HV3 mows | Tiger vs. Phil & Game of Thrones | Writing off Romo? | Scottish golf’s problem
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July 10, 2018
Good Tuesday morning, golf fans.
1. Romo can still play
While he struggled mightily against pro-caliber competition in his sponsor’s exemption to the Corales Puntacana and in U.S. Open qualifying, Tony Romo still has a serious golf game.
2. Shaping the Woods vs. Mickelson duel
How best to make the made-for-TV showdown? Golf Channel’s Randall Mell has a few thoughts.
Mell offers some shows to build off of (!)
3. Surprising? The Phil Mickelson dress shirt is really comfortable to golf in
I bit the bullet and tried the Phil Mickelson dress shirt. While it remains, well, not exactly my style, the thing was darn comfortable and you can certainly play golf in it.
4. Scottish golf in trouble?
How could this be? The game isn’t doing well in the home of said game? John Huggan (who blocks me on Twitter for some unknown reason) explains.
5. Stenson’s Open start in peril?
Something to keep an eye on…the 2016 Open winner may not be competing in the 2018 edition of the tournament.
6. Jimmy Buffett: caddie?
File under: “Story I should have lead with.” The love-him-or-hate-him prophet of Parrot Heads picked up a bag at the U.S. Senior Women’s Open, it seems.
7. He’s Nie-mann!
A pun so bad, I’ve used it more than once in discussing 19-year-old sensation (and now PGA Tour member) Joaquin Niemann!
Golf Digest’s Joel Beall with the details
8. A GolfWRX member dreams (nightmare) of Augusta National
GolfWRX member Me05501 had a dream that gave me a chuckle, he writes…
9. HV3: A man of his word
“I hate to harp on it, but it’s all about perspective,” said Harold Varner, who was in position to win at the Greenbrier after three rounds. “If I shoot 90 tomorrow, I’m gonna able to go home, and my mom is going to give me a kiss and be like, ‘you’re still a winner.’