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Nick Watney WITB: 2016 Safeway Open


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#1 GolfWRX

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 12:53 PM

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:00 PM

Wow cool to see Nick playing again. Do you happen to know what his status on tour is? Medical Exemption?
We're not here for a long time,
just a good time.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:03 PM

TM Woods, Mizuno irons, custom Vokeys, SC putter. Why am I not surprised?

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:04 PM

Bad a$$ putter!
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:07 PM

Just amazing to see how many of these Nike guys get vokeys, M2's, and scotty's in to the bag immediately. Seems like the irons have been spread out a little more but wow!

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:28 PM

It was 100% guaranteed he would switch based on his performance drop off.
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:29 PM

Damn.  That putter is awesome!
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:30 PM

I'd hit it
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:43 PM

Solid setup. Hope he plays well.
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:49 PM

Is that a special finish on those Mizuno 900 Tours or is that standard?

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 06:52 PM

View PostTWshoot67, on 11 October 2016 - 06:49 PM, said:

Is that a special finish on those Mizuno 900 Tours or is that standard?

Standard satin

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:40 PM

It did not take NW long to get the swoosh out of his bag..

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM

Nike was obviously full of crap when claiming that no staffers are contractually obligated to play their clubs when several staffers empty their bags at the first opportunity.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:00 PM

Heck I would buy him a different bag!
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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:02 PM

View Poststorm319, on 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM, said:

Nike was obviously full of crap when claiming that no staffers are contractually obligated to play their clubs when several staffers empty their bags at the first opportunity.

Don't discount the fact that Nike no longer has a tour van for equipment repairs/changes and this may very well be the reason why so many are making quick changes.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:09 PM

No Laying Up nailed it, just got Nick mixed up with Tiger lol

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 08:10 PM

Seems like a lot of guys don't go M1 in a 3 wood but yet they do in a 5 wood. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:03 PM

View PostUnderPar18, on 11 October 2016 - 08:10 PM, said:

Seems like a lot of guys don't go M1 in a 3 wood but yet they do in a 5 wood. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

I have also noticed this, I think they probably prefer a smaller 5-wood head.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:20 PM

View PostThug Hunter, on 11 October 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Poststorm319, on 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM, said:

Nike was obviously full of crap when claiming that no staffers are contractually obligated to play their clubs when several staffers empty their bags at the first opportunity.

Don't discount the fact that Nike no longer has a tour van for equipment repairs/changes and this may very well be the reason why so many are making quick changes.

Per Greg, Nike Tour van is at Safeway and will be at PGA tournaments at minimum til the end of the year.

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Posted 11 October 2016 - 09:23 PM

View Postpappaf2, on 11 October 2016 - 06:00 PM, said:

Wow cool to see Nick playing again. Do you happen to know what his status on tour is? Medical Exemption?

yes major medical.  hurt his back in jan.  has 20+ starts to earn 500-700k i believe.  if his game is what it has been recently, he won't need that many!


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 07:31 AM

View Postnova6868, on 11 October 2016 - 06:03 PM, said:

TM Woods, Mizuno irons, custom Vokeys, SC putter. Why am I not surprised?

I'll take that setup all day long

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:05 AM

View Postjcfountain33, on 11 October 2016 - 09:20 PM, said:

View PostThug Hunter, on 11 October 2016 - 08:02 PM, said:

View Poststorm319, on 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM, said:

Nike was obviously full of crap when claiming that no staffers are contractually obligated to play their clubs when several staffers empty their bags at the first opportunity.

Don't discount the fact that Nike no longer has a tour van for equipment repairs/changes and this may very well be the reason why so many are making quick changes.

Per Greg, Nike Tour van is at Safeway and will be at PGA tournaments at minimum til the end of the year.

Well, there goes the "club repair" theory.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:10 AM

View Postnova6868, on 11 October 2016 - 06:03 PM, said:

TM Woods, Mizuno irons, custom Vokeys, SC putter. Why am I not surprised?

Could be a popular set up for ex Nike staffers.


Edited by Edinburghgolfer, 12 October 2016 - 08:11 AM.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 10:37 AM

This is my favorite bag so far from the ex-Nike staffers
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Posted 12 October 2016 - 12:31 PM

View Poststorm319, on 11 October 2016 - 07:56 PM, said:

Nike was obviously full of crap when claiming that no staffers are contractually obligated to play their clubs when several staffers empty their bags at the first opportunity.
This is also the start of a new season. Why change out your bag right at the end of season while trying to chase down a title? Stick with what you know, until the right time to change.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:04 PM

View Postnova6868, on 11 October 2016 - 09:03 PM, said:

View PostUnderPar18, on 11 October 2016 - 08:10 PM, said:

Seems like a lot of guys don't go M1 in a 3 wood but yet they do in a 5 wood. Anyone else notice this or is it just me?

I have also noticed this, I think they probably prefer a smaller 5-wood head.

A little smaller and, for me, a slightly more workable 5 wood. The m2 in the 3 wood is a rocket but I hit it slightly too far in the 5. Heard a few other guys say the same thing.

Edited by KuroOuji54, 12 October 2016 - 02:04 PM.


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Posted 12 October 2016 - 02:42 PM

Anyone else surprised how quickly;y that rust patina is showing up on his wedges? Looks like he has been gaming them all year, not just added in the last month.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 03:36 PM

great looking putter.

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:03 PM

Figured he'd go back to all Titleist. But with that 009 Masterful.....        lost my train of thought. Want that putter!!!!!

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Posted 12 October 2016 - 08:26 PM

My question is if this is the start of the wrap around season, do Nike staffers have to carry a Nike bag through the rest of the calendar year?

Seems as though they all are which would leave me to believe the Nike contracts run from 1 January through 31 December.

Correct me if I'm mistaken.

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