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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 132                                                       
Monday, July 9, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't remember what drove me in my 20s. I played playing and competing. I still love to compete. You definitely become more reflective later in years, like why am I out here? Do I want to keep doing this? Do I want to hole 6-footers the next ten years? Hopefully I'll hole a few of them. It's a hard sport, especially when it's not going well. My motivations are different. Like I say, they were never about money. I was lucky things came easily enough and early enough in my career where I could focus on trying to be the best I could be and I suppose I'm still trying to be the best I can be.”

BRAIN TEASER: Kevin Na earned his second career PGA TOUR victory at the 2018 A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Can you name where he picked up his first?

EARLY ADOPTER? The golf industry loves new products. It’s the revenue lifeblood for equipment companies and retailers. Needless to say, its also sweet music to those that considers themselves early adopters. Inside this strategy is often found Tour validation for the latest and greatest to help entice the masses to try something new. However, not everyone that plays on the PGA TOUR is quick to change clubs simply for the sake of change.

Graeme McDowell recently experienced something many others outside the ropes have. His golf clubs were misplaced, by the airlines, which impacted his chances to qualify for the Open Championship. The 2010 U.S. Open Champ revealed that he isn’t an early adopter; despite the fact he doesn’t have to pay for his equipment!

“My equipment is kind of old generation stuff. My irons are three years old. My driver is a couple years old. I really don't play with a lot of up-to-date equipment,” he said in explaining the possibility to replace his lost clubs. “A lot of the stuff would have been very difficult to replace. Like the irons I use, Srixon won't carry those on the truck anymore. The wedges I use, Cleveland, they won't be on the truck anymore. The putter is 15 years old,” McDowell reveled.

It’s a good thing equipment companies or retailers don’t have to count on McDowell buying from them. However, they do want him to help sell products!

HASKINS AND NICKLAUS AWARD WINNER TALK EQUIPMENT: “I've been playing Callaway equipment ever since Nike exited the equipment business. Leading up to turning pro, there were two options: To sign with Callaway or go without an equipment deal. That kind of depended on the clothing brand I went with. Choosing Travis Mathew was basically a package deal with Callaway, which was easy to decide on because I really like their apparel and was already using Callaway equipment.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

ITS ONLY MONEY! The intrigue around a couple of recent pairings has Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods negotiating a high-stakes exhibition round between the two. READ MORE>>>

THE NEED FOR SPEED: An alternative view on how distance gains have been achieved and it has nothing to do with the ball or the club. READ MORE>>>

BAD BOY? Phil Mickelson, for the second time in as many starts, was penalized for a rules violation. The latest incident came during the READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don't remember what drove me in my 20s. I played playing and competing. I still love to compete. You definitely become more reflective later in years, like why am I out here? Do I want to keep doing this? Do I want to hole 6-footers the next ten years? Hopefully I'll hole a few of them. It's a hard sport, especially when it's not going well. My motivations are different. Like I say, they were never about money. I was lucky things came easily enough and early enough in my career where I could focus on trying to be the best I could be and I suppose I'm still trying to be the best I can be.”--2010 U.S Open champ, Graeme McDowell last week at the Irish Open.

Kevin Na claimed his second PGA TOUR title 158 start. His first victory came at the 2011 Shriners Hospitals for Children Open.

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