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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 226                                                       
Friday, November 17, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Kind of had to change the way I do everything for probably the third time in my career trying to deal with injuries. My diet's a complete change. I'm on a complete anti-inflammation diet now where can't really eat anything that would cause inflammation because any kind of inflammation I get from my diet will go straight to my sternum and cause more pain. So no sugar, no carbs, nothing that causes any inflammation in your body whatsoever. So really a miserable, kind of boring diet to say the least. As a guy who likes to eat food and likes to have fun, this has not been a great change, but something I've got to do if I want to be out here for a long period of time.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was victorious at the 2016 DP World Tour Championship?
 
LET THE GOOD TIMES ROLL: Callaway Golf (NYSE:ELY) saw it’s stock price close at $10.96 in 2016. This year has seen it increase in value and allowed a few insiders to cash in on it.

SVP Richard H. Arnett sold 8,070 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.01, for a total value of $113,060.70. Following the sale, the senior vice president now directly owns 5,000 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $70,050. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink.

Director Anthony S. Thornley sold 7,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on November 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $14.40, for a total transaction of $100,800.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 47,034 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $677,289.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Callaway Golf Company SVP Brian P. Lynch sold 6,277 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $15.42, for a total value of $96,791.34. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now directly owns 46,184 shares in the company, valued at approximately $712,157.28. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Jennifer L. Thomas sold 8,503 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, October 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $14.95, for a total transaction of $127,119.85. Following the sale, the insider now owns 28,143 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $420,737.85. 

DONE: Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE:GOLF) announced the closing of an offering of 9,165,542 shares of its common stock, including 833,231 shares of common stock pursuant to the full exercise of the underwriters’ option to purchase additional shares.

All 9,165,542 shares of common stock in the offering were sold by investment funds affiliated with Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. at a public offering price of $17.00 per share. Acushnet did not sell any shares of common stock in this offering and did not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares. Following the closing of the offering, the selling shareholder no longer owns any shares of Acushnet’s common stock.

FORGING AHEAD: Bridgestone Golf has introduced the TOUR B XW-1 forged wedges. “For anyone who thinks of Bridgestone as just a great golf ball company, the XW-1 wedges are a prime example of the insanely high quality of our clubs,” said Zack Kupperbusch, Golf Club Marketing. “In a time where many OEM’s continue to cut corners by producing cast heads, Bridgestone Golf emphasizes feel through unmatched forgings and true innovations.”

The TOUR B XW-1 ($139.99) will be available at select retailers and online at www.bridgestonegolf.com beginning January 3, 2018.

WEB GEMS:

QUARTER MILE MARK: Justin Rose struck an early blow in the Race to Dubai by trouncing his playing partner Tommy Fleetwood as the two went head to head in the season-defining DP World Tour Championship in Dubai on Thursday. Rose, the world number six, shot a near flawless 66 to finish one shot behind first-round leader Patrick Reed of the United States and seven ahead of Fleetwood, who started with a 256,000-point lead in the European Tour money list. READ MORE>>>

TIME TO CHANGE? The PGA Tour is in the midst of making changes to the FedEx Cup "playoffs," and any alterations to the format can't come soon enough -- especially in light of what happened Sunday on the PGA Tour Champions. PGA Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said at the Tour Championship that numerous ideas have been presented and clearly something is going to change. READ MORE>>>

NEVER GIVE UP! A 6-foot-9 English golfer who battled leukemia for five years as a child has earned his first European Tour card after finishing birdie-birdie in the final day of the grueling six-round Q-School tournament on Thursday. READ
MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Kind of had to change the way I do everything for probably the third time in my career trying to deal with injuries. My diet's a complete change. I'm on a complete anti-inflammation diet now where can't really eat anything that would cause inflammation because any kind of inflammation I get from my diet will go straight to my sternum and cause more pain. So no sugar, no carbs, nothing that causes any inflammation in your body whatsoever. So really a miserable, kind of boring diet to say the least. As a guy who likes to eat food and likes to have fun, this has not been a great change, but something I've got to do if I want to be out here for a long period of time.”--Brandt Snedeker.

