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Discussion Thread: 2018 Valero Texas Open


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#1 atursky

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:00 PM

GolfWRX is live this week from the 2018 Valero Texas Open at TPC San Antonio (AT&T Oaks Course), which plays as a par-72 measuring 7,435 yards for the event.

Sergio Garcia acted as a consultant to Greg Norman for the course's 2010 design, and he'll play in the event for the first time in seven years. Joining Garcia in the field are a number of the game's top players, including Wesley Bryan, Keegan Bradley, Kevin Chappell, Luke Donald, Harris English, Ernie Els, Jim Furyk, Retief Goosen, J.B. Holmes, Billy Horschel, Charley Hoffman, Beau Hossler, Zach Johnson, Martin Kaymer, Matt Kuchar, Pat Perez, Adam Scott, Brandt Snedeker, Jimmy Walker and more.

Last year, Chappell holed an 8-foot birdie putt on the par-5 18th to win by one stroke over Brooks Koepka to capture his first ever PGA Tour victory.

Check out our photos from the 2018 Valero Texas Open below!

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#2 jsanatx

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:06 PM

Pics looks awesome, thanks.  I'll be there again this year in a couple of days, caddying at the Pro-Am.
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 02:31 PM

Has anyone heard why players are switching back from MP18 blades to MP4's?  Vegas, Stefani, etc.  Not sure how many but seems to be a trend.

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 04:51 PM

Anyone know who the player is with the Cleveland 588 Tour blade irons?
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 05:44 PM

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View PostLYG, on 16 April 2018 - 04:51 PM, said:

Anyone know who the player is with the Cleveland 588 Tour blade irons?


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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:13 PM

Kevin Chappell is playing a set of Miuras, hadn't noticed that before

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Posted 16 April 2018 - 09:22 PM

View Postjbsg02, on 16 April 2018 - 09:13 PM, said:

Kevin Chappell is playing a set of Miuras, hadn't noticed that before

His bag can be hard to keep up with
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Posted 16 April 2018 - 11:33 PM

Luke Donald is fully exempt in PGA? He doesn't play Euro tour consistently either....
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:55 AM

Is Denny McCarthy a recent switch to Titleist?  He was definitely Callaway last season, and could of sworn still was earlier this year.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 09:03 AM

View Postandrieddle, on 16 April 2018 - 11:33 PM, said:

Luke Donald is fully exempt in PGA? He doesn't play Euro tour consistently either....

Yes, finished 105 in the FEC last year.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 02:11 PM

Greg; what % of the field would you say is there by Tuesday? Do a lot of guys show up on Wednesday? Always wondered that.
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:17 PM

Did Jim Furyk ask for a new hybrid and want to hit every hybrid available? Related question, was that a Wilson hybrid leaning on his bag?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 04:19 PM

While he wasn't sure exactly what the player meant, Steve acted quickly when the player told him the grooves on the wedge were too hot...


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:21 PM

I think that's the first time I've seen a Cleveland/Srixon player play other wedges. Times are changing.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:23 PM

Bowditch is playing... he's funny. I wish him well this week. He can't have too many more chances.

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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:25 PM

View Postpgarob, on 17 April 2018 - 02:11 PM, said:

Greg; what % of the field would you say is there by Tuesday? Do a lot of guys show up on Wednesday? Always wondered that.

That % would grealy vary based on the course and if the player had played there before.  The top players have a tendency to come in for the Wednesday Pro-Am when it's at a course they've played but their caddies show up and chart the course.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:26 PM

View PostBunker2Bunker, on 17 April 2018 - 04:17 PM, said:

Did Jim Furyk ask for a new hybrid and want to hit every hybrid available? Related question, was that a Wilson hybrid leaning on his bag?

Yes Jim was testing a Wilson hybrid


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 06:43 PM

Is Sned's old caddie on Keegan's bag now?
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Posted 17 April 2018 - 08:38 PM

View Postkratt11, on 17 April 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

Is Sned's old caddie on Keegan's bag now?

I think he's just filling in for Chad, not a permanant change.


