Monday, August 8, 2011

Caddie Carousel Part Deux!

 August 8th Goldie Bounce Golf Soundbytes of the Week from The Reno-Tahoe Open and The Bridgestone Invitational!

 Goldie Bounce Golf Soundbytes of the Week from @Reno_Tahoe_Open and @WGC_Bridgestone! (mp3)

CBS Sports David Feherty caught up with Adam Scott's new caddie Steve Williams as he was coming off 18 after his 8th win at the WGC ~ Bridgestone Invitational  (that's 7 with former boss Tiger btw).  Williams' comments did not stop there however and he continued on to a full media scrum!  This is probably "the most press any caddie has ever received - ever!"  The backlash has been swift with many Touring Pros and fans agreeing "it wasn't a good look" for Steve Williams to talk so much after the event eg Steve should know his place as a caddie and not take full credit or over shadow Scott's performance 2011 Bridgestone Invitational Champ Adam Scott seemed unfazed by it all laughing and joking during his post-round presser and when asked if he was concerned about Steve's post round harsh comments about Tiger overshadowing the best day of his life in terms of being a professional golfer Scott responded, "I don't know what to say about that. That's between those guys. I'm not involved in it at all, and they know that. I'm just out here to do my job. They'll figure that out themselves. They're both men.  Only time will tell ...


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

PGA Tour Pro Matt Bettencourt

95.9 WATD Goldie Bounce Golf "PGA One on One" with 2010 Reno Tahoe Open Champ Matt Bettencourt calling in from Montreaux Golf and Country Club in Reno, NV!  Matt's set to defend his title amidst a strong field this week (including10 Major Championship winners) and switched up back nines (architect Jack Nicklaus' original design).  Bettencourt's been battling a bit of bursitis in his elbow this season and made the mistake of trying to play through it but feels healthy and excited for a strong finish this season.  Tee time is 7:44 am tomorrow along with Jason Bohn and pal Rocco Mediate.  Btw Matt's new caddie Matthew Achatz is Rocco Mediate's now old caddie but Rocco gave his full blessing to the union!  Should be interesting 'cause at this event last year Achatz was on loan to Bettencourt from Mediate (who was busy commentating at the British Open) and the duo won! 

To listen to Matt's 95.9 WATD "PGA One on One" Interview click on the podcast player!

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

PGA Tour Rookie Scott Stallings

95.9 WATD Goldie Bounce Golf "PGA One on One" with 2011 Greenbriar Classic winner PGA Tour Rookie Scott Stallings!  Scotts  3 ~ way sudden death playoff at the Greenbriar earned him a last minute spot in this week's World Golf Championships ~ Bridgestone Invitational in Akron, OH!  A diehard Boston Sports Fan Stallings was actually born in Worcester, MA but moved to Tennessee when he was 3 hence the southern drawl.  When Scott hits Boston for the 9th annual Deutsche Bank Championship FedEx Cup Playoffs he plans to attend a Red Sox vs. Yankees game at Fenway ~ an early 4th Wedding Anniversary present courtesy of his wife Jennifer.  One fact you may not know about Scott is that he and his wife are bloggers ... yup you can follow Jennifer as she chronicles their Life on the Road and Matt at BNET Chief Executive Golfer   

To listen to Scott's 95.9 WATD "PGA One on One" Interview click on the podcast player below!