The Past Week in GOLF in 5 Photos

February 6, 2016

The golf world turned from California to Arizona this week for the Waste Management Phoenix Open, even if it took until Monday to wrap up the Farmers Insurance Open in San Diego. Before long, the greatest show in golf quickly took hold of the attention. 

It all began with Bubba Watson’s pre-tournament press conference at the event, where he claimed he was only there to satisfy his sponsors.

1. Bubba is a hit in Phoenix 


Bubba Watson said he didn’t like TPC Scottsdale, but people assumed he meant he didn’t like the Waste Management Phoenix Open. Then, after being booed by fans at the event, he apologized for using the wrong words.

2. President Obama Still Talks Trash

During his commemorative speech honoring the Golden State Warriors’ NBA Championship, Obama recalled a match he had with Steph Curry last summer, in which Curry was intimidated by secret servicemen. Obama isn’t buying that excuse.

3. The 17th at TPC Scottsdale is a party, too 

Our writer Josh Sens explains why the most fun hole at TPC Scottsdale might be the neighbor to the 16th stadium hole. The drivable par-4 is getting the party treatment, too.

4. Erik Compton Sounded Off on Torrey Pines 

Last weekend’s Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines didn’t finish until Monday afternoon, but that didn’t mean Compton was done thinking about it. He joined the podcast on Tuesday and vented for a few minutes calling the conditions on Sunday “comical” and assessing the PGA Tour a “triple bogey” for sending the players out on the course Sunday.

5. David Feherty talked to us about everything

The popular golf broadcaster discussed Tiger Woods, his new gig at NBC and what it takes to be a clutch golfer.