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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 6, NUMBER 128                                                       
Thursday, June 30, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I know Rory and Jason and Jordan, when they play their best, they're going to be very, very difficult to beat, just like when I play my best. It's going to be hard to beat me.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you guess how many players in this week’s WGC Bridgestone field have previously won World Golf Championships event?

TAYLORMADE ADDS TWO TO IT STAFF: TaylorMade has added Romain Langasque and Jonathan Garrick to its Tour staff. Langasque joins the company after turning professional following the 2016 Masters Tournament, where he became the first French amateur to make the cut at the Masters and ultimately finished T39. The 21-year-old Frenchman won the 2016 Spanish Amateur and was the 2015 British Amateur champion, also making the cut at the 2015 Open Championship. Prior to the season’s first major, he defeated the U.S. Amateur champion 4&3 in the Georgia Cup, an annual match between the Amateur and U.S. Amateur champions.

Garrick joins the TaylorMade Tour staff following a successful four-year tenure at UCLA. In October of 2015, he picked up a win at the Erin Hills Intercollegiate and finished the year with five additional top-10 performances, including T-7 at the Pac-12 Championships. The previous season, he was named GCAA Second Team All-America and First Team All-Pac-12 after leading the UCLA Bruins with a 71.2 scoring average.

“We’re delighted to bring Romain and Jonathan onboard as the newest members of Team TaylorMade,” said Chuck Presto, Senior Vice President, Global Sports Marketing. “It’s no secret the level of talent each of these young men possesses and we’re excited they’ll be putting the highest performing golf products in the world in their hands as they take the next steps in their professional careers.”

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CATERING TO A NICHE MARKET: Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts has announced the launch of Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences, a collection of once-in-a-lifetime packages that pair the most elite golf experiences with luxury accommodations at select Waldorf Astoria hotels. The annual program will visit new destinations each year, with the inaugural year debuting at four properties: Waldorf Astoria Chicago, Waldorf Astoria Edinburgh, Waldorf Astoria New York, and Waldorf Astoria Orlando. Each package offers access to some of the world’s exclusive courses as named in Golf Digest’s “100 Greatest Golf Courses.” Each participating destination will be exclusive to the first 16 guests who book the package (four groups of four), with the exception of Waldorf Astoria New York, which will accept the first 11 guests who book the package.

"In launching the Waldorf Astoria Golf Experiences, Waldorf Astoria guests now have access to several of the most exclusive golf courses and itineraries that are nearly impossible to book otherwise," said John T.A. Vanderslice, global head, Waldorf Astoria Hotels & Resorts. “Giving our guests the access to book these bespoke offerings – from a brand they already trust to exceed their expectations – further positions Waldorf Astoria as a leader in guest service and unforgettable experiences.” Pricing for the packages begin at $3,999 per player, based on single occupancy.

ON THE TEE: SCNS Sports Foods, maker of the 1st Tee and 10th Tee nutrition and energy bars, has signed as a sponsor of PGA TOUR professional Scott Langley. As part of the agreement, Langley’s PGA Tour bag will carry the company’s 1st Tee nutrition bar logo. Financial terms were not disclosed.

WEB GEMS:

BACK TO BUSINESS: Only 61 players are at Firestone, the smallest field since 2001, when this WGC featured a 39-man field of only Presidents Cup and Ryder Cup players.
Dustin Johnson might have a little rust, but he is equipped with more confidence than ever. It was a popular victory, evident by the number of messages he received. Among the most meaningful was from hockey great Wayne Gretzky, his future father-in-law, who told him it was one of the greatest performances he ever saw. "It meant a lot, because he's seen a lot of good things," Johnson said. READ MORE>>>

LADIES TOO: South African Lee-Anne Pace, citing Zika concerns, became the first women's golfer to withdraw from the 2016 Rio Olympics on Wednesday, joining a growing exodus on the men's side that includes the world's top-ranked player. READ MORE>>>

