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WOWgr, Vol. 2022.6

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No. 1 – Grapes at the Whole Foods in Jupiter, Florida (Up 2,001 spots from last week) – The leader in the clubhouse for golf article of the year is Daniel Rapaport’s Golf Digest profile of Morgan Hoffman from earlier this week. Hoffman was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy early in his PGA Tour career and told there were no treatments available. Unwilling to accept that answer, he set out on his own search for a cure. His journey included a 17-day period in which he ate exclusively grapes—roughly 800 per day. It’s a fascinating, complicated story. Check it out.

No. 2 – D.J. Gregory (Up 24) – Born 10 weeks premature with cerebral palsy, Gregory has been a staple at PGA Tour events for nearly 15 years. He walks every round with a cane, and his goal is to raise money for the Walking for Kids Foundation, a charity he created to help children with disabilities. On Tuesday, the PGA Tour honored D.J. with its Courage Award.

No. 3 – Moms (Up 48) – They’re always No. 1 in our hearts, but that doesn’t guarantee they’re No. 1 in WOWgr. This week, we’re giving props to three moms in particular: Stacy Lewis, Suzann Pettersen, and Karen Feagler. On Wednesday, Lewis and Pettersen were announced as the American and European captains for the 2023 Solheim Cup in Spain. Lewis, who will be 38 years old in 2023, will be the youngest Solheim Cup captain of all time, and Pettersen will look to add to a legacy that includes the winning putt at the 2019 event. As for Karen Feagler, mother of Korn Ferry Tour player Clay Feagler, she was recently mic’d up while caddying for her son. The KFT social media team put together a hilarious video of the Feaglers’ experience. The highlight has to be the phrase “no bueno shank.”

No. 4 – Intoxicated golf fans (Up 1,564) – It’s Waste Management Phoenix Open week.

No. 18 – Joel Dahmen (Up 45) – One of the more likable guys on the PGA Tour, Dahmen found himself receiving someone else’s accolades on Wednesday. Dahmen replaced Harris English at a WMPO practice round, but the guy with the microphone on the 16th hole apparently didn’t get the memo.

No. 19 – Brooks Koepka (No change) – Brooks is “embarrassed” to be No. 20 in the Official World Golf Ranking, as he should be. Also, shame on the OWGR for ranking him so low.

No. 1,832 – Intoxicated golf fans waiting for a ride home (No change) – It’s Waste Management Phoenix Open week.

The Latest from The Fried Egg

The Fried Egg Podcast, Superintendent Series: Eric Richardson – Essex County Club superintendent Eric Richardson (@erichturf) joins the podcast to talk golf in the Northeast, the importance of firmness, and more. Listen on iTunes and Spotify.

The Shotgun Start – After reviewing influencer-related happenings at TPC Scottsdale, the boys interview CBS lead producer Sellers Shy. Listen on iTunes and Spotify.


Sahith Theegala holds the first-round lead at the Waste Management Phoenix Open but has to finish his first loop on Thursday. Defending champion Brooks Koepka is currently two shots behind.

Ryan Fox, the big-hitting Kiwi, leads the Ras Al Khaimah Classic after a first-round 63.

Ryan McCormick and Trevor Werbylo top the leaderboard at the Astara Golf Championship on the Korn Ferry Tour.

Quick Hooks

Stonewall Golf Club—site of the 2016 U.S. Mid-Amateur, won by Stewart Hagestad—will host the 2023 U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship.

James Colgan of Golf.com talked with PGA Tour executives about Phil Mickelson’s recent comments on player media rights. “Phil’s making stuff up that’s just not true,” one executive said.

The DP World Tour announced the Indian Open has been canceled and the Volvo China Open will be postponed because of pandemic restrictions.

Nickelodeon is going to host a golf tournament called The Slime Cup. Collin Morikawa, Justin Thomas, Jon Rahm, and Lexi Thompson and a host of other professional athletes are set to compete.