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2017 PGA Championship: Photos and Discussion


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#1 atursky

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:29 PM

GolfWRX is live this week from the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, North Carolina. The course -- which was originally designed by George Cobb in 1961, and was later upgraded by Arnold Palmer and Tom Fazio -- will play as a 7,600-yard par-71 for the event.

Jordan Spieth, the 2017 Open Champion and No. 2-ranked golfer in the Official World Golf Rankings, has an opportunity this week to become the youngest golfer ever to win the career grand slam. He's not the betting favorite, however, at 8/1 odds. Rory McIlroy (7/1 odds), who's currently ranked No. 4 in the OWGR, is touted as the favorite. Dustin Johnson and Hideki Matsuyama, the world's No. 1 and 3-ranked golfers, respectively, are pegged at 12/1 odds to win the season's fourth and final major.

In last year's PGA Championship at Baltusrol Golf Club (Lower Course), Jimmy Walker won his first and only major championship by one stroke over Jason Day. Both players are back in this year's field, and they're each looking to win their second PGA Championships.

Check out our photos below from the 2017 PGA Championship at Quail Hollow!  
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:47 PM

Love the shorts.  Looks like a local club tourney!
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 02:54 PM

View Postcradd10, on 07 August 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

Love the shorts.  Looks like a local club tourney!

I was just going to ask what's with all the shorts. Was there some special occasion? Don't think I've seen that many tour pros in shorts ever. They better be careful all that glare off those legs could blind someone!!
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Posted 07 August 2017 - 03:05 PM

View Postcljdan, on 07 August 2017 - 02:54 PM, said:

View Postcradd10, on 07 August 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

Love the shorts.  Looks like a local club tourney!

I was just going to ask what's with all the shorts. Was there some special occasion? Don't think I've seen that many tour pros in shorts ever. They better be careful all that glare off those legs could blind someone!!


PGA Announced a few months back that shorts were allowed for practice rounds only.

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 04:08 PM

Whose rocking the persimmon this week???? :) I like it

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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:13 PM

View PostTinCupping, on 07 August 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

Whose rocking the persimmon this week???? :) I like it

Practice club in Patrick Reed's bag.  He's used it off and on for some time now.


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Posted 07 August 2017 - 08:18 PM

That is awesome.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:20 AM

I thought Callaway did a great job with their special edition staff bags and headcovers for the first 3 majors, but I think these are somewhat lacking.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 07:48 AM

that blue/gold TM bag is downright sexy. simple, clean...like it alot.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:39 AM

View Postpga43, on 07 August 2017 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostTinCupping, on 07 August 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

Whose rocking the persimmon this week???? :) I like it

Practice club in Patrick Reed's bag.  He's used it off and on for some time now.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:59 AM

More raw Apex MBs............man those things would look good in my bag.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:23 AM

View PostLacey Underall, on 08 August 2017 - 08:59 AM, said:

More raw Apex MBs............man those things would look good in my bag.

For those of you who want to know, If you look at Lovemark's Callaway MBs, he had them ground down to have almost zero bounce on them to match his old Nike irons.   So thats why you won't see numbers on the bottom and they are stamped on the back.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:14 AM

View Postmaxcapouch, on 08 August 2017 - 07:20 AM, said:

I thought Callaway did a great job with their special edition staff bags and headcovers for the first 3 majors, but I think these are somewhat lacking.

Oh, man!  I completely disagree. I LOVE the Callaway bags at this event!!  Different strokes for different folk, I guess!!



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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:18 AM

Looking at the pics of Horschel on the range, it almost looked like Bones was on his bag.
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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:21 AM

View Postpga43, on 07 August 2017 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostTinCupping, on 07 August 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

Whose rocking the persimmon this week???? :) I like it

Practice club in Patrick Reed's bag.  He's used it off and on for some time now.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:15 AM

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 11:47 AM

Will the Scotty PGA covers have an option to fit the 6m?

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 03:04 PM

View Postthe bishop, on 08 August 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View Postpga43, on 07 August 2017 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostTinCupping, on 07 August 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

Whose rocking the persimmon this week???? :) I like it

Practice club in Patrick Reed's bag.  He's used it off and on for some time now.


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lol.  i was looking at that "vintage" x-hot pro!

Another practice club with a steel shaft in it.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:55 PM

Never noticed this before, but in Tues, pt1 there is a picture of Jimmy Walker and his head/eyes have swiveled towards the target before the ball is struck, ala Annika and David Duval.  Also, pics of VJ on Tuesday looks like he may be trying the new Ti Fiber driver shaft from Aerotech.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 05:56 PM

Never noticed this before, but in Tues, pt1 there is a picture of Jimmy Walker and his head/eyes have swiveled towards the target before the ball is struck, ala Annika and David Duval.  Also, pics of VJ on Tuesday looks like he may be trying the new Ti Fiber driver shaft from Aerotech.


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:04 PM

$24 for burger and a beer...awesome!

edit:  $8 at a Falcons game this year...for reference

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 06:51 PM

Greg, I see they finally gave you a good parking spot. Like the green color too. :-)

Those Callaway MB1's are drop dead gorgeous.

Gotta love John Daly. :-)

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:01 PM

Any chance of getting a WITB for either Jaysen Hansen or Jamie Broce, 2 of the PGA professionals that are in the field?

Thanks for all the pics they are awesome as always.

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:32 PM

View PostMarks23, on 08 August 2017 - 05:56 PM, said:

Never noticed this before, but in Tues, pt1 there is a picture of Jimmy Walker and his head/eyes have swiveled towards the target before the ball is struck, ala Annika and David Duval.  Also, pics of VJ on Tuesday looks like he may be trying the new Ti Fiber driver shaft from Aerotech.

Yes, JW has done that same move as DD & Anika.  VJ was testing the new AeroTech TiFiber shaft.

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View Postnikegolfer1983, on 08 August 2017 - 08:01 PM, said:

Any chance of getting a WITB for either Jaysen Hansen or Jamie Broce, 2 of the PGA professionals that are in the field?

Thanks for all the pics they are awesome as always.

If I see them.


Thanks


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View PostSean2, on 08 August 2017 - 06:51 PM, said:

Greg, I see they finally gave you a good parking spot. Like the green color too. :-)

Those Callaway MB1's are drop dead gorgeous.

Gotta love John Daly. :-)

Lol, I wish!


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 08:40 PM

Callaway bags are killer - GO HEELS


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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:10 PM

Holy crap those first 3 opening holes are LONG!

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 09:18 PM

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Posted 08 August 2017 - 10:16 PM

View Postcradd10, on 07 August 2017 - 02:47 PM, said:

Love the shorts.  Looks like a local club tourney!

I wish they would allow them to wear shorts every week.  The clothing brands would like it too considering 99% of amateur golfers wear shorts to play golf in.

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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:02 AM

View Postpga43, on 08 August 2017 - 03:04 PM, said:

View Postthe bishop, on 08 August 2017 - 10:21 AM, said:

View Postpga43, on 07 August 2017 - 08:13 PM, said:

View PostTinCupping, on 07 August 2017 - 04:08 PM, said:

Whose rocking the persimmon this week???? :) I like it

Practice club in Patrick Reed's bag.  He's used it off and on for some time now.


Greg
lol.  i was looking at that "vintage" x-hot pro!

Another practice club with a steel shaft in it.


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Posted 09 August 2017 - 10:29 AM

There was a question about who was using the Hogan driver.  Might be Richard Sterne as I read somewhere that he used a persimmon driver in practice to improve his driver swing.
Could that be an early 60's Hogan driver that had a speed slot?  (I go back that far).


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