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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 104                                                       
Tuesday, May 29, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's close, it's very close. I've given myself a great chance here this week. I didn't quite pull it off but it's not far away. I get a bit down because my expectations are high, and with a 36-hole lead, I should have closed it out. I put myself in a position and I didn't get the job done. I just need to do a little bit more work, and looking forward to getting right back at it at Memorial.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2017 Memorial?

THINK ABOUT IT! Here’s something to chew on as the unofficial start of summer begins. For decades the number one selling feature in equipment is distance. Pros to weekend warriors are obsessed about finding more of it. If something promises to be longer, history has proven people will buy it. So if the USGA and R&A decide to roll back the distance golf balls travel what impact will it have on the sales of products now or in the future? Equipment companies will have to try and find another reason to implore consumers to buy their products, while knowing what they already have represents as good as it gets!

NERD NOTES: With his victory, Justin Rose to No. 2 in the FedExCup standings, tying the highest position of his career (spent one week at No. 2 following his win at The National in 2010); stands 305 points behind leader Justin Thomas. Rose is one of five multiple winners in the 2017-18 season (Patton Kizzire/2, Justin Thomas/2, Bubba Watson/2, Jason Day/2, Justin Rose/2), the most through 30 events since the TOUR went to a wrap-around schedule in 2013-14.

Brooks Koepka had his best result since winning 2017 U.S. Open; previous best result in 2017-18 season was T2/WGC-HSBC Champions (won by Rose). Emiliano Grillo (3rd) also had his best finish since the 2016 THE NORTHERN TRUST (T2). Kevin Na (4th) shot a final-round 61 to tie the Colonial Country Club record (seventh instance; most recent: Chad Campbell/2004/R3) He is the fifth player since 1983 to have multiple rounds of 62 or better during a PGA TOUR event.

Kevin Tway has top-10s in each of the past two weeks (T5/Fort Worth Invitational, T9/AT&T Byron Nelson), his first two top-10s of 2017-18 (21 starts)
Ben Crane (T8) earned his best result since winning the 2014 FedEx St. Jude Classic
In his fourth career PGA TOUR start as a professional,
Joaquin Niemann earned his second top-10 (T8/Fort Worth Invitational, 6th/2018 Valero Texas Open); with the top-10, qualifies for the FedEx St. Jude Classic
Jordan Spieth finished T32 after not finishing worse than T14 in five previous starts at the event (T2/2017, Won/2016, T2/2015, T14/2014, T7/2013)

WINNER’S CLUBS: Its been said you can tell a lot about the company someone keeps. Perhaps, the same can be said about the places one has enjoyed success. Justin Rose won the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational at famed Colonial Country Club. “Really, really proud of this one. This is a special victory for me. I think obviously just winning here at this venue is really what means so much. A tournament that I pick up the trophy and the first thing I saw was Ben Hogan's name twice. It sort of says a lot,” said Rose afterwards. “And I know there are many, many more there. Jack Nicklaus. You guys know the list. I'm proud to be a part of that.”

It is his 9th career PGA TOUR victory and ties him with Nick Faldo for the most PGA TOUR victories by an Englishman since 1983. Rose has also won on Merion, Aronimink, Muirfield Village, Cog Hill, Doral, Congressional, Royal Aberdeen and Valderrama over his career. A very impressive list.

His winning score tied the career-low 72-hole score (260/2017 Sony Open in Hawaii) and is the lowest 72-hole score on PGA TOUR since 2017 Wyndham Championship (Henrik Stenson/258). It is Rose’s first domestic PGA TOUR victory since 2015 Zurich Classic of New Orleans. Here is what Justin Rose used to win the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational.

Justin Rose/ 2018 Fort Worth Invitational:

Driver: TaylorMade M3 440 Driver | 9.0*
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M4 Fairway | 15*
Hybrids: TaylorMade M3 Fairway | 19*
Irons: TaylorMade P790 4, P730 Rose Proto Irons | 5-9
Wedges: TaylorMade Milled Grind Wedges | 48*, 52* & 56* and 60* Hi-Toe
Putter: TP Red Ardmore 2 Putter
Ball: TP5 

Justin Rose’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 25
Pars: 42
Bogeys: 5
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 260

Kevin Kisner / 2017 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational:

Driver: Callaway Great Big Bertha (8.5*)
Fairway Woods: Callaway GBB Epic (13.5*)
Hybrids: Callaway Epic (18*)
Irons: Callaway Apex UT (3 iron, 21 degrees), Callaway Apex Pro (4-9)
Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 2 (47-11S, 52-12S), Callaway MD3 Milled (58*)
Putter: Odyssey White Hot Pro #7
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Kevin Kisner’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 16
Pars: 51
Bogeys: 4
Double Bogeys: 1
Cumulative Score: 270

Jordan Spieth / 2016 DEAN & DELUCA Invitational.

Driver: Titleist 915D2 (9.5*)
Fairway Metal: Titleist 915F (15*)
Utility Iron: Titleist 716T-MB (3)
Irons: Titleist AP2 716 (4-9)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM6 pitching (46*), gap (52*), sand (56*) and lob (60*).
Putter: Scotty Cameron by Titleist 009 Prototype
Golf Ball: Titleist New Pro V1x

Jordan Spieth’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 22
Pars: 45
Bogeys: 5
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 263

WEB GEMS:

A DIFFERENT SCORE CARD: Country music star Jake Owen’s participation in his first Web.com Tour event has prompted a $10,000 donation by the Nashville Golf Open to his namesake foundation. Owen had received a sponsor exemption to the event. He shot 14-over-par 86 in each of the first two rounds and missed the cut. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's close, it's very close. I've given myself a great chance here this week. I didn't quite pull it off but it's not far away. I get a bit down because my expectations are high, and with a 36-hole lead, I should have closed it out. I put myself in a position and I didn't get the job done. I just need to do a little bit more work, and looking forward to getting right back at it at Memorial.”--Rory McIlroy.

Jason Dufner overcame a four-shot deficit on the final day to win the 2017 Memorial Tournament by three shots over Rickie Fowler and Anirban Lahiri.

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