President’s Cup Team Taking A Page From Solheim Cup Team’s Playbook, Donning Red, White And Blue Face Paint And Hair Bows

President's Cup 2013

This year’s President’s Cup team is taking a page from the Solheim Cup team’s playbook and sprucing themselves up for the event.

Ponte Vedra, FL—Having decided they were impressed with the vibe and feeling exuded by the US Women’s Solheim Cup team this year, the male professional golfers competing in the 2013 President’s Cup team golf tournament decided they, too, would paint their faces in patriotic colors and wear USA-themed ribbons in their hair.

It will certainly be a different look, the US team captain said, but he got very excited once he could tell the team was acting as one in the decision.

“I wasn’t positive they would all buy into it, but once the boys saw Tiger (Woods) wearing an American flag sticker on his cheek, they were all in” said captain of Team USA, Fred Couples.

Couples said he decided to put all his cards on the table once the whole team was finalized, but had been toying with the idea for years before he was named captain.

“I, just, you know, was trying to think of a way to shake things up some, you know,” Couples said. “I had met Paula (Creamer, one of the members of the 2013 US Solheim Cup team) at a commercial shoot a while back, and we got to talking about the girls’ team spirit and who does whose hair before their matches. And it made me think. I mean, Phil (Mickelson) and Duf (Jason Dufner) have hair long enough to put red, white and blue bows and ribbons in, not to mention Sneds (Brandt Snedeker).”
Continue reading

TDQ Investigates: This Banning Anchor Putting By The USGA and R&A Is A Crock

Anchor Putt Ban

Golf insiders are hard at work trying to find exceptions to the proposed anchor putt rule change.

Boy I’m mad. Steamed. And I know everybody who reads The Daily Quarterly feels the exact same way I do. Unlike politics, or religion or who was the better James Bond, we can all agree, every single one of us, that the decision last week arbitrarily handed down by the USGA and the R&A banning anchoring clubs to players’ bodies on golf courses beginning in 2016 is ridiculous and just flat out wrong. I could hear all of your Twitter feeds blowing up just like mine did, and I heard your voices collectively saying when you heard the news, “What’s The Daily Quarterly’s opinion on this? I need to know!”

Well here it is: The decision stinks. Continue reading

“I’m Hoping This Gets Me Some Endorsements:” A TDQ Q&A With Sports Writer Ed Sherman. Part 2

Ed Sherman

Who reports on the sports reporters? Ed Sherman does. The answer was there the whole time.

TDQ: Tell us about your golf show, Score Card, on WSCR 670 The Score in Chicago.

Sherman: We just finished our third year. We air from March through September from 6-8 a.m. I have a lot of fun with my co-host, Steve Olken. We both love the game, even though the game rarely loves us back. We talk about all things golf, which is the great thing about golf. Unlike football (when was the last time you put on the pads?), people watch the pros play on Sunday and then go out and play the same game on Monday.

TDQ: How do you explain to golf fans like me what the hell happened to the US Team at the Ryder Cup this year? I personally got the impression that every US player (especially Phil) felt on Sunday that somebody else on the team would earn the point that they just lost, so nobody panicked until it was too late.

Sherman: Probably something to that. Let’s not forget the Euros played out of their minds. They couldn’t miss a putt. Justin Rose making bombs at the end to beat Mickelson? C’mon.
Continue reading

Exxon-Mobil To Buy Walmart. Or Maybe It’s The Other Way Around. Somebody Big Is Buying Somebody Else Big

Exxon-Mobile-WalMart Super TankerNew York—Wall Street was buzzing Monday over the announcement that either Exxon-Mobil is in talks to buy Walmart, or that Walmart is in talks to buy Exxon-Mobil. But shares jumped sharply for both companies, though they’ll likely change their name soon or do something else once one of them get bought out. Unless they decide to merge. But it’s a big deal.

“I was thrilled when this deal happened,” business analyst Trevor Watson of Moore-Dearing Investments said. “Didn’t it happen already? They didn’t buy out each other last year? Really? Who am I thinking of? Hang on. Sharon? Get me my Exxon-Mobil binder, please. Who am I- Huh…Well, I’ll be damned. I thought this was old news. But, yeah, yeah, it’s a big deal. Yes.” Continue reading