Zak Kozuchowski

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Zak is the Managing Editor of GolfWRX.com. He and his team cover golf's most important stories. You can follow Zak on Twitter @ZakKoz.

 




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  • Callaway Big Bertha V Series HT Driver

    Callaway Big Bertha V Series Driver Hits USGA Conforming Club List

    This just in: There’s a new Callaway Big Bertha driver in the pipeline. From what we can tell from photos on the USGA Conforming Club List, the Big Bertha V Series drivers have adjustable hosels but not...

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    Tiger makes late triple bogey, finishes on the cut line

    Tiger Woods started his second round at Royal Liverpool much like he finished it. That put the three-time British winner in jeopardy of missing his second cut in 18 appearances at the championship. Woods’ rocky start included...

    • Posted 11 days ago
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  • Oakley Sunglasses Review

    Review: Oakley Performance Golf Sunglasses

    Pros: Lightweight, comfortable sunglasses that meet the high standards in precision optics and impact resistance. They’re available in more than a dozen styles with Oakley’s golf-specific G30 iridium lenses and most styles are further customizable. Cons: They’re $110+ per...

    • Posted 13 days ago
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  • Callaway Apex UT driving iron

    Callaway leaks new Apex Driving Iron photos

    The British Open apparently has become the best week of the year for equipment companies to launch its new driving irons, and what better venue than a tournament where many players opt for a driving iron to...

    • Posted 13 days ago
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  • McIlroy

    Watch Rory McIlroy hit a 436-yard drive

    What’s more fun than driving a driveable par-4? When you’re Rory McIlroy, it’s driving a usually non-driveable par-4. McIlroy’s first-round 64 at the Aberdeen Scottish Open including a 436-yard bomb off the 13th tee that found the...

    • Posted 18 days ago
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  • Vokey SM5 Indigo Wedges

    Vokey to release limited-edition SM5 Indigo wedges

    A limited-edition finish from Vokey puts a totally different spin on the wedge game blues. Starting July 16, golfers will be able to order certain Vokey SM5 wedges with the company’s Indigo PVD finish. Die-hard Vokey fans...

    • Posted 19 days ago
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    Ping G30 Drivers, Fairway Woods, Hybrids and Irons

    G30 Drivers No matter where a golf equipment manufacturer places the center of gravity in its latest driver, one thing is true; modern driver heads aren’t very aerodynamic objects. Ping’s new G30 driver doesn’t change that, but...

    • Posted 27 days ago
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  • TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI

    Spotted: TaylorMade UDI (Ultimate Driving Iron)

    TaylorMade has released more new club models in 2014 than any year in recent memory, but it has been noticeably absent in the driving iron category. That changed this week when we spotted players testing TaylorMade’s new...

    • Posted 33 days ago
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    Bettinardi hosts 7th Social, 300 putters quickly find new homes

    A custom Bettinardi BB55 putter with hand-anodized fish graphics. A few limited-edition BB55′s were made for the social and every one of them had custom graphics. You don’t need a new putter, but you really, really want...

    • Posted 35 days ago
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    Mitsubishi unveils 2015 Diamana shaft lineup

    Few graphite shaft makers can claim the success of Mitsubishi Rayon’s Diamana shafts, which have been used to win more than 100 events on golf’s major professional tours since 2004. That makes it a big deal when the...

    • Posted 36 days ago
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    Spotted: Titleist 915D drivers

    About this time two years ago we saw the first photos of Titleist’s current drivers, the 913D2 and 913D3. It looks as though the company will stay true to that release cycle with its next-generation 915D2 and...

    • Posted 36 days ago
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  • Wie U.S.Open Feature

    Wie trusts iron game, lucky ball marker in U.S. Open win

    Being a favorite to win a major championship, like Michelle Wie was this week at the U.S. Women’s Open Pinehurst No. 2, is usually more of a curse than a blessing. It was especially daunting this week...

    • Posted 37 days ago
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    Review: Oakley Carbon Pro 2 Golf Shoes

    Pros: These offer the complete package: they’re comfortable, good-looking, unbelievably stable, totally waterproof and have great traction. No break-in period required, either. Cons: They’re $200 a pair and only available in three colors on Oakley’s site: white, ivory and...

