Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s newest daily feature created to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.
Arnold Palmer Sits Down With Callaway Talks
When Arnold Palmer talks, people listen. Why wouldn’t you? The man is called “The King” for a reason. This week, Callaway Golf published a three-part Callaway Talks with Arnie, where the he expounded on a number of topics, including winning his major titles, how to get around Augusta National and what it means to interact with fans.
For the remaining segments of the interview with Palmer, and the rest of the Callaway Talks series, visit Callaway Golf on YouTube.
Manny Pacquiao Makes a Different Kind Of Swing
Manny Pacquiao is known for taking swings in the ring as one of the greatest boxers of all time, but now he’s getting ready to make swings of a different kind. After winning his fight against Timothy Bradley, Pacquiao received his own set of Callaway clubs and a staff bag. He looked pretty excited, too, as he went through the bag, checking out his new toys.
— Callaway Golf (@CallawayGolf) April 4, 2014
While the clubs are new, Pacquiao is no stranger to the golf course. Here he is taking a couple swings during his charity golf tournament:
Photo Of The Week
Most outlets will post pics of Bubba Watson donning his second green jacket in three years on the 18th green after tournament, but for my money, the moment of the week happened right after Watson sank his winning putt and walked over to his son, Caleb, and carried him off in his arms. In 2012, Bubba and Angie Watson were just a week removed from adopting Caleb. Because of this, neither Caleb nor Angie were there to see him claim his first major title. This time around, everyone was there and the Watson family got to share a moment they’ll cherish forever on the 18th green at Augusta.
See More: Photos of the Week: The Masters
Tweet Of The Week
What would you do to celebrate if you won the Masters? It’s a fun question to think about this time of year, especially since nearly all of us will never get to know what that’s like. If you’re Bubba Watson and you’re celebrating green jacket No. 2, you head to Waffle House, of course. Watson tweeted this selfie for the ages from an undisclosed Waffle House with “Team Bubba” shortly after his three-shot victory over Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt.
— bubba watson (@bubbawatson) April 14, 2014
In Case You Missed It
9 Reasons Why Jordan Spieth is Coolest 20-Year-Old Ever
If you didn’t know who Jordan Spieth was before the Masters, you must not have followed golf. But you don’t have to be a golf fan to know the kid’s name now.
In his Masters debut, the 20-year-old entered Sunday with a share of the lead, and for a couple holes actually had the top spot on the leaderboard all to himself. Bubba Watson was too much to handle down the stretch, however, but Spieth still leaves his first trip to Augusta with a T-2. That’s better than Tiger Woods did in his Masters debut at 19 (T-41), and better than Woods’ appearance the next year as a 20-year-old (missed cut). Read More
5 Reasons Bubba Watson is Not Your Average Golfer
Do we have a new favorite left-hander? Bubba Watson just slipped on his second green jacket in three years, winning the 2014 Masters Tournament by three shots over Jordan Spieth and Jonas Blixt. That means lefties have now won six of the last 12 Masters.
It’s becoming a debate between Watson and Phil “Lefty” Mickelson, who owns three such green jackets and five total majors. Watson has only the two Masters wins, so until he grabs a few more majors, the left-handed honor probably remains with Mickelson at least until he joins the senior tour. He’s 43 to Watson’s 35. Read More
Out Of Bounds
This week in Out of Bounds, we bring you the video of someone truly out of bounds. In an indoor football game, a one player went all-out to make a grab. Now, I know in the NFL you have to keep both feet down for the touchdown to count but here, the ref called this good. I’ll have to believe him. I mean, do you want to tell the guy who just did a back flip over a wall and held on to the ball he was trying to catch that he didn’t score a touchdown? Me neither…
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Related Links: Complete 2014 Masters Coverage
More Masters Coverage:
- Masters 2014: Bubba Watson Wins Second Green Jacket
- Studs & Duds From the 2014 Masters
- By the Numbers: 2014 Masters
- 5 Reasons Bubba Watson is Not Your Average Golfer
- 9 Reasons Why Jordan Spieth is Coolest 20-Year-Old Ever
- 2014 Masters: Best Day 4 Style
- 2014 Masters: Best Day 3 Style
- 2014 Masters: Best Day 2 Style
- 2014 Masters: Best Day 1 Style