The Fringe: G-Mac Clarifies Tiger Comments & Nike's Masters Gear

By Ryan Cortese
Friday March 28th, 2014 2:32 pm EDT

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Welcome to The Fringe, Back9Network’s daily feature created to keep you up-to-date on the best stories happening in golf, social media and pop culture.

Graeme McDowell Clarifies Comments

Following the Arnold Palmer Invitational last week, Graeme McDowell felt that his comments to a group of reporters regarding Tiger Woods were taken out of context. McDowell was quoted saying: “He’s lost that sort of force field of invincibility around him, the aura is not as strong. He’s still Tiger Woods, still the greatest player ever in my opinion. I don’t remember the first time I played with him but there was a real ‘wow’ factor. He was playing a different sport than me. But guys get older, stuff happens.” Adam Scott and Billy Horschel were also quoted in this report, but McDowell felt that he needed to clarify himself through Twitter on Thursday:

Gearing Up For The Masters 

Around this time of year, we’re all gearing up for the Masters. Speculations about who’s got the best chances to win, who needs to tighten up their game, the rookie class making their debut, so on and so forth. One of the coolest aspects, for all of us on the other side of the ropes, is the Masters-inspired gear. Nike Golf recently released limited edition styles of their TW ’14, Lunar Control and Lunar Clayton brands. 


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David Toms’ Masters Pool 

Even though March Madness is still going on, I’m giving you another pool you can jump in to when that wraps up. PGA Tour player David Toms is hosting a 2014 Masters Pool with prizes that range from a 2014 Masters pin flag signed by the winner, to two tickets at a PGA Tour event. All the proceeds will benefit the David Toms Foundation. Click here for more information.


Last week I highlighted Srixon’s “Journey To Better” campaign videos featuring 2011 PGA Champion Keegan Bradley and 2010 U.S. Open Champion Graeme McDowell, and now you can take the journey with them. Srixon recently came out with “Journey To Better” wallpapers to deck out your iPhone, iPad, and desktop. Here’s a look at one of the Keegan Bradley photos on an iPhone:

Click here to download your own.

In Case You Missed It

Photos: 2014 Caddy Girls Calendar

The Myrtle Beach Caddy Girls released their 2014 calendar and we’re giving you a preview of some of the girls featured in this year’s edition. 


Rare Air: Keegan Bradley 1st Official Jordan Brand Golfer 

Keegan Bradley’s affinity for Michael Jordan is nothing new. A year ago, the golfer revealed that he’d been using Jordan, his neighbor in Florida, as a sort of “mental coach” to be more confident on the course. The two frequently play golf together, and even included Rickie Fowler a few weeks ago.

Soon after the mental work began, Bradley sent out an Instragram photo of his first pair of “Jumpman” golf kicks, and at the Presidents Cup last fall he rocked some elephant print Jordans. Earlier this month, he showed off his latest pair. Read More

Out of Bounds

If there was one movie coming out this summer that you should be pumped up for, it has to be the “Teenage Ninja Mutant Ninja Turtles.” I mean, how long have we been waiting for this?!


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