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  • Webb Simpson is your deserving Players champion, riding the momentum from a ridiculous course-record tying 63 on Friday that included a double-bogey on the 17th to snag his fifth PGA Tour win and second biggest W to date. Simpson hadn't won in nearly five years on Tour, but rode a hot putter all week to lead the field in strokes gained putting to snag his first ever Players Championship. The win also drove home the fact that this event over just about any on Tour seems impossible to predict, with Simpson adding to the list of champions with completely different skill sets as Simpson led the field for the week in fairways hit and was last in the field in driving distance. This is your weekly reminder to never, ever bet on golf. Ever ever ever. 
  • It was Tiger Woods who tried to steal the show on Sunday after firing his best round in five years on Saturday. Woods had people (okay, me) bringing up the idea of Tiger possibly breaking 60 during that third round when he got up and down for a birdie on 12 to move to 8-under on the day. Sadly, Woods would play his final six holes one-over to settle for a 65 and drowned his tee shot on 17 in the final round, but still, some very good signs from Tiger as we near Shinnecock. Woods said after his final round that he feels he's very close to finally breaking through and winning and he isn't the only one that believes. Jordan Spieth said after being paired with Woods on Sunday that he thinks we will see Woods raising a trophy sooner than later. 
  • Lost in the Woods run and the Simpson win is the fact that Justin Thomas was finally able to sneak past Dustin Johnson in the world rankings and become No. 1 for the first time
  • VIDEO: Brooks Koepka made the second-ever albatross on the par-5 16th on Sunday. Koepka also tied the course record at TPC Sawgrass this past week with that closing 63 thanks to the deuce on 16. This golf course is ... not this easy.
  • Well, we showed you some good, so here is some bad; Jordan Spieth's ugly, ugly eight to close his Players Championship after nearly dunking it for an ace on the par-3 17th. 
  • Considering the level of talent in this field, the purse is one of the largest of the year, with Jason Sobel tweeting out just how much money a single shot could have changed for one young player and Ryan Herrington explaining what a three-putt at the last cost Jason Dufner. I will never stress over a $5 to snag that back nine Nassau ever again.
  • The LPGA is following in the footsteps of the European and PGA Tours with a format change for 2019 as their first two-player team event will take place in late July of next year
The Players Final Leaderboard 
1.) Webb Simpson -18
T-2.) Charl Schwartzel -14
T-2.) Jimmy Walker -14
T-2.) Xander Schauffele -14
T-5.) Jason Day -13
T-5.) Jason Dufner -13
T-7.) Kegan Bradley -12
T-7.) Harold Varner III -12
T-7.) Tommy Fleetwood -12
T-7.) Danny Lee -12
Video of the Weekend
Skratch had a random fella (Karl) dress up as a tour pro and walk around TPC Sawgrass before the tournament began. Hilarity ensued, including the double-looks of some of the biggest pros in the world.
Your Psycho Scorecard of the Week
A psycho scorecard is one that is generally all over the place - birdies, bogeys, triples, eagles ... we will try and find the most insane of the scorecards each week and post on Mondays, but you can help ... if you see one, screengrab it and tag #psychocard on Twitter)

"How To Make a Quadruple Bogey and Still Fire a Round of 2-Under Par" by Brooks Koepka.

Just for fun, here is Koepka's totals for the week:
48 Pars
18 Birdies
2 Bogeys
2 Double Bogeys
1 Quadruple Bogey
1 Double Eagle
The Clubhouse with Shane Bacon Podcast
FOX Sports' Shane Bacon brings you a weekly podcast attacking the world of golf from all angles. From current and former pros bringing you some of the best stories in the game, to the most intriguing topics in golf today, to the culture of the sport outside the tour, The Clubhouse is a must-listen for golf fans of all levels. You can subscribe on iTunes right here

Ep. 100 with Chris Nashawaty

If you're reading this newsletter you've probably spent a few hours on the couch over the years rewatching "Caddyshack."

If that is the case, you'll love this chat with Chris Nashawaty, author of "Caddyshack: The Making of a Hollywood Cinderella Story" that just came out late last month (you can order it on Amazon right here). 

Chris talked about how he got the idea to dive into this film, how hard it is to track down Bill Murray and just how all over the place that set was back when the film was made in 1979.
Listen Here!
Who Showed Up for the Ryder Cup Barbecue?
Jim Furyk had an assortment of players at his house this past week for what has become a tradition of sorts right around the midseason mark of a Ryder Cup year. There are definitely some surprise faces that got the invite (Andrew Landry in the house!), and some that are noticeably absent (green jackets not allowed in the Furyk residence?!). If you had Rickie Fowler as the lone man that would be rocking a backwards cap, go ahead and cash that ticket my friend.
Set Your DVR Alert
Wednesday, May 16
8 - 11 PM ET: Golf's Greatest Rounds: 2015 NCAA Women's Golf Championship (Golf Channel)
Where Are They Playing This Week?
European Tour
Belgian Knockout
Rinkven International GC — Antwerp, Belgium
(Notables in the field: Thomas Pieters, Chris Wood)

PGA Tour
AT&T Byron Nelson
Trinity Forest GC — Dallas, Texas
(Notables: Jordan Spieth, Sergio Garcia, Hideki Matsuyama)

PGA Tour Champions
Regions Tradition
Greystone G&CC — Birmingham, Alabama

Web.com Tour
BMW Charity Pro-Am presented by SYNNEX Corporation
Thornblade Club — Greer, South Carolina

LPGA Tour
Kingsmill Championship presented by Geico
River Course at Kingsmill Resort — Williamsburg, Virginia
Have a story, a gift guide idea or a golf course you think we should check out? Shoot us an email at shane@shanebacongolf.com and we will do our best to include it! 
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