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Adam Scott to use a local caddie at Shinnecock. Brilliant or meh?

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Adam Scott has parted ways with David Clark, his caddie for the past 18 months. His replacement? A local caddie from Shinnecock Lenny Bummolo.

Clark was on the bag for Scott’s U.S. Open sectional qualifying in Ohio, Monday, but the Australian has given Clarke the boot, saying in part, “Sometimes, I have to make selfish decisions.”

While it has to be assumed Bummolo will only caddie for Scott at this week’s U.S. Open, it also has to be mentioned that he has done an impressive job in that capacity already.

According to the Associated Press, Bummolo caddied for Adam Scott when he played Shinnecock in 2013. How’d it go? Well, all Scott did was set the then course record from the championship tees: 63.

“Lenny has been here for so long. He knows the course so well, and the greens,” Scott said. “I really think it’s a valuable move here this week for me stand there hit it where he says. He’s going to be right more times than me.”

Scott also returned to working with coach Brad Malone (the pair worked together from 2009 to 2016).

Additionally, the world No. 64 recently changed drivers, returning to a 2010 Titleist 910D3, as well as tinkering with his putter. To that end, Scott was seen at Shinnecock with a conventional length putter, Monday, but reportedly isn’t planning on using it in competition.

What do you think, GolfWRX members? Brilliance? Madness Probably won’t make a difference either way?

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  1. Dave r

    Jun 14, 2018 at 10:29 am

    Hire them fire them got to love the life of pro golf. Not so much the caddie it’s always someone else’s fault.

  2. Jay

    Jun 12, 2018 at 4:55 pm

    Your 2013 Masters Champ with “the best swing in golf” is another few months away from complete irrelevance. Life comes at you fast!

  3. Boyo

    Jun 12, 2018 at 11:45 am

    Nothing can help a lousy putter.

  4. Boyo

    Jun 12, 2018 at 11:36 am

    Anybody’s better than that throw you under the bus Aussie!

  5. 3PuttPar

    Jun 12, 2018 at 10:33 am

    I think this is an awesome move. What else has he got to lose?

  6. carl

    Jun 11, 2018 at 3:40 pm

    you really use the word “meh” in an article. are you a 13yo girl?

    • Pharaoh Bhang

      Jun 11, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Seriously… Next, we’re gonna hear about player A ‘throwing shade’ at player B, prompting player B to ‘clap back’ at player A.

    • Josh

      Jun 11, 2018 at 8:55 pm

      No need to be sexist… I mean sure Ben is a millennial golf writer, who writes with the typical nu-media, buzzfeed style. But “meh” was popularized by The Simpsons, so it would also be apt to call him a 13 year old boy. Meh was a big word for us boys when we were 13!

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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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Ferrule B

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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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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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