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Listen to our latest podcast below...Podcast: Are We Being Harsh On JB Holmes? + ‘Kuchar’s Reputation Gone Forever’
This week Tom and Elliott discuss the Genesis Open and JB Holmes’ slow play as well as the World Super 6 Perth where we have audio from Ryan Fox’s winner’s press conference.
We also chat Kuchar’s caddie controversy, preview the WGC-Mexico and hear from Rory McIlroy on his mental game.
We once again finish with a quiz, enjoy!
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Matt Kuchar Releases Statement Regarding Stand-In Caddie

Matt Kuchar Releases Statement Regarding Stand-In Caddie
Kuch has given David Girol Ortiz $50k and…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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WGC – Mexico Championship Golf Betting Tips

WGC – Mexico Championship Golf Betting Tips
Who is going to win at the dizzy…

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5 Ways To Speed Up Play On Tour

5 Ways To Speed Up Play On Tour
Five hour rounds on Tour need to be…
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This article Podcast: Are We Being Harsh On JB Holmes? + ‘Kuchar’s Reputation Gone Forever’ appeared first on Golf Monthly.

With the best players in the world contesting the WGC-Mexico Championship this week, the Puerto Rico Open provides a great opportunity for the PGA Tour’s lesser lights to shine.Coco Beach Golf and CCPuerto Rico Open Preview
After a year off owing to hurricane Maria, defending champion D.A. Points, together with the likes of Graeme McDowell, Daniel Berger and Trevor Immelman tee it up in the Puerto Rico Open this week.
The Puerto Rico Open was first held in 2008, in the same week as the WGC-CA Championship. In 2016 it moved to be held opposite the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play and this year it sits alongside the WGC-Mexico Championship. Past winners of the tournament include Greg Kraft, Chesson Hadley, Alex Cejka and Tony Finau. Two years ago, D.A. Points birdied his first five holes and four of his last six in a roller-coaster final round to stay ahead of two-time U.S. Open winner Retief Goosen.
D.A. Points wins Puerto Rico Open
South African Goosen is one of nine Major champions who will play this week, the others being Trevor Immelman, Graeme McDowell, Charl Schwartzel, John Daly, Angel Cabrera, David Duval, Todd Hamilton and Mike Weir.
Other notable players in the field include Peter Uihlein, Andres Romero, Rickie Barnes and Aaron Baddeley.
Coco Beach Golf Club boasts two courses – The Championship and the International. The Championship Course is set within the trees and it features a number of water hazards. The tournament is contested over a composite of these two courses, showcasing the best holes from each.
The weather forecast looks set fair with clear skies and only a moderate breeze.Venue: Coco Beach Golf & CC, Rio Grande, Puerto RicoDate: Feb 21-24Course stats: par 72, 7,506 yardsPurse: $3,000,000Defending Champion: D.A. Points (-20)Player watch:
Peter Uihlein
Peter Uihlein – He was tied fifth last time this event was held. He may not have shown the best form so far in 2019, but this event could provide the springboard for the season he needs.
Corey Conners – He was tied third in the Sony Open in Hawaii and will be hoping to refind that sort of form this week.
Retief Goosen – The South African was runner-up at this venue last time the event was held back in 2017.Key hole: 13th. It may be only 410 yards but it’s one of the most testing holes on the course – ranking among the toughest. A lake runs the entire length of the hole on the right side and more water encircles the green. This is one where precision is required on both drive and approach.
This article Puerto Rico Open Preview appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The European and PGA Tours are in Mexico this week at Club de Golf Chapultepec, check out who we think will do well with these WGC - Mexico Championship Golf Betting TipsWGC Mexico Championship Golf Betting Tips
This week is the first WGC event of the year with the Mexico Championship being played at Club de Golf Chapultepec.
All the best players in the world on show (except for world number one Justin Rose) and they will be looking to follow in the footsteps of Phil Mickelson who won the event last year.
Favourites for the event are Justin Thomas (9/1), who finished 2nd last year, and Dustin Johnson (10/1), who won the event in 2017.
The tight course is played at altitude and is usually one of the best events of the year.
The GM Tipster picked a winner last week, check out how he has been doing this year at our golf betting tips homepage.

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WGC-Mexico Championship Leaderboard Preview, TV Times

WGC-Mexico Championship Leaderboard Preview, TV Times
Phil Mickelson is the defending champion at Club…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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Jordan Spieth Continues Bad Weekend Trend With Sunday 81

