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Did Tiger Woods Fire Chris Como?
Tiger Woods has had himself a miserable 2015 — and it looks like he may have made a change in an effort to turn things around.
According to the Twitter account, @SecretTourPro, the 14-time major champion and his swing coach — Chris Como — has parted ways:
A reliable source tells me Tiger Woods and Chris Como are no more, and he’s going it alone. Steinberg told TW, Como was shit. #SecretTourPro
— Secret Tour Pro (@secrettourpro) July 29, 2015
When asked to clarify about the source and why he’d report that the rumored split, STP’S response made sense, but was still a bit more curiosity than fact.
While it is simply a “rumor” at the moment, the Secret Tour Pro has been right before and often posts pictures that could only come from inside the ropes at a PGA Tour event.
As STP said, we’ll have to see whether or not Como shows at Whistling Straits in a couple weeks. That would be a pretty solid clue as to whether or not a change has been made.
[h/t Golf Unfiltered]
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Inbee Park Wants to See Top-50 Rewarded at Olympics
Inbee Park is in Scotland this week, trying to complete the women’s career grand slam — but that’s not why she made headlines on Wednesday.
Instead of talking about that, the 27-year-old was instead railing against the qualifying system for golf at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
“If you are in the world’s top 50, you should be able to play in the Olympics,” Park said. “There’s some countries where [players] ranked No. 300, 400 will play, but obviously not Koreans.”
Park doesn’t currently have to worry about missing the Olympics — she is the world’s No. 1 ranked player at the moment — but he comments on Wednesday seek to help out her fellow South Korean golfers.
Park and 15 of her countrywomen, currently hold down 15 of the world’s top-28 sports in the Rolex women’s world golf rankings.
The qualifying system for the 2016 Olympics allows no more than four representatives from any country in the top-15 in the OWGR. After that, the remaining players for the 60 player field will be made up of no more than two players from each country outside the top-15 in OWGR. The process is the same for both men and women.
Despite Park’s comments, it’s not likely anything will change before the 2016 Summer Games.
[h/t Golf Digest]
Caleb Watson Gets a Lesson From Lee Trevino Bubba Watson’s swing may be homegrown, but his son, Caleb, looks like his swing will be the culmination of work with some of the greatest players in the game. On Wednesday, Caleb got some coaching (alright, probably not) from Lee Trevino:
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) July 28, 2015
I guess it makes sense for Bubba to have Caleb working with Trevino — Both of them were known for their creativity and imagination on the golf course. Both of them also had very personal swings that work for them and no one else.
What is safe to say is that Caleb has already gotten a lifetime of lessons from golf legends — and he’s only a few years old. Maybe Rory and Jordan Spieth have to be looking over their shoulders for Caleb — not Bubba?
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It doesn’t matter who you are — if you’ve played golf, you’ve experienced what we all know as the “first-tee jitters.” The fear of getting off to a bad start, or embarrassing yourself or whatever it is that triggers what amounts to an internal earthquake is terrible — but there are ways around it. Read More
Is Jordan Spieth the Greatest Putter Ever?
At this point, Jordan Spieth is probably the best player on the planet — and he may be even once Rory McIlroy returns from his ankle injury. That is thanks in part to his outstanding putting this year. Ian Poulter, for one, thinks this is the best that anyone has ever putt — ever.
Here’s your friendly tip of the day: If you’re going to tape your golf swing and you’re not a professional, DON’T put the camera on the ground in front of you. Only bad, terrible and horrible things can come from it.
Don’t believe me? Check this out:
Now, before you start in with your, “hope it was worth it, guy” and “try tennis!” and all the other horrible things you might to thinking, this story does have a happy ending for this guy — GoPro posted on the video that they will be hooking him up with a brand new camera:
There it is: reason No. 49695 why GoPro is one of the coolest companies going today. Awesome story — not-so awesome golf swing.
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