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Monday Tour Mash: Walker Again, Fitz Climbs A Mountain, Broken Clubs

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Play the Ryder Cup In Texas!

Jimmy Walker and Jordan Spieth love them some home cooking. Walker (11-under) birdied Nos. 16 and 17 late to hold off Spieth at the Valero Texas Open, who birdied Nos. 14 through 17, yet hardly gained ground worth mentioning. The four-stroke win was Walker’s fifth on the PGA Tour and preserved his position as No. 1 in the FedEx Cup chase. Both golfers showed well in their run-up to that little spring invitational in Augusta.

Sorry to sound just a bit jingoistic, but Insta-Chata-Tweet to PGA of America: Forget all the fancy, schmancy selection process and site selection, and play the old Ryder Cup in the great state of Texas. You might just guarantee a U.S. victory that way.

Clubs A’breaking all Over The Place

Golf on Thursday at TPC-San Antonio was impacted by severe winds, but was even more challenging for two contestants and their clubs.

Phil Mickelson attempted an escape from a 12th hole fairway bunker with his 8 iron. As the club made contact with the sand, the club head went flying off. Both club head and ball made it out of the bunker. Mickelson recovered to shoot 2-under on the day.

Screen-Shot-2015-03-27-at-1.14.25-PM Troy Merritt opted for 2 iron on the 11th hole. Anticipating more than 155 yards off the tee, Merritt was fortunate to get the distance of an 8-iron when the club face of his iron cave in near the toe. Merritt had 74 on the day, but made the cut.

Pie Golf Poncho Goes To Bubba

He’ll have a decision to make when he hosts the champions dinner at the 2015 Masters: green jacket or yellow poncho?

Bubba Watson defeated Jimmy Fallon (and January Jones) in a bizarrely-scored Velcro-golf match on The Tonight Show. Good thing he doffs the member’s jacket before facing the gauntlet. Gone are the days when Green Jackets stayed at Augusta National. It’s all about promotion, baby, even if it’s pie golf.

These Gals Are Great! Kerr Konquers Kia

Cristie Kerr Whatever kool-aid they’re drinking, keep the pitchers filled! How is it that, week in and out, the top ladies of the LPGA challenge for the title?

2015 has been a phenom-filled year, with Lydia Ko, Inbee Park, Stacy Lewis and colleagues in contention every week. Add the eternal Se Ri Pak, Paula Creamer, Lexi Thompson and other names to the list, after the Kia Classic in Carlsbad, Calf., this week.

As for Sunday, if you didn’t go low at the Aviara Golf Club, you didn’t figure in the title race. Ilhee Lee had 64 early, but the daily duel was fixed between 2000s “It Girl” Christie Kerr, her 2010s counterpart, Lydia Ko, and overnight leader Mirim Lee. Lee started off bogey-double, but came back with five birdies and an eagle for second place. Her undoing was an unimaginable double-bogey on the par-five 17th. Ko posted her 28th consecutive, sub-par round, but all it got her was third place. Christie Kerr caught lightning in a bottle and emerged with a two-stroke win.

Former Am Champ Kelly Kraft Wins on Web.Com Tour

kraft-847-badz-putter The curse of the U.S. Amateur title held Kelly Kraft in its grips for more than three years. After his win in 2011 against Patrick Cantlay, Kraft underachieved against the high standards for a national titleholder until Sunday. At the Chitimacha Louisiana Open, Kraft ground out a 1-stroke win over D.H. Lee of Korea. Lee closed with 63 on Sunday, but Kraft had enough arrows in his quiver to make birdies on Nos. 15-17 for the single-stroke separation.

Missed The Cut

Larry Fitzgerald Tees It Up On “The Nosebleeder”

The NFL wide receiver took an off-season trip to South Africa and his clubs came along. Fitzgerald challenged the mighty, 395-yard 19th hole at the Legends Golf & Safari Resort but came up short…or left…or wide right, or something.

Props and snaps to Fitz for that club position at the top, that stance and for taking the beast on in the first place!

Make It Tougher On Me, Golf Gods!

David Frost doesn’t win all that often on tour, so you’d think he would seize the opportunity to make it easier on himself. No such luck.

