When it rains in Augusta … we play golf with Snoop Dogg

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AUGUSTA, Ga. — There are copiousness of things we can do during a continue cessation during a Masters Tournament.

See how many pimento cheese sandwiches we can eat though throwing up. Spend your life assets in a sell tent. Take a float in Rae’s Creek.

Me? we played golf with Snoop Dogg.

Seriously.

In city to perform during Wednesday night’s initial Augusta Jam, Snoop strike a links during Forest Hills Golf Club, a princely Donald Ross-designed march usually down a highway from Augusta National.

First things first: Snoop isn’t a golfer. Or during slightest he wasn’t before he showed up, got a discerning doctrine and used a wavering pitch to indeed get a round airborne a few times.

We played dual holes in few rain, partial of a nine-person hasten that ranked a few notches next a Masters in terms of rival desire. Snoop competence not be a star golfer, though he was clearly a star of this show.

He gleefully waved to a party of gullible prime golfers on an adjacent hole. He got a flog out of being suggested about a dogleg. (“That’s me!”) He asked what it meant to make a birdie. After one shot in that he done hit — and yes, there were some where he didn’t — Snoop said, “Hey, you’ve gotta start somewhere.” Following another shot that carried a pool on a par-3, he started crooning: “Somewhere over a rainbow, balls will fly …”

He was silly, he was goofy, he was witty — until we finished.

As partial of a tiny roundtable conversation, Snoop was asked some critical questions about a state of a diversion and offering adult some critical answers.

“I feel like me being here currently is bridging a opening and display that golf could be cold if we open a doorway to some of a coolness,” he said.

He isn’t wrong.

Snoop forked out that a biggest events in football, basketball and round are mostly permeated by entertainers. While we could disagree that golf’s famous supporters mostly attend in pro-ams alongside a game’s best players, he creates a distinct indicate about a competition wanting to be some-more concerned with luminary culture.

“Golf needs it. It’s missing. It’s a final square of a puzzle,” he said. “Even demeanour during hockey — they had me come DJ a All-Star Game this year. we brought a member of hip-hop to hockey. Golf is a final competition that’s lacking in bringing in a celebrities and bringing in a cool. This is a usually competition that lacks that component. When we come to golf, a usually superstars are on a green.

A matrimony between golf and hip-hop shouldn’t be a stretch. The diversion is trending younger these days, with many of a game’s best players underneath 30 and with a penetrating fondness for a genre. After his initial PGA Tour feat during Torrey Pines progressing this year, Jon Rahm of Spain suggested that he primarily schooled English by listening to songs from Eminem and Kendrick Lamar.

Snoop didn’t stop there, either.

“I consider that if golf was pushed and promoted in a middle cities, there would be some-more Tiger Woodses; there would be some-more well-developed athletes who come from a middle cities that would master this diversion since they would combine and they would concentration and they would wish to be great,” he said. “They would put in a time and bid to be great. we usually don’t consider it’s being pushed.

“Just like tennis. Nobody was pulling tennis in a ‘hood until a Williams family done it famous and showed we could be a good tennis player. Look how many immature black tennis players there are around a universe right now, desirous by them. So it’s usually all about a submit and a impact. Golf is a good competition that takes time and preparation, usually like any other sport.

“I feel like if it was taught and represented, we feel like there would be some-more guys during a Masters who demeanour like me.”

Before he left a march for a day, Snoop wanted to make one putt. Just one. He lined adult a wily downhill 8-footer and missed to a left. Then he attempted it again and missed to a right. Then again, and again, and again. He took about dual dozen swipes during a round with a borrowed Scotty Cameron putter, any one entrance closer and closer though dropping into a cup.

When one spectator commented that a Dogg had been bitten by a bug, Snoop certified it. He enjoyed a nonplus of reckoning out how to get a round into that hole.

“I suspicion we could do it,” he said. “Because I’m athletic, we suspicion we could go out there and usually pitch during a ball, though it was a existence check. It’s not that easy.”

Finally, he rolled it in. The male who’d never unequivocally before played golf lifted his arms in exaltation, celebrating as if he’d won a immature coupler during a contest usually down a road.


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