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GolfWRX adds Sara Brown as on-course reporter

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Symetra Tour player Sara Brown has agreed to become an on-course reporter for GolfWRX.com, the world’s largest online golf community.

Brown is best known as a two-time contestant on the Golf Channel’s Big Break (Sandals Resorts and Dominican Republic). She will travel with the GolfWRX team to select PGA Tour events in 2013 to interview PGA Tour players and star in GolfWRX’s “What’s in the Bag” videos.

“We look forward to a long-term relationship with Sara,” said Richard Audi, GolfWRX Co-Founder and President. “She’s been on our radar since we saw her on the Big Break in 2010. She’s a fan favorite, shares a great passion for the game and is a natural on camera.”

Brown, a Tucson, Ariz., native, played collegiate golf at Michigan State University, where she was honored as the university’s Female Athlete of the Year in 2007 and 2008.

She played on the LPGA Tour and Ladies European Tour events in 2011. In 2012, Brown competed on the Symetra Tour, and won her first professional tournament, The My Marsh Classic in Fishers, Ind., with rounds of 75-67-69.

“Working with GolfWRX is going to be amazing,” Brown said. “I just love that GolfWRX is willing to work around my playing schedule. I do want to play professionally and I am playing professionally, but after the Big Break I definitely saw myself doing something like this. It’s going to be great fun being on the PGA Tour with those guys. As a golfer, I want to talk to those guys and I want to know what clubs they’re playing.”

Audi said the decision to hire Brown as an on-course reporter is one of many components that will continue to improve the GolfWRX viewer experience. In the last year, the site has added more than 50 writers to its Featured Writers Program, which provides both amateur and professional journalists the opportunity to hone their skills and grow their exposure on GolfWRX’s front page.

“Our editorial army of writers has allowed us to grow at unprecedented levels,” Audi said. “In the last three months, we’ve see 40 percent growth in traffic. We’ve also had well over 2.7 million page views and 1 million unique views in January (2013).”

In the coming months, GolfWRX will be releasing its GolfWRX TV site, which will allow for the broadcasting of GolfWRX photos and videos as well the photos and videos of its readership.

Click here to read the discussion in the forums

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Zak is the Editor-in-Chief of GolfWRX.com. He's been a part of the company since 2011, when he was hired to lead GolfWRX's Editorial Department. Zak developed GolfWRX's Featured Writer Program, which supports aspiring writers and golf industry professionals. He played college golf at the University of Richmond (Go Spiders!) and still likes to compete in tournaments. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz, where he's happy to discuss his game and all the cool stuff that's part of his job.

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  1. evan

    Apr 6, 2013 at 5:11 pm

    VERY NICE! I LIKE!

  2. Ken

    Mar 26, 2013 at 2:55 pm

    Great choice. Brains, beauty, personality and game!

  3. James Darnell

    Mar 11, 2013 at 1:16 pm

    I really like this site, now another reason to follow.

  4. Terry Williams

    Mar 10, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    She is very bright and will do a fantastic job.

  5. BBGolfer

    Mar 6, 2013 at 9:35 am

    Spell check the article … journalism basics.

    Sara is a nice find for sure.

  6. Jeff Singer

    Mar 5, 2013 at 10:41 pm

    Well, I am now the second best looking staff member. Still not bad

  7. Tourstagefan

    Mar 5, 2013 at 5:09 pm

    Congrats! You played great on the Big Break!

  8. randy

    Mar 5, 2013 at 4:14 pm

    Thank goodness. Watching the guy do them was sort of painful. This will be awesome.

  9. CallawayLefty

    Mar 5, 2013 at 1:30 pm

    Your welcome.

  10. Joe Pike

    Mar 5, 2013 at 1:13 am

    This is awesome. Funny thing is, I met her at a Cactus tour event today. Very nice girl, witty personality. I was actually there to support a friend playing and setting up more events for the Cactus tour. I think she will be an awesome addition to the Golf Wrx community.

    -Joe Pike

  11. Alex

    Mar 4, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Favourite Big Break contestant of all time. GODDESS! *drools*

  12. Rufiolegacy

    Mar 4, 2013 at 7:35 pm

    hopefully she will be doing interviews, Sorry zak, but your videos make me uncomfortable.

