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Hit by Tiger’s ball or Rory’s tee? A very important golf-related “would you rather?”

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Redditor Tijuanas posted the broken tee featured above. He claims it’s Rory McIlroy’s and that it hit him in the face while he was in the gallery at the British Open.

Now, the half tee has the look of an official Open ball-perching device. We’ll assume Tijuanas is telling the truth, but even if the story is a fabrication, it brings to mind an excellent golf spectating dilemma.

Would you rather get hit in the face with Rory McIlroy’s tee, ala Tijuanas, or plunked with Tiger Woods’ tee shot, ala Colin Hauck?

If you missed the Clauck incident, he captured the whole thing on video. Woods’ second shot hit Hauch, dropping him on the spot.

So, what say you, GolfWRX members, do stand in the path of the projectile for a meeting with Tiger Woods and a signed glove or is the pain not worth it?

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  1. Scooter

    Jul 29, 2018 at 8:22 pm

    Give me the tee from Rors. Nothing against Tiger, but after seeing a woman get hit on the head by one of Tony Finau’s drives @ Colonial, I want nothing to do with that scenario.

  2. 3PuttPar

    Jul 26, 2018 at 11:04 am

    Is this topic worthy of its own article? Probably not. But then again, here I am commenting on it.

    The choice is an easy one…I would take one off the chin to get a signed glove and a hand shake from Tiger. Opportunity to go meet and interact with arguably the best player of all time.

    I love Rors too and think he will go down as one of the game’s greats but a tee just doesn’t compare.

  3. Rev G

    Jul 26, 2018 at 9:58 am

    If you get a signed glove for getting hit with a ball, then you gotta go with getting hit with the ball – even if it hurts a bit. If you get ht with a t all you get is a broken t and a bunch of people who don’t believe it’s really Rory’s.

  4. BK

    Jul 26, 2018 at 7:29 am

    Hauck, Clauck or Hauch?
    Tiger’s tee shot or approach shot?
    Meh…

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GolfWRXers Vote: Best U.S. Open venue showdown

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Following on from our Golf Movie Madness contest which saw GolfWRXers vote “Caddyshack” the best golf film ever, we thought it was time to up the ante and find out the GolfWRX consensus on one of the more debated subjects in golf—U.S. Open host venues.

We’re matching off the last 16 U.S. Open venues to find out what GolfWRXers think is the ultimate U.S. Open course.

As with our Golf Movie Madness contest, we’ll leave voting open for 48 hours for the first eight head-to-heads. At that time, we’ll determine the winners and matchups for the next four games.

So get voting below and let’s find out who GolfWRXers crown as the ultimate U.S. Open course!

 

*Years hosted, winners and avg. winning score from 1950 onwards*

Game 1

Pebble Beach

  • Years Hosted: 1972, 1982, 1992, 2000, 2010, 2019
  • Winners: Nicklaus (+2), Watson (-6), Kite (-3), Woods (-12), McDowell (E), Woodland (-13)
  • Avg. winning score: -5.33

Torrey Pines SC

  • Years Hosted: 2008
  • Winners: Woods (-1)
  • Avg. winning score: -1

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Game 2

Oakland Hills SC

  • Years Hosted: 1951, 1961, 1985,1996
  • Winners: Hogan (+7), Littler (+1), North (-1), Jones (-2)
  • Avg. winning score: +1.25

Winged Foot GC

  • Years Hosted: 1959, 1974, 1984, 2006
  • Winners: Casper (+2), Irwin (+7), Zoeller (-7), Ogilvy (+5)
  • Avg. winning score: +1.75

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Game 3

Chambers Bay

  • Years Hosted: 2015
  • Winners: Spieth (-5)
  • Avg. winning score: -5

Baltusrol GC

  • Years Hosted: 1954, 1967, 1980, 1993
  • Winners: Furgol (+4), Nicklaus (-5), Nicklaus (-8), Janzen (-8)
  • Avg. winning score: -4.25

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Pinehurst Resort (No 2.)

  • Years Hosted: 1995, 2005, 2014
  • Winners: Stewart (-1), Campbell (E), Kaymer (-9)
  • Avg. winning score: -3.33

Olympic Club

  • Years Hosted: 1955, 1966, 1987, 1998, 2012
  • Winners: Fleck (+7), Casper (-2), Simpson (-3), Janzen (E), W. Simpson (+1)
  • Avg. winning score: +0.75

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Game 5

Oakmont CC

  • Years Hosted: 1953, 1962, 1973, 1983, 1994, 2007, 2016
  • Winners: Hogan (-5), Nicklaus (-1), Miller (-5), Nelson (-4), Els (-5), Cabrera (+5), Johnson (-4)
  • Avg. winning score: -2.71

Bethpage Black

  • Years Hosted: 2002, 2009
  • Winners: Woods (-3), Glover (-4)
  • Avg. winning score: -3.5

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Game 6

Southern Hils CC

  • Years Hosted: 1958, 1977, 2001
  • Winners: Bolt (+3), Green (-2), Goosen (-4)
  • Avg. winning score: -1

Olympia Fields CC

  • Years Hosted: 2003
  • Winners: Furyk (-8)
  • Avg. winning score: -8

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Game 7

Merion GC

  • Years Hosted: 1950, 1971, 1981, 2013
  • Winners: Hogan (+7), Trevino (E), Graham (-7), Rose (+1)
  • Avg. winning score: (+0.25)

Erin Hills

  • Years Hosted: 2017
  • Winners: Koepka (-16)
  • Avg. winning score: -16

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Game 8

Congressional CC

  • Years Hosted: 1964, 1997, 2011
  • Winners: Venturi (-2), Els (-4), McIlroy (-16)
  • Avg. winning score: -7.33

Shinnecock Hills GC

  • Years Hosted: 1986, 1995, 2004, 2018
  • Winners: Floyd (-1), Pavin (E), Goosen (-4), Koepka (+1)
  • Avg. winning score: -1

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (4.3.20)

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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.

Arriving today from Sugar Skull Golf.

Blacked out Futura X-7M from Embrace Putters.

Our Johnny Newbern with some beautiful shots of Colonial Country Club, Ft Worth, Tx.

Our Johnny Wunder showing off his very impressive skills.

Chicago mallet putter covers from Cayce Golf.

Great looking work from MannKrafted.

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

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National Golf Foundation’s nationwide course surveys show human and business impacts Coronavirus has had on golf

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The National Golf Foundation has conducted multiple surveys to study both the human and business impacts that the Coronavirus (Covid-19) continues to have on the game of golf.

Amongst their findings, the NGF found that based on phone surveys for over 1,000 golf facilities, 74% of in-season golf courses remain open despite the current Coronavirus pandemic. (As of March 27)

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The organization also revealed that there is a temporary golf course closure in the following states – Illinois, Maine, Maryland, Massachusettes, Michigan, Minnesota, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New Mexico, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Washington and Wisconsin.

National Golf Foundation

From a golf business standpoint, the NGF asked the ‘Top 100 businesses in golf’ how the ongoing spread of the Coronavirus had affected their business – with 23% saying severely, and 42% saying significantly.

National Golf Foundation

The consumer perspective has also changed dramatically due to the pandemic. The NGF’s findings show that while previously the situation had not had an impact on consumer’s golf equipment purchase decisions, the research now shows that the vast majority are now delaying any golf equipment spending.

Check out all the findings from the NGF’s research here at thengfq.com/covid-19.

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