Chip-Ins & Chunks is a new feature I’m starting here at Front9Back9.com to highlight the best and the worst from the past weekend in golf. Tell me what you think below or let us know on Twitter @Front9Back9.
Chip-Ins – The Good
Is Matt Kuchar One of the Favorites at U.S. Open?
Matt Kuchar cruised to his second victory of 2013 with a big win yesterday at the Memorial. With a final round 68, Kuchar moved to #4 in the World Golf Rankings and #2 in the Fed Ex Cup race. Kuchar has played great all year and I think this win gives him gigantic momentum going into Merion in two weeks and makes him one of the favorites to win the U.S. Open.
You probably don’t know Conrad Shindler. I had no clue who he was until I read an article about his recent selfless act that now shoots him up my list of favorite golfers. Shindler is a 24-year old pro golfer who has been grinding it out on the mini-tour circuit the past couple years. In a recent Adams Golf Tour tournament in Garland, Texas, Shindler won his first professional event and collected a check for $15,000. Instead of pocketing the money, he decided to donate it to the Oklahoma tornado relief efforts. You should really follow Conrad on Twitter @CShindlerGolf.
Chunks – The Bad
Tiger Woods Will Be Fine
I bet nobody saw this coming; 71-74-79-72. Those are the four scores Tiger Woods shot at Muirfield Village this past weekend. Before everyone freaks out, I think Tiger will be fine. He probably woke up this morning with Lindsey next to him and is already on the range working on his game again to get ready for the U.S. Open. It’s not a set-back; it’s just golf.
I don’t really know if Butch was drinking and tweeting when he made his Tweets about one of his students, Nick Watney, but they were silly enough to actually pose the question. What I do know is Butch will probably lose a player over it and I wouldn’t blame Watney for kicking him to the curb.