Jordan Spieth Continues Bad Weekend Trend With Sunday 81
The three-time Major winner went from 4th to…
WGC Mexico Championship Golf Betting Tips Advised BetsBryson DeChambeau 5 points each way at 16/1 with Sportnation.bet – Air density… need I say more? The Club de Golf Chapultepec is at altitude and the ball goes approximately 10% further than usual. If one person can work this out its DeChambeau.Bubba Watson 3 points each way at 33/1 with Sportnation.bet – 9th here last season, this course really suits a player with his ball control. Been striking it superbly this season with a 4th and a 15th the last two weeks.Tommy Fleetwood 3 points each way at 35/1 with Sportnation.bet – Has played in this event the last two years and finished 2nd and 14th. Missed just one cut in the past year, ranked 14th in the world, He just seems too overpriced to ignore.Tyrrell Hatton 2 points each way at 66/1 with Sportnation.bet – A potential horse for the course has finished 3rd and 10th in this event last year, and I think in these unusual conditions someone who has had previous success could do well again.Abraham Ancer 1 point each way at 100/1 with Sportnation.bet – The best ranked Mexican golfer currently, he will be desperate to perform in front of a home crowd – a nice each way punt.
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This article WGC – Mexico Championship Golf Betting Tips appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The best players in the world head for Mexico this week and the WGC-Mexico Championship. Phil Mickelson is defending champion at Club de Golf Chapultepec.Phil Mickelson defends WGC-Mexico ChampionshipWGC-Mexico Championship Leaderboard Preview, TV TimesPhil Mickelson is defending champion in the first World Golf Championship event of 2019. A strong field has assembled in Mexico City to contest the WGC-Mexico Championship.
Defending champion Phil Mickelson will be looking to continue his excellent start to 2019, having already enjoyed victory at Pebble Beach. He’s joined on the start list for this event by many of the world’s top ranked players.
Although World Number 1 Justin Rose has elected not to play, the remainder of the World’s top-10 will tee it up, together with 18-time WGC winner Tiger Woods.
Although this tournament spent 10 years in Florida as the Cadillac Championship at Doral, it began very much as an international event. The first instalment was hosted at Valderrama in 1999, when Tiger Woods was champion. The event also visited Mount Juliet in Ireland and The Grove in Hertfordshire in 2006.
Last season was the second instalment of the tournament in the guise of the WGC-Mexico Championship. In that event, Phil Mickelson ended a near five-year winless streak by coming through a playoff against Justin Thomas. It was a good week for Europeans Rafa Cabrera-Bello and Tyrrell Hatton who finished tied for third.
The Club de Golf Chapultepec is one of the most historic in Mexico. Willie Smith, 1899 U.S. Open champion was first tasked with laying out a course on land between Mexico City and Naucalpan but plans were hampered by the Mexican Revolution. Smith died in 1916 and his brother Alex took over the construction of the course. It was finished in 1928. The Mexican Open began at Chapultepec in 1944. In 1972 the course was redesigned by Percy Clifford.
Chapultepec Golf
At 7,500 feet above sea level, the altitude will be a factor this week – the ball will be flying some 10% further than normal.
The weather looks set fair although blustery winds could play a part over the weekend.Venue: Club de Golf Chapultepec, Mexico City, MexicoDate: Feb 21-24Course stats: par 71, 7,330 yardsPurse: $10,250,000Defending champion: Phil Mickelson (-16)How to watch the WGC-Mexico ChampionshipTV Coverage:
Thursday 21 – Sky Sports Golf from 7pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 10.30pm
Friday 22 – Sky Sports Golf from 7pm
Saturday 23 – Sky Sports Golf from 5pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 8pm
Sunday 24 – Sky Sports Golf from 5pm and Sky Sports Main Event from 7pmNot a Sky Sports customer and want to watch the WGC-Mexico Championship?BUY NOW: Now TV Sky Sports Pass – £8.99 for a day, £14.99 for a week or £33.99 for a monthPlayers to watch:
Rory McIlroy has been showing signs of good form
Rory McIlroy – The Northern Irishman is close to returning to top form. He has finished in the top-five in his last three starts on the PGA Tour.
Phil Mickelson – The defending champ was a recent winner at Pebble Beach. The veteran would love to mark his 600th career PGA Tour start with another victory.
Gary Woodland – He’s been one of the PGA Tour’s most consistent players over the last nine months. In fact, he hasn’t missed a cut on the circuit since last June.Key hole: 16th. At just 403 yards, it looks pretty innocuous on the card. But it’s all uphill and it’s narrow with bunkers and trees guarding the flanks of the hole. The green is on two levels and missing the correct level will leave a testing two putt.
This article WGC-Mexico Championship Leaderboard Preview, TV Times appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Steve Stricker is favourite for the job in his home state of WisconsinUSA 2020 Ryder Cup Captain Named On Wednesday
The PGA of America will announce the 2020 USA Ryder Cup captain on Wednesday at 2pm UK time.Steve Stricker is expected to be announced as captain in his home state of Wisconsin, at 2004, 2010 and 2015 USPGA Championship venue Whistling Straits.
Stricker has played on three US Ryder Cup sides, most recently in 2012 at Medinah.
He has been on one winning team, in 2008 at Valhalla.
The 51-year-old has experience captaining his country already after leading the USA at the 2017 Presidents Cup where they won 19-11 at Liberty National in New York.
Stricker was also a vice captain to Jim Furyk at Le Golf National where Team USA lost 17.5-10.5.
The Americans will be looking to regain the trophy in Wisconsin and win their second-straight Ryder Cup on home soil after victory at Hazeltine in 2016.
Other possible names for the job include 2019 Presidents Cup captain Tiger Woods, 12-time Ryder Cupper Phil Mickelson and three-time Presidents Cup captain Fred Couples.
However, if reports are correct, it will be Steve Stricker.
The US captain will join European captain Padraig Harrington, who was named as Europe’s next man in charge in January.

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Possible USA 2020 Ryder Cup Captains

Possible USA 2020 Ryder Cup Captains
Jim Furyk may be the 2018 captain, but…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth

Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth
Connor Syme, Wade Ormsby, James Morrison, Adrien Saddier,…
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This article USA 2020 Ryder Cup Captain Named On Wednesday appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Five hour rounds on Tour need to be a thing of the past, here are some ways to speed up play to make golf more exciting for fans...5 Ways To Speed Up Play On Tour
Golf’s pace of play has been a hot topic in 2019 so far with Dubai and Bryson DeChambeau, Pebble Beach with the Monday finish and the Genesis Open and JB Holmes.
World No.2 Brooks Koepka has also been outspoken on the issue, saying it is “kind of embarrassing” and that “nobody has the balls” to penalise players for slow play.
So, what can be done to improve the pace of play on Tour? Five hour rounds simply don’t cut it in this day-and-age.
Below, we suggest 5 ways to speed up the action…5 Ways To Speed Up Play On Tour:1) Fines – The PGA Tour should impose fines with shot penalties, not dollars. Players obviously do care about money and one or two stroke penalties will really turn players away from taking too long, costing them shots, world ranking points and prize money. As it stands, players will receive penalties for taking over 40 seconds per shot (50 seconds if playing first), but that is only once the group has been put on the clock. The current system of putting a group on the clock and then fining them for further slow play does sound fine, but isn’t working in reality. This needs to be refined and groups should be put on the clock sooner.2) Set a maximum round time – Five hour rounds are doing the PGA Tour and fans absolutely no good, so the only way to get rid of them would be to set maximum round times. I would recommend 4 1/2 hours as a maximum, perhaps this could be trialled one week? If a group fails to reach the turn in 2hr 15mins, they should be warned, and anything over 4hrs 30-35mins should result in penalties for every player in the group. This timing could be increased during high winds or severe conditions but 4 1/2 hours is plenty of time to complete 18 holes.3) Ready golf – Ready golf is now encouraged by the R&A and at club level, so professionals should also be doing the same. Perhaps some are already doing it, but to keep things moving players should be actively playing out of turn if safe to do so and when the opportunity presents itself.4) Allow laser range finders – I have seen comments from caddies before that the introduction of laser range finders won’t actually speed up play because they’ll still be pacing out yardages for the front and back but surely lasers will help a little? Perhaps they won’t eliminate the need for a caddie to still do some pacing and other workings-out in their yardage book, but for players who are more feel-based and are perhaps feeling more aggressive, a laser rangefinder will get them their yardage instantly and they’ll be able to pull the trigger quicker.5) Buggy shuttles – On big, hilly courses where play can be a bit slow, the PGA Tour could operate buggy shuttles from greens to tees (if the walk is long) and tees to fairways. This would save players walking 300 yards a few times a round which would surely quicken play up. Some might say it is unfair and not physically demanding enough for the golfers, but would TV viewers really care about that if it significantly sped up play?
What ways do you think golf can be sped up on Tour? Let us know on our social media channels

