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9 Revealing photos from the 2016 Barracuda Championship

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GolfWRX was live this week from the 2016 Barracuda Championship — most recently known as the Reno-Tahoe Open — at Montreux Golf and Country Club in Reno, Nevada. If you missed any of the photos from this week, make sure to browse the galleries in the links below.

Known as the “Biggest Little City in the World,” Reno is near both Lake Tahoe, and the Sierra Nevadas. That sets a beautiful landscape for low scores, or should I say high scores, in this Modified Stableford format, which the tournament adopted in 2012.

Now, it’s time for the Biggest Little Revealing photos in golf.

The Sierra scenery

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I told you, it’s a beautiful landscape to play golf, and hopefully make a bunch of birdies. Here’s a gallery full of awesome photos of Montreux G&CC taken by our Tour photographer, Greg Moore a.k.a. Pga43.

No excuses

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If the players miss their tee-time, they can’t blame the clocks since it clearly states this is not the official time. But it does make you wonder, what’s the point of this big clock by the putting green if that’s not going to be the official clock.

What’s in the bag?

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I’m stumped on this one. It looks like the bottom of a Ski Pole, which may actually make sense given the proximity to the Sierra Nevadas.

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Upon further investigation… yea it still looks like a Ski Pole, but with a golf grip on it.

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And a tennis ball in this bag? Skiers and tennis players?! I’m not sure what’s going on this week in Reno, but it’s proving the case that golfers indeed can be multi-sport athletes.

Golf is difficult

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Thoughout the Revealing Photos series, we’ve proven time and time again that golf is difficult, even for the best golfers in the world. Just look at the training aids and alignment assisters they need to hone their games.

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Rulers, yardstick, t-squares, levels, sticks, rope and just about whatever helps get the job done.

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What hope do us normal golfers have?

Rocco Mediate, the OG WRXer

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Rocco may be on board with the newest, hottest technology on the market in PXG, but he’s still sticking to his roots as one of the innovators in customized equipment.

He may have lost to Tiger Woods in the epic Battle at Torrey Pines, but he still wins in the heart of the gear heads for this awesome WITB setup.

Dog toy headcovers

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Some players have head covers that look like their dogs, while Dicky Pride has a head cover that’s actually a toy his dog uses. Now that’s puppy love.

U.S. Kids cart path tees

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You don’t want to take a big divot off of this tee box or you’ll ruin your club.

Judge Smails WITB

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Who knew that Smails was bagging an Odyssey Works Rossie II, which came out in 2015, 35 years after the movie aired. I always knew Caddyshack was ahead of its time.

The Ol’ Billy Baroo is, of course, in reference to this putt — one of the most clutch putts in not only movie history, but in golfing history.

The Ancer

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This stamping from Abraham Ancer is a hilarious, and fitting, spin on NBA great Allen Iverson’s nickname: The Answer. You may remember Iverson as the “We talkin bout practice” guy.

But don’t forget he was one of the best “little guards” to ever play.

Maybe Abraham will too go down as one of the greats… hopefully he practices a bit more though, golf is a pretty exacting game.

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Andrew Tursky is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX. 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. Mike Gomez

    Jul 6, 2016 at 6:13 am

    iverson highlights were legit

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Aaron Wise’s Winning WITB: 2018 AT&T Byron Nelson

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Driver: Callaway Rogue (10.5 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Pro Tour Spec 75

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Atmos Black 8X

Driving Iron: Callaway X-Forged Utility (2-iron)
Shaft: KBS Tour Prototype Hybrid

Irons: Callaway Apex 16 (4-iron),  Callaway Apex MB 18 (5-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Wedges: Titleist Vokey SM7 (50, 56, 60)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold X100 Tour Issue

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red V-Line Fang CH

Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet 58R

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Andres Romero WITB 2018

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Equipment is accurate as of the 2018 Zurich Classic (4/23/2018).

Driver: Callaway Rogue (9.0 degrees)
Shaft: Project X HZRDUS 6.5 63

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue (15 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei Blue CK 70TX

Driving Iron: Callaway X Forged UT (18 degrees), Callaway Epic (3)
Shaft: Project X 6.5, Nippon N.S. Pro Modus 3 Tour 120X (3)

Irons: Callaway X Forged (4-PW)
Shaft: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (54-10S, 60-08C)
Shaft: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Odyssey Toulon San Diego
Shaft: Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0

Putter: Odyssey O-Works 9
Grip: Super Stroke Ultra Slim 1.0

WITB Notes: Romero is currently testing two different putters, and we will update this post when he’s made a decision between them.

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about Romero’s clubs. 

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PXG introduces high-MOI, adjustable Operator putter

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Joining the Drone and Gunboat on the high-MOI mallet-style putter end of the spectrum, PXG is launching its highest MOI putter to date: the Operator.

With a maximum head mass of 400 grams, depending on weight adjustments, the Operator features a soft billet-milled 304 stainless steel face and a body made from 6061 aircraft-grade aluminum.

PXG made the Operator for those seeking advanced customization and maximum forgiveness. Multiple sole weights, available in increments of 2.5g, 5g, 10g, 15g and 20g, can be used to adjust the overall head mass.

Regarding the name: “Operator” is the specific term for Delta’s operational personnel, although in recent years it has become a term for almost all U.S. military special forces.

The putter is available in three models.

Operator

The double-bend hosel style creates a full shaft of offset with a face-balanced hang angle. Built for players with a straight-back-straight-through stroke.

Operator H

The hosel neck is heel-shafted with a half shaft of offset and mid toe-down hang angle. Built for players with more face rotation in their stroke.

Operator P

The plumber’s neck shaft creates a full shaft of offset with a slightly toe-down hang angle. Built for players with a moderate amount of face rotation in their stroke.

All Operator models feature PXG’s proprietary TPE honeycomb sole insert and a TPE insert behind the face to dampen vibrations and enhance feel.

$450 retail.

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