Chip-In’s (the good)
Drive, Chip and Putt Championship is Great for Golf
Most golf industry professionals will tell you getting kids involved in the golf is just as important for the game as finding a solution to the pace of play on the PGA Tour. I watched most of the competition earlier this morning on Golf Channel and it was cool to see some of the pros who were out at Augusta National take time to fist bump and sign autographs. Registration for the 2015 championship is already open and the governing bodies promised next year will be even better.
Matt Jones Punches His Ticket to The Masters
In a rain soaked Shell Houston Open, Matt Jones holed a 46-foot bomb on the 18th green to get to 15-under and then chipped-in on the first playoff hole to knock off Matt Kuchar and punch his ticket to Augusta National. The Aussie shot a final round 66 while Kuchar hem-hawed around and shot a even-par 72 to watch his lead disappear throughout the round.
Chunks (the bad)
Phil Mickelson Feeling Better at Shell Houston Open
Funny thing, oblique muscles typically don’t fully heal enough in just four days, especially when you use oblique muscles throughout the entire golf swing. But it sure looked like Phil was fully heeled for this week after quitting at the Valero Texas Open last week and then enjoying court side seats at the Spurs game given to him by the same tournament he quit on. I lost all respect for Phil last week when he quit on the Valero Texas Open just because he never wanted to be there in the first place.
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