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Justin Thomas daggered Bryson ‘Mr. Physics’ DeChambeau over driver dilemma

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Bryson’s now-infamous comments on how his driver “sucks” after round one of The Open continue to send shockwaves through the golf world.

For those keeping track at home, Cobra tour rep Ben Schomin, publicly responded first. Schomin explained that Bryson isn’t exactly the easiest player to work for, and that Cobra continues to do everything humanly possible to meet his needs.

Of course, Brooks Koepka could not pass on the opportunity at a subtle dig, proclaiming in his post-round interview that he “loved” his driver.

Justin Thomas was the latest to poke fun at golf’s most polarizing star. Thomas commented on an instagram post from @Ziregolf,

“Never would’ve though swinging at 135+ mph it’d be hard to drive it straight… You’d think mr physics would know that!”

Dylan Frittelli also commented on the same Instagram post, saying “Indians and Arrows again?!”

PGA Tour pros such as Luke Donald and Jason Dufner, who weren’t even on-site at Royal St. Georges, also got in on the action.

Whose to say what the big-hitting former U.S. Open champ will do next to trigger his peers, fans — and even sponsors — alike. We’re just happy to be along for the ride.

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Report: Greg Norman spotted following a surprise grouping on Thursday at the Masters

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Greg Norman is at this week’s Masters tournament but found himself in a situation where he had to buy himself a ticket to enter the grounds.

Speaking to the Washington Post, Norman explained why he was at Augusta National:

“I’m here because we have 13 players that won 10 Masters between them. So I’m here just to support them, do the best I can to show them, ‘Hey, you know, the boss is here rooting for you.’ ”

So who was Norman following during the opening round of this year’s Masters? Well the answer may surprise you.

Per Sports Illustrated’s Bob Harig, Norman was spotted following the LIV-less grouping of Rory McIlroy, Scottie Scheffler and Xander Schauffele.

We’ll find out a little later today whether Norman will make his third appearance in as many days at this year’s opening major.

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Collin Morikawa makes surprising late putter switch at Masters

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Collin Morikawa has had plenty of success with a blade in his hands over the course of his young career, but after a lean spell on the greens lately, it appears that the 27-year-old is ready to try something new.

The California-native began the year with his TaylorMade TP Soto before switching to a Logan Olson proto last month. Now at this week’s Masters, Morikawa has been spotted with a Spider Tour X, the same flatstick that Scottie Scheffler will be using at Augusta.

The move would represent a big change, but it has been a very frustrating year on the greens for Morikawa, who will hope the TaylorMade mallet can offer him a similar upturn in fortune to that of Scheffler. In 2024, Morikawa ranks 164th for Strokes Gained: Putting, and 157th for Total Putting.

We’ll keep an eye whether Morikawa puts the mallet into action on day one of the Masters.

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Dave Portnoy places monstrous outright bet for the 2024 Masters

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Fresh off of winning $2.76 million on UConn’s victory over Purdue on Monday night, Barstool Sports’ founder Dave Portnoy has just placed a massive bet for this year’s Masters.

Tweeting on Wednesday morning, Portnoy revealed that he has placed $300,000 on Scottie Scheffler to win this year’s Masters at odds of +450.

Should he win, that’d be a total payout of $1.65 million.

Scheffler is one of the shortest priced favorites of recent times at the Masters, and is looking for what would be his third win in his last four events.

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