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We need so much more of this on the PGA Tour

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I realize these guys are playing for huge purses, and that second-place prize money is a life-changing amount. They have families and friends to provide for, and they need to think about FedExCup Points and Presidents Cup Standings; they need to secure their career and bank accounts, and I get it.

But there’s nothing more entertaining than the pure, unadulterated will to win.

That’s exactly what Charley Hoffman showed on Sunday at the 2017 WGC-Bridgestone Invitational, when he decided to go for the green on the par-5 667-yard hole No. 16 while sitting three shots back of eventual champion Hideki Matsuyama. The pre-shot exchange with his caddie was even more telling about his mindset, and will to win; or at least the will to not finish second (again).

“I’m trying to win a golf tournament,” Hoffman said. “”I’m tired of finishing second.”

Hoffman went on to make a disappointing par on the hole, ultimately finishing in third place, six strokes behind Matsuyama. But he showed a lot of determination by taking on the shot that could have cost him a lot of money, and he showed what Skip Bayless would call the “clutch gene” by actually pulling off the shot.

If you ask Brandel Chamblee, this type of decision-making down the stretch may have helped Ian Poulter win the 2017 Players Championship.

Moral of the story: If you have a chance to win — whether it’s a PGA Tour event or your local club championship — embrace the opportunity.

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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. Boyo

    Aug 8, 2017 at 6:56 am

    His chip shot wasn’t anything to write home about…

  2. TR1PTIK

    Aug 7, 2017 at 1:05 pm

    That shot was clutch and the exchange between those guys was absolutely hilarious! Too bad, Hoffman couldn’t take advantage and make run at it.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (3.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at seven of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx.

Let’s get to it then, here are seven of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Some big claims are coming in concerning The ATTAS Shaft.

The party may be over for 2019, but this is still a pretty fun Mardi Gras themed Squareback putter.

More Swagtastic gear from, well, Swag.

Well, what do we have here, Tyson Lamb?

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One for the gamblers out there. A dizzying, intricately designed wedge from Royalty Sports. Worth quite a bit too…

The St. Patrick’s Day festival doesn’t stop over at Lucky Wedges, who are taking more orders for these beauties.

Fans of Ben Hogan Golf will likely be loving their BHM01 putters, while the putter covers look a delight too!

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (3.20.19)

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Happy hump day GolfWRXers! In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at seven of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us along @golfwrx.

Let’s get to it then, here are seven of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Ryan spent his time wisely in woodwork class in 1998, creating this sick Bespoke Scotty Cameron Newport Prototype putter. It may not work so good, but it looks the part.

Kanye at the Masters. My new favorite hype video for the year’s first major.

It looks like Dustin Johnson is the latest addition to add SuperSpeed to his game. The guy could do with a bit more ball speed and distance to be fair.

One for the Tyson Lamb lovers out there.

And the company also have these nice putter covers coming out today. Just in case you need that positive affirmation on the greens.

Dormie Workshops new Spring/Summer head cover collections include these beauties.

As far as surprises go on the golf course, this is up there. Although one Instagram member/undercover USGA rules official had this to say on the romantic moment: “Isn’t that a one-stroke penalty for assistance with lining up?”

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She’ll always remember that shot!!

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Love the look of these custom copper divot repair tools from Pine Curtain Customs, which can be customized with either your initials or a design.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

 

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (3.19.19)

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It’s about time we showed our loyal Instagram followers more love in 2019, and in case you aren’t following us already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page: @golfwrx.

With so many equipment enthusiasts, and well, golf junkies, in general, hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX, it’s high time we shared with our members the best of those images on our front page.

Here are seven of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Simplicity At Its Finest From National Custom Works

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One Customer’s Swag Custom Divot Tool From Johnston Gray Designs. And according to the company, they can just about custom create a Divot Tool in any design you like.

Speaking of Swag, this company is at it again.

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Swag Experience putter in the works

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Warning. This video may make you feel terrible about your own bunker game.

Callaway’s Limited Edition Mack Daddy 4 Tactical Wedges have been receiving some love, and it’s hard to see why they wouldn’t with that slick PVD finish.

And if you didn’t think that rainbow oil can finishes were in, then check out this from Royalty Sports.

There really was no way this Conor McGregor themed custom putter wasn’t getting included here.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

 

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