Rick Reilly: Mickelson, LIV vs PGA Tour, Book

First half is interesting about the ethics of the LIV tour, funded by the Saudis, threatening the PGA’s future.

Author and award-winning golf writer Rick Reilly joins Rich Eisen in-studio where he explains how Phil Mickelson went from one of his favorite players to ruining his legacy after joining the Saudi-backed LIV Tour, what the PGA Tour must do to stem defections to the upstart rival league, and touts his new book ‘So Help Me Golf: Why We Love the Game,’ and shares his favorite stories about golfing with Hall of Fame announcers Al Michaels and Vin Scully and much more.

Rick Reilly Talks New Golf Book, Mickelson, LIV vs PGA Tour & more with Rich Eisen | Full Interview

ESPN’s Kevin Van Valkenburg Talks Controversial Saudi LIV Golf Tour with Rich Eisen

ESPN Senior Writer Kevin Van Valkenburg tells Rich Eisen why the controversial Saudi-backed LIV Golf Invitational Tour is here to stay after paying hundreds of millions of dollars to the likes of Phil Mickelson and Dustin Johnson, if there’s any panic inside the PGA Tour offices with the number of high-profile defections to the LIV Tour, and when/if the tour will be able to land a TV partner.

Scottie Scheffler staying grounded in faith during rise to golf’s world No. 1

Also included among those Scheffler thanked in the post was his caddie, Ted Scott. Scott and Bubba Watson parted ways late last year after more than a decade together. Their run included Masters titles in 2012 and 2014.

Scheffler and Scott first met through a Bible study about a year before they teamed up. When Scheffler called Scott, he told the longtime caddie he wanted to work with a Christian. … Continue reading “Scottie Scheffler staying grounded in faith during rise to golf’s world No. 1”

Trans Golfer Who Played On Men’s College Team Wins Women’s Title, Eyes LPGA

Hailey Davidson, who is biologically male but identifies as female, played in women’s golf last week and won a professional title after competing against biological women.

The transgender golfer, who previously played in men’s college golf, now hopes to qualify for the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) for female golfers.

According to a Golkweek report, Davidson beat LPGA player Perrine Delacour to win the women’s title at Providence Golf Club in Orlando, Florida last week.

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Arnold Palmer and Bohemian Grove – Dick Ferris

Arnold Palmer was truly amazing — even inspirational — but perhaps they compromised him, like they did Billy Graham.

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“How did you first come to know Arnold?” – Rich Lerner, host

“Oh gosh, that goes back some 45 years ago. We were both guests of a gentleman at the Bohemian Grove. And I went down and picked him up. He’d flown in on John Denver’s Lear. … He was flying this Lear, and I picked him up and took him up to the Grove. We just had a great time. And we hit it off, and we became pretty good friends.”

– Dick Ferris ‘longtime friend,’ calling in by phone

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from “The Life & Legacy of Arnold Palmer (1929 – 2016)” on The Golf Channel, 9/26/16

Jordon Spieth: "We're all very respectful of each other. We all root for each other. It's not like I'm out with Patrick Reed saying 'I hope he misses this put.' I hope he makes this, and I hope I make two in a row on top"

“There’s an incredible amount of young talent. Guys are coming out and winning quickly and a lot. We’re all very respectful of each other. We all root for each other. And we want to just…. It’s not like I’m out with Patrick Reed saying ‘I hope he misses this put.’ I hope he makes this, and I hope I make two in a row on top.”

– Jordon Spieth

Transcribed by Jeff Fenske from the Q&A after winning The Masters on “Live From The Masters,” 4/12/15, Golf Channel

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(video) Jordan Spieth Thumbs Up Patrick Reed’s Shot! — Wishing each other well example!!!

(video) Jordan Spieth Thumbs Up Patrick Reed's Shot! — Wishing each other well example!!!

Even competitors, competing for big $bucks$, can be friends!!!
Patrick’s wife, Justine is his beautiful caddy, by the way.
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The situation at 12:20. Thumbs up at minute-14:45!!![youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SIQPiwiMDEg]Jordan Spieth Patrick Reed Full Playoff @ Wyndham Championship 2013 1080p HD

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Full HD coverage of Jordan Spieth and Patrick Reed’s Playoff @ Wyndham Championship 2013.

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Jordon Spieth: “We’re all very respectful of each other. We all root for each other. It’s not like I’m out with Patrick Reed saying ‘I hope he misses this put.’ I hope he makes this, and I hope I make two in a row on top”

(video) Jordan Spieth: The Natural — "How he acts, whether things are going good or bad is super impressive!"

“How he acts, whether things are going good or bad is super impressive!”

– Graham DeLaet

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[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i3STjxcuk1Y]Jordan Spieth: The Natural

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(video) 14-year-old Jordan Spieth talks about his Masters goal in 2008

[youtube=https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=x60mko08yFk]14-year-old Jordan Spieth talks about his Masters goal (2008)

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Alaska: Palmer Golf Course Opens All 18 Holes for Business

From: Anchorage Daily News

Blessed by an early spring, Palmer Golf Course opened 18 holes with two temporary greens on Friday.

Word spread quickly. On Friday, about 50 players showed up, Palmer director of golf George Collum estimated. By Saturday, as many 80 were on the course — including one who buried an early-season eagle.

“It’s very early,” Collum said Saturday. “We opened in 2002 on the 28th of March. This is a week earlier, but we’re opening all 18 holes this time.” …

Collum said this is the course’s earliest opening.

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