Rory McIlroy, fresh off a victory in the Race to Dubai to end his 2015 season, underwent laser eye surgery on Thursday.
McIlroy reported in this hilarious Instagram post that recovery is going well:
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Longtime golf commentator (and one-time Ryder Cup participant) David Feherty is an open book.
He's arguably the best in the world at his craft, which included roaming fairways for 19 years at CBS before a recent move to NBC.
Along with his wit, what has made Feherty off-the-charts likable to players and fans alike is his brutal honesty.
Feherty is bipolar and a recovering alcoholic. He takes 14 pills a day -- antidepressants, mood stabilizers and amphetamines -- to manage his depression.
In a new interview with Rolling Stone's Stayton Bonner, Feherty discusses his exploits -- including the time he went on a two-day binge after winning the Scottish Open and woke up on a green 150 miles away after being poked by Led Zeppelin's road manager with no recollection of how he got there or what had happened to his trophy (still missing to this day).
The entire interview is fascinating. We know Feherty as the hilarious Northern Irishman (who became a U.S. citizen not long ago) who seemingly has a quip for everything.
This interview is about the unfunny side of Feherty.
Asked when he decided to get help and get sober, Feherty offered this:
It was two things: My wife and Tom Watson. I was doing a TV thing in Canada with Jack Nicklaus and Tom, and at one point, Tom just put his hand over the camera and said, "You're not well, are you?" and I said, "No, I'm not." I asked him how he knew, and he said, "I can see it in your eyes." And I said, "What do you see?'" and he said, "My reflection.'"
And I didn't know that Tom had a problem at that point. Very few people did. He said, "You need to come with me when we're done here." And I'm trying to back out; we're on Prince Edward Island, and Tom's [lives in] Kansas City, so I said, "How am I going to get to Kansas City?" And I hear this voice behind me say, "I have a G5!" So I'm getting heckled by Jack Nicklaus, who sent me there with his G5, and I went with Tom and he looked after me for 2 or 3 days and I've been sober ever since.
But I would emphasize it has a great deal to do with my wife, as well. When I met her I was penniless, I had lost my damn [playing] privileges in the United States, I was homeless, I had a vehicle that was all I had, because I had been through this horrifying divorce. I was just a penniless, homeless, alcoholic drug addict and she looked at me and said, "Well I can fix that."
Incredible stuff and certainly worth your time.
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Now is the time of year where we look back and reflect on great moments over the last 12 months.
Today, we're turning our attention specifically to August and PGA Championship week at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wis., where Jason Day dramatically claimed his first career major win.
There were plenty of great moments caught on camera that week. Here are 10 of our favorites:
10. Is an ant a burrowing creature? An animal? That's what Bubba Watson and a rules official discussed during the final round at Whistling Straits with this hilarious back and forth.
9. Phil Mickelson birdied the fourth hole after this pured shot from one of the 1000+ bunkers at Whistling Straits during the third round.
8. Rory McIlroy rolled in this monster putt for an eagle on the fifth hole in the third round.
7. Bubba drove the green -- and then some -- with this mighty poke on the par-4, 13th hole. He chipped close and made the birdie putt.
6. McIlroy surged into contention with this chip-in for eagle on the par-5 second hole during his second round.
5. Watson finished his second round of the 2015 PGA Championship with hard-working par on the 18th hole.
4. Matt Jones played his second shot from the cozy confines of a hospitality tent in the third round. Talk about a front-row seat.
3. John Daly tossed his club into Lake Michigan after dunking three shots into the water on the par-3 seventh hole at Whistling Straits during the 2015 PGA Championship. A young fan reeled in the club from a boat on the lake. Sweet souvenir.
2. Phil Mickelson took an expedited route down a dune at Whistling Straits during the second round. This video never gets old.
1. Jason Day won his first career major with this tap-in on the 18th green at Whistling Straits to conclude the 2015 PGA Championship. He finished 20 under, the lowest score relative to par in major history, and understandably he couldn't fight back the tears.
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