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12 Revealing photos from the RBC Heritage and Lotte Championship

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GolfWRX was live this week from the 2016 RBC Heritage at Harbour Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island, and we also had contributing photos (thanks tod071!) from the LPGA Lotte Championship at Ko Olina Golf Club on the Island of Oahu.

Make sure to catch up on all of the photos in the links below:

From South Carolina to Hawaii, GolfWRX was living the island life this week and providing some amazing photos from both the PGA and LPGA tours. Let’s throw those shaka fingas up and reveal some photos.

Jason Day’s preshot routine, gone awry

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It appears that Jason Day’s preshot routine, featuring intense and long-lasting visualization, is sweeping the LPGA Tour. Except something tells me some of these ladies aren’t doing it right.

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You’re not supposed to shut your eyes the entire round!

Ground control to Major Tom

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Bryson DeChambeau working on the Air Traffic Controller drill to keep his head steady.

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Looks about right.

The putter seen round the world

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Surprisingly, Ernie Els is sticking with the same putter he used in his Masters 6-putt ordeal. Hank Haney was calling for him to putt lefty in his second round, so the fact he isn’t changing it up shows some gumption.

We can joke all we want, but that took guts from Ernie to not only continue playing, but actually taking a run at making the cut.

Those yips will forever give me nightmares, however.

Sea Pines vs. The Masters

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Are the people at Sea Pines Montessori Academy trying to tell me their Pimento Cheese sandwich is $2.50 better than The Masters famous Pimento Cheese sandwich?! Blasphemous!

Actually, maybe they’re right.

The real Tour sauce

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You don’t know Tour sauce until you literally have a graphic of pasta sauce on your golf bag.

Stayin fly on the links

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Take notes, boys. This caddie rocking Baltimore Orioles’ mid socks and Nike Kyrie 2‘s in the White/Urban Lilac/Bright Mango/Hyper Jade colorway is how you bring the heat.

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Michelle Wie has some decent kick game at the LPGA Lotte, as well. And her putting stance is looking more and more like Jack Nicklaus’ by the day.

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She just needs to start wearing her glove.

Bro-in’ Out

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Bro.

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I don’t know what’s more chill, a man bun or 80 pounds of ice.

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Tyga may have brought snapbacks back to the world, but Harris English is bringing cord hats back to golf. Nice lid, bro.

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Bringing back the old style, I dig it.

LPGA Headcovers

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PGA Tour players have some interesting head covers, like Tiger’s and whatnot. But the ladies on the LPGA Tour really go all out.

Check out the gallery below of awesome head covers, and some interesting club setups, too.

Is that a Callaway Steelhead X-14 iron? You can buy one here for $50… not one iron, the entire set!

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Swag daddy

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Someone smack me the next time they see me at golf course and I’m not wearing rainbow Skechers and skull socks, equipped with a ball retriever. Go hard or go home.

All corded up

452828bc2080b9b77c16a0cfb77dd368Check out Jim Herman’s SuperStroke prototype cord grips.

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So that’s how he held onto the lead so tight at the Shell Houston Open.

Harbour Town Golf Links

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The course is diabolically tight off most of the tees.

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But it’s an undeniably gorgeous track.

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And I can’t remember the last time I saw someone make par on the par-3 17th (pictured below). I recall Jim Furyk making birdie last year in a playoff to win, but it seems as though everyone else just makes bogey or worse.

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Zach Johnson’s PXG wedge is awesome

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Wait. Why does Z. Johnson have Florida-Gators colored headcovers?

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Wait. That’s not Zach Johnson’s bag.

1e2156bfab1260b8c49e4e84777dec3dTurns out Billy Horschel is playing Z. Johnson’s wedge? #PXGTroops stick together, including sharing weapons of mass par saves, apparently.

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

27 Comments

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  1. blindkarma

    Jul 23, 2016 at 10:05 pm

    Andrew Tursky graduated with a bachelor’s in Journalism from Rutgers. Yet he writes casually racist jokes about Asian women golfers with their eyes closed. Way to crush it and make your alma mater and professors proud of your career. To the publisher and editors of Golfwrx, would Mr. Tursky make jokes about hair or skin color if he was covering the NBA or professional boxing? But Asian females in his own sport, sure why not.

  2. Mike R

    Apr 21, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    What’s happened in the last 5-10 years with the whole over-sensitivity and the whole “somebody somewhere might be hurt”. I work with a lot of East Asians and have never even thought about eyes closed thing, and Asians blink just like everyone around the world (apart from the people with some disease preventing them from blinking whom I obviously don’t want to hurt by writing this comment).
    I just thought that this was the girl’s reaction to a bad shot somehow. It’s a a very common reaction around the golf course, just like the more offensive reactions like swearing or throwing clubs around. So what, captured on a photo and put in a different perspective to attempt humour (it’s not very intelligent kind of humour, but still…). I really don’t see the problem.
    All of a sudden, it’s an Asian thing.
    I’ll write “photos of East Asians with eyes closed” on an every expanding list of things that offend people these day. Hopefully, I won’t forget before I use one get castigated for being a racist.

    And for the Asians who wrote above, please consider that the people in West Asia (e.g. Pakistan) might get offended by your generalisations.

  3. Jnak97

    Apr 17, 2016 at 2:20 am

    I feel like you people need to cool it with the racism card. Four different women being shown at four different times in the round that are not a pre-shot routine with their eyes closed was definitely not interpreted as racist by me.

    • ana

      Apr 18, 2016 at 3:14 pm

      >was definitely not interpreted as racist by me.
      Well Jnak97, it was, by me – and i’m not even Asian.

