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Rickie Fowler will wear these custom Arnold Palmer-inspired kicks this week (and you could win a pair)

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Last year, the custom pair of Puma kicks designed for Rickie Fowler at the Arnold Palmer Invitational sold for more than $25K at auction.

This year, Fowler, Puma, and company are rolling out another pair of custom Ignite Hi-Tops honoring the King.

The Palmer-inspired footwear feature the King’s signature umbrella logo (as well as his signature…signature in white on the strap). Additionally, Fowler will wear a custom Puma P 110 Snapback with a dancing umbrella pattern.

Like last year, two pairs of the shoes were made. Fowler will wear one pair during the tournament, and the other will be auctioned off to benefit the Arnie’s Army Foundation. Unlike last year, where the highest bidder won, a donation of just $10 earns you entry into the sweepstakes (larger donations yield more entries:$250 =250 entries, etc).

(Image via the PGA Tour on Instagram)

Also improving on last year’s effort: Even if you aren’t lucky enough to win one of the two Nomad Customs-designed pairs of shoes, you could win one of 175 Arnie’s Army snapbacks or one of 62 pairs (the number of Palmer’s PGA Tour wins) of Arnie’s Army commemorative PWRADAPT shoes (pictured below). Those who donate $75 are guaranteed a hat, and those who donate $250, a pair of the PWRADAPT shoes.

You can donate here to earn entries for the shoes. Additionally, there are individual auctions (highest bidder wins) via Charitybuzz for pairs of PWRDADTP shoes signed by Fowler.

 

 

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  1. Andrew

    Mar 14, 2018 at 4:36 pm

    And it’s such a mystery why more and more of society’s finest loudmouths show up at tour events. The players bring it upon themselves.

  2. mike

    Mar 12, 2018 at 4:02 pm

    Clownish NBA-inspired clothing for golf seems to be where we are headed for the golf course. Golf club design has become extreme in order to sell new models. Now clothing, particularly shoes, are becoming blinging. It’s no longer a gentelman’s game.

    • Progolfer

      Mar 13, 2018 at 11:29 am

      I absolutely agree. It’s disgusting.

    • nyguy

      Mar 13, 2018 at 2:39 pm

      I agree, and Rickie should focus on his game, not the colors of his shoes….

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Ricky Barnes DQd at the Byron Nelson

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Ricky Barnes took a trip to Dairy Queen at the AT&T Byron Nelson. Barnes was disqualified following his second round 1-over 72. He signed for a three at the par-4 sixth hole, when in fact he had made a par.

Ultimately, he won’t rue his impromptu trip to get a Blizzard: Barnes was 3 over and was in no danger of making the cut.

Because this is the world we live in, Barnes apparently found out about the DQ via LuckyTrout Golf Pool on Twitter.

Of course, no scorecard error will ever top “What a stupid I am,” Roberto De Vicenzo signing for 66 when he shot 65, handing the green jacket to Bob Goalby at the 1968 Masters. Such an unfortunate legacy for a man who won hundreds of tournaments around the world.

Also unfortunate: Ricky Barnes is on the way for being remembered as a man who never lived up to the promise he showed at that same tournament, The Masters, as an amateur.

Let’s hope that changes.

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WATCH/LOOK AWAY: Jordan Spieth misses a 15-inch putt

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Aren’t you glad there isn’t video of all the 15-inch putts you’ve missed? I certainly am.

Unfortunately for Jordan Spieth, his failed attempt from little more than a foot at the Byron Nelson was captured on video, and it will exist on the internet for all eternity.

Spieth, who has struggled with the flatstick lately, stood over a short par putt at the par-4 15th hole, and well…

Spieth is currently 183rd on the PGA Tour this season in strokes gained: putting, losing .412 strokes per round to the field on the greens.

But at least he hit the hole, right?

Here’s the offending weapon: Spieth’s trusty Scotty Cameron 009.

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GolfWRX members debate: What should the World Golf Hall of Fame criteria be?

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There have been a couple of controversial inclusions on the World Golf Hall of Fame. This isn’t to rehash, say, Fred Couples earning a spot, but rather, take a look at entry criteria.

More specifically, GolfWRX member playar32 writes

“I know the actual criteria is 15 tour wins, or 2 majors/Players championship. But what’s YOUR minimum?…For example, if a player won a “B” tournament every year (the one opposite a WGC event), every year in a row for 15 years, but missed the cut in every other event, would you still considered them HOF?”

It’s an interesting point. Specifically, the World Golf Hall of Fame criteria for an active male golfer is as follows.

“A player must have a cumulative total of 15 or more official victories on any of the original members of the International Federation of PGA Tours (PGA TOUR, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Sunshine Tour, Asian Tour and PGA of Australasia) OR at least two victories among the following events: The Masters, THE PLAYERS Championship, the U.S. Open, The Open Championship and the PGA Championship.”

Further, a player must be at least 50 or five years removed from competition.

Here are some other WRX members’ takes.

Bladehunter says

“15 tour wins and 2 majors for me. Otherwise almost every 1 major winner out there is in.”

McCann1 says

“If we won’t remember your name without the HOF in 50 years I think you shouldn’t be in.”

Fowlerscousin says

“If any of these three criteria are met: 3 or more majors. Minimum 5 Ryder cup appearances. 15 tour victories.”

Hawkeye77 says

“Whatever the criteria are, don’t ever think about it unless someone whose speech I want to hear gets in.’

Golfer929 has more stringent standards

“20 Wins. 3 Majors. 2 Ryder Cup/President Cup appearances. 100 total weeks inside Top 50 OWGR.”

Golfgirlrobin says

“I’d like to see them go to some sort of point system like the LPGA uses. Factor in everything that’s important and let the chips fall where they may.”

You’ll want to check out the rest of what GolfWRX members have to say in the thread.

There are a ton off questions to consider when thinking about which current/recent players should make the HoF.

A few…

1. Should the standards be on par with other sports? If so, what does that look like?
2. If the WGHOF should be more/less stringent, why?
3. How important are major victories? Why two and not three?
4. Why 15 wins and not 10? Or 20?

All important questions, and ones which the golf fans of the world should be able to weigh in on, rather than merely a selection committee of 16 people.

Let us know what you think, GolfWRX members!

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