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”

Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”
The 2013 Masters champion says slow play will…

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Koepka: Nobody Has The Balls To Penalise Slow Players

Koepka: Nobody Has The Balls To Penalise Slow Players
The World Number Two spoke open and honestly…

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Koepka Speaks Out On Slow Play: “It’s Kind Of Embarrassing”

Koepka Speaks Out On Slow Play: “It’s Kind Of Embarrassing”
The three-time Major winner says slow play "drives…
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This article 5 Ways To Speed Up Play On Tour appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The four-time Major winner has finished inside the top five in every tournament he has played in this yearRory McIlroy Continues Form Ahead Of Major SeasonRory McIlroy notched his third-straight top-five finish of 2019 at the Genesis Open as he continues to show form ahead of the Major season.
He finished at 11 under par after a closing 69 (-2), which was one of the best rounds of the day in tricky conditions.
That total left him just three back of winner JB Holmes and McIlroy made three bogeys on his closing nine, evidence that a victory may be just around the corner.
The four-time Major winner of course needs a Green Jacket to complete the Career Grand Slam and early signs that he could challenge again this year are very positive.
Whilst he hasn’t done anything spectacular just yet, he has finished T4th at the Sentry Tournament of Champions, T5th at the Farmers Insurance Open and T4th at the Genesis Open.
McIlroy was in last year’s Masters final round, eventually finishing four back of Reed. (Photo by David Cannon/Getty Images)
Perhaps a huge positive in itself is the fact that the 29-year-old says he hasn’t even had his best stuff so far this year, complaining of a miss to the right with his long clubs at the Genesis Open.
“I’m happy enough. I just sort of keep preaching patience, and I didn’t have my best stuff this week,” he said.
“I managed my game well this week. I didn’t have it all, but it’s another top-five and a step in the right direction.
“The game’s right there. I’m happy with pretty much everything.
“Just a couple of loose shots here and there with my irons and tidy that up. I’ve still got a bit of a right miss going on with the longer clubs, just try to get that out of the game and we’ll be right there.”
His week was highlighted by an eight under par 63 in round two which was the lowest second round score of his PGA Tour career.
For the season so far on the PGA Tour, he ranks 1st in SG: Off the tee, 3rd in SG: Tee to green and 5th in SG: Total.
Rory McIlroy is one of the most in-form golfers on the planet right now and seems to be very much going under the radar.
Don’t be surprised if he wins prior to the Masters, where he’ll be teeing up this week at the WGC-Mexico Championship plus at least Bay Hill to defend his Arnold Palmer Invitational title and TPC Sawgrass, a course that he is yet to win on.
As is stands, he is joint-favourite for the season’s opening Major and rightly so.

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Will Rory McIlroy Join The European Tour This Season?

Will Rory McIlroy Join The European Tour This Season?
The Tour announced huge increases to the winner's…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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PGA Tour Players Now Allowed To Wear Shorts In Practice Rounds

PGA Tour Players Now Allowed To Wear Shorts In Practice Rounds
Starting this week, players can now wear shorts…

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Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth

Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth
Connor Syme, Wade Ormsby, James Morrison, Adrien Saddier,…
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This article Rory McIlroy Continues Form Ahead Of Major Season appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Starting this week, players can now wear shorts in PGA Tour practice roundsPGA Tour Players Now Allowed To Wear Shorts In Practice Rounds
The PGA Tour has today announced that players are now allowed to wear shorts in practice rounds and Pro-Ams.
It comes due to a change in the PGA Tour’s Player Appearance guidelines with immediate effect, starting this week at the WGC-Mexico Championship and at the Puerto Rico Open.
Shorts must be knee-length, tailored and neat in appearance. Compression leggings worn underneath shorts must be solid in colour.
Players will still be required to wear trousers in tournament rounds.

Posted in locker room in Puerto Rico. Rounds of golf getting longer but pants getting shorter. ⁦@PGATOUR⁩ approves wearing shorts for practice rounds and pro-ams, effective immediately. pic.twitter.com/5InHw8JJyA
— Dave Shedloski (@DaveShedloski) February 18, 2019
This follows on from the European Tour, which announced that players could wear shorts in practice rounds and Pro-Ams back in 2016.
Ian Poulter said at the time, “Its 2016 not 1990. Get rid of the stuffy old rules that hold golf back. Make it more fun (for) everyone.”
PGA Tour Player Advisory Council Co-Chairman James Hahn delivered the message on social media:

As the new Player Advisory Council Co-Chairman, I have an announcement to make. #ShortsGame
cc: @pgatour pic.twitter.com/Mk5uaGAmoh
— James Hahn (@JamesHahnPGA) February 18, 2019
Caddies were first allowed to wear shorts, both in practice and Pro-Am rounds, in 1999.
One PGA Tour player who will likely begin wearing shorts in practice rounds is Tiger Woods.
Last year, he was asked about wearing shorts and said, “I would love it.
“We play in some of the hottest climates on the planet. We usually travel with the sun, and a lot of our events are played in the summer.”Rory McIlroy wears shorts in his European Tour practice rounds and said, “It makes the guys a lot more comfortable… I don’t think there’s anything wrong with professional golfers showing the lower half of their leg.”
Players on the StaySure Tour, formerly the European Tour Senior Tour, have been allowed to wear shorts in tournament days since 2016.

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Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth

Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth
Connor Syme, Wade Ormsby, James Morrison, Adrien Saddier,…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”

Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”
The 2013 Masters champion says slow play will…

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WATCH: Justin Thomas Shanks It, Still Makes Par

WATCH: Justin Thomas Shanks It, Still Makes Par
The World No.4 hit a hosel rocket on…
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This article PGA Tour Players Now Allowed To Wear Shorts In Practice Rounds appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The three-time Major winner went from 4th to outside the top 50 with a final round of 10 over par at the Genesis OpenJordan Spieth Continues Bad Weekend Trend With Sunday 81Jordan Spieth has been playing some great stuff so far in 2019, looking near his best at times.
However, unfortunately for him, his great golf has only really been coming on Thursdays and Fridays.
The three-time Major champion had a difficult 2018 season where it was thought that he had the yips, but there has definitely been some early promise so far in 2019.
He shot a 64 (-7) in the opening round of the Genesis Open and was -9 and T4th heading into the final round…although it went seriously wrong from there.
Spieth would close the tournament with an 81 (+10) to drop to +1 for the tournament and T51st.
Lowlights of his round included a three-putt from 4ft at the 5th for a triple-bogey and an 8 on the driveable par-4 10th.
Spieth’s Genesis Open final round scorecard (Screenshot: PGATour.com)
As well as this poor weekend, Spieth also faded at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am a week earlier.
He was one back after 36 holes and finished 74-75 to drop to T45th.
He also opened up the Farmers Insurance Open with a 65 so clearly has some form, but there again he closed with three-straight 72s.
Incredibly, his ranking has fallen to 24th in the world now which is its lowest since September 2013. He began 2018 ranked 2nd.
This statistic below from the PGA Tour’s Sean Martin sums up his season, showing that his scoring average is SIX shots higher on the weekend than it is on Thursda/Friday.

