“I Could Beat the LPGA Women if I Played from Their Tees” … STOP, JUST STOP!

“I could beat the LPGA Women if I played from their tees” … STOP, JUST STOP!Screen Shot 2015-11-23 at 2.47.09 PM

It makes me want to scream, like Really High Voice Peyton Manning, every time I hear this ridiculous statement from goofball male golfers!

I have a message to all you guys out there who actually believe they could take on the “girls” if the distances were equal.

Sorry, but NO WAY … seriously … NO WAY, the better than average male player, or even the typical scratch male golfer, could beat, compete, or even stay close to any of the LPGA’s professionals if they played from “their” tees.

FACTS: The 2015 CME Tour Championship was conducted on a Par 72 / 6,540 yard setup. The winning score, shot by Cristie Kerr, was -17 under par over 4-days of tucked pins, fast greens, pressure, and no gimmees, mulligans, or leaf rules.

Photo: Cristie Kerr, LPGA.com
Photo: Cristie Kerr, LPGA.com

YOU – Mr. “Pro”, need to get a bit of a clue and should check the yardage/s on your home course. I bet if you do, and are honest about the tees you normally play from, you’ll find the course you play is probably shorter (or within a few hundred yards) of the 6,540 yard course the women just competed on over 4-days (most likely even longer than your course’s back tees).

Don’t believe me, ok then. Let’s say you’re a scratch golfer, and I give you four solid rounds under all the tournament pressure, on TV, and on a perfectly manicured course. Even with all that in your favor, you may finish EVEN PAR at best. This leaves you -17 shots from the leader, or in other words; getting beat by at least 4-shots a round … and that’s if you’re a scratch male player. Unlike most of the golfers I’ve heard make this statement.

And please don’t get me started on Driving Distance and these same guys boasting how they would beat the “girls” from their tees. I know, I know, you hit it 300-yards off the tee.

FACTS: Cristie Kerr (not known as one of the LGPA’s longer hitters) averaged 250.88 yards off the tees, over four rounds, and in the final round, under all the pressure, hit 14/14 fairways! As a comparison, Lexi Thompson (one of the LPGA’s longest hitters) averaged 270.25 yards off the tee, over four rounds, and in the final round, under all the pressure, hit 14/14 fairways.

Photo: Lexi Thompson, LPGA.com
Photo: Lexi Thompson, LPGA.com

But, I know, you hit it 300-yards off the tee and probably hit every fairway as well. *Not even on Tiger Woods PGA Tour ’14, my friend.

So if you’re one of those guys who is somehow thinking the women’s game doesn’t match up to yours, that the women’s game is somehow less than yours, then you haven’t been paying attention.

It may be a “See Why It’s Different Out Here” kind of world as the LPGA slogan goes, BUT they’d still take all your money, all day long, 7-days-a-week … hopefully, with all the guys you were boasting in front of watching and reminding you of that one time when you said, “I could beat the LPGA Women if I played from their tees.”LPGA.com

Fox Sports Special: Spieth’s U.S. Open Conquest

Film to air following Fox’s Thanksgiving NFL broadcast;
Emmy Award winner Jon Hamm narrates one-hour special

The United States Golf Association (USGA) and Fox Sports have announced the premiere of their film celebrating the 2015 U.S. Open Championship. Narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm, the one-hour film, 2015 U.S. Open: Spieth’s Northwest Conquest, will debut in the U.S. on Thursday, Nov. 26 on Fox (approximately 4 p.m. EST; check local listings) following the NFL game between the Philadelphia Eagles and Detroit Lions. The film will be rebroadcast at 4:30 p.m. EST on Sunday, Nov. 29, on Fox Sports 1.

Spieth’s Northwest Conquest chronicles the 2015 U.S. Open from the players’ arrival through the final putt on the 72nd hole.

With skillful storytelling and expert photography, the film blends behind-the-scenes footage with exclusive player-caddie conversations and media center interviews to provide an exciting and entertaining recap of one of the most memorable U.S. Open Championships in history.

DSCF6833As the newest course to host a U.S. Open, Chambers Bay, located on Puget Sound outside Tacoma, Wash., provided the ideal backdrop for a championship that saw the blossoming of the game’s next generation of talent. Ambitious in design and challenging to all, the unique venue would provide this burgeoning crop of young talent with an opportunity to adapt their styles and ultimately finish atop the leader board.

“The 2015 U.S. Open was a groundbreaking championship, complete with an exhilarating finale,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., USGA president. “Chambers Bay provided the showcase for a wave of emerging talent that is driving a renewed energy to the game. The championship thrilled the thousands of spectators who joined us at our first U.S. Open in the Pacific Northwest and millions more who watched at home. This film offers a unique perspective on the heartache and emotions that culminated in the crowning of Jordan Spieth as the 2015 U.S. Open champion.”

The film documents the unique story that unfolded on the golf course designed by Robert Trent Jones Jr. This U.S. Open venue not only did what it was charged to do – challenge the best players in the world – it also identified the best golfer in the world, and maybe the best caddie-golfer team in the world, as well.

Spieth’s Northwest Conquest mixes never-before-seen imagery with iconic footage from the original broadcast, offering viewers an enhanced look at four memorable days of competition at the game’s highest level. From some of the lowest opening-round scores in U.S. Open history, to the challenging and ever-changing course setup, to the exciting Sunday conclusion, viewers are invited to relive every highlight from the historic championship.

Preview trailer:

Exclusive content will be available on the USGA’s social channels, @usopengolf and facebook.com/usopen.

This Week’s Winners in Professional Golf!

Congratulations to this Week’s Winners in Professional Golf!

European Tour (The Final Series): Irishman Rory McIlroy, DP World Tour Championship, Dubai (Dubai, United Arab Emirates), $1,333,330 prize money, -21 under par.

Photo: RoryMcIlroy, Facebook.com/RoryMcIlroy/photos
Photo: RoryMcIlroy, Facebook.com/RoryMcIlroy/photos

Congratulations to Rory McIlroy, 2015 Race to Dubai Champion and winner of the $1,250,000 bonus!

LPGA Tour: American Cristie Kerr, CME Group Tour Championship (Naples, Florida), $500,000 prize money, -17 under par.

Photo: Cristie Kerr, Twitter.com/LPGA
Photo: Cristie Kerr, Twitter.com/LPGA

Congratulations to New Zealander Lydia Ko, 2015 Race to the CME Globe Champion and winner of the $1,000,000 bonus!

Photo: Lydia Ko, Twitter.com/LPGA
Photo: Lydia Ko, Twitter.com/LPGA

PGA Tour: American Kevin Kisner, The RSM Classic (Sea Island, Georgia), $1,026,000 prize money, -22 under par.

Photo: Kevin Kisner, PGATour.com
Photo: Kevin Kisner, PGATour.com

Champions Tour: *BREAK IN FULL-FIELD SCHEDULE*ChampionsTour

Featured Image: Rory McIlroy, 2015 Race to Dubai Champion, Facebook.com/RoryMcIlroy/photos