IT’S ABOUT MAJORS: Rory McIlroy believes the spate of withdrawals from this summer's Olympics is not embarrassing for golf because the Games do not represent the "pinnacle" of the sport. "I've said to people I have four Olympic Games (major championships) a year. That's my pinnacle. That's what I play for. That's what I'll be remembered for. Some people argue that it would have been better to send amateurs there, but the whole reason that golf is in the Olympics is because they wanted the best players to go and compete. But unfortunately with where it is this year, people just aren't comfortable going down there and putting themselves or their family at risk.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I know Rory and Jason and Jordan, when they play their best, they're going to be very, very difficult to beat, just like when I play my best. It's going to be hard to beat me.”--Dustin Johnson.

Ten players in this week’s WGC field have previously won a World Golf Championships events:
Jason Day (2014 & 2016 Dell Match Play)
Dustin Johnson (2013 HSBC Champions, 2015 Cadillac Championship)
Adam Scott (2011 Bridgestone Invitational, 2016 Cadillac Championship)
Russell Knox (2015 HSBC Champions)
Matt Kuchar (2013 Dell Match Play)
Shane Lowry (2015 Bridgestone Invitational)
Phil Mickelson (2009 Cadillac Championship)
Patrick Reed (2014 Cadillac Championship)
Justin Rose (2012 Cadillac Championship)
Bubba Watson (2014 HSBC Champions)

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 6, NUMBER 127                                                       
Wednesday, June 29, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Unfortunately with what's going on with Brazil and Rio with the Zika virus, there's a small chance it could happen, and I just can't put my family through that, especially with the future children we're looking at having. My wife wants four kids, which I've said I want two, but I've got the last say in that. She wants four kids, and obviously if we're having four kids I need to make sure we -- make sure that the priority is family first over that.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2015 Barracuda Championship?

TWO WEEKS NOTICE! In two weeks, Olympic golf representatives will be finalized. The Olympic Men’s Golf Competition (August 11-14) field will consist of 60 players. The International Golf Federation will utilize the Official World Golf Ranking to determine eligibility. The top 15 world-ranked players will automatically be eligible for the Olympics, with a limit of four players from a given country. Beyond the top-15, players will be eligible based on the world rankings, with a maximum of two eligible players from each country that does not already have two or more players among the top 15. The qualification deadline will be the Olympic Golf Rankings of July 11, 2016.

There are 17 players in the field at the Bridgestone Invitational this week on the current Olympic Golf Ranking who could potentially represent their respective countries at the Olympic Games. The host country, Brazil, is guaranteed at least one athlete in each of the Women’s and Men’s Competitions respectively, only if it does not qualify any athlete through the Olympic Golf Rankings of July 11, 2016. The updated rankings are published weekly at http://www.igfgolf.org/olympic-games/ogr-men/.

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TWO MORE ON THE LIST: World number one Jason Day and Ireland's Shane Lowry on Tuesday withdrew from August's Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, citing fears over the Zika virus. READ MORE>>>

LEST WE FORGET: The PGA is marking the anniversary of the Battle of Somme by pledging to find the names of any of its members killed in the fighting. It follows the launch of Sport Remembers the Somme 1916-2016 – a campaign by the Royal British Legion which pays tribute to the sportsmen and women who gave their lives in the 141-day battle which claimed more than 1.1 million lives. READ MORE>>>

FREE: Tathata Golf (www.tathatagolf.com) announced that in an effort to help grow the game of golf it is offering its golf training program free to all LPGA and PGA teaching professionals and apprentices. "We are honored to come alongside the current instructors and share our program for the betterment of the game,” said Bryan Hepler, Founder of Tathata Golf. “It has been my unwavering passion to give this to all instructors so that they could simply validate the truth and essence of it for themselves. I look to give each LPGA and PGA professional the opportunity to see for themselves why so many golfers are running to our training and more importantly be able to speak with strength about the program as they support their clientele’s success with Tathata Golf.”

