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Like everyone from Wisconsin (at least the people we know), five-time PGA Tour winner Mark Wilson is a diehard Green Bay Packers fan. So much so that he even wore a cheesehead during last year’s Phoenix Open. That’s dedication. Wilson currently lives with his family in Elmhurst, Illinois, and chatted with us on the eve of this week’s U.S. Open about what he eats on the course, his pre-tournament rituals and rocking the cheesehead.
Most golfers don’t get to golf as much as they would like, and neither does Mario Batali. With 16 restaurants and a weekday cooking show (The Chew, airing on ABC Monday through Friday at 1 p.m. ET), the chef is lucky to work in a round of golf every couple weeks or so. “I used to play maybe three or four times a year, but now it’s maybe twenty or thirty times a year. [My schedule is] tighter than I’d like it, but you can always squeeze in a little time for golf, especially if you go really early in the morning,” he told SportsAndFood.com. He finds golf provides him with a chance to be outside in a wide open space, quite a ways away from the nearest group of people. If that doesn’t sound like something terribly exciting, you have probably never worked in the restaurant business, a field where people will volunteer to take out the garbage just for 90 seconds of fresh air and peace.
This is a couple weeks old, but here’s Michelle Wie promoting McDonald’s Monopoly game. We haven’t seen it on the tube, but we have seen the LeBron one quite a bit.
Rick Reilly, who is covering the British Open for ESPN, tries to do his best Kenny Mayne with this “fun” piece. He’s looking for the best sandwich in Sandwich, England. Remember when he owned the back page of Sports Illustrated (and occasionally write great features)? Those were the days.
The Masters has started, and Tuesday night was the traditional Champions Dinner hosted by last year’s winner, Phil Mickelson. Lefty chose to go with Spanish cuisine, which was a tribute to the ill Seve Ballesteros, who is battling cancer and couldn’t attend. The menu, according to the Orlando Sentinel: Tonight’s menu in the Augusta National [...]
Our friend and ace golf writer Shane Bacon has a preview of this week’s Waste Management Open in Scottsdale, Ariz., at his blog Dogs That Chase Cars. The Waste Management Open — just rolls off the tongue, doesn’t it? Anyway, if you’re headed that way and planning to attend the tournament, he’s got a few [...]