“He’s got like just under 800 blocks for his career so I gave him one more you know?” Watson cracked. The clip of Watson’s rejection went viral in golf circles but it was the two-time Masters winner who had the last laugh at the Genesis Open on Sunday evening when he proved dunks are easier without defenders. Watson holed a bunker shot at Riviera’s par-3 14th hole for birdie en route to a two-under 69 and a two-stroke victory over Tony Finau and Kevin Na.
“If I couldn’t have fun today I need to find another job” Snedeker said. “Playing with Tiger Woods in the second to last group at Tampa and the crowd going crazy both playing good it’s fun doing. It’s tough to be playing bad. When you’re playing good it’s fine.”
On his radio show on the Sirius/XM PGA Tour Radio Network Hank Haney Woods’s former instructor noted that Woods has been at least six shots behind after the first round of every tournament he’s played in dating back to the Masters.
“That was a surprise to me” LaCava said after Woods finished playing his pro-am round on the eve of the Quicken Loans National at TPC Potomac. “Whatever putter works I’m all for. I don’t care what it is. If he wants to switch it up we’ll switch it up.”
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