3, $10,668

T-65: Alison Lee, +3, $10,668

T-65: Stephanie Kyriacou, +3, $10,668

T-68: Jennifer Chang, +4, $10,100

T-68: Celine Herbin, +4, $10,100

T-70: Olivia Cowan, +5, $9,646

T-70: Alena Sharp, +5, $9,646

72: Jenny Coleman, +6, $9,306

T-73: Emma Talley, +8, $9,024

T-73: Mi Hyang Lee, +8, $9,024

75: Alice Hewson, +15, $8,850

76: Lucie Malchirand, +26, $8,737

WD: Paula Reto: $8,625

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Rickie Fowler is the next in line to aim subtle dig at Bryson

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Following an impressive 64 at 3M Open to hold a share of the 1st round lead, Rickie Fowler joined the many PGA Tour pros to poke fun at Bryson DeChambeau for his controversial comments at last week’s Open.

DeChambeau infamously blasted his Cobra driver, saying “it sucks,” which prompted Cobra rep, Ben Schomin, to respond, “It’s really painful when he says something that stupid.”

Discussing his Thursday round with the media, Fowler commented on how pleased he was with his efforts off the tee.

“That was something that was kind of holding me back from making birdies, moving forward last week. I drove it very poorly Friday and Saturday. It was not my driver’s fault. Had to.”

Who can blame Fowler for getting in on the action, especially since his game seems to be trending in the right direction.

The five-time PGA Tour winner is in search of his first victory since the 2019 Waste Management Phoenix Open. He’s off to an awfully strong start.

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