Topgolfgears Morning 9: Americans get it in gear | Phil thrills | RIP Dave Anderson
1. International Crown
Meanwhile, in Incheon, South Korea…AP Report…With a typhoon approaching and rain falling, Michelle Wie and Jessica Korda had plenty of opposition to overcome on the second day of the UL International Crown.
2. And at the Alfred Dunhill Links…
European Tour report on round one at the Links…”Marcus Fraser and Matt Wallace both birdied their final holes to take a share of the lead after a challenging opening day of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship.”
3. RIP Dave Anderson
John Strege at Golf Digest with the news…”Dave Anderson, a Pulitzer Prize-winning sports columnist with the New York Times and a long-time contributing writer at Golf Digest, has died. He was 89…Anderson had a passion for golf, playing it and writing about it. It was after covering the Masters and before playing a round of golf that he learned that he had won the Pulitzer Prize for commentary.”
4. Phil didn’t advise picking himself in fantasy…
Perhaps you saw the video yesterday from Wednesday at the Safeway Open–a fan asking Phil Mickelson whether he should roster the left-hander in his DraftKings lineup. Mickelson advises him not to.
Well, through one round at least, Mickelson looks like an excellent choice.
Lefty opened the Safeway Open with a bogey-free 65 that included a stretch of six-straight birdies.
5. Best third quarter ever!
Press release…“Golf Channel posted its most-watched third quarter ever (126,000, P2+) across a 24-hour period, up 9% vs. 2017 (116k).”
6. Speaketh the Jack
Digest has a roundup of some of the Golden Bear’s bon mots.
7. Bud’s back
Excellent feature from PGATour.com’s Helen Ross on Bud Cauley’s accident and return to action this week.
8. Tyrrell Hatton’s Sunday night accommodations
Regarding the Europeans’ victory celebration…”Sunday night was a bit messy,” Hatton told Sky Sports. “I got back into my room at four in the morning. And then, always the sign of a good night is when you fall asleep next to the toilet.”
Always the sign of a good night, indeed.
9. Cheers, Mark Mulder
He’s getting about 1 percent of the fanfare Steph Curry did during his Web.com Tour starts, but former MLB pitcher, Mark Mulder, playing on a sponsor’s exemption, fired an opening-round 3-over 75 at the Safeway Open. He’s tied for 134th after one round, ahead of Jamie Lovemark, Wesley Bryan, and Adam Hadwin.