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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 117                                                       
Friday, June 15, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “You know what, when everything's in balance, it's kind of boring. And I think in life, the closer you get to the edges, that's where the excitement is. So I would say the USGA is not reactionary; it's counterbalancing. So if you go too far one way, you've got to come back the other way. You don't want to fall off the edge, as occasionally they may have or people may have in life. So to get to the interesting part, you've got to kind of look over the edge. So I'm sure there's one eye on exactly where that edge is for sure, based on '04. I think there will be strategies in place this week that things don't happen on certain greens that we've seen in the past. That's not reactionary, that's just intelligent,”

BRAIN TEASER: This player posted his highest score in 29 rounds at the U.S. Open?

LUCKY #7! Titleist has released the Vokey SM7 K grind, wedge. It is offered in 54° and 56° lofts and features increased bounce and enhanced camber, making the new K Grind Vokey's highest bounce wedge option at 16°, the company said. "The K Grind is one of my favorites, and it has been a great lob wedge. But now we're seeing a trend on tour of players using more 54° and 56° wedges greenside, where versatility is key,” explained Bob Vokey. “Wedges at this loft have to work incredibly well for full swing shots, particularly controlling trajectory, and this is why the measured bounce is 16°. But I'm particularly excited about the enhanced camber of this wedge. The camber allows the high measured bounce to be much more versatile from tight lies and greenside shots. We tightened the radius from the leading edge to the trailing edge, so what a golfer will see and feel is the club gliding through the turf and sand."

This wedge is targeted for the player that uses their 54° or 56° as their main go-to short club, as well as their primary bunker club. "On Tour, we see more and more players discovering how well the sand wedge performs, leading to consistency of spin, trajectory, and better misses," added Aaron Dill, Vokey Wedge Tour Rep.

The new Vokey WedgeWorks K Grind will be available on Vokey.com starting at $195 – base price includes up to 10 character stamping (straight or freestyle), custom shaft band and BV Wing grip. They are available in either a Brushed Chrome or Oil Can finish.

WEB GEMS:

THE ULTIMATE EQUALIZER: In a sport so erratic that its participants can become totally unhinged, no skill is more volatile than putting. To a degree that is unmatched in areas such as driving or iron play, a player can go from one of the best in the world to one of the worst and back again. It can happen from year to year, week-to-week and even round to round. READ MORE>>>

SOMEONE’S NOT A FAN: “I can’t play any better golf than that,” insisted Lowry, who was ranked second in greens-in-regulation, finding 13 of 18. “I put myself in the right position on most holes but I struggled on the greens. I don’t know what anyone else thought of them, probably the worst greens I’ve seen in a long time --- it is mentally draining,” he said. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS ARE BLOWING IN THE WIND! “When it’s hard, it good for me,” Stenson said after what may have been the toughest scoring day of the year. “Whenever we play courses where the pars are coming hard, then I think that plays to my favor a lot of times. “I hit a lot of fairways, a lot of greens, and I think I was way, way up there in greens in regulation today. So that’s certainly going to pay off, even though you still got extremely difficult two-putts.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “You know what, when everything's in balance, it's kind of boring. And I think in life, the closer you get to the edges, that's where the excitement is. So I would say the USGA is not reactionary; it's counterbalancing. So if you go too far one way, you've got to come back the other way. You don't want to fall off the edge, as occasionally they may have or people may have in life. So to get to the interesting part, you've got to kind of look over the edge. So I'm sure there's one eye on exactly where that edge is for sure, based on '04. I think there will be strategies in place this week that things don't happen on certain greens that we've seen in the past. That's not reactionary, that's just intelligent,”--Justin Rose on whether the USGA is a reactionary group based on previous year’s results.

Rory McIlroy’s 10-over 80 marked his highest score in 29 rounds at the U.S. Open. His previous high was a 78/R1/2017. Four of his seven missed cuts in major championships have come at the U.S. Open, including the last two seasons (2016, 2017).

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