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Dave Portnoy says he’d ‘fire caddie on the spot’ if they said what Rickie Fowler’s did at US Open



Don’t call Dave Portnoy “pal.”

The man who invented Barstool Sports took to Twitter last night after Rickie Fowler’s caddie had ended some advice with the friendly/incendiary slang term, depending on your view.

The pair were tied for the lead with playing partner Wyndham Clark and Rory McIlroy (playing a hole in front) and were facing a tough second shot to the opening hole, a par-5 that remained one of the few scoring holes on the course.

After performing general caddie duties — lie, yardage and target — looper Ricky Romano ended the chat with, “just giving you an idea, pal.”

El Presidente was straight on to it, telling followers that, despite being friends, if his bagman had spoken to him like that, he would be fired!

Clickbait, you would think, but as the replies suggested, there are only two versions of the word depending on context and tone.

The first being, “zero passive aggressive and truly affectionate,” and the other “directed at someone whose face you want to spit at.”

Fowler failed to birdie his opening hole, the first missed opportunity in a round of 75, dropping him from the final grouping to an eventual tied fifth place.

Just telling you, mate.

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  1. CrashTestDummy

    Jul 8, 2023 at 10:50 am

    What the heck does Dave Portnoy know about golf and he is commenting on that? This should not be getting any press. Not sure why Dave Portnoy has a big following and get ratings.

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  4. Jubby

    Jun 27, 2023 at 2:25 pm

    There has to be a better story out there than this? Slow day?

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  8. Jason

    Jun 25, 2023 at 9:16 pm

    “I’m not your pal, buddy.”

    “I’m not your buddy, friend!”

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  20. JoeV

    Jun 22, 2023 at 5:47 am

    Mercy me, so many critics tossing their B.S. around. The atmosphere was bad, fire my caddy, etc. These people need to grow up and get a life!

  21. Matt

    Jun 21, 2023 at 8:14 pm

    Stil not as bad as calling a grown man buddy. That is the best way to instantly lose all respect.

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  25. Frdddo

    Jun 20, 2023 at 11:05 pm

    My dad’s friend used to say pal and pally alot I’ve also used but I’m 68 so maybe it’s an older thing. Dave’s a putz fire caddy on spot Davy couldn’t lift a pro bag. Davy P as in Putz. What a monkey spanking yollitzer. Lil Davy he needs a cartoon like Davy and Goliath. Goliath calls him pal Davy kills with slingshot ocuh

  26. Big guy

    Jun 20, 2023 at 4:44 pm

    And, this is news worthy?

    Stick to equipment guys and let barstool be barstool and leave it there.

  27. Dan

    Jun 20, 2023 at 3:44 pm

    Stuff it, PAL!

  28. Brandel

    Jun 20, 2023 at 11:34 am

    Rickie def needs to fire his caddie!! It must happen! He said Pal!!!

  29. Chris Worthington

    Jun 20, 2023 at 11:33 am

    Just worry about the Pizzas Dave everybody knows the rules

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  31. Henry

    Jun 20, 2023 at 8:39 am

    Dave’s schtick is more stool than bar.

    • Paul D.

      Jun 20, 2023 at 9:49 am

      I agree with Dave totally. I hate everything to do with the “hey boss” “hey chief” “hey pal” culture. Stop your son’s from saying these cringy things.

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  35. benseattle

    Jun 19, 2023 at 7:16 pm

    Portnoy continues to erase all doubt that he is a useless, clueless tool that displays zero credibility but the BIGGER QUESTION is: why does a credible site such as GOLFWRX bother to amplify his mindless rants? Repeating his worthless comments simply doesn’t deserve to be shared here… it only damages your own brand. Be better.

    • Ray Lewis Jr

      Jun 20, 2023 at 7:24 pm

      Dave asked me why some bitter driving range cashier has any free time to post anything? With your hourly rate, you should work 20 hors per day.

  36. Phil

    Jun 19, 2023 at 4:46 pm

    Zip it!!!! Portnoy… you obviously lack any measure of special relationships

  37. Larry

    Jun 19, 2023 at 3:32 pm

    Zero problems with what he said. Only they know how close they are.

  38. McLovin

    Jun 19, 2023 at 3:02 pm

    Only people that care about what Portnoy has to say already subscribe to him.

  39. Mike

    Jun 19, 2023 at 2:53 pm

    Another person with some bucks and a media outlet that has never been in a situation that he was critiquing.

  40. Ron

    Jun 19, 2023 at 2:45 pm

    Maybe “pal” is Dave’s preferred pronoun.

  41. Paul

    Jun 19, 2023 at 2:38 pm

    Hence why you’re neither a player nor caddie on the tour pal!!

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  44. L

    Jun 19, 2023 at 1:38 pm

    Oh please do put a sock in it, girl

  45. Cecil Jansen

    Jun 19, 2023 at 1:12 pm

    So Portnoy has this complaint also.
    One would have to know more about the relationship between Rickie and Ricky ( geddit?).
    It doesn’t sound derogatory and they were doing OK for 3 rounds at this tournament. So, hard to make a call without knowing more.