  13. paul

    Mar 4, 2013 at 4:44 pm

    That’s great for golfwrx, she is so hot 🙂

  14. ABgolfer2

    Mar 4, 2013 at 3:11 pm

    “We look forward to a long-term relationship with Sara,”

    : )

  15. Mike Leether

    Mar 4, 2013 at 1:52 pm

    nice

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REPORT: Tiger Woods to play in the Genesis Open on Feb 15

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Last season, Tiger Woods withdrew from a press conference at the Genesis Open due to back spasms. This season, Woods will reportedly play in the 2018 Genesis Open at Riviera C.C. in Pacific Palisades, California from February 15-18.

By withdrawing from the 2017 Genesis Open — an event which his Tiger Woods Foundation hosts — Woods ensured that a promising comeback was not to be. At the start of 2017, Woods committed to play in the Farmers Insurance Open, the Omega Dubai Desert Classic, the Genesis Open and the Honda Classic… an aggressive schedule for Woods, who hadn’t played much competitive golf in the previous year due to back injuries and surgeries. Things didn’t go as planned, however, as Woods missed the cut at the Farmers, withdrew after an opening-round 77 in Dubai, and withdrew from the Genesis Open and the Honda.

Since then, Woods has had spinal fusion surgery, and he recently finished T9 at the 18-player 2017 Hero World Challenge. It was there he showed the golfing world — and probably himself, too — that he can still compete among the world’s best golfers when he’s healthy.

At the Hero World Challenge, Woods was consistently hitting 179 mph of ball speed off the tee with his driver, and despite some early concerns with the wedge, he showed prowess around and on the greens. He was yip-less, fast, healthy, and finished 8-under through four rounds. A Tiger Woods comeback seems more plausible now than it has in three years.

Woods will continue to test his game at the 2017 Genesis Open — a start that will come 26 years after competing as a 16-year-old amateur in the 1992 Nissan Open at Riviera. Much like 26 years ago, Woods comes to Riviera as a golfer who needs to prove himself… it’s just that this time around, he has 14 majors and 79 PGA Tour wins to his name.

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2017 PNC Father/Son Challenge at the Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando, Florida.

The 20-team field includes some of the game’s legendary major champions, and their sons. Notable teams include John Daly/Little John Daly, Nick Faldo/Matthew Faldo, Tom Kite/David Kite, Bernhard Langer/Jason Langer, Greg Norman/Greg Norman Jr., Jack Nicklaus/Gary Nicklaus Jr., and Lee Trevino/Daniel Trevino.  The teams will compete in a scramble format over 36 holes to decide the winners of the Willie Park Trophy.

Last year, David Duval and his step-son Nick Karavites took home the trophy, and they are back in the field this year to defend.

Check out our photos below from this year’s event!

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the photos

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Friday’s Photos from the 2017 QBE Shootout

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GolfWRX is live this week from the 2017 QBE Shootout at Tiburon G.C. in Naples, Florida. Formerly known as the Franklin Templeton Shootout, or the Shark Shootout, the unofficial event plays host to 24 of some of the world’s best golfers, competing in a two-person team competition. The format calls for 54 holes; first-round scramble, second-round modified alternate shot, and third-round fourball (or better ball).

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Here is a list of the teams:

  • Daniel Berger-Gary Woodland
  • Keegan Bradley-Brendan Steele
  • Kevin Chappell-Kevin Kisner
  • Jason Dufner-Billy Horschel
  • Harris English-Matt Kuchar
  • Tony Finau-Lexi Thompson
  • Brian Harman-Pat Perez
  • Russell Henley-Kyle Stanley
  • Charley-Hoffman-Zach Johnson
  • Shane Lowry-Graeme McDowell
  • Brandt Snedeker-Bubba Watson
  • Sean O’Hair-Steve Stricker

Last year, Harris English and Matt Kuchar took down the crown, finishing at 28-under par for the event. Of course, they’ll be playing together again this year as the defending champs.

Check out our photos from the 2017 QBE Shootout below!

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Discussion: See what GolfWRX members are saying about the photos in our forums.

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