Life Under Par: PGA Tour Issues Take Down Threat To Funnyman Instagram Influencer Bob Menery

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I’m at a loss to understand why a Matthew Wolff winning putt put into the Menery mode was worthy of a takedown notice, but the under-par living Instagram influencer was ordered to take down his exuberant post.

He’s already posted a replacement thanks to an under-par living spectator.

Gary Trock presents the almost-full story of Menery and the takedown message his received via Twitter.

He was shocked Monday when the golf organization sent him a direct message that read, "We will issue a takedown on this video by this evening if we don't hear back from you."

The video in question had to do with pro golfer Matthew Wolff sinking a 26-foot eagle putt to win the 3M Open tournament last weekend.

Menery thinks the PGA may not appreciate his use of comedic vulgarity in his videos, but believes the "world is shifting" and people just want an outlet to laugh, which he provides.

He also points out that he does not monetize any of his videos from the PGA, and believes he played a big part in getting "kids to be interested in the game of golf."

Surely there is more to the story from the Tour’s perspective—maybe player or broadcast partner complaints—but that part of this story is uncertain. But what is certain? The idea of Living Under Par, the Tour’s silly slogan cooked up by marketing executives seeking authenticity and younger audiences, has never sounded more insincere.

Trophy Roundup: Tway Takes Safeway, Bjerregaard Is An Old Course Winner, Crowns For Korea, Kanya Claims The APAC

Kevin Tway claims his first PGA Tour title in a playoff over Ryan Moore and Brandt Snedeker at Silverado. As Kevin Casey notes in this Golfweek roundup of notes and quotes, it was Tway’s steadiness that benefitted from Brandt Snedeker losing a five-stroke lead.

For the effort, Tway gets a fantastic foot rest for his mancave:

Lucas Bjerregaard, who attended the Ryder Cup as a spectator, gets to do the Swilcan Burn trophy shot before figuring how to get that shipped home to Denmark. This is his second European Tour title.

Takumi Kanaya is the Asia-Pacific Amateur Champion and highest ranked Japanese amateur currently:

Instagram Wrap: Padraig's Latest Move, Ru's KLM Shot, Young Tom's Ace Anniversary, Ryder Cup First Tee

Kind of a Fred Astaire thing going, almost. Padraig ended up 5th in the KLM and is probably Europe’s best last-minute injury replacement player should the Vice Captaincy thing not work out.

How about our good buddy and Scottish golf travel podcaster Ru Macdonald, “budding social media content creator” for the European Tour getting thrown into the Thunderdome for the European Tour’s “Beat The Pro” and makes very nice contact!

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Behind the scenes at #BeatThePro 🎥 #KLMOpen

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Young Tom Morris made the first Open Championship ace 149 years ago this past weekend.

That first tee and 18th “grandstand” at the Ryder Cup is garnering oohs and aahs on social media. Certainly golf has never seen something that…steep!

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Soon... #RyderCup #TeamEurope

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Trophy Wrap: Stanford Takes Evian, Sangmoon Wins In Boise, Broadhurst Has An Ally, Wu Grabs The KLM, Wolffe And OSU Victorious At Olympia Fields

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Angela Stanford wins the Evian Championship for her first major. Seems like so long ago she was battling Hillary Lunke, Kelly Robbins and Annika for a U.S. Open at Pumpkin Ridge…because it was 2003.

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An American in Paris. Well... close :) @evianchamp

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He’s rested and ready after two years in the Korean military, and a winner again in professional golf. Sangmoon Bae takes the Tour’s Albertson’s Boise Open in dramatic fashion:

Paul Broadhurst captured the Champions Tour’s Ally Challenge at Warwick Hills.

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Trophy No. 3 ✔️. 🏆🏆🏆

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Ashun Wu is the KLM Open’s winner, becoming the first Chinese-born player to win three European Tour titles.

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💑🏆 #KLMOpen

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Defending national champion Oklahoma State won its first tournament of 2018 and Matthew Wolff took his second individual title at the Olympia Fields/Fighting Illini.

Instagram Trophy Wrap: Sunday Winners Wallace, Alex, McCarron, Hickok, Wilson, USA Women

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While the Dell Technologies crowns a champion on Monday, Labor Day weekend's Sunday gave away mostly straightforward hardware. And yes, I'm lumping in Jeff Wilson's U.S. Senior Amateur win from a few days ago, because, why not?

Congrats to all of the big winners, starting with three-time European Tour winner in 2018 Matt Wallace, who birdied seven of eight holes coming in and survived an all-English, four-man playoff. For his effort, he won the largest salad bowl in golf:

A winner again 🏆🙌🏼 #MiD18

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Marina Alex claimed her first LPGA title in Portland:

@marinaaadee FIRST EVER #LPGAWinnerSelfie 🤳👏🏽⛳️

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Scott McCarron earned both a hat he'll never wear again and a trophy he'll hide ASAP in winning the Shaw Classic.

