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Brandel Chamblee is really going to try to qualify for the Senior Open. Does he have a chance?



Could we be treated to the ultimate in Brandel Chamblee? A Being John Malkovich-type situation in which Chamblee analyzes Chamblee’s performance in a tournament?

We’re a step closer to that situation, as Chamblee doubled down on his pledge to try his hand at qualifying for the Senior Open Championship at St. Andrews.

Chamblee told Golf Channel’s Will Gray that he’ll compete in the 18-hole qualifier, July 23.

“My game’s pretty good. When I’ve played, I’ve played some really good golf,” Chamblee said. “I’m looking forward to it for a lot of different reasons. I want to try to get back into competitive golf, and I would love to have another week at St. Andrews.”

He’s going to take a lap around the Old Course next week with his wife, “Morning Drive” host Bailey Mosier.

Mosier, it turns out, might be Chamblee’s looper.

“It’s kind of up to her, really. But if she really wants to caddie, she can certainly do it,” Chamblee said. “But just imagine the winds blowing 30 mph, imagine it raining, imagine it being cold. You’ve got rain suits and umbrellas and towels, you know, and it’s really not that much fun.”

The Golf Channel analyst missed the cut at the Open at St. Andrews in 1995. What do you think the odds are he does so again, should he qualify? Let us know!

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  1. cypress

    Jul 23, 2018 at 9:05 pm

    He not only qualified, he won his qualifier (actually it was a 3 way tie for first) with a 69! Honestly, I didn’t think the guy had
    a chance.

  2. Mike Garcia

    Jul 5, 2018 at 3:11 pm

    He will never qualify. He drops his head way too much on the downswing.

  3. Geoffrey Holland

    Jul 5, 2018 at 1:12 pm

    He just wants to go to Scotland so he can blow another goat.

  4. Chisag

    Jul 5, 2018 at 12:11 pm

    I hope Chamblee, the dotted son of Thurston Howell III qualifies so he can miss the cut by a wide margin.

  5. Dave r

    Jul 4, 2018 at 7:41 pm

    And now we know the rest of the story.

  6. James T

    Jul 4, 2018 at 5:51 pm

    More power to him. Golf Channel should get Tiger Woods to analyze his performance.

  7. ChipNRun

    Jul 4, 2018 at 3:32 pm

    I guess we’ll know for sure in 19 days…

  8. JThunder

    Jul 4, 2018 at 1:20 am

    I can think of a dozen or more tour players who should be called up to “analyze” Brandel’s play, should he make it past Q.

  9. Jamie

    Jul 3, 2018 at 6:58 pm

    He better qualify or a credibility issue will come to the forefront that not even Golf Channel can hide.

    • James T

      Jul 5, 2018 at 9:16 am

      The fact is he’s better than roughly 99.8% of all golfers. And can probably outscore any of his fellow hosts on the Golf Channel. I’d still give him credit as being an expert. Even though he’s cringe-worthy at times.

  10. Phil D. Snuts

    Jul 3, 2018 at 3:04 pm

    I’ll be rooting for him for the simple fact I wanna see bailey mosier hold a wood.

  11. carl

    Jul 3, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Wasnt he 2nd to last in 1995?

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GolfWRX Classifieds Spotlight (06/05/20) – Scotty Cameron, TaylorMade Tour, GC Quad



At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

We are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment for the game in many ways. It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball, it even allows us to share another thing – the equipment itself.

One of the best ways to enjoy equipment is to experiment and whether you are looking to buy-sell-or trade (as the name suggests) you can find almost anything in the GolfWRX BST Forum. From one-off custom Scotty Cameron Circle T putters, to iron sets, wedges, and barely hit drivers, you can find it all in our constantly updated marketplace.

These are some of the latest cool finds from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

Member jadedennill – Scotty Cameron CX-01

What a great price for a limited edition putter. This Scotty Cameron CX-01 is only 1 of 500 and offers a very unique look in a higher MOI blade design.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: Scotty CSX-01

Member nc2lane – Foresight GC Quad

This ad feels like the classic episode of “The Simpsons,” where the family travels to a quiet east coast beach town and Lisa reinvents herself for the summer. To reinvent her look she takes her mom shopping for clothes and while off-camera you here “Mom come quick BRING MONEY!”

Well, you better bring the money, because state-of-the-art launch monitors don’t come cheap, but you certainly get what you pay for with the GC Quad from Foresight.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: GC Quad Launch Monitor

Member TheGriftKings – Unicorn 2015 8.5 M2 Driver

This is still one of the best and most sought after TaylorMade tour issue drivers of all time. This head is in amazing shape—basically new and at 8.5 degrees of loft, it’s even rarer.

To see the full listing and additional pictures check out the link here: TaylorMade M2 Driver

Remember that you can always browse the GolfWRX Classifieds any time here in our forums: GolfWRX Classifieds 

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Check out Tiger Woods’ incredible handicap index history from his entire career



Ever wondered what Tiger Woods’ handicap index has been throughout his career? Well, one statistician, Lou Stagner of Decade Golf, did some serious number crunching and the results are fascinating. 

From 1996 right through to today, Stagner used course rating and slope for each course in his research and calculated a differential for each round to find out what Tiger’s index would have been each year of his pro career.

You can see the impressive results in the graph below.


The results show that Woods was at his very best handicap wise in 2008 when he bossed a +9.4 index, his average index was +6.7 throughout his career, his current index is 6.5, and as Stagner noted, he was +7 or better for 35% of his handicap revisions.

It’s also worth noting that the results are not adjusted to tournament conditions. Not bad, eh?


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Henrik Stenson: Fan-less Ryder Cup is better than nothing




On Thursday, ‘Henrik Stenson Almost An Hour’ podcast presented by Callaway Golf aired for the first time, with the Swede sharing his thoughts on his playing schedule going forward, the tour’s return as well as a potential spectator-less Ryder Cup.

On the new bi-weekly podcast, Stenson described the potential of a Ryder Cup with no fans as being “very blunt”, but did stress that even a spectator-less Ryder Cup is better than no Ryder Cup at all.

“For the atmosphere and for the feeling, for us as players that would be, very blunt, it would be something that you can’t really imagine at this point.

Then looking at the bigger picture, if that’s the only way that the Ryder Cup can go ahead, and if it’s not an option to play it next year with crowds, with fans, then I would prefer to play a Ryder Cup than to not play a Ryder Cup.”

Stenson revealed he wouldn’t be returning to the U.S. until mid-July, and he’s expecting the first couple of week’s back to be “messy” as the players and officials adjust to the new conditions.

“I’ll sit out a few weeks and see how everything gets going. I think it might be a little bit more messy the first couple of weeks as well before everyone finds their bearings with testing and everything.

So I’ll watch it from the couch the first couple of weeks and most likely then with the current restrictions I will travel over in mid-July to Lake Nona. I’ll have a couple of weeks of practice and then I’ll tee it up at the WGC FedEx tournament in Memphis.”

Once the 44-year-old does get Stateside again, you can expect to see him often as he plans to play “every week up until Christmas.”

“And once I get over and start playing, I can pretty much play every week up until Christmas. Because (there’s) going to be lots of golf tournaments, and it’s not going to be a shortage. So I’m just kind of tweaking my return a little bit and will probably play a bit more in the fall.”

‘Henrik Stenson Almost An Hour’ podcast presented by Callaway Golf will air every other Thursday here.


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