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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 154                                                       
Thursday, August 15 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I was pretty bitter there for a while. But you see a lot of guys that were using the belly or long putter that are putting great now. I'm so proud of that because I was so upset with that decision, and I still don't think it's right. But it's good to prove them wrong.”

BRAIN TEASER: There is the only ONE player to qualify for the BMW Championship every year during the FedExCup era. Who is he?

SCREW JOB: TaylorMade Golf Company has added the TP Patina Putter Collection to its line up. According to the company, it’s a modern take on a classic tppatinadesign, built with TaylorMade’s Pure Roll insert. The third-generation release of the TP Putter Collection features new signature TP screws that securely fasten the Pure Roll insert to the putter face. Through this process, according to the company, it voids and air pockets beneath the insert are minimized, creating an improved and solid feel on impact. 

New to the TP Patina Putter Collection, is the TP adjustable weight system that enables the TP sole weights to be unique to each stock length to hit a specific swing weight. Weights ranging from 2.5, 5, 7.5, 10, 15 and 20 grams are available for sale separately. The entire TP Patina Collection is available in 34” and 35” lengths in both RH & LH models. Each putter comes equipped stock with a KBS CT Taper Stepless Chrome Putter shaft and a Super Stroke Pistol GT 1.0 grip at an MSRP of $249.99 USD.

STEADY AS SHE GOES: According to Callaway Golf, market conditions for global equipment sales have varied widely. “ The U.S. market is roughly flat,” reported Callaway Golf CEO, Chip Brewer recently to Wall Street analysts. “ Japan was down about 8%. Europe is actually up 8% year-to-date. We look at the markets kind of broadly; I'd characterize them, as roughly flat which is roughly consistent with my expectations going into the year. And we see the markets remaining in a good position going into the back half of the year. So no real change in expectations. They're performing consistent with expectations, and we anticipate that continuing.”

THE ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE: It was over. BMW would pull away from title-sponsoring what is now called the BMW Championship after the final putt dropped this week at Medinah Country Club. Instead the German automotive giant would sink its U.S. golf sponsorship money into the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits. The PGA Tour and Western Golf Association would continue hunting for a new title sponsor. Sources told the Tribune on Tuesday that BMW will renew as the title sponsor of the annual FedEx Cup playoff event. The price tag: $15 million to $18 million a year. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

CHANGE IS CONSTANT: This could go down as one of the most memorable years in golf. Tiger Woods won the Masters following four surgeries on his back and just two years after he feared he might never compete again. The Open was not held in Britain for the first time in 68 years. Two players went from college to PGA Tour winners in a span of two months. And the PGA Tour might finally get around to doing something about pace of play. The Player Advisory Council is meeting this week during the BMW Championship, and slow play is on the agenda. The Tour all along had planned on the final PAC meeting of the year to be devoted entirely to solutions for a problem that apparently has no quick fix or it would have been fixed a long time ago. So this could take some time. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I was pretty bitter there for a while. But you see a lot of guys that were using the belly or long putter that are putting great now. I'm so proud of that because I was so upset with that decision, and I still don't think it's right. But it's good to prove them wrong.”--Defending BMW Champ Keegan Bradley.

Phil Mickelson is the ONLY player to qualify for the BMW Championship every year during the FedExCup era.

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