Matthew Fitzpatrick won the 2016 DP World Tour Championship. He beat Tyrrell Hatton by one shot. Rory McIlroy finished T9th along with Tommy Fleetwood and Henrik Stenson.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 225                                                       
Thursday, November 16, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I've never gotten a yardage in 38 years on Tour, not one time. Never had a yardage book in my pocket. I rely on my caddies, that's why they get paid. If I start paying myself, then I'll have a book right here. I've never, ever gotten the yardage, not one time. I have no yardage books. If I was on Let's Make a Deal and they asked me a million dollars for a yardage book, I would look like an idiot.”

BRAIN TEASER: When was the first DP World Tour Championship, Dubai played?

IRONS IN THE FIRE: Cobra Golf has introduced its F8 irons. Each club features electronically enabled grips  allowing golfers to track their performance with COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos technology.

Headlining COBRA’s 2018 iron lineup are the KING F8 and KING F8 ONE Length Irons featuring an all-new E9 PWRSHELL Face Technology that boasts a 20% thinner forged face, according to the company. Both models feature Carbon Feel Technology inserts that are strategically positioned to deliver a soft yet solid feel throughout the set Cobra said. New all Carbon Fiber construction medallions dampen vibrations for sound and feel throughout the set. 

“Our 2018 iron offering is truly ground-breaking, as it provides not only innovative technologies to achieve better performance across the board, but also the wherewithal to actually quantify just how much better, thanks to COBRA CONNECT,” said Tom Olsavsky, Head of R&D for COBRA Golf. “Our F8 line offers an innovative solution for both the players who trust their games to variable length irons and also for the growing contingent of golfers who have realized the benefits of our ONE length set up.”

To build upon COBRA’s KING F7 ONE Length irons, company engineers incorporated unique TECFLO constructions in the F8 ONE Length irons that allowed them to manipulate weight to 7-iron specifications, while keeping the look of a traditional iron. Improved trajectories were achieved, according to the company, using progressive hosel lengths paired with wider sole widths in the 4-6 irons to lower the CG in the long irons  and raise the CG in the scoring irons & wedges to promote lower, more controlled trajectories. In addition, COBRA has teamed up with its shaft partners to develop ONE Length specific flighted shafts that feature variable tipping executions to make the long irons play softer and launch higher and the short irons play stiffer and launch lower. 

“Overall, I’d say the F7 ONE Length was a great surprise for us this year, surpassing all sales forecasts we had at the outset, and Bryson DeChambeau’s impressive win at the John Deere Classic this summer certainly helped generate even more interest,” said Olsavsky. “Now, as more players take note of the benefits provided by a ONE length set, we are excited to deliver the F8 line-up, with cutting-edge iron technologies that work in unison with the one length philosophy to make them even easier to hit and more consistent than before. And even better, with COBRA CONNECT, golfers don’t have to just take our word for it. They can clearly see just how much they’ve improved based on real data points. The numbers don’t lie.” 

The new KING F8 variable length irons are available in a variety of stock set options (others are available in custom)
•        Men’s Steel Irons (MAP: $799) – 7-piece set that utilizes a Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper, CONNECT) grip; True Temper XP 90 steel shaft; includes 5-PW, GW and is available in both RH and LH versions in regular and stiff flexes.
•        Men’s Graphite Combo Set (MAP $999) – 7-piece set includes 5H, 6-PW, GW available in RH only in Regular and Lite flexes. Utilizes a Lamkin REL (Tour Taper, CONNECT) grip and Aldila Rogue Pro 65 Graphite shaft.
•        Women’s Graphite Combo Set (MAP $999) – 7-piece set includes 5H, 6H, 7-PW, SW – features the same innovative technologies found in the men’s irons including COBRA CONNECT. The ladies stock combo set in RH only, (LH through custom) features COBRA Lamkin REL 360 (COBRA CONNECT silver/pink or black/blue grips) and Aldila Rogue 60 gram graphite shafts.

The KING F8 ONE (MAP: $799 steel; $899 graphite through custom) will be available in both RH and LH versions, in a 5-PW, GW standard set make-up. F8 ONE comes stock with Lamkin Crossline 360 (Tour Taper; COBRA CONNECT Blue/Red) grips and in either Aldila One Rogue 65 (graphite – stiff, regular, lite) or True Temper ONE Flighted (steel – stiff and regular) shaft options.

