Topgolfgears Morning 9: Bryson! | Finau: “Tough not to pick me” for U.S. RC squad | A Tiger impersonator strikes
September 4, 2018
Good Tuesday morning, golf fans. Hope your Labor Day was free of labor and your white golf attire is appropriately mothballed…
1. Bryson, again
When the traditional post-win email announcing the winning staffer’s equipment and apparel from Cobra/Puma hit my inbox, it occurred to me that Bryson DeChambeau now has as many wins (4) as Cobra’s most recognizable staffer, Rickie Fowler. Chew on that.
Here’s a bonus peek at the Golf Scientist’s victory calculations…”I would have given myself 20 percent [chance to win],” DeChambeau estimated through two rounds. “That’s just the odds of coming from seven back.”That began to change on Sunday when he birdied four of his first seven holes on his way to a third-round 63.
“As I played on Sunday, when I made that fourth and fifth birdie, it was like ‘OK, I have a good chance now,’” he said. “On 12 on Sunday when I made the putt, I figured I had a 70 percent chance to win.”
2. A star is born/acknowledged
Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard puts Bryson DeChambeau in context (within the pantheon of golf stars, anyways)…”DeChambeau emerged on Monday as the hottest commodity in the game at the moment, becoming the first player this season on the PGA Tour to win back-to-back events with another commanding performance at TPC Boston.”
“A week ago he boat-raced the field at the playoff opener by four strokes, a signature moment for a player who – despite two victories in two seasons on Tour – was still very much an unknown commodity.”
3. “Tough not to pick me”
Gotta admire the stones! Tony Finau, following his T-4 finish in Boston, thinks his a lock for captain Jim Furyk’s squad.
So, Bryson, Tony, Tiger, and Phil. What do you think, M9 readers?
4. Blahger Woods
For the first time this season, Tiger Woods declined to talk to the media following his round.
5. On Seth Waugh’s radar
Golfweek’s Martin Kaufmann looks at what the new PGA of America CEO will be, well, looking at.
6. Johnny Miller’s replacement
Staying on the Golfweek front, The Forecaddie examines Johnny Miller’s potential retirement…and his potential replacement.
7. A Feinsteinian novel
The eminent sportswriter channels his inner Flaubert for a work of fiction. Young adult fiction, to be specific. The protagonist: 17-year-old golf prodigy Frank Baker.
8. 3 families of men’s golf style
Writing for GolfWRX, Bryan Montgomery argues “East Coast prep,” “Midwest style,” and “West Coast” are the three umbrellas under which most golf wear (and menswear in general) sit.
for his full case and descriptions.
9. Is that you, Tiger?
Did you catch the Tiger Woods impersonator at the Dell Technologies Championship, Sunday? Hopefully he was treated better than the Donald Trump impersonator at the U.S. Open, who was unceremoniously tossed. Check him out below.