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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 203                                                       
Wednesday, October 17, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't have anything to prove, but I still have golf. I still want to improve my own game, I still want to play to the best I can play. I don't think I need to prove anything, but I love competing, I love winning or being in the hunt. As long as I can do that, I think you're going to see me out here”.

BRAIN TEASER: What country hosts the next PGA TOUR event?

THINGS THAT SHOULD MAKE YOU GO HUMMMMM: Another season has begun on the PGA TOUR. The off-season goes by too fast! Two out of 46 events in the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season) are already complete and yet another FedExCup race has begun. Whether fans are ready for it or not?

Next year, there will be changing coming to the rulebook as there have been in previous years. Will it have an impact on performance at the elite level? Maybe for some and not so for others. Anyone know what Tim Clark is up to these days? The two-time winner on the PGA TOUR was last seen in 2006.

Scoring is the ultimate acid test for any player. Has there been any significant change for the best of the best? You be the judge. In the 2017/18 season, Dustin Johnson had the lowest scoring average on the PGA TOUR at 68.698. How does that compare to the previous year or years? Jordan Spieth was the low man in the 2016/17 season at 68.846. It’s the equivalent of splitting hairs in considering the difference. The previous season, no one was better than DJ who came in at 69.172.

Looking further back, Matt Kuchar held the lowest scoring average in 2010 at 69.606. Tiger Woods was the man back in 2005. His scoring average that year was 68.655. In 2000, Woods’ scoring average was 67.794. If you go back to 1990, Greg Norman led the TOUR in scoring with 69.099. The reason for going through this exercise is to point out the relationship distance has had on scoring. Or for that matter the lack of it. Norman’s scoring was pre-ProV1 era. Dustin Johnson uses a TaylorMade ball. So you decide whether distance is rewriting the record books or making a mockery of scoring. History doesn’t seem to suggest that has been the case!!

SEEING (TOO MUCH) RED? Here is another take on the topic of scoring, if you’re interested? It looks at winning scores on the PGA TOUR and offers some ideas that factor into the end result that few have considered. The gatekeepers to the game want to blame distance, yet are there other factors that have been ignored in this debate? READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

HAVE CLUBS WILL TRAVEL? The strength of field for the CIMB Classic was the same as it was last year, with one exception that Anirban Lahiri nearly found out the hard way. Lahiri had gone to Malaysia the previous five years and he noted that the field — with the top 60 players available from the FedEx Cup — had always gone below 100. Lahiri finished last year at No. 99 and figured there was nothing to worry about. And then there was. While playing a practice round in Florida with Branden Grace, a conversation about alternates for the CJ Cup led Lahiri to realize he wasn’t in Malaysia. The Indian-born Lahiri didn’t bother asking for a sponsor exemption because he didn’t think he needed one. After a series of withdrawals, Lahiri was up to first alternate on Sunday before the tournament. Now what? READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: I don't have anything to prove, but I still have golf. I still want to improve my own game, I still want to play to the best I can play. I don't think I need to prove anything, but I love competing, I love winning or being in the hunt. As long as I can do that, I think you're going to see me out here.”--Bernhard Langer

South Korea is the host country for the next PGA TOUR event: THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES

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