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Forum Thread of the Day: “Martin Kaymer loses PGA Tour card”

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Today’s Forum Thread of the Day revolves around Martin Kaymer losing his PGA Tour card after missing the cut at last week’s Wyndham Championship. With no wins since the 2014 U.S. Open, Kaymer now loses all of his Tour exemptions, and as he fell short of playing the 15 required events this season, is unlikely to receive conditional status. Our members discuss what is next for the German.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • Lagavulin62: “I’m not sure I would call it sad. He lost his tour card because the sport is extremely competitive. Everyone gets to that point. But at 34 he is still young, and I’m sure he can bounce back if he really wants it. Then maybe he will recognize he had a great career and move on? I’m not worried about this guy and his family moving into tent city.”
  • mjen43: “Kaymer is 91st in the world. He’s not playing poorly, and he is not hurting for playing opportunities. With only 14 events played, he essentially chose to give up his card.”
  • Dave230: “Kaymer is better off on the European Tour for now I would say, try to build the game back up. Was actually playing decent this summer with some good finishes.”
  • KRAMER1997: “He is actually playing decent golf this year. In 19 events he has 5 top 20 finishes and has gotten back inside the top 100 of the OWGR. Knowing Kaymer, he’ll probably win a couple of big events next year like he does every 4-6 years and then disappears into oblivion again. I’m willing to bet that Kaymer wins again before Spieth. Kaymer tends to win big events in bunches, and then lose his game.”

Entire Thread: “Martin Kaymer loses PGA Tour card”

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (2.21.20)

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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.

Throwback to Bettinardi’s first wedge from 18 years ago.

“Frank” Tiger Woods Putter Cover from MSquare.

Rory’s clubs that have him top of the leaderboard in Mexico.

New from NCW Putters.

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Because beautiful is how I feel.

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Is this blade a winner from Tyson Lamb, WRXers?

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That brass tho. #TbT

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Tiger Sunday Red from Embrace Putters.

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Titleist responds to USGA and R&A’s Distance Insights Report

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Titleist has responded to the USGA and R&A’s ‘Distance Insights Report’ saying in-part that the governing bodies are focusing too much on the men’s professional game, and are undervaluing the skill of the game’s elite.

In a written statement titled “A Perspective on the Distance Insights Report”, David Maher, CEO and president of Titleist’s parent company, Acushnet, wrote

“We believe the conclusions drawn in this Report undervalue the skill and athleticism of the game’s very best players and focus far too much on the top of the men’s professional game and project this on golf and golfers as a whole.”

Maher stressed that the current equipment regulations are sufficient in halting any significant increases going forward by the longest hitters in the game, and believes that any changes implemented that could see a local rule put in place, would be a wrong move.

“The existing equipment regulations allow professional and amateur golfers to play by the same unified set of rules, with the same equipment, and on the same courses. We believe that playing by a unified set of rules coalesces our game, is an essential part of its global understanding and appeal, and eliminates the inconsistency and inability that would come from multiple sets of equipment standards.”

The use of technology to bring younger people into the sport and aid the longevity of golfers was also highlighted by Maher who said

“Golf is bringing younger players into the game sooner and keeping older players longer than ever; professional golf is as dynamic and entertaining as it’s ever been; and the game remains a healthy challenge for all players and at all levels.”

Read the full written statement here.

 

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (2.20.20)

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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.

Look out for this awesome headcover from Dormie Workshop in Paul Casey’s bag this week in Mexico!

New Mizuno drivers.

Studio Select NP2 restoration from Embrace Putters.

Another great looking job from The Golf Garage.

New in the bag for WRX’s Editor-In-Chief.

Bettinardi showcasing its “Copper Candy”.

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