PGA Championship 2017

Well, it starts tomorrow for those that are golf fans. This, for this year, will be the last major of the year.  Rory McIlroy is the favorite based on how he won in 2010 and how he’s coming into form.

 

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T5 at Firestone. All rounds under par.

 

 

Quail Hallow is a fun course during the year. Now, they’ve lengthened the course on a few holes and it’s really going to be a bombers paradise.  Rory is my pick but I have a feeling it’ll be any bomber that has an “on’ game. Dustin Johnson during today’s press conferences sounded very confident in his game – he’s another fellow to be reckoned with. Especially when he says that he’s driving it the best he has all year.

Anyone see Rory hitting the ball 300 yards in a space suit recently?

"Houston, we have a problem" #DriverStillGoesOver300 @omega

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Trump Fires Comey, Rory with TaylorMade, Golf with the Boys, and more…

Comey

So let me get this straight. Candidate Trump praised Comey on the campaign trail. He praised him for what was probably the issue that undermined the election for her – he declared to the public that she was under investigation. Flash forward to now. He’s fired and White House is saying it’s for how he treated Hillary Clinton.

The obvious. This is pure complete garbage. Everyone knows Comey hasn’t been silent about their investigations into the Trump/Russia dealings. I think President Trump thought he could fire him and Democrats would be united behind him in doing so.

For your history buffs out there – there hasn’t been anything like this since October 20th, 1973 when Nixon fired his own special prosecutor into the Watergate scandal.

Golf Yesterday

Two rounds yesterday trying to get ready for a tournament in a week and a half. Definitely running on fumes and the concentration wasn’t there for the second round. 75 in the morning and 84 in the afternoon. Played with my buddies Doug and Eric – which is always usually an event. Eric couldn’t putt on the front side and Doug …. well…. he was Doug and was just all over the place.

 

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What am I doing here? ‘Where in the world is Doug…’

Also to my buddy – Doug – per our discussion on how the economy is doing. I explained to him that President’s inherent economies from their predecessors. He wasn’t quite buying it. Oh how I love data. Data. Data. Data.

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But I also form that opinion based on investments and the stock exchange.

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Being that Trump has only had a little over 100 days in office – there isn’t a whole economically that he can take credit for yet. I’m not saying that Trump can’t have a positive impact on our economy, I’m just saying that it’s so soon that he’s still reaping the benefits from his predecessor.

Rory moves to TaylorMade

Rory claims he struggled at Augusta with the wind because of his equipment. Sorry! I’m calling BS. Hit the ball lower. You’re too good of a player to be blaming things on the equipment. I mean it’s a fun topic and we’re all following the latest and greatest in equipment but to say that it makes a monumental change in your game – is just silly.

Grayson Murray

Anyone remember him? He was the golfer that asked Lindsey Pelas to caddie for him should he qualify for the Masters. Who’s Lindsey?

 

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Anyway, back on subject Chris. Where was I going with this? Oh yeah. Well he had a tiff with his caddie in the middle of his round with caddie. His caddie gave up and quite on the 9th hole and walked off. Geez – Grayson – stop being such a blowhard. Handle yourself better man! Read the story here.

Photo of the Day

Definitely my buddy Eric who was worried that his mancard was in jeopardy pushing a cart. Here – this should help….

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Rory goes TaylorMade, Rizzo, and Guardians of the Galaxy

It looks like Rory is prepping for TPC Sawgrass and making a switch to the TaylorMade M2 2017 Driver. He’s one of the few that made an arrangement with different companies for different parts of his bag. Taylormade/Callaway/ and Titleist.

Cubs vs Yankees

18 Innings. A lot of strikeouts. Rizzo took a 98 mph beaner and is ready to play the next day. Fortunately no big injuries.

Guardians of the Galaxy 2

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We went and saw it yesterday in Regal RPX. It’s their premium experience with Dolby Atmos sound. While I did enjoy the film, it didn’t resonate for me as well as the first film. Definitely highly enjoyable though.

Trump Confirmation Hearings, Affleck and the BBC, Golf and Rory, and Inauguration Day

Trump Confirmation Hearings

Betsy Davos. I think she could potentially be very bad for the school systems. Time will tell.

Ben Affleck Interviewed by BBC

Ben Affleck confirms that he has seen ‘sad affleck.’ Quite funny.

Onto Some Golf

Brandel Chamblee loves to talk numbers and he made as assertion a year ago saying that the best players on tour “hit down on the ball.”

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Rory McIlroy took the time to respond personally….

My Golf News

 

Course was in amazing shape yesterday. Nice day. 79 for the score. But what’s a bummer was that I was +3 thru 14 and hitting from the middle of the fairway on the 15th hole. Stupid mistakes coming in. Argh!!

Bob Madsen points that it might be something to do with energy levels. Perhaps eating something throughout the round might be helpful along with some water, etc. Very true. Worthwhile point.

Onto Donald

Who else is tired of this Donald Trump crap? I haven’t seen him make any effort to bridge the divide between him and the rest of Americans that did not vote for him. I just hope his presidency is nothing like his cabinet picks. Otherwise, who knows what we’re really in for. Entering going into the inauguration with a 35% approval rating. This just shows me how deep the divide is in this country.

I really get tired of the “Make America Great Again” because I firmly believe we never stopped being great.