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Monday’s Photos from the 2016 U.S. Open

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GolfWRX is live from the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont Country Club, one of the most grueling golf courses in America. The tournament marks Oakmont’s ninth U.S. Open and 12th major championship.

Oakmont, which is located in a northeast suburb of Pittsburgh, can play as long as 7,254 yards this week, depending on the USGA’s setup, and already boasts some of the longest rough and fastest greens some Tour players have ever seen. Whoever your pick is this week, make sure they’re known to keep in on the short grass.

The last time the U.S. Open was held at Oakmont was in 2007, when Angel Cabrera won with a score of 5-over par, one shot better than Tiger Woods and Jim Furyk. This year, Jason Day is the betting favorite at 7/1, with defending U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth getting the second best odds at 8/1.

Enjoy our photos this week!

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  1. Wesstlee18

    Jun 16, 2016 at 2:14 pm

    Bryson has some a few new irons in the bag. Last years CB models have been highly altered. Looks like 2 new long irons. Would love to see some other pics.

  2. Andrew

    Jun 14, 2016 at 3:35 pm

    Who’s the Asian guy at the beginning of Part 11 who has the same thick grips and single plane setup as DeChambeau?

  3. Weekend Duffer

    Jun 14, 2016 at 1:21 pm

    667 par 5 lol

  4. Dave

    Jun 13, 2016 at 5:40 pm

    ? Jordan’s 8/2 means 4/1, which is less than 7/1.

    • Zak Kozuchowski

      Jun 13, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      Thanks for the comment. It had been corrected to 8/1

  5. Jam

    Jun 13, 2016 at 5:17 pm

    More bunker raking pics please 🙂

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10 interesting photos from the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2020 Arnold Palmer Invitational at Bay Hill Club & Lodge (7,454 yards, par 72) in Orlando, Florida.

The field this week featured Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose, Phil Mickelson, Henrik Stenson, and more.

Francesco Molinari enters the tournament as the defending champion, looking to don the Arnold Palmer-inspired red cardigan again.

Check out all our galleries below, along with highlights from Bay Hill.

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Bryson DeChambeau’s “Arnie Camo” staff bag

Henrik Stenson isn’t willing to let the dream die…

Jazz Janewattananond’s custom Bettinardi wood cover features a treble clef.

J.B. Holmes’ Bettinardi BB56 prototype putter

Lanto Griffin’s Vokey wedges feature “Dumb & Dumber” inspired stamping

TaylorMade rolled out these Arnold Palmer (times two) putter covers.

The Postman’s putter cover.

Rickie Fowler’s Scotty Cameron Newport 2 prototype

Only one man on the PGA Tour has calves like Adonis…

TaylorMade’s TP5 Pix balls bearing the iconic Arnold Palmer umbrella

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Wednesday’s photos from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational

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GolfWRX is live from the 2019 Terra Cotta Invitational at Naples National Golf Club, which will be contested April 26-28. Past winners of the amateur event include Justin Thomas and Emiliano Grillo.

Denny Glass, chairman of the Terra Cotta Invitational, was kind enough to give us a little more information about the tournament.

For GolfWRX members who aren’t familiar, tell me a little bit about the tournament and its history

Glass: The Terra Cotta Invitational began in 1996 and was originally a combination stroke play/match play event. 20 players were invited and they played 36 holes of stroke play then the top four finishers went on to match play with the others playing an 18 hole consolation match.

I changed it to a 54-hole stroke play event with 50 players in 2006 when I took over as Tournament Chair. This was done to be eligible for Titleist/Golfweek Amateur Ranking Points. The field increased over the years and now has 75-81 players. The tournament is now ranked as a “B” level event in the WAGR (World Amateur Golf Rankings) run by the USGA and R&A. This ranking is one level below the top-ranked events in the world. The WAGR rankings are based on the strength of the field so we are proud to be ranked so highly.

As it’s an invitational tournament, can you tell me a bit about who gets invited in general and who’s in the field this year, specifically? Tournament format?

Glass: It is an invitational so we invite as many of the top-ranked amateur players as are available. The field consists of many juniors (up to age 18), mid-amateurs (19-25) and some seniors (50+), along with collegiate players. While it is an invitational, we still receive more than 150 applications to play.

Can you talk about the host course and the relationship with Naples National?

The tournament is played at Naples National Golf Club. The tournament was started by the membership back in 1996. The club opened in 1993. The club hosted the World Championship of Golf, which was an LPGA event in its second year.

I know the charitable impact is important. Can you tell us about that?

The net proceeds are donated to Naples based children’s focused charities. The tournament has donated over $517,000 since it began.

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All our photos from the 2019 Masters

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We have 15 threads packed full of photos from Augusta National for your viewing pleasure during this Masters weekend.

We’re rounding them up here for your convenience. Enjoy!

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