President Donald Trump hits the links with a couple of familiar faces, Rickie Fowler comes out of the Waste Management Phoenix Open madness with a victory and Brooks Koepka finds a way to look like a normal-sized human being.
All that and more in this edition of The Social.
WHAT WE'RE CHIRPING ABOUT
Say what you will about Donald Trump’s frequent visits to the golf course during his presidency, but there’s no denying the man can put together a pretty decent threesome.
The president teed it up with Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods over the weekend at Trump National Golf Club, and he posted a photo on social media because, well, wouldn’t you? It’s freakin’ Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods. That'll get you a few (hundred thousand) likes.
Trump followed it up with a tweet (of course he did) about their round, reporting that Woods shot a 64 and predicting he wasn’t done winning majors. He also added, completely unprompted, that Tiger and Jack "like each other," so there’s that.
Everyone is asking how Tiger played yesterday. The answer is Great! He was long, straight & putted fantastically well. He shot a 64. Tiger is back & will be winning Majors again! Not surprisingly, Jack also played really well. His putting is amazing! Jack & Tiger like each other.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 3, 2019
Trump didn't divulge what he shot, but you better believe the 18-time "Club Champion" held his own with the two guys who have only combined for 32 major championships.
SING FOR THE MOMENT
Rickie Fowler hung on for his fifth PGA Tour victory after a tumultuous final round at the Waste Management Phoenix Open that featured one of the weirdest triple bogeys you'll ever see.
It was nice to see Fowler recover from that unlucky break and get back in the winner's circle at this event specifically, because he had come so close in the past – losing in a playoff in 2017 and blowing a 54-hole lead last year.
And you didn't have to look any further than Rickie's Instagram page to see the weight figuratively lifted off the new world No. 8's shoulders.
Fowler celebrated his victory with a rousing rendition of "We Are the Champions" for his followers.
It's not quite a combination of Fergie and Jesus, but the sound of Rickie Fowler victories is something golf fans everywhere could get used to.
ON YOUR MARK ...
Another week of debauchery has come and gone at the Phoenix Open, and we'd be remiss to not take a look at the annual race to TPC Scottsdale's infamous 16th hole ... and a quick peek at the aftermath.
The "Breakfast Club" party starts outside the front gates of the course at 4 a.m. on Saturday, and they open the doors three hours later.
From there, the race to the stadium at 16 is on, where patrons find their seats and get ready to watch some golf ... around 10:15 a.m. when the first group comes through.
You’ll do anything to be part of golf’s loudest hole.— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 3, 2019
04:00 a.m.: Arrive at @WMPhoenixOpen
07:00 a.m.: Gates open
07:01 a.m.: Run
10:15 a.m.: First group reaches 16th hole
That, my friends, is a lot of time to down some liquid courage.
Some, like this guy if he we're awake, might argue it's maybe a little too much:
NOTHING-TO-DO-WITH-GOLF VIDEO INTERMISSION
Oh it’s just Robert Kraft performing “Money” with Cardi B 😂 pic.twitter.com/KaG5ZcbnD3— UPROXX (@UPROXX) February 3, 2019
Book Robert Kraft for next year's Super Bowl halftime show right now. You know he'll just happen to be at the game anyway.
CHEESY DOES IT
Johnny Miller bid an emotional farewell to golf fans on Saturday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open, hanging up the headset after 29 years in the booth.
GolfChannel.com's behind-the-scenes look at the Hall-of-Famer's sendoff is worth the read, as you can only see so much on TV, but it was one of Miller's um, to put it nicely, interesting eating habits that had social media buzzing.
Apparently, Miller likes his Easy Cheese ... alot ... directly from the can.
Johnny Miller’s secret ingredient… pic.twitter.com/CuCCwAbxtg— Skratch (@Skratch) February 2, 2019
We're not here to judge, although, unsurprisingly, Twitter overwhelmingly disapproved of this move by the two-time major champ. But hey, at least he's got Charlie Kelly on his side.
YOU ARE FREEK'N OUT, MAN ...
For a guy who looks like he never leaves the gym, Brooks Koepka really gets around.
Fresh off a T-57 finish at the Saudi International – which he prepared for by vacationing in the Maldives – Koepka popped up at a Brooklyn Nets game on Monday with the Wanamaker Trophy, which he won at last year’s PGA Championship.
The three-time major champ was in town as part of a promotion for this year’s event which will take place in May just down the road from the Barclays Center at Bethpage Black.
Koepka brought the trophy on the court, was presented with a personalized jersey and even got a courtside seat right next to Bill Clinton, but the photo that caught everyone’s attention was this one of the 28-year-old looking comically small standing next to Milwaukee Bucks All-Star Giannis Antetokounmpo:
For the record, Koepka is listed at 6-foot, 205 pounds, as opposed to the 6-foot-11, 245 pound "Greek Freek" – not that the extra size helps his golf game at all.
COMMENT OF THE WEEK
Los Angeles Rams player Andrew Whitworth after losing the Super Bowl with the argument to end all arguments.