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REPORT: Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas has officially closed

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The rumors that began in April about Wynn Golf Club closing, with the last rounds to be played on December 17, have been officially confirmed. According to a report from Golf.com, the ritzy Wynn Golf Club in Las Vegas has closed for good.

The Wynn golf course sat in the backyard of Steve Wynn’s Wynn Las Vegas hotel, resort and casino, and it catered more to high-rollers than your average golfer with course rates ranging from $350 to $500. It opened 12 years ago, and as golf.com recounts, it began as a rival for luxury resorts such as Pebble Beach and Bandon Dunes. Going forward, the golf course will reportedly be turned into hotel additions, convention spaces, and a “Paradise Park,” including white sand beaches, zip lines, boat rides and more.

It’s the end of an era for golf in Sin City.

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  1. ron

    Dec 27, 2017 at 9:19 am

    logical decision… to build and upkeep a golf course in dry and hot Vegas is… not smart. pathetic…

  2. Grande

    Dec 24, 2017 at 4:09 am

    What bummer, it was expensive but it’s a shame. I miss the old Desert Inn Golf Course. A big part of Las Vegas history. It’s a shame it’s come to this.

  3. Tom54

    Dec 22, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    $350-$500 a pop for green fees? I’m surprised it lasted 12 years. I was out there several times and was gonna play that course if I won big on the tables but you know how that goes ????????????

  4. D

    Dec 22, 2017 at 8:51 am

    What a detailed article… not

  5. Rob

    Dec 22, 2017 at 2:19 am

    Pretty ordinary course to be honest… especially for the huge green fee.. won’t be missed.

  6. Roger

    Dec 22, 2017 at 1:06 am

    Darn…. and I was all set to play Wynn on my next trip to Vegas … oh well

  7. FG

    Dec 22, 2017 at 12:05 am

    Um, Shadow Creek anyone?

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Lexi Thompson signs multi-year endorsement deal to play Bridgestone ball

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Lexi Thompson, who currently plays Bridgestone’s Tour B X ball, will now do so in an official capacity. The company announced today it inked the 22-year-old to a multi-year deal.

The eight-time LPGA Tour winner had been playing Bridgestone’s B330-S for the past two seasons.

“I’ve used Bridgestone for years and the new Tour B product is shockingly good,” said Thompson. “It gives me tremendous distance off the tee without sacrificing any performance around the green. What’s more, I feel confident hitting any type of shot the situation calls for.”

“When I’m testing a golf ball, I look for three things – distance, accuracy and feel,” said Thompson. “For me, the new Tour B delivered in spades. I’ve never played anything that has responded so positively to any situation the golf course throws at me.”

Bridgestone’s Tour B Series includes four models–X, XS, RX and RXS (each $44.99). The company leveraged data from more than three million consumer ball fittings, as well as third-party insights and Bridgestone’s own resources, to create the four-ball lineup.

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Bridgestone’s professional staff includes, among others, Tiger Woods, Brandt Snedeker, Matt Kuchar, Fred Couples, and Bryson DeChambeau.

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Sergio Garcia WITB 2018 (with commentary from Sergio)

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This special-edition of Sergio Garcia’s WITB includes commentary about his clubs from a podcast he recently did with Callaway, Garcia’s new equipment sponsor. Below are the clubs he is using in Singapore this week.

Driver: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (9 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi KuroKage Dual Core 70TX
Sergio says: “This new driver feels really, really good. I love the ball flight. I can hit it both ways, left to right, or right to left. And I’ve been driving it quite well. So that gives me even more confidence.”

3 Wood: Callaway Rogue 3+ (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi KuroKage XT 80TX

5 Wood: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (18 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi KuroKage XT 80TX

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 16 (3-4 iron), Callaway Apex MB 18 (5-9 iron)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 130x

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (48-10, 54-10 and 58-08)
Shafts: Nippon Modus 130x
Sergio says: “I loved the wedges right away. They feel so much better for me. I got a lot more spin and different ball trajectories. And because I get more spin, I can be more aggressive with my chipping.”

Putter: Odyssey Toulon Azalea

Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft
Sergio says: “My golf ball feels really nice. It’s definitely much better around the greens for me. It was important for me to make sure I liked the golf ball (when I came to Callaway)… It’s very important to see and feel that you can work the ball, and flight the ball. And that’s obviously one of the reasons why I decided to come to Callaway.”

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GolfWRX is live from the 2018 CareerBuilder Challenge at the TPC Stadium Course at PGA West (7,113 yards, par 72) in La Quinta, California.

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Defending-champion Hudson Swafford notched his first career victory at the 2017 CareerBuilders Challenge, where he won by one stroke over Adam Hadwin. He’ll be back in the field this year to defend his title.

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