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Bubba Watson won’t blame Volvik S4 for poor 2017 season

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Bubba Watson just won his third tournament of 2018. That puts his victory total at three more than last year’s. Watson, if you recall, lost 25 pounds during the course of the 2016-2017 season due to an undisclosed illness and missed seven cuts.

He also played a Volvik S4 golf ball, something no other elite male professional does.

Watson, however, who returned to a Titleist Pro V1x for 2018, doesn’t blame the ball, saying,

“I don’t think it has had any (role) in my success,” Watson said (per Golf Channel’s WIll Gray).

“My clubs weren’t going the distance that I used to. I couldn’t shape it the way I want to. Luckily for me, I know the problem, and the problem was with health and not all these other things.”

But let’s be real here for a minute. Rather than question whether Bubba Watson genuinely believes he’d have won three times this season if was still playing the Volvik S4, I’ll pose another question: If Bubba Watson knows the golf ball he was paid more than a million dollars to game and endorse in 2017 is/was inferior, would he say anything? What would there be to gain? Could he be prevented from doing so legally?

Honestly, in this small, don’t-rock-the-boat world of professional golf, it would have been shocking to hear Watson say something like, “I’m happy to be back hitting the Pro V1x–the ball I won two Masters with–because that Volvik S4 just wasn’t cutting it. I just wish they’d make a Pro V1x in pink.”

THAT would have been surprising.

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  1. Steve M

    Jun 26, 2018 at 5:40 pm

    IF someone accepts vast sums of money to willingly use far inferior equipment (or in this case ball) then its still their own fault

  2. Jim

    Jun 26, 2018 at 9:08 am

    It was the ball. When you play a rock on firm courses, over time, it messes with you.

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Your suspicions confirmed: Brooks Koepka is in ESPN’s Body Issue

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Brooks Koepka took to social media on Wednesday to give us all a sneak peek of his appearance in ESPN’s Body Issue, which drops next month.

Earlier this year, Koepka disclosed that he lost 24 pounds inside five months, and it was rumored that the reason for the weight loss was for a photoshoot.

Criticism from many followed at the time, with Golf Channel analyst Brandel Chamblee calling the move the “most reckless self-sabotage I have ever seen”. Two victories (including the PGA Championship) and a further four top-5 finishes later, the reason for the weight loss has now become clear.

On posting the image to his Instagram account, Koepka urged his followers to “go get a copy”. But at least one of his peers has already let the 29-year-old know that they wouldn’t be doing so, with Justin Thomas commenting

“Nah man … I’m good.”

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.22.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Which one you taking, WRXers?

Some awesome shots of World Woods GC in Florida courtesy of Zoe.

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Although World Woods is a bit of a drive from Tampa, it is well worth the trek north for a great round of golf! The whole area had a crazy amount of rain the past couple of weeks, but besides a few flooded bunkers you wouldn’t have known (at least the Pine Barrens course)- evidence of great course drainage. The whole round I had to remind myself I was in Florida and not North Carolina. The course is tight, tree lined, and so many waste bunkers that each golf cart comes with its own sand rake. Don’t be deterred by the description though. There are plenty of “redemption” holes which help to keep scores low. I only had time to play the Pine Barrens course, but look forward to coming back to the area to try the Rolling Oaks course. The great rack rate and the proximity of other great golf courses makes this a great location for a future FL golf trip (who’s in?!? ????).

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Stunning design from Bettinardi.

Atlanta-themed ballmarkers from Swag.

How do you like the neck on this flat-stick from Olson, WRXers?

Beautiful face work on this lefty putter from Tyson Lamb.

Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (8.21.19)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

New additions on the way from UST Mamiya Golf Shafts.

How do you like this creation from Cushman Custom Golf, WRXers?

Cheetah Fur covers from Swag.

Slick looking new additions from Haywood Golf.

Great shot of the par-3 seventh hole at Stonewall Golf Club from Will.

Max Homa giving Eddie Pepperell a run for his money with his social media witticisms!

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Haha we salute you ???? ????

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