WEB GEMS:

WATSON HOPING TO INSPIRE: One of the worst floods in West Virginia history has left thousands of residents homeless, displaced and injured, with at least 24 deaths. The PGA will do its part with a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help residents in West Virginia affected by the floods. PGA Tour commissioner Tim Finchem said it was difficult to see the pain and suffering caused by the floods and he hopes the donation will provide some relief. Watson will also do his part. He and his family will donate at least $250,000 to local organizations, including Neighbors Loving Neighbors and local churches. "These are people that I see every day at the hotel, at the golf courses working and now they have nothing," Watson said. "It's very devastating, but it grows a community together." READ MORE>>>

NO PRESSURE: Jordan Spieth has admitted he is uncertain about his participation in this summer’s Olympics. Spieth accepted his position as the poster boy of American golf put added pressure on him but he is to weigh up all the issues before making a decision. “Right now, I’m uncertain,” said the 22-year-old ahead of this week’s WGC-Bridgestone Invitational. “Do I feel an added burden? Potentially. I think all four of the Americans do. I feel like one of four with maybe a slightly higher burden now that the guys have dropped out. READ MORE>>>

LAST CHANCE: Colin Montgomerie will play at the British Open for the first time in six years after coming through final qualifying on Tuesday to claim a place in next month's championship at Royal Troon. The 53-year-old shot a five-under-par aggregate after 36 holes at Gailes Links to take the final spot after an agonizing two-hour wait as he qualified with Swede Oskar Arvidsson, ranked a lowly 1,418, and 23-year-old Spaniard Scott Fernandez. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Unfortunately with what's going on with Brazil and Rio with the Zika virus, there's a small chance it could happen, and I just can't put my family through that, especially with the future children we're looking at having. My wife wants four kids, which I've said I want two, but I've got the last say in that. She wants four kids, and obviously if we're having four kids I need to make sure we -- make sure that the priority is family first over that.”--World #1 Jason Day

JJ Henry won the 2015 Barracuda Championship in a playoff over Kyle Reifers. Henry made an eagle-three on the second hole of sudden death (No. 18) for the victory.

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 6, NUMBER 126                                                       
Tuesday, June 28, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “To have our sport back into the Olympics over 100 years is just amazing. Obviously unfortunately there's a certain virus that's hanging in the air and, you know, a lot of our golfers are of that age now where they want to have families. So there's a lot of concern going around on tour with these certain players. I wish I could have qualified because I would have gone because we passed that stage in our lives. But it is what it is, but it's wonderful and exciting to see golf in the Olympics.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Only one player has played in 50+ WGC events since its inception. Can you name who it is?

IS THE SKY FALLING? Given golf’s roots are firmly planted in the UK and it remains an important geography from equipment companies to players, especially on the European Tour, is Brexit the "most disastrous single event in British history since the second world war?" So says Martin Wolf, London-based chief economics commentator at the Financial Times, and one of the world’s most thoughtful business columnists. So, could it really be that bad? “I think so, in terms of its economic effects over the short and medium term and its political effect over the longer term. I can’t think of an event comparable.” READ MORE>>>

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CALLAWAY PRESENTS A SHORT GAME OPTION: Callaway Golf is offering golfers another option for getting up and down around greens. The company tankchipperhas announced the X-Act Tank Chipper that utilizes Odyssey’s Tank weighting philosophy to help ensure a smoother swing, while promoting more consistent contact. It’s designed to function like an Approach Putter, providing an easy-to-hit option that plays between a putter and a wedge for those tricky shots around the greens. The Hi-Def Marxman Alignment System offers players a visual aid for accuracy, while a polymer insert and hybrid-like sole design, help to get the ball out of trouble and rolling right to the target.

