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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 94                                                         
Monday, May 14, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Golf is not a fair game, so why build a course fair? The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last victory Webb Simpson had on the PGA TOUR before his win on Sunday at THE PLAYERS?

GO FIGURE? Its very interesting to note that Webb Simpson tied the 36-hole and 54-hole scoring records, the record for the most birdies or better (16) through 36 holes at THE PLAYERS since 1983, tied the course record (63) and held the largest 54-hole lead at THE PLAYERS and yet will never be accused of being the longest player on TOUR nor even in the consideration. However, the white noise continues on the distance golf balls travel, which attracts more attention than actual scoring results.

Meanwhile, the cut line at TPC Sawgrass in 2018 was set at 1-under 143. In 2016, it was 2-under-par 142. In 2014, it was even-par 144. I would seem even the world’s best are still having some challenges in terms of scoring despite the distance gains the USGA and R&A are concerned with. Some might find this amusing: Simpson led the field at THE PLAYERS in driving accuracy (82.1%) and ranked last in driving distance (280.5 yards)!

NERD NEWS: In the final two rounds of the PLAYERS, Tiger Woods played holes 1-12 in 14-under and holes 13-18 in 4-over. There were 65 eagles made last week, the most in THE PLAYERS history and most in the 2017-18 season.

Justin Thomas moves to No. 1 in the OWGR. Only three players have had a stretch longer as No. 1 (64 weeks) than Dustin Johnson; Greg Norman (96), Nick Faldo (81), Tiger Woods (281).

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THE COMMISH: “When you look at how we make this product [The Players] better, this product works in May, this product works in March. You need to pick the areas where you need to improve.” READ MORE>>>

ANOTHER TYPE OF SCORECARD: Despite not winning any major golf tournaments last year, Rory McIlroy still increased his fortune by £28m to £110m and became Britain’s richest sports star. READ MORE>>>

NOTHING RUNS LIKE A DEERE: John Deere is confirmed as the latest big-name partner to commit to The Solheim Cup at Gleneagles. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

ITS STILL THERE: After finishing equal 11th at the Players Championship on Sunday, Tiger Woods declared himself ready to win another title. READ MORE>>>

ITS COMPLICATED: Justin Rose will be a high-profile absentee from his hometown event, the BMW PGA Championship, at Wentworth next week. The world No 5 must abide by a US Tour rule that a player must enter an event, which he has not played in the previous four years. “I had three options,” said Rose. READ MORE>>>

A BIG WIN: Webb Simpson navigated his way through a few mistakes but not too much stress to win The Players Championship on Sunday. Staked to a seven-shot lead, no one got closer than four shots of Simpson, even after a double bogey on the 18th hole when his only concern was finishing the hole at the TPC Sawgrass. He closed with a 1-over 73 for a four-shot victory, his biggest title since the 2012 U.S. Open at Olympic Club. Tiger Woods made another big run that revved up the crowd and revived hopes that he was close to winning. So did Jason Dufner, Jimmy Walker and Danny Lee. None could do enough to catch Simpson during record scoring at the final Players Championship in May. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Golf is not a fair game, so why build a course fair? The ardent golfer would play Mount Everest if somebody put a flagstick on top.”--Pete Dye.

Webb Simpson’s last PGA TOUR victory came at the 2013 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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