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In the From the Forums weekly feature, we bring you the hottest, most buzz-worthy topics from our forums for your convenience. I’ll be your trusty tour guide to navigate the latest buzz.

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What clubs will Tiger Woods play at the Safeway Open?

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Have you heard this one? Tiger Woods is going to be gaming a TaylorMade driver, Mizuno irons, and a Bridgestone ball when he makes his return to professional golf at next week’s Safeway Open. So said NoLayingUp on Twitter. Not surprisingly, the claim, and the larger debate about what Woods will play in the wake of Nike’s imminent exit from the equipment space, has inspired a red-hot thread.

There have been more than 200 replies in just three days, so you’ll want to check this one out. See the thread.

Note: At 9:21 a.m. EST, Tiger Woods officially committed to play in the Safeway Open. 

Reaction to Parnevik’s “Tiger is hitting like he did 15 years ago” claim

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Jesper Parnevik got his shot in Golf Digest’s “My Shot,” and you’ll want to read what he had to say about how Tiger is hitting it as he prepares to return next week (spoiler: see the headline). Needless to say, the comment inspired both incredulity and a “fingers crossed” spirit.

See what WRXers have to say about Jesper’s remarks.

What to wear with solid black golf shoes?

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Occasionally in FTF, we like to bring you some of the game’s eternal fashion conundrums (see: “Does anybody still wear khaki?”). This week: It’s user EmperorPenguin (there’s a joke in there somewhere about penguins wearing black shoes to match their black tuxedos) asking what he ought to wear with his solid black golf shoes.

To read the replies, or if you’re similarly confused yourself, see the thread.

The evolution of Ryder Cup fashion

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A commentary on how the U.S. Ryder Cup attire has improved since the awful/legendary shirts at Brookline in 1999 (yes, those shirts), quickly turned into a discussion about whether the team’s clothing should be made in America.

Interesting thread! Check it out.

Changes to the PGA Tour logo?

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As far as we can tell, Yahoo/Golf News Network’s Ryan Ballengee is the originator of this alteration to the PGA Tour’s logo featuring Arnold Palmer’s silhouette.

What do you think? Join the discussion.

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  1. Adrien Jenot

    Oct 11, 2016 at 12:57 pm

    and he’s pulled out of it…. because his game just isn’t there! oh well maybe he’ll come back for the masters next year!

  2. Matto

    Oct 9, 2016 at 6:22 am

    PowerBilt, TW will be using PowerBilt

  3. Dave r

    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:50 pm

    Since my last post was was sensored feel like the Smizzle . He will play what ever he wants to

    • Matto

      Oct 9, 2016 at 6:04 am

      Like an alarm? A smoke detector? Maybe a lie detector?
      What type of sensor?

  4. The Perfect Golf Swing

    Oct 8, 2016 at 12:54 am

    My money is on Titleist.

    I think it’s the right fit for Tiger and I’m sure signing up with them.

    Cheers

  5. Bill

    Oct 7, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    False! It’s Ty Tryon

  6. DJ

    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:54 pm

    welcome back kid. if it wasn’t football season and baseball playoffs, ratings would be huge if he’s on primetime coverage over the weekend

  7. DJ

    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:51 pm

    Why would he have to change clubs. He probably stocked up on 20 of each club he uses. He’s only switching once he’s announced a endorsement deal.

  8. Joe Don

    Oct 7, 2016 at 3:44 pm

    Why would he play 3 tournaments this year with Nike clubs, just to change them out at the beginning of next year?

  9. jimmy

    Oct 7, 2016 at 12:54 pm

    Tiger will be using his same old Nike set up but putting with his old trusty Scotty NP2 (GSS)… for now.

  10. Topic_Monitor

    Oct 7, 2016 at 11:28 am

    Respect fellow WRXers and have a great weekend!

  11. JOEL GOODMAN

    Oct 7, 2016 at 10:09 am

    Tiger will play what he likes until his agent makes a club deal and then he’ll play whatever makes him the most money.. Look at the crap he played with for years. Can you imagine what he could do with Mizuno or Titleist irons and a choice of T-made or Callaway woods?

  12. Noper

    Oct 7, 2016 at 9:27 am

    I thought Parnevic hated Eldrick’s guts for what he did to Elin? Why does he care how Eldrick swings?

    • Brian

      Oct 7, 2016 at 10:53 am

      Time heals all wounds. A lot has happened in 7 years. They play golf together a lot now.

    • Jim

      Oct 7, 2016 at 11:17 am

      He’s been irrelevant for a while. Just gettimg his name in.