😁 he couldn’t stop smiling. @shawclassic

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Kramer Hickok adds another breakthrough win for Texas men's golf in 2018, taking the Tour's DAP Championship.

Nice work by Jeff Wilson in finally winning a USGA event by taking the U.S. Senior Amateur at Eugene Country Club last week.

And finally, congrats to the American women at the World Amateur Team at Carlton House.

Sunday Trophy Round-up: Crystal Is The New Silver For Bryson At Ridgewood, Henderson In Canada, Pavan At Czech Masters, Parel At Boeing, Streb At Nationwide

All but one of Sunday's tournament winners takes home a piece of crystal for their efforts, starting with Bryson DeChambeau at the 2018 Northern Trust where he is turning this season into something very special in his young career, writes David Dusek for Golfweek.

The lone non-crystal trophy goes to the week's best sentimental champ, as Brooke Henderson becomes the first Canadian in 45 years to win her nation's CP Open, writes Golfweek's Beth Ann Nichols. But she did get this spectacular memory:

This win's for you, Canada 🍁🍁 #CPWO

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Andrea Pavan took the Czech Masters on the European Tour where the crystal budget dried up and sent him home with this high-end doorstop:

Scott Parel won the PGA Tour Champions Boeing Classic and with it a bomber's jacket, a crystal globe and the photographic evidence yet that all white belts must go. 

HUGE congratulations to Scott Parel on his first @pgatourchampions victory! 🏆

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And Robert Streb kicked off the Tour playoffs with a win in the Nationwide Children's Charity Classic.

Trophy Wrap: Thomas Wins Firestone Finale, Hall Wins British, Putnam's A Barracuda, Perry Takes 3M, Hammer Wins The Western Am And Strepp Grabs KC Classic

What a commanding win for Justin Thomas in the final WGC Bridgestone at Firestone, and in front of his grandparents. The full Golfweek roundup.

Georgia Hall breaks through in dream fashion by winning the Ricoh Women's British Open in her home country of England:

😘🏆 Congratulations @georgiahall23. #RWBO #MasterTheElements

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Andrew Putnam earned his way into the PGA Championship by winning the Barracuda Championship. I couldn't find a trophy picture and wouldn't you rather see the final putt anyway:

Kenny Perry claimed the 3M Championship, played at TPC Twin Cities that will become a PGA Tour stop in 2019.

That winning smile. 🏆

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Cole Hammer won the Western Amateur with mom Allison on the bag. Great to see you can read a Len Ziehm game story on one of America's biggest amateur tournaments.

Sepp Straka takes the Tour's KC Golf Classic and with it an inconveniently enormous crystal trophy.

Weekend Instagram Roundup: Sergio's Club Slam, Senior Open Images From St. Andrews, Gullane Gets Weather, Dodgers Putt To Pass Time

Even the master club throwers make mistakes sometimes, with Sergio Garcia committing the ultimate sin of throwing his club hard at the bag. 

Sergio's caddy thought his life was over 😳

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A PGA Tour Champions slideshow captures the incredible array of weather changes and imagery from Sunday at the Old Course, where Miguel Angel Jimenez won the Senior Open.

Swipe through for the moods of Scotland. ⬅️⬅️👆

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The weather finally turned more Scottish-like at Gullane Sunday. 

The white caps say it all! #windy #wheninscotland #asilso

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The Dodgers turned hallways at Suntrust Park into a putting green.

Doc for the win.

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Trophy Wrap: Johnson Wins Final Canadian At Glen Abbey, Ariya Loves Gullane, McEvoy Takes The Porsche, Jimenez The Senior Open At St. Andrews

Dustin Johnson wins what is expected to be the final RBC Canadian Open played at Glen Abbey Golf Club


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Ariya Jutanagarn wins the Ladies Scottish Open at fast and firm Gullane.

In his 285th start, Richard McEvoy takes the Porsche European and a trophy which, at first glance looks fairly hideous but is pretty cool up close.

Miguel Angel Jimenez fought off an all-star cast of seniors and his balky blade to win an exciting Senior Open at the Home of Golf. 

Instagram: Jimmy Buffett Turns Up At Chicago GC, Rickie Hits North Berwick, Varner Mows Lawns Too, Tommy Morrissey Almost Makes An Ace

The singer was spotted at Chicago Golf Club for day one of U.S. Senior Women's Open practice.

Rickie Fowler teed up at North Berwick, finished just barely in bounds at 18 and is using a push cart as he prepares to defend his 2015 Scottish Open at nearby Gullane.

