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Photos from the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am

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GolfWRX is live this week from the Monterey Peninsula in Pebble Beach, Calif., for the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, the most scenic and celebrity-filled event on the PGA Tour. Pebble Beach Golf Links sits atop cliffs that overlook Carmel Bay, producing both breathtaking views and an imposing threat. The multi-course event is also played on Spyglass Hill Golf Course and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course.

Phil Mickelson looks to capture his fifth win at the Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but has been battling lower back issues. He withdrew from the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines due to injury, and had a lack luster performance in his title defense at last week’s Waste Management Phoenix Open, aside from throwing footballs into the grandstands.

Brandt Snedeker, this week’s defending champion, and two-time champion Dustin Johnson are also headliners for the tournament, which features seven of the top-21 players in the world rankings. ¬†Snedeker broke the tournament scoring record last year en route to victory, and also captured the pro-am division title alongside fellow Vanderbilt alum Toby Wilt. Johnson will team up again this year with NHL Hall-of-Famer and future father-in-law Wayne “The Great One” Gretzky, or better known in the Instagram/Twitter world as Paulina Gretzky’s dad.

Other notable celebrities are NFL quarterbacks Tom Brady, Alex Smith, and Aaron Rodgers, NFL Coach Bill Belichick, musicians Kid Rock, Kenny G and Darius Rucker, surfer Kelly Slater, tennis star Andy Roddick, actor Don Cheadle, and of course, the rumblin’ stumblin’ sports reporter Chris Berman.

Check out our photos from this week’s event at Pebble Beach.

Monday

2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Mon. Part 1

Tuesday

2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Tues. Part 1
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Tues. Part 2
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Tues. Part 3

Wednesday

2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 1
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 2
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 3
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 4
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Wed. Part 5

Thursday

2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Thurs. Part 1
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Thurs. Part 2
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Thurs. Part 3
2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Thurs. Part 4

Friday

2014 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Fri. Part 1

Special Galleries

Coach Bill Belichick WITB
Wayne Gretzky

Kid Rock
Jim Renner WITB
K.J. Choi WITB
Jason Bohn WITB
Dustin Johnson WITB
Brendon Todd WITB
Daniel Summerhays WITB
Jim Herman WITB
Steven Bowditch WITB
Geoff Oglivy WITB
Jason Kokrak WITB
Ryan Palmer WITB
Graeme McDowell WITB
D.A. Points WITB
Bud Cauley WITB
Kevin Stadler WITB

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  1. the dude

    Feb 7, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    can’t wait to see boomer dig some ditches……

  2. Tony

    Feb 7, 2014 at 3:09 pm

    Who’s sporting the LH Ping Ansers?

  3. Ryan williams

    Feb 7, 2014 at 5:53 am

    Kelly Slater WITB?

    • Greg

      Feb 7, 2014 at 10:54 am

      Once play has started won’t bother the players to get WITB. Kelly didn’t get in until late Wednesday night /early Thursday morning. Flying in after winning a surfing competition in Hawaii.

  4. Will

    Feb 6, 2014 at 6:29 pm

    Anyone have a Peyton Manning WITB photos yet? Curious as to what he plays.

  5. Tyler

    Feb 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

    Few things- What happened to Daly? Why’d he put the lbs back on? I’m kinda suprised Peyton showed up after that EMBARRASSING performance a few days ago. And, lastly who is that hot “ethnic” chick?

    • takeherdeep

      Feb 6, 2014 at 2:51 pm

      I was wondering the same thing. She be good looking….

    • JCorona

      Feb 7, 2014 at 11:20 am

      why wouldn’t Peyton show up?? If anything it proves he is a gentleman and not some whiny pro athlete/sore loser who runs and hides after a poor performance. Or, was it an OUTSTANDING defensive job by the Seahawks??

      Daly probably ate more calories than what he burned off… that is how one “puts the lbs back on”… I am sure he is sorry that he disappointed you….

      And I am sure the “hot ethnic chick” would jump at the chance to introduce herself you seeing how nicely you treat everyone else.

      • Tyler

        Feb 9, 2014 at 4:58 pm

        It really doesn’t prove he is a gentleman. Not sure where you got that from. It proves it didn’t bother him that much to be humiliated by Seattle’s defense. Yes, Seattle embarrassed him.

        I was wondering WHY not HOW Daly put the weight back on.

        You’re right. I think she would rather introduce herself to someone boring like you with no opinions whatsoever and a

    • llamont

      Feb 7, 2014 at 6:05 pm

      “Hot ETHNIC Chick”… Really??? SM”D@mn”H. Reference “Dead Solid Perfect.”

  6. Dummy

    Feb 6, 2014 at 12:44 pm

    Who’s the dude with the long hair, glasses, and puma clothes?

