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Did Nick Faldo simply go browsing to Twitter, slam Greg Norman after which log out?

Greg Norman and Nick Faldo on the 1996 Masters.

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It was oddly random. It was presumably deliberate. 

And Nick Faldo’s video unmercifully was a dagger. 

Posted early Sunday morning to the positioning previously often called Twitter, it was simply 29 seconds lengthy. The video began with Faldo in a dust ditch. He was leaning on what gave the impression to be a shovel. He was additionally sporting a blue T-shirt, with a white shark on it, and the phrases “Quint’s Shark Fishing,” a reference to the film Jaws

Chances are you’ll know the place that is headed. 

A dialog then began. 

“Sir Nick, when was the final time you went shark-hunting?”

Faldo seemed down at his shirt. He answered. 

“Um, 1996,” he mentioned, then laughed. “April ’96 was my final shark hunt.” 

“How did it go?”

“Did effectively. I didn’t want an even bigger boat, if you recognize what I imply,” he mentioned, laughing. “The boat was large enough.”

And the video was then posted to the account shared by Faldo and his spouse, Lindsay, with these phrases: “Remembrances of the hunt… when a sure [shark emoji] misplaced its chops. @Jawsthemovie @UniversalPics @thedailyjaws @NickFaldo006.” Faldo’s account later shared it, too.  

There’s quite a bit right here. Let’s ask some questions. 

What occurred in “April ’96?” Faldo gained the Masters, the sixth of his six main victories. He had began the spherical six again of Greg Norman, then shot a 67, whereas Norman shot a 78. 

Famous. Are there golfers nicknamed “Shark?” Sure. Norman. 

Famous. Does Faldo have any latest beef with Norman? Sure. Norman is now the CEO of LIV Golf, and Faldo has had ideas on the year-old league and its boss. His most up-to-date got here forward of this yr’s Masters, in an interview with the Telegraph

“I’m not towards them,” Faldo mentioned. “They determined the grass is greener on their tour. Fantastic. The gripes I get is when he [Norman] mentioned these items about doing it to develop the sport of golf. We’ve all been right here 40 years or extra, hold on, mate. The very fact is that they received a ridiculous money provide, which for a few of them was the suitable factor to do. 

“However as we mentioned, it’s gone very quiet. So good luck with altering the sport.”

Famous. So was the video spontaneous? Perhaps, perhaps not. However Faldo was sporting the shirt. And the video was shot. And posted. 

Why Sunday?

Hmm, good query. Trash-talk has no days off, it appears. 

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Nick Piastowski

Nick Piastowski

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Nick Piastowski is a Senior Editor at Golf.com and Golf Journal. In his function, he’s chargeable for enhancing, writing and creating tales throughout the golf area. And when he’s not writing about methods to hit the golf ball farther and straighter, the Milwaukee native might be enjoying the sport, hitting the ball left, proper and brief, and ingesting a chilly beer to scrub away his rating. You’ll be able to attain out to him about any of those subjects — his tales, his sport or his beers — at nick.piastowski@golf.com.



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