Tiger Curses LOUDLY and R&A Brings the Hammer
“Fuck, Fuck, Fucking Hell, FUCK!”
And let us not forget the TV Dream Pairing today – Tiger and Adam Scott w one of Tigers 200 X’s on the bag, Stevie Williams! Watch for potential fisticuffs and pugilism if things get Hot.Shall we move on to the LJ head fake and find out upon whose head the R&A brought their proverbial hammer? Sure we want to do that, and it was none other than our beloved @TheOpen radio personality Ross McFarlane! The R&A quietly sidled up to him on Sat and the conversation went something like this:
R&A Representative: “Umm, Ross ol’ chap, you will be walking with the final group tomorrow and even though your trousers are Fabulous, would you be a dear and wear solid trousers tomorrow so as not to draw quite so much attention to yourself on Open Sunday.”Ross Spluttering: “WTF!?! These trousers are not only a fan favorite, but they give us more to talk about on the radio where 4 guys have to fill TWELVE HOURS! And the players enjoy ribbing me about them and it makes getting interviews smoother and puts players even more at ease. Why would you take a tool like this away from me!?! I’m on YOUR TEAM!!”
R&A Representative: “Umm, Ross ol’ chap, you will be walking with the final group tomorrow and even though your trousers are Fabulous, would you be a dear and wear solid trousers tomorrow so as not to draw quite so much attention to yourself on Open Sunday.”
QUOTE OF THE DAY Since we have been talking about Tiger today you may have been seeing the guys below on The Open telecast and pictured on various websites the last few days. Its a wild crowd of dudes dressed in Tiger outfits. Late in the afternoon one Tiger suit was animatedly speaking and gesturing to another Tiger suit in a very inebriated and melodramatically fashion explaining: “Mate, you must ROAR!!! Not Growl…” He followed up with brilliant renditions of both a Tiger Roar and a kitty cat growl, almost a purr. They had a crowd gathered around them like jugglers at Fisherman’s Wharf during this entertaining “Only at The Open” episode.
As the CEO of a golf apparel company Loudmouth has given me entre into a variety of fun and interesting situations. Sure, its not like my uber-exciting high tech days where I got to take tours of telephone company central offices and data centers (snooze), but on Sat at The Open I ended up somewhere that I just didnt see coming. Whenever the Loudmouth Krewe has a chance to visit The Open we like to spend some time at the top of the grand stands on 18 near the Leaderboard itself.
We made a beeline to our GoTo position Sat afternoon, got some fun TV shots including Tracy and her Union Jack sportcoat both in the US and the UK as Westwood was putting out on 18. We call this shot “Tracy and her Union Back”.
The scoreboard is completely manual and there is an army of teenagers in there scrambling around at regular intervals whenever they get the call on the walky-talky to make a specific leaderboard change. It goes something like this – Silence, silence, silence … Torrid activity w feet pounding, slots opening, names and numbers noisily sliding then … Silence. How do I know this? Well, I was invited into the Upper Room ..
“If I get paired w Tiger or Westy I feel that although a full suit is slightly constricting in the back swing, fashion must remain my highest priority here at The Open.”
[box]Larry Jackson “LJ”
CEO of Loudmouth Golf. Bi-coastal resident. SF Giants fan. Private pilot for Loudmouth Air.
His dream foursome would be to play with Jon Gruden, Bruce Boche, Phil Jackson. Larry claims he is the best golfer on the Loudmouth team.[/box]