GM. This is Easy Pars. The golf newsletter that would definitely take your putter to the shop, in the middle of your round.
Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
Caddy dropped in the heat (he’s ok, though)
Rory’s caddie running errands during a round
TGL looks really cool
Phil almost had it…then he got an 8 on a par 3 (Cam Smith put on a clinic)
Caddies need to start getting more credit
Caddies are the unsung heroes of the golf world.
They do so much more than simply carry golf clubs around.
They’re the one person that the player can completely trust to give them honest advice and insight out on the field.
And for good reason, the standard way in which caddies get paid is by getting a percentage of the player’s earnings. So it’s clearly in their best interest to do everything they can to help the player play their best.
But it’s not easy being a caddy.
Such was the case this past Friday at TPC Tailwind where temperatures were over 94 degrees in what has to be one of the hottest conditions experienced during a tournament in the entire season.
It was so hot that Harris English’s caddy, Eric Larson, got lightheaded and had to receive some medical attention.
He ended up being okay, but he had to take the rest of the day off.
Luckily a qualified spectator was willing to fill in for Larson, local pro Andrew Argotsinger.
English was able to finish the round and the impromptu caddy got to take part in a top-level pro golf tournament.
Talk about being at the right place at the right time.
Seriously, caddies need to get more credit
What happens when, for some strange reason, you bring the wrong putter in your golf bag?
Nothing happens, because if you’re Rory McIlroy, you have an amazing caddy that can handle the situation.
During the first round of the FedEx St Jude Championship, Rory felt something off with his Scotty Cameron Phantom X 5.5 putter.
When comparing side by side to his TaylorMade Spider X, he noticed it was about half an inch shorter.
Harry Diamond, Rory’s caddy, got it trimmed at a local golf store. And rebalanced with the help of a Cameron representative so that it would feel good as new.
Did it make a difference?
Rory’s putting game wasn’t top of the field. It was in the lower end of the field for most of the tournament.
But considering that he ended up finishing in T3, you could say that every effort that can be made should be made to win.
This looks amazing, but will it be fun to watch?
There’s a soon to be launched in-door golf league that will be headed by Tiger Woods and backed by the PGA Tour.
And in case you were wondering, a lot of top-level players including Jon Rahm, Schauffele, Rory McIlroy, Justin Thomas, Collin Morikawa, and Matt Fitzpatrick have signed up to play.
The league is called TGL and will be played on top of the line Full Swing golf simulation technology.
The renders of how the playing field will look have been released and they look awesome.
They’re a weird combination of e-sports stadium and golf.
We’ll definitely be tuning in to see how this indoor concept works and if it can make for some good to-watch indoor golf.
So what else is on?
If your golf fix hadn’t been filled due to the weather delay at the FedEx St Jude Championship, you could simply get off the couch and do something else or do like very few people did, and tune in to the CW Network to watch LIV Golf’s Bedminster event.
If by chance you’d tuned in to the CW Network, you would’ve witnessed some of Phil Mickelson’s best golf followed by some of his worst.
Phil was trailing tournament leader Cameron Smith very closely. But then on the 7th, he quintuple bogeyed.
Just tuned into the LIV Golf leaderboard to see Phil Mickelson made a quintuple-bogey 8 on the 7th hole at Bedminster
— Matt Chivers (@mgchiversNCG)
Aug 13, 2023
He recovered from the setback and still managed to get a T9 finish, which is still pretty solid.
However, it would’ve been cool to see 53-year-old Mickelson take a W.
Meme of the Day
Claire Rodgers roasting Tom Kim for his course pants choice.
Walking into the first day of fourth grade with all eyes on me because I got the new zip-off convertible pants from Limited Too
— claire rogers (@kclairerogers)
Aug 10, 2023
That’s is for today, golfer. We’ll be back Thursday with some exciting news and all current golf events!