  7. llamont

    Feb 6, 2014 at 12:12 am

    Life appears to be catching up with “Long” John Daly. I hope he pulls it together.

  8. Marcus

    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:06 pm

    What course are the Wednesday photos from?

  9. Marcus

    Feb 5, 2014 at 11:05 pm

    What course is that at? MPCC?

    • Greg

      Feb 5, 2014 at 11:14 pm

      All photos were from the new range at Pebble Beach or the 1st tee at Pebble.

      • Marcus

        Feb 6, 2014 at 12:51 pm

        Ah, thanks, Greg. Been a while since I have been there.

  10. Buck

    Feb 5, 2014 at 8:53 pm

    Who’s the hottie with John Peterson

  11. Tom

    Feb 4, 2014 at 7:59 pm

    Who’s sportin the XTD irons?

  12. Double Mocha Man

    Feb 4, 2014 at 11:48 am

    What?! No Super Bowl Seahawk’s QB’s in the field??? You’re never too short for golf.

    Richard Sherman would be a hoot in this tournament. But alas, he’s on crutches.

  13. Alex

    Feb 3, 2014 at 11:30 pm

    Im gonna need a cash money putter cover! haha

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Miura’s new MC-501 and 601 irons, Tour Series wedges, KM-009 putter (2018 PGA Show Demo Day)

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Miura, the company known best for its forged irons, unveiled two new irons at the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day, along with new Tour Series wedges and a KM-009 putter.

MC-501 irons

According to the company, the MC-501 irons — the MC stands for “muscle cavity” — are like a mix between blade irons and cavity backs; they have the look of a blade, but also have wider soles and longer blade lengths for greater forgiveness. Actually, a Miura representative told us the 501 irons, which are forged from 1020 carbon steel, have the longest blade lengths and widest soles of any iron Miura has ever made. We’re told, however, that all of the lofts are in line with other Miura blades, as is the expected launch and spin the irons produce.

The MC-501 irons will launch in North America on February 20, and they will sell for $260 per club head.

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day.

IC-601 irons

Miura’s new IC-601 irons (4-PW) — they are the iron-set extensions of Miura’s previous ICL-601 driving irons — have hollow cavities for more ball speed, and they have stainless steel back weights to drive CG rearward and raise MOI. They’re made from 455 carpenter steel and will sell for $280 per head.

Tour Series wedges

The first milled wedges from Miura, called the Tour Series, have progressive center of gravities (higher CG in the higher lofts and lower CG in the lower lofts) throughout the line. They’re forged from 1020 carbon steel, and have C-grinds with soles that are narrow in the lower lofts, and get progressively wider as loft goes up.

The Tour Series wedges are available in 48, 50, 52, 54, 56, 58 and 60-degree options, and will sell for $280 each.

KM-009 putter

Lastly, Miura unveiled a new KM-009 putter that, according to Miura, has an enhanced milling process, upgraded graphics, and a lengthened hosel for a bit more face-balance than previous KM putters. A Miura representative estimates the toe hang has gone from 60 degrees down to 45 degrees due to the hosel adjustment.

Available on February 20, the putters will sell for $400 apiece.

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day.

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Footjoy’s new Tour-S shoes and socks, ProFLX gloves (2018 PGA Show Demo Day)

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FootJoy’s new Tour-S shoes are all about stability, according to FootJoy frontman Chris Garrett. That’s why they have hexagon-shaped pods surrounding the spikes, and the outsoles have been “bumped out.”

Garrett compares the Tour-S shoe design to its XPS-1 shoes from 2011, which were also focused on stability, except there are two main differences: 1) the Tour-S shoes are much lighter, says Garrett, and 2) they have more stability on the outsole, as opposed to the insole, since golfers want stability on the backswing but also want to be able to roll their foot through on the forward swing.

In four colorways, the Tour-S shoes are set to hit retail on February 15 for $249 laced, and $279 with the BOA lace system.

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day.

FootJoy’s area on the range at Demo Day was buzzing with golfers getting fit for the company’s new Tour-S golf shoes. And that’s good, because FootJoy frontman Chris Garrett says the most important part of buying a new shoe is the proper fit — he says 70 percent of golfers are wearing the wrong size shoe. So, know your size.

Along with the Tour-S shoes are Tour-S socks — in similar colorways to the shoes — that are specially designed with “roll tabs” to keep the sock from falling down into the shoe. As any golfer knows, there’s nothing worse than when your sock falls down, and your achilles heel is rubbing against the back of your shoe all round. The socks are available for $12 suggested retail.

Also, FootJoy unveiled a new ProFLX glove with TactionLT leather for grip, MicroVent FiberSof for breathability and flexibility, and a ComforTab Velcro Closure system for more comfort around the wrist. The gloves will sell for $21 suggested retail.

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day.

