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Did The Simpsons predict Matt Fitzpatrick’s major US Open moment?

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US Open champion Matt Fitzpatrick has been on something of a high ever since lifting the trophy last Sunday.

With his social media full of photos of him holding the trophy, eating meals with the trophy and probably sleeping with the trophy, he certainly wasn’t fibbing when he said that, “Words really can’t describe the feeling of winning a major, it’s 1000x better than I ever thought it would be.”

Perhaps winning his first major, and subsequently his first PGA Tour event, at The Country Club, some nine years after being crowned US Amateur at the same course, was written in the stars, or maybe a cartoon family had more to do with it.

In a tweet yesterday, the now world number 10, compared his celebration on the 15h hole to that of Marge Simpson, the long-suffering wife of Homer, in the award-winning animated series, commenting, “The Simpsons always knows….”

Of course, many have credited the satirical series with predicting several events over the 33 years of the Simpson’s existence, including the rise of Donald Trump to President and the winner of the Super Bowl in 1992, and for the next two years in succession.

Either way, by defeating world number one Scottie Scheffler, perennial major contender Will Zalatoris and 2021 Masters champion Hideki Matsuyama, and with his affable demeanour, Fitz launched himself into near-legend status on a day he said, ” is a moment I could only dream of.”

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Tour legend reveals $300+ million offer from the mysterious World’s Golf Affluent League

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The current turmoil between the PGA Tour, DP World Tour and the LIV Golf Series has led to some genuine bite-back from players such as Rory McIlroy, but also some amusing twists to the plot.

We reported yesterday on Max Homa’s take on the LIV/player negotiations and four-time PGA Tour winner, and renowned joker, Tim Herron, has joined in the fun.

In a tweet posted on Wednesday, the 52-year-old posted a ‘letter’ from the Government of Estovakia, offering an incentive package to join the WAGL – the World’s Affluent Golf League!

The ‘tour’ is offering all its players “5” diameter cups” and permission “to carry 28 clubs.”

Herron – or ‘Lumpy’ as he is better known – has also been offered, apart from a hefty sum of money (mix of crypto and cash), a “120 to 160-ft yacht” – importantly ‘blue or grey’; a “Tyrannosaurus Rex bone”; one 32″ bust of “yourself”, and “4 cases of Orbit chewing gum.”

Surely Lumpy, who is winless since the Colonial in 2006, and who has yet to win on the Champions Tour in two years, will not resist such an offer!

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LIV Pro has surprising reaction to sketch video roasting Saudi rebel stars

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Conor Moore, also known as @ConorSketches on Twitter has become well known for his excellent impressions of professional golfers. Most recently, he posted a sketch poking fun at the golfers who have joined the controversial LIV Golf series.

The scene depicts Brooks Koepka being introduced by Ian Poulter to the rest of the LIV Golf defectors.

Graeme McDowell, who’s also a LIV defector, saw the sketch on Twitter and had a surprising reaction. Although the sketch didn’t paint he and others in the best light, he complimented the sketch.

It’s good to see that McDowell has maintained his signature sense of humor through all of the criticism he’s faced in recent months.

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Brooks Koepka would probably like to wipe his previous LIV rant from the face of Earth

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Having blasted reporters at the US Open press conference for continually asking about the LIV Golf Series, Brooks Koepka yesterday jumped ship from the PGA Tour.

Just a week ago, Koepka hit out at the media coverage, saying:

“I don’t understand, I’m trying to focus on the U.S. Open, man. I legitimately don’t get it. I’m tired of the conversations. I’m tired of all this stuff.”

He continued, “I’m here at the US Open, I’m ready to play the U.S. Open, and I think it kind of sucks, too, you are all throwing this black cloud over the U.S. Open. It’s one of my favorite events. I don’t know why you guys keep doing that. The more legs you give it, the more you keep talking about it.”

At Riviera in 2020, however, Koepka commented on the rumblings of a Saudi-backed tour, saying that “money doesn’t matter” and that he just wants “to play against the best.”

“Money doesn’t matter. It’s not something that’s important. I just want to be happy. Money’s not going to make me happy. I just want to play against the best.

If somebody gave me $200 million tomorrow it’s not going to change my life. What am I going to get out of it? I already have [enough money] that I could retire right now, but I don’t want to. I just want to play golf.”

A few injuries later, a set of average results, including a pair of 55th place finishes at the last two majors and, no doubt, several substantial offers have led the world number 19 to accept a place at the LIV Golf Series.

With a reported $100 million-plus being paid to the likes of Dustin Johnson, Phil Mickelson and Koepka’s great rival, Bryson DeChambeau, it may be good to see these stars come out, as Peter Uihlein has, and admit it’s all for the money, whether the public thinks that’s right or otherwise.

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