Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Ryder Cup Is Getting Ready To Jump the Shark

It sickens me - sickens - that the PGA of America thinks that a Celebrity Pro-Am somehow adds a necessary element to an event I love so much.

But here we are.
The first-ever Ryder Cup Captains & Celebrity Scramble golf event will have some serious star power. Bill Murray, Justin Timberlake, Michael Phelps, George Lopez, Ernie Banks, Richard Dent, Stan Mikita and Scottie Pippen are scheduled to play. 
The event will begin at 1 p.m. on Sept. 25, the first day of Ryder Cup practice rounds for both the U.S. and European teams at Medinah Country Club. Fans with tickets for Tuesday’s sold-out practice round will be able to watch the scramble. 
The celebrities and sports stars will be paired with past Ryder Cup Captains to play 10 holes of Medinah’s Course No. 3 as part of a team in a scramble format. Participating past Ryder Cup Captains include Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite, Tom Lehman, Corey Pavin, Dave Stockton, Hal Sutton, Lee Trevino and Lanny Wadkins.
Oh, super. Way to take an intense, PURE golf event, and schlock it up. I should have seen this coming once they let Michael Jordan be as "assistant" captain.


  1. I understand your angst, but is anyone really going to see this? It's not as if it's The Pebble Beach Pro Am. Settle down Czabe, settle down.

  2. I'd rather watch celebrities golf than the "pros". Although I'd actually prefer to not watch ANY golf on TV if given a choice.

  3. I can't take the Fanduel commercial on the radio another time. Please make them change it. I'll even play the stupid thing if you make them change that horrible commercial.

  4. Czabe, if you were invited to play in that Pro Am, being the golf purist that you are, would surely turn it down?

    Also, someone won $273,000 playing fantasy football? Yeah right. I know commercials make the radio world go round but "I am so done with" that commercial. Mute button is your friend.