One man has the world’s most stressful job. The other agonizes about everything. This weekend, though, it was time to relax for President Barack Obama and Larry David, as they took the links for a Saturday round at Farm Neck Golf Club in Martha’s Vineyard.
Rounding out their fourball were U.S. Trade Representative Ron Kirk and private-equity chieftain Glenn Hutchins.
The round marked another recent mellow moment for the Leader of the Free World and the Curb Your Enthusiasm star, who’ve been chilling out together on the upscale island. Earlier this week, David reportedly attended a cocktail reception for Obama and the First Family hosted by Comcast CEO Brian Roberts. Nice for them. Let the stress and the worrying begin again next week.
No one loves golf’s lows as much as Seinfeld co-creator Larry David, the neurotic raconteur and Riviera member, who appears on David Fehery's Feherty show on Golf Channel next week to discuss the game on which he’s wasted so much time.
In a snippet of the interview that you can watch above, David tells his host of golf’s unmatched humiliations and muses on all that he might have accomplished had he spent his energies on other things.
“I could be speaking foreign languages. I could be a concert pianist,” David says.
Instead, he plays golf, and “all I do is get unhappy.”
Not that he’s just busy berating himself. David is on the publicity wheel these days to help drum up interest in a new film he stars in. Clear History, the story of a marketing executive who misses out on millions in an electric-car venture, airs on HBO on Aug. 10. The Feherty episode with Larry David will be shown on Golf Channel at 9 p.m. on Monday.
The Daily Mail online reports that police in Northern Ireland will reopen their investigation of the 1972 murder of Rory McIlroy’s great uncle during the “Troubles,” the sectarian conflict in Northern Ireland between mainly Catholic republicans and Protestant loyalists.
The PSNI [Police Service of Northern Ireland] has confirmed that it is re-investigating the sectarian murder of Rory McIlroy’s great-uncle Joseph, who was murdered for moving into a protestant area of East Belfast.
The 1972 killing – in which Joe was shot through his kitchen door as he fixed a washing machine – is among the hundreds of unsolved murders being re-examined by a PSNI review team.
After McIlroy won the U.S. Open, a fan handed him an Irish tricolor flag, which quickly disappeared, according to IrishCentral.com, which said the incident led to debate on Internet message boards.
Some loyalist fans in the North have claimed the disappearance of the flag as a victory for their cause, others have confirmed that the Catholic McIlroy has no interest in the politics of Northern Ireland’s past.
His parents Gerry and Rosie are both Catholics. Gerry’s father Jimmy, the first McIlroy to grace the fairways of Holywood golf club, was one of the first Catholics to work in the Harlaand and Wolf shipyard.
Larry David on the Five Stages of Golf in The New Yorker Curb Your Enthusiasm star Larry David files a humor piece in The New Yorkerabout how the five stages of grief apply to golf as well.
My first stage: Anger. There was a time when I was always angry on the course. Driving fast in the cart. Throwing clubs. Constantly berating myself. “You stink, four-eyes! You stink at everything. You can’t even open a bottle of wine! You can’t swipe a credit card at the drugstore! You can’t swipe. And you’ve never even been to the Guggenheim. The Guggenheim! And call your parents, you selfish bastard!” Then I’d walk off the course and vow never to play again, only to return the following week for more of the same.
If there’s an afterlife, and I come face to face with the Big Guy, I think he’ll look at me and say, “Golf? Really? That’s what you did for 80 years? You idiot!”
Women golfers can make horrible music videos too You’re probably trying to forget the Golf Boys’ “Oh Oh Oh” video, where Hunter Mahan, Ben Crane, Bubba Watson and Rickie Fowler embarrassed themselves for a good cause. Now some Ladies European Tour players are getting in on the fun.
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