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Former pro recounts classic gambling tale involving Arnold Palmer and Jack Nicklaus from 1998 Masters

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Yesterday on his Twitter account, Brad Faxon shared a great story about a time when he played a practice round with Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer ahead of the 1998 Masters.

The story involved a Wednesday round at Augusta National, where Palmer and Nicklaus decided to take on Faxon and Billy Andrade in a money game: “$20 automatic 2 downs.”

Per Faxon, Andrade and himself “smoked them” by five on the front nine to be up $100. Before heading to the 10th, Palmer and Nicklaus decided to call it quits to get ready for the Par 3 contest, with Palmer delivering a classic line to Faxon:

“Isn’t it going to be great knowing that Arnold Palmer owes you $100 for the rest of your life?”

Hearing stories about previous tournaments at Augusta National is always one of the best parts about Masters week. And also, be careful who you gamble with!

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  3. Moses

    Apr 6, 2022 at 10:24 pm

    Reminds me of stories I heard Ben Hogan used to write checks after his losses. Who is gonna cash a check from Ben Hogan?

    That would get framed. lol

  4. William Davis

    Apr 6, 2022 at 8:29 am

    Poor comment from Palmer. Thought he was supposed to be one of the good guys.

  5. Pingback: ‘Boys when they get married, their game starts to get rusty’ – Morikawa endures all-time cringe interview at Masters – GolfWRX

  6. Ron

    Apr 5, 2022 at 1:39 pm

    The juice is running on that 100 and your estate is on the hook, Arnie.

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Bryson’s current situation with Cobra revealed as he uses TaylorMade driver at Saudi International

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At this week’s Saudi International, Bryson DeChambeau surprised golf fans by putting TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus 2 driver in the bag. Bryson has been a long time staffer at Cobra Golf and it was a shock to see the 28-year-old with a driver from a different OEM to begin his season.

 

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Per Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports, a Cobra rep has confirmed that Bryson is simply out of contract with the brand, but that the two parties are currently in discussion about this year and the future.

In our forums, our members have been discussing the changeup from DeChambeau, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • FifeRiviera: “Honestly Cobra woods are the single most underrated pieces of equipment on the market.”
  • Lacey Underall: “Just my guess – everyone on LIV will be an equipment free agent soon.”
  • KimmerBH: “Never been a fan of Bryson but I do miss seeing him play every week along with some others that went to LIV. He was definitely entertaining to watch, I’ll give him that.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson using Taylormade Stealth Plus 2 driver at Saudi International; Current situation with Cobra”

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‘Sums up my life in the golf industry’ – Paige Spiranac on polarizing Phil Mickelson tweet

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After a long break from Twitter, Phil Mickelson was extremely active on Twitter yesterday. His resurgence resulted in the golf world reacting for most of the day.

Paige Spiranac used one of Phil’s tweets to “sum up” what it was like to be a female in the golf industry.

The tweet seemed to be a joke, and to be clear the tweet Phil shared wasn’t directed towards Spiranac, yet some Lefty detractors weighed in calling the tweet “misogynistic.”

The full context of the tweet is here:

We can be sure that as long as Mickelson is this active on Twitter, the app will be buzzing with golf personalities and their reactions.

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‘The hypocrisy is astounding’ – Phil Mickelson takes aim at RBC for missing logo at Saudi International

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This morning, Cameron Young played the first round of this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

As noticed by Twitter user “EPatGolf”, the 25-year-old PGA Tour player was missing the RBC logo that is typically on his sleeve.

Patterson speculated that the reason for the missing logo was RBC’s reluctance to be associated with golf being played in Saudi Arabia.

Never a stranger to controversy, Phil Mickelson weighed in on the topic, accusing RBC of hypocrisy.

Mickelson has been extremely active on Twitter lately and replied to a Danny Woodhead tweet just a short while ago about a potential LIV vs PGA Tour match with Tiger Woods and Phil as captains, even managing a little dig at his long-time foe.

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