Social Roundup: JR Hangs Out With DJ at Firestone

Today was the final practice round at Firestone CC in preparation for the $9.5M WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. It was also the first day that ticket holders were allowed to take in some of the pre-tournament festivities at Firestone.

Gates opened at 7:30AM sharp.

The big news on social media was the appearance of NBA Champ JR Smith at the Akron golf course today. The Cleveland Cavs star baller was spotted on the range hanging out with DJ, among others.

The perks that go with bringing Cleveland its first championship since the Johnson administration.

The big man even took some swings, with DJ’s TaylorMades.

DJ seemed impressed.

And this was not some publicity stunt. JR is a serious golf addict.

Here he is with Bubba last year.

JR wasn’t the only one to make golf news today. Here are a few other things that made news today on social media.

From the NBA to the NFL. Super Bowl champion Jerome Bettis hung out with Justin Thomas.

Rich Bererian is your PGA Pro Champion for 2016. Congrats to Rich. Well done, sir.

Mentioning golf may be insulting to your poor co-workers. Or something. Political correctness is banana land.

Another one bites the dust. And the first woman.

But. Bubba is in. ‘Merica.

USGA comes clean. Sort of.
“We know we have a problem with the rule. It is absolutely being looked at—we’ve been talking about this for months. It’s better than it was, but it’s not fixed.”
Here’s an audio of the USGA’s Mike Davis. Who basically says he had nothing to do with anything.

The Solheim Cup supposedly team visited Washington. I ask why?

Rory with some passive aggressive threats to Shane Lowry?

What’s a roundup without some good stuff from Nat?

Some neat behind the scenes photos of Phil today in the Callaway truck.

More buzz from the Odyssey X-Act Tank Chipper, coolest club on the market. At least this week.

A tour of the MASSive Titleist headquarters.

That’s a wrap. ‘Til tomorrow.

Jeff Smith

Jeff is a writer and content producer for Pro Golf Weekly. He is working on a book, documenting the 2017 and 2018 seasons on the major golf tours.

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