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Charles Schwab Challenge
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The PGA TOUR vs LIV battle had been pretty quiet of late. Well until this past Thursday at least. On Thursday, broadcaster Brandel Chamblee posted a 538-word retort to Brooks Koepka’s coach Claude Harmon III who called Chamblee a “paid actor”, insinuating he lacks any original thought and just repeats what the PGA TOUR tells him to say. Below is Chamblee’s retort.
The farrago of whataboutisms that inevitably accompanies any discussion on sportswashing, attempts, in answering a condemnation with an accusation, to impugn the credibility of the accuser and to distract from having to deal with the complexities of the question. Much like… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
— Brandel Chamblee (@chambleebrandel)
May 24, 2023
Phil Mickelson took the opportunity to get involved in the drama, as he tends to do, saying Chamblee was, “softer now than he was as a player.” 😬
He can rip apart me and countless others but as soon as someone shows his ignorance he can’t handle it. He’s softer now than he was as a player.
— Phil Mickelson (@PhilMickelson)
May 25, 2023
The banter ended with Chamblee inviting Phil to debate him on the set of “Live From” at the US Open in June and blocking him on Twitter 🤷♂️. Only time will tell if these two are all talk or not, but we can all agree it would be must-see TV if these two came together on live television to hash it all out. Get your popcorn ready! 🍿
⛳️ Tournament: Charles Schwab Challenge
💰 Purse: $8,700,000
🎥 Watch: 3-6pm ET (CBS)
The narrative: Michael Block was awarded a sponsor’s exemption into this week’s Charles Schwab Challenge after his fairy tale finish at the PGA Championship made him into an overnight superstar. The 47-year-old unfortunately ran out of gas this week as he shot rounds of 81 and 74 the first two days to finish 15 over and miss the cut. Regardless, the people simply can’t get enough of this guy so the RBC Canadian Open has offered him another sponsor's exemption to compete again in two weeks. Enjoy the ride BLOCKIE!
Akshay Bhatia, is a 21-year-old lefty that skipped college and turned pro at 19. Last year he make news after winning a KFT event last year as a rookie with his girlfriend on the bag. He earned “Special Temporary” status this year and has posted two top-5s already. Bhatia should finish in the top 125 on the points list this season, although he won’t be able to compete in the FedEx Cup, he will earn his tour card for next year; he is currently T-16 heading into Sunday.
Smooth swinging @akshaybhatia_1 👏
He knocks it to 3 feet and finishes his round with a birdie.
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)
May 27, 2023
Max Homa has slowed down a little bit after climbing all the way up to number 6 in the world. He has been playing damn good but has noticeably struggled to find success in majors. This year he finished T-43 at The Masters and T-55 at The PGA Champ. Growing up in Los Angeles, Homa is a favorite for the US Open this year at LACC. Winning a smaller tournament could be what Homa needs to get his swagger back before the third major of the year.
Smooth and precise from @maxhoma23 🎯
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR)
May 27, 2023
Outright Winner: We like Scottie Scheffler from the rafters at +2200 to win outright today. That’s a $100 bet to win $2,200.
Why? According to Data Golf, Scottie Scheffler has the 4th best odds to win tomorrow despite being 6 back of the lead. We saw last week at the PGA he was making a late push to come from behind but fell short and got second. The top 2 on the leaderboard, Adam Schenk and Harry Hall, have a combined 0 (zero) tour wins. Tomorrow is anyone’s tournament and to get the #1 player in the world at +2200 is a steal.
Drip Pick: Spring Part Two - Bogey Boys
Brand Details: Bogey Boys brought the heat with their second drop of the Spring season. First visor release from Bogey Boys for all the visor people out there; you really can’t go wrong with anything in this release🔥