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Poll Results: Is this just Bubba being Bubba or should the PGA reconsider holding a long drive compeition during a practice round?

 
  • 88% (52)
    Bubba needs to get over himself
  • 11% (7)
    PGA should let the golfers prepare for the tournament without unnecessary distractions.
59 Total Votes  
post #19 of 146
Just watched chamblee and Nobilo's assessment... I am now a bigger Frank Nobilo fan than ever...
post #20 of 146
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Originally Posted by newtogolf View Post

It seems Bubba has to have some PR transgressions every so often.   He handled it poorly, especially since it was for charity but I can see his perspective as well in that the PGA could have had a separate long drive competition event that pro's signed up for versus putting each pro on the spot at 10 to show off their stuff.   It minimally should have been something all the pro's were aware of or even got to vote on before it was setup.

I don't know if they were aware of it or not but it wasn't a spur of the moment thing, it's been on the pga's website for awhile now, so I'm sure they new about it.

Maybe he just couldn't stand all the focus on tiger and will he play or won't he, maybe he just needed some attention.
post #21 of 146

I don't care about this too much.  What will be more entertaining to me will be to watch how many pages this thread stretches out based on one shot a guy hit in a practice round.  

post #22 of 146

If it was part of his practice round, why not hit a normal drive off the tee and be done with it?

post #23 of 146

Most importantly, who exactly won the whole thing? The longest drive of the day belonged, to whom?

post #24 of 146
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Originally Posted by late347 View Post

Most importantly, who exactly won the whole thing? The longest drive of the day belonged, to whom?

Louis Oosthuizen, 340 yards.

So the real winner is Jack Nicklaus.
post #25 of 146
Wonder if he will skip a ball across the pond at 16 at Augusta during a practice round next year.
post #26 of 146
I'd guess that he was worried about being outdriven and that it might hurt his reputation, or something petty like that. Never liked Bubba and that trend will likely continue for the foreseeable future.
post #27 of 146
The guy won't hit a long drive in a practice round, but he'll pump up the crowd and swing out of his shoes on the first tee, Sunday, at the Ryder Cup. Makes sense.
post #28 of 146
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Originally Posted by SavvySwede View Post

My guess is he didn't want to potentially lose a competition everybody was expecting him to win. Why risk his repputation as the long drive king of the PGA tour if he isn't getting anything out of it? Of course his little protest backfired because this makes him look a lot worse than he would if he didn't win.

Agreed.
post #29 of 146

Well, if he is that focused, he should have a decent tournament. Then again, with this kind of attitude, he just might not be mentally ready to play, and will have a hard time playing well. It's a coin toss with him. He is one of those pga golfers  who like to draw attention to themselves. Good, bad, or indifferent he seems to like lime light. 

post #30 of 146

Totally agree with Aaron Oberholser's take on this. Bubba really needs to work on his PR and doing this was just a slap in the face to the PGA who is trying to revive this major and make it unique.

post #31 of 146
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Originally Posted by SavvySwede View Post
 

My guess is he didn't want to potentially lose a competition everybody was expecting him to win. Why risk his repputation as the long drive king of the PGA tour if he isn't getting anything out of it? Of course his little protest backfired because this makes him look a lot worse than he would if he didn't win.

 

 

 

THIS

post #32 of 146
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Originally Posted by Valleygolfer View Post

Just watched chamblee and Nobilo's assessment... I am now a bigger Frank Nobilo fan than ever...

 

I missed it, what'd he say?

 

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Originally Posted by jamo View Post


Louis Oosthuizen, 340 yards.

So the real winner is Jack Nicklaus.

 

haha good one

post #33 of 146
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Originally Posted by mvmac View Post

I missed it, what'd he say?



Yeah, inquiring minds want to know. :)
post #34 of 146

Turn on the golf channel right now for their reaction.

post #35 of 146

Alright, Bubba is an ass.  He says he doesn't care what other people think about him, which is nonsense.  He has sponsors, for one.  Then he pulls out some tired Christian bullshit about reading the Bible.  I mean, how are these two things related?  What a turd.  

post #36 of 146
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Originally Posted by jamo View Post


Louis Oosthuizen, 340 yards.

So the real winner is Jack Nicklaus.
  1. Louis - 340
  2. Jason Day - 338
  3. Johan Kok - 337
  4. Gary Woodland - 330
  5. Rickie Fowler - 328
  6. Keegan Bradley - 326

Listening to Bubba's interview right now ... he does come across as a selfish ass.  Brandel called him out.  Nobilo was very diplomatic and just basically said that he didn't want to be judgmental.  Pretty much agree with them both.

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