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With all due respect to Tom Brady, this animated marshal was the MVP of Super Bowl Sunday

February 08, 2021

Not surprisingly, this Monday has been an absolute Tom Brady lovefest on The Loop. Coleman Bentley ripped most of the NFL after the report that there was very little interest in the free-agent QB last off-season and I have (finally) declared him the GOAT. But enough's enough, am I right? Any more Brady praise might make me barf. So let's talk about the real MVP of Super Bowl Sunday.

For that, we head to the Waste Management Phoenix Open. In a moment that had no bearing on the outcome of the tournament, a marshal went viral for letting Matt Kuchar know his approach shot had found the water on the par-5 15th hole at TPC Scottsdale. And I mean, he really let Kuchar know.

Check out this wild signal the volunteer gave to alert the nine-time PGA Tour winner his golf ball was wet:

LOL. It's still not quite as good as the time a marshal tried to silence a train at the 2015 U.S. Open, but that's pretty close.

Kuchar's shot, on the other hand, was not close, which is what makes this so funny. He clearly saw his ball splash and yet here's this dude just snaking his hand in his face. It's a good thing Kuchar is such a good guy—You know, other than that whole caddie tipping thing—or there could have been an incident.

Seriously, though. Kudos to this guy for taking his job so seriously. The PGA Tour could have used him the week before at Torrey Pines where one marshal mistakenly told Patrick Reed his ball bounced, leading to that controversial drop, and another mistakenly stepped on Rory McIlroy's ball.

That would have never happened with this guy. He just would have made sure to tell those guys they had horrible lies.