If you’re wondering why there aren’t any of the usual fabulous camera-phone pictures to accompany the text, unfortunately I’m not allowed to post photos — even of just random practice shots. According to the PGA Tour’s new media policy, I need a photographer credential and since my website is technically “for profit” and has advertising, it’s a violation. However, if Joe Golf Fan wants to take pictures and post them on their blog, it’s fine. Good news is I guess this site is now considered a “recognized news outlet”? Or is it? Well, going forward, you can find pictures on Twitter and the WUP Facebook page. Feel free to send photos to me if you’re ever at an event, too! Actually, that’s probably not allowed, either.
Everyone knows Vijay Singh practices really, really hard. He hits a lot of range balls and rolls just as many practice putts. On Tuesday afternoon Vijay was working on some drills. As you can see in the pictures, he teed up the ball about a foot from the umbrella to make sure the club stays on the right path on his follow-through. It appeared like he was trying to hit a slight fade — the ball wasn’t moving too much, probably about two-three yards.
Similar to last week’s Honda Classic at PGA National, most of the players and some of the media stay on site at Doral for the WGC-Cadillac Championship. My commute is a little rougher this week, though — instead of just walking through the hotel lobby and bar, I actually have to walk outside to get to work (see above picture). So tough, I know! Well, apparently it’s allergy season in South Florida already because my allergies, along with Bubba Watson’s, are in full bloom.
I’m quoting the great Charlie Sheen, who quoted the great Allen Iverson during an interview with Jeff Rossen of NBC’s Today. Sheen, who has been the talk of the town for, well, being Charlie Sheen, the many loony (yet so absurd, it’s addicting) things he’s been saying lately and suing CBS, was asked if he’d ever missed a day of work. “Not a day that cost anybody any money,” said Sheen, rolling his eyes. “I missed practice. I’m talking about practice, to quote the great Allen Iverson. Practice! Come on, guys, we’re talking about practice.”