Former SNL star Norm Macdonald will be writing some golf stuff for Grantland, the all-things-Bill Simmons website offering a fresh take on sports and pop culture. However, golf has not been a strong suit for Grantland. Macdonald essentially revealed via Twitter that it's not an area of expertise for Simmons when he had to correct the editor on some golf basics.
Mike Walker did a splendid job following the Macdonald tweets to editor Simmons explaining the difference between the U.S. Open and The Open along with the more tolerable British Open vs. The Open editing gaffe.
Oh and Macdonald is pretty engaging too. Anyone who finds the FedExCup moribund deserves a follow on Twitter and a PGA Tour media badge, right Ty?
So that was the season, except for the embarrassing annual spectacle of the Fedex Cup, a ridiculous playoff system that no one understands, only it somehow awards $10 million to the winner (who more often than not has no clue he’s won). Before his timely death, Ed McMahon used to present the oversize check. But the golden year of golf breathed life into even this moribund thing. Rory won the two playoff events going into the Tour Championship, making the final event of the year slightly less unwatchable.