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A Thanksgiving treat: Comparing professional golfers to popular turkey day dishes

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It’s that time of year again.

Families gather at the table, thank and stuff their faces while watching football on TV.

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However, some people may go to the golf course to scratch that itch that just won’t go away. Although the professional world of golf in the United States quiets down on Thanksgiving, that doesn’t mean golf can’t be part of the holiday season.

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It got us thinking: Which golfers are most like certain Thanksgiving meals? As we’re trying to have some fun and not take things so seriously before the holidays, here’s what we came up with: (Reminder is for fun.)

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Turkey: Jordan Spieth

Jordan Spieth hits his second shot on the eighth hole during the third round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links on February 5, 2022 in Pebble Beach, California. (Photo by Kent Horner/Getty Images for AT&T)

Of course, we’ll start with Spit as a turkey. Because when done right, it’s perfection. When it’s not, it’s going to be a hot mess.

Ham: Joel Damen

2022 Fortinet Championship
2022 Fortinet Championship

Joel Damen watches ahead of the Fortinet Championship at the Silverado Resort and Spa North on September 14, 2022 in Napa, California. (Photo by Orlando Ramirez/Getty Images)

An interesting creature and an interesting golfer. Exchange with your caddy. His bucket hat. Self-deprecation. Damen wallowing in the mud? May be. But at the RSM Classic, he said that one of his keys to success is not to be an idiot. Anyway. Damen – ham. The ham is Damen.

Mashed Potatoes: Rory McIlroy

BMW Championship 2022
BMW Championship 2022

Rory McIlroy makes his shot from the sixth tee at the BMW Championship at the Wilmington Country Club on August 18, 2022 in Wilmington, Delaware. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)

When it comes to teeing, nobody hits like Rory. But no one can forget this legendary clipor.

Sauce: Nelly Korda

2022 CME Group Tour Championship
2022 CME Group Tour Championship

Nelli Korda smiles on course 18 during the second round of the 2022 CME Group Tour Championship at the Tiburon Golf Club in Naples, Florida. (Photo: Douglas P. Defelis/Getty Images)

Gravy is very popular among sauce fans and can add flavor to any dish. Korda, the world’s No. 1, is one of the faces of the LPGA and makes every leaderboard better when she’s on it.

Green Bean Casserole: Tiger Woods

2022 J.P. McManus Pro-Am
2022 J.P. McManus Pro-Am

Fans watch / film Tiger Woods as he hits his first tee shot on the first hole at the 2022 JP McManus Pro-Am at Adare Manor in Limerick, Ireland. (Photo: Oisin Keniri/Getty Images)

Tiger is green bean casserole because it’s the best side dish, even if people don’t want to admit it. GBC fans are also not shy about showing their devotion to this dish, and have you ever met a random Big Cat fan?

Stuffing: Tom Kim

2022 Shriners Open Children's Tournament
2022 Shriners Open Children’s Tournament

Tom Kim hits from the tenth fairway during the final round of the 2022 Shriners Children’s Open at TPC Summerlin in Las Vegas. (Photo: Jed Jacobson/Getty Images)

When it comes to hitting the ball tight, Kim knows how to hit close to the hole. This is an important reason why he won twice in the second half of 2022.

Mac and Cheese: Ho-Soon Choi and Jim Furyk

February 8, 2019;  Pebble Beach, California, USA;  Heo Sung Choi tees off the 14th hole in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill Golf Course.  Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports
February 8, 2019; Pebble Beach, California, USA; Heo Sung Choi tees off the 14th hole in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Heo Sung Choi tees off in the second round of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Spyglass Hill Golf Course. (Photo: Kyle Terada/USA TODAY Sports)

Mac and cheese can’t be a traditional Thanksgiving dish. Similar to Choi and Furik’s swings, it’s a little unorthodox and might look fun, but it certainly gets the job done.

Butter and buns: Lydia Ko

2022 CME Group Tour Championship
2022 CME Group Tour Championship

Lydia Ko poses for a photo with the Vare Trophy, Rolex Player of the Year Trophy and CME Globe Trophy after winning the CME Group Tour Championship at the Tiburon Golf Club on November 20, 2022 in Naples, Florida. (Photo by Michael Reeves/Getty Images)

Smooth as butter, Ko’s blow rolls the stone to the best of them. That’s why she cashed a big check last weekend.

Pumpkin Pie: Brooks Koepka

LIFE Golf Jeddah
LIFE Golf Jeddah

Brooks Koepka poses with his trophy after winning the playoffs of the LIV Golf Invitational-Jeddah at the Royal Greens Golf Club on October 16, 2022. (Photo: Amer Hilabi/AFP via Getty Images)

Pumpkin pie is very similar to Koepka. It only appears during certain weeks of the year and is often hard to find the rest of the time.

Crazy Uncle: Phil Mickelson

LIFE Golf Portland
LIFE Golf Portland

Phil Mickelson gives the thumbs up as he walks down the fairway on the second hole.
during the first round of the LIV Golf tournament at Pumpkin Ridge Golf Club. (Photo: Soobum Im-USA TODAY Sports)

Okay, this isn’t a Thanksgiving dish, but there’s always one family member who’s in every gathering during the holidays, right? The one who keeps everything on their toes – you have no idea what they’re going to say or do, but that means you can’t look away and have to listen to what’s coming next.

The story originally appeared on GolfWeek.



Source: sports.yahoo.com

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