ALL FORE ONE! Complementing the F8 ONE LENGTH Irons, COBRA is introducing the industry’s first-ever ONE LENGTH Hybrid. The KING F8 ONE LENGTH Hybrid features revised weighting and CG, an upright lie angle, and increased head weight to match the ONE Length irons.

The Men’s KING F8 ONE Graphite 7-piece Combo Set (6-GW, 5H) is available in RH only at a retail price of $999 in Reg/Lite flex. Features a Graphite Aldila Rogue Pro ONE Length 65 shaft and Lamkin REL 360 (Tour Taper/CONNECT Blue/Red) grip. The entire family of KING F8 Irons will be available at retail beginning February 2, 2018. 

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: In the ever competitive world of golf equipment, it can be difficult to make one product stand out over another. COBRA is attempting to blend the worlds of high performance/game improvement and analytics together. Each COBRA CONNECT club features an Arccos sensor embedded in the grip end. This allows users to automatically track and analyze their performance with each club and across all game aspects. The system features include:

•        AUTOMATIC SHOT TRACKING – No tagging, tapping or other disruptions
•        RANGEFINDER GPS – Exact distances to any point on 40,000+ courses
•        SMART DISTANCE – True distances for every club in your bag
•        TOUR ANALYTICS – Strokes gained, handicap breakdowns for driving, approach, chipping, sand & putting

“At COBRA Golf, we believe that using advanced analytics to make smarter, data-driven decisions on the course can dramatically improve the performance of any player. That’s clearly supported by Arccos 360 users improving by up to five strokes after using the Arccos system for one year,” said Mike Yagley, Senior Director of Innovation/AI for COBRA Golf. “By delivering the first-ever fully connected set, we’re helping more players make better informed decisions about their practice time and on-course club selections, so they can stand over each shot with more confidence, play better golf and shoot lower scores.”

First introduced in COBRA KING F7 and F7+ drivers, the COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos system will now be extended throughout the entire F8 family, including Variable and ONE Length F8 Irons, Fairways, Hybrids and Drivers. Consumers who purchase a standard 7-piece set of F8 irons in any configuration (iron or combo sets) will also receive additional Arccos 360 screw-in sensors to round out their 14-club set, ensuring that consumers have a fully connected experience

“Golfers of all ages and abilities would love to improve their games, and the F8 family with COBRA CONNECT gives them an easy way to do just that. Through detailed analytics golfers will better understand which aspect of their game will benefit from additional practice, and they can take that information and use it to improve,” added Yagley. “Even better, opportunities to share those improvements, memorable rounds and key shots with friends or other COBRA CONNECT users, adds another layer to their game enjoyment, which is the ultimate goal for us at COBRA Golf - to help golfers play better golf and have more fun while doing it.” 

COBRA CONNECT players using the Arccos 360 app will also benefit from a five-round preview of golf’s first artificial intelligence platform – Arccos Caddie. Developed in partnership with Microsoft, Arccos Caddie shows a player their optimal strategy on any hole by analyzing every shot you’ve taken with Arccos, as well as 120 million+ shots hit by the Arccos community and 368 million geotagged data points on more than 40,000 courses. Powered by the Microsoft Azure cloud, Arccos Caddie accounts for elevation data and weather conditions, including forecasted wind speed, wind direction, precipitation, temperature and more.

“This is a seminal moment in golf. For 500 years, the golf club has been comprised of three elements: the head, the shaft and the grip. Our work with Cobra is changing that forever,” said Sal Syed, CEO and Co-Founder of Arccos. “This is the first time that a fourth component – an Arccos sensor – is coming standard with the club. We believe that through our groundbreaking partnerships with Cobra and Microsoft, golf is now formally entering the data age.”  

WEB GEMS:

MIND YOUR ELDERS: PGA Tour player Grayson Murray has apologized for questioning the relevance of the 50-and-over Champions Tour. READ MORE>>>

IT COMES DOWN TO THIS! Tommy Fleetwood must withstand a strong challenge from Justin Rose to secure a first Race to Dubai title. After this week’s DP World Tour Championship in Dubai, the 48th and final event on the European Tour, one of three players will be the Race to Dubai champion. Masters champion Sergio Garcia of Spain is the only other in a field of 60 with a chance to secure the European No.1 crown.
Its new territory for Fleetwood, but Rose has been in this position before. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I've never gotten a yardage in 38 years on Tour, not one time. Never had a yardage book in my pocket. I rely on my caddies, that's why they get paid. If I start paying myself, then I'll have a book right here. I've never, ever gotten the yardage, not one time. I have no yardage books. If I was on Let's Make a Deal and they asked me a million dollars for a yardage book, I would look like an idiot.”--Fred Couples.

