Cheyenne Woods highlights best of the week in golf
A wacky week included news from two Woods', a Jimmy Walker movement, and of course, Phil being Phil.
George Coetzee and Jimmy Walker won on the European and PGA Tours respectively but, as usual, they were overshadowed by someone named Woods...
Top three stories
1. Cheyenne Woods wins in Australia: I should have led with "Woods wins Masters" but I didn't want to bait you into clicking even though it's technically true. That's because Cheyenne Woods (Tiger's niece) won the Australian Masters over the weekend.
She even got a shout from her uncle on Twitter:
Way to go @Cheyenne_Woods ! A great win and accomplishment. I'm so proud of you.— Tiger Woods (@TigerWoods) February 9, 2014
The win was Woods' first on either the LPGA or Ladies European Tour and, you couldn't help but think, a harbinger of things to come.
2. Is Jimmy Walker elite? That's a tongue-in-cheek jab at the persistent NFL narrative regarding quarterbacks becasuse I have no idea if Walker is elite, but I know his streak right now is barely with precedent. Walker won for the third time in eight events this season and moved to No. 24 in the world.
3. Tiger Woods is barely playing: I hate to turn the story to Cheyenne's uncle but this PGA Tour season has lacked the punch of seasons gone by as Woods announced he will only have played one of the first 14 events of the season before the Honda Classic.
I love the commentary: "Oh wow!"
Scorecard of the week
All of the colors for Brandt Snedeker at Pebble Beach. All of them...
Who wore it worse?!
"I've been a pro for two years, and for the majority of it, people just think of me as Tiger Woods' niece. So, now I have a game of my own, and I have a title now, a win, which is exciting." -- Cheyenne Woods, baller
Best quote (Part II)
"Just drama, man, it's good TV." -- Jimmy Walker to David Feherty on why he only won by one after leading by six on the back nine on Sunday
The winner gets ...
Jimmy Walker earned $1.18 million which brings his total for the season to $3.6 million. Only one other golfer (Dustin Johnson has made more than $2 million.
George Coetzee earned $280,928 for his efforts in winning the Joburg Open.
Tom Brady whiffed high five of the week
It's just too easy...
Stat of the week
Since 199,0 only four golfers have won three of their first eight events: Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, David Duval, and Jimmy Walker.
That's unbelievable to me.
Clint Eastwood performed the Heimlich on the tournament director at Pebble Beach. He's 83.
How perfect is Pebble Beach?
Weekly reminder that Phil Mickelson is the best
'Golf has some ridiculous rules' moment of the week
DA Points was disqualified for using illegal equipment in the form of that green spongy ball to help him with his swing on Friday while waiting to hit a tee shot on No. 18.
Shady amateur sandbagging story of the week
So we're pretty sure Blake Mycoskie isn't an 11 handicap, right?
This from James Hahn after a hole-out eagle was by far the best.
Jim Renner was 500-1 to win the Pebble Beach Pro Am. He finished one shot back of Jimmy Walker and scored a T2 with Dustin Johnson.
Jason Day was the favorite at Pebble Beach (12-1) and he posted a MDF. Not pretty.
The pairings are reset once again as Justin Thomas co-leads after 36 holes
Justin Thomas is tied with Webb Simpson and Paul Casey going into Saturday
We have an update from Big Cat, and it's an encouraging one
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We get a second round reset as Kyle Stanley leads the charge at East Lake
Kyle Stanley is your leader after a busy first round at East Lake