Topgolfgears Morning 9: Tigermania redux | RIP Don Cherry | Best golf podcasts
1. Tigermania redux
I received an email from a reader yesterday saying he thought the “too much Tiger” in the subject line might refer to excessive coverage of Woods, particularly on T.V. Unfortunately for the reader, given the synthesis of Woods’ strong play and massive ratings bumps, it’s unlikely we’ll be seeing less of TW on screen in the near future.
Outside the ropes, fan enthusiasm for Woods is at a fevered pitch, as Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard writes.
2. Speaketh the Tiger
A few morsels from his comments ahead of the Northern Trust.
3. Tinkereth the Tiger
Woods swapped out the Mitsubishi Tensei CK Orange 70TX he’s been gaming for much of the year.
4. RIP Don Cherry
One of the most unique strands woven into the tapestry of golf history, Don Cherry has died. From his New York Times obit…”Don Cherry, a leading pop singer of the 1950s who performed at clubs and hotels by night while becoming one of America’s top amateur golfers by day, died on April 4 at a hospice in Las Vegas. He was 94.”
Can you imagine a similar story today?
5. PGA Tour ROY race
PGATour.com’s Sean Martin writes we’re looking at a two-horse gallop.
6. Best golf podcasts?
I took a highly subjective climb up Mt. Golf Podcast to round up 21 of the best podcasts in golf–and given said subjectivity, I encourage you to check out the comments for additional quality recommendations.
Here’s a sampling of my picks.
7. Eisenhower cabin renovation?
Per Alex Myers...”In the past couple years, Augusta National has created the most-talked-about media center and merchandise shop in golf. But now the club is focused on giving one of its most famous landmarks a facelift.According to the Augusta Chronicle, the club’s Eisenhower Cabin is undergoing a renovation.”
Maybe they’re putting in a hot tub?
8. 59! or 59.
Geoff Shackelford is running an interesting poll on his blog, asking readers if golf’s magic number is, well, less magical..
60 percent of Shack’s readers voted for “they are no longer as incredible as they first seemed.”
9. Nice sticks
Hooked on Golf’s Tony Korologos spotted a New York Post article from earlier this month discussing an uptick in golf equipment sales…safe to say, the uptick didn’t include any of the equipment in the chosen stock photo (below)