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Justin Thomas dines at one of the most exclusive restaurants in the world…with elite company

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If you’re invited to a restaurant, that’s a nice thing. If you’re invited to Rao’s, that’s a privilege.

The exclusive 10-table eatery in Harlem has no reservation list – you are ‘it’ or not, and ‘not’ doesn’t get you in.

From film stars to the elite golfer, the only way on to a table is to know someone that owns one.

2022 US PGA champion Justin Thomas may now be in that exclusive grouping, if judged on a recent post on his Insta page.

 

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In the photo, JT is pictured inside the legendary eatery alongside Ben Weprin, the founder of real estate powerhouse AJ Capital Partners, country singers Morgan Wallen and Eric Church, and two-time Super Bowl champion and MVP Eli Manning.

According to the country music website Whisky Riff, the two singers often play a round or two together, whilst the entrepreneur is on course to open a Nashville bar and restaurant with Church.

It all fits somewhere and somehow, and it appears JT has had a fine warm-up for the upcoming Match VII, at which he will partner with childhood buddy Jordan Spieth against world number one Rory McIlroy and the GOAT, Tiger Woods.

Those four produce a foursome that golf fans will find top of the tree, but JT might find it hard to top his night out at the corner of 114th Street.

As he posted, “Rao’s lives up to the hype. Epic night with an even better crew.”

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‘Most overrated course in the world!’ – Major champ rips ‘awful’ Pinehurst No. 2

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While it’s still early in the 2024 U.S. Open, it appears that most players and fans are enjoying the test the Pinehurst No. 2 provides.

Rory McIlroy, who got off to a strong start in round one, raved about the course after shooting a bogey-free 65 (-5).

“It sort of brings me back to links golf when I was a kid a little bit. The greens are a bit more sort of slopey and there’s a bit more movement on them. But there’s options. You can chip it. You can putt it. I’d love if we played more golf courses like this.”

However, former Open Champion, Mark Calcavecchia, is not a fan of Pinehurst No. 2 and expressed those sentiments on X.

When asked to expand upon his opinion, Calcavecchia explained why he doesn’t like the course.

Round two of the U.S. Open is underway and it seems as if we will get some fireworks over the weekend.

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‘The lack of creativity with questions is kinda boring’ – Brooks Koepka opts to skip media requests at U.S. Open

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After his first round at the U.S. Open, Brooks Koepka declined to have a traditional post-round interview. Instead, the five-time major champion opted to do a text message interview with Golf Channel/Golfweek’s Eamon Lynch.

Lynch’s first question was to ask why Brooks decided to do the interview over text.

“I opted not to do ‘em just because I didn’t feel like it. Same questions every week. The lack of creativity with questions is kinda boring. I know I’m not a media favorite either so it’s not like anyone will notice. LOL.”

Lynch followed up by asking if creative questions would create more “bulletin board” material for Koepka.

“No, definitely not. It’s a major. I have enough self-motivation. I could think of way more creative questions than ‘Do you think the course is borderline? What happened on those bogeys? What went well?’ Then some LIV versus PGA Tour questions.”

Koepka will look to build off of a solid first round at Pinehurst No. 2 where he shot an even-par 70.

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AimPoint under attack again as footage from U.S. Open enrages golf fans

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On Thursday’s first round of the U.S. Open, the putting technique “AimPoint” was once again under attack due to the slow play it seems to create.

The video that drew attention this time was one of Viktor Hovland and Max Homa parading around the green simultaneously.

Gabby Herzig of the Athletic wrote,

“I’ve been anti-AimPoint since my junior golf days when girls would stomp all over my line to read their 4-foot putts. We’ve reached a new level of disgrace. Literally what is happening here.”

The popular X account wrote, “Imagine playing behind these lads on a Saturday afternoon ?”

Whether or not you’re a fan of AimPoint, there’s no denying it looks a bit ridiculous at times.

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