Subscribe
Font Size
Join our Mailing List
DailyPulse
Home Daily Golf Briefs Daily Pulse for September 13, 2019

golfbiz

Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 174                                                       
Friday, September 13, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Blessed, and the freedoms we have because of people, great people. Not great golfers, but great people around the world when it comes to the military and the police and fire and rescue. So thankful. When you think about a bad season, really was it a bad season? I kept my job and I get to play golf for a living. When I look at it from that perspective it wasn't a bad year at all. It was a thankful year and a grateful year.”

BRAIN TEASER: Since 2010, no player has a better cumulative score to par at The Old White TPC during A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier than this player. In 20 career rounds at this event, he is a combined 50-under par, 11 strokes better than the next best player. Who is he?

CHANGE IS NEVER EASY: One player was willing to share some of his thoughts on the PGA TOUR testing equipment, specifically drivers each week. “I believe that as a fan of golf, forget 15 years on tour, forget professional golfer, doesn't bother me or affect me one bit. I can walk away from the game and be happy as can be,” said Bubba Watson. “So I'm looking as a fan of the game. We're talking about an industry, and not just Ping but other manufacturers, having to now provide more heads, getting more driver heads, more stress because a driver is going to wear in. We all know that. Nonscientists like myself, I still know a driver is a going to wear in.

“Today it could be legal, and next week it could be not. If that comes out, do they call me a cheater the week before? Then when you talk about the headache of trying to fit a driver because one now become illegal, it could be Wednesday trying to fit a driver. One of the things, the only head they might have is ten degrees and I play with eight degrees.

“There is a lot of stress that we don't need. The drivers I'm testing that are hot and we'll say red light, green light, I've only seen like a yard of difference in mine, ball speed, everything. Nothing to make me win a golf tournament because I have a red driver, a hot driver.

“So for me, it's just a headache. As a fan, we're trying to grow the game of golf. If you make a guy on Saturday morning think he's got a hot driver and he's hitting it far, what does it matter? Playing with his buddies, you know, playing for a Coke or a cheeseburger.

“For us, it's just more stress and headache for the companies that are providing for the PGA Tour, USGA, PGA of America, the R&A. Those companies are the ones sponsoring the commercials, paying the bills, and keeping their lights on.

“For me, as a fan of golf, I just don't see it as a as benefit. As a professional, it's just stressful trying to get the driver fit just right. We know it's going to wear in. It's not that you're cheating. It just wears in. The more you practice with a driver the more it's going to wear in. Just more stress we don't need. I've already have enough stress trying to make a three-footer. I've had a lot of ups and downs because of medical issues and stress related, so this is just more for me to be stressed about, I guess.”

WEB GEMS:

GO FIGURE: Rory McIlroy is the PGA Tour player of the year, and even he was a little surprised. In a vote of the players, who presumably gave as much weight to the whole season as the four biggest weeks, McIlroy won the Jack Nicklaus Award over Brooks Koepka. It was the third time McIlroy won the award, and the first time without having won a major. “I’m at a loss for words,” McIlroy said. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Blessed, and the freedoms we have because of people, great people. Not great golfers, but great people around the world when it comes to the military and the police and fire and rescue. So thankful. When you think about a bad season, really was it a bad season? I kept my job and I get to play golf for a living. When I look at it from that perspective it wasn't a bad year at all. It was a thankful year and a grateful year.”--Bubba Watson.

Since 2010, no player has a better cumulative score to par at The Old White TPC during A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier than Kevin Na. In 20 career rounds at this event, Kevin Na is a combined 50-under par, 11 strokes better than the next best player.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF