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The 5 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today

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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.

If the essence of art of great art is presenting timeless concepts and new and interesting ways, look no further than this pic from National Custom Works.

GolfWRX contributor Ryan Barath, who’s becoming a regular inclusion in this roundup, posted this sweet Fresh Prince-inspired Mizuno wedge stamping.

The James Ingles/Scratch putter collaboration a few years ago produced some of the most interesting products seen in the custom space. The aptly named heelshaftedbladeputters with a repost of a fellow ‘grammer’s wand.

Some love for the so-often unloved, overlooked, underappreciated, and certainly underpaid: Assistant Pros, c/o loves_golf_s2

Finally, smartgolfkp thought he might dust off his Nike blades in honor of a Tiger Woods victory. TW didn’t win, unfortunately, so the sticks remain in mothballs (but look great, nevertheless).

Don’t forget to tag your golf photos #GolfWRX, and, golf gods willing, your shot will appear here in the future.

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2 golfers are among the 10 most famous athletes in the world, according to ESPN

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ESPN released its third-annual “World Fame 100” earlier this week. There are two golfers inside the top 10 on that list: Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson.

ESPN concocts a secret ranking stew that’s one part Google trend score, one part endorsement money, and one part social media impact.

The 42-year-old Woods comes in at No. 6 on the list. His estimated $45 million in endorsement money is well above the list average of $12.6 million. Likewise, his search score of 88 is more than double the list average of 35. Woods’ social following, however, at 6.3 million, is below the list average of 10.6 million.

Mickelson, 47, is 10th on the list. He earns an estimated $50 million in endorsements annually (more than Woods, according to ESPN’s research). His search score is a mere three, however, well below the list average of 35, and he has no presence on social media.

Other golfers on the list: Rory McIlroy (15), Jordan Spieth (16), Justin Rose (69), Sergio Garcia (73), Rickie Fowler (87). Michelle Wie (97) is the lone LPGA Tour member.

Rankings like these are always good debate fodder, and when they’re the product of panels and consensus, there’s plenty of disagreement to be had. However, as this ranking is (theoretically, at least) objective, and built from ESPN’s algorithm, there’s no real debating players’ relative positions.

Critics could only take issue with the algorithm itself. And as we only understand the calculations in their broadest strokes, there’s not a ton to say except, maybe, asking: Is internet fame the same as real-world fame?

Anyway, the world of golf has to be pleased to have Woods and Mickelson inside the top 10, and perhaps even more pleased (from a “future of the game” standpoint) to see Spieth and McIlroy inside the top 20.

See the full ranking here.

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Barstool Sports founder shot a 66 (of sorts) at Shinnecock, our Swing Analysis

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Dave Portnoy, Barstool Sports’ founder, just brought upcoming U.S. Open venue Shinnecock to its knees…kind of.

How did El Pres wind up teeing it up in Southampton? Portnoy wrote about the genesis of the challenge in a characteristic blog post.

“So Riggs and I got in a huge debate a couple weeks ago on Barstool Radio. The question at hand was whether I could win the US Open with unlimited mulligans. For me the answer was a no brainer. Of course I would. That’s not even me bragging. That’s just me knowing what I’m capable of and knowing what unlimited mulligans actually means. I’d 100% birdie every par 3 and then par everything else. That’s -4 a day. Riggs projects the winner at Shinnecock this year will shoot -4 for the entire tournament. The ENTIRE TOURNAMENT. That means I’ll win by roughly 12 strokes. Easy peasy”

“Well apparently the good folks at the USGA caught wind of our argument and have generously offered to let me play Shinnecock on Monday with unlimited mulligans…When I said I’d win with unlimited mulligans I assumed that for the first 2 rounds I’d play from dawn to dusk to achieve my perfect score of -4 per day.”

Was this an insane expectation or something easily achievable? First of all, what do you think Portnoy’s handicap is? 20-25?

Here’s his action

Our Tom Stickney had these remarks after watching the video.

“His shoulders open and tail needs to be stuck out more. Portnoy gets the club rotated a touch too much to the inside and it gets laid off on the way back. An over-the-top transition and a faulty pivot causes the fire-and-fall-back finish.”

Having seen his swing, knowing he had a wheelbarrow’s worth of golf balls and a crew of mulligan retrievers, how do you think El Pres did?

Surely, Barstool will produce video of the round beyond the few cell phone videos on Twitter and Instagram. And if you’d like to see those fragments, check out Portnoy’s Twitter, the Barstool Instagram, and well, the myriad of Barstool-related accounts.

But here’s the bottom line: With an innumerable amount of mulligans, the Barstool founder managed to shoot 66.

Even say he averaged 10 mulligans per shot, shooting four under with, what we’ll label as an “extremely average” swing is impressive. .

Maybe it’s a feat of endurance, determination, and strategy more than it is a great golfing performance, but Portnoy’s performance in Southampton was more than a mere publicity stunt.

And even though we might stereotype the Stoolies as members of the “mashed potatoes” crowd, it’s tough to say the exposure and interaction is bad for the USGA and the U.S. Open.

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Interested? Impressed? Don’t care.

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Bryson DeChambeau went full Golf Scientist in professing his love for “The Golfing Machine”

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Published more than 30 years ago, Homer Kelley’s “The Golfing Machine” remains a golf swing bible for some, far too esoteric for others, and a weapon of mass destruction for others still.

Bryson DeChambeau, as we know, is firmly in camp No. 1. The former SMU physics major was always a fertile ground for Kelley’s scientific, geometric prose.

PGATour.com’s resident equipment writer, Jonathan Wall, spotted this DeChambeauian gem from a recent press conference in which some unidentified scribe served the Golf Scientist a heaping portion of red meat…or should we say, cake.

May he never change! While we at GolfWRX have been down with DeChambeau since the days of his single length Edel irons, even if you aren’t a fan, how can you not find the man entertaining?

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