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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 153                                                       
Wednesday, August 14 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think it starts with players talking about it and that's how things change. I think that's how a lot of things with the tour change. Players see things and they view problems and you know they come up with solutions, and that's the phase we are trying to get into right now.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many players moved from outside the top 70 going into the Northern Trust and into the field for this week’s BMW Championship?

IT’S IN THE BAG: It’s hard to get excited about a golf bag. But that isn’t the way everyone feels!  “I’m absolutely pumped for the new tour bag,” said Justin Thomas. “We’ve been asking for a fresh, new look and the designers came through big. I love the blacked-out design with the red zippers – and that white Titleist script just pops. You can tell they’ve taken our feedback and thought about every little detail. It’s really slick.”

Titleist has updated its Tour bag. According to the company, it incorporated feedback from tour players and their caddies and PGA golf professionals. The new Tour Bag offers a glimpse into Titleist’s forthcoming 2020 Jet Black Collection that will feature products ranging from stand bags and cart bags to leather headcovers and umbrellas. Stay tuned!!

SOMETHING OLD, SOMETHING NEW? TaylorMade announced the second generation of its Milled Grind Wedges – Milled Grind 2 (MG2). It features a new raw face designed for spin. Similar to its predecessor and found in the new P·7TW irons is the company’s CNC milling technology.  ZTP Raw Grooves offer sharper, deeper and narrower grooves and a sharper radius, which further combined with a rougher surface from the laser etching between the grooves, enable the golfer to create more friction between the clubface and the ball generating more greenside spin, according to the company.

“Our Tour Players have long benefited from the performance raw wedges offer and it’s great to now be able to offer these performance gains to golfers of all levels. We’re confident they will enjoy the look, feel and performance that a raw face has to offer,” said Bill Price, Senior Director of Product Creation, Putters & Wedges.

In addition TaylorMade has also announced the addition of the Hi-Toe Big Foot wedges. First launched at the beginning of 2018, now welcome a game-improvement option with Hi-Toe Big Foot. “We have one of the best wedge line-ups on the market but realized that there was still one golfer out there that wasn’t catered for, with Big Foot we now have a game improvement wedge that’s easier to play regardless of course conditions, especially for those who struggle out of bunkers. The Hi-Toe Family of wedges now cover every aspect of the game; versatility, playability and game improvement,” said Price.

WEB GEMS:

THE FINAL PUSH: “I think energy levels are going to be key over the next couple of weeks, especially with how hot it’s going to be in Atlanta. (It’s about trying) to find that balance between resting but still getting enough work in so that you feel like your game is where it needs to be,” said McIlroy. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I think it starts with players talking about it and that's how things change. I think that's how a lot of things with the tour change. Players see things and they view problems and you know they come up with solutions, and that's the phase we are trying to get into right now.”--Brooks Koepka on the matter of slow play.

Four players moved from outside the top 70 and into the field for this week’s BMW Championship They are: Harold Varner III, Troy Merritt, Wyndham Clark and Joaquin Niemann. The four that lost a spot were Sergio Garcia, Danny Lee, Matthew Wolff and Kevin Streelman.

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