Jordan Spieth's performance in his 4 made cuts this season.
First 2 rounds:
66-6865-7266-6864-70Average: 67.4Strokes Gained: +3.1 per round
Last 2 rounds:
71-7272-7274-7570-81Average: 73.4Strokes Gained: -2.4 per round
— Sean Martin (@PGATOURSMartin) February 18, 2019
So, what is going wrong for Jordan?
In short, I would say nothing. Clearly watching him he did look a bit yippy on some putts but putting, and the entire game, is all down to confidence.
The 25-year-old has posted some great rounds already this season but perhaps still hasn’t quite got the confidence or belief in his game to finish them off.
You can’t doubt his talents and I’m sure he’ll be back winning again this season, perhaps he just needs one little thing to click and he’ll get his confidence and weekend scoring back.
Do you agree? Or do you think Spieth’s world ranking tumble will continue? Let us know on our social media channels

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Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”

Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”
The 2013 Masters champion says slow play will…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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WATCH: Justin Thomas Shanks It, Still Makes Par

WATCH: Justin Thomas Shanks It, Still Makes Par
The World No.4 hit a hosel rocket on…

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Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth

Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth
Connor Syme, Wade Ormsby, James Morrison, Adrien Saddier,…
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This article Jordan Spieth Continues Bad Weekend Trend With Sunday 81 appeared first on Golf Monthly.

The 2013 Masters champion says slow play will continue until TV and sponsors take money awayAdam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change”
Slow play is once again on the agenda after a painfully long final round at the Genesis Open, where most UK viewers will have likely fallen asleep during the front nine.
Just like the Pebble Beach Pro-Am a week earlier, the final groups were taking well over 2hr 30min to play nine holes, leaving fans with no option but to watch for 5+ hours to see the conclusion.
JB Holmes came under fire in particular, with a clip of him taking 1min 10secs to hit a putt doing the rounds on social media.

JB Holmes takes an eternity to putt pic.twitter.com/uiAS1eBpEF
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 17, 2019
Holmes was slowing down play, constantly backing off of shots and having long discussions with his caddie.
Players, coaches and commentators have also been vocal about the slow play on social media and on TV.
So…will slow play on Tour ever come to an end? Adam Scott doesn’t think so.
Scott told the Golf Channel that it won’t end until sponsors and TV begin to take money away.
He also made a fair point that quick players play slowly when the conditions are tough, and you must admit that the conditions were difficult in the final round at Riviera with strong winds, sloping greens and a lot of money and world ranking points on the line.
Still, that’s no excuse for going round in 5+ hours.
“Well look, we know he’s [JB Holmes] generally a slow player. When you get conditions like this, everyone turns into a slow player,” Adam Scott said.
“We know he’s a slower player. It wasn’t affecting things. I mean, it just takes a long time to get around.
“I mean, I’ll tell you my thing on slow play is it’s never going to change.
“I think, just get over it.
“Until television and sponsors say, ‘No more money,’ slow play ain’t going to change.”

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Adam Scott Says New Rules Have Made Golf A Laughing Stock

Adam Scott Says New Rules Have Made Golf A Laughing Stock
The former World Number One has criticised the…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth

Six Putters Stolen From Players At World Super 6 Perth
Connor Syme, Wade Ormsby, James Morrison, Adrien Saddier,…

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WATCH: Justin Thomas Shanks It, Still Makes Par

WATCH: Justin Thomas Shanks It, Still Makes Par
The World No.4 hit a hosel rocket on…
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This article Adam Scott On Slow Play: “It’s Never Going To Change” appeared first on Golf Monthly.

Winner of the Genesis Open, we take a look what JB Holmes put into his bag for his 5th PGA Tour win. JB Holmes What’s In The Bag?
American JB Holmes battled all day on Sunday to collect his fifth PGA Tour title at the Genesis Open. Featuring a stellar field, Holmes out-lasted Justin Thomas, Adam Scott, Rory McIlroy and a whole host of stars by shooting a final-round 70 to win by one-stroke.
What clubs did he use to do so? We take a look below.
Holmes has recently put the new Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero driver in the bag. Featuring their new innovative Flash Face technology, the new models have caused quite a stir thanks to their design by a computer and Artificial Intelligence. To learn more on how the technology works click here.
BUY NOW: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero driver from JamGolf for £449
Holmes then carries a 2016 TaylorMade M2 and Srixon Z U85 utility 3-iron.
In terms of his irons and wedges, Holmes has the same models as another winner from last weekend, Ryan Fox. Both have Srixon’s Z 785 irons from 4-iron to pitching wedge and then also Cleveland’s RTX-4 wedges.
BUY NOW: Cleveland RTX-4 wedges from Golf Gear Direct for £119
Indeed despite Holmes being renowned for his length off the tee, it was his putting that put him over the top at Riviera. Before the tournament started he ranked 202nd in Strokes Gained putting on the PGA Tour but he found a hot-streak with his Scotty Cameron prototype to win.
He also uses a Srixon Z-Star XV ball.

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J.B. Holmes wins Genesis Open

J.B. Holmes wins Genesis Open
He beat Justin Thomas by a single shot…

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JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms

JB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
The American says he has sped up since…

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Ryan Fox What’s In The Bag?

