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Find out how many shots it takes the PGA Tour’s elite players to earn your yearly income

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Ever wondered how many shots it takes some of the PGA Tour’s elite players to earn your annual salary? Probably not, but prepare to be depressed. It’s no secret that the money on the PGA Tour is enormous. Players have the luxury of flying from event to event on private jets, and the best in the world are currently competing for the FedEx Cup’s $10 million jackpot. Now, a new tool created by David McSweeney allows you to work out just how quickly it takes these stars to earn your annual income.

McSweeney, one of the founders of Noob.norm, previously figured out how much Tiger Woods had earned over his career in each state and how much he had banked per shot in his career on the PGA Tour compared to his peers. Well now he’s back, and he’s created a tool that allows you to find out just how many shots it takes the PGA Tour’s best players to earn your annual salary. Just pop in your yearly wage, choose a player, and see just how quickly these stars earn that amount.

Check it out here and have fun with it. Word of warning, however, the results may leave you feeling a little despondent.

*The tool can’t be embedded or we’d have included it here.

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Gianni is a freelance writer. He holds a Bachelor of Arts as well as a Diploma in Sports Journalism. He can be contacted at gmagliocco@outlook.com. Follow him on Twitter @giancarlomag

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  1. Dave r

    Sep 4, 2018 at 1:46 pm

    What does it matter

  2. GolfDonkey

    Aug 31, 2018 at 8:06 am

    The top 50-100 in the world in nearly any profession will make a ton of money, so this isn’t exactly shocking. What I find the most interesting is looking at the Web.com money list – those guys are unbelievably good at golf and most don’t make enough to break even.

  3. Adam

    Aug 30, 2018 at 3:39 pm

    I’m not sure what the point of this article is. To make us feel bad about ourselves or to make the players look like they don’t work hard to make their money? Counting the estimated shots that they hit in practice would give this a little more justification.

  4. dj

    Aug 30, 2018 at 1:45 pm

    You need to proof read your work here.

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Which Air Jordan model should Nike release as a golf shoe next?

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According to GolfMagic, Nike’s Air Jordan III golf shoe took off from the foul line and soared right out of stock.

Per the site: “Nike launched this new model back in February… but you’ll do very well to get your hands on either them right now as they have sold out on Nike’s website. However, a Nike spokesperson has since commented saying “more is on the way.”

Grammar aside, this is interesting.

Now, it wasn’t long ago that all golf shoes looked like this.

And with all due respect to the Etonic Dri-Lite of yore, and giving wide berth to the traditionalists in the golf footwear space, the transition to sneaker-style golf shoes is cool, isn’t it? I mean, even if you’re monumentally swagger impaired like myself and could never pull the “Js on the fairways” look off, it’s intriguing, no?

With that in mind, and recognizing the demand for the 3s, I thought it’d be interesting to consider what the next Jordan golf shoe ought to be.

Here are my finalists for the next wide release (yes, I know Nike made Ray Allen custom 11s and MJ has had a few customs). Many of these are new colorways of classic (OG) models. I’ve tried for a range of styles and picks from across the Jordan timeline. Images via the excellent catalogue on the Jordan website.

Air Jordan XXXII

Air Jordan VI

Air Jordan VIII

Air Jordan II (low)

Air Jordan XXX

Let me know what you think, GolfWRX Members!

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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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