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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 23                                                         
Wednesday, February 6, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's something that's kind of homemade. As soon as I started golfing I kind of took it upright and with a little hinge in the wrist. And if no one ever filmed my swing I would have totally just thought it was straight back and straight through. So to me it feels fine. And the little hinge, that was, I broke my collar bone sophomore year of high school and I got back and my coach, George, told me I was aimed to the right and so I needed to open up my shoulders and, my shoulders and my hips. So from then on I just started doing that little hitch and it kind of turned into a trademark and a little trigger to start my swing.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2018 Pro-Am portion of the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am?

ARE YOU INTERESTED? Back in November, a deal was announced with Discovery, Inc. and the PGA TOUR for an exclusive multi-year global content partnership with Tiger Woods. Now its Rory McIlroy’s turn. Perhaps his Twitters followers listed at 3.17 million, will be some of the early adopters? McIlory has partnered with Golf Channel and parent company NBC Sports Group to launch GolfPass, a direct-to-consumer membership. READ MORE>>>

FOLLOW THE MONEY: We naturally assume the inequality between men’s and women’s golf is inching together. “If I’m completely honest, I think it’s getting worse,” Mel Reid says. A six-time winner on the European Tour, Reid has just been fitted for new clubs ahead of the 2019 season. After calling up and asking a manufacturer for the two woods which fit best, the response came with abrupt clarity: “We don’t support women’s golf.” Another company, which Reid asked for a set of irons, claimed it only supports men on the European and Challenge Tour. READ MORE>>>

MONEY WOES: A court has placed Mike Weir Wine Inc. into receivership, as the winemaker owes more than $6 million. Court documents say the corporation that produced, marketed and sold wine from a Beamsville-based winery, which closed somewhere around April 2018, owes the Masters champion golfer about $2.2 million and RBC about $4.3 million. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

MULLIGAN? Golf barely made it out of January when it was hit with what must feel like a two-shot penalty. Odds are the negative attention on the new set of modern rules will have subsided before those four glorious days in April during the Masters — unless, of course, the next man in a green jacket makes his final putt with the flagstick in the cup. As for Sergio Garcia? More bad luck. His latest and most serious tantrum — damaging greens out of frustration at the Saudi International — comes in a year when the PGA Championship is held at Bethpage Black, where ruthless galleries can make even the fans at the Phoenix Open blush. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's something that's kind of homemade. As soon as I started golfing I kind of took it upright and with a little hinge in the wrist. And if no one ever filmed my swing I would have totally just thought it was straight back and straight through. So to me it feels fine. And the little hinge, that was, I broke my collar bone sophomore year of high school and I got back and my coach, George, told me I was aimed to the right and so I needed to open up my shoulders and, my shoulders and my hips. So from then on I just started doing that little hitch and it kind of turned into a trademark and a little trigger to start my swing.”--Matthew Wolff, 19-year-old sophomore at Oklahoma State who made his first PGA TOUR start at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. He finished the tournament at -3 and tied for 55th place. Wolff started the tournament with a 67 but followed it up with rounds of 70-72-72.

Kevin Streelman and Larry Fitzgerald are seeking to repeat this week their victory in the Pro-Am portion of the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

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