The DP World Tour Championship, Dubai was first held in 2009 when the Order of Merit was replaced by the Race to Dubai. It is the replacement for the Volvo Masters, which was a similar event for the leading 60 money winners on the Order of Merit.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 224                                                       
Wednesday, November 15, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't really have a regimen as such except when I'm on tour I stretch every morning and every evening. So you'll see me at least 30 to 45 minutes in the trailers out there in the parking lot every morning and every evening. Most of that's stretching. Some of it is warming up, a little bit of cardio, and then some smaller weights and ropes and bands and things like that, but not a whole lot. I do more working out at home, but on tour I just try to maintain what there is.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the RSM Classic in 2016?

THE MATING GAME: Sergio García has admitted a parting with TaylorMade equipment was not solely of his own volition, with the 2017 Masters champion hinting riches bestowed on other players impacted on contract negotiations. García will use Callaway clubs in this week’s DP World Tour Championship, with a formal agreement between the parties imminent. READ MORE>>>

TIS THE SEASON: With the holidays just around the corner, long time followers of the equipment space will not be surprised that its that time of year again for new equipment news.

CobraF8Cobra Golf has introduced the KING F8 and KING F8+ drivers featuring the brand’s first ever Precision Milled Forged face. The fully CNC machined driver face paired with the 360* Aero Technology and equipped with COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos, promises COBRA’s fastest, most precise and smartest drivers to date.

“At COBRA Golf our engineers continue to push the envelope when it comes to innovation and delivering the best in game changing golf equipment for golfers of all levels,” said Tom Olsavsky, VP of Research & Development, COBRA Golf. “With the addition of the first CNC Milled titanium driver face for unrivaled precision, weight savings and performance gains, combined with advanced analytics from COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos, we believe the F8 and F8+ drivers are truly a step into the future of the game.” 

Compared to traditional hand polished drivers, according to the company, CNC precision milling allowed COBRA engineers to achieve precise face thickness and tighter tolerances resulting in improved bulge-and-roll curvatures with a face that is 3% thinner and 10% lighter.

The KING F8 and F8+ drivers boast COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos.  Electronically embedded sensors in the grip automatically record the distance and accuracy of every shot so golfers can track their improvements round-to-round. Using a mobile app, users simply pair their club to receive detailed performance data and access rangefinder GPS distances for more than 40,000 courses worldwide.

The KING F8 driver (MAP $399) features an adjustable weight system that offers two Center of Gravity (CG) settings: one in the back for a higher ball flight and one in the heel to provide additional draw bias. 

COBRA’s 360o Aero Technology incorporates a system of aerodynamic trips strategically positioned around the perimeter of the face to improve drag reduction through the downswing for increased clubhead speed. COBRA engineers utilized a polymer material on the trips placed on the crown for better CG positioning and higher MOI. A 5-ply Carbon Fiber crown saves discretionary weight, according to the company, to move the CG lower and deeper.  MyFly8 with Smart Pad technology offers golfers the choice of eight loft settings to adjust for launch conditions.

The KING F8 Driver will be available at retail on January 12, 2018 in Nardo Grey or Black.

Designed with a more traditional clubhead shape and a lower loft range (8.0*, 8.5*, 8.5D*, 9.0*, 9.5D*, 10.0*, 10.5D* and 11*), the F8+ Driver (MAP $399) utilizes the same key technologies as the F8 driver as is the case with the Ladies F8 Driver (MAP $399).

KEEP IT ON THE RAILS: Cobra Golf has also introduced KING F8, F8+ fairways, and KING F8 hybrids. Employing COBRA’s patented Dual Baffler Rail system, 360* Aero Technology, multi-material construction, and COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos, the F8 family of fairways and hybrids are COBRA’s fastest, most versatile and smartest yet, according to the company.

