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Another controversial Grayson Murray tweet. Does he have a point or nah?

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Not another “Grayson Murray’s incendiary tweet” post… Yes, WRXers, we’re at this grim place again. But rather than piling on Mr. Murray, as other outlets are keen to, let’s examine what he said and consider the merit of what he had to tweet.

Murray is nary more than week into his return to Twitter, and already he’s courting controversy. In response to Golf Channel’s Will Gray tweeting about the Bernhard-Langer-was-robbed conclusion to the Charles Schwab Cup,

Here’s the since-deleted tweet.

He then followed up with this response to a response, as it were.

Of course, Murray caught plenty of flack and will certainly be getting a call from the good folks in Ponte Vedra. However, it’s worth asking: Do other pros feel this way about the PGA Tour Champions?

The senior circuit, that is, as televised, widely promoted competition is kind of an odd thing. Doubtless, the over-50 set should have a place to play. But in an environment where PGA Tour events can’t all lock up sponsors, it’s a bit strange to see 1,000 ads for the Charles Schwab Cup and an inferior product to PGA Tour, European Tour, and Web.com Tour golf.

But hey, if the sponsorship dollars flow and the viewers view, carry on.

As to Murray’s point about the relevance of the big names on the PGA Tour Champions. While it may be disrespectful and inappropriate, it nevertheless has a measure of validity.

All of this said, you have to wonder how long Murray can afford to keep up his personal quest for honesty and a lack of duplicity on Twitter. Literally, as those PGA Tour fines add up.

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  1. TheCityGame

    Nov 16, 2017 at 1:49 pm

    Grayson Murray doesn’t realize when he takes a shot at the Champions Tour, he’s taking a shot at guys I grew up idolizing. . .guys like Esteban Toledo and Fran Quinn.

    That said. . .until one of you gets a T9 at the Safeway Open, you might want to lay off Grayson.

  2. DoubleMochaMan

    Nov 15, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    This Mr. Grayson seems to have no empathy. I hope he doesn’t have a Grandpa who loves to play golf and watch the Champions Tour. At the rate Grayson is not making money on the pro tour he’ll be quite happy to hit the Champion’s Tour when he comes of age. I will be there to remind him of what he said so many years prior.

  3. Ben Jones

    Nov 15, 2017 at 3:07 pm

    Let’s see Murray tee it up against Langer and then talk. Cinderella boy wishing he had Langer’s ability.

  4. Dirk Digger

    Nov 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Who is Grayson Murray? Is he Bill Murray kid? Well, he needs a spanking!

  5. Dirk Digger

    Nov 15, 2017 at 9:03 am

    Who is Grayson Murray? Is he Bill Murray kid? Well, he needs a spanking!

  6. Andrew

    Nov 15, 2017 at 12:24 am

    Torrey Pines subsidizes the rest of the San Diego goat tracks. Should they be closed?

  7. chopper

    Nov 14, 2017 at 7:14 pm

    I watch a fair amount of golf, and I am pretty sure that if it were not for his Twitter vomit, I would have never heard of Grayson Murray. In other words his opinion of relevancy is not relevent.

  8. Gary Herron

    Nov 14, 2017 at 5:29 pm

    IMO the Champions (Senior Tour) or whatever you want to call it , it lost it’s appeal when they made it nearly in possible for Journeyman Golfers to qualify for the PGA events. Bring back Larry Lorette, Ben Smith , Robert Landers and the Iron workers, Driving Range owners , Auto Mechanics who added color and human interest stories to the game. Now they game is saturated with PGA pros that are looking for retirement income or hoping to achieve the glory they failed to get on the regular tour.

    • RHJazz

      Nov 14, 2017 at 9:18 pm

      Completely agree. It’s become a closed club that’s probably the hardest tour to get into. Used to be fun to think you could make a run at it – I mean at 50 I’ve got much more time and money to play golf! I loved the stories of guys getting there first chance at professional golf as seniors. Not so interested anymore and I certainly don’t daydream about it…

  9. orangeology

    Nov 14, 2017 at 3:00 pm

    what a big deal. the era of the sea of SNS. Paige Spiranac plays golf with her boobies, this Gray Who guys plays golf with his fingers. whether you value the fedex ranking or those numbers of likes and RTs, up to you. right?

