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« Video: "Oh no not again!" Phil In The Hospitality Tent...Again! | Main | The Cameron Tringale DQ Fleshed Out... »
Friday
Aug222014

Video: Phil's Recovery Shot From The Hospitality Tent

This one at the Barclays in round 2 may top all of (his) others.

Nice try by Terry Gannon to let us listen in, but Nick Faldo disobeyed. Predictably!

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Reader Comments (21)

All I could hear was a load of drunks giving it the 'Chug Chug Chug thang.

Andif you think that is one of his best, considering he had a beautIful lie and hit it 20 yards over the intended landing spot into a bunker and a crap lie in the bunker at that...you ain't watched much FIGJAM.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCenter Cut
...and you did predict it in your podcast with Nobilo.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMark Fedeli
Oh my.....Gannon just mocked an asian accent/pronunciation when they showed a fan who Rickie had signed a glove for...."Fowuh". That's probably gonna come back to haunt him...
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
At least that's what I think I heard...
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
It was down grain on the carpet and the plywood. No way to put enough spin on it.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered Commentertlavin
A beer on the patio with the fans.....then play through.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCheap Golf Clubs
@DTF, I heard him (Gannon, presumably) say something about a New York accent -- but, I wasn't really listening.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
Carl was just looking at your site....what's the next topic?
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
@DTF, I don't really have a plan -- it's just a spot to put info that I find interesting especially when that info doesn't display well in a text-only setting like this.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCarl Peterson
After the shot when he was walking to the green a young boy started walking over to him then started to chicken out. Phil reached out and gave him a fist bump and his thumbs up. That kid is going to remember that his whole life.

That's why I'm a Phil fan.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterMattS
I used to not like Phil years ago bc I perceived him as a phoney, but I've come around on him in the last 10 years. He really is genuine in my eyes and has become a guy I would like to have a bunch of drinks with. I appreciate that he actually looks like he is having a good time while playing. He appears to be very honest in interviews. He tries shots that most others would never try. He entertains me. I thought the whole thing today was cool and could care less where the ball ended up. The Tour needs more like him for sure.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCRB
@carl peterson... whats your site.. would love to read
08.22.2014 | Unregistered Commentergolfboy2.0
@DTF and Carl

I'm watching the replay now and Gannon clearly said it was a New York accent. So I think his job is safe.
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterCRB
A short pitch off a driving range mat lie is not a recovery shot, it's a huge break. And to blow that pitch 20 yards long into an impossible bunker lie is a huge miss. I understand if the PR guys in Ponte Vedra want to spin this into an "epic Phil moment", but it was not at all representative off his recovery skills. His intetaction with the crowd, though, that's epic Phil!
08.22.2014 | Unregistered CommenterHawkeye
@Hawkeye..... Well stated. All points perfectly spot on.

Phil has had some fantastic recovery shots that Geoff has linked here. The shot off the plastic carpet Friday and blowing it into a trap is not one of them. Even the most hard core Phil fan boys should concur. :)

Not a big Phil fan but his interaction with the youngster after that shot was great.
All players on every professional golf tour should take note and repeat when they can.
08.23.2014 | Unregistered CommenterOWGR Fan
CRB, thanks...and good to know. Terry is a solid announcer and a solid guy....and boy could he shoot the rock back in the day ;0). Anything this side of half court was in range for Terry. I swear I remember one time the ball was being brought upcourt and the camera panned ahead left-to-right and all of a sudden the ball came flying into screen from the right -- Gannon had jacked one up from outside camera range!!
08.23.2014 | Unregistered CommenterDTF
Really cool moment, not just for the shot, but the interaction. Funny part where the guy offers him a beer and he says no thanks !
08.23.2014 | Unregistered CommenterBrianS
Would have been truly epic if Phil had accepted the beer.
08.23.2014 | Unregistered Commenter3foot1
Watching live@ - Phil's doing it again! (8:30am Saturday)
08.23.2014 | Unregistered Commentermel
PM's Interaction with fans was fun to watch.

However, Making a horrendous bogey 5 on a 276-yard Par 4 was like making a double-bogey on a long Par 3! This is like honoring a guy for playing a hole very poorly. What in the world was his tee shot doing there in the first place?

I would actually think the shot he had from the pavilion was almost impossible to get on the green in the first place with the very steepse down-hill pitch shot to a very, very small green (2,000 sq.ft.) The play long to the bunker might have been his best option. Being short of the green would bring 6 into play.

"What will Phil do next?"
Second live@ update - Much better shot today, but he missed the putt.
08.23.2014 | Unregistered Commentermel

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