Welcome to an additional version of The Grind, wherever we simply cannot even get started to envision the evening meal-desk conversations in Minjee and Min Woo Lee’s dwelling. “So, young children, what did you do nowadays?” “Well, mother, I received the Scottish Open on the European Tour.” “Very great, Min Woo. And you, Minjee?” (Fast-ahead two weeks) “Well, I won a significant championship on the LPGA.” Excellent lord. Let us just say it took a Good deal significantly less for my sister and I to impress our parents. In any party, little bro Min Woo experienced enjoyment with the predicament:
Nicely played. What a gifted famiLEE, without a doubt. What? He started off it. Alright, let’s get to what else has us conversing this 7 days.
Cameron Champ: This person is swiftly getting to be like the Dos Equis Most Fascinating Guy in the Environment of Golfing. “I don’t always make the lower, but when I do, I prefer to get.” Significantly, he’s only manufactured the weekend in half of his 22 begins this period, but there he was profitable the 3M Open to come to be only the fourth golfer 27 or more youthful to gain on the PGA Tour for three consecutive years. The other a few? Jon Rahm, Bryson DeChambeau and Collin Morikawa. Decent firm!
Champ now has 3 occupation PGA Tour wins regardless of only seven profession major-10s. Heck, he’s only two wins at the rear of Rickie Fowler! (Additional on him afterwards.)
Minjee Lee: Not only did Min Woo’s massive sister earn again family members bragging legal rights by successful her first LPGA important at the Amundi Evian Championship, she also pulled off a historic comeback. Lee entered the last round trailing Jeongeun Lee6 by seven shots, but a 64 and a birdie on the 1st playoff hole got the position completed. And just after, the 25-12 months-old Aussie bought doused in celebratory bubbly:
Effectively, first, she experienced to get doused in Evian due to the fact it was the Evian Championship. But then she bought doused with celebratory bubbly:
After all, they are in France. So that’s the genuine deal things ideal there. And the Lees are clearly the genuine deal as perfectly.
Bernhard Langer’s diet program: Next the initial round of the Senior British Open, this ageless ponder reported a important portion to the full ageless question detail has been “eating a lot of sauerkraut and sausages.” I like it. Though, I’m not obtaining it. Just seem at him!
The dude is a specimen. But Bernhard, if you”re severe, I’d love to grab a warm puppy from Costco with you someday. It’s $1.50 and you get a soda with refills! My take care of!
Rickie Fowler’s “magical” glasses: This was posted after Rickie Fowler grabbed the Day 1 lead in Minnesota:
NARRATOR: This development did NOT go on. Rather, Fowler tumbled down the leader board and ongoing a prolonged slump. Just when it appeared like he could possibly be turning the corner with a T-8 at the PGA and a T-11 at the Memorial, Fowler has gone MC, T-32, T-53, T-34 since. And his T-34 at TPC Twin Cities—again, just after Main by the to start with round—dropped him two spots in the Official Environment Golfing Rating to No. 106 and a single place in the FedEx Cup details checklist, down to the bubble-boy spot of No. 125. You’d have to be sporting the rosiest-coloured glasses to not phone this time a disappointment.
Olympic men’s WDs: It is been a rough month for golfing in the Olympics. Initial, the no fans thing. And now, two of the game’s major names aren’t showing up for the men’s competition, either. Regrettably, both of those formal Earth No. 1 Jon Rahm and unofficial Information King Bryson DeChambeau examined favourable for COVID and experienced to withdraw just days prior to the match started off. It is nevertheless a better men’s subject than 2016, but not by almost as much. Also, Rahm is now the COVID King immediately after a next beneficial test in just two months. That is tough. Get perfectly shortly, fellas!
Olympic travel woes: I will by no means complain about a hard vacation working day yet again just after reading through about Doug Ferguson’s plight. Ok, that is not legitimate, since I’ll absolutely continue to bitch about even a 30-minute flight delay. But maybe I’ll bitch a little a lot less immediately after listening to what occurred to the AP’s longtime golf author. Following missing a 72-hour window to get there in Japan by a half hour, Ferguson had to fly to Seattle to acquire an additional COVID exam and then Back again to Japan! We are dwelling in some mad instances, but hey, regulations are rules. And if any person can appreciate that, it is a golf writer.
