LAMM AT LARGE: Enjoying golf’s exhibitions

LAMM AT LARGE: Enjoying golf’s exhibitions

By: David Lamm

It wasn’t the PGA Championship or anywhere close to it. But I enjoyed last Sunday’s exhibition matching Rory McIlroy and Dustin Johnson against Ricky Fowler and Matt Wolff.

None of the golfers was as sharp as usual, but I enjoyed seeing the golfers in such a relaxed atmosphere, wearing shorts and carrying their own bags. I loved the chit-chat. Who knew DJ was so chatty? I also loved seeing Seminole, an iconic, previously unseen-on-TV golf course.

I’ll watch this Sunday when golf gives us another exhibition featuring sports superstars. Tiger Woods and Peyton Manning challenge Phil Mickelson and Tom Brady on another dream course, Medalist at Hobe Sound.

This week TNT and TBS will show every shot. Play is best-ball on the front and a modified alternate shot on the back.

How competitive will Tiger and Phil look? How well will football greats Manning and Brady react to pressure in another sport?

I understand this isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but for a golf nut like me it’ll have to do until real golf returns.