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Which professional golfer’s swing would you like to steal?



If the golf gods granted you the ability to swap swings with any professional golfer past or present, who would it be?

Maybe not swap–we wouldn’t want any pro to be stuck with our meager actions–but rather, copy perfectly. GolfWRX member Sourpuss gets at this question with a recent forum thread.

“I have been watching a lot of YouTube lately looking for tips on swinging the clubs better and find that as much as I love certain swings, I’m getting older and need to simplify mine. If I could choose one or two I have been leaning towards: Justin Rose or Louis Oosthuizen.”

He asks his fellow forum dwellers for their thoughts, and 15th Club has an off-the-beaten-path reply

“Tom Purtzer. Rhythmic, balanced, relaxed, fundamentally sound and extremely powerful. One of the best swings of his generation.”

Marcwhu says

“Graham Delaet for me. Him or Sergio. Both awesome shallowers in transition.”

DON SVO says

“Hogan. All day. Twice on Sunday.”

The bishop says

“Older generations: Byron Nelson, Sam Snead, Boros. Smooth actions without a lot of tension….Newer generation: Adam Scott, Rory.”

Brkuck writes

“Couples. Hands down the smoothest.”

What do you think, GolfWRX members? It’s not quite the same question as “whose swing do you like best.” For example, Ben Hogan’s swing may be your favorite to watch endlessly on video, but perhaps you’d like to feel what it’s like to hit one a high-handed bow-wristed Dustin Johnson bomb.

Join the discussion, or let us know in the comments. 


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  1. blake

    Jan 11, 2018 at 4:04 pm

    bill haas. all day

  2. Brett Weir

    Jan 11, 2018 at 10:02 am

    2000 Tiger

  3. Rich Douglas

    Jan 10, 2018 at 11:35 pm


    Load it, release it, watch it go.

  4. JR

    Jan 10, 2018 at 6:31 pm

    Luke Donald. That finish is so clean.

  5. Dino

    Jan 10, 2018 at 1:13 pm

    Hogan or Nelson … but given my physical size, I think Hogan would be my best choice! He still is in my opinion, the greatest ball striker – shot maker to play professional golf.

  6. ChipNRun

    Jan 10, 2018 at 8:27 am

    I like Fred Funk. He’s about my size (a couple of years younger), and I naturally tend toward his swing set-up and motion. Plus, his how-to videos are very helpful.

  7. Rajesh Arjune

    Jan 10, 2018 at 7:32 am

    I really like the great Sam Snead. His swing is rhythmic and powerful. If you watch in slow captured motion, watch how he uses the ground and his lower body to naturally generate power and unparalleled torque upon impact.

    And of course Tiger Woods, but circa. 2000. That year was his best ever and his swing was so naturally effortless and powerful.

  8. CB

    Jan 10, 2018 at 3:38 am

    Bill Haas. Effortlessly perfect.

  9. Rich

    Jan 10, 2018 at 2:30 am

    Hogan or Oosthuizen, probably Oosthuizen if I had to choose one.

  10. Robert

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:50 pm

    I would gladly take one of these three swings:

    Nick Faldo (the swing that was winning majors)
    Peter Thompson
    Danielle Kang

  11. DC3

    Jan 9, 2018 at 4:26 pm

    I’ll take Sansabelt Greg Norman.

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



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



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?



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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