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VIDEO: Trump protestors carve Tiger Woods-inspired quote into green



A group of activists vandalized Trump National Golf Course (Los Angeles) in Rancho Palos Verdes between Sunday night and Monday morning, allegedly sending a message to President Trump and his administration.

The group carved “NO MORE TIGERS, NO MORE WOODS” into the green of hole No. 5 in letters that ABC News said were 6-feet tall. One member of the five-person group captured the criminal activity on video, which is posted at the bottom of the article. A member of the group also spoke to ABC News using a voice-disguising mechanism.

“It’s a protest piece against Trump’s administration’s handling of our environmental policies,” the group member told ABC News. “He’s been very aggressive in gutting a lot of the policies that we’ve had in place for a very long time. We felt it necessary to stand up and go take action against him.”

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  1. KCCO

    Apr 9, 2017 at 7:27 am

    This is as low as keying someone’s car. If I caught someone doing either of the sneaky lack of balls actual I’d let them try make a video titled “running from a person crazy enough to make me dance on camera courtesy of SIG.” Vandalism like this gets under my skin. No balls, when caught, bury on practice range with only their heads above ground.

  2. Brains a golfer

    Mar 23, 2017 at 8:06 am

    Vandalism is NOT protest!

  3. JuNiOR

    Mar 16, 2017 at 12:32 am

    Amazing how fast Rachel Maddow flew to SoCal for with vengeance after embarrassing herself on her very fake new MSNBC.

  4. J

    Mar 15, 2017 at 5:17 pm

    I love golf. If civil war breaks out and we can’t play golf, I’m gonna go hulk mode on everyone. So, golfers, chill the eff out with the childish insults. Haha.

  5. Dave R

    Mar 15, 2017 at 3:46 pm

    I’m a Canuck and there are idiots every where . This type of response does your little gang of mutts nothing . Believe me these types are everywhere ,and the sad part is they are allowed to breed.

  6. Raven

    Mar 15, 2017 at 12:02 pm

    Argh! So many idiots! The people responding on Facebook with inappropriate language. The people defending poor actions because Trump does worse. Trump. Left wing lunatics. Right wing lunatics. Seriously, wait 24 hours and if you still think you need to post then come back.

    Anyhow, the whole thing was a hoax. This is just a huge and coincidental divot, and when the left wing golfer saw it he decided to pretend it was a political statement.

    • Casey Ford

      Mar 20, 2017 at 9:28 am

      this is the post everyone on here should be seeing

  7. Mike

    Mar 15, 2017 at 10:59 am

    If they really wanted to make their voice heard and cause a war cry, just try tinkering on down to Augusta National GC dig up their greens and see what happens ???? I’m not condoning this act by the way, but it sure would let the shit hit the fan, with the millions of golf lovers in America.

    Or if you wish to protest then phone Mr trump up arrange a meet, then you can sit down and discuss like normal citizens ways to overcome global warming, not much hope as someone on here said, that Mother earths being changing and evolving for millions of years, and she aint about to change her ways, when we burnt fossil fuels the world over didn’t hear a peep about global warming, probably we were too busy fighting world wars, if they want to protest about Tigers being drove to extinction then go to China and India and protest, if their concerned about trees and forests then go to Brazil and protest, and also the ivory animals, Elephants and rhinos the go to African countries and protest about the Poachers, and war lords condoning this mass killing, I mean Mr trump cant be held responsible for every frigging thing that goes wrong.

  8. David Ciccoritti

    Mar 15, 2017 at 10:29 am

    What’s the problem? Probably no more damage than Trump causes playing a round of golf 🙂

  9. GMatt

    Mar 15, 2017 at 9:43 am

    So many idiots on this site. I love the stupid comment about needing more liberals to grow the game. Vandalism is wrong nothing more to be said. Do you really think this stupid act will change policy? If you do then you’re less intelligent than you think you are. Hope and change by these tactics? Maybe another plan of attack that doesn’t involve anarchy might serve your agenda better, you can’t say that the conservatives would employ these kind of tactics. Stupid is as stupid does

  10. MrMayhem

    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:19 pm

    Forget the word activists, just plain vandals would be enough.

  11. Steve

    Mar 14, 2017 at 7:30 pm

    Vandalism is the most senseless crime.

    • Raven

      Mar 15, 2017 at 12:15 pm

      While activities like this are wrong, sometimes people have to cross boundaries to make a statement heard. There are a very small number of people who can change laws so that they don’t have to abide by them. The rest don’t have that luxury. Whatever you or I think, these people were smart enough to find a way to get themselves heard and they have us talking about it.

  12. Ben

    Mar 14, 2017 at 5:55 pm

    I don’t come to Golfwrx to talk about politics. This trash doesn’t belong here. It belongs on the dreck that is both sides of the media, desperate for a reason for being.

    • get off your high horse

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:42 pm

      then why did you read/post in the article? just skip it, your lordship!

    • birdie

      Mar 15, 2017 at 9:11 am

      who forced you to read the article?

