Johnny Wunder

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John Wunder was born in Seattle, Wash., and grew up playing at Rainier G&CC. He moved to Southern California when he had the rare opportunity of working in the Anaheim Angels clubhouse and has been living in Cali. ever since. He has a severe passion/addiction for the game and has been a member of GolfWRX since 2005. He now works as the Director of Development and Production for The Coalition Group in Los Angeles, Calif.

 




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    Kaymer shoots 65, leads by three after Round 1

    When play began Thursday morning, the field of the 114th U.S. Open was greeted by a Pinehurst No. 2 course that was far different than the course it had been practicing on all week. The softer conditions...

    • Posted 111 days ago
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    Todd holds on to win the HP Byron Nelson Championship

    Going into the final round of the HP Byron Nelson Championship, one would think that the PGA Tour had entered a time warp. Names like Mike Weir, Charles Howell III and Padraig Harrington were all within three...

    • Posted 135 days ago
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    Scott slips, Every wins Arnold Palmer Invitational

    In an unexpected finish, Matt Every bested Keegan Bradley and Adam Scott to win the Arnold Palmer Invitational, his first victory on the PGA Tour. Every, 30, was 4-under through his first 13 holes on Sunday, but...

    • Posted 192 days ago
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  • SPIETH

    The Masters, Round 3: Spieth, Watson tied at the top

    The main task on Saturday at Augusta is to move into a reasonable position on the leaderboard for a Sunday, back nine charge. You can’t win the tournament on Saturday, but you can certainly play yourself out...

    • Posted 203 days ago
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    Henley is the last man standing, wins Honda Classic

    After a meltdown by third-round leader Rory McIlroy (sporting a final-round 74), 24-year-old Russell Henley birdied the first playoff hole — the only one to do among the four who made the playoff — to win the...

    • Posted 213 days ago
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    Review: Fourteen Golf FH-1000 Irons

    Pros: Blades that are playable for a willing single-digit. Beautiful shaping and top-quality satin finish. Cons: They’re pricey, about $1200 for a seven-club set. Bottom Line: Even professional golfers are moving away from blades toward more forgiving irons....

    • Posted 223 days ago
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    Walker on: Jimmy wins for the third time in 2014 at AT&T Pebble Beach

    Jimmy Walker held on at the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am for his third victory in his last eight starts on the PGA Tour. The win also solidifies his No. 1 spot on the FedEx Cup standings and will...

    • Posted 234 days ago
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    Preview: “The Short Game” Netflix Documentary

    I’ve worked in the film business for some time now I have access to an abundant amount of great stories. Rarely does something come along that unexpectedly smashes me over the head and leaves me with a...

    • Posted 298 days ago
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  • Phil Mickelson, Fred Couples

    Presidents Cup: Day 2 Recap

    On a rain-soaked Friday session that included a 2 hour and 34 minute delay and only two finished matches, the United States maintained its 1-point lead over the International Team in the Presidents Cup. Phil Mickelson and...

    • Posted 362 days ago
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    Nike granted a patent for clothes that “coach”

    Nike obtained a patent that could potentially rattle some cages in the golf world. The patent document describes “articles of apparel providing enhanced body position feedback.” The clothing will have tighter material in areas key to a...

    • Posted 396 days ago
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    Reed beats Spieth in a playoff to win the Wyndham Championship

    Just two weeks after his 23rd birthday, Patrick Reed defeated 20-year-old Jordan Spieth in a playoff to secure his first PGA Tour victory. After missing a short birdie putt to beat Spieth on the first playoff hole,...

    • Posted 409 days ago
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    A triumphant return: Mickelson takes the Claret Jug to Callaway HQ

    It began with a simple text message to Callaway CEO Chip Brewer…”Can I stop by?” Shortly after, dressed in shorts and flip flops, 2013 Open Champion Phil Mickelson strolled into Callaway Golf’s headquarters in Carlsbad, Calif., with...

    • Posted 433 days ago
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    Player, Booth pose nude for ESPN the Magazine

    Once a year, ESPN the Magazine releases its “Body Issue” and the golfing world has been well represented by the likes of Camilo Villegas and Suzanne Petersen. This year, ESPN went with the ultimate ambassador for healthy...

    • Posted 448 days ago
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    The Scorecard: The Greenbrier Classic

    The scorecard is a weekly wrap up of the most important numbers from the previous week’s PGA Tour event. The Front Nine 1.604 — Jonas Blixt’s putting average for the week — first in the field. 61.11...

    • Posted 450 days ago
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    The Scorecard: The Travelers Championship

    The scorecard is a weekly wrap up of the most important numbers from the previous week’s PGA Tour event. The Front Nine 187 — Number of starts it has taken for Ken Duke to win on the...

