Attention divots across the planet: Beware — Charl Schwartzel may flick you off with his index finger if he’s frustrated after a mishit that will likely lead to a bogey.
Heading into the par-3 8th (his 17th of the day) at TPC Southwind in the second round of the St. Jude Classic, Schwartzel was bogey-free and had managed to get to 10-under for the tournament. Then, this happened:
So Charl Schwartzel is my new favorite golfer pic.twitter.com/iW2IjNRGQ2
— Gregg Weikel (@Thekid156) June 9, 2017
We are all Charl Schwartzel. Eff you, divot!
At first glance, it totally looks like he’s using his middle finger, but upon closer examination, Charl opted to use his index finger. Which, for whatever reason, actually makes the whole incident even more amusing. This is certainly a move I hadn’t seen before, but I like it. No need to utter any words; just a simply gesture to a piece of dirt/grass that can’t talk back. Enough said.
Schwartzel ended up posting nine-under at the halfway mark in Memphis for a share of the 36-hole lead with Chez Reavie and Sebastian Munoz.
THERE’S A LOT OF GOLF LEFT. Ugh. Add that to the list of freaking lame golf cliches that make me want to punch the wall or slap someone silly. (Which is hysterical to imagine because those are definitely on the list of things I’m just not capable of doing.)
Regardless of what happens over the weekend, Schwartzel still wins.
Happy weekend. We’ve got some exciting announcements, including a U.S. Open pool, that will be coming at you in the next day or two. We’ve been super busy trying to get our shit together to make it all come together in time for Erin Hills.
And yes, I’m fully aware it didn’t help that I decided to go adventuring in the Faroe Islands last week. But I work best under pressure and organized chaos. so you see, there’s a method to my madness!
STAY TUNED. Get excited af. Srsly.