Check out Jamie Sadlowski, a Callaway-endorsed long drive champion, who makes his money hitting the long ball. And the fact that he hit one 331 yards from his knees just makes me feel bad about my golf game.
British Open and PGA Championship winner Rory McIlroy was voted the 2014 PGA Tour Player of the Year by the Tour’s members—the second such award in three years for the 25-year-old Northern Irishman.
The PGA Tour noted the latest award win for McIlroy on its official site, also announcing Chesson Hadley as Rookie of the Year. The release includes comments from PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem about both players’ success.
“My congratulations to Rory and Chesson for their outstanding accomplishments that earned them season-ending honors from their peers,” he said. “Both players earned their awards with their consistent and steady play throughout the season.”
Billy Horschel, Martin Kaymer, Jimmy Walker and Bubba Watson were the other finalists for the coveted Player of the Year award.
It was a dominant season for McIlroy, who won three tournaments, including the aforementioned pair of majors, and finished inside the top 10 in 12 of 17 events. That includes an eighth-place result at The Masters.
Jamie Donaldson clinched the Ryder Cup for Europe with a tremendous wedge shot from 140+ yards on Sunday. (Video below) On Monday morning, Donaldson did an interview with Sky Sports. When asked if the Ryder Cup-clinching shot had sunk in yet, Donaldson answered truthfully, “No, ’cause I’m still drunk.”
Patrick Reed drained a birdie putt on the 7th hole of his Ryder Cup matchup with Henrik Stenson today and then he tired to fire up his team or anger the Scottish crowd, either or, by making a “shush” gesture. Reed apparently had been heckled for his putting on the first tee earlier in the day.
Reed then proceeded to pump his fist and yell “Come on!” on his way to the next tee, which caused Jack Nicklaus to ask on Sky Sports, “What in the world is he doing? He’s going to incite a riot.”