Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL Episode 6 Breakdown

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Big Break Ireland contestant Kelly Jacques breaks down Episode 5 of Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, along with two-time Big Break contestant and host of School of Golf, Sara Brown. Don’t miss their expert commentary every week after each episode and make sure to tune in Mondays at 9PM ET.

 

Sara: Seriously the breakfast scenes are some of my fave hahaha I feel like we get a chance to see how the guys are outside of golf... And the 7 left are pretty funny!!! But enough of that I want to see some golf... 



Kelly:  Speaking of funny... I thought that was hilarious when Clay kept changing his distance in the first location. I understand Tommy’s frustrations but he has to understand that this is ultimately a game and you cannot let other players get to you! You can’t blame other players for your own decision! 



Sara: I totally agree Kel... I think Clay was just trying to have a little fun and Tommy let it get to him... But well they each made their decision on a distance I mean shoot tommy could have totally moved back... No one told him he couldn't... 



Kelly: After Clay hit, he was really pulling out all the stops to get into the other player’s heads. He knew that he didn’t have the length so he was definitely trying to gain an advantage through mind games! Sara, did you have anyone on your seasons that talked trash like that?



Sara: He really did and I think he was at first trying to have fun with it then it got bad and kind of annoying... I agree with Kyle when he said he wasn't a fan of that right before the guys were about to hit... It was too much for me... BUT on my 2nd season in the Dominican Republic our whole girls team did this to the guys but it was funny... Well we thought it was anyway hahaha!!! We just knew what made them tick because we had all been together for a while and after they hit a shot we would just be super annoying HAHAHAHA I think this happens on every show tho Kel... It just now matters how that person performs!!! Hope Clay hasn't dug himself a hole... 



Kelly: I guess all the trash talking didn’t help, as Clay finished one spot out of gaining immunity in the first challenge. He may have just alienated himself with that talk and I don’t think it was worth it!

The producers are starting to get creative! That’s two challenges in a row that I have not seen yet! I love the challenges that make the players think strategy! However, most players hit such great shots that they didn’t even need to think about using that second shot! I love to see this great golf! I was also happy to see Clay step it up!



Sara: This challenge was one the guys needed to think strategy for sure... I was a little nervous for Clay and I think he was too as we could see from that tee shot... Definitely not his best!!! He then had to hit first because he was away and he again but a poor shot... BUT I think it was very smart of him to use his mulligan first so it was as if he really had 3 shots instead of 2 but he chose to keep his mulligan shot which wasn't that bad from his yardage of 160yards... I mean the drive killed him because all the other guys were hitting in shorter clubs and they all hit great shots!!! Clay was the only one that had to hit two...



Kelly: I thought it was pretty interesting that Clay then found himself in the elimination challenge. I’m wondering if his mind games meant for the other players actually affected him more! If you're talking negative, no matter who it’s directed at, can’t have a positive effect on your game…right? 



Sara: Absolutely right Kel!!! He was trying hard to get in the heads of everyone else that first challenge and what he really did was put his game and mind set in a bad place... We saw that in that second challenge... And now he finds himself battling Tommy in the elimination challenge to stay on the show... 



Kelly: This elimination between Clay and Tommy is a hard one for me. Despite his odd behavior today, I really do like Clay and his story. However, I also have been pulling for Tommy this season because he is still chasing the dream after all these years and I find that inspirational. 



Sara: I wasn't shocked at all that Clay picked Tommy for the elimination challenge he had been messing with Tommy since the beginning of the day and Tommy just sent Brandon home... Which was Clays buddy on the show... He said he wanted to make a statement... Well let's see them dance then... This is gonna be a great match!!!



Kelly: WOW! Those were some clutch putts by both Clay and Tommy on the first hole! There isn’t a better feeling than executing like that when you need to!



Sara:  I felt that was the first time this episode Clay executed a good confident shot... Well putt but that pressure on a 10 footer GOOD JOB Clay... And for Tommy to hit such a poor putt after a great approached... I was kind of shocked because he really has been playing great this episode and the last couple shows... But again we see the pressure big break brings to the table for everyone... And he had to make a good stroke to make that 5 footer the way he did... 



Kelly: On the second and final hole Tommy didn’t pull through like I thought he would have. Especially on his chip shot! In my opinion he has one of the best short games on the show, so to see him get eliminated on a poor chip was surprising!



Sara: I thought it was interesting that the guys and even Melanie and Tom thought that this was a pretty even match up and that it would probably go into playoff holes... I agreed!!! I was thinking this could take forever because they were both sitting fine right in front of the green... And this season we have seen awesome short games from both these guys... I think Tommy hit the shot he wanted too BUT it checked you even heard the guys in the bench saying that and sounding shocked... Door opened right there for Clay to hit a good shot and he did... But that 5 footer he made after Tommy missed was the real deal... He executed another pressure packed putt and he now lives to play another day on Big Break The Palm Beaches Florida... I hope this now shows Clay he can compete with his clubs instead of his mouth...



Kelly: I’m bummed that Tommy was eliminated, but that doesn’t take anything away from him. He was truly one of my favorites. He seems so genuinely nice and has a great head on his shoulders. Best of luck in the future Tommy and I truly hope to see your name again!

 

Sara: This match up was one of my favorites so far this season... These two guys have the heart and the determination to win! It is sad to see Tommy go AND I think I say it way to much BUT there can only be one winner on Big Break!!! Clay lives to play another day and we are down to 6...