    • Posted 464 days ago
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    Grab that net and catch that beautiful butterfly, pal!

    If you look through the Tour photos that are on GolfWRX every week, you may notice that more often than not, players have added a little flair to their golf golf clubs. Whether it is in the...

    • Posted 483 days ago
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    Boo’s win was a breath of fresh air

    In the weeks leading up to the Crowne Plaza Invitational, the PGA Tour story lines read more like a Hollywood tabloid than a golf story. Needless to say, this weekend in Fort Worth was a welcome escape because...

    • Posted 491 days ago
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    SeeMore Z Series Tour Limited: Editor Review

    Pros: The removable tungsten weights in the sole allow golfers to fine tune head weight, and the grooved hitting area on the 303 Stainless Steel heads gets the ball rolling quickly. Cons: Those who forward press the putter defeat the purpose of...

    • Posted 510 days ago
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  • Jason Day

    Day leads at 6-under

    After an ideal day for scoring on Thursday, early morning rain, blustering winds and more difficult pin placements greeted the field of 93 on Friday. At the time ESPN went on the air (3 p.m. EST) there...

    • Posted 537 days ago
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    The Masters: Our Major Preview

    “The winner of this tournament doesn’t just win a major,” Phil Mickelson said in 2001, when the 30-year-old was still trying to win his first major championship. “He becomes a part of the history of the game,...

    • Posted 539 days ago
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  • Steve Stricker

    Does the Ryder Cup need a 9th man?

    Woulda, coulda, shoulda. On Wednesday, Tom Watson announced that he would eliminate the fourth captain’s pick and allow the top-nine players on the U.S. Ryder Cup Team to qualify on points. “There’s not a lot of method...

    • Posted 558 days ago
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    Thompson wins the Honda Classic

    The tough conditions at the Champions Course at PGA National in Palm Beach, Fla., saw most of the field at The Honda Classic fall apart on the final day. But through it all, one player held on. Alabama alum...

    • Posted 577 days ago
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    There is no place like home

    On Sunday, John Merrick became the first Los Angeles native to win the Northern Trust Open since its inception in 1926. With the victory he secured a trip to the Masters as well as a much-welcomed two-year...

    • Posted 589 days ago
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    Brian Gay: The Everyman’s Champion

    Brian Gay fired a final-round 63 on Sunday to capture the Humana Challenge and his fourth career PGA Tour victory. He overtook Charles Howell III with a birdie on the second playoff hole in addition to overcoming...

    • Posted 618 days ago
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  • Mark Wilson

    Preview and Predictions: Humana Challenge

    The PGA Tour heads back to the mainland this week for the Humana Challenge in La Quinta, Calif. The event is known under its previous name, the Bob Hope Classic, but has recently gone through a sponsor...

    • Posted 624 days ago
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    Birdie barrage in China gives Poulter his 2nd WGC title

    Just weeks after a dominating performance at the Ryder Cup, Ian Poulter fired a final-round 65 to recoup a four-stroke deficit from Ryder Cup teammate Lee Westwoood and capture the World Golf Championships-WHC HSBC Champions title in...

    • Posted 696 days ago
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    Wunder: The Ryder Cup Awards

    What good is a team competition if you can’t identify the individuals who provided the greatest contributions to the cause? I was very proud to be a golf fan this weekend and I am confident that the...

    • Posted 726 days ago
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    Tiger shouldn’t play Rory in Ryder Cup Singles Matches

    By John Wunder GolfWRX Contributor On Aug. 15, 1999 the world was witness to what potentially could have been one of the most exciting rivalries in golf history. It had all the makings of Nicklaus vs. Palmer...

    • Posted 733 days ago
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    U.S. Ryder Cup Team: This is the moment

    By John Wunder GolfWRX Contributor It’s Ryder Cup week and the top 24 players from Europe and the U.S. will descend on Medinah Country Club in Chicago, Ill. Since 1999, with the exception of the Valhalla matches,...

    • Posted 737 days ago
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    Spartans v. Robots: Tiger and Rory’s advantage

    By John Wunder GolfWRX Contributor It’s the year 2000 and I am in Palm Desert, Calif. It’s 7:30 a.m. and at this point I had already ran 3 miles, worked out and practiced my short game. Now...

    • Posted 740 days ago
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  • Mark-Langston

    Playing with my hero

    By John Wunder GolfWRX Contributor It’s a perfect spring day in Southern California as I pass through the gate of  Shady Canyon Golf Club. The super exclusive Tom Fazio design was opened in 2002 and has been...

    • Posted 831 days ago
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