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GolfWRX members predict what we’ll see on the PGA Tour in 2018

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Get out in front of 2018’s biggest PGA Tour storylines and secure bragging rights or guarantee ridicule when what you’ve seen in your crystal Pro V1 does/doesn’t come to pass!

Golfer929 fired up a forum thread devoted to 2018 PGA Tour predictions (otherwise known as the 2018 portion of the 2017/2018 wraparound season).

Here are a few of his prognostications.

“Tiger will make the cut in 2 of 4 majors
Tiger will have 2 Top 10 Finishes this season
Lock for a Win: Rickie Fowler
Lock for not winning any event: Henrik Stenson
Spieth nabs 1 major and 3 wins
Breakout Player: Bryson DeChambeau
Player of the Year: Rickie Fowler”

PJC says

“Look for Sneds to shine some more light after taking many months off, I think he will be ready come Torrey Pines time. Jason Day will poop out, but the media will continue to inflate him for whatever reason. Dustin Johnson, Jordan Spieth, Hideki Matsuyama to have very big years.  Justin Thomas maybe so, so. Believe it or not, I think that Keegan Bradley will have a good somewhat consistent season. I don’t think we will hear Pat Perez’s name for a while once we get started into the actual 2018 season.”

DavePelz4 offers this hot take

“If Tiger plays and contends in an event GolfWRX will explode.

If Tiger plays and doesn’t contend in an event GolfWRX will explode.”

And Conrad1953 may be the most clairvoyant of all…

“Phil gets the moniker of “best player not to win for 5 years”.

Patrick Reed gives up trying to crack into the top 5…..says he mis-spoke
and meant to say top 10.

Sergio will say he’s happy to not win any more majors.

Chesson Hadley gains 5 lbs and loses his swing and goes on a crash diet.

Beef wins the Masters and says Arbys will be catering the 2019 Champions Dinner.”

Entering the winter hibernation portion of the PGA Tour calendar, there’s no better time to make your bold calls for the 2018 year

Check out the thread, and let us know what you expect on the big tour in 2018.

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  1. John Laury

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:29 pm

    Don’t underestimate Justin Thomas as you did by barely covering him most of 2017.
    I predict JT winning 7 events again this year including 2 majors. This guy is crazy good.

  2. adam

    Nov 13, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    thats why these readers are amateurs. first of all my boy henrick will win thats absurd to think he can’t win second tiger will contend a whole bunch, bryson dechambeau is nobody and never will be and ricky is too small to be a dominate player period. oh and speith is capable of wining 3 out of 4 majors because this boy is a different breed than any competitor out there, he has a special mental capability period.

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What’s your favorite photo from the history of pro golf?

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Golf history, as we know, is rich. Dramatic storylines, pithy anecdotes, iconic equipment, and storybook shots are all woven into the vibrant tapestry of the game at the professional level.

It’s no surprise, then, that from the rough black-and-white of Old Tom Morris, open-stanced, gazing past the camera to his target, to the present DSLR shots, the history of the professional game is peppered with great photographs.

WRX member Christosterone started a thread with the question, “What’s your favorite tour picture and why?”

He offered this shot of “three reverse-c idols and a Texan.”

Of course, it only took one response, for someone to offer up this classic shot of Arnold Palmer and Ben Hogan. One assumes that the fact that they didn’t care for one another only enhanced their badass postures.

 

Also, dicko999 (who better to post the following?), offered a cropped version of the legendary Presidents Cup streaker shot. Beyond the absurdity of the scene, the facial expressions make this shot great.

Just a fantastic thread that you’ll want to check out–and hopefully add a photo of your own to.

Check out the thread.

 

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Do you go high-five or fist-bump on the golf course? #YoGolfWRX

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Equipment expert Brian Knudson and Editor Andrew Tursky cover a wide variety of topics including Tiger’s best swing, high five vs. knuckles and logo up or logo down?

Watch below (or click here if the embed doesn’t work for you).

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Parents in Montana can’t watch their children golf, and nobody is happy about it

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In Montana, as you may have heard from an irritated friend at some point during the past month, spectators cannot watch high school golf.

Nick Petraccione of KBZK originally did a deep dive into the following passage from the Montana State High School Association Rulebook in November.

“No spectators/fans are allowed on the course except for certain locations as designated by the tournament manager and club professional.”

Petraccione found the “designated” areas are generally the first tee box and the 18th green, but at some courses, there are no such area. Needless to say, as the KBZK report has been disseminated through the golf mediasphere over the past month, most are not in favor of the MSHA’s position.

Before drilling down into some of the dissent, it’s worth considering the logic of spectator restrictions. Per Petraccione:

“It comes down to a few factors: mainly that golf courses and tournament managers are involved in opening those spaces, not the MSHA. Other factors include parents being unruly, disrupting play, spectator safety, and illegally coaching players on the course.”

Fair enough. But the other side of the coin, beyond parents merely wanting to watch their kids play, is that the MSHA could be “trampling on civil rights,” per James Greenbaum, an attorney KBZK spoke with.

“The highest court has stated many times that difficulty of enforcement is no excuse for trampling on civil rights. They are discriminating against children and parents in an outrageous manner in violation of the federal and state constitution. That is a fundamental right, for their parent to bond with their child and encourage them in something as innocent as a sporting event. … How could you deny a parent that right?”

The outrage, as mentioned, is abundant. Major-winner Shaun Micheel tweeted his disbelief. Micheel also suggested the policy handicaps potential college recruits.

“Scores are only part of the bigger picture…That being the intangibles like attitude, etiquette and temperament. How does the player handle adversity? All of the extra things that are part of competing. Coaches aren’t able to evaluate those things by looking at just the final score.”

Chris Kelley, a parent of a high school golfer in Montana, created a Change.org petition aimed at bringing awareness and ultimately changing the rule. Dylan Dethier at Golf.com filed a look at some of the petition’s signees, which include Xander Schauffele’s father and a handful of coaches. You can view the petition here.

The MSHA has declined to comment.

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