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Why Phil Mickelson paid off a group of golfers last weekend



Phil Mickelson wasn’t in action on the PGA Tour last week, but Lefty remained prevalent on social media, this time for paying off a group of golfers who were enjoying a round at San Diego’s Maderas Golf Club.

Per Instagram user, Victor Alfredo Lopez, his friends and himself had to skip the seventh hole of their round due to Mickelson filming a commercial on the hole.

As you would expect, Lefty was generous in his compensation for cutting their round short, handing over a crisp $100 note.

The commercial was for Amstel, who subsequently reached out to Lopez on Instagram, saying: “Sorry to interrupt your round! Shoot us your mailing address in a DM if you have a chance..”

$100 to skip one hole of your weekend round, meet Phil Mickelson, and probably score some Amstel goodies? I think there’d be quite a few takers!

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Gianni is the Managing Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected]



  1. Phil is Eh

    Apr 28, 2021 at 11:57 am

    My OCD would not let me skip a hole at a course that nice

  2. Mo

    Apr 26, 2021 at 8:43 pm

    How much would Kuch pay?

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Golfer shoots round of 64 over par at prestigious qualifier



The BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship is one of the biggest events in the American amateur game. Some of the best local and national amateurs showed up this past weekend to play at Inniscrone Golf Club, Pennsylvania.

This year, Alex Seelig and Jack Wallace shared the top spot posting a score of even par. The cut line was 5-over par, which resulted in 16 players advancing through to the championship which will take place in June.

Surprisingly, the golfers who shot the lowest scores weren’t the ones who grabbed the headlines.

Zane Pysher of Green Pond Country Club shot a 64-over-par round of 134 that included a score of 18 on the 17th hole. The Twitter account  Monday Q Info was in attendance and provided the details of the hole.

“Well we hit the 5th hour mark on the 17th tee and his first [ball] didn’t clear the hazard. He hit 4 ball[s] in the hazard from where he had to take a drop so the rules official had him drop on the other side than he hit his 10th shot right behind a tree. Proceeded to hit his 11th right into the tree and had to duck to not get hit by it then punched out, hit, then hit his 13th in the hazard. Put his 15th on the green and made his 18.”

The 122nd BMW Philadelphia Amateur Championship will take place June 13-15 and 18 at Philadelphia Country Club and Union League National Golf Club – Liberty Hill.

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How a trip to Dick’s Sporting Goods changed the fortunes of a pro at the PGA Championship



Over the weekend, Dicks’s Sporting Goods was able to help out a pro-golfer in need during the PGA Championship.

In his start at the second major of the season, Lanto Griffin was having alignment issues with his putter at Southern Hills. The 33-year-old noticed his putter grip was off by a few degrees.

After a Day 1 score of +2, he took his putter to the local Dick’s Sporting Goods store and got it re-gripped, where they were able to correct the issue and had Griffin ready for Day 2.

The next day, Griffin posted a much better round of -1, making the cut. He saw his strokes gained putting leap from -0.888 to over 4.5 in round two. He even ended up finishing in the Top 10 for strokes gained for putting for the tournament.

Whether you’re competing in a major tournament or are prepping for a weekend round with friends, you never know when a Dick’s Sporting Goods could come in handy!


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Justin Thomas fires brutal shot at Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher after PGA win



Shortly after his PGA Championship victory, Justin Thomas took a shot at Jimbo Fisher.

The former Alabama Crimson Tide golfer is clearly well aware of Alabama football coach Nick Saban and Texas A&M coach Jimbo Fisher’s recent war of words.

Nick Saban has a rule that he doesn’t celebrate a victory after 24 hours pass after the win. Thomas alluded to that rule while taking a shot at Fisher in the process.

Speaking on Sirius XM PGA Tour Radio, Thomas responded to the question alluding to a 24 hour rule with this savage putdown:

“I got a 24 hour rule. I’m not sure what Jimbo Fisher’s rule is but I guess he’s gotta win something first before he figures out his rule.”


Last Wednesday, Saban accused Fisher of paying players to get the number one recruiting class in the country. Fisher responded by calling Saban a “narcissist” and alluded to the fact that Saban may have broken NCAA rules in the past. This past season, Fisher became the first former assistant of Saban to beat him in a game.

Fisher’s comments about Saban were harsh. “Some people think they’re God,” Fisher said. “Go dig into how God did his deal. You may find out about a guy, a lot of things you don’t want to know. We build him up to be the czar of football. Go dig into his past.”

Saban later apologized for singling Fisher and the Aggies out, saying “I should have never singled anybody out.” Saban said on ESPNU radio’s Off-Campus. “That was a mistake and I apologize for that part of it.”

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