The Shag Bag
27 MAR 2018
A Tough Debut for Tony
Steph Curry’s tremendous Web.com Tour debut last year at the Ellie Mae Classic was such a success that many believed it would open the door for more famous athletes to participate in other professional tournaments in the future. However, after Tony Romo’s lacklustre performance at the Corales Puntacana Resort and Club Championship, one has to think that that door is probably closing quickly. Romo was given a sponsor’s exemption for the tournament and finished dead last in the 132-man field, six shots behind the nearest amateur competitor. He opened the tournament with a somewhat respectable round of 77, but things went sideways in a hurry on Friday morning when the former quarterback rattled off six consecutive bogeys to start his second round. Romo went on to shoot an 82 and missed the cut by 16 strokes. “I lipped out three or four putts early, some short putts that kind of got me a little bit pressing,” Romo said. “I just didn’t hit the irons very good today. The back nine is 4000 yards, so when you’re not hitting those [fairways], well you’re going to have tough shots.”
If you regularly comb the internet for golf stories like we do, then you have probably come across your fair share of golf cart heist stories. But how many times can you recall reading about a golf cart that has withstood numerous theft attempts? That has been the case for a decrepit maintenance cart at Sterling Farms Golf Course in Stamford, Connecticut, which has been unsuccessfully targeted by thieves on four separate occasions! The most recent attempt occurred on March 15th, when surveillance cameras showed a man in a Ford pick-up truck trying to tie the cart to the back of his vehicle and drive away with it. Fortunately, the cart was chained to a rock on the property and the rope snapped during the incident. The cart did sustain $1000 worth of damage, including two busted tail lights and a detached steering column. And since the incident, several golf club employees have fittingly started referring to the cart as “Frankenstein” for both its grotesque appearance and its unique ability to keep coming back from the dead!
Swing of the Week
Dustin Johnson may have hit the most behemoth drive in the history of golf last week at the WGC-Dell Match Play when he uncorked a 489-yard howitzer on the 12th hole of the Austin Country Club on Friday evening! Unfortunately, there is no footage of the drive. But, the circuit did tweet out this incredible graphic of the shot to help put DJ’s mind-boggling distance into perspective.
Golf Animal of the Week
Shot of the Week
For some time now, Bubba Watson has been one of the best escape artists on the PGA Tour. But this fairway bunker shot right up against the lip of the bunker in his Saturday match against Brian Harmon would have made even Harry Houdini blush. Incredible!