The smaller the ball used in the sport, the better the book. There are superb books about golf, very good books about baseball, not very many good books about basketball, and no good books on beach balls. GEORGE PLIMPTON
And why not?
Just when we thought the art of trick shottery was dying, there appears to be a new generation of copycats inspired by Taylor Labourne's gem. With Sportscenter and others running with Taylor's shot, the expected samplers...
Joshua Kelly, aka HoleIn1TrickShots:
Joris Golf representing the younger set...
Max Hilty representing the Gilmore demo...
That sets him up for a battlefield promotion which gets him in next week's John Deere Classic and the Wyndham, if he chooses. Then it's off to the Web.com Tour playoffs if he chooses, or he can just prepare for putting the tour card he'd already secured to use in September.
His third win of the season came after he hit, what he called, the shot of his life, on the par-3 17th. After he, J.T. Poston and Grayson Murray all made birdies on the par-4 18th, they retreated to the 17th for what turned out to be the final time. Murray missed his chip long, and Poston left his putt short. That set the stage for Bryan, who had left himself about 2 feet for the win.
There was never a doubt.
The promotion no longer carries the weight it once did due to the wraparound schedule change that has the Web.com Tour season starting too late for a three-time winner to get elevated to the big tour for enough starts. However Bryan's accomplishment is inching him up the world ranking and will remind folks of his rise from viral video trick shot artist (with brother and sometimes caddy George), to second stage Web.com Tour school graduate last year, to holding a PGA Tour card in such a short time. Well done Wesley!
The winning putt at the Digital Ally:
Wesley Bryan birdies the second playoff hole, his third win of the season. pic.twitter.com/ht7rAFvKK9— Web.com Tour (@WebDotComTour) August 7, 2016
Congrats to University of Texas golf commit Mason Nome (2019), who made an ace and double eagle in the same round. It was John Wooden's feat and that of only a handful of others many decades ago.
Nome posted this scorecard of the round, which also featured a double bogey just a hole after teh two on a par-5. The Golf Gods waste little time setting us straight!
Mason also posted a tremendous trick shot many weeks ago that I hadn't seen...
He is to be known as McGann Boy for now, and look at the power for all of 21 months right here.
So many nice touches here, the vertical phone framing, the lack of any jarring cuts and the attempt to sell the shot with shock only after the last putt drops in an apparently 12-inch deep cup.
Still, in an odd way I admire the craftsmanship of the fakeness...
Wesley Bryan did it with Hashtag Chad Coleman on the bag in Mexico, beating our old friend Brad Fritsch in a showdown of the Web.com's two best players this year.
Royce Thompson on the trick shot master's second win of 2016, setting him up for a battlefield promotion with one more.
A.J. Voepel on a Callaway social media challenge that turned into a looping gig while Bryan brother George was off pursuing his own golf career.
Forget the amazing 6-year-olds, look at the clubhead speed this 2-year-old is generating.
**Discussed today on Morning Drive.