— Jonathan Wall (@jonathanrwall) June 6, 2016
The Golf Blog says: William McGirt won his first PGA Tour event after a two hole playoff with Jon Curran at the Memorial. After struggling on mini-tours for years, McGirt finally broke through with a victory, earning $1.53 million and a 3 year PGA Tour exemption, plus a ticket to the U.S. Open. He did get a little advice several years ago from Tiger Woods, who called McGirt an “idiot” for not looking at the leaderboard the last time he had a chance to win a PGA Tour event. This time, McGirt did.
Tiger calling McGirt 'idiot' may lift him to 1st PGA Tour victory https://t.co/QBrMASmvnd
— Rob Ferguson (@ROBBBFERG) June 5, 2016
— CNN Politics (@CNNPolitics) June 2, 2016
The Golf Blog says: The PGA Tour announced that it was moving the World Golf Championship event from Donald Trump’s Doral course in Miami to Mexico. According to the PGA Tour, no sponsors wanted to continue to sponsor the event at Trump’s course, apparently given his controversial comments about Mexicans, Muslims, and women.
Trump blasted the PGA Tour for the move: “I just heard that the PGA Tour is taking their tournament out of Miami and moving it to Mexico. They’re moving it to Mexico City — which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance. But they’re moving it to Mexico City. And I’m saying, you know, what’s going on here? It’s so sad when you look what’s going on with our country.”
When Rory McIlroy heard the news, he quipped, “We’ll just jump over the wall,” referring to the wall Trump intends to build if elected president.
— Baird Blazer (@BairdBlazer) June 2, 2016
— GOLFonCBS (@GOLFonCBS) April 10, 2016
The Golf Blog says: Jordan Spieth is a class act. The Internet isn’t. The “crying Jordan” memes are pretty brutal. Click here.
The tradition is for last year’s winner to help the new winner put on the green jacket. But this year’s ceremony was extremely awkward, given that Jordan was leading for most of the tourney and finished in second after the quadruple bogey on the 12th and had just walked off the course after the very disappointing round.
Thirteen seconds in Butler Cabin that last FOREVER. pic.twitter.com/C9ABqwYOfu
— Don Van Natta Jr. (@DVNJr) April 10, 2016
— Masters Tournament (@TheMasters) April 11, 2016