Topgolfgears Morning 9: Dragging the Tiger | Plenty of Merritt | Brandel gets it done
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1. Plenty of Merritt
Alternate title: “A heavily bearded man wins a shaving cream-sponsored tournament.”
2. Chamblee walks the walk…into the Senior Open
Love him or hate him, you’ll now be able to watch him in the Senior Open Championship. That’s right, golf fans, Brandel Chamblee has qualified for the Senior Open-and the Golf Channel analyst did so in impressive fashion.
3. Dragging the Tiger
Parsing apart the takes on Tiger Woods’ return to major championship contention is an ongoing process…especially in a week where the scribes have little else to scribble about.
with commentary from Geoff Shackelford…then read the whole darn thing…if you want to. .
4. The “did Tiger choke debate”
I outlined the perspectives on the question of whether Tiger Woods choked away The Open in a piece yesterday. It was largely interpreted as my scathing take on Woods’ performance, which it shouldn’t have been. I was merely pointing out the different camps.
5. Feinstein relents (sort of)
Longtime Woods hater, negative take opportunist, John Feinstein, has decided that while Tiger Woods will only be “back” after tasting major glory, he’s back…ish.
If Feinstein is your cup of sour tea, …I go no further.
6. Slumbers on the issues
The R&A isn’t sleeping on what’s being talked about in the world of golf! Martin Slumbers talked through some of the big-ticket items with Golf Digest.
7. Golf is a tease
Shane Ryan penned a piece for Digest, as he does on occasion.
8. Furyk/Woods Ryder Cup
Captain Jim Furyk is mum on handing Tiger Woods a captain’s pick for the Ryder Cup.
9. Bob battles a troll
I have great respect for ESPN’s longtime golf voice Bob Harig. Surely, Harig has dealt with his share of nonsensical under-bridge dwellers in his time because, well, #internet. But I was amused to see Harig fire back at some particularly stupid remarks on Twitter.
Apologies for Tom’s language, but when you’re in an ALL-CAPS RAGE, you’re beyond the point of self-censorship