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Tuesday
May212013

Video: Rickie Does Dallas

Under dark and blustery Dallas skies Rickie Fowler and Colt Knost plugged sponsor Red Bull and launched Crowne Plaza Invitational week while attempting to make a hole in one to a Texas-shaped green.

Take that...guys over playing the Open Championship qualifier.

The name of the game was to see who could hit it closest to the pin, while egged on by special guests and former Dallas Stars hockey player Marty Turco and Kip Brennan.  The two contestants strolled out to the sidewalk and warmed up with an 80-yard lob wedge, followed by 115-yard gap wedge from across the street and onto the AT&T Plaza green. Fowler started off slowly in these practice rounds, while Knost consistently landed on the green.

Then the two players jumped into a golf cart and drove around the block to an adjacent 3rd floor parking structure for the main round.  From there, they attempted blind shots from 140+ yards that to had fly over a 6-story building or be sliced left-to-right to land softly on the Victory Plaza green.  With golf balls flying over the heads of hundreds of spectators, Fowler first jumped on the MIC to let the fans know they “should probably duck.”

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Reader Comments (7)

This type of gimmick is terrible for our great game. The last thing it needs is young people and fun. And to put on such a sideshow while we are all having serious discussions about the survival of the game, about belly putters.
05.22.2013 | Unregistered Commenterbsoudi
Do you think anyone serious about their body would drink Red Bull? They thrive off gimmickry.

A very rich company from people buying hopped up sugar water, but, we have been drinking ''bottled water'' as if it were ''special'' for years.
05.22.2013 | Unregistered Commenterdigsouth
digger, bottled water costs more than gasoline! Think about that.
05.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
A gallon of gas ~$4 (maybe less depending where you live). A gallon of water is about $.85. So it's more than 4 times cheaper than gas.


Interesting to note: My friend lives in the apartment complex and parks his car right where they built the stage for Rickie and Colt to hit off of. The stage is about 50 ft from his apartment. Having visited him last month, I can tell you that would be one crazy shot to try.
05.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterChicago John
Yeah, maybe, but who wants to carry a gallon jug (~8 pounds) in the car or on the golf course. One 16 oz. bottle of "spring" water costs $1.59 at the golf course, which is $12.72 per gallon not including sales tax. I find the free stuff on every third tee box works fine though. This American craze for bottled water is just one more indicator that we have completely lost the plot (unless you live above the fracked Marcellus Shale, that is). Reminds me of a sign over a public drinking fountain in Rome, addressed to dumbass American tourists: "Yes. The water is safe to drink."
05.22.2013 | Unregistered CommenterKLG
I saw someone leaving the grocery store the other day with three bags of garden soil and a case of water. Paying for water and dirt. You can't make this stuff up. :]
05.22.2013 | Unregistered Commentermel
Red Bull (or any mass produced energy drink) is not a healthy drink at all, which is ironic since they sponsor "athletes". Aside from skateboarders and Snowboarders...who in their right mind would WANT all those stimulants and what not in their bodies while doing their sport/game/pastime? Come to think of it, maybe spiking an opponent's breakfast OJ with that crap might help in winning a putting/chipping contest.

Long term exposure will damage the liver....it's poison plain and simple. Some free water every 3 holes like KLG said and a couple pieces of fruit in the bag should suffice...that is unless this pace of play issue evolves into 6hours being the new "norm"...then perhaps a mini hibachi grill could come in handy.
05.24.2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohnnnycz

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