After contending at the Greenbrier Classic, Harold Varner kept his word and cut mom and dad's lawn.

The inspiration that is Tommy Morrissey continues to attack the game with vigor and nearly made an ace at Pinehurst's Cradle.

Weekend Trophy Wrap-Up: Na Wins Greenbrier, Sei Young Kim Posts New Record 31-Under, Knox Takes The Irish, Ledesma The LECOM And USA The Palmer Cup

Kevin Na won the Military Salute At The Greenbrier Classic and with it, the classiest, biggest plasticware or hookah I've ever seen.


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Sei Young Kim shatters the LPGA's scoring record by four with a nine shot win at the Thornberry Classic. Instead of showing you the trophy selfie, check out this great shot with her scorer and standard bearer:

Russell Knox took the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open in a sudden death playoff and is magically Scottish again in a Ryder Cup year.

Champ 😀🏆 #DDFIrishOpen #RolexSeries

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Nelson Ledesma won the LECOM Health Challenge and with it the most attractive bulletin board in golf.

The USA men and women won the Palmer Cup at Evian, France where, for a change, it was not raining.

2018 Arnold Palmer Cup Champions #TeamUSA #APCup #Rolex

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Instagram: Lee (Generously) Rids Himself Of A Putter, Royal Box Visit For Golfers At Wimbledon, Kelley Turns To Darts

I'm not sure why my pros don't do this when a putter has misbehaved for the final time. Nice work Danny Lee...

Matt Kuchar, Tommy Fleetwood and Sergio Garcia at the Royal Box, Wimbledon 2018.

Joshua Kelley with the ultimate don't-try-this-at-home trick shot.

Weekend Instagram (Links) Wrap: Carnoustie Baking, So Is Gullane, Ballyliffin Impressing And The Postage Stamp A Long Time Ago

Open Championship host Carnoustie is looking plenty crispy less than two weeks from The Open's 2018 start.

❤❤❤ • • • 📸: @craigboath9

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Not to be outdone, Gullane is plenty firm and fast, too.

This scene at Ballyliffin, while not the normal links vibe with its pond, captures some of the beautiful scenes sent around the world. Eric Van Rooyen leads the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open by four, with Danny Willett and Lee Westwood lurking within range of long overdue top finishes. Host Rory McIlroy sits 13 back. 

Irish scenes 🇮🇪🖼 #DDFIrishOpen #RolexSeries

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And a vintage shot of the Postage Stamp put out by Royal Troon...

Instagram Monday Course Edition: Rory's Excited For Ballyliffin, C&C To Remodel Sheep Ranch, Chicago Golf Club Teaser

Links season is upon us, with the Dubai Duty Free Irish Open kicking off at Ballyliffin. Paul McGinley is hosting next year at Lahinch and has nice things to say about this year's venue where Rory McIlroy hosts one more time. Rory posted this photo:

Matt Ginella says developer Mike Keiser has tapped Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw to remodel Tom Doak's mysterious Sheep Ranch course at Bandon, Oregon. It's a project previously suggested as a possible Gil Hanse redesign by Keiser.

Andy Johnson took his drone out to Chicago Golf Club, host of the U.S. Senior Women's Open next week and gave us a sneak preview of the magnificent course getting a huge spotlight. Expect more at

Weekend Instagram Wrap: Elway At The U.S. Senior Open, Spieth's At The Special Olympics, Crispy Carnoustie, Sand Greens Are Back!

John Elway served as U.S. Senior Open honorary chairman and made his presence felt at The Broadmoor.

The Spieth family is supporting their youngest Elie at the Special Olympics, with Christine Spieth posting several images of the family attending the big event this week in Seattle.

There won't be any questions of rough-fertilizing this time around at Carnoustie. Nice and crispy is the turf forecast just two weeks out from The Open!

Sand greens are back! 

Instagram Wrap: Land Of Lincoln Weather, Range Picker Up In Flames, St. George's CC From Above, Augusta National Is Final Jeopardy

The Tour's Lincoln Land Championship play was suspended during Thursday's first round due to...

The range picker at Greenville Country Club has seen better days...

Jon Cavalier has been posting some Long Island beauties shot recently in peak season form, including the incredible Devereux Emmet-designed St. George’s:

And what an oddly benign Final Jeopardy question posed this week:

Instagram: R.I.P. Phil Rodgers, Tiger Benches His Scotty, Freddie & Davis At The Broadmoor, Inverness From Above

Jack Nicklaus, who competed against, with and even learned from Phil Rodgers, says farewell to the short game wizard.

Rodgers is remembered with this sensational obituary by the San Diego Union-Tribune's Tod Leonard.