  13. birdie

    Mar 14, 2017 at 11:57 am

    I can only hope that criminals, vandals, violent paid protestors, anarchists, and nancy pelosi become the face of the democrat party. lol

    • good luck with your stupid wall

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:51 pm

      you dumpsters just dont get it. go ahead and keep voting against your own best interests. in 20 months there shall be a reckoning. you’re welcome

      • MrMayhem

        Mar 14, 2017 at 9:22 pm

        I bet you lock your door and have a fence at your house!

      • birdie

        Mar 15, 2017 at 9:12 am

        oh look, another dem who thinks they should get to decide what someone else’s best interests are. curious, what are the best interests of someone in the working middle class and how were they met under previous president?

  14. Matt

    Mar 14, 2017 at 11:37 am

    Support this action 100%. Science denying, no-nothing republicans are the ugliest sentient beings in the history of the universe. No time for argument these days, its literally pointless to use facts anymore.

    • Matt

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:40 am


    • birdie

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:55 am

      so you’re saying its ok to vandalize others property?

    • birdie

      Mar 14, 2017 at 12:03 pm

      The truth is that fossil fuels have resulted in increased human health and prosperity and have extended human life in every nation where they have been used plentifully.

      • Double Mocha Man

        Mar 14, 2017 at 6:26 pm

        Birdie, I think you are making bogeys.

    • IHateLoveGolf

      Mar 15, 2017 at 6:03 pm

      Appreciate you once again insulting me for disagreeing with you enlightened ones. Budget-denying, do-nothing, lying libs are a scourge on this country. There – that really forwarded the dialogue, didn’t it. Name-calling never does.

      First amendment for libs only, right? Shout down conservatives and non-lib students everywhere.
      Require total transparency on Trump’s taxes but it’s ok for Wasserman Schultz to surreptitiously undermine Bernie’s campaign.
      Laws should be adhered to unless the crimes are committed against conservatives.
      Laws should be adhered to unless it’s for illegals, their families, and their voting.

      If we can’t even agree that crimes are crimes, where do we start? Your move, sport.

      A 1%er, ex-military, summa cum laude college grad who supports Trump while also supporting gay marriage, Roe v Wade, and legal immigration while condemning the incredible untruthfulness seen from Dems and from some on the GOP side

  15. Mat

    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Almost nothing to do with the sport of golf. Just clickbait.

  16. birdie

    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:34 am

    as usual, our media labels this as coragous and brave act of defiance (Wash Post) ….yet if this was a conservative they’d label it as hateful, intolerant, vandalism, and anarchists.

    the double standard among the media is stunning, yet predictable. As is the intolerance and hypocrisy among the left

    • PCR

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:44 am

      Read. He wrote that the act was spun that way in the Washington Post. And suggestions that there is no media bias to the left, is as ridiculous as they come.

  17. chip

    Mar 14, 2017 at 9:32 am

    which is worse? Some damaged grass or a man trying to turn the United States into the most hateful, deceitful, and corrupt country in the world?

    • birdie

      Mar 14, 2017 at 9:49 am

      luckily obama is now out of office huh

      • Blake

        Mar 14, 2017 at 11:20 am

        What did obama do? Im sincerely asking because i see you people say things like this and then i cant find any speeches or quotes or actions that would justify it. So what did he do?

        • Toad2017

          Mar 14, 2017 at 12:23 pm

          His hope and change was nothing more than business as usual. He fixed nothing, just made existing problems bigger.

        • birdie

          Mar 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

          used irs as political weapon, blamed benghazi on youtube video for months, lied about aca saving families money, fast and furious (illegal arms transfers to mexican cartels), jumped into every criminal cases based on race before facts and verdict known only to incite anger and divide, payment to iran, spying on journalist james rosen…… i can go on if you want…..

    • PCR

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:53 am

      So we can tear up your grass and say, “Well, it’s not as bad as the President”.

    • Tom

      Mar 14, 2017 at 1:33 pm

      we’re not running a popularity contest

  18. JThunder

    Mar 14, 2017 at 6:46 am

    “Murdering grass”? Really? Grass is not an endangered species, nor is it difficult to grow back. Would you call taking a divot “murdering grass”? Because the average 130-shooting hack tears up that much grass with their play.

    • Double Mocha Man

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:45 am

      Bubba doesn’t take a divot… but he does dent a lot of perfectly good trees.

  19. JThunder

    Mar 14, 2017 at 6:27 am

    It’s funny how to conservative golfers, this is such a “disgusting crime”, and they are appalled and judge all liberal-minded folks by these actions. But when conservative politicians manage to legalize the fleecing of the American people via things like the healthcare industry and pharmaceutical companies, which KILL people on an hourly basis, this is “just business” and defended to the hilt.
    (And when Trump, Bannon and Pence take charge on their vote, they can claim “but I’m not racist or misogynist”.)

    To say we have different values is an understatement.
    But the past 9 years have proven that.

    One man’s terrorist is another man’s freedom fighter.

