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Nick Faldo makes bold Tiger call and aims cheeky dig at Rickie Fowler during ESPN appearance

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Back in 2021, golf legend Nick Faldo took a shot at Rickie Fowler. After missing the cut of the 2021 Masters, Faldo said that Fowler now would have the time to “film another six commercials”.

The 65-year-old, who recently retired from the broadcasting booth, apologized for the comments soon after. However, he’s once again made another public remark at Fowler’s expense.

While making an appearance at ESPN’s College Game Day, Faldo was (for lack of a better term) projecting the Oklahoma vs. Oklahoma State game when he made some quips about Rickie’s signature orange outfits.

“Oklahoma State’s all about Rickie Fowler. It’s too much orange, Rickie. You’ve gotta ditch the orange. You’ve gotta come out with some new outfits for next year, orange is so last summer, isn’t it? I’m going with Oklahoma.”

Faldo actually made another predication, and one that he is a bit more qualified to make. Sir Nick said that he expects Tiger Woods and his son Charlie to win next month’s PNC Championship.

Last year, the Woods’ finished in second place behind John Daly and his son John Daly II. Tiger and Charlie have yet to commit to the field, but it’s widely expected that they will do so in the coming weeks.

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  1. Paul

    Nov 23, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Married 4 times now married to a topless dancer married 6 times?

    Montana isn’t a good fit for you, Nick. Take your drama elsewhere.

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  3. Mr Lima

    Nov 22, 2022 at 6:35 pm

    Time to hook it left as usual!

    Might want to shave off that Jr High mustache too

  4. Mike

    Nov 21, 2022 at 11:52 pm

    Nick Faldo is unwelcome in Montana. He’s carpetbagger trash.

  5. pat

    Nov 21, 2022 at 7:06 pm

    Just curious. What tees does Charlie hit from in the PNC Championship? 4000, 5000, 6000 yards? I know the ladies hit from different tees than the men.

  6. Margaux

    Nov 21, 2022 at 5:37 pm

    Hey Nick I have seen you on two different commercials. Is that why you retired because your broadcasting contract prohibited you for endorsing for financial gain.

  7. Kelly

    Nov 21, 2022 at 2:46 pm

    Seems every time Faldo opens his mouth now something stupid flows out. Maybe his Sqairz golf shoes are on too tight. Like some of the great players of their time they still want the spotlight. It’s Fowler’s time Faldo. Yours is long past.

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PGA Tour reveals full list of winners from 2021-22 season’s Player Impact Program

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The results of the 2021-2022 PGA TOUR season’s Player Impact Program have been revealed.

The total prize pool for the PIP has been increased from $40 million last season to $100 million and is now spread out between 20 players instead of 10. However, the PIP now offers more than just financial incentive. The top 20 players in this year’s PIP standings will be invited to the 12 “elevated events” on the 2023 calendar.

As revealed by the PGA Tour, the PIP winners and their bonuses are as follows:

  • 1. Tiger Woods $15,000,000
  • 2. Rory McIlroy $12,000,000
  • 3. Jordan Spieth $9,000,000
  • 4. Justin Thomas $7,500,000
  • 5. Jon Rahm $6,000,000
  • 6. Scottie Scheffler $5,500,000
  • 7. Xander Schauffele $5,000,000
  • 8. Matt Fitzpatrick $5,000,000
  • 9. Will Zalatoris $5,000,000
  • 10. Tony Finau $5,000,000
  • 11. Collin Morikawa $3,000,000
  • 12. Shane Lowry $3,000,000
  • 13. Kevin Kisner $3,000,000
  • 14. Max Homa $3,000,000
  • 15. Billy Horschel $3,000,000
  • 16. Rickie Fowler $2,000,000
  • 17. Adam Scott $2,000,000
  • 18. Jason Day $2,000,000
  • 19. Patrick Cantlay $2,000,000
  • 20. Viktor Hovland $2,000,000

The fact that Tiger Woods won the PIP despite playing in just nine competitive events proves that his presence in the game of golf will always be what moves the needle as long as he’s involved with the PGA Tour.

Max Homa also sees Tiger winning the PIP on a regular basis going forward barring any unforeseen circumstances.

Collin Morikawa, who finished eleventh for the second consecutive year, took to Twitter to share his thoughts.

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Changes to the famous 13th hole at Augusta National appear to be complete

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Azalea has changed.

The famous par-5 13th hole at The Masters, the scene of many an eagle and considered a gimme birdie for many of today’s big hitters, has been lengthened. And we don’t need to wait for the 2023 media release to find out how.

For the 2022 tournament, Augusta chiefs were hoping to reveal changes to the 11th and 15th holes, but were beaten to it by @EurekaEarthPlus who have now become the go-to for mid-season changes to the course.

Yesterday, the drone revealed for the first time how much work Augusta has carried out on the 13th, and it hopefully stops the drive onto a favouring sloped fairway and short iron into the green.

The tee box appears to have been taken back around 40-50 yards and offers more of a closed chute to the drive. This should create more thought to positional play off the tee, and a longer second shot – another effort to stop the first major of the year becoming a long-hitters paradise.

It was March last year when we saw the initial amendments to the course. It’s November this time.

Is it ever too early for Augusta news?

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Iconic piece of Tiger Woods memorabilia goes up for auction

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Tiger’s coming back, and the golfing world can’t wait.

It may only be the 20-man Hero World Challenge, and then a couple of made for-tv events, but the sight of the 15-time major winner is enough.

The mere name puts a shiver down golf enthusiasts and when Tiger memorabilia is available, expect utter madness.

Earlier this year, GolfWRX reported on the auction of the 46-year-old’s Grand Slam clubs, sticks that eventually sold for over $5 million, and now the same auction house is offering one of the famous red shirts worn by Tiger at Augusta, this one from the final round of 2010.

According to Ryan Carey of auctioneers, Golden Age Auctions, the shirt has a little extra, being the only Masters Sunday shirt available:

“We believe this is the only Sunday red from a Masters Tournament that has been auctioned, and the others might not surface. The shirt is signed by Woods. Normally that would help the price a tiny bit, but I think it helps even more with this one. It has a massive inscription that says ‘2010 Masters Final Round,’ and Tiger doesn’t autograph stuff like that very often. It’s a huge autograph, too. This one is special that he did that.”

The shirt is also the first Sunday red donned by Woods following the infamous sex scandal in 2009 that saw Tiger take an extended break from the sport.

Strangely, Woods-connected items have not always been a big mover.

Various back-up Scotty Cameron putters have sold for between 80k to 100k, but signed scorecards from the US Open failed to make their $100 reserve.

Golf balls, though, now there’s a thing.

The ball sunk for victory at the 2005 Masters sold for over $30k, whilst standard signed Nike balls continue to surpass their first bid by some way.

Tiger may be a huge name in golf, but can he attract the sort of attention of the huge worldwide megastars.

Carey hopes so.

“Game-worn sports memorabilia, especially items photo-matched to a memorable moment or historic event, are setting records all around the world this year,” he explained. “A Michael Jordan jersey recently sold for $10.1 million at Sotheby’s, and a Diego Maradona soccer jersey recently sold for $9.3 million.”

The auction started yesterday with an opening bid expected of $5k, and with no way of knowing how the market will go, this could be the perfect time to ramp up the ‘he’s coming’ news.

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