Today we lost one of golf’s greats, one of its most colorful individuals, and one of my dearest friends in Phil Rodgers. Phil had been battling leukemia for years, but thanks to the efforts of a close mutual friend in Bryan Naugle, my wife Barbara and I had a chance to reunite with Phil in May at the @insperityinvitational. He was struggling greatly, but it meant the world to me to see him, even if it was briefly. I have known Phil Rodgers for almost 65 years. We started out as young rivals. I think we first competed in Columbus, Georgia, in 1955 at the U.S. National Jaycees. I was 15 and Phil was 17. We tied for medalist honors and he won via a tiebreaker. But from that week on, we played a lot of golf together. We competed against each other and as partners. In fact, my first @pgatour tournament as a pro—the Los Angeles Open—Phil and I were both rookies. Phil won going away (9 shots) and I finished 50th and won $33.33. Phil was a terrific junior and tremendous college player, winning the 1958 NCAA title at Houston. As a pro, Phil won six times—all by the time he was 28. He was a terrific ball-striker, had a great short game, and became a gifted teacher. Phil was instrumental in my resurgence in 1980, and I give a lot of credit to him for my success that year. At the end of 1979, my game—particularly my short game—was awful. I called Phil and we worked together in Los Angeles at the start of 1980. He taught me his famous “Figure 8” method and I went on to win two majors that year, thanks to Phil. We golfed, fished and socialized together. Phil was one of my dearest friends in the game and out, and I will miss him. I will miss him dearly, just as the game will miss this very special man. Barbara and I send our love and prayers to his wife Karen and their family. Our hearts hurt for them, and his many friends in and outside of the golf world. 🙏🏼

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Tiger Woods benched his Scotty Cameron Newport 2 in favor of a TaylorMade TP Collection Ardmore 3 for Tuesday's practice round at TPC Potomac.  More details here from Dan Kilbridge.

Fred Couples and Davis Love are aging gracefully as they walk around The Broadmoor for this week's U.S. Senior Open.

The Fried Egg offers an aerial view of Inverness, post tree-removal, bunker remodeling and overall effort to put as much Ross back into an American classic.

Quite the championship test. Inverness has got its Ross soul back.

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Instagram: Choi's Greatest (Swing) Hits, An American In Paris, Rory Reunites With Faxon, Pine Valley's 12th Vertically

A spectacular compilation of Hosung Choi's swings from last week's Korean Open, courtesy of Skratch.

Hosung Choi in all of his glory.

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Justin Thomas is teeing it up in the French Open this week and already about 20 strokes up on Bubba Watson, who panned the place upon arrival.

Paris... you aren’t disappointing 🙌🏼📷🇫🇷

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So Yeon Ryu was among the LPGA Tour players at the CVS Charity Classic, seen here with Rory McIlroy and his spring-fling putting coach Brad Faxon.

The new 12th hole "bunkering" at Pine Valley looks just as ghastly from a vertical as it has in all other photos that have surfaced. 

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Instagram Trophy Wrap: Bubba Takes Cromwell, Hataoka Wins In Arkansas, McCarron Storms Wisconsin, Wallace Outlasts In Germany And Schnell Was Best In Wichita

Bubba Watson took home the Travelers Championship for his third win of 2018 and third Travelers (kind of small) trophy.

Bubba’s back in the winner’s circle.🏆 #LiveUnderPar

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19-year-old Nasa Hataoka won the NW Arkansas Championship and with it came an unwieldy piece or crystal and a wieldy Rolex.

Scott McCarron won the American Family Insurance PGA Tour Champions tournament and when he returns can provide his dentist's waiting room with the accent piece it's always needed. 

Dream Achieved. Scott McCarron is your 2018 @amfamchampionship winner!

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Matt Wallace captured the European Tour's BMW International Open stark white minimalist --expect anything different?--trophy.

Grit. Determination. Surreal day! 😗🏆

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Brady Schnell takes home the Wichita Open's nautical-theme propeller--actually he'll be shipping that weapon FedEx--and moves to 12th on the Tour money list.

Your 2018 Wichita Open champion is Brady Schnell. #WichitaOpen #webtour

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Instagram Wrap: Squirrel!, Hosung Choi's Swing That Almost Made The Open, Greg Norman's Body Issue Body Double Revealed?

Rory McIlroy trying to tee off in round 3 at the Travelers. Squirrel!

“Next on the tee …” 😂😂😂 #LiveUnderPar

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Hosung Choi made a nice run at one of two Open Qualifying Series spots available in the Korean Open before a Sunday flameout. This would have been fun to see at Carnoustie:

GolfBalled suggests Greg Norman had a body double for the ESPN body issue shoot. I'll let you be the judge: