Cheapest piece of clothing I own

Cheapest piece of clothing I own

Yessir, the band is back together. Hell, we even picked up a new member. All the hype, drama, and controversy surrounding the 2013 Masters tournament was too much to keep us away. But we’ll get to all that later. All you need to know is that none of us played Augusta this past weekend, which means we’re kicking off our 2014 Masters campaign!

A lot happened this weekend at Augusta, but let me first and foremost congratulate Adam Scott. Scott has been one hell of a Tour player for a long time now and the only reason it’s taken him this long to win his first big one is that dreaded flatstick. So it’s only fitting that he won this tournament with clutch putting. His always impressive ball-striking kept him in the mix, but it was his putting that earned him the prestigious green jacket. (more…)

Final round highlights from TPC (PGA Tour)

An in depth look how #17 performed in 2011 (PGA Tour)

Top Shelf Goydos had a nice showing (PGA Tour)

Sergio posted a final round 65 (PGA Tour)

More highlights from TPC (PGA Tour)

David Toms has an attractive wife (Barstool Sports)

Ian Poulter did NOT want a 5:30 AM wake up Sunday morning (Wei Under Par)

Choi’s Bois at TPC (Wei Under Par)

More Phil quotes (Wei Under Par)

Phil almost aced #17 (Wei Under Par)

Chris Wood almost won on the Euro tour, here’s a look at his career (Wei Under Par)

Speaking of #17, Charlie Hoffman found the drink (Devil Ball)

Graeme McDowell had the 54 hole lead (Devil Ball)

Johnny Miller doesn’t like Ian Poulter’s rush to avoid an early Sunday morning wakeup (Devil Ball)

Here’s some stories you may have missed over the weekend (Devil Ball)

Steve Stricker was in contention again in Florida (Golf Digest)

2011 TPC winner, KJ Choi’s swing sequence (Golf Digest)

Where does Tiger Woods go from here (Golf Digest)

So what’s happened today?

David Toms has taken over the lead at -10. At the moment Nick Watney, who had the lead at the start of the day, is one stroke back. As I’m typing this, Bubba Watson just hit a drive 341 yards and Sergio Garcia toyed with danger on 17. But don’t worry, 17 got the better of Paul Goydos (Sergio smiled /2008’d). Speaking of Sergio, will his putter be his friend or his enemy?

David Duval opens with a -2/70 and follows it up with a +4/76; he missed the cut.

Defending champion, Tim Clark withdrew after 10 holes with an apparent elbow injury.

Geoff Ovilvy also withdrew with a left shoulder injury after 9 holes.

Rickie Fowler started the day at +5 with a 77, managed to shoot -4/68 while fighting the flu. But his hat stayed on forward. Let’s not get sand in our vagina’s.

Rory Sabbatini is the worst at basically everything.

Phil Mickelson eagled 16. He is currently sitting at -2 after back to back rounds of -1/71. Today Phil was disappointed with inconsistency today. He shot a 31 on the front and the big 4-0 on the back. Speaking of a disappointed Phil, he’s had some things to say as of late. When asked about his performance in the first round, on the 13th hole, Phil had this to say:

“I don’t know what to say. I don’t know if it’s the set-up or the design, but I just don’t agree with that, I thought the question was would it stay up on top and be by the hole or was it going to roll down in the low area? I didn’t know it could possibly go in the water. I think when I design golf courses, I try not to screw the player like that. I try to keep it a little bit fair. I don’t know what I could have done differently. I’m disappointed with myself and my focus throughout the round today. I can do better than that. There were some low scores out there this afternoon today, and I felt like I should have been one of them. But I’ll get out here tomorrow morning and see if I can put it together.

Matteo Manassero, the 18 year old Italian is the youngest player ever to make the cut. He had rounds of E/72 and -2/70.

Hunter Mahan, I hate you too. But not as much as Rory Sabbatini. I’m a beard kind of guy, but shave that shit bro. You look like you molest collies.

I can’t find video of this yet, but Michael Bradley has apparently thrown his driver in the water. Some fans dove in after it, and some how he is using it again.

