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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 197                                                       
Tuesday, October 9, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The Europeans did a great thing, they did the opposite of what we do when we have the Ryder Cup here. The fairways were 14 to 16 yards wide. Ben Hogan, who is the greatest ball-striker of all time, had a five percent margin of error. So if you hit the ball 300 yards, which we all hit it more than that, you need to have a 30-yard wide fairway to be able to hit it. The fact is they had brutal rough, almost unplayable, and it's not the way I play. And I'm 48. I'm not going to play tournaments with rough like that anymore, it's a waste of my time. I'm going to play courses that are playable and that I can play aggressive, attacking, make a lot of birdies, style of golf I like to play.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many father and son combinations have won on the PGA TOUR?

THE POWER OF PINK: October is known for breast cancer awareness month throughout North America. Callaway has launched its new Chrome Soft Truvis Pink Golf Balls. As part of the launch Callaway is making a donation in support of the Morgan Pressel Foundation, which provides patient care and research in the fight against breast cancer (more info on the Morgan Pressel Foundation here).

The Chrome Soft Truvis Pink features all of Callaway’s key Truvis technologies in a white-pink design, along with the Graphene-infused DualSoft Fast Core. The pricing is set at $44.99 per dozen.

WINNER’S CLUBS: You’ll never believe it! Kevin Tway, Brand Snedeker and Ryan Moore finished in a three-way tie at the Safeway Open with a score that was one shot higher than what won the event a year ago! Damn those golf ball manufacturers. To hell with the equipment engineers!! Technology is the devil himself!! The distance balls are traveling is clearly having a major impact on the outcome of PGA TOUR events!!!! Fingers crossed the powers that be at the ruling bodies wake up and investigate this travesty immediately.

14-under was good enough to make it to a sudden death playoff where Kevin Tway won on the third extra hole. It is his first PGA TOUR victory in his 91st start. “It's a little harder than most people think,” said Tway who didn’t find the winner’s circle until he was 30-years old. “Those guys are really good to come out and get that many wins that young. I don't think I was mature enough to do that at that age. I'm still kind of immature, but I'm kind of getting there. But it's a lot harder than you think to win. I've been doing this a long time and it's been a long road, but it's nice to finally get here.”

Here is what Kevin Tway had in the bag to win the 2018 Safeway Classic:

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2017 (9 degrees)
Fairway Woods: TaylorMade M2 2017 (15 degrees)
Irons: Mizuno MP-H5 (2), JPX 919 Forged (3, 4), JPX 919 Tour (5-9) 
Wedges:  Mizuno T7 (47 degrees), Titleist Vokey Design SM7 (54, 60 degrees),
Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour Red
Ball: Titleist Pro V1

Kevin Tway’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 19
Pars: 48
Bogeys: 5
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 274

WEB GEMS:

SHARK BITES: “I hope they don’t put all their eggs in one basket again and be all Tiger and forget about all this other wonderful, fantastic talent even coming out of Korea and Japan and South Africa and Australia. Unbelievable amount of talent bubbling up around the world, and I’d hate to see them get lost again in that Tiger talk.” READ MORE>>>

FURYK SETS THE RECORD STRAIGHT: "When I started looking at who [Tiger] would pair well with, I kept coming back to Patrick Reed. There was always the idea that we could go Tiger and [Justin Thomas] and Patrick and Jordan, but ultimately they knew going into the week, weeks in advance, they knew they would start the Ryder Cup with Patrick and Tiger being partners.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The Europeans did a great thing, they did the opposite of what we do when we have the Ryder Cup here. The fairways were 14 to 16 yards wide. Ben Hogan, who is the greatest ball-striker of all time, had a five percent margin of error. So if you hit the ball 300 yards, which we all hit it more than that, you need to have a 30-yard wide fairway to be able to hit it. The fact is they had brutal rough, almost unplayable, and it's not the way I play. And I'm 48. I'm not going to play tournaments with rough like that anymore, it's a waste of my time. I'm going to play courses that are playable and that I can play aggressive, attacking, make a lot of birdies, style of golf I like to play.”--Phil Mickelson. So if he stays true to his word does that mean the U.S. Open, often known for its rough, is off his schedule?

Kevin Tway and his Dad, Bob, became the 10th Father-Son duo to win on the PGA TOUR

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