Ryan Fox What’s In The Bag?
After collecting his first European Tour victory we…
JB Holmes What’s In The Bag?
Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (10.5 degrees), Fujikura Pro
BUY NOW: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero driver from JamGolf for £449
Fairway Wood: TaylorMade M2 2016 (16.5 degrees), Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 93X
Irons: Srixon Z U85 (3 iron), Srixon Z 785 (4-PW), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4 (50, 54 and 60 degrees), True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400
BUY NOW: Cleveland RTX-4 wedges from Golf Gear Direct for £119
Putter: Scotty Cameron prototype
Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
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After collecting his first European Tour victory we take a look what Ryan Fox puts int his bag. Ryan Fox What’s In The Bag?
The big New-Zealander picked up his first European Tour victory last weekend at the ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth.
All week Fox dominated the tournament with its mixture of stroke-play and matchplay. After 54-holes his total of eight-under gave him a bye into the last-16 of the knockout phase of the tournament.
Fox then beat Jazz Janewattananond, Kristoffer Reitan and Paul Dunne before then beating Adrian Otaegui in the final 3&2.
He is the first winner on the European Tour from New Zealand since Danny Lee won the Johnnie Walker Classic as an amateur back in 2009.
What does he put in the bag? We take a look in this piece.
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We start with what Fox says is probably his favourite club in the bag, the driver. He has recently switched to the Srixon Z 785 which he says he carries roughly 315 to 320 yards.
Fox also has a new fairway wood in the bag of late, the Callaway Epic Flash with 16 degrees of loft. The new models from Callaway are particularly innovative given that the Flash Face technology is created by a computer and Artificial Intelligence.
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Shifting to the irons, Fox carries a Srixon Z U85 utility 3-iron which he has with a KBS Prototype shaft to help him flight the ball a bit better. Also, dependent on the course, he regularly switches out the 3-iron for a 2-iron. Unbelievably, he carries this 250-yards or so.
Then, from 4-iron to pitching wedge he has Srixon Z 785 irons along with three Cleveland RTX-4 wedges. The 51 degree model has a True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shaft whereas the other two models, the 56° and 60°, he has the S400 shaft.
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Finally he uses the TaylorMade Spider Tour putter which he used to great effect all week in Australia. His ball is the Srixon Z-Star XV and he also used the brand new FootJoy Fury shoes for his maiden tour victory.
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Ryan Fox wins ISPS Handa World Super 6 Perth

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Driver: Srixon Z 785, Mitsubishi Diamana 70-g X-Flex shaft.
Fairway wood: Callaway Epic Flash, 16 degrees, Mitsubishi Tensai 70-g X-Flex shaft.
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Utility: Srixon Z U85, 20 degrees, KBS Hybrid Prototype 105g X-Flex shaft
Irons: Srixon Z 785 (4-PW), True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 shafts
Wedges: Cleveland RTX-4, 51°, 56°, 60°, True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 & S400 shafts
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Putter: TaylorMade Spider Tour
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Ball: Srixon Z-Star XV
Shoes: FootJoy Fury
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The American says he has sped up since his early days after angering TV commentators and fans on social mediaJB Holmes Responds After Slow Play Criticisms
JB Holmes won his fifth PGA Tour title at the Genesis Open but was roasted on social media over his slow play.
It was a brilliant win the for the 36-year-old who hadn’t tasted victory on the PGA Tour in almost four years after winning the 2015 Houston Open.
He ground out a one under par 70 on the final day to beat World No.4 Justin Thomas by a single stroke.
Holmes underwent brain surgery in 2011 and has suffered with elbow and ankle injuries too in previous years so this victory is a real plus for him after a dry spell since his 2016 Ryder Cup appearance.
The week also saw him make a hole-in-one during the tournament so congratulations must go to the two-time Ryder Cupper.
However, the American has never been known for his speedy play and this clip below shows what many fans were unhappy about during the final round of the Genesis Open, with Holmes taking 1 minute, 10 seconds to hit a putt:

JB Holmes takes an eternity to putt pic.twitter.com/uiAS1eBpEF
— CJ Fogler (@cjzero) February 17, 2019
PGA Tour Pro Zac Blair replied to this video on social media, describing it as “ridiculous and like beyond disrespectful to your playing partners and golf in general.”
JB Holmes was also criticised last year at the Farmers Insurance Open where he took 4 minutes to hit a lay up on the par-5 18th.
He was then criticised again this week during his victory for his slow play which included backing off shots and plenty of deliberation with his caddie.
However, he responded after play, blaming the 25mph wind gusts and the fact that he was playing for lots of money and points.
“Well, you play in 25 mph gusty winds and see how fast you play when you’re playing for the kind of money and points and everything that we’re playing for,” Holmes said.
“You can’t just get up there and whack it when it’s blowing that hard.
“Yeah, when I first got out here I was really slow. But I’ve sped up quite a bit.
“I’ve gotten better. There’s times when I’m probably too slow, but it is what it is. I was never on the clock. Never even got a warning. TV wants everything to be real fast all the time.”
US Commentator and coach to Paul Casey, Peter Kostis, said on air whilst walking the course: “The issue I have with that is not that he’s doing that, it’s that he had plenty of time to do that while Justin was getting ready for his shot or Adam was getting ready for his shot.
“And he waited until it was his turn to play to go through his whole routine.”
Ian Baker-Finch said on US TV whilst Holmes was getting ready to play, “This is just where J.B. takes so long to get ready, to get the feeling right.
“It could have been done when Adam Scott was playing.”
Holmes won just over $1.3m for his victory and moves up to 42nd in the world.

So JB Holmes crawled to victory last night. I see tweets that JB not the fastest player.
Both @PGATOUR & @EuropeanTour officials know who the slow players are but rules they play by means group has to be out of position before group go on clock.
That needs to change.
— Denis Pugh (@Dpugh54) February 18, 2019

love to stay up + see who wins the golf from Riv but I gotta go to bed…Feels like I’ve been up for about 48 hours watching the final round..poor old Scotty is gonna be eligible for the Champions Tour after he taps in on 18..shame, it’s fun to watch the guys in these conditions
— Nick Dougherty (@NickDougherty5) February 17, 2019

Congratulations JB Holmes, who ground down his fellow competitors, spectators, marshals, TV viewers and TV commentators to win the Genesis Open. How slow can you go? Majestic.
— Tweeter Alliss (@TweeterAlliss) February 18, 2019

I think for the first time in the existence of Twitter, we as a group are 100 percent in agreement on something; slow golf stinks. Way to go everyone! We did it!!
— Shane Bacon (@shanebacon) February 17, 2019

Instead of a 2-year exemption for winning, JB Holmes should get a 2-year suspension for slow-playing the field.
— Scott Michaux (@ScottMichaux) February 18, 2019

I’ve heard stories about Arnold Palmer telling slow players to hurry up … we need some big names to start telling people to pick up the pace … I’ve played with a few guys this year that have been painful to watch operate #DoBetter
— Zac Blair (@z_blair) February 18, 2019

No need for ShotTracer on 18. To borrow a line from Peter Alliss, by the time JB hits it Gauguin could have painted it.
— Eamon Lynch (@eamonlynch) February 18, 2019
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J.B. Holmes overcame a four-shot deficit to beat fellow Kentuckian Justin Thomas by a single shot and win the Genesis Open at Riviera in California.J.B. Holmes wins Genesis OpenJ.B. Holmes wins Genesis Open
J.B Holmes came through a marathon Sunday at Riviera to claim victory in the Genesis Open and his first PGA Tour title for three years.

