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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 21                                                         
Monday, February 4, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I can tell you that there is not a tournament on the PGA TOUR schedule that has not been here and looked at every single facet and element of this tournament and tried to find some nuggets, find some ingredients to take back and apply into their own market. But there is only one Waste Management Phoenix Open. There's nothing like it. Not just in golf but I put it up against any event in sport.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player is sitting at 499 cuts made on the PGA TOUR. Can you name him?

clownsANOTHER SWING AND A MISS: They just can’t seem to help themselves. As much as the 2019 roll out of the rules were intended to simplify the game it seems to have once again missed the mark. Players have voiced their displeasure over the knee drop rule and already there are multiple incidents involving caddies. The stewards of the game have made a mockery of it in just a month since the debut of their work. Am I the only one that believes Bryson DeChambeau has uncovered more scientific research regarding leaving the flagstick in when putting than the so-called powers that be? Has the game gotten faster? Given the rich history of the USGA/R&A I am not on a shaky limb. Case in point, what has the 2010 modified groove rule proved? Has the anchored stroke impacted scoring? It’s clearly made a difference to South African Tim Clark, who is no longer playing game fully employed on the PGA TOUR. The two-time career winner on TOUR with earnings of nearly $24 million was last seen, ironically, at the 2016 ‘CareerBuilders’ Challenge missing the cut.

SMARTER THAN THIS? If you’ve seen the new Honma commercial featuring Justin Rose, perhaps you’re like me and wondering what were they thinking. The gist of it, for those that may not have seen it, is summarized by Rose who states he switched to Honma to get better. Consider he was ranked #1 in the world when he was paid, I mean joined Honma so it seems a little rich. Can he improve? Certainly. But his world ranking, as history has shown from previous #1s, is more than likely to slip sooner than later and thus implies he is actually worse than better!

EVERYBODY WINS? TaylorMade Golf Company and Parsons Xtreme Golf announced a settlement was reached of the pending patent litigation and related patent disputes between the parties. Under the terms, each company will have specified rights to make club products under patent cross-licenses.

"I’m pleased that we were able to reach an acceptable and amicable resolution to put this case behind us so we can continue focusing on bringing industry leading equipment innovations to the golfer," stated David Abeles, TaylorMade Golf, CEO. "As a golf equipment innovator, PXG will continue to pursue research and development and obtain patents for our novel club designs in the iron technology space. We will not hesitate to assert those patents in the future," said Bob Parsons, PXG, CEO.

WEB GEMS:

R.I.P.: Alice Dye, the Indianapolis golf legend credited with the famous island green on TPC Sawgrass who quietly used a club to break down barriers for women, has died. She was 91. Married nearly 70 years to Pete Dye, a world-renowned golf course designer, Alice Dye never was the honorary sidekick in his projects. She was the inspiration and architect of many of the couple's 130 high-profile championship courses -- from Franciacorta Golf Club in Italy to Whistling Straits in Wisconsin to The Citrus Golf Club in California. READ MORE>>>

ONE OF A KIND: But what exactly makes the WMPO what it is? Is it a golf tournament or a giant fiesta? READ MORE>>>

WINNING NEVER GETS OLD: Dustin Johnson won the inaugural Saudi International powered by SBIA by two strokes on Sunday and claim his sixth European Tour title. READ MORE>>>

DRAMA! Sergio Garcia faces the threat of a European Tour ban after he admitted purposefully damaging five greens at the Saudi International on Saturday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I can tell you that there is not a tournament on the PGA TOUR schedule that has not been here and looked at every single facet and element of this tournament and tried to find some nuggets, find some ingredients to take back and apply into their own market. But there is only one Waste Management Phoenix Open. There's nothing like it. Not just in golf but I put it up against any event in sport.”--PGA TOUR commissioner, Jay Monahan.

Phil Mickelson had rounds of 68 and 75 and failed to record his 500th official made cut on TOUR last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He has won the WMPO three times (1996, 2005, 2013) and set the record in 2019 for the most career starts (30) at it.

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