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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 123                                                       
Monday, June 25, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think the USGA thinks that we're better than we actually are, if that makes sense. I think they over think it. I don't want to single out Mike Davis here, I think it's a collective thought process. I don't think it should be as much of an exact science to set up golf course as it is. I mean get the fairways sort of firm, grow the rough, put the pins in some tough locations, but fair, and go let us play. They over think it. It's been a very reactionary few years to what happened at Chambers Bay, to Oakmont, because I think they felt Chambers Bay was -- Erin Hills was going to be similar to Chambers Bay, so they soaked it and made it really wide, and all of a sudden 16 under par wins again, and they're like, um, what just happened. So I think they have to take previous results out of their head and just say, okay, let's set up this golf course as best as we can and just let the guys go play.”

BRAIN TEASER: This may seem somewhat random, but it’s intended to test your memory. What was the score at the 2018 Curtis Cup?

DAVIS TALKS: “We are not in the position of saying the ball is going to get rolled back. We’re not in the position of saying that clubs are going to change. We’re not in the position of saying we’re taking any action, other than saying we’re undertaking a serious study of what’s going on. This issue, this discussion, is not going to go away and it’s incumbent on the industry to ensure that the game is healthy and is enjoyable and something that can sustain itself for years to come.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

MUST RUN IN THE FAMILY: Ernie Els is returning to the Masters – but he will be at Augusta in the role of mentor and chief cheerleader for his nephew. Jovan Rebula on Saturday qualified for the major, which has always eluded his uncle by winning the Amateur Championship. READ MORE>>>

BUBBA WINS: Bubba Watson stormed back from six strokes behind in the final round to overhaul Englishman Paul Casey and win the Travelers Championship by three strokes in Cromwell, Connecticut on Sunday. READ MORE>>>

UNKNOWN WINS IN GERMANY: England’s Matt Wallace shot a 7-under 65 to hold off a record-breaking charge from Thorbjorn Olesen and win the BMW International Open on Sunday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: I think the USGA thinks that we're better than we actually are, if that makes sense. I think they over think it. I don't want to single out Mike Davis here, I think it's a collective thought process. I don't think it should be as much of an exact science to set up golf course as it is. I mean get the fairways sort of firm, grow the rough, put the pins in some tough locations, but fair, and go let us play. They over think it. It's been a very reactionary few years to what happened at Chambers Bay, to Oakmont, because I think they felt Chambers Bay was -- Erin Hills was going to be similar to Chambers Bay, so they soaked it and made it really wide, and all of a sudden 16 under par wins again, and they're like, um, what just happened. So I think they have to take previous results out of their head and just say, okay, let's set up this golf course as best as we can and just let the guys go play.”--Rory McIlroy at the 2018 Memorial, prior to the start of the 2018 US Open.

The Americans won the Curtis Cup 17-3. The team broke the record for margin of victory of 11 set at Denver Country Club in 1982.

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