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We asked Rory McIlroy what his dream all-time version of ‘The Match’ would be…Here’s what he had to say

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In the lead up to TNT Sports’ ninth edition of “Capital One’s The Match,” Rory McIlroy, Max Homa, Rose Zhang and Lexi Thompson held a press conference.

While answering a question from GolfWRX, Rory McIlroy did his best to reveal what four players in the history of golf he’d hypothetically like to see play in “The Match”.

Vincenzi: “If you could create a match in this format between any players in any era, what match would you create and why?”

McIlroy:

“I think one of the cool things about golf is being able to or at least trying to compare generations. So, I was always a big fan of Shell’s wonderful world of golf growing up. And obviously you had a lot of the greatest players ever to play those matches.

I mean, it’s hard. I think there’s too many great players in the history of the game to try to, to just put up a foursome together because, you know, off the top of my head, I’m like, ok, Sam Snead and Hogan, Arnold Palmer, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Lee Trevino, Seve. I mean, you can go on and on down the list and I’m a pretty big historian of the game and I, I really appreciate where the game has come from and what it’s evolved into and how that has benefited me and all of my peers up until this point. So, I think it’s hard to create a foursome and a format that would really do the history of golf justice.

But take your pick, there’s so many different ones that you could do. But I think trying to compare generations, being able to compare Hogan to Tiger, for example, in both of their primes would be something that would be really cool to watch.

There you have it. If the next version of “The Match” was Ben Hogan vs. Tiger Woods, who would you pick?

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‘It’s in the works’ – Sequel to Happy Gilmore is reportedly on the way

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In what will come as a pleasant surprise for many Adam Sandler fans, “Happy Gilmore 2” is reportedly in the works.

The original, “Happy Gilmore” is a hilarious movie about a former hockey player who becomes a professional golfer to get his elderly grandmother’s house back from the IRS.

While appearing on the The Ken Carman Show, Christopher McDonald, who’s better known as “Shooter McGavin” from the movie, said the sequel is in the works.

“I saw Adam about two weeks ago and he said, McDonald, you’re gonna love this. I said, ‘What is it?’ He said, ‘How about that?’ and he hands me the first draft of Happy Gilmore 2.”

“He showed me that and I thought, ‘Wow, that would be awesome’. It’s in the works. Fans demand it. I was very, very pleased when I saw that.”

It’s unclear which other original cast members will be returning but as long as Sandler (Happy Gilmore) and McDonald are in the movie, it should be a hit.

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Why Kevin Streelman sought USGA approval to use this equipment tool as he leads Valspar after round one

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The first round of this week’s Valspar Championship proved to be quite difficult and the first-round leader for the event was a bit surprising.

Kevin Streelman, who missed the cut in four of his past five events, including three in a row, made seven birdies and was bogey-free on his way to a 64 (-7).

“I knew today was going to be solid and then it’s going to be hold-onto-your-shorts here for the next few days,” Streelman said in his post-round press conference. “So trying to just keep a good attitude and have some fun.”

Interestingly, Streelman tried out a new ball marker this week that he had to seek USGA approval for prior to teeing it up.

“It’s kind of cool little new ball marker I’m using that is legal that can kind of give you some visual cues that I think is pretty helpful. I was using that today, which I think kind of helped, as well.”

The marker has a line on it that gave Streelman a visual cue prior to hitting the putt.

Through ten holes in round two, the 45-year-old is at -6 and holds a share of the lead.

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The wild reason why Mark Wahlberg was initially denied entry to an Australian golf club

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Hollywood star Mark Wahlberg is known for his love of golf but received a shock recently when he was initially denied entry to Sydney’s Elanora Country Club.

The reason? His socks. As first reported by the Australian Daily Telegraph, Wahlberg turned up to the club wearing black socks, which is against the Australian club’s all-white sock policy.

Speaking to the publication, the club’s general manager Cathy Neagle confirmed the reason for the denial, saying: “We have dress standards. They do include white socks.”

Taking to Instagram, Wahlberg mimiked an Australian accent to poke fun at the decision saying: “Socks not allowed on every golf course in Australia, believe it or not. Some courses require you to wear white socks. These are gym socks, man! What?!”

 

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However, all’s well that ends well, as Wahlberg was happy to change into white socks to play at the club. 

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