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Web Street Golf Daily Pulse
VOLUME 5, NUMBER 240                                                       
Friday, December 12, 2014

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think the two next realistic goals are the career Grand Slam, and trying to become the most successful European player ever. And hopefully, when I achieve those, I can start to think about other things. But right now, that's what my focus is.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the player that earned more in 2014 than he had in his entire PGA TOUR career leading up to it? HINT: He won a major in 2010.

THANK YOU: Due to the upcoming holiday season, the Daily Pulse’s final issue for 2014 is today. Publishing will resume again on January 2, 2015. In the event anything of significance happens in the golf world during this typically quiet period, it will be reported in a standalone email. Thank you to everyone who has supported the Daily Pulse and helped to make it a success. Happy Holidays and a very happy and healthy 2015 to one and all.

THE FINER POINTS: There exists a compelling argument that very few understand the PGA TOUR’s FedExCup system. Perhaps the best-known fact about it is the payout, specifically the first place amount that is awarded annually. For all those golf geeks out there, this one is for you!

The PGA TOUR Policy Board has approved a recommendation to reduce the number of points awarded for each of the four FedExCup Playoff tournaments. Beginning in 2015, The Barclays, Deutsche Bank Championship, BMW Championship and TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will award 2,000 points for a victory (down from 2,500) with all other places being reduced by the same proportion. The intent, according to PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem, is to place a greater emphasis on season-long performance, yet maintain the element of volatility and movement throughout the Playoffs.

“Every year since the FedExCup was introduced in 2007, we have reviewed the points structure with the Player Advisory Council and four Player Directors who sit on the Policy Board,” Finchem said. “We believe this slight modification will add greater significance to players having an outstanding season leading into the Playoffs, while still allowing for the excitement of volatility and movement during the Playoffs, particularly as players vie to make the final 30 for the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola.”

With the change, reset points for the TOUR Championship also have been proportionately reduced to maintain the current scenarios of all 30 players having a chance to win the FedExCup and $10 million bonus. Additionally, the Board voted to eliminate a secondary cut for the playoffs that normally would occur after three rounds when more than 78 players make the 36-hole cut.

KEEPING UP WITH THE JONES: Bobby Jones announced its Spring 2015 XH2O line, which incorporates moisture wicking function, UV protection and breathability. “The XH2O line is one of my favorite areas of our Spring 2015 collection because it is what I believe Mr. Jones would wear if he were competing today,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports.  “Anyone who has studied golf history knows Mr. Jones, while a gentleman, was a fiery competitor on the course. He would never have ceded anything he believed to be a competitive advantage to the rest of the field, including performance and flexibility in his apparel. We’ve designed our line to answer the call for elegant, sophisticated performance golf apparel that can facilitate the best round of your life on the course and, importantly, still afford great styling for your dinner engagement that evening.”

The XH2O polos range in price from $79.50-$89 depending on style, and will be available at retail beginning January 15th.

WEB GEMS:

THE PLOT CONTINUES TO THICKEN: Three people close to Rory McIlroy made a “concerted effort” to destabilize the golfer’s relationship with the sports agency he had signed a representation agreement with, the High Court has been told. Those people were consultant Donal Casey, who later became CEO of Rory McIlroy Inc, Sean O’Flaherty, the golfer’s personal assistant, and Mr McIlroy’s father, Gerry, said counsel Maurice Collins. READ MORE>>>

PEBBLE GETS HIT: One of the two cypress trees in the landing area of the 18th fairway at Pebble Beach Golf Links was toppled Thursday by strong winds that were a part of what the National Weather Service predicted would be one of Northern California’s strongest storms in years. READ MORE>>>

GAME CHANGER! Adam Scott and his wife Marie Kojzar are expecting their first child. READ MORE>>>

AUSSIE, AUSSIE, AUSSIE: Australians Scott Strange and Wade Ormsby shared the second-round lead at the Australian PGA on Friday, with defending champion Adam Scott two strokes behind and American Boo Weekley three off the lead. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I think the two next realistic goals are the career Grand Slam, and trying to become the most successful European player ever. And hopefully, when I achieve those, I can start to think about other things. But right now, that's what my focus is.”--Rory McIlroy after winning the PGA Championship, his fourth major championship and second of the year.