  10. scott smith

    Nov 14, 2017 at 11:51 am

    I agree 100% with Graysons comments however in his position probably keeping them to himself was the right thing to do…and I`m 59 years old if that means anything.

  11. Henry

    Nov 14, 2017 at 11:46 am

    This grayson guy who ive never heard of is obviously attention seeking. Clearly. And reporters like urself are actually tryinf to make him sound clever when in fact what he said is pretty stupid. Cus honestly, id rather watch Langer play over him anyday of the week. Grayson who?

  12. M-Herd4

    Nov 14, 2017 at 10:43 am

    Nah. I really enjoy watching/following the Champions Tour. I just enjoy watching players make this great/difficult game look easy. At 48 years old now I relate more to the over 50 crowd and even quite a few of the LPGA players more than I do some young 20 something who just likes to create a stir on social media. And technically, the PGA Tour doesn’t subsidize itself. The PGA Tour Champions is a branch of the PGA Tour. Whether the PGA Tour makes any revenue off of the Champions Tour is a different story.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today

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If you’re on Instagram, you’re hopefully aware that we are ‘gramming it up as well (@golfwrx). And if you’re not following us, well, that hurts our feelings more than a three-putt bogey.

Even if you do follow WRX on Instagram, however, you may not be aware that an abundance of equipment enthusiasts are hashtagging their photos #GolfWRX. We feel it’s only right to feature the best of the WRX-tagged imagery here.

And if you’re not on Instagram, well there’s no way you could see these photos, so think of this series as a handy filter for the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

The folks at Dormie Workshop continue to outdo themselves. It’s ubearable.

The Peoples Clubs with a sick set of NCW blades they just built.

Heckuva an action by one of Jimmy Hutchings’ young pupils.

Kraken Golf is working on a deathly cool project.

Michael Martinez with a savage mock-up of some Ryder Cup Jordans

About right…

We think so too, Kevin.

If you’re on Instagram, remember to hashtag your photos #GolfWRX. And if you’re not on Instagram, well, don’t.

 

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Check out these limited-edition Ryder Cup Adidas Tour360 shoes

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Here are GolfWRX, we love our Ryder Cup swag. Gianni brought you news of the U.S. squad’s apparel and some goodies from Puma last week. Today, we have more Ryder Cup-related gear news for fans of golf’s most storied team competition: Adidas is launching a limited edition Tour360 to commemorate the showdown at Le Golf National.

Available Sept. 24, the shoes draw their inspiration from the famed Ryder Cup trophy. The 10-cleated TPU outsole is designed to look like the wood grain finish at the trophy’s base, and the TPU top plate is shiny and gold like the trophy itself.

While the exterior of the shoe is the same whether your support the United States or Europe, the fortunate souls who snag a pair of the limited-edition shoes will be able to choose their preferred sockliner. One features the American flag and the final scores from every Ryder Cup since 1979, the other, the European flag.

“We know how much the Ryder Cup means to fans all over the world,” said Masun Denison, global footwear director, adidas Golf. “It’s the most competitive event in golf, and brings out a level of emotion that you don’t normally see in the sport. Possession of the Ryder Cup trophy is what both of these teams and fans are after, so we looked to it for inspiration.”

The shoes (MSRP $220) will come with a limited-edition shoe bag and will only available online at adidas.com.

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Rope hat fans, rejoice: Titleist’s Tour Rope Flat Bill is here

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The rope hat is having something of a moment, isn’t it? As the mesh trucker fades to the periphery and the outer recesses of hipsterdom where it belongs, the good old-fashioned cotton rope snapback is stepping up to fill the void in vintage-inspired headwear.

Titleist is getting into the rope hat game with its Tour Rope Flat Bill, worn perhaps most prominently by Cameron Smith recently, but seen adorning the heads of Adam Scott, Jason Kokrak, and Rafa Cabrera Bello.

Check ’em out.

The Tour Rope Flat Bill is available on Titleist’s website for $30 now in black/white, navy/white, and white/hunter green colorways.

 

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