Webb Simpson - June 19, 2012

By Morning Drive TeamJune 19, 2012, 12:37 pm

He had decided not to look at scoreboards during the week and in the final round, he decided to keep to that routine and he feels that that was the right choice because he knew he had lost ground over the first six holes and looking at the leaderboard could have negatively impacted his attitude in the final round. When he began to play well, he was able to get an idea of where he was on the leaderboard by how many fans were watching him but he did not actually look at a leaderboard on Sunday until he was on the 18th green.

Paul Tesori has been an amazing caddie and he deserves more credit than he could ever give him. Tesori has been through the ringer of Major Championships many times but most importantly, he is a friend first and a caddie second. He could not be where he is today in golf without Tesori’s friendship and great work.

Simpson said that he did a short press session on Saturday following his third round 68 but other than that, he had no media obligations prior to winning on Sunday which was a very good thing. He certainly understands that thanks to his U.S. Open, he will not have too many weeks without media obligations for a while.

During his first couple of years on the PGA TOUR, he had trouble playing in the events in Greensboro and Charlotte because he always put too much pressure on himself in front of the home crowds. Once he was able to play well in front of the home crowds, he was then able to figure out how to play well under any amount of pressure and the U.S. Open has more pressure than any other tournament.

Arnold Palmer then joined Morning Drive to say congratulations to Webb Simpson for winning the U.S. Open. Mr. Palmer said that he had a big smile on his face and asked if Simpson had received his note. Simpson said that he did and that he could not be happier to hear from him this morning. Palmer added that he had picked Simpson to win the U.S. Open on Sunday morning because he felt that Simpson was in perfect position. Simpson responded by saying that Palmer’s support meant that there were now three people who thought he could: himself, his wife Dowd, and Mr. Palmer.

Bradley, wife welcome baby boy, already rocking Patriots gear

By Grill Room TeamNovember 20, 2017, 6:40 pm

Keegan Bradley and his wife Jillian announced on social media that they welcomed a baby boy, Logan James Bradley, to the world last week.

The Bradleys both posted photos on Instagram over the weekend, introducing their healthy newborn baby, who was (not-surprisingly) already decked out in head-to-toe New England Patriots gear.

Bradley, 31, grew up in New England and is not shy about showing his support for the area's sports teams.

Logan James Bradley 11/13/17 He’s changed @jillian_bradley and my life forever. We couldn’t be happier #gopats #dab

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A big congratulations is in order for the new parents.

And all you other adorable kids of PGA Tour golfers, you've officially been put on notice. You've got some new competition.

Country music star Owen to play in Web.com event

By Will GrayNovember 20, 2017, 6:19 pm

Country music star and avid amateur golfer Jake Owen has accepted a sponsor invitation to play in the 2018 Nashville Golf Open on the Web.com Tour.

Owen, 36, has sold millions of albums while becoming one of the top male singers in the country genre. He has also been frequently spotted on the links, teeing it up last week alongside host Davis Love III in the RSM Classic pro-am and participating each of the last three years as the celebrity partner for Jordan Spieth at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

Owen will now try his hand in competition against some of the game's rising stars at the May 24-27 event, held in his hometown and benefitting the charitable foundation of PGA Tour pro Brandt Snedeker.

"I am truly honored to have this opportunity to play golf with guys whose work ethic I admire so much, like my buddy Brandt Snedeker," Owen said in a release. "I know how hard everyone works to get to play in these (Web.com Tour) tournaments. I'm really grateful, and I can't wait for this week in May 2018 to get here."

Owen will be following in the footsteps of NBA superstar Steph Curry, who played on a sponsor invite earlier this year at the Web.com's Ellie Mae Classic and, while missing the cut, largely exceeded expectations. Curry is currently listed as a 0.8 handicap, while Owen played at Pebble Beach in February as a 3 handicap.

Like Curry, Owen will play via an "unrestricted" sponsor invite and will retain his amateur status.

Jeremy Roenick uses golf clubs to catch rattlesnake

By Jason CrookNovember 20, 2017, 6:00 pm

Jeremy Roenick has never seemed to be afraid of much, whether it was another guy breaking his jaw on the hockey rink or an alligator interrupting his golf game.

The retired American hockey legend who currently works as an NBC Sports analyst was at it again over the weekend, coming across a rattlesnake in Arizona and just casually using a couple of golf clubs to catch it before grabbing it with his bare hands and showing it off for the camera.

The person recording can be heard calling Roenick "psycho" and "nuts" several times before the snake is thrown off the property.

That person is not wrong.

What's in the bag: RSM Classic winner Cook

By Golf Channel DigitalNovember 20, 2017, 3:52 pm

PGA Tour rookie Austin Cook earned his first Tour title at the RSM Classic. Take a look inside his bag.

Driver: Ping G400 (8.5 degrees adjusted to 9.2), with Fujikura Speeder Evolution 661X shaft

Fairway wood: Ping G400 (13 degrees), with Fujikura Motore VC 7.0 shaft

Hybrids: Ping G400 (19, 22 degrees), with Matrix Altus Red X shafts

Irons: Ping S55 (5-PW), with KBS Tour S shafts

Wedges: Ping Glide 2.0 (50, 56, 60) with True Temper Dynamic Gold S400 shafts

Putter: Ping Sigma G Tyne

Ball: Titleist Pro V1