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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 122                                                       
Friday, June 22, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don’t analyze it. I looked at it once on film and almost got sick.”

BRAIN TEASER: What was the winning score for the 2017 Travelers?

UK RETAIL MARKET UPDATE: After months of generally poor results in Golf Retail – things have finally had an up-turn. Following a lukewarm performance in April, where we managed to get the deficit versus 2017 to under 5% – things really hotted up in May. Hold your horses – It’s better, but still isn’t great. May saw a very impressive 11.5% increase overall, versus May 2017. That’s a great performance, given the trials of the year so far. The year to date figures are now back to just -0.1% down – so pretty much flat versus 2017. READ MORE>>>

THE BACKLASH CONTINUES: “Did anyone ever trust them?” reasoned 2006 U.S. Open winner Geoff Ogilvy. “I think for the most part their intentions are sound, there’s some pretty good golf minds there, but they just can’t get out of their own way. You never have a U.S. Open where they’re not the story. Augusta is never the story of the Masters—this year Patrick Reed was the story of the Masters. It has nothing to do with Augusta. It’s never the R&A, never the PGA Tour, never the PGA of America.”

“To some degree I am surprised it keeps happening,” said Zach Johnson, whose first U.S. Open was at Shinnecock in 2004. “If [our input] was important, it wouldn’t have happened, so it must not be. I’m all for having Nick Price on the board, he’s one of the model pros. But if controversy is something they want or feed off, they’re doing a great job. Shinnecock is probably my favorite course in the United States. I can’t find any negatives about it. I think the people who make up the USGA are good people, but good people have to be held accountable. There has to be a level of integrity, just like with us, and I don’t feel like there is.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

THE STORY THAT JUST WON’T GO AWAY: Pros react to Mickelson’s apology. READ MORE>>>

DON’T OVERLOOK HIM: Jordan Spieth believes Tommy Fleetwood could be the biggest threat at next month’s British Open. READ MORE>>>

LIFE: Jarrod Lyle’s wife says the Australian golfer is struggling through a “really scary” period in his third battle with cancer. Lyle, 36, underwent a bone marrow transplant last December following a recurrence of acute myeloid leukemia. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don’t analyze it. I looked at it once on film and almost got sick.”--The late Hubert Green on his distinctively fast golf swing.

Jordan Spieth and Daniel Berger were each 12-under par at the 2017 Travelers. Spieth the playoff won with a birdie on the first hole of sudden death.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF