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Sounds like non-competing marker Jeff Knox dominated Augusta National again

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“Even Tiger said to me on the putting green, he goes, seriously dude. He’s played the last eight weekends at the Masters. He’s got to be a regular.”

That’s a quote from Paul Casey, speaking with the media after his third-round 69. Casey was referencing a conversation with Tiger Woods about, you guessed it, legendary marker Jeff Knox.

Knox is a near-mythic figure. No Laying Up has done the heavy lifting over the past few years to bring the non-competing marker the attention he deserves. The Augusta National member is purported to be the amateur course record holder with a 61.

Knox is ANGC’s ringer, and whenever an odd number of players make the Masters cut, he’s paired with the odd man. Paul Casey was that lucky man Saturday morning.

Needless to say, the Englishman was impressed. “He knocked it down the first fairway, rolled it up, just misses birdie. Second, just skirted birdie. 3, hardly missed that one. 4, hit it close inside of me. Three and four, it was great stuff.”

While Knox didn’t card a score–he picked up a number of gimme putts to keep play moving along–Casey said Knox played well, “better…than a lot of the pros will play today,” according to Casey.

Of course, anytime Knox makes a Masters appearance, it creates a minor social media frenzy, and there were plenty of tweets like this one flying through the ether.

Speaking of Twitter, there’s even a (glorious) fake Jeff Knox Twitter account.

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  1. stephenf

    Apr 18, 2018 at 3:00 pm

    Let’s try that “amateur course record” thing again, writer. If Knox actually shot 61, then unless we have a pro who claims to have shot better than 61 — 63 is the Masters record, but we’re talking about 61 or better in _any_ round — Knox holds _the_ record. Period.

    What is almost universally referred to as the “course record” at Augusta is actually the record during official Masters rounds.

    • Joe

      Apr 20, 2018 at 11:59 am

      The 61 was evidently from the Member Tees, not the Tournament Tees.

  2. TeeBone

    Apr 9, 2018 at 2:54 pm

    If the guy could just win the Mid-Amateur, he could play in The Masters for real.

  3. Donn Rutkoff

    Apr 9, 2018 at 2:30 pm

    I wonder if other pro tournaments still do that. The LPGA Kia Classic did not. A “rabbit” opened the play Sat & Sun playing solo. Too bad, lots of amateur event supporters should get the opportunity.

  4. Tony Lynam

    Apr 9, 2018 at 11:55 am

    A tradition unlike any other!

  5. Matt

    Apr 9, 2018 at 11:19 am

    How about whats in the bag Jeff Knox edition?

  6. Garry

    Apr 8, 2018 at 7:11 pm

    How about some golf lessons from Jeff Knox in your column

  7. Birdswing Golfer

    Apr 8, 2018 at 11:00 am

    Reckon he should be hand an Invite!

    it is an Invitational

  8. Andrew

    Apr 7, 2018 at 9:43 pm

    These are the stories that belong here. Fewer, with more quality. Please retire the Paige Spiranac stuff to TMZ or SJW Today.

  9. Ian Woosnam

    Apr 7, 2018 at 7:16 pm

    So cool!

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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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Worse than the blue screen of death…

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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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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

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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?

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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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