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Saturday
Feb022013

Kinda Graphic Video: Caddy Race Turns Ugly!

The best part of these Waste Management Open 16th hole antics is knowing how uncomfortable this makes Commissioner Jagger.

Luggage handlers Brett and Kip Henley...

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Knee was clearly down. 1st and ten from the spot.
02.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAG
Man, that is some funny stuff. All I could imagine was those clubs breaking if he rolled over on them. Is this fine worthy by the commish?
02.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterol Harv
Ugly, my @$$...........it was beatiful. GGO used to have a hole like that but tour crushed it, how you ask, they quit selling beer anywhere near the hole.
I'm with S&T, saw it live and LOVED it! Have to say I did think about the commish as it was happening...but you know what my Dad would say - f 'em.
02.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Made me picture a pileup on the Hogan bridge.
02.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterAG
Just like a match play tournament and one using the Stableford system, once a year is just about right for this sort of stuff. Fun to watch.
02.2.2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
The USGA said: "picking up one’s ball on a hole once a player’s Equitable Stroke Control (ESC) limit is reached."
I'm certain that the majority of people who play golf (in the US about 25 million) don't know what an ESC is, so this idea is of no consequence to most players. About 5 million have a handicap and some of them don’t get ESCs. So does the USGA care about the other 20 million? And how about growing the game?
This is good stuff, yes once a year- I remember the ''other'' par 3 at ''The Buick'' right???

Colin I know what you are talking about, but I don't know what you are talking about!?!?!?!?!?????!!!! as it applies to this video or am I missing something (yes, open ended- go for it)

When the USGA has tanked (see previous thread on new USGA wastes of time attempting to not waste time), perhaps the caddies will ride 4WD golf carts, all jacked up ( we have those down here, really) and race to the green, or maybe the race will be part of the golf, like the ''fishermen'' with 4000 HP boats, to get to the fish first, and win the ''PRO FISHING TOURNAMENTS'' with shirts with more patches than the PGA guys, but only one or 2 less than the NASCAR guys (really!)

FISHING1 goddam golf and fishing are supposed to be relaxing, but RACING TO CATCH FISH is off my radar, while the offroad caddie thing just might work, if the USGA studies it long enough.

Anyhoways
02.2.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
digsouth my post was supposed to be on "the USGA taking on pace of play" story
Instead of showing this they could have been plugging the FEDEX CUP! LOL! Great clip!
02.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterViz
Idiots - wait till there's an injury a la Thomas Levet at the French Open a couple of years who when he broke a leg upon launching himself into the lake on the 18th.
02.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterPJB
Colin. OK then!
02.3.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
Absolutely love it! Regular Tour events should be about entertainment, and Phoenix have got the spirit right.
02.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
Probability of snapping the head off your man's driver/fairway metal? Pretty low - until the clubs are flying out of the bag [intentional?]. These guys don't really need those sticks out there, though. Driveable 17th where you have to throttle back on your club selection???? Easier to reach than some actual one shotters.

How many of the loopers here would be that cavalier with your player's sticks even while performing that stunt? Unless you wanted off that bag? Do the caddies fund their own workers comp, disability, insurance? Do players pay self employment tax only? Their team members are not employees, but contractors as well?
02.3.2013 | Unregistered CommenterUbb

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