Who’s not swept up in Marvel fever these days? Seems like even the old crust of the USGA realizes it’s a good idea to hitch their wagon to the hottest social commodity out there today. The USGA has partnered up with none other than Marvel Comics to create a comic book that will have present day Avengers teaching the next generation of Marvel Superheroes how to play and follow the rules of golf.
The Avengers replace Snoopy and the Peanuts gang that the USGA has used over the past 30 years as vessels of information aimed at youth golfers. I for one am happy that the USGA has moved on to a media brand that is enjoying its moment in the limelight. Avengers Endgame experienced the largest domestic movie opening of all time last month when it was released. The Marvel movie and comic universe show no signs of slowing down so it makes sense to strike while the iron is hot. The comic will be out in June and available online before the U.S Open and at Pebble Beach there will be a special kids poster available during the youth clinics.
Scott and I discussed on our podcast, Leave the Pin In (available on iTunes and wherever you listen to podcasts) what current PGA Tour players would match up best with current comic book heroes.
Here is our list-
Captain America-Patrick Reed
Iron Man-Phil Mickelson
If you have any suggestions let us know by leaving a comment below.
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