Oct 1st, 2015
If Golfers Were Bands No2
Number 2: Which Golfer Is AC/DC?
Words: George Stead
He’s at it again, that Gorgeous George, sat between a pile of his dad’s old 78s, and a load of his old GolfPunk magazines. George has put together the top 10 of all top 10’s, and promised us it’s not just a list of his favourite bands. Plus a badly photoshopped picture to prove the point!
Number 9) Jason Day is AC/DC
Here's the science:
1) The hard-hitting champion Aussie. As we all know from Day’s outrageous run of form in recent weeks, the guy absolutely rips it. He hits the ball so hard, and swings so fast you wonder how he even has time to remember to hit it straight. AC/DC are pretty much the same, they have been burning up stadiums with ferocity since the mid 70s, and they only ever play in three ways: loud, fast, and seriously hard.
2) However, the scary thing about the similarities with these two is that they both started off pretty slowly. Jason Day showed from the off a huge amount of talent, flare, and power when he burst onto the scene in 2011 at Augusta finishing runner-up in the Masters. He went on to have a bucket load of major near misses, including leaving his 12-foot putt on the 18th in the jaws at St. Andrews earlier this year, to miss out on a play-off by one shot. Eyebrows began to raise questioning whether he could ever do it. Of course he could, and as soon he won this years PGA Championship, the flood gates opened: after he finished ninth in this year's U.S Open he went on to have eight more top-15 finishes in a row including four wins. Yeah, I know, WOW.
3) AC/DC started off in the same shakey but persistent way. Their first two U.S releases, Let There Be Rock and Powerage, only peaked at 154 and 133 in the billboard charts. They were waiting for their major win, their epiphany, then along came a little album called Highway To Hell, and everything seemed to change. Hells Bells, they both put Beating Around the Bush behind them.
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Here's a video of AC/DC doing their thing live/ If you like that sort of thing...