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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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