The KING F8 fairway (MAP $249) incorporate an improved Baffler Dual Rail System with tighter-spaced rails with CG centered between the rails, reducing twisting and resulting in a higher amount of clubhead speed retained upon contact with the turf, Cobra said. Progressive Rail Heights dependent on club loft (shallower in the 3W and taller in the 5W) provide consistent turf interaction for sweeping or steeper attack angles, according to the company. 

The F8 fairways feature a larger address profile that increases MOI and a back CG weight to help promote a towering, forgiving trajectory. For the first time, COBRA’s mainline fairways feature a 5-ply Carbon Fiber crown, which saves nearly 13 grams in weight compared to the previous steel version, according to the company.

The KING F8+ fairway (MAP $249) provides all of the same technologies as the F8, in a more compact head size that better players typically prefer. Furthermore, in F8+ the CG weight is front-positioned leading to a more penetrating ball flight, the company said, to help higher swing speed players prevent ballooning, and to perform better in all weather conditions. The product is expected at retail on Jan 12, 2018.

The women’s KING F8 fairways (MAP $249) utilize higher lofts ranging from 17° - 27° across three models (3-4 FWY, 5-6 FWY & 7-8 FWY) to generate maximum launch for women’s swing speeds.

The KING F8 and F8 ONE Length hybrids (MAP $199) also utilize COBRA’s Baffler Dual Rail System and a new Multi-Directional Crown Aero Technology. Like the F8 fairways, the taller and tighter-spaced rails on the F8 and F8 ONE hybrids offer more leading edge bounce, to help the club stay lower to the ground for more consistent launch from a variety of lies. A sleeker clubhead design features a lowered skirt and a shorter, skinnier hosel for a low CG.

The F8 ONE LENGTH Hybrid promises consistency and simplicity. To achieve optimum performance at 7-iron length, lie and swing weight, the unique design of the F8 ONE Hybrid features an upright lie angle and a heavier head weight, Cobra said. A larger internal weight pad allows the CG to be moved lower and deeper resulting in a higher flying trajectory that benefits golfers who struggle to hit their ONE Length long irons up in the air. The women’s KING F8 hybrids (MAP $199) – utilize the same technologies in the men’s’ versions.

WEB GEMS:

MOVER AND SHAKER: Since Keith Pelley took over as chief executive of the European Tour in August 2015, he has earned a reputation as an agent of change. “When you look at golf, there are 150 72-hole golf tournaments around the world. In order to cut through that, you have to be willing to adapt and make some changes. We’re comfortable experimenting, and the players have embraced change really, really well. David Garland, our director of operations, said it best. He said the Shot Clock Masters, which will be in Austria, two years ago you wouldn’t have brought it up to the team, never mind get it approved in five minutes.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don't really have a regimen as such except when I'm on tour I stretch every morning and every evening. So you'll see me at least 30 to 45 minutes in the trailers out there in the parking lot every morning and every evening. Most of that's stretching. Some of it is warming up, a little bit of cardio, and then some smaller weights and ropes and bands and things like that, but not a whole lot. I do more working out at home, but on tour I just try to maintain what there is.”--Bernhard Langer

Mac Hughes, who led outright each of the first three rounds of The RSM Classic in 2016, posted a 1-under 69 in the final round to get to 17-under 265, joining a playoff with Camilo Villegas, Blayne Barber, Billy Horschel and Henrik Norlander. On the third extra hole Monday morning, the par-3 17th, Hughes rolled in a 15-foot putt to save par from off the green to claim his first career PGA TOUR victory two days before his 26th birthday.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 223                                                       
Tuesday, November 14, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “There's so many steps to get to this point and you really have to kind of overcome a lot of obstacles to get here. I'm kind of a never-give-up guy. I've really tried to stay the course and believe in myself. It seemed a long way at the point when I was on the Hooters Tour, but now it's just part of the whole process.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player joined the PGA TOUR in 2010. He has played in 197 events in his career and made the cut 155 times. He has won four tournaments and has career earnings of $30,539,021. How is he?

