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Jason Day, Justin Rose both out 2 months with back injuries

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Two of the best golfers in the world will be sidelined this fall as they rehab from back injuries.

Jason Day, the top-ranked golfer in the world, announced he will skip both the World Cup of Golf (Nov. 23-27), as well as an exhibition event, “Battle for a Cause,” a head-to-head battle against Rory McIlroy that was to be played in the Philippines on November 29. The announcement sheds light on Day’s recent back injury, citing a torn ligament in his back for his mid-round withdraws from PGA Tour’s final two FedEx Cup Playoff events: the BMW Championship and Tour Championship.

“The prognosis for a successful return to playing is not at issue, but the timing of the long trip to Australia in the midst of his rehabilitation and rest period was not recommended,” the release said. 

Both the World Cup of Golf and the Battle for a Cause event held special significance for Day.

Day has not played in the World Cup of Golf since 2013, an event in his home country of Australia. The event pits two-man teams from 28 different countries against each other. Day and fellow Aussie Adam Scott won the event in 2013, and Day has not played in the World Cup of Golf since.

The Battle for a Cause was intended to raise money for continued relief efforts in the Phillipines, which is the homeland of Day’s mother. In 2013, eight of Day’s relatives were killed when Typhoon Haiyan battered the country. In all, more than 6,000 lives were lost.

Justin Rose, No. 11 in the Official World Golf Rankings, announced that he has been playing through a disc herniation he suffered at The Players Championship in May and will taking the next eight weeks to recover. Rose will miss the European Tour’s Final Series, as well as the British Masters, but his timeline would allow him to return for the Hero World Challenge in early December at Albany in the Bahamas where the golfer lives.

“I worked hard to be able to return at the U.S. Open but my ongoing tournament schedule, combined with heavy preparation for the Olympics, did not allow for full and proper recovery,” Rose’s said in his statement.

The injury could explain Rose’s struggles in the second half of the PGA Tour season. While he won the Olympic Golf Gold Medal in early August, it was his only top-10 finish since the Wells Fargo Championship, which took place a week before The Players. Last week, Rose played in five matches at the Ryder Cup, earning two points for Team Europe, but he lost a crucial point on Sunday when he fell to Rickie Fowler in singles.

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  1. farmer

    Oct 9, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    As hard as Day goes after the ball, I’m surprised his whole back doesn’t just give it up.

  2. Shallowface

    Oct 8, 2016 at 5:06 am

    How can these guys be getting injured considering all of the preventative training programs in use these days?

  3. Mark

    Oct 7, 2016 at 10:33 pm

    If Rose needs 8 weeks rehab why did he play in the Ryder Cup? Russell Knox and Alex Noren must be even more disappointed.

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Wedge Stamping Caviar: Have More Fun Edition

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Pop open a tin of the finest beluga, GolfWRXers… In all seriousness, it’s less jelly-like substance, more richness of intrigue than salt-cured roe at Wedge Stamping Caviar as we present to you some of the finest instances of hammer-and-stamp work on the PGA Tour.

In this initial serving, we’re mining photos from October and November at PGA Tour stops, including the Shriners Hospitals for Children Open, the Cadence Bank Houston Open, and the RSM Classic.

So grab your mother-of-pearl spoon and dig in — with restraint, please.

The traditional K.I.S.S. stamping on a BV proto: first and last initial, demonstrated here by Andrew Landry. Bonus points for the bounce angle (8) stamp.

When your last name is something imposing/interesting, you’re definitely stamping it on your wedge as Cole Hammer has done here in a “University of Texas” colorway.

Simple, perfect stamping for Xuewen Luo. 

Patrick Cantlay is still rolling with a SM7. Ultimate K.I.S.S. to stick with a previous generation wedge with stamped initials. Bent loft (47 degrees) is a classy touch. 

Excellent #perspective on Kevin Roy’s 54-degree Vokey.

Anytime a custom grind wears off the loft number, it’s caviar. Lovely patina on Woodland’s Wilson, too. 

Another favorite motif: Tiny initials pattern (as demonstrated by Palmer Jackson). 

The Webb Simpson traditional. Maybe the longest-serving stamping on Tour. 

Not a stamping on Akshay Bhatia’s Jaws Raw, but we’ll serve it up anyway for reasons immediately discernible to the seasoned palate. 

 

 

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Photos from the 2022 RSM Classic

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GolfWRX was live this week from the RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, for the last event of the 2022 calendar year.

We saw a few pros testing some 2023 prototypes — Jason Dufner in Cobra Aerojet woods — and got a look at a few potential new putters from Toulon.

We have: Eight general galleries. 12 WITBs — including some lefty love for Akshay Bhatia — and a ton of putters for your perusal.

Check out links to all our photos below!                                           

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Photos from the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open

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GolfWRX was on site this week ahead of the 2022 Cadence Bank Houston Open at Memorial Park Golf Course.

The year is winding down, but the wraparound 2022-2023 season is just getting underway, so players are poised to do a bit of tinkering ahead of January equipment launches. To that end, we got an in-hand look at Justin Rose’s new prototype “JR” irons. We also spotted new shafts from KBS and Mitsubishi as well as new grips from SuperStroke.

Check out all of our photos below.

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