  46. David B Hughes

    Jun 19, 2023 at 1:11 pm

    Stuff it pal, you’re a douche

  47. Charles Morrison

    Jun 19, 2023 at 12:12 pm

    Wow that was really harsh. Why did you actually print this

  48. C’mon Man!

    Jun 19, 2023 at 12:07 pm

    Fortunately, we don’t have to watch Dave Portnoy play golf.

    • Charles Morrison

      Jun 19, 2023 at 12:11 pm

      Wow that was really harsh. Why did you actually print this

  49. Karly Koepka

    Jun 19, 2023 at 11:43 am

    Dp is an idiot.

  50. Mullie29

    Jun 19, 2023 at 11:06 am

    Dave, shut up, PAL

  51. D

    Jun 19, 2023 at 10:47 am

    You need to shut up, dude

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Golf fans are loving this awkward Bryson fan interaction video at latest LIV event



Over the weekend at LIV Golf London, Bryson DeChambeau continued his solid run of form, finishing in 13th place. Centurion Club had a respectable turnout of fans on site, with plenty following the big-hitting Dechambeau.

At one point, a fan reached out to fist bump the former U.S. Open champion but didn’t quite reach. The Crushers GC, of which Bryson captains, made a light-hearted post on Instagram with a video of the moment.


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“These fans edits are getting out of control… ?”

DeChambeau commented on the post, “just a couple inches short…”

The 29-year-old will tee it up next at the 151st Open Championship at Royal Liverpool. He had success at the Open Championship hosted by St. Andrews last year, finishing in 8th place.

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Content creator leaves golf fans triggered after showing how to make the perfect ‘John Daly’ cocktail



John Daly is one of the biggest names in golf despite not having played at very high level for quite some time due to injuries and health issues. Over the weekend, Daly found himself in some social media controversy once again, although it was no fault of his own.

A popular TikTok account, @cookingwith_darryl, mentioned a drink he called the “John Daly” in one of his videos. The food connoisseur has gotten very popular on the app by posting videos while cooking on his Blackstone grill.

“In my opinion there are two drinks synonymous with golf. You want to argue with me? Bring it! One is the Transfusion, the other is the John Daly. Let’s make the perfect John Daly.”

Darryl then went on to explain the ingredients: A chilled glass, vodka, and equal parts lemonade and iced tea.

@cookingwithdarryl Another classic drink for the golf course…The John Daly #drinks #golf #rukiddingme #rhoback ? original sound – dpostelnick

However, the TikTok users in the comment section were furious with the content creator, saying the drink he described was an “Arnold Palmer,” not a “John Daly.”

Darryl was sure to point out the very important distinction between the two: the “John Daly” contains vodka and “Arnold Palmer” does not.

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‘Heartbreaking’ – Matt Wolff responds after being blasted by LIV teammate Brooks Koepka



Yesterday, Smash GC captain Brooks Koepka publicly blasted his teammate Matthew Wolff in an interview with Sports Illustrated.

“I mean, when you quit on your round, you give up and stuff like that, that’s not competing,” said Koepka. “I’m not a big fan of that. You don’t work hard. It’s very tough. It’s very tough to have even like a team dynamic when you’ve got one guy that won’t work, one guy is not going to give any effort, he’s going to quit on the course, break clubs, gets down, bad body language, it’s very tough. I’ve basically given up on him—a lot of talent, but I mean the talent’s wasted.”

On Friday morning, Wolff issued his response to Koepka via Sports Illustrated.

The 24-year-old said it was “beyond disappointing” to read Koepka’s comments.

“I read the SI interview with our Captain Brooks Koepka and it was beyond disappointing to me. When I chose to join his Team in 2023, I did so with much optimism about my new home as part of Team Smash and equally as important the chance to be around and learn from a player of Brooks’s stature. Like everyone who has ever played the game at the highest level, I have had competitive moments in the past that I feel I have let myself down and even others in our new team environment. This has been quite difficult for me. My challenges on and off the golf course with my mental health has been well documented. I deal with those challenges every day.

“However, while my 2023 season has not been all I had hoped for to this point, I have made positive strides in managing my life and feel Ike my game is turning for the positive. To hear through the media that our team leader has given up on me is heartbreaking. It’s not what a team member looks to hear from its leader, and I think we all know these comments should have been handled much differently. But I’m moving forward and won’t ever give up on myself. While on course results may not appear now to be positive indicators, I’m trying to win an even BIGGER game with my life.

“Finally, I trust Brooks wants what is best for our team. But it’s hard to imagine his comments in his recent SI interview in any way line up with those priorities. This will be my last comment on this matter. I’m heading out today to the Centurion Club trying to help our team win this week. I appreciate everyone’s continued support and your respect for my privacy.”

Both Koepka and Wolff will be teeing it up at Centurion Club on Friday. Koepka will be playing with Dustin Johnson and Phil Mickelson, while Wolff will play alongside his fellow Smash GC teammates (minus the captain) Chase Koepka and Jason Kokrak.

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