The heavier 355-gram head weight promises a smoother swing to promote more consistent contact, the company said. It also comes equipped with a Superstroke oversized grip. The oversized, non-taper grip design, Odyssey said, helps stabilize the wrists and hands through impact. The longer design also allows players to put their hands in different positions to get the correct feel on a variety of shots. Essentially, the heavier grip gives a counterbalance feel that helps quiet the hands through impact. It also features two alignment stripes running the length of the club for alignment purposes in an effort to make it easier for improved accuracy.

The X-Act Tank Chipper is available in 37* and 46* loft options (right-handed only) with a price tag of $129.99 each. Callaway officials indicated the X-Act Tank Chipper is currently under review by the USGA. The company released its first Odyssey Chipper several years back and it confirmed to USGA rules. Therefore, its expected the second generation will be as well.

SWING AWAY! Golf and its participants have a fascination with distance. The longer the better. And we always want more. Credit Arccos – maker of the game’s only GPS + Live Shot Tracking + Tour Analytics platform, for offering a feature that could play on the male ego. If successful, it will help to sell more units of its product.

The company has introduced King of the Hole, a new feature for its Arccos Driver system that turns any driving hole into a virtual long drive competition. In celebration of the launch, the company is running an enter-to-win promotion through July 8 at www.arccosgolf.com. The Grand Prize package is highlighted by a two-person trip to the New York City area for a round of golf with and King of the Hole power driving lesson from two-time World Long Drive Champion Jamie Sadlowski.

King of the Hole includes a live leaderboard for each driving hole across the nearly 40,000 courses mapped on the Arccos system. Each leaderboard is populated with the yardages for the 10 longest drives in the fairway recorded by Arccos Driver users on that hole, and the players’ names.

Upon stepping up to the tee box, players will see a King of the Hole target zone in the form of two white lines across the Arccos Driver GPS hole map. These denote the thresholds to achieve a King of the Hole crown, or earn a spot on the leaderboard. They will also see a King of the Hole badge in the upper left of their screen. When tapped, that reveals the live leaderboard for the hole. Users who earn a crown and are later dethroned, will receive an automatic notification of their new status.

“System enhancements like King of the Hole further extend our category leadership position while fostering even deeper engagement with our rapidly expanding user base,” stated Sal Syed, Arccos CEO. “In this case, King of the Hole aligns perfectly with our sponsorship of both Jamie Sadlowski and the 2016 World Long Drive Championship.”

BACK TO NORMAL, WHATEVER THAT IS! The PGA TOUR has released its 2016-17 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, several of which return to their traditional pre-Olympic dates and others that have a venue change and/or new title sponsor. READ MORE>>>

MCDOWELL AND COMPANY HAVE A DATE AT TROON: A further eleven players have secured their places in The 145th Open at Royal Troon. The players earned their place in the starting field as the highest ranked non-exempt players in the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of Week 26 (24 – 27 June 2016). READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

WE SALUTE YOU! Despite being deployed most of the past year to Kuwait, an Army officer remains a front-line volunteer for his favorite hometown golf tournament in Akron, Ohio. For the first time in five years, Maj. Tim Jenkins will not be a member of the volunteer mobile device squad at the 2016 World Golf Championships Bridgestone Invitational, set for June 29 through July 3 at Firestone Country Club. Jenkins has, however, continued to serve as a volunteer for the PGA Tour event by recruiting tournament volunteers stateside via social media and email from Kuwait, where he serves as a brigade intelligence officer. "This is a way for me, even from here, to be able to give back to the community," said Jenkins, 37, a 17-year Army intelligence officer. "I've been around the world. I've been to many places outside of the United States and I've been all over the U.S. This is just a small way for me to give back to a community that I severely love." READ MORE>>>

MULLIGAN? The first vote was certainly conclusive, but the consequences so devastating that those with an eye on the broader interests of unity and equality have decided to hold a second ballot. Beleaguered supporters of Britain remaining in the EU must take heart this morning from the actions of Muirfield golf course, which has announced it is to hold another vote on allowing female members to join the club only weeks after members rejected the proposal. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “To have our sport back into the Olympics over 100 years is just amazing. Obviously unfortunately there's a certain virus that's hanging in the air and, you know, a lot of our golfers are of that age now where they want to have families. So there's a lot of concern going around on tour with these certain players. I wish I could have qualified because I would have gone because we passed that stage in our lives. But it is what it is, but it's wonderful and exciting to see golf in the Olympics.”--Ernie Els.