Two-time major champion Martin Kaymer earned $4,532,537 on the PGA TOUR in 2014. He played 19 events and won the US Open and Players Championship. From 2008 to 2013, Kaymer played 64 times, including a win at the 2010 PGA Championship. His earnings were $3,765,591 prior to January 1st 2014.

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 5, NUMBER 239                                                       
Thursday, December 11, 2014

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm immensely proud of myself. I never dreamed of being at this point in my career so quickly. I've really found my passion again for golf. Not that it ever dwindled, but it's what I think about when I get up in the morning. It's what I think about when I go to bed. I just want to be the best golfer that I can be. And I know if I can do that, then trophies like this are within my capability.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Adam Scott has played 87 events on the PGA TOUR in the past five years. How many times do you think he has failed to cash a check in that time?

GONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Golf, and college golf in particular, lost a great friend in April with the passing of former Golfweek writer Ron Balicki. He was days shy of his 66th birthday when he lost his eight-month bout with cancer. Balicki wrote about the college and amateur game for more than 30 years, delivering stories not only about the players who would go onto be the PGA Tour’s stars of tomorrow, but stories about amateurs of all talent levels who simply loved to compete. 

In hopes of expanding upon his three decades of journalism excellence, a Ron Balicki Scholarship has been created in his memory. The purpose of this award, to be given annually at the NCAA Championship, is to honor and encourage a student who, in pursuing his or her interest in journalism and writing, exemplifies dedication by writing about college and/or amateur golf. 

“To me, Ron Balicki was the ultimate college and amateur golf writer,” said Denny Glass, former tournament director of the Northeast Amateur and chairman of the steering committee for the Ron Balicki Scholarship Fund. “It was always so inspiring to be around Ron while he was working and witness his enthusiasm and dedication to his craft.”  

A fixture at college and amateur events throughout the country, he touched many lives. The coaches thought so much of him that in 2010, Balicki became the first non-coach inducted into the Golf Coaches Association of America’s Hall of Fame. 
 
Phil Mickelson called Balicki when he was hospitalized in March and left him a voicemail to thank Ron for his integrity. When Rickie Fowler decided that he was leaving college early to turn pro in 2009, he stopped in the middle of a practice round and made the one call he knew he needed to make: He phoned Balicki.

“He had written so much about me, about Oklahoma State, and I didn’t hesitate,” Fowler said. “So I called him that day, right in the middle of my practice round.” Former Georgia Tech standout Matt Kuchar added, “For Ron Balicki to come out and do a proper story on your college tournament, it was a big deal.”

A website for the Ron Balicki Scholarship Fund is under development (RonBalickiScholarship.com). Tax deductible contributions for the Ron Balicki Scholarship Fund can be made payable to “Ron Balicki Scholarship Fund” and mailed to: Ron Balicki Scholarship Fund, c/o GCAA, 1225 West Main, Suite 110, Norman OK, 73069. For further information, please contact the GCAA at (866) 422-2669. 

TIME IS MONEY! Keeping time is somewhat of a double-edged sword in golf. The time it takes to play has often been cited as an obstacle in growing the game from a participation rate. It’s rare when a professional is handed a penalty for slow play and yet the sport relies on sponsorship from Rolex and Omega, which offers charleyhullsome sense of a dysfunctional relationship. Clearly luxury items have always had a place in the game and its unlikely that will ever change, despite a contraction being experienced in the amount of golf being played and the aging demographics of those that continue to play. All that being said, Omega announced it’s reached a deal with 19-year old Charley Hull.

A star on the Ladies European Tour, Hull was named LET Rookie of the Year in 2013 and was the youngest woman ever to compete in the international Solheim Cup matches. On March 16, 2014, four days before her 18th birthday, she won her first professional title.