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Posted 17 April 2018 - 10:54 PM

What's up with the bag with TMB 4, 5 and 6 irons, PXG 7, 8 and 9, an MB PW and Vokey wedges? Strangest set up I've ever seen, Josh Creel I think it was.

And anybody know why that guy is sticking a club in the ice bucket?

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 01:44 AM

 bulldog8b, on 17 April 2018 - 10:54 PM, said:

What's up with the bag with TMB 4, 5 and 6 irons, PXG 7, 8 and 9, an MB PW and Vokey wedges? Strangest set up I've ever seen, Josh Creel I think it was.

And anybody know why that guy is sticking a club in the ice bucket?

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Posted 18 April 2018 - 04:14 PM

 pga43, on 17 April 2018 - 08:38 PM, said:

 kratt11, on 17 April 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

Is Sned's old caddie on Keegan's bag now?

I think he's just filling in for Chad, not a permanant change.


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Chad had knee replacement surgery and Scotty is filling in for as long as it takes Chad the heal up


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Posted 18 April 2018 - 07:33 PM

 pga43, on 18 April 2018 - 04:14 PM, said:

 pga43, on 17 April 2018 - 08:38 PM, said:

 kratt11, on 17 April 2018 - 06:43 PM, said:

Is Sned's old caddie on Keegan's bag now?

I think he's just filling in for Chad, not a permanant change.


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Chad had knee replacement surgery and Scotty is filling in for as long as it takes Chad the heal up


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Posted 19 April 2018 - 06:06 AM

Josh Creel definitely has the most interesting bag in this corpus of photos.
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Posted 21 April 2018 - 06:50 AM

Boy what has happened to Adam Scott? Canít drive, canít hit irons, canít chip, canít putt.. game appears in shambles..


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Posted 21 April 2018 - 12:46 PM

 sandy, on 21 April 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

Boy what has happened to Adam Scott? Can't drive, can't hit irons, can't chip, can't putt.. game appears in shambles..

It's a shame his swing is such a shell of it's former glory. 5 years ago he was wearing the green jacket and now he needs a swing jacket!

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:15 PM

 Stonebridge, on 21 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

 sandy, on 21 April 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

Boy what has happened to Adam Scott? Can't drive, can't hit irons, can't chip, can't putt.. game appears in shambles..

It's a shame his swing is such a shell of it's former glory. 5 years ago he was wearing the green jacket and now he needs a swing jacket!

He switched coaches

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:51 PM

 pga43, on 21 April 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

 Stonebridge, on 21 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

 sandy, on 21 April 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

Boy what has happened to Adam Scott? Can't drive, can't hit irons, can't chip, can't putt.. game appears in shambles..

It's a shame his swing is such a shell of it's former glory. 5 years ago he was wearing the green jacket and now he needs a swing jacket!

He switched coaches

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Posted 21 April 2018 - 01:55 PM

 Stonebridge, on 21 April 2018 - 01:51 PM, said:

 pga43, on 21 April 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

 Stonebridge, on 21 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

 sandy, on 21 April 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

Boy what has happened to Adam Scott? Can't drive, can't hit irons, can't chip, can't putt.. game appears in shambles..

It's a shame his swing is such a shell of it's former glory. 5 years ago he was wearing the green jacket and now he needs a swing jacket!

He switched coaches

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Time for another change. I watched Adam play this week and it was not good.


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Posted 22 April 2018 - 05:53 AM

 pga43, on 21 April 2018 - 01:15 PM, said:

 Stonebridge, on 21 April 2018 - 12:46 PM, said:

 sandy, on 21 April 2018 - 06:50 AM, said:

Boy what has happened to Adam Scott? Can't drive, can't hit irons, can't chip, can't putt.. game appears in shambles..

It's a shame his swing is such a shell of it's former glory. 5 years ago he was wearing the green jacket and now he needs a swing jacket!

He switched coaches

Greg

Probably mental. Should go see Dr. Molly Griswold. She helped Roy McAvoy back in '96 at the U.S. Open.

Worked out great for him.


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