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"Tiger and Phil miss the cut while Ted Potter Jr. defeats Troy Kelly in Greenbrier Classic playoff."
You have to think that was the exact headline they were hoping for when they put this golf tournament together a few years ago.
Webb Simpson shot a 3-over 73 on Sunday, including four bogeys on the back 9. (Getty Images)
It's pretty obvious that Webb Simpson's collapse on Sunday was a direct result of a few too many Mint Julep's at the SAE-Theta mixer on Saturday night, which was held in the 'Deep South Ballroom' at The Greenbrier hotel. However, I think we can all agree that the seersucker pants he wore on Friday were extremely fratty of him. I want to come back in my next life as Webb Simpson's wardrobe.
My wife: "Where's the tournament this weekend?"
Me: "A place in West Virginia, The Greenbrier."
Wife: "Oh yeah, I know all about it."
Me: "Riiiight, of course you do."
Wife: "Seriously, they just filmed some of the latest "Bachelorette" there a few weeks ago."
For months I've been trying to figure out why Tiger picked The Greenbrier of all places to make his "random" PGA Tour appearance for the year… and then it all made sense. Am I really to believe that it's pure coincidence that a show about 25 young, hot, drunk, slutty celebrity whores filmed part of their show at The Greenbrier and just weeks later Tiger happens to show up for a tournament there for the first and only time in his career?
Puh…Lease…Let's just say he is winning tournaments again; you do the math. Correction…was winning tournaments again. Now I guess "he's back" to being Bo Van Pelt relevant? Or Ted Potter Jr. relevant? This is just too hard to keep up with.
If this story is true, and it's being reported by multiple media outlets, then the PGA has a complete PR disaster on their hands. Pay to Play?
I'm guessing the CBS television ratings over the weekend were probably their worst for a PGA event since Tiger was a virgin. Yet I'm betting it still beat out the Women's U.S. Open on NBC. I mean who in America doesn't want to see Na Yeon Choi win the United States Women's Open the week of July 4th...or any week for that matter. I'm sure that made for riveting TV. And to the people that actually took the time to show up in person, seriously? Nice 78-80 over the weekend for Michelle Wie. That whole professional golf career thing seems to really be working out well for you. I'm sure Nike is extremely pleases with their investment thus far.
Yes, The Greenbrier Classic was so bad I just typed an entire paragraph about Women's golf.
My favorite stat that I just made up is this...in the last month; FIGJAM (Mickelson) and a 17 year old junior in high school have both played in the U.S. Open and a regular PGA Tour event.
Made cuts in said events:
FIGJAM - 0
Junior in High School - 2
I was also forwarded a text this week from FIGJAM to Tim Finchem (PGA Tour commissioner) I thought I would pass along:
Tim, after watching Saturday coverage of the AT&T last weekend I have decided that I am only going to play in PGA Tour events with no galleries going forward. No galleries = no cell phones. Make it happen.
The one and only bright spot this weekend was a gentleman that closed with a superb 5-under on Sunday and a very respectable T12. Let's just say that a certain past Open Championship Golfer of the year is coming into form two weeks before the Open Championship.
I will have my British Open preview up next week but you can be sure that one John Patrick Daly will be among the favorites.
Until Next Week,