Off the Tee: Greenbrier Recap, Rory Hurt, Tiger Doesn’t Suck, Phil Investigated, British Open, South Dakota Match Play Previews
The Greenbrier Classic wasn't supposed to be a golf tournament we talked a lot about, but when the dust settled in West Virgina, there were a number of story lines.
Meanwhile, some of the biggest names in golf have some serious question marks hanging over their heads as we approach next week's British Open at St. Andrews in Scotland.
All of those topics, and more, were on the table for this edition of "Off The Tee" with Joel Harrington from 4 Deep Golf Blog. Here are some of the headlines:
- Danny Lee wins a four-way playoff at the Greenbrier Classic, but Robert Streb steals the show putting with his sand wedge on the back nine Sunday. Joel says it was he knows from first hand experience just how tough that is.
- Tiger Woods finishes tied for 32nd at Greenbrier, but does shoot 66 in round one and 67 in round four. Joel says it's way too early to get excited about Tiger again.
- Phil Mickelson is the subject of a gambling and money laundering probe. Joel doens't think the investigation will hurt Phil's game.
- Rory McIlroy ruptures an ankle ligament playing soccer and may miss the British Open. Joel says the injury might take Rory out of two majors.
- St. Andrews hosts the British Open for the 29th time, dating back to 1873. Joel says the layout is actually pretty forgiving.
- South Dakota's 95th Match Play Championships are at Lakeview Golf Course in Mitchell. Joel says the course sets up nicely for this type of event.
Listen to my complete interview with Joel here: