The PGA Tour invades New York City for the start of the FedExCup Playoffs, pros get caught up watching the solar eclipse and Justin Thomas is still thrid-wheelin' it with Rickie Fowler and Allison Stokke despite a PGA Championship victory.
All that and more in this week's The Social.
The FedExCup Playoffs kick off this week at The Northern Trust (formerly The Barclays) at Glen Oaks Club near New York City, sending the top 125 players in the playoff chase to the Big Apple for the week to do totally normal-people things like hitting golf balls from behind home plate at Yankee Stadium ... or ringing the opening bell at the New York Stock Exchange.
Poor Jon Rahm. He went to the concrete jungle where dreams are made of and all he got was this lousy picture with the Statue of Liberty.
Solar eclipse-mania swept across the U.S. on Monday, leaving people from coast to coast staring up at the sun while wearing protective glasses (except in Washington D.C., where they weren't needed) to watch as the moon briefly blocked out the sun.
PGA and LPGA tour pros were as caught up in the hysteria as everyone else, setting up cameras and wearing their special head gear. Tiger Woods even tweeted out a photo his daughter Sam took from Tennessee, where the view was especially clear:
While plenty of your favorite pros couldn't get enough of the eclipse, they had nothing on trusty news anchor Shepard Smith. Hard to find someone more jacked up for the national phenomenon than this guy right here:
Dogs. They never cease to amaze.
The Solheim Cup has come and gone, leaving with us some lasting memories of great golf on both sides, despite a lopsided U.S. victory.
But as with most of these team events pitting countries against each other, the best images come from the celebration. And with her team basically in the victory formation on Sunday, American captain Juli Inkster didn't hesitate to get the party started a little early.
As she waited out the last few clinching points, Inkster sipped from a Styrofoam cup marked "Vodka Tonic," but it might as well have said "Winner."
You do you, Juli. It's certainly not the first time we've seen a premature celebration from the winning side in a blowout.
Thomas is a major winner and heading into the playoffs with about as much momentum as one could hope for this time of year.
Unfortunately, that couldn't land him a date for his trip to New York City, something he was happy to make light of on Instagram as he third-wheeled his way on a helicopter ride to a Presidents Cup scouting trip at Liberty National with his buddy Fowler and girlfriend Stokke.
Even better than third-wheelin' it may have been his major celebration at the restaurant TAO Downtown. Unfortunately, TAO was more happy for some guy named "JP," but hey, at least they let Thomas attend the party. That was nice of them.
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