    • blindkarma

      Jul 24, 2016 at 12:33 pm

      *was definitely not interpreted as racist by me* Why do racists or misogynists always think this is a defense?

  4. Michael Lee

    Apr 16, 2016 at 9:31 pm

    Apology accepted, please think about what you said though. Some of your last comments really did hurt especially the last one.

  5. Matt

    Apr 16, 2016 at 7:56 am

    Why are people so butt hurt about the eyes closed thing. You probably aren’t even Asian. Get over it. This is what’s wrong with America. Write what you want man !

    • Jack Nguyen

      Apr 16, 2016 at 10:55 am

      Hello Matt,
      Just to let you know I am Asian and I came to America 6 years ago. When I attended middle school I got made fun of people would also ask me why were my eyes always closed and people said I would never pass my drivers test because Asians are bad drivers. So when you see a post like this it does hurt. Although this is America and free speech is allowed please be respectful about others. What if this post had something that offended you. You would feel exactly the same.

      Cheers,
      Jack

      • Matt

        Apr 16, 2016 at 10:08 pm

        I’m American. I don’t get butt hurt. I can call me what ever u want. Also theses women have their eyes closed so…..

    • Michael Lee

      Apr 16, 2016 at 11:11 am

      It does hurt sometimes Matt. Being Asian-American growing up a lot of those jokes do hurt over time, such as “open up your eyes” and you got the casual joke where someone goes “Ching Chong li long” to me it’s joke a I get it, but some people would get hurt even if they are not Asian because their looking at our point of view and find it offensive. I do agree this post is inappropriate but there is no racism at all in the post. Just a little editing would help! 🙂

      • Golfer1

        Apr 16, 2016 at 6:00 pm

        These comments are uncalled for and getting out of hand. The comment section needs to be deleted on this article and Andrew has some explaining to do.

  6. Cyd2293

    Apr 16, 2016 at 6:26 am

    Will you metrosexual millennials quit with the cries of racism. Most of you spoiled, pampered brats don’t know what racism is.

    12 may have been inappropriate but racist. No.

    In other words lighten up ladies.

  7. Schizo Smizzle

    Apr 16, 2016 at 4:19 am

    Clueless. Totally clueless. And not even funny. And no, none of your comebacks will even be as clever as those girls.

  8. Jane

    Apr 15, 2016 at 10:16 pm

    12 is rascist. seriously.

    • Schizo Smizzle

      Apr 16, 2016 at 4:18 am

      Smizzle just doesn’t get it. He never will.

  9. ATC

    Apr 15, 2016 at 7:22 pm

    The guy in #11 is a ramp agent. Not an air traffic controller.

  10. cgasucks

    Apr 15, 2016 at 4:44 pm

    I wonder who’s bag had that X-14 3 iron?

  11. mark

    Apr 15, 2016 at 4:22 pm

    asian eyes closed the entire round?! well done golfwrx in making fun of asian. what next? people with different colour? go ahead and i leave your website altogether.

  12. Derek

    Apr 15, 2016 at 2:41 pm

    Asian women…eyes closed? Really?

  13. JZ

    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:47 pm

    The Asian women with their eyes closed is completely inappropriate.

  14. Mike Thomas

    Apr 15, 2016 at 12:07 pm

    #12 isn’t even funny… Please edit this post. I agree that the writer should have took 2 seconds to think about what he just wrote.

  15. Mike Honcho

    Apr 15, 2016 at 11:29 am

    WOW!!! 4 pics all of Asian women with their eyes closed. I agree that the world has gone over the top with PC, but you gotta stop and think a second before you post something like that. Writer may have a Masters in Communications, but doesn’t even have a 2-year JUCO certificate in Journalism (sorry Rutgers).

  16. Tyler

    Apr 15, 2016 at 10:37 am

    Lot of guys starting to play PXG. Horschel is a big loss for Ping.

    • Fred

      Apr 15, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      Two of the players using the PXG irons at the Masters (Zach Johnson (+8) and Chris Kirk (+9) didn’t even make the cut. Billy Horschel made the cut, but finished 17th at +4. Johnson wants us to believe that he gave up using the irons he won 10 tournaments with, because the PXGs are better. Will be interesting to see how many, if any, PGA and LPGA players win with these irons this year.

      • Mike

        May 2, 2016 at 1:32 pm

        Let’s be honest here – PXG wants you to think that’s what Johnson wants you to think.

        But we all know Johnson switched because of the $$$$. That’s what drives 99.9% of equipment choices on Tour nowadays.

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Charles Barkley WITB: The Match 3

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Driver: Callaway BB21 (9 degrees)
Shaft: Ventus Blue 6 X (@46.5″)

3-wood: Callaway BB21 (15 degrees)
Shaft: Ventus Blue 7 X (@44″)

Hybrid: Callaway Mavrik (19 degrees)

Irons: PXG

Wedges: PXG

Putter: PXG

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Driver: Callaway Mavrik Sub Zero (10.5 degrees)
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What GolfWRXers are saying about the best 3-woods for a high handicapper

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In our forums, our members have been looking at 3-woods for high handicap players. WRXer ‘Metro07’ is very much a Cobra guy but is open to other suggestions, saying:

“I am 53 and not a long hitter so I obviously don’t have a fast or even moderate swing speed. I got back into golf 5 or 6 months ago after being out for many years and was never really that good back then, I still haven’t broken 100 on a real course. I’m hitting my 4 iron about 175 carry.”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

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Entire Thread: “3-woods for a high handicapper?”

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