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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 22                                                         
Tuesday, February 5, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I always think of Jarrod Lyle. I have Leuk the Duck on my hat at all times, so he's always with me. He's along for the ride. So thinking about Griffin Connell, a friend of ours and fan of mine that we lost a little over a year ago. So it's things like that that kind of help put those times in perspective. Life could be a lot worse. And so then you kind of look at things in a positive light and just say, hey, all right, we'll go see what we can figure out and make the best of the situation. It was nice that we were able to play a good final five, six holes and put ourselves in a spot to go get this thing finally going home with us.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player’s perfect streak of par-or-better scores this season was snapped on Sunday at 19. Who is he?

NO STONE UNTURNED? It’s worth noting and thus pointing out a fact that likely has gone completely unnoticed. In the recent Review of Driving Distance – 2018 that was published by our friends at the USGA and R&A there isn’t one reference or mention to weather conditions. Therefore, its safe to say the collective research and data complied by the governing bodies failed to take into account any impact Mother Nature generated with respect to distance. If it was sunny and 80F or 50 degrees and raining, its all the same! Playing at sea level or altitude also wasn’t a factor in recording distance. Think it made any difference on Sunday at the Waste Management Phoenix Open? Rickie Fowler’s driving distance was down 20 yards on Sunday, according to pgatour.com from the previous day!

THE GAME: Golf equipment is primarily, if not exclusively, sold through the promise of more distance. Believe what you want to believe, but the male ego, which is who equipment companies are selling to, always wants more. Rickie Fowler made an equipment change going into 2019 as he put a TaylorMade golf ball in his bag. “It's more a mental thing because the ball's going a decent ways further, I'm getting five more yards on 8-iron, eight or so on 6-iron through 4-iron and probably carrying driver 10 extra yards,” Fowler explained before the Waste Management Phoenix Open. “It goes a decent amount further,” he added when asked for his biggest judgment of the ball. “Obviously it's a proven golf ball, you have multiple guys in the top-10 in the world playing it. So, yeah, I'm having fun getting to see what the benefits are of it for me.”

In 2018, Fowler averaged 299.8 yards off the tee, according to pgatour.com. Last year, he ranked T61 in distance. After the WMPO, Fowler is averaging 302.4 yards, which places him 43rd on the TOUR’s pecking order. He was careful not to mention his driving distance with the new sphere only clubs that no one could track statistically. He knows how the game is played in more ways than one!

NEEHOW! Finnish sporting goods conglomerate Amer Sports – owner of Wilson Sporting Goods, among others – is in the process of being sold to a Chinese group led by athletic apparel giant ANTA Sports Products, LTD, for an estimated $5.2 billion. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

WAR OF WORDS: Justin Rose, the world No 1, has defended his decision to appear in this week’s Saudi Arabia International after one of America’s leading golf analysts accused the top players of being ”ventriloquists for an abhorrent regime.” Brandel Chamblee, the former PGA Tour winner did not hold back when asked about the tournament that will feature four of the world’s top five, pointing the finger not only at the Tour but at the golfers themselves for taking huge appearance fees. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I always think of Jarrod Lyle. I have Leuk the Duck on my hat at all times, so he's always with me. He's along for the ride. So thinking about Griffin Connell, a friend of ours and fan of mine that we lost a little over a year ago. So it's things like that that kind of help put those times in perspective. Life could be a lot worse. And so then you kind of look at things in a positive light and just say, hey, all right, we'll go see what we can figure out and make the best of the situation. It was nice that we were able to play a good final five, six holes and put ourselves in a spot to go get this thing finally going home with us.”--Rickie Fowler

Matt Kuchar’s perfect streak of par-or-better scores this season was snapped at 19. He shot a final round score of 75 at TPC Scottsdale.

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