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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 133                                                       
Tuesday, July 10, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I wasn't really thinking. I just had a few bonehead moves today. But you can move stuff on the tee box, but I've been working on this really low shot for the next two weeks, and there was some fescue in front that was low, and I stepped on it. Right when I did, I thought, oh, my goodness, that might be a penalty. I told my partner, and we asked the rules official, and sure enough it was. It was just one of those things that I wasn't really paying attention or thinking. If we were on the tee box, no problem. But it was just a foot in front, and it's just one of those things. So you take your penalty and you move on. It's happened before, not just at The Open, but a number of times. A lot of times guys just inadvertently do things, and I just wasn't thinking.”

BRAIN TEASER: No one has more birdies at TPC Deere Run than this player who brought his total to 279 going into the 2018 John Deere Classic. Who is he?

WHAT’S IT WORTH? The Royal & Ancient announced the Champion Golfer of the Year will win $1,890,000 at The 147th Open at Carnoustie. The total prize fund will be $10,500,000. Last year’s purse was $10,250,000. If more than 70 professional golfers qualify this year for the final two rounds, additional prize money will be added. Prize money will decrease by $125 per qualifying place above 70 to a minimum of $13,500.

redTHE COLOR OF MONEY: It appears red is the new green when it comes to putters. TaylorMade has devoted resources to the color within its putter line up and now Odyssey is too with the new Red Ball Putter. According to the company, it is specifically designed to address and improve on having the right set up, with the red ball in the scope of the putter.

It addresses two specific areas: proper set up and proper alignment. It has a distinct Red Ball inside the scope of the putter to facilitate an easy alignment to the face. Combined with the black and white framing from Odyssey’s Versa high contrast alignment, it removes the variables in your set up.

Odyssey’s new Red Ball Putters will arrive at retail starting on July 20th. They are priced at $179.99

WINNER’S CLUBS: Kevin Na earned his second official PGA TOUR event in his 370th start of his career. He went 158 starts in between victories. “I've waited a long time for this. Lot of close calls, lot of disappointments. I wasn't sure if it was going to come again. I was hoping it would, sooner than later,” said Na. “ It's an amazing feeling.  I tried not to think about winning. Obviously it seems like I've always tried too hard. I know it's -- I mean, how do you say you tried too hard? What is the difference the fine line between trying too hard and letting it happen? Definitely thinking about that trophy. I was definitely thinking about winning. But I was trying to stay in the moment. I felt really good. I felt relaxed, and I tried -- the front nine I didn't really look at the leaderboard. I mean, sometimes it's so big that it catches your eye. But I really didn't look at it. Then the back nine I was seeing how many shots I had lead because sometimes your play changes. But I just felt great. I just felt relaxed.”

Here are the clubs Kevin Na used to win the 2018 Greenbrier Classic:

Driver: Callaway GBB Epic (9 degrees)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M3 (15 degrees), Titleist 915F (18 degrees)
Hybrids: Titleist 818H2 (21 degrees)
Irons: Titleist 716 T-MB (4-iron), Titleist 718 AP2 (5-PW)
Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (54 degrees), Vokey Prototype (60 degrees)
Putter: Scotty Cameron Futura T5 MB
Ball: Titleist Pro V1x

Kevin Na’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 23
Pars: 42
Bogeys: 6
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 261

Xander Schauffele /2017 Greenbrier Classic:
Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017, 9.5 degrees
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M1 2017, 15 degrees
Irons: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI 2-iron, TaylorMade P750 (4-PW0
Wedges: Vokey Design SM6 gap (52), sand (56) and lob (60) wedges
Putter: Odyssey Works Versa Big T #5
Ball: TaylorMade Tour Preferred X

Xander Schauffele’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 18
Pars: 47
Bogeys: 6
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 266

WEB GEMS:

SO WHAT’S NEXT? Despite closing with a 66 and earning his best finish in more than a year, it appears John Peterson came up one shot short in his bid to extend his PGA Tour career. READ MORE>>>

RECORDS ARE MEANT TO BE BROKEN: Sei Young Kim became the first player in LPGA Tour history to go lower than 30 under in a performance so dominant in the Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic that she now has the tour scoring records all to herself. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I wasn't really thinking. I just had a few bonehead moves today. But you can move stuff on the tee box, but I've been working on this really low shot for the next two weeks, and there was some fescue in front that was low, and I stepped on it. Right when I did, I thought, oh, my goodness, that might be a penalty. I told my partner, and we asked the rules official, and sure enough it was. It was just one of those things that I wasn't really paying attention or thinking. If we were on the tee box, no problem. But it was just a foot in front, and it's just one of those things. So you take your penalty and you move on. It's happened before, not just at The Open, but a number of times. A lot of times guys just inadvertently do things, and I just wasn't thinking.”--Phil Mickelson at the Greenbrier.

No one has more birdies at TPC Deere Run than Zach Johnson who brought his total to 279 after the 2017 John Deere Classic. Steve Stricker is behind him with 260.

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