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Masters website uses unintentionally hilarious profile photo for Jon Rahm

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A picture tells a thousand words, they say, especially when talking of the pristine fairways and greens of Augusta National.

Last week we highlighted the latest drone photographs taken of the site of the first major, and it could be a painting: “The beauty of Augusta, from the sky.”

However, on Tuesday, as the official Masters website cranked up the publicity, they innocently posted a photo of the current world number one, Jon Rahm, poised at the end of his swing…with a putter!

Always seeking perfection, Augusta isn’t known for its ironic content, so when golf journalist Zephyr Melton tweeted the photo at 7.49am, he had to have a little jibe: ”Jon Rahm’s pic on the official Masters site is of him holding his finish after a violent putter swing?”

As many have mentioned, with Rahm known to get slightly miffed at times, the shot could have been taken anywhere and any time over the past year.

Given how many photos are taken of our top stars, let alone the world’s best, picking this one was a feat in itself.

All was okay in the end though, as the photo was re-tweeted by Zephyr at 11.11pm, with the headline, ”Smh, they changed it.”

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  1. The North Won

    Apr 9, 2022 at 10:33 am

    I’m sure Augusta National membership was pretty pleased embarrassing the Spanish guy.

    Is on their DNA!

  2. Jack Dorsey

    Mar 24, 2022 at 8:58 am

    the daily reporting of things on twitter is amazing. this isnt even newsworthy.

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Sungjae Im doing ‘Gangnam Style’ at Presidents Cup after-party is the must see video of the year

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If any golfer in the world deserves to let their hair down once in a while, then it’s Sungjae Im.

The 24-year-old was the joint top scoring International player at the Presidents Cup, after a season in which he competed in a whopping 26 events on the PGA Tour.

After a gruelling season and after a stellar performance at Quail Hollow, the South Korean was ready to party, and he did so in the most epic of ways.

In a video posted by Tony Finau, Im led the way at the Presidents Cup party going ‘Gangnam Style’ – debuted by his fellow countryman Psy back in 2012 – and as you can see, it lit up the room with both U.S. and International players cheering him on.

 

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The after-party sure looked like a wild time, as not only did Im show another side to him, but we also got to see Hideki Matsuyama’s caddie, Shota, have every U.S. player sign their names on his body.

No doubt some heads were sore on Monday morning, but by the looks of things it was probably worth it.

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Tour pro hit with 4-stroke penalty at Monday-qualifier after committing frustrating error

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During Monday’s qualifier for the Sanderson Farms Championship, former PGA TOUR winner Wesley Bryan was issued a rare penalty.

Carrying 15 clubs is against the rules, and Bryan realized he had one too many when he picked up a 7-iron that wasn’t the one he’d been using.

Bryan didn’t take the penalty too harshly, and even laughed it off after he came to the realization.

“That’s the wrong 7-iron – you can go and add four to my score boys!” Bryan said to his playing partners in Mississippi.

“Yeah we definitely have too many. We have two 7-irons in there – you handed that to me I was like ‘wait a second’ – Can you imagine if we were like 4 or 5-under at this point?”

Bryan was not in contention when he was assessed the four-shot penalty, which I’m sure led to his laid back reaction.

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Ian Poulter takes swipe at Justin Thomas over short putt complaints at Presidents Cup

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Over the weekend, Justin Thomas was involved in a dramatic Sunday singles battle with Si-Woo Kim, with the Korean eventually prevailing on the final hole of the day.

During that match, Thomas expressed his frustration at Kim not giving him a 3-foot putt on the ninth hole, with Thomas motioning that the putt may have been in ‘gimme’ range

Some found JT’s complaints hypocritical after a video had previously shown the 29-year-old shut down Jordan Spieth, who appeared to suggest giving Adam Scott a short putt earlier in the week.

Ian Poulter, known for his pedigree in match play singles, weighed in with his view on JT’s complaints, and unsurprisingly the Englishman had no sympathy for the two-time major champ, saying:

Poulter’s view appears to be the popular take on the matter, with plenty of golf fans frustrated with Thomas, who also admitted he had been ‘p*****d off’ with Si-Woo Kim for deciding to shush the crowd during their tense encounter on Sunday.

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