KellyTilghmanGC: Fan climbs down lake wall to rescue Michael Bradley’s driver. If Bradley birdies & makes cut on number, he should slip fan some $

Thank God it’s Friday. It’s been along week for this guy. Today I’m getting my windshield replaced on my car. It’s only like 6 months over due, but hey better late than never. I’m so sick of this god-damned weather. Everyday the chances of rain changes. Monday 20%, Wednesday 40%, Friday 50%. Am I asking too much? Is some sunshine out of the question? If it rains tomorrow, I’m going to ROAST.

Recap of the first round at Quail Hollow (PGA Tour)

First round highlights from Quail Hollow (PGA Tour)

Shot of the day from DLIII (PGA Tour)

Second round tee times at the Wells Fargo Championship (PGA Tour)

Seve Ballesteros is not doing so well. I’m not the praying type, but you’re in our thoughts Seve (PGA Tour, Wei Under Par, Devil Ball)

Bubba talks abotu Tiger’s swing (Devil Ball)

If you’re picking teams for futbol who do you take, Rory McIlroy or Sergio Garcia? (Devil Ball)

Rory Sabatini is pissing off people not named Sean O’Hair or The Real AC (Devil Ball)

26 groups and 18 holes…. What to do!?! (Geoff Shackelford)

Tom Lehman is in the lead after the first round of the Regions Tradition at Shoal Creek, the Champion’s Tour’s first major (Golf Digest)

America’s top 100 most expensive public golf courses (Golf Digest)

A frame by frame look at Bubba Watson’s swing (Golf Digest)

Imagine that, Phil Mickelson is hitting good recovery shots (Golf)

Bill Haas shot a bogey free 64 to open the Wells Fargo Championship (Golf)

Rory McIlroy is house hunting again, shoots opening round 75 (Golf)

The golf tournament of all golf tournaments, The Masters. It’s finally here!

Day 1 made me incredibly depressed. Alvaro Quiros, who is my age and Rory McIlroy, who is twenty fucking one, are in the lead. Sigh. Anyway on to the action…

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That’s right. The lovable and uber-talented Phil Mickelson revealed during a PGA press conference that he’s been suffering from a rare disease called psoriatic arthritis since this year’s US Open. The announcement, predictably enough, comes on the heels of another failed attempt to overtake Tiger Woods for the #1 World Ranking – the 8th time he’s failed to do so. Basically, the man on tour with the most raw talent of any golfer, possibly ever, decided to throw a smoke grenade after another mental breakdown at key a moment in his career. It will be unfortunate when his career is remembered more for the blown opportunities than the incredible shot-making ability. 

Fortunately, Phil is expecting to make a full “recovery,” thanks to modern medicine  and the removal of his balls meat from his diet. And not only that, but by making this announcement,  he’s completely removed any expectations of him winning this thing, so if he actually does, it will be the classic good husband/hot wife/breast cancer/12 kids/BONES/suck it Tiger storybook finish on Sunday. Only this time everyone shares some faggy tofu dish…

A very hearty thank you to friend of TG, and a man of considerable influence, JayV for going through the effort of writing this comprehensive review.

I don’t envy Corey Pavin.  In the next few weeks, he is charged with making the decisions as to who will be the four captain’s picks for the 2010 U.S. Ryder Cup Team.  It has been a long time since a captain has had so many worthy selections to choose from, and there are going to be a lot of good players sitting at home.  We’ll do our best to decipher the situation that currently faces Pavin.

Much was made of Paul Azinger’s decision to change the selection process for the victorious 2008 U.S. Team.  Azinger made adjustments to the process that limited off-year points to only the majors, and also slimmed down the automatic qualifiers from 10 to 8.  Many analysts acted as if these changes were the major contributing factor to the Americans’ success.  In reality, Azinger’s tinkering only kept one player off the squad: Woody Austin.  He and Hunter Mahan would have been the 9th and 10th qualifiers under the old qualifying scheme, and Mahan was a captain’s selection anyway.  If all these analysts think that the inclusion of J.B. Holmes or Boo Weekley over Austin was the main reason for the Yanks’ success…well, that’s just absurd.

However, the adjusted process is likely to have an even bigger factor in 2010, as it very well may turn out to be the thing that keeps Tiger Woods off the team.  Under the pre-2008 process, Woods would already be a lock based on the points he would have earned during his 2009 campaign.  Not so under the new system.

The Locks

Phil Mickelson, Hunter Mahan, Jim Furyk, Steve Stricker, Jeff Overton, & Anthony Kim (more…)