"Everyone is aware of the strong commitment OMEGA has made to women's golf. I'm proud to be part of a roster that includes Stacy, Michelle and Shanshan and which is now working closely with the Ladies European Tour," said Hull. Omega said it has been impressed by Hull’s relentless spirit and her dedication to her sport.  

Omega has also continued it investment in the game as it has entered into a ten-year partnership with the Ladies European Tour (LET), Europe’s leading women’s professional golf tour. “Entering into this partnership was both strategic and meaningful,” explained Omega President Stephen Urquhart. “Omega is proud to support the Ladies European Tour. It is important to the brand that we show our appreciation of golf as a whole and we are happy to bring greater attention to the professional women golfers who are taking the game to a new, exciting level. We look forward to the success of the partnership and can’t wait to see what we can accomplish together.”
 
Omega’s involvement includes a family of golf ambassadors. The watchmaker has relationships with Stacy Lewis, Rory McIlroy, Michelle Wie, Sergio Garcia, Shanshan Feng and Greg Norman. Omega also serves as title sponsor of the European Masters, the Dubai Desert Classic and the Dubai Ladies Masters. The brand is also the Official Timekeeper for The PGA of America's events including the Ryder Cup. Its partnership with the PGA of America was recently extended through 2022. In Rio in 2016, it will mark the 27th time that Omega will serve as Olympic Games Official Timekeeper.

WEB GEMS:

A NEW CHALLENGE: "I think going in I'll be as nervous as I was walking the first tee at Augusta National.  I've done a lot of things in my life, but this ranks in my top five. I'm really excited and want to make this work," said Greg Norman. READ MORE>>>

THINKING OUTSIDE THE BOX: As anybody who has hacked their way through 18 holes will tell you, golf is a hard enough game with two hands on the club so why would you try and play with one? Briton Jason Palmer knows as he prepares to make his European Tour debut at the Alfred Dunhill Championship at Leopard Creek Country Club in South Africa on Thursday where he will put on display his unusual chipping game. The 30-year-old said he would not have reached this level had he not made one key change to his game -- he chips using his right hand only anywhere within 50 yards of the green. READ MORE>>>

WEATHER THE STORY ON THE FIRST DAY DOWN UNDER: Boo Weekley made five birdies and an eagle on his way to a 6-under 66 at the weather-affected Australian PGA on Thursday and a two-stroke lead over a group that included defending champion Adam Scott. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm immensely proud of myself. I never dreamed of being at this point in my career so quickly. I've really found my passion again for golf. Not that it ever dwindled, but it's what I think about when I get up in the morning. It's what I think about when I go to bed. I just want to be the best golfer that I can be. And I know if I can do that, then trophies like this are within my capability.”--Rory McIlroy after winning the Open Championship. He is only the third person (Jack Nicklaus and Tiger Woods) to win the third Major Championship by the age of 25, and the first wire-to-wire winner of the Open since Tiger Woods in 2005.

Adam Scott has been a model of consistency as he has only missed 9 cuts over 87 events in the past five years on the PGA TOUR. In the last three years (2012/13/14) he has only missed one! Currently the world #3 has made the cut in the last 44 events he has teed it up on the PGA TOUR. Over the past five seasons, Scott has earned more than $18.1 million in official earnings on the PGA TOUR.

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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VOLUME 5, NUMBER 238                                                       
Wednesday, December 10, 2014

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's great to add another Open title to my collection and also another country that I have won in. Its home for seven weeks and 100,000 swings for me but before all that I am looking forward to celebrating my latest win. If there is one thing that I have learnt over the last few years is that they don't come along as often as you think, so when they do its important to celebrate them.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Did Phil Mickelson have more top 10 finishes in the 2014 season or missed cuts?

