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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 205                                                       
Friday, October 25, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “One of the stranger rounds I've experienced in a while, seems like every putt I made other than the one at seven was a left-to-righter. It was crazy. I must have made seven or eight left-to-righters today, just kept on having left-to-right putt after left-to-right putt. It was just one of those crazy days.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the top three players (not necessarily in order) official earnings for the 2019/2020 PGA TOUR Season?

GO FIGURE? Daniel Berger hit the fewest fairways of any player in the field (2/13) at the opening round of the ZOZO Champion Championship but hit 14 of 18 greens in regulation for a 3-under 67. It left his in a tie for fourth place. Hideki Matsuyama (3rd/-5) hit 15 of 18 greens in regulation, tied with Tiger Woods and Emiliano Grillo for most in the field.

Gary Woodland (T1/-6) tied his lowest opening round on the PGA TOUR (2016 OHL Classic at Mayakoba, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii, 2018 PGA Championship). He led the field in putting average after the first round (1.39). Woodland has played his last three rounds on TOUR in 19-under-par.

Tiger Woods (1st/-6), who turned pro in 1996, delivered his lowest round (6-under 64) to open a season in his career. Despite starting with three bogeys, he carded three more birdies than any other player in the field in the first round. He hit 14 greens in regulation in a row during the first round despite finding only 6 of 13 fairways (46.2%). For anyone wondering, he has held the 18-hole lead/co-lead 30 times previously and has converted the first-round lead into victory 15 times. The last time he held the 18-hole lead/co-lead was the 2018 TOUR Championship.

PLAY AWAY! The PGA TOUR s ready to roll the dice and unveil gambling at tournaments "from next year" to tap into new audiences, Commissioner Jay Monahan has revealed. Gaming restrictions are being relaxed across the United States and golf has been preparing for legalized sports betting for years, Monahan said in an exclusive interview on the sidelines of the inaugural ZOZO Championship in Japan. "It's all about engagement, You'll start to see product in the market place next year," he said, with the primary aims to attract new fans and to prolong interest over a tournament day, which can stretch to 12 hours or more.” READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

UPON FURTHER REVIEW: Bio Kim’s three-year suspension for showing his middle finger to the gallery has been reduced to one-year, according to a published report. He was ordered to perform 120 hours of community service along with a fine. READ MORE>>>

R.I.P.: Mack “Pops” Champ, who was in hospice care in Sacramento, California, when his grandson Cameron delivered an emotional victory at the Safeway Open last month, has died at 78. Cameron wrote a farewell tribute to his grandfather on Instagram that read, in part: READ MORE>>>

SERIOUSLY! English teenager Josh Hill became the youngest male winner of a tournament offering Official World Golf Ranking points, sealing the Al Ain Open title on the MENA Tour at the age of 15 years, six months and 27 days. As an amateur, Hill was not allowed to claim the winner’s check of $13,500. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “One of the stranger rounds I've experienced in a while, seems like every putt I made other than the one at seven was a left-to-righter. It was crazy. I must have made seven or eight left-to-righters today, just kept on having left-to-right putt after left-to-right putt. It was just one of those crazy days.”--Tiger Woods after the opening round at the ZOZO Championship.

By virtue of his win Korea, Justin Thomas leads the official earnings through THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES. He had earned $2,032,750 followed by Lanto Griffin ($1,828,952) and Joaquin Niemann ($1,562,360).

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 204                                                       
Thursday, October 24, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I couldn't tell you if CBD oil is good for golfers because I've never tried it. I take a very strong stance on performance enhancing drugs or banned substances. Like I even wouldn't be comfortable taking CBD oil. I would be too paranoid that there would be THC in it and then that obviously could lead to a positive test.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name Jordan Speith’s last PGA TOUR victory?

APLONG LIVE THE KING! The United States Postal Service announced it will be recognizing Arnold Palmer with the issuance of a nationwide stamp as a part of its 2020 stamp program. The U.S. Postal Service will honor Palmer for his positive impact and compelling story, rising from humble beginnings to become a globally revered champion. The U.S. Postal Service notes, “With drive and charisma, he helped transform a game once seen as a pastime for the elite into a sport enjoyed by the masses.”

