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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 77                                                         
Thursday, April 19, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Really the most important thing that I think about right now in golf, a game that we love and adore and that has done so much for us, is that the rounds of golf are going down now. They're not increasing. We're in competition to a lot of other sports. We come here with a lot of laws and rules that young people don't want to abide by anymore. Winston Churchill said, ‘Change is the price of survival.’ We've got to make changes if we're going to get people to play the game. Young people, in other words, not our age anymore.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player made a 16 at the 2011 Valero Texas Open. Who did it?

GLOBAL WARMING! Compared to the same period in 2017, rounds played were significantly lower for Quarter 1 across all regions, leading to an average drop of over 22%. With a decrease of 15.7% Scotland was the territory least affected, with the North being the worst hit and losing a third of rounds compared to last year. READ MORE>>>

BLAME IT ON THE WEATHER: The weather is giving golf a chill. The prolonged winter weather is stifling early-season visits to courses, which may lead to more promotional activity and a smaller window to sell golf goods, analyst Andrew Burns said in a note. The cold, coupled with strong new golf gear from rival brands Titleist, TaylorMade and Ping, crimps potential gains for Callaway, he said. “While we usually do not place a lot of emphasis on early season rounds played, we believe this persistent year-over-year decline creates limited visibility to upside scenarios,” he said. Rounds played through February were down 7.2 percent compared with the same period a year ago, Burns said, citing researcher Golf Datatech. READ MORE>>>

DON’T MESS WITH TEXAS! Last season, the greens at TPC San Antonio - AT&T Oaks course were the toughest to hit in regulation of all the non-major courses. Player hit 4,820 greens in regulation of the 8,316 holes played (57.96%).

From inside 125 yards, players only hit the green in regulation 73.53% of the time at TPC San Antonio - AT&T Oaks course at the 2017 Valero Texas Open, the second toughest greens to hit from this distance during the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season. Firestone CC (South) ranked first at 72.52%.

WEB GEMS:

GREAT SCOTT!  Adam Scott will this week end a seven-year absence from the Valero Texas Open to boost his chances of qualifying for June's US Open and keep his phenomenal active streak in the majors alive. Having played in every major since the 2001 British Open, Scott (67) sits behind only Sergio Garcia (75) for most consecutive starts on golf's grandest stage. “I think I need my strength to be my strength, and that's ball striking. It's starting to take shape nicely," Scott told AAP. “But I also need my putting to be at the PGA Tour average or better; it's not but the signs are there.” But for strokes gained putting, the Queenslander ranks a lowly 194th. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Really the most important thing that I think about right now in golf, a game that we love and adore and that has done so much for us, is that the rounds of golf are going down now. They're not increasing. We're in competition to a lot of other sports. We come here with a lot of laws and rules that young people don't want to abide by anymore. Winston Churchill said, ‘Change is the price of survival.’ We've got to make changes if we're going to get people to play the game. Young people, in other words, not our age anymore.” --Gary Player at the 2017 Champions Tour stop, Bass Pro Shops Legends of Golf at Big Cedar Lodge. Has anything changed from a year ago?

During the first round of the 2011 Valero Texas Open, Kevin Na made a 16 (12 over par) on the par 4 – 9th hole en route to an opening round 80.

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