      Makes sense….His Endo Forged Mizunos made him famous, Bridgestone MADE his TW balls (the ones he could control)

      and TM will pay ANYONE – ANYONE to tee off in ANYTHING with one of their ‘woods’

  13. Juice

    Oct 7, 2016 at 8:31 am

    I’d love to see Arnie’s silhouette on the PGA Tour logo. Also, I doubt Tiger will change his bag for the Safeway, but I’m curious if he’ll make major changes to his bag for 2017.

    • Justin

      Oct 7, 2016 at 9:40 am

      100% with you on this one. Doubt he is blowing up his entire bag for his very first tournament back.

      • N

        Oct 7, 2016 at 2:02 pm

        How would you know what he’ll decide? Every manufacturer has throw their stuff at him to test. He could show up with a WRX chip marker and a bag full of mishmash stuff like us!!!! That would be so cool

        • otto

          Oct 7, 2016 at 7:25 pm

          Tiger is not a equipment whore. He really old school and traditional. x100’s with a blade. small driver head and comfy wedges. Hes not the type to tinker around with high tech shit. I would say hes more concerned with the ball. If i was Tiger’s agent, i would tell him not to sign an equipment deal and play whatever you want. What is a club deal to a billionaire. A 50 million dollar bag sponsor is nice and fill it with your preference.

          • TMBurner2.0

            Oct 9, 2016 at 3:15 am

            Except he’ll be playing a M2 driver.

    • JOEL GOODMAN

      Oct 7, 2016 at 10:12 am

      To honor and respect “the King” I hope the PGA is smart enough to leave the logo alone and make it a permanent honor to the man that made golf a popular sport for the masses.

      • Joshuaplaysgolf

        Oct 7, 2016 at 4:43 pm

        The PGA logo is not of Arnie, it isn’t a depiction of anyone. Just a generic golf silhouette. I’m not following you on how changing the logo would disrespect Palmer, especially when people want the logo to change TO a silhouette of Arnie.

    • Jim

      Oct 7, 2016 at 5:01 pm

      The ‘reverse C’ is a lousy finish anyway…unnecessary with better current biomechanics…

      Arnie’s silhouette is too cool. It’s a keeper for sure!

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What GolfWRXers are saying about PXG drivers

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In our forums, our members have been discussing PXG drivers. WRXer ‘Kman7218’ is looking at low spin options and wants know how PXG drivers stack up against the very best, 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.

  • 03trdblack: “The 0211 driver is by far the best value for what you get on the market right now in my opinion as it’s just a forgiving, good looking and easy to hit driver that gives great distance for cheap. It has a quieter, more baseball bat sound to it than the metallic sound you get with most drivers.  The Gen 5 driver is a drastic improvement to the Gen 4 in terms of feel/sound and looks.  I’ve been using the Gen 5 off and on and it’s neck and neck with anything else I’ve used on the market today.  It also looks fantastic at address as it looks like a dark version of the original TaylorMade SIM and I’m super happy they brought back the toe weight since my miss is left.”
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  • golfnhack: “I BIG NAY for me. They just don’t perform (IMHO). Also… if they did.. all the equipment free agents on the PGA tour would use them. I think I only know of 1 player on the PGA tour using a PXG driver… and he is a staffer. Most PXG staffers don’t even use a PXG driver.”
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What are the best Srixon irons? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing Srixon irons. WRXer ‘dgarland’ wants to know what our members feel are the best recent Srixon irons but doesn’t want blades included in the conversation. Our members have been sharing their picks 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.

  • MMB1500: “745s all day. I still play my set frequently, despite also having the ZX-5s.”
  • dmeeksDC: “I like the clean look of the 745 the most, and the performance can’t be beaten.”
  • BCULaw: “Z785 for me. It was just a perfect blend of forged feel with unexpected distance and forgiveness. I had a set of z745s and two sets of zx7s. Both were really nice sets, but I enjoyed the 785s more and played better golf with them.”
  • T.B.: “The 585 are basically point and shoot for me. Very predictable. I’ve hit lots of irons trying to find something better and just keep going back to these. All that said, lol, I have plans on this winter finding some ZX5 heads and shafting them up.”

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Best blades on the market today? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing current blades on the market. WRXer ‘MrMccormack’ is on the hunt for a new set of irons and kicks off the thread saying:

“In the market for a new set of blades, and I figured I’d gauge the thoughts from you all. To start – I am not a fan of any major OEM’s current blade model. Mizuno, Taylormade, Titleist…you name it. I’m obviously being picky here, but who isn’t looking for the perfect shape?

I’ve started looking at JDM options, including Seven, Fujimoto, Kyeoi, Epon, etc. I’ve had a set of Miura 001’s, but I couldn’t stand the sole. The Seven MBs look perfect, but I think we all know about the price tag.

Curious about your opinions on the matter. Thanks for your help in advance!”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and suggestions 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.

  • stephenmatt: “The Mizuno Pro 221s are the best looking, in my opinion.”
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