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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 59                                                         
Monday, March 26, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm human and I'm realistic that based on kind of the way the year's gone. It's been kind of a trying time for me, especially on and around the greens. Stuff I've taken for granted in the past has been a little bit more difficult and I've been trying to figure out how to get back to that level and I've been trying different things.”

BRAIN TEASER: For the second consecutive year, the defending champion did not advance beyond the group stage at the WGC Match Play. Can you name the only player in the history of the event win it in back-to-back years?

REBUTTAL: Forgive me if you’re tired of reading about this. But with all the bluster over distance it automatically implies an advantage, which in turn further insinuates successful results. Dustin Johnson pounded a 489-yard drive at the par-5 12th at Austin CC on Friday. While stats do not officially count at the WGC Match Play (go figure that one?) by comparison, the official longest drive in the ShotLink era (since 2003) remains at 476 yards by Davis Love III at the 2004 TOC Sentry. However, DJ lost his match, in fact all three of them last week and the defending champion did not advance beyond the group stage. For what it’s worth, Davis Love III didn’t win the 2004 TOC Sentry (the year of his record poke) either or as it was known then the Mercedes Championship!

In the quarterfinals of the WGC Match Play, Kevin Kisner recorded tee shots of 327 yds, 332 yds, 357 yds, 360 yds and 342 yds. His explanation was not something you would have read in the USGA/R&A distance report. “You can hit low bullets here that roll forever. We don't get that at Pebble Beach, the ball rolls a foot. So, yeah, it's just the course. I'm not gaining 30 yards overnight,” said Kisner. “I think length helps on every course I've ever played in. Obviously you've still got to putt, though, and that's a big part of it.” His latter point is one that never seems to surface in the distance conversation!

PROFIT TAKING: Callaway Golf Co (NYSE:ELY) SVP Brian P. Lynch has sold 26,681 shares of the firm’s stock on Thursday, March 22nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $16.50, for a total transaction of $440,236.50. Following the completion of the sale, Lynch now directly owns 23,422 shares in the company, valued at approximately $386,463. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink.

WEB GEMS:

HARD LESSON TO LEARN: “I should never listen to other people,” he said. “When you finish a round of golf and everybody is telling you you're in the Masters, and then you get a text message 10 minutes before you tee off, saying, ‘oh, we've made a mistake, actually, no, that was wrong, you're not in, you need to go and win. Not that that's an excuse. That wasn't any part of this afternoon.” READ MORE>>>

BUBBA-LICIOUS! Bubba Watson made the final of the Dell Technologies Match Play look as though he were on vacation all along. Watson won his second World Golf Championships title Sunday with the biggest blowout since the championship matched switched to 18 holes in 2011, a 7-and-6 victory over Kevin Kisner. Watson wasn’t as sharp as he was in the semifinals against Justin Thomas, whom he beat in 16 holes to deny Thomas going to No. 1 in the world ranking. He didn’t have to be in the final. If not for missing a 4-foot birdie putt on the par-5 sixth, Watson would have won the first seven holes. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm human and I'm realistic that based on kind of the way the year's gone. It's been kind of a trying time for me, especially on and around the greens. Stuff I've taken for granted in the past has been a little bit more difficult and I've been trying to figure out how to get back to that level and I've been trying different things.”--Former world #1 Jordan Spieth on his putting woes.

Tiger Woods remains the only player in Dell Technologies Match Play history to win in back-to-back years with his wins in 2003 and 2004.

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