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Report: No tickets will be sold for Tiger-Phil match



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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  1. Mad-Mex

    Oct 14, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    My ex-wife has a better chance of me asking her to get back together than me paying for this garbage!

  2. Pdq

    Oct 13, 2018 at 7:10 am

    No tickets sold due to control crowd considering post match antics at Vegas’ previous ‘match’ as one of these contenders may jump into the others entourage. That may be worthy of Ppv

  3. CaoNiMa

    Oct 13, 2018 at 2:53 am

    To make it interesting, they should use ladies clubs or their old persimmon and balata balls with which they grew up playing. And raise the rough to 4 inches. And on every tee shot, show the actual entire Trackman screen data, not just ball speed and launch, but show the face data.
    Make it a learning experience for the viewers.
    Then people might take interest in it.

  4. JP

    Oct 12, 2018 at 9:16 pm

    A PPV snoozer or Thanksgiving Day NFL? You tell me which one will actually be watched…

  5. Jack Nash

    Oct 12, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Is no tickets sold code for nobodies interested?

  6. Tartan Golf Travel

    Oct 12, 2018 at 4:30 pm

    Going to be a yawn fest. Any two guys playing a match is terrible for tv. Especially 2 guys who are way past their prime…… and then they want to charge for it! Hilarious! Shadow Creek is amazing (I’ve been luck enough to play it a few times) and it would be the only reason to watch.

  7. Butt Pickeleson

    Oct 12, 2018 at 3:42 pm

    Yawwwwwwn!! Where’s the nearest toilet?

  8. jason a

    Oct 12, 2018 at 11:31 am

    slowly losing interest on watching this match

    • Funkaholic

      Oct 12, 2018 at 11:54 am

      Me too, especially with Phil’s antics lately.

  9. Charlie Rhys

    Oct 12, 2018 at 9:53 am

    This would have been the match, back in 2004. Now it’s just two old guys trying to add cash through PPV, should be called the “big miss.”

  10. larrybud

    Oct 12, 2018 at 9:05 am

    So asbout 20 people will watch this in total. What a joke.

  11. Tom

    Oct 12, 2018 at 12:50 am

    At least one of them will get a “W” after they went a combined 0-6 in the Ryder Cup. If this was football it would be called the “Toilet Bowl”!

  12. me

    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:46 pm

    I Love golf!, love both of these guys! but “Aint” no way, …ever in the world would i order this, or anyone I know. they have really gotten this wrong

    yes i know all that is bad grammar

  13. Grumpy Old Man

    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:18 pm

    i wouldnt watch this if it was free. PPV is totally out of the question. I’m predicting a big flop.

  14. Alex

    Oct 11, 2018 at 9:11 pm

    Thought this was obvious once Shadow Creek was announced as the venue.

  15. JP

    Oct 11, 2018 at 6:41 pm

    PPV?!? Who in their right mind would pay to see this?!?

  16. 2putttom

    Oct 11, 2018 at 5:21 pm

    aww Thanksgiving in Vegas…. good times

  17. Brian McGranahan

    Oct 11, 2018 at 3:01 pm

    Lol. Probably because nobody was going to buy them anyway.

    • MKPAPA

      Oct 11, 2018 at 3:23 pm

      No, it’s because they don’t want errant tee shots exploding people’s eyes.

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



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…



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)



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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