Gretsky’s Getaway – Johnson, “Ace” Brady and the Wild Sunday Schaeffler

Johnson Gretzky went on vacation and Scheffler went to a wedding

Paulina Gretzky, Kaitlin Potts

Hey guys and Happy Memorial Day weekend! While at the beach and grilling sausages, I’ve been doing lordship (read: attending a college graduation and following all things golf closely on social media). We are fortunate that the past week has been full of great moments.

Justin Thomas cut the missing

All great things must come to an end, as it happened Best Tour Line in JT Among the 21 straight cuts made in the Charles Schwab Challenge. What’s the best way to finish it after winning a big title? Celebrate his victory and take his introduction step by step with this post. Honestly, I would probably feel relieved to be back home after being on the road for so long. Then again, this is probably one of the many reasons I don’t have what it takes to be a Tour player.

pic. I would like to draw your attention to the house itself. Surely this could not be Thomas’s house. who are these people?

Pictures on the wall behind JT

Justin Thomas

This should be on Airbnb, right? Which makes me realize, I’ve never seen any pictures of my homeowner’s family members on the wall when I’m staying in a rental property. I wonder how often the tour players do.

Tom Brady “Ace”

Tom Brady has done many miraculous things. He’s a seven-time Super Bowl champion, five-time Super Bowl MVP, 3-time regular-season MVP, first-time passer yards all-time MVP, etc. (Great googling, Claire). Anyway, he did a lot. That’s why you Not I was shocked to see him making this shot of the driveway.

Technically, it’s not an ace because he was hitting from a bunch of tees in the middle of the lane (maybe for video purposes). However, as someone who doesn’t have an ace, I really can’t be the judge of what matters. It’s still really cool, though. My favorite part is when Brady jumps for joy with a childlike smile on his face. Nothing can make an adult man celebrate like this besides golf.

We also have another version of the match Coming on Wednesday. Tom Brady, Aaron Rodgers will face Josh Allen and Patrick Mahomes at Wayne Golf Club in Las Vegas.

DJ and Paulina getaway

Newlyweds Dustin Johnson and Paulina Gretzky took a trip to Baker Bay in the Bahamas with some friends for a relaxing weekend. You may remember that Justin Thomas, Jordan Spieth, Ricky Fowler, and Smiley Kaufman took their talents to Baker Bay for spring break in 2016 and 2017.

It’s a hot spot for Tour Pros! Well, let’s see what the Gretzky-Johnson group was about to do.

Polina Gretsky with friends

Paulina Gretsky

DJ and Paulina are nothing if not boating people, so they have to spend some quality time on the water and with friends in the Bahamas.

DJ in the Bahamas

Paulina Gretsky

DJ hit the range with some friends, who aren’t golfers. Wondering if they ask him for tips about the course? And, of course, no trip is complete without a group photo, which Polina kindly shared with all of us.

The entire crew is in Baker Bay

Paulina Gretsky

I had to save the best for last, which is all that’s going on here.

DJ on the water

Big Desborough

In the video, the DJ was cheering his friend who put his head in a bucket of ice before drinking beer. Don’t try this at home, kids!

And in honor of DJ and Caddy’s brother, AJ, who made an ace on his birthday. What a special day to make a hole in one (golf goddess, if you’re reading this: I’m not too picky. I’ll take an ace any day).

Jena Sims and Brooks Koepka Updates

Guys, we have a big week coming up for Jena Sims and Brooks Koepka. They tied the knot later this week, and it’s a good thing they didn’t plan this wedding a minute earlier because the pair were too busy to attend Miami Heat matches.

I’d like to take a moment to open up a discussion about the Koepka shirt.

I’m not quite sure what’s going on with her, but Koepka proves once again that he does what he wants. Why stop at blond hair? Throw in a wild t-shirt to get people talking!

They attended another game Sunday night, but Koepka’s outfit was much more tame.

Gina Sima and Brooks Koepka

Jenna Sims

Iowa mode

The wind took him! Your shadow was in my line! These greens are crazy! You’ve heard (and probably used) every excuse in the book when it comes to laying, but that’s the color green in the Iowa Girls 3A Golf Championship In fact I was crazy. check it out.

