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9 Revealing photos from the WGC-Cadillac Championship at Trump Doral

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GolfWRX was live this week from Trump National Doral for the 2016 WGC-Cadillac Championship, hosting the world’s top players including Jordan Spieth, ranked No. 1 in the world, Jason Day (No. 2) and Rory McIlroy (No. 3). In case you missed any of the photos from this week, browse the links below, which include 20 WITB galleries:

Photos from the WGC-Cadillac Championship

In 2014, Donald Trump revamped Doral’s “Blue Monster” with the help of course designers Gil Hanse and David Pillsbury, and the course became decidedly more difficult. Tiger Woods won the WGC-Cadillac event at 19-under par in 2013, while Patrick Reed won with a final score of 4-under in 2014 after the course changes. The Blue Monster now lives up to its monstrous name.

Although we didn’t have a Trump sighting — maybe he’s busy with other things? — we do have a slew of interesting photos this week. Thus, Revealing Photos: The Donald’s Doral.

Bettinardi’s Bikini putter cover

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It’s a beautiful day in putter cover land.

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Who’s down for some volleyball?

Chris Wood takes us to Blockbuster

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“Dodger.” I assume this is a shoutout to Dodger from the 1988 Walt Disney film Oliver & Company, which is inspired by Charles Dickens’ novel Oliver Twist (Google is an amazing place).

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Lock it up… You lock it up.

But we’re not done. With the last name Wood, it’s no wonder why he got the nickname Woody.

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Which explains the Toy Story shoutout, “There’s a snake in my boots.”

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Speaking of Disney Classics…

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Graeme McDowell’s lead tape forms a Mighty Ducks classic — the Flying-V! With a wedge, it’s never Knuckle-Puck Time, however.

Your weekly reminder golf is difficult

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Especially before the golf season even begins in the Northern states, I believe it’s my job to remind the golfing public that even the pros struggle in this crazy game we call fun. The photo above shows a professional golfer with stance bubbles, horseshoes, strings, poles and mirrors. And he’s putting cross-handed. If you think you’re supposed to emerge from winter shooting the rounds of your life, just use this photo as a reminder how difficult golf is.

Fueled by Mugen 

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Yusaku Miyazato’s forged Bridgestone wedges are “full milled by Mugen,” which is a Japanese car-racing parts company, a.k.a. Mugen Racing. Surely Bridgestone (a tire company), and Mugen (a racing parts company), have some sort of auto-turned-golf relationship.

The result? Apparently a $750 wedge, according to a GolfWRX forum member.

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A top-5 wedge in the world

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On the two-year anniversary of Patrick Reed declaring himself a top-5 player in the world at the 2014 WGC-Cadillac Championship, he was spotted testing this Bettinardi 60-degree wedge. And it’s amazing.

Odyssey’s RockStar Energy prototype putter cover

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Not much to say here. If this design isn’t inspired by a RockStar Energy drink then I need to retire from Revealing Photos.

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But it definitely is.

Smack That

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All on the floor.

Vokey’s new SM6 finish unveiled

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It’s called “I-tried-to-clean-my-wedge-but-left-smear-marks-so-now-I-have-clean-it-again.” Rolls right off the tongue.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Psyber

    Mar 4, 2016 at 11:31 am

    As a former Honda guy I really want that Mugen wedge

  2. RAT

    Mar 4, 2016 at 10:23 am

    Please excuse the type “O ” error !

  3. RAT

    Mar 4, 2016 at 10:22 am

    Love them a?ll I’m a wedge freak anyway. Explain the process of the finish that is on the Cally wedge please Is it sand blasted!?

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Tiger Woods WITB: 2020 PGA Championship (Possible putter switch?)

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  • Tiger Woods WITB accurate as of the PGA Championship.

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 04: A detail of Tiger Woods of the United States bag during a practice round prior to the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 04, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Driver: TaylorMade SIM (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 60 TX

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3-wood: TaylorMade M5 (15  @14.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 70 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M3 (19 @18.25 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: TaylorMade P7TW (3-PW)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: TaylorMade MG2 TW/MT Grind (56-12, 60-11)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS Newport 2
Grip: Ping PP58

  • Woods is reportedly testing a different Newport 2 design. We will update when play begins whether he sticks with the 14-major-winning want or the putter below. Woods practiced with a similar-looking putter ahead of the 2019 Open Championship. 

SAN FRANCISCO, CALIFORNIA – AUGUST 04: Tiger Woods of the United States putts during a practice round prior to the 2020 PGA Championship at TPC Harding Park on August 04, 2020 in San Francisco, California. (Photo by Tom Pennington/Getty Images)

Shaping is similar to Woods’ foe-vanquishing flatstick, but based on images floating around on social media, and if indeed it is the same model shot at last year’s Open, the putter may have a pair of 30-gram sole weights. 

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord 58R

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Image c/o TaylorMade ahead of “The Match 2” earlier this year.

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TaylorMade unveils 2020 PGA Championship staff bag and headcovers (and we’re giving a set away!)

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TaylorMade has launched its commemorative staff bag, as well as headcovers, to celebrate the opening major of 2020 at TPC Harding Park.

For the first time in its 102-year history, the PGA Championship will be hosted in the Bay Area. To honor the occasion, the staff bag from TaylorMade is accented by the San Francisco Giants’ traditional cream, orange, and black colorway.

GIVEAWAY: TaylorMade PGA Championship Staff Bag and Headcovers! Super Limited!

The commemorative bag also features the TaylorMade logo in the same font used by the MLB franchise and is decorated by eight stars on the bag’s upper with each representing a Giants’ World Series victory.

The three stars in orange signals wins captured in San Francisco, while the five stars in white represent wins in New York before the club’s 1957 relocation.

The interior lining of the bag shows the San Francisco Chronicle headlines that followed each of the team’s most recent championships.

Additional nods to the city include stitching of Lombard Street on the handle, an outline of the city’s skyline on the lower paneling, and an image of the iconic Golden Gate and Bay Bridges across the base.

A WGH insignia acknowledges the 29th President of the United States, and the venue’s namesake, Warren G. Harding.

Reply with your favorite major moment in the forum thread below for a chance to win a staff bag and headcovers. These are not coming to retail!

GIVEAWAY: TaylorMade PGA Championship Staff Bag and Headcovers! Super Limited!

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GolfWRX Classifieds (08/04/20): Ping Crossover, Nike Pro-Combos, Ping G-Stretch

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member Wedge Ninja – Nike Pro Combo iron set

(cue music) “You’re simply the best…. do, do, do do. Better than all the rest” (music fades out). This is one of the best Nike irons ever made, in pretty darn great shape at a great price – more than half the cost of a new forged iron set.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Nike Pro-Combos

Member DWCobraJr – Ping G410 CrossOver

Look, we get it, long irons are hard to hit. So why do you continue to struggle? Get yourself this G410 Crossover and say hello to more hit greens.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Crossover

Member wjoyce5001 – Ping G-Stretch 3 wood

Looking for a big beautiful 3 wood to smash off the tee? Look no further than this Ping G Stretch 3 wood with 13° of loft. Designed for distance and forgiveness this is a great club for precision off the tee or a driver for your half set!

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Ping Stretch fairway

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds

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