The GrindSeptember 15, 2015

Lydia Ko makes history, Tiger meets Shooter, the Walkers get fancy, and a devious plan to overtake golf's "Big Four"

Welcome to another edition of The Grind, where we couldn't be more impressed with Lydia Ko's timing. The 18-year-old phenom had one final chance to become the youngest major winner ever and she delivered at the Evian Championship. Ko also happened to win on what seems like the one week the PGA Tour has off this year, allowing her to receive (most of) the attention she deserves.

Thomas Pieters, 23, won for a second consecutive start on the European Tour. Should we start bracing for the creation of golf's "Big Five"? . . . It looks like the "Big Two" we were hoping for will become a reality next year when David Feherty joins NBC/Golf Channel full-time to create a tandem of on-course reporters with Roger Maltbie. NBC/Golf Channel is basically the Dream Team of on-air golf talent now. . . . Fans can vote on what outfits the pros wear at the Presidents Cup. Where was this for the 1999 Ryder Cup? . . . I interviewed Dr. J last week and asked him about hosting his first charity golf event, gambling with MJ on the course, and still being able to dunk at 65(!). Great guy, although I'll never forgive him for giving John Starks a low score in the 1992 NBA Slam Dunk Contest. . . . Golf Digest's editorial staff recently learned we're relocating to One World Trade Center. That means cleaning out our current office of all random equipment and clothes, which led to a free-for-all sale for charity (pictured above) last week. And you thought Black Friday was crazy, sorry, cray-cray. . .

RANDOM QUESTIONS TO PONDER

How many majors will Lydia Ko win?

Who gets dibs on that day's marquee group: Feherty or Rog?

Will anyone (Psy?) step up and make a Presidents Cup music video?


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