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A PGA Tour-LPGA Tour tournament is on the horizon…but what should the format be?

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Speaking after the two-man competition at the Zurich Classic, commissioner Jay Monahan told reporters we could soon see PGA Tour and LPGA Tour players competing in the same event.

“We’re very interested in getting the men and women together inside the ropes in the same week and in the same competition,” Monahan said. “I think that’s something you’ll see in the future. It’s just a matter of time. That’s really exciting and interesting.”

LPGA Tour commissioner, Mike Whan, is of the same mind. He told Golf Channel earlier in the week.

“We still have significant interest in developing joint events,” Whan said. “We have a team made up of representatives from both organizations who are vetting different approaches. Personally, I don’t care if it’s a full-field official event, some kind of mixed team, or a limited-number, made-for-TV event – as any/all would create significant fan, media, and player interest/excitement.”

As we’ve discussed recently, the 2018-2019 PGA Tour calendar is yet to be finalized. Despite the increased will from both tours, no concrete proposal has emerged for a PGA-LPGA Tour event next year.

In light of this fact, and Mike Whan’s indication that the door is wide open with respect to format, we’d like to know what you’d like to see, GolfWRX members. What format would work best? Any thought to where the tournament should fall in the calendar?

Let us know!

 

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  1. m c organ

    Apr 30, 2018 at 9:45 pm

    i think the old j c penny format was pretty good…….would love to see a mixed team event

  2. jmvargas

    Apr 30, 2018 at 6:20 pm

    alternate men’s and ladies tees every day–ie–#1 is men’s tees #2 is ladies tees etc…..

    same format as Zurich 2018…

    choose top 72 players each based on world rankings and pair #1 men with #72 ladies,#1 ladies with #72 men etc…down the line..

    total prize money at least $5M…1st prize $1m/2…

    schedule between Masters and US Open..

  3. BillyBogey

    Apr 30, 2018 at 2:51 pm

    Make it same format as the Zurich. Keep it simple.
    Ask some of the Player’s for their input.
    Play 1st. or 2nd. w/e of Dec. Theme it a Fun Event.
    Even have their own Walk Up Music. Cool!!
    Let’s Do It!!

  4. DougE

    Apr 30, 2018 at 12:48 pm

    Stroke play. Same purse for all. Offer respective FedEx and CME Globe points. Mixed 3-somes based on luck of the draw. So there’s potential for some unique groupings. Like maybe Michele Wie, Lexi Thompson and Zack Johnson all in the same group. Men from 7400 yards, Women from 6400. I love Zack, but my money’s on Lexi in that pairing. Not that Tiger would ever play in something corny, but it would be cool to see him in a group with Cheyenne Woods, going head to head with his niece. (He’d eat her lunch.) I would not be surprised to see a woman win the event. In fact, I think it would be pretty cool to watch a tight Sunday finish…and maybe even a playoff, with a top level guy and a top level girl fighting it out, her only advantage being the 1000 yd shorter course. I’d watch, for sure.

    • M Smith

      May 1, 2018 at 4:42 pm

      Because of the physiological differences between men’s and women’s bodies, specifically the type and location of upper body muscles, women have the potential to hit the ball about 85% of the distance of men. So a 7400 yard course for men and a 6300 yard course for women would present an equal challenge. A woman would not have an advantage. It would be equal.

  5. joro

    Apr 30, 2018 at 12:27 pm

    DUH, are they really this stupid? They had one a few years ago sponsored by J C Penny Co. where LPGA and PGA players teamed up. It was canceled eventually for lack of interest, which is where the LPGA is going under Whan if they don’t start enforcing the new slow play and dress code rules. The last Tourney if it had not been for the Korean fans would have had nobody watching.

  6. Ryan

    Apr 30, 2018 at 4:27 am

    Stroke play. Men and woman different tee box.

  7. youknow

    Apr 29, 2018 at 11:30 pm

    Top 100 men play Augusta and Top 100 women watch.

  8. Tommy

    Apr 29, 2018 at 9:39 pm

    I’d love to see alternate shot with mixed pairs. We’d get to see the guys hitting long irons into greens on every other hole for a change. It could be interesting, or very boring seeing them miss greens like the rest of us.

  9. dj

    Apr 29, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Day 1 foursome, day 2 four ball. It would make an interesting tournament.

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The 7 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today: 9/20/18

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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.

Aiken Golf Club, looks like y’all are good to go. All bag room and cart barn photos are 100% WRX approved.

Some puttorial handiwork from Bradley Putters, here. Acrylic + wood = nastiness.

A post that will only resonate with golfers of a certain age…

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When golf balls were golf balls….

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Do lambs travel in a herd? (Technically correct, according to Google)

Lovely Lincoln ball makers, indeed. Nice work here from CNC Creations.

The expected singular ferrule work from Boyd Blade & Ferrule. Very nice.

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Lovely Red Bird & Avian wand.

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Heat-stained, Stamped & Fitted. ??

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ICYMI: The incredible story of a golf course artist freed from jail

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Since Max Adler of Golf Digest profiled convicted killer and golf artist Valentino Dixon in 2012, the Attica inmate has been on much of the golf audience’s collective radar.

It wasn’t just that Dixon, who never so much stepped onto a golf course in his life, dedicated himself to putting beautiful golf landscapes on paper, but rather, many, including Adler, believed he was wrongfully convicted. Jimmy Roberts, too, profiled Dixon, albeit in video form, and was of the same mind.

Adler and Roberts both played a small part in what happened this week, as the publicity generated by their work alerted wrongful conviction advocates to Dixon’s case: Dixon’s murder conviction was vacated.

It’s an incredible story of both justice served (albeit woefully late), and a surprising passion. If you’re unfamiliar with Dixon’s work, you can see some of it in this YouTube video by tinad426, presumably featuring the photos of his drawings taken by Golf Digest. (Many outlets refer to Dixon’s art as “paintings.” This is incorrect as his medium in colored pencil: he wasn’t allowed to use paint and paintbrushes)

“The guys [in prison] can’t understand,” Dixon said. “They always say I don’t need to be drawing this golf stuff. I know it makes no sense, but for some reason my spirit is attuned to this game.”

A quick recap of the case: Dixon had been serving a minimum 38-year-to-life sentence since August, 1991, for the shooting of 17-year-old Torriano Jackson, allegedly following an argument about a girl.

While Dixon admitted he was at the crime scene, he claimed was in a nearby liquor store at the time of the killing. Georgetown University’s Prisons and Justice Initiative found that a gunpowder test on Dixon’s clothes had come back negative and the prosecution failed to share the information with the defence.

Additionally, Lamarr Scott told local media he was in fact the shooter, and has maintained that he, not Dixon, was guilty in the years since.

He was never arrested for the crime. However, Scott, in jail for a separate crime, was given the opportunity to formally confess to the crime this week. He did so, and Dixon was exonerated hours later.

“Maybe he’ll even take up golf,” Golf Digest’s Max Adler quoted his subject of six years ago as saying.

Let’s hope he does.

 

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The 7 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.

The folks at Dormie Workshop continue to outdo themselves. It’s ubearable.

The Peoples Clubs with a sick set of NCW blades they just built.

Heckuva an action by one of Jimmy Hutchings’ young pupils.

Kraken Golf is working on a deathly cool project.

Michael Martinez with a savage mock-up of some Ryder Cup Jordans

About right…

We think so too, Kevin.

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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