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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 161                                                       
Friday, August 17, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Greensboro's kind of always had a special place in my heart because obviously my first Tour win. I'm playing a lot better than I have been early in the year. I'm excited about the way I'm rolling the ball, putting great again. For whatever reason, seems like every week I have a bad round or a bad nine holes that kind of keeps me out of contention. So a big focus this week is staying patient. This is a golf course I had a lot of success on, I love it. It breeds kind of my kind of play hit, hit fairways, hit some greets, lots of wedge opportunities. It's going to turn into a birdie-fest like it always does because the course is in great, shape so you know what you have to do when you step up on the first tee, put the ball in play and give yourself a lot of opportunities. So excited about that and excited about seeing how my game's feeling. After last week at the PGA I kind of found something I thought on the weekend and hopefully it kind of stays in there and gives me a good chance to win this week.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who holds the record for the lowest 18-hole score on the PGA TOUR?

truvisPATRIOTISM: Callaway is looking to tap into a wider/broader market of patriotism. The company is launching new Chrome Soft European Truvis Golf Balls, new Chrome Soft X Truvis Stars & Stripes Golf Balls, and also a re-launch of its Chrome Soft Truvis Stars & Stripes Balls.

Each of these golf balls features the company’s Truvis pattern. In the case of the new European Truvis balls, it incorporates a European-themed white, blue, and yellow design. Both of the Chrome Soft Truvis Stars & Stripes balls include a patriotic red, white, and blue pattern. This is Callaway’s first Chrome Soft X version of the ball, and it is also re-launching a new the Chrome Soft Truvis Stars & Stripes that it originally introduced in May, according to the company, based on popular demand.

This might not be obvious to many, but these balls might be an interesting option with the Ryder Cup around the corner, where Callaway staffers Jim Furyk and Thomas Bjorn will serve as opposing captains. The product will appear at retail starting August 24th with a retail price of $44.99 per dozen.

WEB GEMS:

LOOK WHAT HAPPENED! “To step up and have a 20-footer (at the final hole) and know what it means, when I knocked that putt in it was really special to know that I’m part of a small club on tour,” Snedeker said after becoming the ninth player to record 59 on the PGA tour. “If you’d seen my play yesterday, nobody could see this coming, trust me,” said Snedeker, who “found something” late on Wednesday that helped him synch-up his swing. READ MORE>>>

PEDDLE TO THE METAL: Brandt Snedeker shot 11-under-par 59 in the first round at the Wyndham Championship on Thursday, before vowing to keep attacking at an event with a recent history of very low winning scores. READ MORE>>>

MORE WORK STILL AHEAD: “I better be smiling,” Snedeker said. “I don’t do this every day.” Snedeker, the 2012 FedEx Cup champion, won the Wyndham in 2007. He broke Si Woo Kim’s 2-year-old Wyndham record of 60 and had the best opening round in this event’s history. “The trick for him is, he’s playing great. Now he’s just got to rest, relax and start over tomorrow from scratch and go play three more good rounds,” said Furyk, who also shot a 59 at the BMW Championship in 2013. “It’s awesome to see.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Greensboro's kind of always had a special place in my heart because obviously my first Tour win. I'm playing a lot better than I have been early in the year. I'm excited about the way I'm rolling the ball, putting great again. For whatever reason, seems like every week I have a bad round or a bad nine holes that kind of keeps me out of contention. So a big focus this week is staying patient. This is a golf course I had a lot of success on, I love it. It breeds kind of my kind of play hit, hit fairways, hit some greets, lots of wedge opportunities. It's going to turn into a birdie-fest like it always does because the course is in great, shape so you know what you have to do when you step up on the first tee, put the ball in play and give yourself a lot of opportunities. So excited about that and excited about seeing how my game's feeling. After last week at the PGA I kind of found something I thought on the weekend and hopefully it kind of stays in there and gives me a good chance to win this week.” --Brandt Snedeker before he opened with a round of 59 at the Wynham Championship.

Jim Furyk holds the record with a 58. Furyk also has a 59, the only player with two sub-60

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