Best golf club throws, with Rory McIlroy and Jordan Spieth
Whether you’re a touring professional golfer, an avid amateur, or a weekend hacker, every player has had a bad shot on the golf course and felt the need to get in and throw their club.
Exhibit A: Matt Jones on Saturday after paring the 11th hole at Bay Hill in the third round of the PGA Tour’s Arnold Palmer Invitational in Orlando.
“Matt is a little frustrated there,” announcer Steve Sands said on the show. “Did you hear what he said?” He said, ‘I’m done, I’ve had enough.’ »
So this got us thinking: what are the best golf club throws? From Rory McIlroy to Judge Smails, here are some of the best.
McIlroy rinsed his approach on the par-5 8th hole in the second round of the 2015 WGC-Cadillac Championship, then proceeded to rinse his iron. Not only does McIlroy have a great swing, but even his club throw looks cool.
After Lake Michigan gobbled up three of Daly’s shots on the par-3 7th hole at Whistling Straits during the 2015 PGA Championship, Big John did Big John things and whipped his club into the water as well. If only he had thrown those pants in.
Architects Pete and Alice Dye have caused quite a few tantrums on the course with their difficult layouts, particularly on the Stadium Course at TPC Sawgrass, home of the upcoming Players Championship.
Hoffman scored three goals on the No. 13 Players of 2008 and vented his frustration on his putter (which he almost casually threw across the pond).
In the final round of the 2018 KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, a bad chip finally tripped Henderson.
“That club turned into two pieces pretty quickly there,” the show noted. As Henderson slammed his club onto his bag next to his sister and caddy, he snapped in two. Potentially dangerous situation avoided there.
When it’s so hot, it’s hard to keep your cool. pic.twitter.com/RG7hLUNkB0
— Golf Channel (@GolfChannel) July 1, 2018
Who said a club throw had to be negative? For example, remember when Jordan Spieth came out of the bunker to win the 2017 Travelers Championship?
“Growing up, playing baseball…not honking my horn, but I’ve always been above average in every sport I’ve played,” Matt Every told AT&T Byron Nelson 2019.
This was evident with his perfect club throw.
Danny Noonan didn’t get enough credit to cover Judge Smails after his epic putter throw. That sentence about the handles carried and immediately blamed? Genius caddy job.