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



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 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 5 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today



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.

Chris Trott shows off how he speeds up the drying process on a paintfill when pressed for time

Dave Nguyen with  his #newbabe

Pat Lucci displays his custom Lamont Mann putter cover

The Wedge Wizard reveals his “stone finish”

Andrew Halford‘s beautiful custom Newport 2

Don’t forget to tag your photos #GolfWRX. Golf gods willing, you’ll be featured here in the future!


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Tap the brakes on the Tiger Woods Express or “full steam ahead!”?



“Is Tiger Woods back?” This is the discussion among fans of this maddening game (even those whose heads explode at the question’s utterance).

GolfWRX member Kscarguy takes things a step further, suggesting that the field could soon be playing for second place, as was the case in Woods’ early 2000s heyday.

“I remember when tiger was at his peak and how he controlled everything related to golf. I remember interviews from various players and most of the questions asked to them was about tiger. Some if not most of the golfers got tired of answering same questions about tiger. When he was dominating the sport everyone was basically playing for second place. Just like when Hogan came back from the ashes of his injury so is tiger. But tiger is tiger and he will want to lay waste to all who tees it up during the week he plays. Is this the second (or whatever version we are at now) coming. I think we will see him dominate with scores, driving distance, short game. What does everyone else think?”

Yes, Tiger Woods is launching the ball off the tee Yes. His iron play looks excellent. Gone are questions about any “chipping yips,” and his putter looks pretty darn good. Yes, he finished tied for second at the Valspar Championship, his Sunday in his signature blood red coming up just short. Yes, he’s off to a strong start at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

But is the roaring blaze of enthusiasm too much? Or is it not enough? Could we be on the verge of another period of Woodsian dominance? GolfWRX members debate.

Mjen43 says

“His strokes gained stats are comparable to a typical world #1 so I expected him to win a lot, health permitting.”

MarkfromtheUK says not so fast

“Golf has far greater strength in depth now, than when TW was in his heyday. He could get his game back to where it was before all the injuries, but he won’t win as often. The current crop of players aren’t scarred by week after week of beat downs. The aura has dimmed somewhat.”

DavePelz4 represents the contingent wanting none of it

“For the love of all that is good, make it stop.”

Z1ggy says

“Okay now people… I love Tiger like the rest of us but he’s had ONE good showing out of 3 as of late. Let’s not get ahead of ourselves… If he can finish in the top 5 this week I’ll commit to saying that “he’s back”. Until then, I’m remaining skeptical.”

Darth Putter says

“We are at the “let’s win a tournament” part. Let’s worry about the “Winning a major” and “Tiger 2000” steps when we get there.”

The discussion is just getting started at this point in the thread, so you’ll want to get your popcorn and click through to see what GolfWRX members are saying, and of course, let us know what you think.

Check out the thread. 


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A fan sent Tiger Woods’ doctor a fruit basket. What would GolfWRX members send?



The wait has been long and the setbacks many for Twitter user “claire rOGers” and Tiger Woods’ fans across the world.

So when Woods sent his latest thunderbolt into the golf mediaverse with his opening-round 68 at the Arnold Palmer Invitational, Rogers decided it was time to give credit where it’s (partially) due: Tiger’s surgeon Richard Guyer of the Texas Back Institute, where the golfer had fusion surgery last April.

Roger’s note with the basket reads: “Dr. Guyer – THANK you for making TIGER WOODS great again!! Sincerely, a loyal fan.”

A quick survey of Rogers’ timeline reveals she is a card-carrying Tiger Woods superfan of the very first order. Check out this sparking gem of a tweet. Who approaches this level of mad devotion? Brilliance.

Now, the Edible Arrangment is one way to go, to be sure. A recent classic in the gift basket universe, yes, but we’d like to know what GolfWRX members would send Dr. Guyer for his resurrection of Tiger Woods.

First-born children? Inclusion in your will? Let us know in the comments below!


(h/t Golf Channel)

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