“To have my father celebrated in this way is a true honor,” said Amy Saunders, Palmer’s daughter and chairwoman of the Arnold & Winnie Palmer Foundation.  “It’s something I think he would be proud of as both an individual and as an American, and it’s a wonderful way to preserve his legacy.”

The Palmer stamp is being issued as a Forever stamp, meaning that it will always be equal in value to the current First Class Mail price. This is the first time Arnold Palmer has been honored with an official stamp. Fellow Latrobe, Pa., native Fred “Mister” Rogers was honored with a stamp in 2018.

The USPS will announce the date and venue for First Day of Issue at a later date. Once dedicated, stamps can be purchased at a local post office location or online at www.usups.com/shop.

GROW THE GAME! “It’s been one of the great tragedies of the game. We were given this load of guff by the industry, that if we were to go with these game-improvement clubs, that everybody was going to play better, and of course the ball was going to go further, and they kept developing that with a good commercial arrangement, to make more money. That’s what you do in that industry.
“But the problem is, the players didn’t get better, the handicaps have gone up, the equipment’s more expensive and there’s less people playing the game. It was a great lie. They bamboozled everybody, including the USGA and the R and A. Completely bamboozled everybody.’’ READ MORE>>>

ACTIONS OFTEN SPEKA LOUDER THAN WORDS: Never let it be said that the pace of change at the Royal & Ancient is anything but glacial. Five years have passed since the R&A was dragged, virtually at the point of a bayonet, towards something approaching the 21st century by allowing women to become members. In a move that must be linked in part to the backlash the R&A suffered almost three years ago, a female changing room is to be built into the historic clubhouse. It says everything about lingering perceptions that this is notable in the first place. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

A SIGN OF THE TIMES? Robert Garrigus and Matt Every were each given three-month suspensions this year by the PGA Tour for violating the circuit’s policy for drugs of abuse, which in both cases involved cannabis. Both players took responsibility for the violation and they also took exception to the Tour’s policy when it comes to cannabis and the legal use of marijuana. "If you have some sort of pain and CBD or THC may help that, and you feel like it can help you and be prescribed by a doctor, then what are we doing?" said Garrigus, who added that he was using prescribed marijuana to treat knee and back pain. READ MORE>>>

FOLLOW THE MONEY: It took the PGA Tour a long time to officially touch down in Japan but now that it finally is here the organization plans to put down roots and never leave, Commissioner Jay Monahan said. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I couldn't tell you if CBD oil is good for golfers because I've never tried it. I take a very strong stance on performance enhancing drugs or banned substances. Like I even wouldn't be comfortable taking CBD oil. I would be too paranoid that there would be THC in it and then that obviously could lead to a positive test.”--Rory McIlroy.

Jordan Spieth’s last PGA TOUR victory came at Royal Birkdale in Southport, England at the 2017 Open Championship. It was one of three times he won that year (Travelers and Pebble Beach).

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 203                                                       
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's a work in progress. Certainly a better start than last season. Started with a missed cut and I got 55th, another missed cut, so good solid work throughout the season to start to kind of get my short game really back to the top. I'm excited about eighth place finish. That's good considering how I felt I played. It means that as I start to kind of get the rest of it under control, should be able to have a chance to win. I’m excited to be playing this week, it will be good for me.”

BRAIN TEASER: Since the start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season can you name the top three players with the most wins?

CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT: Under Armour has a small presence in golf. Jordan Spieth is its poster child for the game. Steph Curry, who has more than a passing interest in the game, is another ambassador. Where the company decides to go within the sport remains to be seen. But there will be a new man at the helm as a new year will bring a new CEO to Under Armour. In a surprise announcement, Kevin Plank, who founded the company in 1996 while still in college, announced Tuesday he is stepping down as CEO. READ MORE>>>

WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY: Callaway believes it has set a performance milestone with something entirely new. It has created the Super Hybrid. It defines it has having the power of a fairway wood in a hybrid. Callaway has gone with a high-strength titanium face insert along with its Jailbreak Technology.