    • Posted 48 days ago
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  • McIlroy to make equipment tweaks for U.S. Open

    This year’s U.S. Open could be one of the most intriguing of the USGA’s championships this decade, with Pinehurst’s redesigned No. 2 course playing nearly 7600 yards. No. 2 will play very different than it did when...

    • Posted 50 days ago
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  • Mitsubishi Rayon Fubuki J shaft

    Mitsubishi Rayon launches Fubuki J shafts

    Mitsubishi Rayon’s new Fubuki J was introduced to PGA Tour players this week at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, where three players including T3 finisher Matt Every put the new shaft in play in their drivers. The...

    • Posted 51 days ago
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  • TaylorMade Spider 2.0 putters

    TaylorMade Spider 2.0 Putters Spotted

    Check out the photos of the TaylorMade Spider 2.0 in the gallery below that we spotted on the putting green at the FedEx St. Jude Classic, which include a new Daddy Long Legs, Spider Blade and Spider...

    • Posted 55 days ago
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  • Callaway Mack Daddy 2 Tour Grind wedges

    Callaway to release “Tour Grind” Mack Daddy 2 Wedges

    Callaway has announced the release of its Mack Daddy 2 “Tour Grind” wedges, which have tour-validated C-Grind sole designs, as well as straighter leading edges and higher-peaked toes than the company’s original Mack Daddy 2 wedge models....

    • Posted 58 days ago
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  • Keegan Bradley putter change

    Keegan proves he’s still a pro with a short putter

    Spend enough time listening to golf’s traditionalists, and you might just start to believe what they have to say about long and belly putters. “It’s cheating,” says the faction who rallied behind the USGA’s anchored putter ban,...

    • Posted 60 days ago
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  • Rory McIlroy Wentworth

    McIlroy erases 7-shot deficit to win BMW PGA Championship

    Rory McIlroy’s personal life was on shaky ground early this week at the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth, but by Sunday he proved that his golf game is still rock solid by winning one of the European...

    • Posted 65 days ago
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  • Scotty Cameron Futura X7 Putter

    Adam Scott tests prototype Scotty Cameron Futura X7 putter

    When golfers ascend to the top spot in the world golf rankings, they’re usually playing the best golf of their career, which means they’re generally not looking to make equipment changes. Adam Scott, on the other hand,...

    • Posted 69 days ago
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  • TaylorMade Arc1 Putters

    TaylorMade Arc1 Putters spotted at Colonial

    TaylorMade always releases several prototype putter models throughout the year to gather feedback on their looks, feel and performance from its staff members. Its new Arc1 prototype putters, which we spotted on the practice green at the...

    • Posted 70 days ago
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  • Cobra Design Lab

    Cobra Design Lab offers totally custom Bio Cell+ drivers

    One of the most impressive performers in our 2014 Gear Trials: Best Drivers club test was Cobra’s Bio Cell+ driver, even though it didn’t crack the top-5 in our “Distance-First,” “Forgiveness-First” and Balanced Performance” categories. How do we...

    • Posted 71 days ago
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    Cobra to release new Bio Cell Pro driver

    Cobra has announced the release of its new Bio Cell Pro, a 440cc driver that the company says has the lowest center of gravity of any of its 2014 drivers. The Bio Cell Pro is the driver...

    • Posted 77 days ago
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    Scotty Cameron to release Newport 2, GoLo 7 Dual Balance putters

    On May 30, Scotty Cameron will release two of the company’s most popular putters, its Newport 2 and GoLo 7, in counterbalanced “Dual Balance” models. According to the company, two decades of high-speed video research with tour...

    • Posted 84 days ago
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    TaylorMade unveils new SLDR S woods and irons

    TaylorMade has announced the release of its SLDR S line, which includes new drivers, fairway woods and hybrids that continue the company’s emphasis on “lofting up.” Like the company’s original SLDR drivers, the SLDR S measures 460cc...

    • Posted 84 days ago
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  • Tour Edge Exotics CB PROh irons review

    Review: Tour Edge Exotics CB PROh (as driving irons)

    Pros: The CB PROh driving irons (2, 3 and 4) produce the kind of ball speeds that golfers might expect from their fairway woods. Their thin, forged faces produce a soft, solid feel, and they’re very, very straight....

