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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 150                                                       
Thursday, August 2, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Honestly, I think they have a better developmental program from juniors. The Korean girls are dominating. They have a national team. Golf is an expensive sport. They pay for that. They travel to different countries and play a bunch, and I feel like one of the things that the U. S. doesn't have is a national team and somebody to help the girls and the boys kind of grow through that process. In Korea, I know that they have to play two years on the Korean LPGA before they even come to the States. So they've already been a pro before they come to our tour. So as you call them rookies, they've won, you know, like 10 times professionally. And that's a huge advantage.”

BRAIN TEASER: He has made 12 starts this season and recorded four top 10s and eight top 25s. He has made $2.14 million, so far, and is ranked 47th in the FedExCup rankings. Who is he?

WHO WILL BUY IT? Condé Nast, the company behind Vogue, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker and Golf Digest, lost $120 million last year and plans to put three of its remaining magazines up for sale.  Condé Nast has gone through fits and starts as it has sought to revise its corporate identity for the digital age. The main obstacle, though, has been the loss in print readers and advertising dollars. Circulation continued to go down through May of this year, with Glamour, GQ, Allure, Architectural Digest and Golf Digest decreasing by 6 percent or more, according to MPA, the Association of Magazine Media. Based in part on the recommendation of Boston Consulting Group, the three magazines that the company will try to sell are Brides, Golf Digest and W, the three executives said. READ MORE>>>

SOFT BALL: SRIXON has launched its new Soft Feel golf ball. Believe it or not, but this marks the 11th generation (!) of the Soft Feel. The latest features an upgraded dimple pattern, softer cover and upgraded core.

“The all-new Soft Feel was designed to help players maximize their distance off the tee, while providing even better feel and control,” said Jeff Brunski, Vice President of Research and Development. “The latest generation of Soft Feel accomplishes this goal offering a lower compression ball for incredible distance, but a softer cover to provide that greenside performance all players crave. The Soft Feel provides all-around performance at an incredible value which really separates this golf ball from the rest.”

According to the company, the energetic gradient growth core technology provides a high-launch, low spin trajectory off the tee. The upgraded dimple pattern reduces drag and cuts through the wind for more accuracy and consistency on every shot. A softer, thinner cover promotes more greenside spin and feel on all pitches, chips and putts, Srixon said.

The Srixon Soft Feel is available in Soft White and Tour Yellow and launched in North America on August 1, 2018, at a MAP of $19.99 per dozen.

WEB GEMS:

CREAM AND SUGAR? Francesco Molinari’s road to major success started with a coffee. When Molinari met elite performance coach Dave Alred at the start of 2016, the Italian golfer was ranked 78th in the world. Fast forward two years and Molinari is now ranked sixth and has won three of his past six tournaments, including last month’s British Open. “I was looking for a different figure in my staff,” Molinari said on Wednesday, in a telephone interview with The Associated Press. “I was looking for someone who could help me get more out of my training, out of my practice. We had some common friends that got us in touch.” READ MORE>>>

BIG TESTS A HEAD: About to embark on the most hectic stretch of golf he has played in years, Tiger Woods said Wednesday he began to realize a few months ago that this was possible -- and he prepared for it. Woods, who qualified at the last minute for this week's WGC-Bridgestone Invitational by moving into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, is looking at playing five of the next six tournaments, including the PGA Championship next week in St. Louis. READ MORE>>>

DO YOU BELIEVE? In a year of evolution, Tiger Woods has slowly built up his body, his world ranking, his confidence. With each tweak and change to his swing, workouts, shafts and settings of his driver and 3-wood, with a new putter and irons in his bag, Tiger’s tempered expectations due to his fused back and two-year absence from the PGA Tour have changed tone. Along the way, he stacked up moral victories despite a few pitfalls. But as the rhythm and cadence of playing professional golf became more constant, as his shots with every club became more reliable, his play became more efficient. Now he’s expecting something else. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Honestly, I think they have a better developmental program from juniors. The Korean girls are dominating. They have a national team. Golf is an expensive sport. They pay for that. They travel to different countries and play a bunch, and I feel like one of the things that the U. S. doesn't have is a national team and somebody to help the girls and the boys kind of grow through that process. In Korea, I know that they have to play two years on the Korean LPGA before they even come to the States. So they've already been a pro before they come to our tour. So as you call them rookies, they've won, you know, like 10 times professionally. And that's a huge advantage.”--Jessica Korda, the highest ranked American in this week’s Ricoh Women’s British Open, on the Korean domination of the women’s professional game.

Tiger Woods has made 12 starts this season and recorded four top 10s and eight top 25s. He has made $2.14 million, so far, and is ranked 47th in the FedExCup rankings.

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