Rory McIlroy Wins ‘Best Toss’ Award from Back 9 Report

By Fred Altvater on Thursday, March 12th 2015
Rory McIlroy Wins ‘Best Toss’ Award from Back 9 Report

Carlos and Fred appreciated the form and execution of Rory McIlroy’s frustrated 3-iron throw on Friday at the WGC-Cadillac Championship. His full turn, extension and follow through were worthy of this great honor bestowed by the Back 9 Report.

What golfer has not been this frustrated? McIlroy just forgot he had several million people watching him.

Donald Trump gave the boys at the PGA Tour a piece of his mind after J.B. Holmes lit up Trump National Doral for a 10-under-par 62 on Thursday. He felt the tour staff made the course play too easy for the pros in the first round. He took exception to the low score on his $250 million investment.

Adam Scott came to the WGC-Cadillac with a new caddy, new baby and a new putter. He ditched the long putter in anticipation of the rules change banning the anchored stroke effective January 1, 2016.

He fared quite well with the new wand, finishing 12th in the field in strokes gained putting and only averaged 1.58 putts per green.

With more news for women golfers, Royal St. George’s voted to admit women members. This follows on the heels of women gaining membership into The R&A and the expectation that any course hosting the Open Championship accept women members.

Tim Finchem received a love letter from the Association of Professional Tour Caddies requesting clubhouse access at PGA Tour tournament sites. The caddies felt unsafe and unwanted by the tour when they were forced to seek shelter in a rickety shed during a severe storm that ripped through Palm Beach at the Honda Classic.

The Back 9 Report also interviewed Jim Starr of Absolute Golf Balls, who has built a business out of reclaimed golf balls. Starr spent 12 years in the military and another six years as a fireman/EMT in Iraq.

Global Golf Post Senior Writer and Author Steve Eubanks also joins the Back 9 Report. He talks about his books, current state of the PGA Tour and difficult golf courses.

The guys take on the hardest golf courses in the country in the Practice Range segment and wonder why anyone wants to beat themselves up on these difficult tracks.

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