Frosty dropped his ball on his coin on the 17th green on Sunday. The coin moved and the leader was penalized a stroke, giving hope to Kevin Sutherland. Despite the gaffe, Frost regrouped and parred the 18th to escape with a victory.

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Ronald Montesano writes for GolfWRX.com from western New York. He dabbles in coaching golf and teaching Spanish, in addition to scribbling columns on all aspects of golf, from apparel to architecture, from equipment to travel. Follow Ronald on Twitter at @buffalogolfer.

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  1. Ronald Montesano

    Mar 30, 2015 at 10:36 pm

    Interesting suppositions, gentlemen. We should tweet at him and find out.

  2. Greg V

    Mar 30, 2015 at 4:34 pm

    I’m guessing wide right on the Larry Fitzgerald nosebleed drive. Club face is wide open at the top.

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Interesting photos from the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship

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GolfWRX was on site at the 2019 Sanderson Farms Championship at the Country Club of Jackson in Jackson, Mississippi.

In addition to the usual spread of range photos from Monday and Tuesday, we also got a look at a new flatstick from Bettinardi, a few of Matt Jones’ Scotty Cameron putters, new wands from PXG, and some new shafts from Mitsubishi.

Check out a few highlights below and find the links to all our galleries after that.

2018 Scotty Cameron Hula Girl cover sighting!

A look at the unique tee markers

New Callaway staffer Akshay Bhatia’s awesome Callaway Apex MB irons

“Furby Boy” Joaquin Niemann’s 56-degree wedge

New Mitsubishi Tensei AV shafts spotted

One of the several new PXG Gen2 putters we got an in-hand look at

Sam Ryder with a little weight taken out of his Cleveland RTX-3 wedges

One of Matt Jones’ prototype Scotty Cameron putters

An in-hand look at the limited Bettinardi QB8 that launched in The Hive this week

All our photos from the Sanderson Farms Championship

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Interesting photos from A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

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GolfWRX was watching the range, circling the putting green, and generally keeping an eye on the notable equipment on display for the first PGA Tour event of the 2019-2020 season, A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier.

While we encourage you to check out all of our photos from White Sulphur Springs, here are a few hand-picked shots to whet your appetite.

New Mitsubishi MMT 125-gram iron shaft

Kevin Chappell with a Golf Pride SNSR putter grip..on his driver?

Maverick McNealy’s Top Gun-inspired putter cover

Face on shot of one of the many new SeeMore putter models spotted at The Greenbrier

Odyssey’s New Stroke Lab Ten putters

Face-on look at Cam Smith’s Scotty Cameron Teryllium TFB 1.5

Jason Dufner’s prototype LA Golf Shafts iron shaft (more info)

TaylorMade Original One Mini Driver spotted on Tour! (in Grayson Murray’s bag)

2019 BV Proto wedge belonging to Rafa Campos

…and another Vokey, this time it’s Kris Ventura’s 60-degree SM7

Check out all our photos from The Greenbrier below!

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10 interesting photos from the Albertsons Boise Open

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GolfWRX bypassed the PGA Tour’s Tour Championship in the early part of the week (we made it there Thursday!) for the road less traveled this week: The Korn Ferry Tour. Specifically, we have a full buffet of photos from the range at the Albertsons Boise Open, including a full plate of WITB looks.

Here are 10 interesting photos from the Albertsons Boise Open.

This spread of Scotty Cameron Circle T putter covers will have enthusiasts drooling

Is this tee marker edible?

Name a better-dressed pro than Morgan Hoffmann…

Brandon Crick’s Pingman-stamped Glide wedge

The TaylorMade Boise Open headcover features a Boise St. blue turf background

D.J. Trahan’s Grateful Dead dancing bear headcovers are money

J-Gore! Cheers to the 2002 champ!

Sweet orange paintfill on Kevin Doughtery’s PXG 0311T 4-iron

Idaho (potato) fries aplenty on Scotty Cameron’s superb Boise Open headcover

I was unaware Will Zalatoris nickname was Beavis. But a look at this wedge and a look at this photo have me pretty convinced it is

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