Golf World's Front 9 Punchline Contest gives our readers a chance to be published in each of our issues. That's right, you can see your name right next to golf's movers and chasers.
If you're new to the game, the Punchline Contest gives our fans a voice in every section of the Front 9, in the front of the book of our magazine. Every Sunday, we invite readers to contribute a snappy comment for one item in the Front 9 feature each week. GW feeds the straight line on our Golf World Facebook page; readers contribute the punchline, which we publish (and send them a sleeve of golf balls, too!).
This week, we asked our Facebook fans for a punchline about Phil Mickelson's surprisingly poor play of late, which we saw up and close and personal at Royal Lytham & St. Annes. Here's the straight line we posted:After rounds of 73-78, Phil Mickelson continues poor play with MC at the British Open."
The winning punchline, supplied by Gary Faulhaber of Erie, Pa., appears in this week's Open Championship coverage issue (July 30):
"Good thing the voting for the Hall of Fame was done last year."
We narrowed down our punchlines to five finalists. The other four were:
Scott Collins, Chester, N.J.:
"Glad the advertising campaign of 'What Will Phil Do Next' is over. It's predictable that it's play lousy golf."
Todd Anderson, Browns Mills, N.J.:
"At least his sponsors, KPMG and Barclays, can instruct Lefty how to make his past winnings last throughout his soon-to-begin retirement years."
Frank Imschweiler, Fairfield, Conn.:
"Is it time now for Phil to cut the payroll of the Padres?"
M.T. Diehl, Orange City, Iowa:
"Pebble Beach must feel like it was a decade ago."
Check back for our next contest on our Golf World Facebook wall on Sunday for your next shot at getting published!