    • Posted 88 days ago
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  • Titleist Vokey TVD-K and TVD-M wedges 2014

    Vokey to launch new line of TVD wedges

    In March, Titleist launched its much-anticipated Vokey SM5 wedges, which offer golfers more spin through their new Spin Milled TX3 grooves, as well 21 different loft, bounce and grind combinations. The SM5’s will cover the needs of...

    • Posted 92 days ago
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  • Odyssey Tank Cruiser Putter Review

    Review: Odyssey Tank Cruiser Putters

    Pros: Available in four different models — #1 Wide, #7, 330M and V-Line — and two different lengths (35 and 38 inches). Each Tank Cruiser putter comes with a weight kit that offers three different head weights and...

    • Posted 96 days ago
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    Tour Edge Exotics launches CB PROs Forged Wedges

    Tour Edge Exotics has announced the release of its first forged wedges, the CB PROs. The wedges are forged from 1025 carbon steel, and have what the company calls “Mongo Grooves,” which are layered with 28 micro...

    • Posted 96 days ago
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  • Nike Covert 2.0 Black Limited Edition

    Nike to release a black VRS Covert 2.0 driver

    Like Nike’s VRS Covert 2.0 driver, but not its shiny red crown? You’re in luck, because the company is releasing a Covert 2.0 driver with a matte black crown on May 15. Click here to enter our...

    • Posted 97 days ago
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  • white sldr driver

    TaylorMade launches White SLDR Driver, appoints new CEO

    If you were a fan of the white drivers TaylorMade has been making in recent years, you might have a new favorite model. The company’s is releasing its SLDR 460 driver in white. “The white crown with...

    • Posted 103 days ago
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  • Matrix TPHDe shaft

    Matrix TPHDe shafts

    Matrix’s new TPHDe shafts use the latest materials in a new construction that can improve ball speed, feel and stability, according to the company. Like its predecessor, Matrix’s TPHD shaft, the TPHEe uses exotic materials such as...

    • Posted 104 days ago
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  • Bubba Watson Oakley Spotlight

    Bubba being Bubba meets Oakley being Oakley

    There might not be a more interesting golfer on the PGA Tour than Bubba Watson, and it’s nothing he tries to hide. He’s the longest driver on the PGA Tour, which comes with its own level of...

    • Posted 111 days ago
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    TaylorMade launches SLDR Mini

    TaylorMade is betting that bigger is better with the SLDR MiniDriver, its newest metalwood that blends the forgiveness of a driver with the versatility of a fairway woods. “The general premise is based on how our tour...

    • Posted 114 days ago
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  • Tiger woods surgery back masters

    Tiger Woods has back surgery, will miss Masters

    Tiger Woods announced on his website that he has undergone back surgery and will miss this year’s Masters. The surgery, called a microdiscectomy, was performed Monday in Park City, Utah, by neurosurgeon Charles Rich to relieve a...

    • Posted 119 days ago
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    Nike releases three limited-edition Masters golf shoes

    Now is the time of the year when things start turning green in the golf world. Many golf courses across the Midwest and Northeast are finally shedding the remnants of the winter’s snow, and with Masters week...

    • Posted 124 days ago
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  • Tiger WD Bay Hill

    Tiger WD’s at Bay Hill, Masters chances look slim

    Defending champion Tiger Woods withdrew from the Arnold Palmer Invitational late Tuesday, citing a back injury that has plagued the golfer since he withdrew from the Honda Classic on March 2. “I personally called Arnold today to...

    • Posted 133 days ago
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  • Ping 2014 Karsten Hybrid Iron Set

    Ping 2014 Karsten Hybrid-Iron Set

    It goes without saying that golfers enjoy the game more when they’re playing their best. When they’re not playing their best… well, they’re probably not having as much fun. Ping’s new Karsten hybrid-iron set is designed to...

    • Posted 134 days ago
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  • Cobra Bio Cell Masters Driver

    Cobra unveils Masters-inspired Bio Cell Driver

    Cobra’s Bio Cell driver is already available in six different colors, but for a limited time it will be available in seven. Just like last year, the company has added Masters-themed aesthetics to its latest driver. For...

    • Posted 146 days ago
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