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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 171                                                       
Tuesday, September 10, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win. Half the people shoot themselves out of it, and mentally I know I can beat most of them, and then from there it's those guys left, who's going to play good and who can win.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many PGA TOUR career victories does Rory McIlroy have?

GOING SAUCY: Over the years what has really changed with wedges? An argument can be made not much, as much as that might manufacturers. On the surface they look the same in terms of shape and finish. However, one company is looking to stand out from the crowd by way of the grooves.

Callaway has introduced JAWS MD5, which it claims are the most aggressive grooves in golf. The latest from the company features a proprietary new JAWS groove that dramatically differs from the previous design in MD4, according to Callaway. The walls, edges and angles are milled into the face to achieve the sharpest edges and tightest tolerances ever achieved by it. JAWS grooves are particularly effective from 80 yards and in, according to the company, producing a player preferred “one hop and stop” trajectory.

Wedge play isn’t subjective with elite players as they look for ways to utilize their clubs multi-dimensionally. According to Callaway, Tour pros asked for a new grind that delivers increased playability around the green while still allowing them to employ the sole’s entire bounce on full shots. Roger Cleveland, Callaway Golf’s Chief Wedge Designer, delivered by increasing the sole-taper and heel relief. The new W Grind is available in two lofts: 58º and 60º. Callaway also updated its C-grind by reducing the bounce angle, widening the middle section of the sole and increasing the heel relief, it said.

These wedges retain the row of four ports and medallions on the back of the head that identify as Callaway wedges immediately. Two premium finish options are available: Platinum Chrome and Tour Grey. The JAWS MD5 debut at retail on September 20th and are priced at $159.99.

DON’T LEAVE HOME WITHOUT IT: An international blue-chip financial giant will bring its name and its services to the Coachella Valley’s PGA Tour event in January. American Express will be the new title sponsor for the 61-year-old desert tour event, The Desert Sun has learned. READ MORE>>>

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BACK TO BUSINE$$: The PGA Tour's offseason is officially over. After two dormant weeks following the season-ending Tour Championship, a new wraparound season is set to begin this week in West Virginia with A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier. Previously played in early July, the tournament moved this year to September and will now kick off an 11-month schedule that will end in August at East Lake. Headlining the 156-man field at The Greenbrier will be Bryson DeChambeau, who at world No. 10 is the highest-ranked player in the field and one of only two players inside the top 25. DeChambeau tied for 14th two years ago in his lone prior appearance at The Greenbrier. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I think sometimes the majors are the easiest ones to win. Half the people shoot themselves out of it, and mentally I know I can beat most of them, and then from there it's those guys left, who's going to play good and who can win.”--Brooks Koepka before the 2019 PGA Championship, which he went on to win.

The win at East Lake Golf Club in his 168th career PGA TOUR start was Rory McIlroy’s 17th career victory. He has surpassed Fred Couple, Tom Weiskopf, Mark O’Meara, Corey Pavin and Hal Sutton to name a few on the career list.

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