Distance remains the number one selling feature and Callaway said the two internal bars inside the Super Hybrid stiffen the all-titanium body, placing more impact load on the face insert for enhanced ball speeds. The stronger titanium construction allowed the company to precisely position the CG. Using titanium throughout the body allows Callaway to place a higher volume of tungsten, it said, into the heel and toe for increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

While the materials can’t be classified as new, the design is, according to the company. Callaway also said it has a new, lighter OptiFit 3 Hosel in the Super Hybrid to make it easier to dial in launch and optimal ball flight. This could be splitting hairs when it comes to performance but the proof is in the pudding and Callaway is hoping plenty are willing to give it a try. However, the Super Hybrid is looking to stretch the boundaries of price, as it will debut on November 1st at $319.99. Once again, time will tell if consumers are interested in paying what was once the price point on drivers from a decade ago.

WEB GEMS:

SIZZLE OR STEAK? “When he plays well in Japan it is like witnessing a Biblical event every time,” Clarke told Reuters on Tuesday ahead of this week’s Zozo Championship at Narashino Country Club. “Watching him rise again has been wonderful. The people come for him and they adore him like a God.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's a work in progress. Certainly a better start than last season. Started with a missed cut and I got 55th, another missed cut, so good solid work throughout the season to start to kind of get my short game really back to the top. I'm excited about eighth place finish. That's good considering how I felt I played. It means that as I start to kind of get the rest of it under control, should be able to have a chance to win. I’m excited to be playing this week, it will be good for me.” --Jordan Spieth after his T8 finish at the CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES. He is in the field for this week’s ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP.

Since the start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season Justin Thomas has won 10 times, the most by any player. Dustin Johnson has 8 victories followed by Brooks Koepka at 6. For anyone wondering, Bryson DeChambeau is in fourth place with five PGA TOUR wins.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 203                                                       
Wednesday, October 23, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's a work in progress. Certainly a better start than last season. Started with a missed cut and I got 55th, another missed cut, so good solid work throughout the season to start to kind of get my short game really back to the top. I'm excited about eighth place finish. That's good considering how I felt I played. It means that as I start to kind of get the rest of it under control, should be able to have a chance to win. I’m excited to be playing this week, it will be good for me.”

BRAIN TEASER: Since the start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season can you name the top three players with the most wins?

CHANGE IS THE ONLY CONSTANT: Under Armour has a small presence in golf. Jordan Spieth is its poster child for the game. Steph Curry, who has more than a passing interest in the game, is another ambassador. Where the company decides to go within the sport remains to be seen. But there will be a new man at the helm as a new year will bring a new CEO to Under Armour. In a surprise announcement, Kevin Plank, who founded the company in 1996 while still in college, announced Tuesday he is stepping down as CEO. READ MORE>>>

WE HAVE THE TECHNOLOGY: Callaway believes it has set a performance milestone with something entirely new. It has created the Super Hybrid. It defines it has having the power of a fairway wood in a hybrid. Callaway has gone with a high-strength titanium face insert along with its Jailbreak Technology.

Distance remains the number one selling feature and Callaway said the two internal bars inside the Super Hybrid stiffen the all-titanium body, placing more impact load on the face insert for enhanced ball speeds. The stronger titanium construction allowed the company to precisely position the CG. Using titanium throughout the body allows Callaway to place a higher volume of tungsten, it said, into the heel and toe for increased MOI and optimized ball flight.

While the materials can’t be classified as new, the design is, according to the company. Callaway also said it has a new, lighter OptiFit 3 Hosel in the Super Hybrid to make it easier to dial in launch and optimal ball flight. This could be splitting hairs when it comes to performance but the proof is in the pudding and Callaway is hoping plenty are willing to give it a try. However, the Super Hybrid is looking to stretch the boundaries of price, as it will debut on November 1st at $319.99. Once again, time will tell if consumers are interested in paying what was once the price point on drivers from a decade ago.