NUMBERS DON’T LIE: Sports Business Journal is reporting the PGA Tour viewership continue to slide with drops in average weekend numbers by 18% (NBC), 14% (CBS) and 9% for Golf Channel early weekend coverage, in the 2013/14 season. The link requires a subscription, however a free trial is available. READ MORE>>>

IN RORY WE TRUST? Even with Rory McIlroy, the world undisputed #1, committed to play in the Irish Open in 2015 and demand exceeding supply for tickets, there is a wall of worry present with the staging of the event.  “There’s uncertainty going forward,” the Tour’s Commercial Director James Finnigan said. “The Irish government’s strategy on golf tourism for the next two years has yet to be determined and we hope they stay with us. They see the benefits than can be gained from golf and we need to get that level of commitment from the government in Ireland and Failte Ireland. We need them to maintain their interest in the Irish Open not just for 2016, which has yet to be determined, but for 2015.” READ MORE>>>

KEY TO SUCCESS: As it’s all been too easy lately to point out the problems challenging golf, here is one person’s perspective on what it takes to overcome the obstacles. The Chairman of the Golf Union of Wales believes adamantly the success or failure of any golf course or club is tied directly to one individual. When you consider the retail experience often mirrored at check in at most places these days, his view provides even more food for thought. READ MORE>>>

TOP HEAVY? Bobby Jones has unveiled its Spring 2015 collection of polo tops. The company promises its most comfortable family of shirts in six styles. “The Bobby Jones brand has long been known among golfers for having the finest cotton golf shirt available and, with the Spring 2015 collection, we’ve ensured that reputation will continue,” said Andy Bell, President/CEO of Jones Global Sports.  “The combination of style, comfort and class we’re offering in a variety of styles in the Spring 2015 collection will appeal to a wide range of golfers who appreciate the finer things in life, regardless of age or body type.” The collection will be available at retail beginning January 15.

BUSINESS IS LOOKING GOOD: Tiger Woods’ firm has been hired to design the new Donald Trump course in Dubai. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

WHERE’S THE CLOUD WHEN YOU NEED IT? The High Court has been told that golfer Rory McIlroy deliberately wiped clean up to eight mobile phones even though they may have contained important information relating to his legal action against his former sports management company. Lawyers for Horizon Sports Management and two other companies said the "factory resetting" of devices was also done to devices belonging to three other key figures in the case, including Mr McIlroy's father, Gerry. Mr McIlroy had initially claimed he changed his devices regularly because of his "transient lifestyle."
But today he had stated he changed them to avoid phone calls from journalists, the court was told. READ MORE>>>

TEEING OFF: Adam Scott would happily forfeit his prized Olympic spot in 2016 if it meant golf’s much heralded return was for the world’s best amateurs instead. “People watch us (as pros) play 45 weeks a year,” Scott said. “If you really wanted to grow the game you’d have the Olympics for amateurs.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's great to add another Open title to my collection and also another country that I have won in. Its home for seven weeks and 100,000 swings for me but before all that I am looking forward to celebrating my latest win. If there is one thing that I have learnt over the last few years is that they don't come along as often as you think, so when they do its important to celebrate them.” --Three time major championship title holder, Padraig Harrington after winning the Indonesia Open on the weekend.

Phil Mickelson failed to win for the first time in a long time in the 2014 season. He posted one top 10 finish (2nd at the PGA Championship) but missed three cuts (Honda, Masters and the Players Championship). You have to go all the way back to 2003 for the last time he didn’t register a PGA TOUR win in a year. He had seven top 10s that year and three missed cuts. The last time Mickelson register more missed cuts than top 10 finishes was 1995! He missed 9 cuts in 24 events and only registered four top 10s.

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 5, NUMBER 237                                                       
Tuesday, December 9, 2014

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I just think that as a golfer, given more time and better and better competition as really every month went on, I was able to grow and get better and step up my game to that next level. Right now it's at its highest level that it's ever been. I believe there are things that I can do better, and I will have to play at least this well if not better to win a major championship.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Can you guess how many under par Rory McIlroy was for the entire 2013/14 PGA Tour season?

HOWDY Y’ALL: PGA TOUR Superstore will soon be calling Southlake, Texas, as home to its growing portfolio. The company has scheduled its grand opening for the location on December 13th. It will boast a 45,000 square foot interactive store; it’s 22nd retail store and its third in Texas, joining two Plano, Texas, locations.

