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I just came back from US OpenWhich was probably the best week of my life in golf. Except not acknowledging Justin Leonard in the same place he helped secure the 1999 US Ryder Cup win, I have to say it was a successful week!
I ate some great food (read: ice cream), got to hang out with my cool co-workers, and met some guys, some cans, some members of the media and even some players’ parents (hey, Jerry McIlroy!). I had an absolute blast and am sad it’s over.
Here are some of the best things I’ve seen on the site and on social media last week.
Father’s Day at the US Open
The lesson here is not to compare yourself to the pros, on or off the course. But congratulations to Fitzpatrick on the win, and congratulations to his dad on the most memorable Father’s Day ever.
Spread the positives for Father’s Day
Jordan Spieth is very private when it comes to what he shares on social media. At this point, I’m used to seeing Under Armor and AT&T backed posts on his page, but he gave us a rare glimpse of his son, Sammy, on Sunday at the US Open.
Was he still a brand post to show off his cool bag? Can! But I’ll take what I can get, and this picture is great.
Next we have one of The newest member of LIV Golf, Brooks Koepka. It’s important to note that by the time I clicked “publish” in this writing, Koepka’s joining LIV may be old news due to the rate at which these guys are sticking. Either way, he shared an adorable photo from his wedding. It’s been a busy few weeks for the Koepka family!
I just didn’t realize How Many requests players are receiving from fans until last week. Cute kids scream for autographs, awkward teens want selfies and some adults get into the mix. As McIlroy was signing autographs on Wednesday morning, not a single man stopped harassing World No. 2. McIlroy had been begging for his wedding over the weekend. Eventually, it got a little awkward, so much so that McIlroy likely felt he had to acknowledge the invitation.
And he did it in a funny way.
McIlroy coped with the matter perfectly, and he was not the only one who received strange requests in Brooklyn. Back in my day, we patiently waited for autographs from the pros! Now, people are yelling at them, asking for batons, gloves, balls, towels, and pictures. I know, I know, these guys make a lot of money, but it still seems like there’s a lot to put up with.
More gold from Max Homa
To absolutely no one’s surprise, Max Homa’s social media game was in big shape last week. It started when the tee times were announced.
Something I learned last week is that security checks your credentials very closely at the US Open. I’m not sure if that was the case for the players, but I don’t think Max Homma was willing to take any chances. Shout out to the USGA for this massive certification.
Best player in the US Open (in my opinion)
Joel Dahmen and boxer Geno Bonnalie weren’t too optimistic about their chances at the PGA Championship last month. Sentiment was a bit higher with the US Open approaching.
If you don’t follow these two on Twitter, you’re missing out. Bonnalie is hilarious, documenting the not-so-glamorous parts of touring on tour—say, staying at a Boston College dorm during a major tournament.
Anyway, Dahmen and Bonnalie were surrounded by a few interviews with GOLF.com throughout the week, and we had a blast chatting with them. It gets more difficult Not To root these guys. they are great.
Texts from Koepka
And finally, we have my favorite part of this week’s Rogers Report. There’s a current trend on TikTok where people are sharing texts they’ve gotten from their significant other, and Jena Sims just got in on the fun last week, showing us some texts from her four-time main character husband.
Colin appeared in applause
Live this! Live it! Players are asked about everything, and Colin Morikawa is tired of the rumors. He took to Twitter on Tuesday morning to clear things up.
bubble! For those who don’t know, Morikawa made headlines last year (not really) for sharing that he pours pills. inside His milk and not milk in his grain. Very annoying things. Justin Thomas and Max Homma couldn’t help but enjoy a few tweets.
There’s a lot of drama in the golf world right now, but at least we’re getting Colin Morikawa more active on Twitter because of that.