Most World Golf Championships appearances (Dell Match Play, Cadillac Championship, Bridgestone Invitational and HSBC Champions since it become a World Golf Championships event in 2009)
Lee Westwood 54
Sergio Garcia 49
Ernie Els 48
Phil Mickelson 47
Adam Scott 47
Jim Furyk 46
Tiger Woods 44
Ian Poulter 44
(These numbers do not include the 2016 Bridgestone Invitational)

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 6, NUMBER 125                                                       
Monday, June 27, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I would like to say next week. I would love to say it, but I can't. It's frustrating. I've been like this for, what, seven months. It's not fun. It's a tough road. I know I'm getting better, I'm progressing, but still I'm just not quite ready to be out here. And that's the hard part as a player and competitor where I'm not out here competing where I know I can play with these guys, I know I still can. I just need to get healthy enough where I can do it on a regular basis.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last player over the age of 40 to win on the PGA TOUR?

EARLY ADOPTERS: Quicken Loans National marked the first week of Titleist 917 prototype driver seeding on the PGA TOUR. Of the 28 Titleist drivers in play, 18 players (64%) chose to put a 917 model in the bag the first week it became available. The 917D2 and 917D3 models were evenly split with nine of each in play. Twelve (12) of the 18 players (67%) who played a 917 driver made the cut. The prototype drivers were also seeded at the Web.com Tour's Air Capital Classic where 19 of the 33 Titleist drivers (58%) in player were 917 models.

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SOME IOC MEMBERS ARE NOT HAPPY WITH GOLF: "I think it is appalling," said IOC member Barry Maister, winner of an Olympic gold medal in hockey at Montreal 1976, told New Zealand radio station Newstalk ZB.  "I don't like it and I don't think the sport should be allowed to continue in the Games under that scenario. Once they've got in, they have got to deliver. Just getting in with your name, and then putting up some second or third rate players, is so far from the Olympic ideal or the expectation of the Olympic Movement. The Olympics is about the best, and they pledged the best. Quite frankly, any sport that cannot deliver its best athletes, in my view, should not be there." READ MORE>>>

YOU CAN’T FIGHT MOTHER NATURE: The PGA Tour canceled the Greenbrier Classic, scheduled for July 7-10, on Saturday because of devastating flooding in West Virginia. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem said officials were heartbroken by the devastation in West Virginia and offered their thoughts and prayers. "Canceling the Greenbrier Classic is certainly the most prudent course of action as our foremost concern is the well-being of those who are having to live through this tragic situation," Finchem said. READ MORE>>>

CHANGE OF PLANS: The qualifying place for The 145th Open at Royal Troon that was on offer at the cancelled Greenbrier Classic will move to the Barracuda Championship at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada from June 20 to July 3. The Greenbrier Classic was scheduled to be the last stop in The Open Qualifying Series. One player who finishes in the top five and ties at the Barracuda Championship, who is not already exempt for The Open, will secure a place in The Open from July 14-17, 2016. In the event of a tie, the place will go to the player with the higher ranking in the Official World Golf Ranking (OWGR) for the week commencing 27 June.

The Quicken Loans National was part of The Open Qualifying Series. The leading four players, not otherwise exempt, in the top 12 and ties, earned positions in the field at Royal Troon. The four players who qualified are Billy Hurley III (1), Vijay Singh (2), Jon Rahm (T3) and Harold Varner III (7). Rahm, an Arizona State University product, made his professional debut at the Quicken Loans event.