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Jamie Sadlowski discusses his new Cleveland driver, WITB (2018 PGA Show Demo Day)

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Jamie Sadlowski, newly signed with Cleveland-Srixon, was on the range at Demo Day showcasing his refined golf swing that’s now made for professional golf, rather than the distance-first swing of his long-drive days.

We had the pleasure of spending some time with Jamie as he took us through his bag from top-to-bottom. He also spoke about his new swing changes, and he described what’s different about Tour life versus the long drive tour.

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day.

Cleveland Launcher HB (10.5 degrees, turned to 7.25 degrees)

Jamie says: “We’ll start with the driver, the Cleveland Launcher HB driver, with 7.25 degrees of loft. It’s the standard head, everything you can buy off the shelf. Everything’s bent a little open, just to take loft off. Obviously being a high-speed player with a high launch driver, I’ve taken launch down. With the Nunchuk shaft, 45 inches, I believe the swing weight’s D5 on this. Just very stable, not much curvature, kills a lot of spin. I’ve been in that shaft for 5 or 6 years now, and haven’t been able to get away from it, just for me it loads real good. Can’t get out of it, cannot get out of it.”

Srixon Z-U65 and Z-965 irons

Jamie says: “Then I work into the UT, it’s actually a 16-degree, so 18 turned down to 16 degrees. I believe finished its 40.5 inches with the 105X prototype tipped 2 inches. Pretty stout. That’s kinda like my acting 3 wood.

Then from there I go into a 3-iron UT 20-degrees, X7 shaft. Standard loft. 1 degree flat. Swing weights on all my irons are D3 I believe, maybe D4. Then I play 4 iron thru wedge in the 965s. Again, all X700’s. 46-degree pitching wedge.”

Cleveland RTX-3 wedges

Jamie says: “Then from there I go into a 53-degree RTX-3 gap wedge, pretty standard grind, 10 degrees of bounce. Then we roll into the 56 degree, again RTX-3, 8 degrees of bounce, pretty standard stuff. All three of these wedges here are X100s, then the 60-degree I have them kinda put a C-grind on it, just because it makes them a little more versatile. I don’t carry anything higher than a 60-degree just because… I honestly don’t need it. With that grind I can kinda of turn it into whatever I want. All the stuff is obviously heavy, I believe the wedges go from D6 to D7 in the lob wedge.”

Why so much lead tape?

Jamie says: “The reason being I play a big grip, plus-4 midsize, so we lose a lot of swing points there. Obviously the irons don’t look as pretty as they should with all the lead tape, but that’s just what it takes to get ’em to proper swing weight.”

The Flatstick

Jamie says: “This is a Cameron Tour (prototype) Newport. Looks good.”

Toning down the swing speed

Jamie says: “I mean I’m not swinging 150 mph, I’m still swinging 135 mph, but to me that feels slow. So it’s controlled. There’s times when I need to hit a big shot, whether it’s need to make birdie on the last hole to make the cut, win the tournament, whatever you need. I know I have the power if I need it. There’s always an advantage to hitting it far when you’re hitting a pitching wedges versus guys hitting 6 irons. So I’m not looking to take away distance, but I’ve obviously refined it to where I can hit controlled shots with good ball flight and good spin numbers.”

Srixon Z-Star XV golf ball

Jamie says: “The XV golf ball has been a huge change for me. The ball combination with all the clubs, but especially with the driver is exceptional. I’ve always been a high-spin player and (the golf ball has) taken my ball flight down, even flighting wedges. I’m able to get to back pins now. The wind doesn’t affect the ball.”

Do you intimidate fellow Tour pros with your distance?

Jamie says: “I guess it depends. I just go there and play my game. If you’re playing on tour you’re going to go out there and play your own game. If I’m paired with an amateur who’s a 10-handicap, I’d say yea thats probably pretty intimidating when they’re hitting 3 woods to my 6 iron. But when I play tour events, I don’t think it affects anyone that much. If I’m hitting 5 iron in and they’re hitting 3 woods… there’s different ways to skin a cat. I just happen to hit it really far.”

Are you getting more comfortable out on Tour?

Jamie says: “After a full year of playing Mackenzie this year. I’ve gained a lot of confidence playing a full year and signing my name to a scorecard for once. Hopefully this year will be a big year with the swing changes I’ve made, I’m feeling more comfortable with them.”

Swing changes

Jamie says: “(I’m getting) the backswing a little more on plane. I’ve always been a little up and rolled to the inside and across the line and I’ve really fixed that. Got it more on plane going back, more on plane coming down. It ables me to hit more shots, versus that loopy little draw. So I’m able to cut it now, hit some hold shots into right, left winds, where I didn’t really have that shot. Flighting wedges, anything inside 150 yards is kinda where I spend most of my time now.”

See all of our photos from the 2018 PGA Show Demo Day.

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