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The Daily: Smylie Remembers Harambe, Daly-Parnevik Road Trip, Knox Snubbed, More

In today’s PGW Daily, we talk European Ryder Cup, Joost Luiten has a lie that is about as bad as they get, Camilo Villegas takes a swing he would like back, and John Daly is road-tripping with Jesper Parnevik.

Memorial of the Day

Smylie Kaufman stamped his wedge with something unusual, per Golfweek.

Harambe, of course, was the gorilla tragically shot and killed at the Cincinnati Zoo after a toddler jumped into the enclosure.

After his death, some animal activists went overboard with their demands and petitions, which in turn produced all kinds of memes.

One of the more popular memes is that Harambe’s killing was “an inside job.” It was even yelled after Ryan Moore hit his approach shot on the first hole at The Barclays this past Saturday. A golf fan shouted, “Harambe was an inside job!” (H/T Bro Bible)

 

Euro Ryder Cup Focus

With Darren Clarke’s selections of Thomas Pieters, Lee Westwood, and Martin Kaymer, the European side is now complete. This trio joins the players who automatically qualified: Justin Rose, Rory McIlroy, Rafael Cabrera Bello, Henrik Stenson, Sergio Garcia, Matthew Fitzpatrick, Andy Sullivan, Danny Willett and Chris Wood. This leaves Russell Knox, ranked #20 in the world, as the odd man out.

Clarke cited Westwood and Kaymer for their “experience” and Pieters for his “momentum.”

Kaymer seems happy about it.

Russell Knox is not quite as happy:

Steven Bowditch has some good advice for Knox.

Tweet of the Day

In a related note, Stephanie Wei is not a fan of the “experience” angle for choosing Ryder Cup players. Wei’s comment is obviously in reference to the Russell Knox snub.

LPGA Update

It appears to be windy at the pro-am in Korea.

Ya it was blowing about 30 mph for the Hanwha Finance Classic pro am today 🙈

A photo posted by Lexi Thompson (@lexi) on

Road Trip Video of the Day

John Daly and Jesper Parnevik off to Canada for this week’s Champions Tour event.

Stat of the Day

Bernhard Langer’s year has been ridiculous. Keep in mind, this isn’t a guy who just turned 50 and is dominating guys who haven’t played a PGA event in 20 years. He is 59 years old.

A Beef Cake

Here’s the latest from Beef, a regular in this space.

Video of the Day

Danny Willett will not win the FedEx Cup this year, but he is still content with his season.

Behind the Scenes

It takes a lot of work to hold an Open Championship.

Scenery of the Day

Miguel Tabuena playing is in Switzerland for the Omega EU Masters.

Pic of the Day

Joost Luiten shows his difficult lie in Denmark.

Instagram Video of the Day

Camilo Villegas way off the mark on that last shot.

🙈🙈🙈😂😂😂 @gpinvitational

A video posted by Camilo Villegas (@camilovillegasofficial) on

Villegas seemed a little embarrassed, but laughed it off.

Video of the Day Part II

The PGA Tour put together a video of Tiger’s swing every year of his professional career.

Steven Bowditch Shot of the Day

The humorous Aussie rarely passes on an opportunity to poke fun at himself.

Best Self-Promotion of the Day

Paula Creamer got a large crowd to chant her name.

This is awesome!!!!!! 😘❤️😬😜⛳️✌🏻️#growingthegame #pink #dizzyvideosorry

A video posted by Paula Creamer Heath (@paulacreamer1) on

Trick Shot of the Day

Barclays Leftovers

Tony Finau with a classy look at a tournament gala.

Equipment Focus

Cleveland Golf wants to get you closer to the hole.

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