Hear from champ @JBHolmesGolf as he talks about his win at the @GenesisOpen. https://t.co/CTYBbv2pwB
— PGA TOUR (@PGATOUR) February 18, 2019
Holmes closed with a one-under-par 70 that was good enough to see off Justin Thomas, who struggled over the final nine holes and carded a final round of 75.
Holmes and Thomas had to play 34 holes on Sunday because of rain delays on Thursday and the final day had its fair share of weather too. The third round was completed largely in pleasant sunshine before the wind whipped up in the afternoon, making play far more difficult – particularly on the greens.
Coming into the back nine, Thomas maintained his lead and was one ahead on the 13th green. Holmes holed a clutch 12-footer for par before Thomas missed his par effort from a few feet closer. He then missed for bogey and the resulting double saw him drop a shot back.
J.B. Holmes won for the first time in three years
But it wasn’t over – Thomas had a chance to get back into a tie on the 17th but missed a six-foot birdie effort and he had a try for birdie on the home hole that would have forced a playoff. When it missed, Holmes was the winner.
“I knew it was going to be very difficult to shoot a low score,” Holmes said. “I needed some help from Justin.”
Thomas felt he let one get away.
“I struggled putting in the wind out there,” Thomas said. “Unfortunately, it showed a flaw in my game. It was obviously very difficult. J.B. won. He played great. It’s always a bummer to hand a tournament. I feel like I should have won that thing.”Tiger Woods played himself into the tournament with a third round of 65 but he couldn’t maintain the pace in round four. He finished with a 72 and ended the week tied 15th.
Tiger Woods finished tied 15th
“I got tired,” Woods said. “I don’t know if I’m the only one, but I definitely felt it today. Wind, cold. I was at 10 (under) and I slipped four shots coming in. That’s the way it goes.”
Si Woo Kim fired a closing 66, the best score of the final round, to climb the board and finish third. Rory McIlroy almost got back into it by holing a bunker shot on the 16th to get within two shots, but he failed to birdie the par-5 17th and was fooled by the wind and made a bogey on the last. He carded a 69 and tied for fourth with Marc Leishman of Australia.
Another Australian Adam Scott had a poor final round. He stumbled to a 76 to fall down the leaderboard into a tie for seventh. Jordan Spieth had a terrible final round – An 81 that included a double bogey, triple bogey and quadruple bogey… It was his second highest score as a professional.
Genesis Open
Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, California
14-17 February
Purse: $7,400,000 Par: 71
1 J.B. Holmes (USA) 63 69 68 70 270 $1,332,0002 Justin Thomas (USA) 66 65 65 75 271 $799,200
3 Si Woo Kim (Kor) 68 70 68 66 272 $503,200
T4 Marc Leishman (Aus) 69 69 67 68 273 $325,600
T4 Rory McIlroy (NIR) 72 63 69 69 273 $325,6006 Charles Howell III (USA) 69 69 68 69 275 $266,400T7 Adam Scott (Aus) 66 65 69 76 276 $238,650T7 Michael Thompson (USA) 69 64 73 70 276 $238,650
T9 Dustin Johnson (USA) 73 66 69 69 277 $177,600
T9 Kelly Kraft (USA) 69 68 69 71 277 $177,600
T9 Hideki Matsuyama (Jap) 71 69 70 67 277 $177,600T9 Carlos Ortiz (Mex) 67 72 69 69 277 $177,600
T9 Jon Rahm (Esp) 67 70 69 71 277 $177,600T9 Vaughn Taylor (USA) 67 69 74 67 277 $177,600
Note: Player score in bold signifies Titleist ball usage
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Kuch has given David Girol Ortiz $50k and also donated to to Mayakoba Golf Classic's charitiesMatt Kuchar Releases Statement Regarding Stand-In Caddie
Matt Kuchar has released a statement after the media storm he found himself in for paying his stand-in Mexican caddie $5,000 during his $1.3m Mayakoba Golf Classic victory.
Kuch said that comments made last week were “out of touch” when he described the $5,000 cheque a good week for someone who earns $200 a day.
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He said he read them again and “cringed”.
The nine-time PGA Tour winner also wrote that he has made sure ‘El Tucan’ has received the full total he has requested, which is thought to be $50,000.
Kuch has also donated to the charities involved with the Mayakoba Golf Classic.
Read his statement below:“This week, I made comments that were out of touch and insensitive, making a bad situation worse.They made it seem like I was marginalising David Ortiz and his financial situation, which was not my intention.I read them again and cringed.That is not who I am and not what I want to represent.My entire Tour career, I have tried to show respect and positivity.In this situation, I have not lived up to those values or to the expectations I’ve set for myself.I let myself, my family, my partners and those close to me down, but I also let David down.I plan to call David tonight, something that is long overdue, to apologise for the situation he has been put in, and I have made sure he has received the full total that he has requested.I never wanted to bring any negativity to the Mayakoba Golf Classic.I feel it is my duty to represent the tournament well, so I am making a donation back to the event, to be distributed to the many philanthropic causes working to positively impact the communities of Playa del Carmen and Cancún.For my fans, as well as fans of the game, I want to apologise to you for not representing the values instilled in this incredible sport.Golf is a game where we call penalties on ourselves.I should have done that long ago and not let this situation escalate.”

