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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 208                                                       
Wednesday, October 24, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “My wife always said I was good at two things — playing golf and flapping your gums.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player ended 2017, ranked99th in the world. Now he resides inside the top 10. Can you name him?

MYTH BUSTER? The popular belief is that you must hit the ball a long way in order to be successful in the professional game. The game isn’t as one-dimensional as it often gets portrayed. Try this one on for size! Ryan Armour ranked 74th (out of 75 players) for driving distance (all drives) en route to his victory at the 2017 Sanderson Farms Championship. His 264.0 average drive from the tee is the shortest ever recorded by a winner at the tournament since 2003. He chose to lay-up on 17 of 20 (85%) going for it holes at the CC of Jackson, marking the third highest lay-up percentage among winners on TOUR since 2003.

Analytics has become a trusted tool in discovering ways to shoot lower scores. However, the club that can be the greatest equalizer in all of this is typically the putter. Case in point, 84.3% of Armour’s total strokes gained for the week, last year, were a result of both his approach to the green and putting performances at the CC of Jackson. His performance on the back 9 was nothing short of phenomenal, making 273’ 10” in total putts and outperformed the field by +7.05 in SG: Putting. Armour’s 441’ 3” total feet of putts made was the 12th most by a winner in the ShotLink era.

Armour was ranked 321st in the world prior to his victory in Jackson, Mississippi So its still safe to say the old adage still holds true: Drive for show and putt for dough!

MONEY MAKES THE WORLD GO AROUND! Callaway Golf Company is slated to report third-quarter 2018 results on Oct 24, after the market closes. Driven by strong demand and product lineup, shares of Callaway Golf have gained 60.5% over the past year, outperforming the industry’s rally of 5.5%. Meanwhile, high costs of operations and expenses related to acquisitions have been hurting the company’s margins and are expected to affect third-quarter earnings. Let us look deeper into factors that are likely to have shaped Callaway Golf’s top and bottom line in the third quarter. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

POLITICS: Chinese players on the elite U.S. professional women’s golf tour have pulled out of this week’s tournament in Taiwan at the 11th hour, after being told by someone “high up” in China to skip the event, sources familiar with the situation told Reuters. They said world number nine Shanshan Feng and rookie Yu Liu were told during last weekend’s event in Shanghai that they should not play in the Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship, which starts in Taipei on Thursday. China, which views self-ruled Taiwan as a wayward province, has ramped up pressure to assert its sovereignty. Ties have deteriorated since 2016, when President Tsai Ing-wen of the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party came to power. The United States sent two warships through the Taiwan Strait on Monday in its second such operation this year, as its military steps up the frequency of transits through the busy strategic waterway, despite opposition from China. READ MORE>>>

HIS OWN WORDS: Paul Azinger used to say for years that the only thing that made a player choke was cash or prestige. So he’s not afraid to use the word “choke.” Just don’t expect to hear it when he takes over for Johnny Miller on NBC Sports next year. Azinger has pledged to call the shots the way he sees them — that’s the advice Miller has given him — but he has a different perspective when it comes to his vocabulary. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “My wife always said I was good at two things — playing golf and flapping your gums,”--Paul Azinger

Bryson DeChambeau ended 2017 ranked 99th in the world and is now the 7th best player on the globe.

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