TAKING CARE OF BUSINESS: Acushnet Holdings Corp. (NYSE: GOLF) announced an offering of 8,332,311 shares of its common stock by investment funds affiliated with Mirae Asset Global Investments Co. Ltd. (the “Selling Shareholder”). The Selling Shareholder intends to grant the underwriters in the offering a 30-day option to purchase up to an additional 833,231 shares of common stock from it. Acushnet is not selling any shares of common stock in this offering and will not receive any proceeds from the sale of the shares of common stock by the Selling Shareholder.

THANKS FOR THE OPPORTUNITY: John Oda, a sponsor exemption playing his first PGA TOUR event last week in Mexico as a professional, finished solo-eighth at 12-under 272. The top-10 result makes the newcomer eligible for a spot in the upcoming PGA TOUR event, The RSM Classic

HARD TO DUPLICATE: After making the cut on the number at 1-under 141, defending champion Pat Perez fired a final-round 66 (-5) to finish T34 at 6-under 278. The best performance by a defending OHL Classic at Mayakoba champion is 12th by Cameron Beckman in 2011.

LIFE BEGINS AT 50! Kevin Sutherland played his last 46 holes bogey-free to win the Charles Schwab Cup Championship. He made 341 starts (263 PGA TOUR, 1 Web.com Tour, 77 PGA TOUR Champions) since his last professional win at the 2002 WGC-Dell Match Play (15 years, 8 months, 19 days). He finished the season with $1,961,732, the second-highest total of his professional career. In 2008, he made $2,581,311 when he had six top-10s and two runner-up finishes and finished 11th in the FedExCup.

Bernhard Langer finished the season with a PGA TOUR Champions record $3,677,359 in winnings. He won the Tour money title for the sixth straight season, and it is his third $3 million season.

Vijay Singh played 12 tournaments this season, which matched the total number he played from 2013-2016. He earned $1,337,635 and finished fifth in the final standings, which gives him an additional $100,000 bonus.

WEB GEMS:

CONTROVERSY? "It was never meant to be fair," Langer said. "It was meant to be playoffs. Everybody in the field was given a chance to win. Is it fair? No, it's not, but that's how it is right now." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “There's so many steps to get to this point and you really have to kind of overcome a lot of obstacles to get here. I'm kind of a never-give-up guy. I've really tried to stay the course and believe in myself. It seemed a long way at the point when I was on the Hooters Tour, but now it's just part of the whole process.”--Patton Kizzire after his victory at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba.

Rickie Fowler joined the PGA TOUR in 2010. He has played in 197 events in his career and made the cut 155 times. He has won four tournaments and has career earnings of $30,539,021, which ranks him 27th in the all time list.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 7, NUMBER 222                                                       
Monday, November 13, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We've obviously forgotten how good Nicklaus was and we've forgotten how good Tiger was and that kind of bothers him a little bit. He is still, you know, got to be the strongest competitor out there. No one's going to unseat his ability to do what he did on the golf course, what he can do mentally and how he can grind through stuff. He was the best at that. That doesn't go away with a back injury. But if he can be healthy, I do think he's mentally strong enough to be competitive. You hear these kids won't be afraid of him. That may very well be true, but you know what, they haven't seen it, either. I've seen it. I've seen it, and when I saw it, it was intimidating. If they saw what I saw, they wouldn't be saying that. I'm telling you right now. I played with him right before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and every single one of those guys would have said, ‘I can't beat him,’ because I knew that no one could beat him at that point in time. And so yes, we've forgotten a little bit, we don't get to see it right now, but I've seen Tiger at his best and those guys have not. He was the best competitor in my era. Obviously Jack Nicklaus was, too. If nothing else, I hope Tiger comes back and plays really well just so everybody can remember because it won't take long. Wow, was he good.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many times did Bernhard Langer win 2017?

BEHIND THE CURTAIN! Starting this month, Titleist is offering golfers the opportunity to visit its Titleist Ball Plant 3 in New Bedford, Mass. For more than 80 years, Titleist golf balls have been designed and manufactured in the facilities on the south coast of Massachusetts. It is here where Titleist founder Phil Young introduced the first Titleist golf ball in 1935 and the rest is history as they say.

The “Titleist Golf Ball Experience” – open exclusively to members of Team Titleist, Titleist’s community of brand loyalists and dedicated golfers –are free and will provide a behind-the-scenes look at the manufacturing and quality control processes used in making Titleist Pro V1 and Pro V1x. Registration for the Titleist Golf Ball Experience is now open at www.titleist.com/TourBP3.

