Welcome into the Three-jack, our Sunday night look back at the weekend that was in golf with a trio of observations.
Milk: It does a body good
Paul Casey won the 2013 Irish Open on Sunday for his first win since 2011. The Englishman, who was ranked as high as third in the world in 2009, has been plagued by injuries of various kinds. But, lo and behold, maybe it was a little milk that helped him at Carton House G.C. (Bad pun No. 1., but follow me.)
Last week in Munich, Casey was one of three guys on a team that won a cow-milking contest at the players’ party during the BMW International Open. Guess who else was on that team? Ernie Els, who won the tournament that week.
That clearly means the next European Tour winner should be the last member of that team. Who was that? Sergio Garcia, who knows his way around the barnyard.
Both Inbee Park and Kenny Perry won major titles on Sunday, with Park taking the U.S. Women’s Open at Sebonack, while Perry finally got his major title at the Constellation Energy Senior Players Championship near Pittsburgh.
It didn’t strike me until late in the day on Saturday, but the two players swing a lot alike. They both have a deliberately slow and steep takeaway, with a powerful downswing.
We report; you decide.
Flipping the bird
D.H. Lee was unhappy with his second shot to Congressional’s short par-4 12th hole on Saturday at the AT&T National. Or with some fans after he hit a lousy second shot. Either way, he flipped the bird in the general direction of his shot and the gallery, and it got caught on CBS.
Lee apologized after the round and again on Sunday, realizing a fine might be likely for the ole “conduct unbecoming of a professional.”
Either way, that’s consecutive weeks for the Eye catching players being boneheads on the course. First it was Bubba Watson verbally undressing caddie Ted Scott in Hartford, then this. And with that, CBS Sports is happy to announce its new Eagle Eye cam, sponsored by the National Security Agency.