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We've found some great deals on the internet this week to help save you cashSunday Trading Golf Deals: Equipment, Puma, Trendy Golf & Nike
Welcome to this week’s Sunday Trading Golf Deals article, where we have trawled the internet to find some of the best golf deals currently available.
This week we’ve found a number of great saving from Jam Golf amongst others. If you’ve never heard of them, don’t worry as their Trustpilot rating is very high.
We’ve also found some tidy savings from Amazon, Puma, Nike and Trendy Golf.
With each product is a ‘Buy Now’ link. If you click on this then we may receive a small amount of money from the retailer when you purchase the item. This doesn’t affect the amount you pay.
Check out the best deals we have found this week below:Sunday Trading Golf Deals: Equipment, Puma, Trendy Golf & Nike –
Book: Tiger Woods (Hardback) for £5 from Amazon
By Jeff Benedict, the 2018 ‘Tiger Woods’ was shortlisted for the William Hill Sportsbook of the Year Award.
It goes into great depth on the 14-time Major winner’s upbringing and life as the number one golfer in the world.
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Ogio Cirrus MB Stand Bags for £89.95 (RRP £149.95)
Jam Golf currently has three Ogio Cirrus MB stand bags left for £89.95, well below the retail price of £149.95.
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TaylorMade 2018 TP5 Golf Balls for £30.99 (RRP Was £49.99)
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Callaway XR Steelhead/XR Series Men’s Full Set for £799.95 (Was £1,495)
Includes driver, 3 wood, hybrid, irons and stand bag with a saving of 46%!
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Cobra King F7 Irons (Steel, Regular) for £299.95 (Were £546)
Get the Cobra King F9 irons in regular flex steel shafts 5-GW with almost £250 off.
BUY NOW: Cobra King F7 Irons for £299.95 from Jam Golf
Srixon Distance Golf Balls for £9.95 (RRP £15.99)
One dozen of the 2017/18 version for under a tenner, bargain!
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Callaway XR16 Fairway wood for £99 (Was £199)
In need of a new fairway wood? Here is a great deal on the Callaway XR16 in regular flex, which is £99 on Jam Golf in either 3 or 5 wood loft.
BUY NOW: Callaway XR 16 Fairway Wood for £99 from Jam Golf
Callaway XR OS 16 Hybrid for £75 (Was £189.95)
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PGA Tour Practice Net and Carry Bag for £58.99 (Was £99.99)
If your garden is large enough, this practice net could be the best £58.99 you ever invest in your game!
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Nike Flex Trousers for £35.47 (Were £59.95)
Trousers come in a range of different sizes in both grey and beige.
BUY NOW: Nike Flex Trousers for £35.47 from Nike
Left Handed TaylorMade M1 2017 Driver for £149
Jam Golf currently have just one left handed 2017 M1 left in 9.5 degrees with a stiff shaft.
BUY NOW: TaylorMade M1 2017 Driver for £149 from GolfJam
Ecco shoe deals
Various sizes and models are available in Jam Golf’s sale.
BUY NOW: Ecco Biom Hybrid 3 shoes Size 10 for £99.95
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Puma One Size Fits All Leather Belt for £24.50 (HALF PRICE)
Also comes in black and is reservable.
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Puma Ignite Drive Disc shoes £58 (HALF PRICE)
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Puma Essential EvoKNIT 1/4 Zip Jumper for £31 (Was £63, over 50% off!)
Comes in four colours in sizes medium to XXL.
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Polo Ralph Lauren Grove Jacket for £146.30 (Was £209)
In a range of sizes and also comes in black.
BUY NOW: Polo Ralph Lauren jacket for £146.30 from Trendy Golf
Callaway X Series 2019 Men’s Golf Set for £725 (RPP £825)
Features a driver, 3 wood, hybrid, irons 5-SW and a cart bag.
BUY NOW: Callaway X Series 2019 men’s golf set for £725 from Jam Golf
Nike Essential Embossed Polo for £20.47 (Was £34.95)
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Cobra King F7 Driver Reg or Stiff for £165 (Was £279)
BUY NOW: Cobra King F7 Driver for £165 from Jam Golf
J Lindeberg Kimball Jarvis 2019 Jacket for £76.30 (Was £109)
BUY NOW: J Lindeberg Kimball Jarvis Jacket from Trendy Golf for £76.30
Yonex Z Force/Elite Men’s Complete Set for £399.95 (RRP £1,495)
Features driver, 3 wood, hybrid, irons and bag.
BUY NOW: Yonex Z Force/Elite Men’s Complete Set from Jam Golf for £399.95
Yonex Z Force Driver, Fairway, Hybrid Bundle for £149.95 (Was £427, save 65%!)
Sticking with Yonex, if you’re just after a driver, 3 wood and hybrid in regular flex then here is a great deal.
BUY NOW: Yonex Z Force Driver, Fairway, Hybrid deal for £149.95 from Jam Golf
Callaway 2018 X Series stand bag for £69.95 (Was £99.95)
BUY NOW: Callaway X Series stand bag for £69.95 from Jam Golf
TaylorMade M4 Fairway Wood for £129.99 (Was £199.99)
Save £70 on one of the best fairway woods of 2018.
Available – left handed R flex 5 wood, right handed Senior flex 5HL
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Tiger Woods revealed his wet weather practices and he carries more gloves than most amateurs go through in a couple of yearsYou Won’t Believe How Many Gloves Tiger Woods Carries…
Golfers don’t tend to be big fans of the rain but when you’re a Touring Pro and it’s your job, you’ve got to face all kinds of different weathers.
In GOLFTV’s latest clip with Tiger Woods, the 14-time Major winner revealed his wet-weather practices and you simply won’t believe how many gloves he carries in his golf bag…probably more than most golfers will go through in two years.
Woods was speaking to GOLFTV’s Henni Zuel, where he revealed that he doesn’t like rain jackets or umbrellas and simply gets wet before changing jumpers.
“If you ever see me under an umbrella, you know it must be hosing down rain, and that’s just because I’ve always been very sensitive of the feel of carrying an umbrella and then it would change the feel on my club,” he said.
It was “hosing down rain” when this picture was taken. (Photo by Stuart Franklin/Getty Images)
“Now I’ve got Joey [Joe LaCava] to take care of all that. He’s always been a towel freak, because Fred [Couples, his former player] has always played without a glove and no matter what the temperatures are, we’ve usually got two towels in the bag.
“Now with me wearing a glove, it’s about having enough gloves. I probably carry close to 15-16 gloves. Now whether I use them all of not is a different story. Once they get wet it’s never gonna dry out especially when it’s cool.
“Also I didn’t like to play with a rain jacket on. I’d much rather just wear a sweater and just get wet.
“I would have multiple sweaters in the golf bag and just deal with that.
“I’ve just never liked rain jackets, I don’t like umbrellas and I don’t mind being wet because Pops used to say ‘once you’re wet, you’re wet, deal with it. You only get wet once’.
“But I used to say, ‘well there’s different degrees right you can get a little drop or you get soaked?’
“He says ‘no’, and I’m like ‘Okay that’s why you’re in Special Forces’ it’s just that mentally.
“If you look at my career I really haven’t used an umbrella or worn a rain jacket that often. The guys on Tour know that if I’m using an umbrella it must be really, really raining.”
Watch the clip below:

"When you're wet, you're wet."-No umbrellas, ever-No rain jacket-Several sweater changes-A whole lot of gloves@TigerWoods' tricks for playing in the rain : pic.twitter.com/pkcdc3j8v2
— GOLFTV (@GOLFTV) February 15, 2019
Tiger Woods plays in the Genesis Open at Riviera this week on the PGA Tour.
It is his 2nd start of 2019 and his third will be next week at the WGC-Mexico Championship.