“The history of Titleist is one of hardworking, passionate people dedicated to making the best golf balls in the world and helping golfers play their best,” said Mary Lou Bohn, President Titleist Golf Balls. “At Ball Plant 3 alone, we have more than 450 associates with an average tenure of over 20 years ensuring that our precision manufacturing process delivers unmatched consistency from ball to ball. We’re excited to take our most loyal brand fans behind the curtain and reinforce why they can trust their game to us on every shot.” For more information and full tour details, visit Titleist.com/TourBP3.

MOMENTUM: Kevin Sutherland won the Charles Schwab Cup and made it three consecutive wins in a row for PING’s G400 driver on the PGA TOUR Champions Tour. Bernhard Langer put it in the bag for his last two wins and used it again last week. Sutherland’s season ending victory came in the backyard of PING, which had a busy week at its plant. According to sources, David Frost and David Toms visited PING and both put G400 drivers in play at the Schwab Cup. Toms also added a PING Vault Voss putter and G400 7 wood. Scott McCarron came in as well and added the G400 3 wood.

WINNER’S CLUBS: In just his second start at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba (T58/2015), Patton Kizzire won for the first time on the PGA TOUR. It came in his 63rd career PGA Tour event. Along with the victory comes a trip to The Masters in April, which will be his first. The 31-year-old also picked up a two-year exemption on the PGA Tour as well as a spot in the field at the Sentry Tournament of Champions at Kapalua to start next year, and the PGA Championship. He earned $1,278,000 for his victory, which pushes his career earnings to date to $4.7 million. Here is what Patton Kizzire had in his bag to win the 2017 OHL Classic at Mayakoba:

Driver: Titleist 917D3/10.5*
3-wood: Titleist 917F2/16.5*
Hybrid: Titleist 913H/19.0*
Irons: Titleist 718 T-MB 4-iron, 718 CB/5-6, 718 MB/7-PW
Wedges: Vokey Design TVD proto gap/52, sand/56 and lob/6
Putter: Scotty Cameron GoLo Tour
Ball: Pro V1x
Shoes: FJ ProSL
Glove: FJ StaSof

Patton Kizzire’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 25
Pars: 42
Bogeys: 4
Double Bogeys: 1
Cumulative Score: 265

WEB GEMS:

AFRICAN MAJOR: Branden Grace produced a closing 66 to win an eighth European Tour title. Grace hit all 18 greens in regulation in his final round as he moved alongside Louis Oosthuizen into a tie for fourth on the list of all-time South African European Tour winners, behind only Ernie Els, Retief Goosen and Charl Schwartzel. READ MORE>>>

UNFINISHED BUSINESS: Tommy Fleetwood extended his lead at the top of the European Tour’s order of merit courtesy of a top-10 at the Nedbank Challenge and ensured that it will essentially be a two-horse race at this week’s finale in Dubai. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We've obviously forgotten how good Nicklaus was and we've forgotten how good Tiger was and that kind of bothers him a little bit. He is still, you know, got to be the strongest competitor out there. No one's going to unseat his ability to do what he did on the golf course, what he can do mentally and how he can grind through stuff. He was the best at that. That doesn't go away with a back injury. But if he can be healthy, I do think he's mentally strong enough to be competitive. You hear these kids won't be afraid of him. That may very well be true, but you know what, they haven't seen it, either. I've seen it. I've seen it, and when I saw it, it was intimidating. If they saw what I saw, they wouldn't be saying that. I'm telling you right now. I played with him right before the U.S. Open at Pebble Beach and every single one of those guys would have said, ‘I can't beat him,’ because I knew that no one could beat him at that point in time. And so yes, we've forgotten a little bit, we don't get to see it right now, but I've seen Tiger at his best and those guys have not. He was the best competitor in my era. Obviously Jack Nicklaus was, too. If nothing else, I hope Tiger comes back and plays really well just so everybody can remember because it won't take long. Wow, was he good.”--Paul Goydos

The winner of the last three Schwab Cups and four overall, Bernhard Langer came up short in his bit to add another to his resume. However, Langer won seven times this season, a personal best, and his 36 career wins stands second in Tour history to Hale Irwin, 45.

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