“Golfers and tennis players of all levels in the Southlake/Fort Worth area in for a real treat,” said PGA TOUR Superstore President and CEO Dick Sullivan. “Our experiential golf destination is like no other in the marketplace. If you want to shop like the pros and have access to ‘all things golf,’ you can tap our professional expertise and interactive environment designed to inspire all types of golfers. Whether you’re a beginner or a scratch golfer, you can find everything you need under one roof. And for tennis players, we have the widest selection of brand names in equipment, apparel and footwear.”

The new Southlake store’s December 13 grand opening celebration will include $30,000 in product giveaways and a $10,000 grant to The First Tee of Fort Worth, which is has been the company’s strategy in opening its new locations. “Southlake represents a premier market for our expansion and is the ideal place to build on our established brand and retail presence,” added Sullivan. “We look to double PGA TOUR Superstore’s presence over the next four years with up to 40 locations across the U.S. by 2018, adding one million square feet of new golf and tennis retail space.”

WEB GEMS:

LOOKING FOR THE NEXT LEVEL: Col Swatton reckons it is closer than you think. Reduce the mistakes and continue to improve. Win a major, maybe two. That’s how far Jason Day is from the holy grail. At some point in the next fortnight, Swatton will sit down with Day and tell him such. Along with Day’s wife Ellie and manager Bud Martin, they will plot the way forward. As always, high on the list of priorities will be finding a way to usurp Rory McIlroy at the top of the world rankings, just as it was when Tiger Woods was the sport’s main man. “We had a brief chat the two of us last week and he asked exactly that question,” Swatton — Day’s coach, caddie and mentor — told The Australian yesterday. READ MORE>>>

THE NEXT WAVE? Ernie Els once landed himself in trouble by admitting there are occasions when pro golfers get out the wheelbarrow and fill it with cash. The former Open champion's metaphor helped describe certain tournaments that exist primarily to bolster players' already bulging bank accounts. In the last week, we've witnessed a couple of events that usually fall into this category - Tiger Woods' 18-man World Challenge Tournament in Florida, and the 30-strong field that competed at Sun City in South Africa. However both tournaments were much more than vulgar moneymaking exercises. They proved their substance by yielding exciting winners with performances that create proper launch pads for the 2015 season. READ MORE>>>

FROM HUNTED TO HUNTER? Tiger Woods appears to be on the road to recovery again, only it's no longer a question of how soon before he reaches full speed. There are a lot more cars on the road now. Faster ones, too. Woods acknowledged as much before the Hero World Challenge began when he jokingly said, "Father Time remains undefeated." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I just think that as a golfer, given more time and better and better competition as really every month went on, I was able to grow and get better and step up my game to that next level. Right now it's at its highest level that it's ever been. I believe there are things that I can do better, and I will have to play at least this well if not better to win a major championship.”--Jordan Spieth after his win at the Hero World Challenge.

Rory McIlroy enjoyed a break out year in 2014. He played in 17 events on the PGA TOUR schedule and made every cut. His worst finish was T25 at the WGC Cadillac Championship. He won three times (in a row) and finished runner up twice. In total he had 12 top 10s out of the 17 events he participated in. The world #1 was an aggregate 123 under par for the season. He was -91 on the par 5s, -39 on the par 4s and +7 on the par 3s. In 2013, by comparison, he was winless on the PGA TOUR and -9 for the year. He was -56 on par 5s, but +35 on par 4s and +12 on par 3s last year.

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 5, NUMBER 236                                                       
Monday, December 8, 2014

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I miss school. I've been here on tour longer than I was in school. Now it seems like it was a while ago.” 

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BRAIN TEASER: Jordan Spieth added his name with five other players that have won a tournament by seven shots or more over the competition. How many of the others can you name?

OPEN FORE BUSINESS: Jack Nicklaus officially opened Quivira Golf Club, located at the tip of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. Some are already suggesting it may quiverabe the most majestic course on his impressive resume. "This is one of the great pieces of property in the world,” Nicklaus said. “We tried to create some excitement on the mountain and in the dunes, and I believe we’ve created a golf course that plays as spectacular as it looks.

