"I'm proud of you" - Tiger Woods
GM. This is Easy Pars. The golf newsletter that wants to hear Tiger telling us “I’m proud of you.”
Here’s what we’ve got for you today:
LIV isn’t going anywhere, probably.
Golf can break your heart sometimes.
How can a hole-in-one get any better? Tiger. That’s how.
Looks like LIV’s 2024 season will likely happen
There’s been a whole lot of uncertainty for LIV, and the PGA Tour for that matter.
We’ve kinda lost count of how long ago it was, but we were all expecting something huge to happen with the announcement of the PIF/PGA Tour deal.
But there’s been no official update in what seems like forever.
Life goes on and so does LIV Golf.
Which seems to be getting ready for the 2024 season as it’s coming to the last 2 tournaments of the current season.
According to reports from The Telegraph, there will be some schedule changes and new additions to the 2024 season.
Some of these include the JCB Golf and Country Club in Staffordshire replacing The Centurion Club for the London event.
Why are these changes happening?
Seriously, no one officially knows for sure.
But unless something truly shocking happens, LIV Golf will live to see another season.
Rafael Campos is down but not out
We mostly focus on the Schefflers, Rahm’s, McIlroy’s, and Koepka’s of the golf world.
They consistently put on a show of talent and hard work each time they grab their golf clubs.
And it’s awesome.
But sometimes we forget about the players putting in the work day in and day out.
Waiting for a hard-earned chance to make it.
One of those players is San Juan, Puerto Rico’s Rafael Campo.
As the end was nearing in the Dominican Republic’s Punta Cana event, Campos found himself in the lead.
He played a tight game from the start and he was in the zone.
It seemed like that day in Punta Cana was going to be his day.
All that was missing was one last putt.
A putt that he could surely make with his eyes closed.
And he missed.
💔 @RafaCamposGolf to earn his TOUR card….
— NUCLR GOLF (@NUCLRGOLF)
Oct 8, 2023
This was his chance to break the top 100 and get into the tournaments with big life-changing purses.
He came very close, but it was Joel Dahmen who took the W.
When asked at the press conference about how he felt about it, this is what he had to say: “I really feel we'll have a chance to win more times, so as long as I enjoy it, I'll be good.”
What could possibly be better than getting an ace?
The answer: doing it in front of Tiger Woods and having him personally congratulate you.
It’s the thing we all dream of. Making an awesome shot and then having Tiger say “I’m proud of you.”
My eyes tear up just thinking about how amazing it would feel.
The good news is that we get to live that dream through 11-year-old Holden Bautista who was participating in the TGR Invitational when he landed a sweet Ace in front of Tiger.
Tiger took the time to personally congratulate the 11-year-old golfer and give him some words of encouragement.
“I’m proud of you”- TIGER WOODS
— Trent (@BarstoolTrent)
Oct 8, 2023
Why was Tiger there? Because the TGR Invitational was being played at The Hay in Pebble Beach, a course that he recently redesigned.
Was he doing something related to TGL? We’d imagine. Because Tiger’s virtual golf league is most likely targeting, oh, maybe the younger audience. And what better than one of the golf G.O.A.T.s watching a youngster ace a hole?!?!
Meme of the Day
Tiger watching an 11 year old get a hole-in-one while promoting his league that’s focused on young golfers.
That’s it for today. We’ll get back to dreaming about Tiger giving us a thumbs-up.