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PGA Tour Repsonds to Jimmy Fallon’s “Superlatives” Perfectly
Well, you know what they say about payback, don’t ‘cha? It’s not a nice lady.
On Monday, Jimmy Fallon ran a segment called “Tonight Show Superlatives,” hilariously taking aim at the head shots of PGA Tour stars. As with almost anything Fallon touches, it was hysterical. Many of the players thought so, too.
That being said, all is fair in love, war and superlatives I guess — and the PGA Tour struck back swiftly and with perfection:
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) August 12, 2014
So burned by the comeback, Fallon decided to dump an entire bucket of ice on his head during Tuesday night’s show:
OK, fine — that was just the “ice bucket challenge” to raise awareness for ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s Disease. But you have to admit, the timing was suspect. Your move, Jimmy.
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Rory McIlroy Celebrates Major No. 4 in NYC
After winning major championship No. 4, tournament No. 3 in a row and PGA Championship No. 2 on Sunday at Valhalla, Rory McIlroy certainly had a lot to celebrate.
The 25-year-old and his crew flew straight from Louisville late on Sunday to do a media tour on Monday morning. Even through he’s still young and spry, all the drama of the previous day and the whirlwind trip through the Big Apple left McIlroy in some serious need of coffee:
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 11, 2014
Luckily, McIlroy got his coffee — which he enjoyed while gazing at the “two shiny things” he’s collected in the last month or so — and, at the behest of Luke Donald, kept enjoying his off week:
@McIlroyRory nah, you got the week off – keep pushing through! Congrats mate
— Luke Donald (@LukeDonald) August 11, 2014
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 11, 2014
After his energy boost, McIlroy continued to celebrate in the Big Apple through the night with his crew:
— Rory Mcilroy (@McIlroyRory) August 12, 2014
At the pace he’s going, McIlroy has to be the favorite for just about every tournament he enters from here on out. This lifestyle of “win, then party, then win, then party” seems pretty addicting.
Sir Nick Faldo Takes in Saints Camp at the Greenbrier
Coming from England, Nick Faldo’s idea of football is much different than ours. But the Englishman doesn’t limit his sports interests just to the sport we all call “soccer.” No, Faldo is a true fan of all sports — including “American” Football.
Spending some time at the Greenbrier in White Sulphur Springs, West Virgina, Faldo took some time to take in New Orleans Saints training camp.
Faldo gave Saints coach and golf enthusiast Sean Payton a couple tips …
— Greg Bensel (@GregBensel) August 12, 2014
… and nailed a 35-yard field goal before posing for a photo with Payton, Drew Brees and the rest of the team’s quarterbacks:
— Sir Nick Faldo (@NickFaldo006) August 12, 2014
Faldo mostly enjoyed the festivities from the sidelines, taking in all that he could:
— New Orleans Saints (@Saints) August 12, 2014
At 6’3″ and 195 lbs., Faldo looks like he’d have been a shoe-in to play professional football had he been born here. He fits right in at an NFL training camp.
Faldo isn’t the first golfer to spend time hanging out with the Saints. Bubba Watson, Greenbrier ambassador, has spent plenty of time watching the Saints and touring the facilities.
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In Case You Missed It
Most Likely To Make You Laugh: Jimmy Fallon’s Golf Superlatives
It’s no secret that Jimmy Fallon loves golf. He’s done hysterical skits on his late night shows, he put Justin Timberlake’s name on his golf balls, and he even makes sandy birdies on the course.
Monday night, however, was a whole different ballgame. He pulled out the always-funny “Tonight Show Superlatives,” this time featuring PGA Tour players. Read More
Golf World Mourns the Loss of Comedian Robin Williams
When life’s biggest or most shocking moments occur, people often remember where they were. August 11, 2014, was one of those days. The world lost a legend on Monday when actor/comedian/genius Robin Williams passed away. He was 63.
Williams could make us laugh until we cried — that was for sure — but he was also capable of delivering tear-jerking dramatic performances. As John Keating in “Dead Poets Society,” he inspired his students, taught us to seize the day and not to be afraid to challenge the status quo. Read More
Out of Bounds
Some things go together so well that you almost can’t imagine them apart. Chocolate and peanut butter, Coke and pizza, beer and football, spring and the Masters — all things that are magnificent on their own but so much better together.
Sometimes, mashing things together makes two things that aren’t super funny, well, super funny. For instance, this video that I stumbled across. Sure, it’s more than a year old but I’d almost guarantee you’ve never seen it. See what happens when “Shawshank Redemption” meets “Full House”:
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