Many hits 10! While I feel very sorry for these girls, I also secretly feel relieved that I will never have to call this Eighteenth Green. Not sure I’ll ever finish my tour.

Scottie Scheffler’s wedding

before we get in Scotty SchefflerOn Sunday, I’d like to take a minute to appreciate his tracksuit.

Yeah guys, he wore the same outfit to the gym as he played later on Saturday. It probably saved him some time and laundry, but I find it funny that he didn’t at least wear a pair of gym shorts while warming up. Hey, the rest of us only need one work uniform a day, so why should we level up our Tour players? Plenty of older men sport jeans, a golf shirt, and a pair of vintage sneakers at the local YMCA. Collar shirts are perhaps the new cut-out tank top. I’m fine with that. from Sunday.

We learned on the broadcast that Schaeffler and Burns are really good friends. Not only did they stay together for the Masters, but they organized a retreat together for children in Dallas last year. So all things considered, the playoff match will be fun. And it was. Except that Schaeffler had a prior commitment in Dallas on Sunday night.

I remember my freshman year of high school, prom was so late because of the squash game. Like, I got to the last five minutes of photos late. This is, of course, on a much smaller scale, but I know what it feels like to wait for someone when you’re all excited! I think that’s one of the shortcomings of marrying the #1 ranked number one in the world: he’ll get late on the weekends. It could end up in a playoff match. Fortunately, Scheffler got to the wedding in time for the best part: the party.

Ah, raise the groom. An ancient tradition.

Scottie Sheffler at his sister’s wedding

Scotty Scheffler

The wedding also took time to raise a bridesmaid Charles Schwab (literally and figuratively!).

I have some ideas here. Is it almost better for a wedding that Scheffler’s he did not do Winning the Charles Schwab Challenge? Was he stealing the show, or are his family and friends so used to him being around that he wouldn’t snatch from the event? Also, where do I prepare? Was this a case of “running fast from the 18th green and changing in the car” like my brothers often do when we have family parties, or was he bathing on the course? Props to Scheffler to get ready quickly. I will need a full glam crew to get my hair and makeup done on time.

Sam Burns Victory Dinner

After sinking a heavy blow on the first playoff hole to beat Scotty Schaeffler and win the Charles Schwab Challenge, Burns served himself a meal of champions*.

*These meals may vary by hero. For Burns, that meant a trip to Buck-Ace.

I have to admit I had never heard of Buc-ees before I stumbled across this photo. I ran to the internet to check out their website, where the wonderful establishment is described as “a chain of travel hubs known for clean bathrooms and many refueling locations.” Buc-ees won a national competition in 2012, so they can officially They say they have the cleanest restrooms in America. What about that! They have locations in Texas, Alabama, Georgia, Kentucky, Florida, and South Carolina. Apparently Burns had a coffee and a hot sandwich before hitting the road. We love the PGA Tour winner that requires so little maintenance. Also, I can’t help but wonder if one person got to know him there.

Zillow went wild

Friends, if you are not already following Zillow Gone Wild on social media, please change that at your earliest convenience. Their content is amazing.

It’s a collection of the coolest and most surprising homes on the market in one place. Today, Zillow Gone Wild dipped its toes in golf space.

This Arizona home includes a 9-hole green course. In the living room. Don’t bother having a wall-mounted TV, sofa, or coffee table. Say goodbye to your interior designer’s dreams of putting the room’s colours, art and furniture perfectly together. Because this living room has one thing and one thing only: golf.

Now, I appreciate the nod to golf here and there around the house. This, however, seems exaggerated. But to each of them. And the lucky buyer of this home will save money on trips to mini golf in the future, which is a plus (I guess. Not sure how quickly it will pay off).

this week

We’re up for a great week of golf, friends. The US Women’s Open begins on Thursday, and Nelly Korda is back for the first time since February! We also have a match. And a wedding on the PGA Tour. And finally, we have the memorial. I tend to judge courses based on their proximity to good ice cream, and there’s a racer’s milkshake bar at Jack’s place, so this is pretty far on my list.

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Claire Rogers

Golf.com Editor