I spent most of this weekend at a conference and/or traveling. So while I kind of know there was a lot of turmoil going on around the country, I was sequestered in either an (protest-free) airport or an airport hotel and so I missed most of it – which, honestly, I’m pretty happy about. Even so, I am both physically and mentally exhausted on this Monday morning from workin’ for the weekend, but I still had a better weekend that some people.
You know who didn’t have a good weekend? Tiger Woods.
In his return to the PGA Tour after 17 months, the dude who use to dominate the greens missed the cut after two rounds at the Farmers Insurance Open, marking the first time that Woods missed the cut at Torrey Pines, where he has won eight times.
Woods actually wasn’t even close – the cut was made at 144 (even par) and Woods had a 76 in the first round and 72 in the second for a 148.
Woods tried to be optimistic about the situation, saying:
Overall, today was a lot better than yesterday. I hit it better. I putted well again. I hit a lot of beautiful putts that didn’t go in, but I hit it much better today, which was nice. We fixed a few things while playing today, which was good. Good communication between [caddie] Joey [LaCava] and I out there playing — what are you seeing, what I’m feeling. It was good. He’s rusty as well. I’m rusty. Working as a pair out there and it’s good times.
But, to put it in perspective, EPSN put it this way:
It was just his 16th missed cut on the PGA Tour — he also has missed one on the European Tour — but his 11th since 2010. He now has missed the cut in four of his past seven official starts on the PGA Tour, dating to the 2015 season when he missed four cuts total, including three in majors. Woods, 41, had missed just five cuts in the first 13 years of his career.
Which begs the question: is it time to retire, Tiger? [via ESPN]
The Biebs actually was due to have a pretty good weekend; he was so psyched to play in the NHL Celebrity All-Star Game on Saturday that he tweeted out the lineup, which had him playing on the same team as greats Patrick Kane and Eric Lindros:
But a check from retired professional defenseman Chris Pronger probably had Bieber singing a different tune, creating one of the greatest hockey photos of all time:
The best part of this picture? The pure glee on Pronger’s face.
Is it too late now to say sorry? Probably, but I doubt Pronger was going to anyway. [via Business Insider]
Listen, I’m not a professional athlete. In fact, I have no athletic skill whatsoever. So I’m not in any position to judge when an athlete makes an attempt at something that just doesn’t go their way. Unfortunately for Grizzlies forward Parsons, whoever runs the Portland Trailblazers Twitter account doesn’t feel the same way:
Okay, that’s kind of funny. Parsons, of course, didn’t really think so and fired back at the Blazers, who likely won’t be making the playoffs this year:
But then came along Portland guard C.J. McCollum, who referenced Parsons’ almost signing with the team in the off-season:
The internet declared McCollum the winner of the Twitter beef:
And while the Trailblazers’ president apologized for the original tweet that started the whole thing, Parsons decided to stop acting like a sore loser:
But still…he definitely lost. [via Mashable]
So apparently, the 9:00 a.m. hour of the Today show is where you want to go if you want your career to die. First Billy Bush, and now Tamron Hall. It was announced on Friday that NBC’s newly acquired gem, Megyn Kelly, will likely be taking over the 9:00 a.m. hour of the Today, currently hosted by Hall and Al Roker, and people are pissed:
Roker will continue his duties on the 7:00 a.m. – 9:00 a.m. hours of the show, while Hall…well, she’s screwed. She’s pretty much out at Today and while she will still continue her show on MSNBC, let’s been honest, no one knows what channel that is. [via ET Online]
And because I believe that we all need more puppies in our lives, particularly during these troubled times, I bring you this dog, who simply wants to snuggle with his best bud:
Interestingly, this cat and I have remarkably similar facial expressions when someone tries to invade our personal space. .
Image via YouTube