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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 81                                                         
Wednesday, April 25, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “This was about being with a friend, reuniting, having our wives together for a few days. Expectation-wise, I don't know what they are for me. I don't get to participate out here and compete. There are certainly differences between playing golf recreationally and playing golf competitively. Jim hasn't played a whole lot competitively either because of injuries, so we're probably the rustiest team in the field; certainly the least rounds played, you know. So it's about going out and trying to hit some quality golf shots and enjoying the walk.”

BRAIN TEASER: Five players have made $50 million or more in “official earnings” over their career. How many of them can you name?

STAY OR GET CONNECTED! Arccos Golf has reached an agreement with Cobra Golf to license its patents related to data tracking sensors into a golf club grip. “We’ve further solidified the exclusive nature of Arccos’ position in the connected golf space, which facilitates our pending introduction of Arccos Smart Grips, and sets the stage for other major announcements that we’ll be making,” said Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder. “Now, more than ever, there’s an immense opportunity for Arccos to leverage the power of big data and artificial intelligence to benefit every aspect of the golf industry worldwide.”

“Arccos is invested in building and refining the sensor technology, advanced analytics and artificial intelligence platforms that we’ve brought to consumers through Cobra Connect technology in the grip of our Cobra KING products,” said Mike Yagley, Sr. Director of Innovation / AI at Cobra Golf. “We believe the insights players gain about their games through this technology will make them smarter, better golfers,”

Available for iOS and Android, the Arccos platform combines automatic data capture and advanced analytics to help golfers, regardless of their skill level, to make smarter decisions and potentially shoot lower scores. In 2017, according to the company, Arccos users lowered their handicap by an average of 3.55 strokes, which was 46.7 times faster than the average player that possesses a USGA handicap.

THE ETERNAL DEBATE: “If I look at how far I hit an 8-iron today, I was hitting my 8-iron the same distance when I was 16 years old -- I don’t know if the debate is about the ball or the driver. From what I hear, it’s the ball, and I don’t know if I believe that. The only club I’m hitting farther is the driver.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: A golf club in Pennsylvania has apologized for calling police on a group of black women after the co-owner and his father said they were playing too slowly and refused requests to leave the course. READ MORE>>>

A RARE WEEK OFF: Bernhard Langer revealed that he won’t be able to defend his Senior PGA Championship title on May 24-27 because READ MORE>>>

THE BEST IS YET TO COME! The opening 22 weeks featured one major and three World Golf Championships, one of them in Shanghai last October, the other two in March separated by two weeks. Justin Thomas, Bubba Watson and Patton Kizzire are multiple winners. Dustin Johnson should be. Jordan Spieth would settle for one victory at this point. The first half did a good job setting the table for what should be a compelling five months. Still to come are three majors and The Players Championship. Not to be overlooked are the FedEx Cup playoffs. Quibble about points and prestige, but they deliver four tournaments over five weeks of the top available players. Most sports prefer to become more relevant the closer they get to the finish line, so that’s one benefit of the PGA Tour’s wraparound season. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “This was about being with a friend, reuniting, having our wives together for a few days. Expectation-wise, I don't know what they are for me. I don't get to participate out here and compete. There are certainly differences between playing golf recreationally and playing golf competitively. Jim hasn't played a whole lot competitively either because of injuries, so we're probably the rustiest team in the field; certainly the least rounds played, you know. So it's about going out and trying to hit some quality golf shots and enjoying the walk.”--David Duval, who is paired with Jim Furyk at this week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans.

Through the 2018 Valero Texas Open, the five players to earned $50 million or more, in their career are: Tiger Woods ($111,246,360), Phil Mickelson ($86,944,488), Vijay Singh ($70,918,490), Jim Furyk ($68,037,787) and Dustin Johnson ($50,973,595).

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