WINNER’S CLUBS: Billy Hurley III, who was born in Leesburg, Virginia and resides in Annapolis, Maryland, captured his first PGA TOUR victory in his 104th PGA TOUR start. The 2004 graduate of the United States Naval Academy, with a degree in Quantitative Economics, won by three shots over Vijay Singh.

“You know, just being so close to home, close to the Academy, close to where I grew up. And then being a part of the event on the PGA Tour that does the most to honor our military here at Quicken Loans National, just couldn't script a better one for me to win my first Tour win,” Hurley said afterwards. He received an important call Saturday night, which caught him by surprise. “I was sitting on my bed in the hotel room reading and my phone, I always keep it on silent. I get yelled by my wife all the time for my phone being on silent, it's a golfer's habit. It just popped up and said Admiral Mike Mullen. I kind of sat there for a second and I was like, you know what, when the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff calls, you answer the phone. I answered the phone and Admiral Mullen said he was on a fishing trip in Montana but he just wanted to call me and we talked for maybe three, four minutes and he just told me what he tells me every time we talk, how proud he is and how proud the military is of me and the Naval Academy of me. It was really special for him to think of me last night.” Hurley won’t forget the first time he won on the PGA TOUR, which also gets him into the Bridgestone Invitational this week and The Open Championship at Royal Troon the following week. Here is what Billy Hurley III used to win the 2016 Quicken Loans.

Driver: TaylorMade M1 430 (9.5 degrees) with a Mitsubishi Tensei 60 shaft
Fairway Metal: TaylorMade M2, 15 degrees
Hybrids: TaylorMade SLDR (19, 21 degrees) and Adams Pro Mini (23 degrees)
Irons: Bridgestone J40 Forged (5-9) and Titleist Vokey SM6 PW with True Temper Dynamic Gold x100 shafts.
Wedges: Cleveland 588 RTX 2.0 Custom (54 degrees); Cleveland 588 Custom (60 degrees)
Putter: TaylorMade Itsy Bitsy Spider Limited
Golf Ball: Bridgestone Tour B330S

Billy Hurley III’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 22
Pars: 45
Bogeys: 5
Double Bogeys: 0
Cumulative Score: 267

WEB GEMS:

WHAT’S NEXT? Britain’s decision to leave the European Union could spell bad news for the European Tour’s future. Like many international organizations based in Britain, the European Tour has no idea what leaving the nation’s vote Thursday to leave the EU might mean for business. “Like all global companies whose main headquarters are in the U.K., we are now in the process of assessing the implications for our business following the result of the referendum vote on June 23,” a spokesperson for the European Tour said. READ MORE>>>

HOW SWEDE IT IS! Henrik Stenson won his tenth European Tour title at the BMW International Open at Golf Club Gut Lärchenhof. The Swede had to tackle 36 holes on Sunday after rain delays prevented him from taking to the course on day three and he signed for a third-round 67 in the morning to open up a one-shot lead. READ MORE>>>

FAMILY FIRST: South Africa's Branden Grace has pulled out of this summer's Olympics in Rio because of fears around the Zika virus. Grace, 28, who won the RBC Heritage in April, said: "I am getting married in November and hoping to start a family. I must put their health first.” READ MORE>>>

KO RACKS UP ANOTHER WIN: Lydia Ko cruised into the winner's circle for a third time this season to claim her 13th career title on the LPGA Tour with a three-shot victory at the Arkansas Championship on Sunday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I would like to say next week. I would love to say it, but I can't. It's frustrating. I've been like this for, what, seven months. It's not fun. It's a tough road. I know I'm getting better, I'm progressing, but still I'm just not quite ready to be out here. And that's the hard part as a player and competitor where I'm not out here competing where I know I can play with these guys, I know I still can. I just need to get healthy enough where I can do it on a regular basis.” --Tiger Woods after the 2016 Quicken Loans National.

The last time someone 40 or over was victorious on the PGA TOUR was Davis Love III at the 2015 Wyndham Championship. The current Ryder Cup captain was 51 years, 4 months and 10 days when he picked up his 21st career PGA TOUR title.