WEB GEMS:

SIZZLE OR STEAK? “When he plays well in Japan it is like witnessing a Biblical event every time,” Clarke told Reuters on Tuesday ahead of this week’s Zozo Championship at Narashino Country Club. “Watching him rise again has been wonderful. The people come for him and they adore him like a God.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's a work in progress. Certainly a better start than last season. Started with a missed cut and I got 55th, another missed cut, so good solid work throughout the season to start to kind of get my short game really back to the top. I'm excited about eighth place finish. That's good considering how I felt I played. It means that as I start to kind of get the rest of it under control, should be able to have a chance to win. I’m excited to be playing this week, it will be good for me.” --Jordan Spieth after his T8 finish at the CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES. He is in the field for this week’s ZOZO CHAMPIONSHIP.

Since the start of the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season Justin Thomas has won 10 times, the most by any player. Dustin Johnson has 8 victories followed by Brooks Koepka at 6. For anyone wondering, Bryson DeChambeau is in fourth place with five PGA TOUR wins.

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

 

 

 

 

 

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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 9, NUMBER 202                                                       
Tuesday, October 22, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's been a long road. So many people have supported me over the years. That's why I get so emotional. I went through up and downs for so many years now. It's very, very special. The French Open for me is very special. I've been coming here for more than 15 years, French-speaking, I know what makes them tick.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many career PGA TOUR titles does Justin Thomas have?

CALLAWAY HOPES TO GROW THE GAME: Three-time NBA champion, Stephen Curry, has entered into a partnership with Callaway Golf Company.  curryTogether, they have committed to partnering on various initiatives Curry will undertake with a strong focus on expanding the game by making it more accessible to underserved and underrepresented youth.

Last month, Curry helped Howard University launch their first-ever Division 1 Golf Program, set to debut by the 2020 academic year, with a pledge to fund the university’s men’s and women’s programs for the next six years, and a goal of raising an endowed fund to make the program self-sustainable. Callaway has pledged additional support as the official golf equipment provider for the program. In addition to covering all staffing, recruiting and operational costs, Curry will also be funding three full golf scholarships—two for the women’s team and one for the men’s team.

Producer for the new ABC mini-golf show, “Holey Moley,” Curry’s goal is to help grow the game of golf worldwide, reaching youth and adults alike. The Callaway partnership will also feature co-produced original content in the spirit of Curry’s endeavors in golf.

“I am beyond excited for the opportunity to work with Callaway Golf. Their ability to think outside the box on how we can collectively grow the game of golf is second to none,” Curry said. "I can’t wait to begin rolling out some of our ideas to make golf more accessible to boys and girls around the world.”

“We’ve found an incredibly likeminded partner in Stephen,” said Chip Brewer, President & CEO, Callaway Golf Company. “His love of golf is something we at Callaway immediately connected with. And over time we realized we shared much more than that: a vision to create opportunities for access to the sport for people that might not have it. With our support, Stephen is uniquely positioned to create meaningful experiences in golf.”

CA$H INJECTION: Motocaddy, considered the world’s top-selling brand of powered golf trolleys, has sold a majority stake in the company to a private investment group in a move designed to expand the business further on a global scale. The quoted price for the deal is £22 million. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

PERSPECTIVE: “What Brooks said wasn’t wrong. I mean, he’s been the best player in the world the last couple years – four majors. I don’t think he had to remind me that I haven’t won one in a while.” READ MORE>>>

BACK TO BUSINESS: A journey to the other side of the world for Tiger Woods is yet another reminder of how he leads a different life than the rest of us and that trips such as this one involve far more than playing golf. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's been a long road. So many people have supported me over the years. That's why I get so emotional. I went through up and downs for so many years now. It's very, very special. The French Open for me is very special. I've been coming here for more than 15 years, French-speaking, I know what makes them tick.”--Former Ryder Cup member, Nicolas Colsaerts on his victory at the 2019 French Open

Justin Thomas picked up his 11th PGA TOUR title and second win at THE 2019 CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES.

Wins (11): 2015 CIMB Classic, 2016 CIMB Classic, 2017 Sentry Tournament of Champions, 2017 Sony Open in Hawaii, 2017 PGA Championship, 2017 Dell Technologies Championship, 2017 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, 2018 The Honda Classic, 2018 WGCFedEx St. Jude Invitational, 2019 BMW Championship, 2019 THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES

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

 

 

 

 

 
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