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Mar

2013

Golf Videos Of The Week (3/19)

Nine-Putt Obituary • Bay Hill Highlights • More on Beer, Golf & Civilization • Vijay's Poker Face • Masters Teasers and Anniversaries

AT LEAST THE KIDS ARE TALKING ABOUT YOU

 

Well, there is the saying that there is no such thing as bad publicity. A similar concept from Oscar Wilde was "the only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about." 

 

That said, the best version is from Irish writer Brendan Behan who said more aptly, "there is no such thing as bad publicity, except your obituary."

 

The YouTube equivalent of your obituary is when you show up on Tosh.O. The semi-lame nine-putt was recently the subject of some mocking by Daniel Tosh.

Tosh.0

TheTeeSheet previously calculated the odds and they were not that long. The calculations for Tosh's shot are probably about the same.

 

 

TOP MOMENTS FROM BAY HILL

 

The typically exciting Bay Hill approached and the PGA Tour made this video this week to show some of the tourney's top moments. Couple things to note:

 

 

MORE ON BEER, GOLF AND BUDDIES

 

Yesterday, we brought you the rationale and importance of beer to both civilization and golf. Sometimes it can go a bit far.

 

Unrelated to golf but also big on the Internet this week is Carlsberg's pretty funny ad about testing friendships and being rewarded with beer.

 

Well, since I've added a completely non-golf-specific video, here's another. It is big on the Internet this past week so its only in case you missed it. Although, aside from this example, golf scorecards may be the one other place in life in which paper is still the best.

 

 

VIJAY - WHATCHA GOT? FULL HOUSE?

 

Well, Michael Collins at ESPN makes a good point about Vijay's silence hurting him (as an aside, there is something charmingly home-made about this video - it's not criticism and Collins speaks comfortably and clearly. It's no boom-goes-the-dynamite but it feels weirdly home-spun for the worldwide leader ESPN).

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We have already discussed on the big tells of PED users. Stubborn silence falls in the category of unusual denials. If one has nothing to hide, someone as confident and outspoken as Vijay should be anxious to set the record straight. Odd.

 

It's starting to feel Vijay is worried about this happening in front of the media [click here if video below does not play].

 

 

YOU CAN JUST FEEL IT

 

I love Arnold and like the Bay Hill tournament, but who's kidding whom? This is all just prologue to the Masters. Of course for Canadians, it's the 10th anniversary of the country's greatest golf moment: Mike Weir winning the Masters (if you want to relive it eh, grab a back-bacon sandwich, some salt and vinegar chips, a two-four of Molson Golden and check out the entire three hour afternoon telecast of that amazing day of clutch wedges and putts).

 

It's also been 25 years since Sandy Lyle's famous 7-iron from the bunker on 18 to set up a birdie to win his green jacket. It is stark how much more narrow the tee shot looks now (and how close they allow the patrons) compared to 1988. Here's Lyle's tee shot in 1988 compared to Bubba Watson last year on 18.

Left: Lyle on 18th tee in 1988          Right: Watson on 18th tee in 2012 [click on image to expand]
Left: Lyle on 18th tee in 1988 Right: Watson on 18th tee in 2012 [click on image to expand]

 

Here's Lyle's clutch 7-iron and putt.

 

 

Only three more weeks.

 

 

 

Douglas Han

@theteesheet