“I would describe the golf course as one that's taken a long time to get done to start with, but one that's been well worth the wait,” he continued. “It's a golf course that's very pretty. It's got some very, very unusual, spectacular golf shots on it. It's got some difficult shots and some easy shots. It's got obviously great terrain. Most of all it's got some absolutely unbelievable vistas. The views from the golf course are really beautiful.” 

Marked by huge windswept dunes, sheer granite cliffs and rolling desert foothills 10 minutes from downtown Cabo San Lucas, Quivira, the sixth Jack Nicklaus-designed course in Los Cabos, is poised to redefine the Cabo golf experience.

A stylish, thatched-roof clubhouse between the first tee and 18th green at Quivira Golf Club completes the experience that offers a large rectangular bar, a casual steakhouse, and outdoor seating overlooking the sea. Beside the clubhouse is a spacious double-ended practice facility that parallels the ocean, as well as an elongated practice putting green and an expanded short-game practice area.

WINNER’S CLUBS: Jordan Spieth won the Australian Open last week by six. Despite a trip halfway around the world his momentum was never in question as he won the Hero World Challenge by 10 shots. Talk about an encore performance! With his victory, he set a new tournament-record score of 26-under 262, shattering the previous record of 22-under 266 set by Tiger Woods at the 2007 Hero World Challenge. The previous-largest margin of victory at the Hero World Challenge was seven strokes, with Tiger Woods prevailing over Zach Johnson in 2007. Spieth’s week included a third-round 9-under 63 and a seven-stroke cushion heading into the final round, surpassing the previous largest 54-hole lead at the Hero World Challenge (six strokes by Padraig Harrington in 2002 and Tiger Woods in 2007).

Spieth once again played a bag full of Titleist golf equipment in securing consecutive victories on two different continents in back-to-back weeks. He won playing the new Titleist Pro V1x prototype golf ball, 915D2 (9.5 degrees) driver with Aldila Rogue X shaft, 915F (15.0) fairway metal with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 7 X shaft and 915Hd (20.5) hybrid with Graphite Design Tour AD DI 95 X shaft. He played Titleist AP2 714 (4-9) irons with True Temper Project X 6.0 shafts along with Vokey Design SM5 pitching (46), gap (52), sand (56) and lob (60) wedges also with True Temper Project X 6.0 shafts. He won playing a Scotty Cameron 009 prototype putter.

Jordan Spieth’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 1
Birdies: 29
Pars: 39
Bogeys: 1
Double Bogeys: 2
Cumulative Score: 262

WEB GEMS:

STATEMENT? He glanced over at a leaderboard when he made the turn and saw that he was up by 11 shots. And then he made another birdie. "It was the most fun I ever had playing nine holes of golf," Spieth said. READ MORE>>>

SOMETHING TO BE THANKFUL FOR: Tiger Woods tied for last place in his return to golf after four months and found at least one reason for optimism. At least he has his health. READ MORE>>>

GREAT WAY TO START THE NEW YEAR: Danny Willett started the 2015 season in style by claiming the second European Tour title of his career with victory at the Nedbank Golf Challenge. READ MORE>>>

A WIN IS A WIN! Some wins make bigger headlines that others but even though he didn't win a million dollars or a fourth major, Pádraig Harrington's two-shot triumph in Indonesia on Sunday could go down as a massive milestone in the storied career of one of Europe's greatest players. READ MORE>>>

FINALLY! Two-time major champion John Daly ended a 10 year drought by winning the 2014 Beko Classic in Turkey. READ MORE>>>

SCHOOL’S OUT! Cheyenne Woods, the niece of former world No. 1 Tiger Woods, shot a final-round 70 Sunday on the Hills Course at LPGA International in Daytona Beach, Fla., to secure full playing privileges on the LPGA Tour in 2015. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I miss school. I've been here on tour longer than I was in school. Now it seems like it was a while ago.”--Jordan Spieth.

Tiger Woods (12 times), Jack Nicklaus (4), Arnold Palmer (3), Johnny Miller (3) and Phil Mickelson (2) have won by 7 shots or more in their career.

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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