Category Archives: Humor

Jun
10
2017
By Stephanie Wei under Humor

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:

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Jan
26
2017

Bernhard Langer

Despite winning the Electoral College vote to claim the highest office of the land as President of the United States, Donald Trump apparently still can’t get over the fact that he lost the popular vote by nearly 3 million to Hillary Clinton. It’s strange, considering the President and his supporters can’t seem to get enough of emphasizing that HE WON (even when it really shouldn’t be able winning vs. losing at this point when there are intelligence reports by multiple agencies asserting that it’s likely Russia interfered with our democratic process during the campaign).

In a meeting on Monday, Trump reasserted his debunked claim that he would have won the popular vote by 3-5 million had it not been for “illegals,” according to the New York Times. The President followed up on this affirmation via his favorite outlet Twitter, saying he was calling for a major investigation into voter fraud. (Which leaves many perplexed and wondering if that’s the best way to spend our tax dollars, especially since he, you know, won.)

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Jan
26
2017
By Stephanie Wei under European Tour

Because in the Middle East, the work week is from Sunday through Thursday, so it’s technically the start of the weekend here. After hours of reading every newspaper back in America, just thought it would nice to lighten the mood and try not to think about walls, alleged voter fraud, xenophobic, anti-immigrant policies, etc. Here’s just part of a conversation that I had with Robert Rock last week in Abu Dhabi, where he was explaining the new Green Books and eventually it led to a light-heated conversation about slow play and watching a golf telecast:

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Jan
20
2017

European Tour awkward reporter

And we thought it couldn’t  be done — a truly, pee-in-your pants-laughing, hilarious golf…well, anything. In the history of the game. No joke. I can’t stop laughing and tears are streaming down my face! In a good way for a change this week! But I wasn’t expecting anything less. It’s quite a feat to create a video that crosses over to non-golf industry people — I’m fairly certain anyone, who doesn’t know or watch or like golf, will be LMAOLOLZ.

Wait, what am I talking about? Well, it’s the video we’ve all been waiting for…since the pro-am on Wednesday at the Abu Dhabi Championship. At least those of us who saw and/or heard the anecdotes from just about every player, manager, media person, insider on the European Tour. 

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Sep
11
2016

As Friday evening unfolded, most of you were kicking back and relaxing with your family, some might have gotten screwed with work, a lucky but considerable number embarked on memorable adventures exploring an exotic part of the world, the rest drank beer (domestic) and watched football, and a very small, mostly hand-picked and exclusive crowd gathered at The Plaza Hotel for the Bazaar “Icon” party, which featured a performance and impromptu, “stream of consciousness speech about the critiques of his latest fashion collection” from Kanye.

But about *maybe* 10 golf geeks were glued to their Twitter timelines in fascination as two-time PGA Tour winner Steven Bowditch exchanged tweets with a high school teenager who had been shamelessly trolling the Australian golfer for months. As any golf fan knows, Bowditch hasn’t simply had a “down” or “rough” year; it’s been straight-up brutal. Try to put yourself in his position, and trust me, he’s trying his best and putting in the practice time. At first, his poor play started out as a bit of a lame but sort of funny joke I’d see on Twitter and in Fantasy Golf league email chains.

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Jul
15
2016

It’s Friday, so why not mix things up with a bit of fun and I promise you’ll get a good laugh (if you don’t, then get a sense of humor)? Plus, there was a request from a fellow media member to post the above video or make it available to share. On Wednesday morning I played Prestwick GC, the home of the Open Championship (yes, it’s where the first one was staged in 1860).

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May
12
2016

roryjoggers

Rory McIlroy made waves on social media Thursday afternoon in the first round of The Players. And no, it wasn’t for his play. Instead, the buzz was all about his attire, as he sported “joggers” — athletic pants with elastic bottoms, a “trend” (if you can call it that) Rickie Fowler debuted at the first tournament of the year in Maui.

McIlroy accompanied this new look with the new Nike Air Max 90s (which will be available on nike.com on June 1). What appears to have been somewhat overshadowed is the collarless shirt he’s wearing, as well. I actually didn’t initially notice it until someone on Twitter pointed it out, but the shirt has been featured prominently this season as Nike’s redefinition of the golf polo. 

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May
5
2016

Under Armour celebrated its 20th birthday on Wednesday in Baltimore and invited tons of celebrities, including many of its sponsored athletes, like Jordan Spieth and Lindsey Vonn. Oh yeah, Tom Brady was also present. So was Vanilla Ice.

If you’re a child of the ’90s, like me, then you were most excited to hear that the “Ice Ice Baby” rapper gave a special performance, but not before an epic photobomb by Spieth.

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Apr
28
2016

Before some of you get all fired up over my use of “legend” and “John Daly” in the same sentence, relax. I don’t mean it in the way that I would when I’m referring to Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer, etc. But, Daly is indeed a “legend’ in his own right. Well, maybe “folk hero” is more accurate, but the guy did win two majors, including the 1995 Open Championship at St Andrews (aside: I love hearing stories from reporters that were present for the trophy presentation and ensuing celebration).

Daly is like golf’s Everyman in a sport that’s known for its rigid, uptight and exclusionary practices. So, happy 50th birthday, John Daly!

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