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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 213                                                       
Wednesday, October 31, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “My thoughts on the World Ranking have been the same, forever. Playing good golf and winning golf tournaments takes care of your ranking. That's all there is to it. It's very simple. It's a good barometer to see where you stand in golf right now, but it's obviously a great accolade and a great honor to be world No. 1 and I'd love to get back there one day. It's not a goal, because there's other goals that you want to attain and achieve, and if you do those then that No. 1 ranking is just a byproduct of all those other goals that you achieved. I don't have any real desire for that. I obviously want to get back to No. 1, but it's about winning golf tournaments and playing well and playing consistent golf.”

BRAIN TEASER: They say you always remember the first. Can you name Tiger Woods’ first of 80 PGA TOUR career victories?

NEED MORE SPEED? Cobra Golf has introduced the 2019 KING F9 SPEEDBACK family, including Drivers & Fairways. The KING F9 driver, features SPEEDBACK Technology, which combines a highly aerodynamic clubhead shape with low Center of Gravity, according to the company. SPEEDBACK is said to be f9an efficient aerodynamic shape and an engineered weight structure on the sole, which improves club speed. COBRA engineers raised the perimeter skirt, aft (tail) and crown, and rounded the leading edges to reduce drag and improve speed and stability.

“This year, COBRA engineers have taken aerodynamic performance to the next level. We believe we’ve found the ultimate formula for speed as true aerodynamic innovation and low CG has never been combined this successfully,” said Tom Olsavsky, Vice President of R&D, COBRA Golf. “Our SPEEDBACK Technology blends a more efficient aerodynamic shape with a lower, deeper CG, and our thinnest, hottest CNC Milled Face design to deliver unparalleled speed, distance and precision in our F9 Metalwoods.”

The KING F9 SPEEDBACK driver (MAP $449) & Fairways (along with the full KING F9 family of products including irons & hybrids) will continue to employ COBRA CONNECT Powered by Arccos.
  
The new KING F9 SPEEDBACK Hybrids, and the KING F9 SPEEDBACK Irons also utilize COBRA’s SPEEDBACKTM technology. “It cannot be overstated just how technologically advanced the KING F9 SPEEDBACK Irons are,” said Olsavsky. “Golfers have typically been forced to choose between distance or forgiveness in their game improvement irons. If you wanted more distance, then you sacrificed forgiveness, and vice versa. With the new SPEEDBACK irons golfers can have their cake and eat it too. Never has a game improvement iron set had the perfect blend of distance and forgiveness, until now.”

All F9 products are available at retail at online, January 18, 2019.

PARTNERS: The PGA TOUR and Technogym have struck a deal. Technogym is the new Official Supplier of the PGA TOUR Player Performance Centers. Hands up if you’ve ever heard of Technogym?

“We are very proud to have been chosen to provide fitness equipment for the PGA TOUR,” said Nerio Alessandri, Founder and CEO of Technogym. Money clearly had little if anything, to do with it! “This important achievement is an acknowledgment of our commitment to research and innovation in developing smart connected products and maintaining quality standards. Technogym is the reference brand for the world’s most successful sport teams and elite athletes, and we look forward to building a lasting relationship with the PGA TOUR.”

The Player Performance Centers include four traveling fitness and wellness centers with two dedicated to performance and training and two dedicated to therapy and recovery. Each Player Performance Center will be equipped with SKILLRUNs, a performance treadmill designed for both fitness training and rehabilitation. It is both a motorized and non-motorized treadmill, which allows it to be instantly changed from cardiovascular training to power training, according to the company.

“We are excited to bring a globally recognized fitness equipment brand like Technogym to the PGA TOUR,” said Brian Oliver, Executive Vice President Corporate Partnerships at the PGA TOUR. “Since first being introduced on TOUR in 1985, the Player Performance Centers have become an extremely popular and important benefit for our members. As training regimens continue to advance in golf, Technogym will help ensure the needs of these world-class athletes are being met.”

BACK TO OLD FAITHFUL! ECCO Golf has launched the next generation of its popular BIOM range of footwear with the launch of the BIOM G3, which showcase, it promises, an evolution of comfort, style and innovation. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

CREAM OF THE CROP: Aaron Wise was named the PGA Tour’s rookie of the year on Tuesday after posting four top 10 finishes, including his first career win at the AT&T Byron Nelson. READ MORE>>>

A DEAL GETS DONE: The British Masters has been saved following an 11th hour deal that will see Tommy Fleetwood take on the role of host at the historic event which will be played in May next year. READ MORE>>>

BACK TO BUSINESS: “I’m excited about trying to get my game back in shape,” Furyk said. “I’m going to try to play three in a row, and use those three events to evaluate where I’m at. That will give me a little body of work to see what I need to improve, see where things are at. I don’t have any expectations,” he said. “I expect to be rusty.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “My thoughts on the World Ranking have been the same, forever. Playing good golf and winning golf tournaments takes care of your ranking. That's all there is to it. It's very simple. It's a good barometer to see where you stand in golf right now, but it's obviously a great accolade and a great honor to be world No. 1 and I'd love to get back there one day. It's not a goal, because there's other goals that you want to attain and achieve, and if you do those then that No. 1 ranking is just a byproduct of all those other goals that you achieved. I don't have any real desire for that. I obviously want to get back to No. 1, but it's about winning golf tournaments and playing well and playing consistent golf.”--Rory McIlroy.

Tiger Woods’ first PGA TOUR victory came in 1996 at what was then called the Las Vegas Invitational. He was 27 under par for five rounds. The victory came with $297,000. He beat Davis Love III in a playoff.

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