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What are Phil Mickelson and Tiger Woods’ “trademark shots”?

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When you think of Tiger Woods’ trademark shot, what do you think of? No, not his “signature shots,” but rather, a particular shot type you associate with Woods?

For Dave230, it’s the stinger. The GolfWRX member started an interesting thread asking what trademark shots we associate with particular players.

“The PGA Tour shared a video of Phil Mickelson’s best flop shots today on Facebook, and it really is amazing to watch. The height of his chips over such a small distance, how they stop dead from impossible angles.

“As long as I live, when I think of a flop shot, I’ll think of Phil Mickelson. Just like a stinger will be a Tiger stinger for me and recovering from the trees will be recovering like Seve.”

“What other shots do you associate with one player?”

Augustgolf says

“Tom Watson routinely knocking first putts 5′ past the hole…Then making everything coming back.”

MrJones says

“When I think of big curving shots I think of Bubba.”

It’s an interesting discussion. We talk so often about players’ defining shots, and no doubt you can call 10 of them to mind, but working in the opposite direction, from a shot type to a player, is compelling as well.

At least, it’s compelling at this particular moment, a month out from PGA Tour golf…

Check out the thread and join the debate.

 

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  1. GolfCodeWeekly.com

    Dec 18, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    When did a punch shot turn into a stinger?
    Was this the same time as Drinking turned into Binge Drinking?

    • Tal

      Dec 19, 2017 at 5:46 am

      Not the same thing. Don’t belittle the stinger!

    • Brandon

      Dec 19, 2017 at 9:44 am

      Ummm…….what??? So a stinger is nothing more than a punch shot, so does that mean a draw is just a hook and a fade is just a slice? Punch shot is a shot that is hit with a shorter backswing and flies a lesser distance that a full shot.

      Now if you wanted to call it a glorified knockdown then you may have an argument since a knockdown has a full backswing and cutoff follow through that hits the ball about the same distance as a full shot but on a lower traj. with more spin, but Tiger hitting 280 yard 2 irons off the tee is in no way, shape or form, a punch shot.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (10.11.18)

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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.

Michael Martinez with a phenomenal custom Nike concept sketch in honor of Hispanic Heritage Month.

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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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Sadness. #RadryGolf

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In the pantheon of golf tattoos, this one has to be featured prominently, no?

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Tattoo level: Tin Cup ???????? ???? via @pgamemes

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BB&F continues to reign as the ferrule king.

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Kraken’s latest ballmarker is hotter than a fire track.

With all due respect to aquatic creatures, these are the best kind of scallops.

A clean sole grind and stamping from Don White. Nothing like it.

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Made with a purpose.

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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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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match

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Sorry, fans, you’re not going to be able to buy tickets to the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson $9 million megamatch at Shadow Creek in Las Vegas, November 23.

Per a report from the Las Vegas Review-Journal, only a “small gathering of sponsors and VIPs” will be allowed on course. The report also indicates that, in contrast to Phil Mickelson’s promised primetime (ET) showdown, the match will be played under the Nevada sun. The official start time is yet to be announced, ditto the PPV price.

We corrected the promo graphic below to eliminate the crowd. But right-handed Tiger Woods swinging a left-handed club still needs fixing.

Woods is the -220 favorite at the Westgate Las Vegas SuperBook. Mickelson is a +180 underdog.

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WATCH: Is this the craziest hole-in-one you’ve ever seen?

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Golfers often say that getting a hole-in-one is all luck. (Keep in mind that Tiger Woods, arguably one of the most skilled iron players ever, says he has 19 holes-in-one… so maybe not all luck.) But certainly there are some holes-in-one that are “luckier” than others.

And then there’s this shot by Eddie Pepperell at the 2018 British Masters…

Definitely a great shot, and he absolutely took dead aim, but how this golf ball found the bottom of the cup is mind-blowing. It seemed to bounce off the ground, go up the flagstick, hit the ground, then side hop itself right into the basket. Wow.

But is it crazier than the bank shot?

That one is hard to top.

Or how about the all-time classic Bugs-Bunny-assisted hole-in-one by Michael Jordan in Space Jam?

Looney Tunes aside, here’s what Pepperell had to say about his hole-in-one.

He may not have seen what happened at the time, but he’ll see it on highlight reels for years to come.

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