Big Break FL Show 10 Producer Blog

By Big Break ProducerMay 13, 2014, 7:20 pm

Forget about friendships and cliques. This week’s episode was all about putting up or shutting up. When you really look at it, there weren’t too many fireworks. If you’re Mary, you’re disappointed that you hit it in the bunker off the tee on the final hole because that ultimately hurt her chances. If you’re Renee, you look at the missed putt on the final hole against Fiamma that would have given her a spot in the finale. At the end of the day, it really came down to mistakes from those two players which sealed their fate.


Here are a couple of nuggets from this week’s episode that you wouldn’t have known unless you were out there with us. Enjoy!

Renee and Fiamma’s match actually went into a total of three playoff holes but we only had enough time in the episode to show the very last one. Both Fiamma and Renee made pars on each of the first two playoff holes until Fiamma went for it in two on the final playoff hole to drain a birdie putt and secure her spot in the finale of Big Break Florida.

Mary made it very clear in her night interview that if she had the choice she would have much rather played her 3 holes of golf with Fiamma instead of Jackie. Here are a few sound bites from Mary’s sit down interview that night on this topic:

“We both keep each other very loose. We don’t get pissy. We have fun, we enjoy the golf. If Fiamma’s out there we would be talking and we’d be enjoying ourselves.  It was one of those things where I would have been more comfortable with Fiamma just hanging out with a friend playing golf.”

Had the two played together, would Mary have performed better? Maybe. Maybe not. What do you think? Leave your thoughts below.  

Anthony Valle - Series Producer

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Tiger Tracker: Tour Championship

By Tiger TrackerSeptember 20, 2018, 7:08 pm

Tiger Woods is looking to close his season with a win at the Tour Championship. We're tracking him this week at East Lake Golf Club.

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Watch: Highlights from Tiger's first round at East Lake

By Golf Channel DigitalSeptember 20, 2018, 7:00 pm

Tiger Woods is back at the season-ending Tour Championship for the first time since 2013, and he provided the fans in Atlanta with some highlights on the first day of competition.

Still looking for his first win of the year after coming close on numerous occasions, Woods started the day off by splitting the fairway on the first hole with the driver, not even bothering to watch his ball land.

Despite the picture-perfect opening tee shot, Woods would go on to bogey the first hole, but he rebounded with back-to-back birdies on 5 and 6, making putts from 26 and 15 feet.

Tiger's best shot on the front nine came on the par-4 seventh hole after he found the pine straw behind a tree with his drive. The 14-time major champ punched one under the tree limbs and onto the green, then calmly two-putted for par from about 40 feet en route to a front-side 1-under 34.

Woods added two more birdies on the par-4 12th and 14th holes, rolling in putts of 3 feet and 7 feet after a couple of great looking approach shots.

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Garcia (66) peaking for Ryder Cup?

By Ryan LavnerSeptember 20, 2018, 6:17 pm

Sergio Garcia might be finding his form just in time to terrorize the U.S. Ryder Cup team.

Garcia made seven birdies during an opening round of 5-under 66 to sit just two shots off the early lead at the European Tour’s Portugal Masters.

It was Garcia’s fifth consecutive round of par or better, a stretch that includes rounds of 66-65-67-70-66. That solid play at the Wyndham Championship wasn’t enough to extend his PGA Tour season – he didn’t qualify for the FedExCup playoffs – but the Spaniard is starting to round into form with the Ryder Cup on deck.

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A few weeks ago he was a controversial selection by European Ryder Cup captain Thomas Bjorn. After missing the cut in all four majors, Garcia could have been left at home in favor of such players as Rafa Cabrera Bello, Matt Wallace (a three-time winner this season who, once again, is at the top of the leaderboard in Portugal), Matt Fitzpatrick or Thomas Pieters. But Bjorn tabbed Garcia, noting his Ryder Cup experience, his sterling foursomes record and his influence in the team room. If Phil Mickelson is the U.S. player under the most pressure to perform in Paris, all eyes will be on Garcia next week – especially since it could be one of his final opportunities to wear a European uniform, as he’ll be 40 for the 2020 matches.

Garcia’s 66 matched his lowest opening round of the year and puts him in position to secure just his second top-10 since March.

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Watch: 100mph storm destroys tent at St. Andrews

By Grill Room TeamSeptember 20, 2018, 4:25 pm

The Old Course at St. Andrews has endured all sorts of wacky weather over the years, but things ratcheted up a notch this week with the arrival of Storm Ali.

The first named storm of the season struck Wednesday, bringing 100 mph gusts, killing two people and leaving hundreds of thousands of people without power in parts of Ireland, Scotland and England.

According to the Courier no one was injured in the St. Andrews area, but a video posted from the home of golf shows just how powerful the storm was as wind absolutely destroyed one of the hospitality tents set up in advance of the Dunhill Links Championship:

While plenty of clean-up is sure to be needed, officials say the Dunhill Links, which also be conducted at Carnoustie and Kingsbarns, will go on as scheduled October 4-7.