Collect ‘spherical, golf followers, as a result of it is probably the most great time of the 12 months! Really, it isn’t that point simply but regardless of what many radio stations blaring Christmas music method (method) too early are telling you. And, truly, we aren’t celebrating something great. Nevertheless it’s nonetheless all the time enjoyable handing out our annual turkeys of the 12 months.
We would love handy out precise turkeys to each one in every of our honorees this Thanksgiving, however have you ever seen how a lot turkeys price nowadays? We would go broke earlier than we obtained by way of all of the LIV Golf guys. As a substitute, we’ll proceed to easily title golf’s largest turkeys of the 12 months—particularly as a result of there have been a LOT of them in 2022. Let’s get to it.
Fantasy Pereira: We will attempt to preserve these gentle for probably the most half, however we might be remiss if we did not point out the man who let a significant championship trophy slip by way of his fingers as if it was coated in turkey grease. All Pereira needed to do on the ultimate gap at Southern Hills to NOT lose in regulation was to NOT hit his golf ball into that creek down the precise facet … and he hit it within the creek.
We nonetheless really feel dangerous for him, however … TURKEY! Justin Thomas ought to actually ship him one with all of the trimmings as a Thanksgiving thanks.
Danny Willett: Equally, Willett had an all-time crushing loss when he went from having a four-footer for birdie and a straightforward win on the Fortinet Championship to three-putting and LOSING!
The one good factor for Danny is that it was the Fortinet Championship and never the PGA Championship, so not as many individuals will keep in mind him dropping as they may Mito Pereira. It did not assist that Max Homa chipped in earlier than Danny’s disastrous three-putt, and to Danny’s credit score, he dealt with the scenario in addition to might be anticipated. However nonetheless, you may’t lose that match.
Sergio García: Similar to you may’t beg to play within the DP World Tour’s flagship occasion after which WD after you get off to a nasty begin and whereas the match, being held in England, has been delayed due to the loss of life of Queen Elizabeth II. Making issues worse, Garcia then confirmed up in Austin, Texas, for a UT soccer sport that Saturday whereas the occasion performed on (one thing he was later fined for).
Talor Gooch: Talking of dangerous seems, or actually, dangerous takes, Talor was an actual lightning rod this 12 months for just a few causes. However none was worse than him evaluating the ambiance on the first LIV Golf occasion within the US to a Ryder Cup. “I have never performed a Ryder Cup or a Presidents Cup, however cannot think about there’s a complete hell of a whole lot of distinction.” LOL as the youngsters say.
Gooch later admitted it was, “Possibly somewhat aggressive of a remark,” (Gee, ya suppose?) after he took some warmth for it. Sufficient warmth to cook dinner a turkey to a golden brown.
Timothy Kelly: OK, let’s get into the “forgetful tour professional” portion of the menu. First, we now have Kelly, AKA Tee-Okay, who forgot his whole golf wardrobe in his lodge. Robust. However a minimum of Turkey, we imply, Tee-Okay obtained all of them again.
After spending a superb quantity of gasoline cash, that’s.
Adam Schenk: After which there’s this man, who forgot his freaking golf golf equipment at residence when touring to a match. Yep, his golf golf equipment. How is that doable?!
Because of Adam’s spouse, Kourtney, for all the time holding him in test. We would say tour professionals are similar to us, however I do n’t know any golfer who would neglect his golf equipment happening a golf journey.
Syed Zaki: This man is certainly NOT a tour professional, however apparently he mentioned he was earlier than taking part in in a PGA Tour pre-qualifier, the place he fired a 69. For 9(!) holes.
As you may see, he did handle to birdie a 231-yard par 3. Spectacular. Earlier than making 17 on the next gap. Spectacular for various causes. Hopefully, Zaki shall be higher vetted earlier than attempting to “compete” in one other qualifier. Our ideas exit to his taking part in companions that day. And anybody taking part in behind his group of him.
Whoever arrange this pin: There have been loads of excessive numbers on the Iowa Ladies 3A State Golf Event as nicely, however they have been largely resulting from one of the devilish pin positions in historical past on the 18th gap of the River Valley Golf Course in Adel:
Did Mike Davis transfer to Iowa? Get it? That was a USGA joke … OK, shifting on …
Matt Moroz: It is an excessive amount of to clarify right here so try the reporting from The Fireplace Pit Collective’s Ryan French.
Mainly, Moroz was DQ’d from Korn Ferry Q Faculty for dishonest. A number of occasions. Throughout a number of days. And in a number of methods. “Discovering” golf balls that had no method of being discovered? Verify. “Discovering” golf balls on the backside of the cup that by no means had an opportunity of stepping into? Verify. Backside line, should you ever end up taking part in with this man for any kind of stakes, you higher control him.
The man who requested this query: To point out we’re honest and balanced, our subsequent turkey does not go to a golfer, however to a golf author on the Open Championship, who was amazed that Cameron Younger might be so good at golf when he grew up on the “streets of New York.” In the meantime, Cameron grew up dwelling on one of many nation’s most unique nation golf equipment, Sleepy Hole, the place his dad is the longtime head professional.
So, yeah, not precisely the Cinderella story that dude was fishing for.
Tom Watson: Similar to Cameron Younger by no means thought he’d be requested about rising up on the imply streets of New York, we by no means thought we might be writing about this eight-time main winner using a go-kart. That being mentioned, should you instructed us Watson was going to journey a go-kart, we would not have been stunned that he’d wind up getting damage doing so.
Tom, you are 73! Your go-kart days are nicely behind you! We should not should inform you that!
Bryson DeChambeau: Then once more, you do not have to be doing a harmful exercise to maintain an harm. You might be doing one thing like taking part in golf. Or, actually, simply strolling. Such was the case with Bryson, who gave golf followers the largest blooper of 2022 when he walked right into a gallery rope on the LIV occasion exterior of Chicago—after which acted like he’d been shot within the face:
Poor man. No less than, not too many individuals observed …
Katie Sigmond: Talking of viral moments, TikTok star Katie Sigmond handled her six million followers to a golf shot into the Grand Canyon. However after launching a golf ball—and a part of her membership di lei —into this treasured landmark, she obtained slapped with three misdemeanors and a court docket look:
Apparently, the folks at the USA Nationwide Parks System are as protecting of their environment because the folks at Augusta Nationwide.
Anyway, Pleased Thanksgiving, everybody! And check out to not do something too dumb. We’ll be monitoring—for subsequent 12 months’s record.