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Photos from the Valspar Championship

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GolfWRX is live from the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship, previously known as the Tampa Bay Championship.

The title sponsor has changed, but the event is still held at Innisbrook Resort’s Copperhead Course in Palm Harbor, Fla. Copperhead is best known for its three-hole finishing stretch called “The Snake Pit,” which bring hazards and high scores into play.

Last year’s champion Kevin Streelman played The Snake Pit at 1-over for the week. He navigated holes Nos. 1 through 15 at 11-under for a 10-under total that gave him a two-shot cushion over runner-up Boo Weekley.

While Streelman and Weekley will return to Innisbrook, many of the world’s top-ranked golfers are taking time off this week as they prepare for The Masters. There are four top-20 ranked players that are in the field, however, including Justin Rose (No. 7 in the Official World Golf Rankings), Matt Kuchar (11) Jordan Spieth (13) Jason Dufner (17) and Brandt Snedeker (19). Also teeing it up are Luke Donald, Harris English, Jim Furyk, Bill Haas, David Lynn and Gary Woodland.

Click here to read our top fantasy golf picks, as well as players to avoid in your leagues this week.

Check out the photos below we shot from Copperhead below, separated by day.

Tuesday

Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 1
Valspar Championship Photos: Tues. Pt. 2

Wednesday

Valspar Championship Photos: Wed. Pt. 1
Valspar Championship Photos: Wed. Pt. 2
Valspar Championship Photos: Wed. Pt. 3

Thursday

Valspar Championship Photos: Thurs. Pt. 1
Valspar Championship Photos: Thurs. Pt. 2
Valspar Championship Photos: Thurs. Pt. 3
Valspar Championship Photos: Thurs. Pt. 4

Friday

Valspar Championship Photos: Fri. Pt. 1
Valspar Championship Photos: Fri. Pt. 2

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4 Comments

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  1. K

    Mar 15, 2014 at 8:57 pm

    Where can normal people get lead like that?
    Everything I try and melt onto my club just bubbles and runs off.

    Are they even melting it?

    • christian

      Mar 16, 2014 at 10:17 am

      Melt? It’s just tape, it’s not supposed to be melted. Just stick it on.

      • K

        Mar 16, 2014 at 7:25 pm

        Look at image 3 though. There’s no way that’s just stuck on.

  2. jiggle

    Mar 15, 2014 at 10:14 am

    “Neard” took me a second…

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WATCH: Tiger Woods on Facebook Live with Bridgestone Golf

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Tiger Woods just appeared in a Bridgestone Golf Facebook Live video. While the audio isn’t the greatest (sounds like there’s some mowers rolling by), we’ve got to pass it along.

Check out the video below.

Woods initially discusses his wedges, before moving on to sharing some insights about how he hits his patented stinger–covering the ball, starting it farther right, and keeping his follow through short.

On his ball, the Bridgestone Tour B XS, which he presents as a softer ball well-suited to his swing, Woods says

“I need spin. I don’t spin the ball a lot. My swing has never produced a lot of spin. I’ve always been able to take spin off the golf ball–I grew up in an era where we played balata. What separated a lot of guys was the ability to take spin off the golf ball…to keep it below the tree line. There was a lot more movement in the golf ball.”

“My swing has naturally evolved. I’ve had different swings throughout the years, but each swing didn’t spin the ball a lot. So, when I get up to my long irons with a harder ball that most people would launch…I don’t. It falls out of the sky because it has so little spin.”

Woods mentioned that he hasn’t played Shinnecock since the course’s pre-U.S. Open makeover, but that he expects the course will be particularly difficult: an old-school U.S. Open with minimal graduated rough where it will be difficult to shoot under par.

Responding to comments, Woods sings Hazeltine’s praises and mentions he’d love to be able to wear shorts during PGA Tour events

“We play some of the hottest places on the planets and it would be nice to wear shorts…even with my little chicken legs,” Woods says.

Woods tells amateurs looking for more spin around the greens that they need a soft golf ball, mentioning that solid contact, maintaining loft, and allowing to club to do its job are key. Woods mentions that he has “a couple extra shots around the greens” thanks to the softness of his golf ball.”

We’ll next see the 14-time major champion in action at next week’s Memorial Tournament (which he discusses to wrap up the video).

 

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10 interesting photos from Tuesday at the Fort Worth Invitational

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GolfWRX is on the ground at Marvin Leonard’s famed pet project, Colonial Country Club, peeking into players bags and taking in the action on the driving range.

While you’ll want to take a trip through the buffet line, we’ve made you a plate of some of the tastiest morsels.

Absolutely savage new putter cover for Jon “Rahmbo” Rahm. Just killer.

Prettier than a new penny.

Spotted: Aldila Rogue Silver 130 MSI

Everything here is excellent. Just excellent.

More like Garsen Murray. Am I right?

If you were Aaron Wise standing over the winning putt at last week’s Byron Nelson, this is what it’d have looked like (of course, you’d have had a ball and the putter would be soled on the green, but you get the point…)

Abraham Ancer’s new Artisan wedges are simply incredible… All of this: Artisan star stellar stuff.

Rickie Fowler has gone grape.

You can’t fool me. You’re not Adam Hadwin, you’re a golf bag.

Is Patrick Cantlay considering a switch to a Cameron Napa?

Check out all our photos from the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational below.

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Tuesday’s Photos from the 2018 Fort Worth Invitational at Colonial

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational at Colonial Country Club (par 70; 7,209 yards). The event has now been hosted here for 73 straight years.

Headlining the field this week are Jordan Spieth, who’s currently ranked No. 3 in the Official World Golf Rankings, Jon Rahm (No. 4), Justin Rose (No. 5) and Rickie Fowler (No. 6). Joining them are notables Webb Simpson, who’s coming off his win at The 2018 Players, as well as Wesley Bryan, Jason Dufner, Bryson DeChambeau, Jim Furyk, Zach Johnson, Matt Kuchar, Brooks Koepka, Louis Oosthuizen, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Charl Schwartzel, Jimmy Walker, and last week’s champion, Aaron Wise.

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Last year, Kevin Kisner captured the second PGA Tour victory of his career after shooting a final-round, 4-under 66.

Check out our photos from the 2018 Forth Worth Invitational below.

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