Smith isn’t joylessly drilling 150 consecutive three footers like your favourite tour pro. He’s borrowing a page out of the Phil Mickelson Manual for Short Game Success and letting it fly, hair down, one hand on the wheel.
Most are thrilled to have fans to play for and feed off of, but as Tyrrell Hatton found out on Friday, it’s significantly less fun when you’re an Englishman on the cut line trying to save bogey and some troll is running his mouth during your putting stroke
We’ve seen plenty of golf-themed celebrations in non-golf sports over the years. Never before, however, have we seen a guy break out his own club like MotoGP rider Fabio Quartararo did after winning the Motul TT Assen this weekend.