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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 194                                                       
Thursday, October 10, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I came out and had two good rounds out of four. I didn't obviously compete, but the road back to playing well is a process, and this week was a good start on that process, and I'm looking forward to going to Korea and continuing improving. I identified a few areas to continue to work on, but there were some areas of strength as well. Flew a lot of wedges and short irons the right number. My short irons have not been sharp the last six, eight months. They were much, much better. I hit a lot of good putts the first and fourth rounds, online. Didn't make a ton, but I hit a lot of good putts. I had a rough putting week the second and third rounds. I'll work on that. My iron play, my chipping was much better. I hit a lot more fairways, too.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last company to sponsor the Houston Open?

IN GOLF WE TRUST: As yesterday’s issue noted, Topgolf is exploring a public offering. It’s a natural progression within its financial structure. It should be interesting to see how the company portrays itself to the investment community. As its name implies, golf would seem to be the central theme. Yet, golf hasn’t delivered a compelling growth platform and that will be a challenge in convincing investors for its valuation. Real estate, technology along with food and beverage are also components of the story. So how much will or won’t golf influence investor sentiment or make or break a deal?

BALL GOES TOO FAR: For those that feel the ball goes too far, ask yourself which club is more important to scoring: driver or putter? This might surprise you but since 2006, the Houston Open champions have combined to only miss 14 putts from inside 5 feet and Hunter Mahan (2012), Matt Jones (2014) and J.B. Holmes (2015) are the only winners at this event to make every putt from within 5 feet.

Matt Jones (2014) made 98.39% of putts from inside 10 feet (61 of 62), marking the third best putts make percentage from this distance by a PGA TOUR winner since 2003 (4 measured rounds).

WEB GEMS:

FATHER TIME? Phil Mickelson has never played this much golf this late in the year since the PGA Tour began a new season in October instead of January. He’s never had this much of a reason. Mickelson is running out of time to show why U.S. captain Tiger Woods should pick him for the Presidents Cup. At stake is a streak that is unlikely to be matched. Mickelson has played on 24 consecutive Ryder Cup and Presidents Cup teams, qualifying for 20 of them. The last time he wasn’t on a team was 1993, the year Justin Thomas and Jordan Spieth were born. READ MORE>>>

ITS TIME: There will be no more “play it again, Sam.” Nearly 50 years after he turned professional, Sam Torrance has called time on his competitive career. The man who holds the record for most appearances on the European Tour and gave us an iconic moment as he raised his arms skywards on the 18th green at The Belfry in 1985 after holing the winning putt in a Ryder Cup has officially retired at the age of 66. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I came out and had two good rounds out of four. I didn't obviously compete, but the road back to playing well is a process, and this week was a good start on that process, and I'm looking forward to going to Korea and continuing improving. I identified a few areas to continue to work on, but there were some areas of strength as well. Flew a lot of wedges and short irons the right number. My short irons have not been sharp the last six, eight months. They were much, much better. I hit a lot of good putts the first and fourth rounds, online. Didn't make a ton, but I hit a lot of good putts. I had a rough putting week the second and third rounds. I'll work on that. My iron play, my chipping was much better. I hit a lot more fairways, too.”--Phil Mickelson on his performance last week in Las Vegas.

Shell Oil Company sponsored the event from 1992 through 2017. When the end of Shell's sponsorship was announced, the PGA Tour said it would seek a new sponsor for 2018

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