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PGA Security Loses Control, Drawing Criticism from Pro Golfers

The scenes from Sunday were simply stunning.

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On Sunday, the world of professional golf was once again touting a historical moment, but not everyone was thrilled with how it all came to be.

Phil Mickelson became the oldest player in PGA history to win a tour major, after taking the PGA Championship by two strokes.  This was one of the first events in which golf fans were allowed back into the gallery, however, and the intensity of their revery made for a wild scene.

Now, Mickelson’s card mate is speaking out about the mob-like crowd.

Brooks Koepka had already lost the golf tournament. Now, he was trying to protect his surgically repaired knee.

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As mayhem ensued on the 72nd hole Sunday, and with security losing control of the masses as thousands of spectators stormed the 18th fairway celebrating Phil Mickelson’s historic victory, Koepka was lost in the mob along with his caddie, Rickie Elliott, for several moments before finally breaking out of the pack to safety.

“It would have been cool if I didn’t have a knee injury and got dinged a few times in the knee in that crowd because no one really gave a s–t,’’ Koepka said afterward. “Yeah, it’s cool for Phil, but getting dinged a few times isn’t exactly my idea of fun. I was trying to protect my knee.’’

Golf purists were awestruck by the display, as Twitter users documented the unprecedented tumult.

One can only imagine that there will be some adjustments made to the PGA tour’s crowd-control policies in the coming weeks.

 

 

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WATCH: College Coach Gets Mayo Bath After Big Bowl Win

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While college football has long been steeped in tradition, there’s a very real possibility that we’ve hit the limit.

In Auburn, you have the toilet-papering of the local trees after a big win.  At Georgia Tech, the Ramblin’ Wreck motors out onto the field before every home game.  In Death Valley, (the one in South Carolina), Clemson players all pay tribute to a rock before taking to the gridiron.

And now, after you win the Duke Mayonnaise Bowl, the winning coach gets absolutely drenched in the popular sandwich spread.

The new college football tradition of dumping food on top of a winning coach after a bowl game now includes mayonnaise.

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South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was the recipient of a mayo bath after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl.

And, because you have to witness this nightmare to believe it:

How did they get these otherwise serious college coaches to agree to the eggy, oily shower?

Both Beamer and North Carolina coach Mack Brown agreed ahead of time to get doused with mayo if their team won the game. Duke’s agreed to donate $10,000 to charity if the winning coach would agree to a mayo bath.

Coaches beware:  You’re going to need some goggles if Frank’s Red Hot ever sponsors a bowl game.

While college football has long been steeped in tradition, there’s a very real possibility that we’ve hit the limit. In Auburn, you have the toilet-papering of the local trees after a big win.  At Georgia Tech, the Ramblin’ Wreck motors out onto the field before every home game.  In Death Valley, (the one in South Carolina), Clemson players all pay tribute to a rock before taking to the gridiron. And now, after you win the Duke Mayonnaise Bowl, the winning coach gets absolutely drenched in the popular sandwich spread. The new college football tradition of dumping food on top of a winning coach after a bowl game now includes mayonnaise. South Carolina coach Shane Beamer was the recipient of a mayo bath after the Gamecocks beat North Carolina 38-21 in the Duke’s Mayo Bowl. And, because you have to witness this nightmare to believe it: https://twitter.com/YahooSportsCFB/status/1476642499733213186?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1476642499733213186%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fca.sports.yahoo.com%2Fnews%2Fsouth-carolina-coach-shane-beamer-gets-mayonnaise-dumped-on-his-head-after-dukes-mayo-bowl-win-200544852.html How did they get these otherwise serious college coaches to agree to the eggy, oily shower? Both Beamer and North Carolina coach Mack Brown agreed ahead of time to get doused with mayo if their team won the game. Duke’s agreed to donate $10,000 to charity if the winning coach would agree to a mayo bath. Coaches beware:  You’re going to need some goggles if Frank’s Red Hot ever sponsors a bowl game.

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COVID-19 Shuts Down Major American Sports League

Is omicron coming for your favorite sport next?

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Over the course of the last several weeks, the omicron variant of COVID-19 has begun to spread swiftly throughout the world, thankfully with mostly mild effects and a low rate of severe illness associated with it.

But, while fewer people appear to be getting deathly ill from omicron, it’s still pinging all sorts of precautionary protocols for companies and organizations who require testing.  This includes one of America’s most beloved sports leagues, who announced late on Monday that they’d be temporarily suspending the season in order to get a better hold on the situation.

The NHL took to Twitter late Monday to announce a brief pause to its season, two games before a scheduled Christmas break due to the surge in COVID-19 cases.

The post said that team facilities will be closed through Christmas, and players will report back to their teams on Dec. 26, “which shall be used for testing, practice and/or travel only.”

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ESPN reported that 11 teams have suspended operations this week due to coronavirus infections and more than 15% of its players were in virus protocols. The league said no player can enter facilities—unless they are being tested—until they have a negative test result.

The full statement can be read below:

There have been similar issues of player availability in both the NFL and NBA of late, with both leagues considering rule and schedule changes in an effort to accommodate the the fans and the teams themselves.

Over the course of the last several weeks, the omicron variant of COVID-19 has begun to spread swiftly throughout the world, thankfully with mostly mild effects and a low rate of severe illness associated with it. But, while fewer people appear to be getting deathly ill from omicron, it’s still pinging all sorts of precautionary protocols for companies and organizations who require testing.  This includes one of America’s most beloved sports leagues, who announced late on Monday that they’d be temporarily suspending the season in order to get a better hold on the situation. The NHL took to Twitter late Monday to announce a brief pause to its season, two games before a scheduled Christmas break due to the surge in COVID-19 cases. The post said that team facilities will be closed through Christmas, and players will report back to their teams on Dec. 26, “which shall be used for testing, practice and/or travel only.” ESPN reported that 11 teams have suspended operations this week due to coronavirus infections and more than 15% of its players were in virus protocols. The league said no player can enter facilities—unless they are being tested—until they have a negative test result. The full statement can be read below: https://twitter.com/PR_NHL/status/1473128722484113412?ref_src=twsrc%5Etfw%7Ctwcamp%5Etweetembed%7Ctwterm%5E1473128722484113412%7Ctwgr%5E%7Ctwcon%5Es1_&ref_url=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fsports%2Fnhl-says-it-will-pause-season-due-to-covid-19-concerns There have been similar issues of player availability in both the NFL and NBA of late, with both leagues considering rule and schedule changes in an effort to accommodate the the fans and the teams themselves.

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