The Olympics are here and most lots of some of the world’s very best male golfers will be there! But severely, golf should really get a minimal extra focus this time thinking of the tournament is currently being performed in a golf-crazed country like Japan. Juuuust a bit distinctive from Brazil, in which they experienced to create a golf study course in order to even have the occasion. Anyway, (PLUG Alert!) if you’re into finding out a lot more about the golf sector in Japan and how Hideki Matsuyama’s Masters get has actually energized issues, check out the most recent episode of our Neighborhood Knowledge podcast:
Random tournament actuality: None of the a few men’s medal winners from Rio (Justin Rose, Henrik Stenson, and Matt Kuchar) competent for this year’s party. So we’re heading to see some contemporary faces—and perhaps even some contemporary haircuts—on the medal stand this yr:
RANDOM PROP BETS OF THE Week
—Minjee Lee is going to shave “AUS” into her head for up coming week’s women’s party: 1 MILLION-to-1 odds
—Collin Morikawa will acquire gold this 12 months: 7-to-1 odds (True odds, co-beloved)
—Justin Rose will continue to be carrying his gold medal wherever he goes: LOCK
I’m all for stretching in the title of articles, but this is rather wild:
The Greek Freak and two senior golfers … so identical! Nonetheless, it’s been a fantastic operate for Wisconsin. Even Aaron Rodgers has showed up for Packers training camp!
In the latest edition of “Pros are just like us! (Type of),” Michael Campbell unintentionally strike his golfing ball with a follow swing throughout the initially spherical of the Senior British Open:
Whoops. And according to Campbell, it is not the first time it is transpired:
Reminder: This is the same dude who defeat Tiger Woods at the 2005 U.S. Open. Golf!
Justin Thomas had a hilarious “Welcome to the Olympics” instant:
Superior for him for even strolling in there as a golfer. That was gutsy.
THIS 7 days IN Public Shows OF Passion (AND DANCING)
Brooks Koepka and Jena Sims attended an SI Swimsuit Situation celebration, and, wow, did Brooks have a great time:
Fantastic for you, Brooks. By the way, Justin Thomas is in the Olympic Village body weight area when Brooks Koepka is out partying at SI Swimsuit situations. Benefit Brooks!
THIS 7 days IN PHIL Currently being PHIL
Amstel Gentle tapped into Phil Mickelson’s impressive calves with its most up-to-date commercial:
Fantastic shipping and delivery as standard by Phil. And how about these beer glasses up for grabs in that contest?
Way too poor I are unable to enter since my calves are the opposite of wonderful. Now I’m actually regretting skipping leg day. For my overall lifestyle.
THIS 7 days IN BROOKS VS. BRYSON
Shockingly peaceful here as Brooks held off on any COVID tests jokes about his nemesis. Possibly for the best. And Bryson didn’t get a crack at Brooks’ dancing. It is great to see #PIPszn has some boundaries.
Congrats to Stephen Dodd for successful the Senior British Open up even with only participating in one particular previous match in the past 18 months. Although us weekend hackers now have no excuse for playing poorly simply because we “don’t get out plenty of.” … Congrats to Harry Higgs for effectively negotiating a place in a person of Phil Mickelson’s legendary Tuesday revenue game titles. But, children, be mindful what you desire for. Phil will almost certainly just take that unbuttoned polo correct off Harry’s back again. … And eventually, I had the enjoyment of attending the Grand Opening of The Summit Club in Armonk. The program is actually coming along and these beverage holders on the tee bins are genius:
My consume isn’t really pictured because that would be a violation of my HIPAA legal rights. Anyway, good situations.
RANDOM Thoughts TO PONDER
Who is the most effective brother-sister combo in sporting activities?
Who would win a Brooks-Bryson dance-off?
How considerably will Phil and Harry engage in for?