From the news feed today.
It's sad that the first time I've heard this story was for Forest Fezler's passing but I'm glad to have read it nonetheless (I'm actually younger than the event itself 😊). Besides the fact that he had a hell of a golfer name, I think it's so awesome he had the guts to publicly throw a middle finger to the USGA in its biggest event. It's one thing to do it before missing the cut, it's another to do en route to a runner up finish on the 72nd hole.
I'm sure this was quite controversial when it happened but could you imagine how bad it would be if someone did it now??? Social media would explode.
Phil had a presser the other day and said that the USGA should use a "halfer" instead of the Stimpmeter to measure green speed. Anyone have any idea what a "halfer" is and how it works. Or, is Phil trolling every golfer in the world?
Got a little inside info from a friend working with the maintenance boys at Shinnecock; cutting the fairways at .350", and the greens at .095 Except.... two greens will be cut at .105 One of those is almost certainly the seventh, site of the debacle in the last US Open held here. Don't know which other green is getting this treatment.
When it comes to the first major of the year, Rickie Fowler will be dressed to the nines each day in apparel from PUMA Golf's Spring Summer â€˜18 Collection. Rickie's Thursday look will include a Polo, Belt, P Cap and LE Hi-Tops in a new Heather & Lime colorway, PUMA's nod to Master's green (the LE Hi-Tops will be available starting next week. More details to follow then). Rickie will close out the tournament in his traditional Sunday look with pops of his signature Orange.
Bryson DeChambeau is ready for Augusta with a selection of sophisticated apparel pieces, footwear and accessories from PUMA Golf's Spring Summer'18 collection. The looks include his signature driver cap; Red, White & Blue on Sunday, along with highlights of PUMA's new Acid Lime colorway to deliver four cohesive looks that will keep him looking stylish as he vies for his first Green Jacket.