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The PGA Pro hit six tee shots out of play on just the 2nd hole of the tournamentPro Makes A 17 In Web.com Tour Event
Ben DeArmond had a struggle on the Web.com Tour yesterday, shooting 91 in a round that featured a 17 on his second hole of a tournament.
The American is playing on a sponsors exemption at the Suncoast Classic and got off to a bad-ish start with a bogey on the first. It would all go wrong on the next.
He made a 17 which included seven penalty strokes.

In less than 10 minutes SFPGA Professional Ben DeArmond will tee off in the @lecomsuncoastclassis @WebDotComTour event at Lakewood National Golf Club! We wish him the best! Follow along at – https://t.co/ySDCgvMKRl pic.twitter.com/uqa9xRSseF
— South Florida PGA (@southfloridapga) February 14, 2019
The South Floridian hit six tee shots out of play on the 491 yard par-4 which features water right and OOB left. He eventually found the fairway with his 13th shot and made a five with that ball.
That took him to 14 over par after two holes…ouch!
DeArmond found himself 18 over after seven, but then played his last 11 holes in just one over with 10 pars. Pretty decent bounce back.
He bounced back with a very solid last 11 holes
He eventually signed for a 19 over par round of 91 and is, perhaps unsurprisingly, last in the field.
After his round he said, “If you learn anything from me today, it’s don’t withdraw, don’t give up, have fun with it. It’s a game, everybody has a bad day.”
Related: Golfer shoots 127 in US Open qualifying
DeArmond is 27 back of round one leader Maverick McNealy, but only 11 back of two-time Major champion Angel Cabrera who carded an 80.

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Sky will show the tournament for the first time since 2016Sky Sports To Show 2019 USPGA Championship
Sky Sports has confirmed that it will show this year’s USPGA Championship, the first time the company has the rights to the tournament since 2016.
It was also recently reported that Sky had secured rights to the Masters once again which it confirmed today also.
That means that for the first time since 2016, the broadcaster will show all four men’s Majors.
Sky also has the rights to all five women’s Majors in 2019 too.
The 2019 USPGA Championship sees a change in schedule and has moved to May, which has meant wholesale schedule changes for both the PGA and European Tours.
The move also saw both of the PGA and European Tour’s flagship events move, with the Players Championship moving to March and the BMW PGA Championship moving to a new September date.
This year’s USPGA Championship is the tournament’s 101st playing and takes place at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course in the state of New York on Long Island.
The course has hosted two US Opens, in 2002 and 2009, and is the venue for the 2024 Ryder Cup.

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Brooks Koepka will defend the title he won last year at Bellerive, where he picked up his third Major title after edging out Tiger Woods.
That tournament was broadcast on Eleven Sports in the UK, with the previous year’s Championship being shown on the BBC.
Both broadcasters received criticism for their broadcasts from the UK’s hardcore golf fans so the news of Sky’s acquisition of the 2019 tournament will surely be good news to many.
The USPGA Championship takes place from 16th-19th May.
Barney Francis Head of Sky Sports said: “It promises to be a stunning year for golf fans with countless fascinating stories of the best players on the planet jostling for the biggest prizes on pristine courses. Will Georgia Hall at just 22 add to her major collection? Can Europe regain the Solheim Cup?
“Justin Rose as world No 1 will be challenging for every tournament. Can Rory complete the set of majors by winning at Augusta and can Europe’s dominance at the Ryder Cup convert into major victories? It’s all set for a thrilling year and Sky Sports will have every twist and turn covered.”

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The Spaniard put his Saudi disqualification down to a mix of some personal things and frustration with the greensGarcia Says He Received Emotional Personal News Prior To Saudi DQSergio Garcia has publicly spoken about his Saudi International disqualification in an interview with the Golf Channel.
The 2017 Masters champion was DQ’d due to serious misconduct after damaging greens at Royal Greens G&CC.
The Spaniard seemed very remorseful and emotional in a clip via Sky Sports, where he put his anger down to a mix of receiving emotional personal news earlier in the week and frustration at the greens.
“Something I feel ashamed of, I’m not proud of it,” he said.
“But the only thing I can do is apologise for it, hope that people accept it, show everyone that I’m ready to move forward and show everyone how I am and how I can behave on the course.
“I received some very emotional personal news early that week that didn’t help and obviously that was in the back of my mind.
“As I got frustrated on the course, then everything erupted. It was a mix of some emotional personal things going on and with a little frustration with the greens and unfortunately it ended up the way I wish it wouldn’t have.”
And on how his fellow professionals with deal with it, Garcia apologises and wants to show people that he is a good person as well as a good golfer.
“I’m sure that some of them are not going to be happy about. Obviously we all make mistakes and I’m the first one to admit it.
“The only thing I can do is like I said is apologise like I did, obviously I’m gonna work hard like I said to behave the best way possible and show everyone that I’m not only a good golfer but I’m a good person.”

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The former World Number One has been criticical of the new Rules of GolfAdam Scott Says New Rules Have Made Golf A Laughing Stock
One or two Tour Pros have been outspoken on the new Rules of Golf already this year, with the most high profile being Bryson DeChambeau who called the new knee-height drop “a bit absurd”.
The Golfing Scientist has been putting with the flagstick in this year and so has Adam Scott, who, like DeChambeau, has also been critical of the Rules.
Speaking to the New York Times, the 2013 Masters champion’s comments were mainly negative, although he, unsurprisingly, was upbeat on the new flagstick Rule.
“To be honest, it almost changes the whole aim of the game. It’s to hit the pin, not hole the putt,” he said.
“It takes speed out of your head so much. It even takes some reading of the green out.”
Scott has seen success already in 2019, racking up a 2nd place finish at the Farmers Insurance Open.
Scott is one of a number of Tour Pros who has been putting with the flagstick in. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images)
The Aussie currently ranks 26th in the PGA Tour’s SG: Putting statistics with an average of +0.69.
That is up on last year where he ranked 165th with an average of -0.285.
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Whilst he may be enjoying the new flagstick Rule, Scott is unhappy with most of the others by the sound of it.
“They’ve just written more grey areas into the game that were not necessary,” he told the NY Times.
“Let’s have all the rules on the back of the scorecard for people to get into the game of golf,” he said, adding, “And then as you get playing more you can maybe learn some finer points of this very complex game.
“We haven’t had a lot of changes in golf in the history of the game, and we’ve had a lot recently – rules changes weekly in some cases – and it’s crazy.”
“I think we’re becoming the laughing stock.”

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