Social Spotlight: Spieth's marshmallow, Dash Day does 'Happy Gilmore'
Trick of the week: Jordan Spieth’s marshmallow moment
Jordan Spieth has struggled lately, from his Masters meltdown to a poor showing at his home tournament at the Byron Nelson on Sunday, but for one brief moment Spieth’s marshmallow made his troubles disappear.
Can Jordan Spieth flip a marshmallow off a golf ball into his mouth?
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) May 18, 2016
Not bad, Jordan, not bad.
Drive of the week: Jason Day’s son channels inner Happy Gilmore
Jason Day’s got it pretty good at the moment. Following his Players victory at TPC Sawgrass the world number one took some down time with his family.
But his son, Dash, may have just stolen the Australian’s thunder…
— Jason Day (@JDayGolf) May 20, 2016
“Go to your home!”
Weather of the week: Irish open delayed by hail storm
Rory McIlroy stole the hearts of a nation on Sunday after claiming the Irish Open title in fine style, but his brief visit home didn’t pass without incident.
— Russell Knox (@rooknox) May 22, 2016
Play has suspended due to bad weather ☔ pic.twitter.com/mHh31ljhTz
— The European Tour (@EuropeanTour) May 22, 2016
The tournament was briefly delayed as the players had to take shelter from, yes, a hailstorm!
It's pouring hail at the Irish Open and they're just playing right through it https://t.co/O9bTBoeUfu
— Banks (@BarstoolBanks) May 22, 2016
But when the weather hit again as Rory was heading down the stretch the organisers just let them play right through it…
— Graeme McDowell (@Graeme_McDowell) May 22, 2016
Good luck with that one, Graeme.
Although no such issues arose at the Byron Nelson during the PGA event, one poor guy still managed to flood part of the course after crashing his golf cart into a fire hydrant.
— Chris Loughman (@C_Liftoff21) May 21, 2016
Looks like he needs a hug.
Reload of the week: Tiger hits three balls…in the water
When the 524th-ranked player knocks three balls in the water nobody would usually bat an eyelid, but when that player is Tiger Woods, people start talking.
This is tough to watch. Tiger Woods hits 3 balls straight into the water from 102 yards at a charity event…https://t.co/sAeBkhZTiO
— BreatheSport (@BreatheSport) May 18, 2016
Tiger’s last tournament appearance was in August and the 40-year-old was completing his first full holes since back surgery in April.
Despite registering for the US Open in June, Woods told reporters he had “no idea” when he would return to action but did concede he still has Jack Nicklaus’ record of 18 major victories firmly in his sights.