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 6, NUMBER 124                                                       
Friday, June 24, 2016

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “When I get to 40, I'm going to re-evaluate everything. I would like to see where I'm at in my career because I might want to go, 'You know what, I'm done. I'm just happy with everything,' and I'm going to go off my merry way and I'll probably never pick up a golf club ever again.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Who has made the most amount of money playing the PGA TOUR this season?

G’DAY MATE: Topgolf has signed a letter of intent to license its concept exclusively in Australia to Village Roadshow Limited (ASX: VRL). The agreement signifies topgolfTopgolf's first joint venture outside of the United States and United Kingdom. The first planned Australian venue will be situated on approximately 15 acres of land adjacent to Warner Bros. Movie World on the Gold Coast, Queensland. Village Roadshow will manage the venue on a day-to-day basis.

"We are thrilled to partner with Village Roadshow to bring our one-of-a-kind Topgolf concept to Australia," said Topgolf President Neil Allen, who oversees Topgolf's international division. "As we enter this new market, the Village Roadshow team will offer invaluable expertise so that we can enhance the signature Topgolf experience with local character. This deal is a major step forward in executing our wide-reaching international expansion strategy as we grow our global community of Topgolf fans."

Construction will begin on the first venue within the next few months with an opening scheduled for mid- to late 2017. The three-level, 65,000-square-foot venue will closely resemble the Topgolf model in the United States. "We have been working on this exciting project for two and a half years, and we are proud to partner with the people of Topgolf who have created such a unique and memorable experience," said Village Roadshow Co-Chairman and CEO Robert Kirby. Topgolf currently has 26 venues and 13 million guests annually.

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MAY THE FORCE BE WITH YOU: One equipment company is looking to get some help from a powerful mouse that has influential friends. TaylorMade-adidas taylormadeGolf Company has announced a global golf merchandise license agreement with Disney to include the Star Wars franchise. The launch of the TaylorMade range featuring iconic characters and branding synonymous with Star Wars. 

Jason Howarth, TaylorMade-adidas Golf's category director, said, “As a company we are incredibly excited to be working with Disney. We know that there are thousands of golfers out there who are massive Star Wars fans, and to be able to collaborate with such an iconic brand to create this range of bespoke merchandise is a fantastic opportunity. We’re greatly looking forward to working more closely with the team at Disney to further build the relationship between the brands.” The Star Wars product range will include Star Wars branded golf balls, headcovers, umbrellas, divot tools, gloves, tees and valuables pouches.

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STOP MESSING WITH U.S. OPEN COURSES! READ MORE>>>

NO THANK YOU: Graeme McDowell has declined the opportunity to replace Rory McIlroy in the Ireland team for the Rio Olympics. The 2010 US Open champion, McDowell, was lined up to take McIlroy’s place alongside Shane Lowry but on Wednesday he issued a statement. READ MORE>>>

COUNT ME IN! Padraig Harrington stepped up for Ireland after compatriots Graeme McDowell and Rory McIlroy ruled out playing in Rio when golf returns to the Olympics for the first time in 112 years. The decision left Harrington as next in line, based on current ranking points. "It would be a huge honor for me to represent Ireland at the Olympic Games, having played an active role in golf’s bid to be re-included in the Olympic Games program," said Harrington. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “When I get to 40, I'm going to re-evaluate everything. I would like to see where I'm at in my career because I might want to go, 'You know what, I'm done. I'm just happy with everything,' and I'm going to go off my merry way and I'll probably never pick up a golf club ever again.”--world #1 Jason Day.

Through the playing of the U.S. Open, Jason Day has made $5,868,610 in PGA TOUR earnings. He currently leads the PGA TOUR this season in earnings. In second place is Dustin Johnson ($4,971,424) followed by Adam Scott ($4,806,335). Rounding out the top five is Jordan Spieth ($4,136,032) and Russell Knox ($3,084,086)

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