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The Cheesesteak at Huntingdon Valley

The Fried Egg is heading back to Philadelphia! Registration for The Cheesesteak, a Fried Egg event at Huntingdon Valley Country Club on August 8, opens today (February 28) at Noon ET. Registrants will also have the opportunity to enter lotteries for rounds at LuLu Country Club on August 7 and Llanerch Country Club on August 9. Check out the Cheesesteak Event Page for more information and to register.

Net neutrality

Daniel Berger, the highest ranked player in the Honda Classic field, started the final round with a five-shot lead and looked to be cruising toward his fifth PGA Tour victory. But his 74 on Sunday let several chasers back into contention, and Sepp Straka took advantage.

Playing in the second-to-last group, Straka birdied three of his last five holes and hit his tee shot on the 72nd just before the skies above PGA National opened up. His drive ended up being the longest of the tournament on that hole, leading to a birdie and a one-shot edge on Shane Lowry. Playing in heavy rain behind Straka, a visibly flustered Lowry was unable to make up the deficit. It was bad luck for the Irishman, but that’s not to take anything away from Straka, who led the field in Strokes Gained: Off-the-Tee and hit 84% of his fairways on a very difficult driving course. Also, don’t forget that he hit two great shots—his second and third on No. 18—in the midst of the downpour.

It was a memorable finish, but the rest of the weekend at PGA National was fairly subdued, with none of the top 12 in the world in attendance. If the PGA Tour schedule remains as overstuffed as it is, it will always produce haves and have-nots. Right now, the Honda Classic is looking like the latter.

Thanks for the memories

The fallout continues for Phil Mickelson. After his controversial comments on Saudi Arabia and the Super Golf League, Callaway “paused” its lifetime contract with him. “Callaway does not condone Phil Mickelson’s comments and we were very disappointed in his choice of words—they in no way reflect our values or what we stand for as a company,” a Callaway spokesperson told Golf Digest. KPMG, Amstel Light, and Workday also ended their deals with Mickelson, and The American Express will no longer feature him as event host.

Are these companies truly offended by Phil’s willingness to do business with MBS? Or are they on the opposite side of the issue, shocked that he called the Saudis “scary motherf—ers”? Do they have an inkling of additional controversies coming down the pike? A true who-could-say situation.

The Latest from The Fried Egg

Phil Mickelson and the Uses of Leverage – We should all be against the Saudi-backed Super Golf League, but, as Garrett Morrison writes, that doesn’t mean we should let up on the PGA Tour.

ICYMI: The Fried Egg Podcast: A Primer on Sportswashing in Golf – To learn more about the concept of sportswashing and how it relates to the Super Golf League, Garrett talks with Will Bardwell, the writer behind Lying Four, and Dr. Helen Lenskyj, an academic researcher. Listen on iTunes and Spotify.

The Shotgun Start – The boys chat about the Sepptic Tank’s tee-to-green performance, Lowry’s claims of theft, and Berger’s collapse. Listen on iTunes and Spotify.


Kurt Kitayama (third), Gary Woodland (T-5), Chris Kirk (T-7), and Keith Mitchell (T-9) finished in the top 10 at the Honda Classic.

Miguel Ángel Jiménez made two holes-in-one at the Cologuard Classic and cruised to his 12th PGA Tour Champions victory. Woody Austin and Bernhard Langer finished No. 2. Sorry, T-2.

JC Ritchie won the Jonsson Workwear Open by six shots for his second consecutive victory on the Challenge Tour.

Quick Hooks

Jon Rahm, Nelly Korda, Rory McIlroy, Dustin Johnson, and Jessica Korda highlight Monday’s star-studded Seminole Pro-Member event.

Have you ever thought to yourself, “Who in the world would wear those square-toed shoes Nick Faldo hawks?” A PGA Tour winner, that’s who.