Friday Mashup: Tiger Overload, Dunne’s Done, Wie Spin, and WhatNot

Paul Dunne

Quick Recap: Tony Finau birdied the final hole to move into the lead after day one at Torrey Pines. Meanwhile Tiger made his return and posted an even-par 72 to sit T113.

Brooke Henderson fought off some brutal winds, and leads the ladies down in the Bahamas, while Jamie Donaldson sits one-up in Dubai after second-round play was suspended due darkness.

TIGER OVERLOAD

The PGA Tour goes all in on Tiger Woods, and basically covers no one else on its social channels.

“Can’t wait for the total overload of tiger posts tomorrow. It’s a total joke. I love tiger, but there’s a whole new generation of guys that need the spotlight so you will have something to talk about when he’s done. You’re only alienating yourselves from a future fan base.” -@NZ_Simon

 
Speaking of which, here’s a 360-degree look of Tiger’s first round at Torrey Pines. You can also get extended highlights here.


AROUND THE TOURS

FARMERS INSURANCE OPEN: ROUND 1

1 Tony Finau -7
2 Ted Potter Jr. -6
2 Ryan Palmer -6
4 Roberto Diaz -5
5 Hunter Mahan -4
5 Francesco Molinari -4
5 Julian Suri -4
5 Tom Lovelady -4
5 Peter Uihlein -4
5 Rory Sabbatini -4
5 Sang-Moon Bae -4
5 Jon Rahm -4
5 Grayson Murray -4
5 Patrick Reed -4
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PURE SILK BAHAMAS: ROUND 1

1 Brooke Henderson -5
2 Sarah Jane Smith -4
2 Luna Sobron Galmes -4
4 Maria Torres -3
4 Katherine Kirk -3
4 Shanshan Feng -3
4 Paula Reto -3
4 Lindsey Weaver -3
4 Danielle Kang -3

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OMEGA DUBAI CLASSIC: ROUND 2

1 Jamie Donaldson -13
2 Li Haotong -12
3 Alexander Bjork -11 (thru 12)
3 Branden Grace -11
5 Rory McIlroy -10 (thru 11)
5 Thomas Aiken -10
5 Miguel Angel Jimenez -10
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TOUGH LIE

Paul Dunne gets unlucky. His playing partner, Dylan Frittelli, said on Instagram, “Played in the same group as Paul, it was horrendous. I had one yesterday too surely the most unlucky group out there.”

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SHOT OF THE DAY

Michelle Wie with a hole-out eagle on the par-5 11th down in the Bahamas. And that backspin!

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INTO THE WEEKEND… ON FIRE

After rounds of 66 and 68 Miguel Angel Jimenez lights up the famous stogie to celebrate a weekend (and guaranteed payday) ahead in Dubai.

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ICYMI: RAHM ROCKS OUT

Sometimes we forget that many of today’s stars, like Jordan Spieth and Jon Rahm, are basically kids. Here’s the 23-year old Spaniard doing some pre-game to Kendrick Lamar.

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PLAYING IN PINK

Friday was apparently Pink Day on the European Tour. As a side note, the step synchronization of Sergio Garcia, Rory McIlroy, and Henrik Stenson (in the first photo) is something to behold. (Swipe right for rest of slideshow.)

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Credits: European Tour Media, LPGA Tour Communications, PGA Tour Media


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