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Hank Haney: Tiger Woods will win another major (but probably not this year)

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It looks like Tiger Woods’ former swing coach, Hank Haney, is in the “Tiger will win another major” camp.

“If next year’s venues were this year, then I’d say I think he can win a major this year. But I’m a little hesitant about the venues this year,” Haney told Golfweek’s Forecaddie. .

It’s an interesting remark, and references an element of Woods’ dominance in the early part of this millennium that’s frequently overlooked: He’s very much a “horse for the course” type of player.

Haney doesn’t like Woods’ chances at Shinnecock, Carnoustie, and Bellerive. We can assume he’s more enticed by the possibility of TW hoisting major hardware after a healthy year of tournament play and the all important “reps,” as well.

Next year, the U.S. Open is at Pebble Beach and the PGA Championship is at Bethpage–both venues where Woods has won. So, on the whole, you can see why Haney thinks Woods is more likely to capture a major in 2019.

With respect to the Masters, Haney doesn’t like the four-time Masters champ’s chances at Augusta National in general, reminding fans Woods’ hasn’t won at ANGC since 2005

“He’s won one time on the new course there since they really lengthened it out and put all those trees in.”

The green-blazered bunch added yardage and adjusted tees on six holes for the 2006 Masters, and Woods hasn’t earned a green jacket since. Haney rightfully indicates the 14-time major champion has a bugaboo with respect to the first, second, and 13th holes.

You can read The Man Out Front’s full transmission here

What say you GolfWRX members? Is Haney on the mark? Do you like Tiger’s chances this year? Next year? Never?

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  1. CB

    Feb 8, 2018 at 11:17 am

    Hank is always right. Like Trump is always right. That’s why you can’t handle the truth.

  2. Dr. Freud

    Feb 7, 2018 at 11:01 am

    Tigger’s golf and sx life both took a nose dive simultaneously. Sad.

  3. Brett Weir

    Feb 7, 2018 at 9:29 am

    Not if DJ, Speith, McIllroy, and Day can help it.

  4. WetLipHaney

    Feb 7, 2018 at 6:45 am

    Haney is a windbag. He’s no longer relevant and should go away.

  5. HKO

    Feb 7, 2018 at 12:47 am

    while all those courses have ‘changed’, why does he think it’s same Tiger to 2005? typical, one of those 500 million #garbage articles (produced in last 2 wks) just for the sake of spelling Tiger to drag attentions in.

    • Redman

      Feb 7, 2018 at 12:33 pm

      the article was written because of Haney’s remarks. And you chose to read it.

      • Joro

        Feb 7, 2018 at 2:48 pm

        Haney is nothing but a self promoting hack with nothing. I went to a seminar he was a speaker at and he turned out to be nothing but a self admiring loud mouth,, so his comments, whatever they may be are nothing but self inflating BS.

        Did you read the article? lol

      • HKO

        Feb 7, 2018 at 10:20 pm

        yes i chose to read it cuz i was interested in what he’s gonna say. if you ever read it, he makes an assumption by pairing the courses with changes and Tiger of 2005.

  6. steve

    Feb 6, 2018 at 11:12 pm

    TV golf desperately needs a Tiger comeback to suck in the eyeballs/$$$$$ for the networks.

  7. moses

    Feb 6, 2018 at 6:22 pm

    Wow. Haney complemented Tiger for once.

  8. ron

    Feb 6, 2018 at 3:59 pm

    Sounds like tiger fuel to me.

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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Looks like Tiger is exploring some innovative solutions to his putting woes…

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Tiger Woods was 39th in strokes gained: putting in 2018. Historically an excellent putter, Woods was hot-and-cold with the flatstick, even benching his soulmate Scotty Cameron Newport 2.

It looks like Woods may have an ace in the hole for the upcoming season, however, with respect to his green reading and putt sinking. Check out this video posted to his Instagram from the Tiger Woods Invitational on the Monterey Peninsula earlier this week.

Good thing the USGA is restricting the use of green-reading devices and technologies, because this kid looks close to cracking the eternal mystery of the perfect marriage of line and speed for every putt.

Cool stuff, though, isn’t it? It’s also cool to see Tiger so genuinely excited about his “mentee.”

We all know the story of how, after September 11, Woods re-evaluated his charitable endeavors and began to conceive of the Tiger Woods Learning Center. He’s spoken passionately about the students who have made their way through the various programs in the past, and there’s no doubt he cares deeply about the TGR Foundation’s efforts, but seeing a thin slice of that reality is awesome.

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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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Hispanic Heritage Month #golf #nikeshoes #leetrevino

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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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