    • birdie

      Mar 14, 2017 at 9:36 am

      what are you talking about? were people not being fleeced under obama? were prescriptions cheap under obama? fun fact…obama oversaw a fleecing of the american working class. trump is reflection of americans turning against liberal policy.

  20. R

    Mar 14, 2017 at 4:46 am

    Liberals what is your problem.
    You are worthless. Just causing more
    and more problems. We have enough
    in the world as it is. Get over it.
    Grow up.

    • JThunder

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:32 am

      They’re protesting the destruction of the environment, and your suggestion is “get over it”? Why couldn’t the billionaires and their corporations “get over” the regulations enacted to save the planet? Why couldn’t Republican Congress and 42% of the country “get over” the fact that Obama won two elections? People who put greed and ignorance above the good of the people and planet are the ones who need to “grow up”. But if you see shining a light on real problems as “causing more and more problems”, then that explains why the world is as f-ed up as it is now. I guess everyone should just keep their mouths shut and put up with whatever is done to them, and somehow it will all be OK.

  21. Michael

    Mar 14, 2017 at 4:15 am

    Fantastic work.

  22. Bubba Wilson

    Mar 13, 2017 at 11:12 pm

    Wow – Talk about a country divided right now.

    • mik

      Apr 7, 2017 at 11:22 pm

      So true, my local course installed separate restrooms. Liberals on the left and republicans on the right. It’s bad, very very bad.

  23. Bubba Smith

    Mar 13, 2017 at 10:05 pm

    Stupidity at its finest.

  24. SlapHappy

    Mar 13, 2017 at 7:23 pm

    I mean seriously……. we ought to be able to hang these people in public once we arrest them

    • Brian

      Mar 13, 2017 at 8:46 pm

      Like Pete Dye said, “It’s just grass.” Really, hang someone from wrecking some grass? Did you think about those words before you typed them, or are you just a ridiculous reactionary like the morons that defaced this green?

      • JThunder

        Mar 14, 2017 at 6:43 am

        If you’re suggesting hanging people for hurting some grass, what do you suggest for all the Wall Street execs who destroyed peoples’ lives? Or the pharmaceutical companies and health care companies who kill people every day for profit?

        Oh, right, laws in their favor and achievement awards. Nice values.

        • Tom

          Mar 14, 2017 at 1:36 pm

          I don’t think so, that’s counter productive to the bottom line.

          • J

            Mar 15, 2017 at 4:05 pm

            I think you’re being over-simplistic. The reality is if you’re trying to bank a bonus, you couldn’t care much less if there’s a long term fallout on the bottom line. It’d be dishonest to say people only consider the company’s infinite bottom line. More likely, there are some individuals who focus on the near terms profits, without regard for what happens later. And these decisions have consequences much larger than turf damage. They just don’t have the image problem of someone carving into a green.

      • birdie

        Mar 14, 2017 at 9:38 am

        firing squad works too

  25. KoreanSlumLord

    Mar 13, 2017 at 7:16 pm

    So that is your new America, huh? If you don’t agree with another political party, just burn, vandalize, perform acts of violence against supporters of the other party. In Japan, were not shown this type of behavior that Republicans did when Obama was in office. Odd.

    • Bryan

      Mar 14, 2017 at 12:22 am

      It’s the liberal way, it’s how they roll. Kind of reminds you of a 3 year old when they don’t get their way.

      • JThunder

        Mar 14, 2017 at 6:34 am

        Reminds me of Republicans for the last 8 years. And I mean, ALL of them. Not a handful of people who “vandalized” some grass. Republican golfers care more about a patch of grass than peoples’ lives or the planet. That’s the conservative way, because that little patch of grass is PROFIT!

        • birdie

          Mar 14, 2017 at 9:40 am

          maybe you should go burn down a building or block people from getting to work…..vandalism is the liberal way. don’t agree or don’t get your way….stomp your feet and destroy others property…so pathetic yet so predictable. i can only hope these protestors become the face of the democrat party.

        • Tom

          Mar 14, 2017 at 1:39 pm

          play the victim card much?

  26. ROY

    Mar 13, 2017 at 6:19 pm

    Think I will go cut down some trees and dump some oil into the local lake to show my support for them and the environment!!!

  27. Barry

    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:49 pm

    This makes me angry

  28. Double Mocha Man

    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:44 pm

    I think we’re on to something here! 90% of the responses below are from conservatives/Republicans. If GolfWRX is a cross section of the average golfer then it’s obvious we need many, many more liberals to grow the game.

    • Barry

      Mar 13, 2017 at 5:55 pm

      Good luck with that. “Liberals” (nothing liberal about them these days) aren’t going to be attracted to golf because it’s too hard and requires too much patience.

      • JThunder

        Mar 14, 2017 at 6:52 am

        Yeah, liberals fight for the environment and the poor and disenfranchised because it’s not hard and requires no patience. Well said.

    • JThunder

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:50 am

      Golfwrx is not a cross-section of the average golfer. it’s a cross-section of the avid golfer. It might be suggested the connection is avid golfer = likely wealthier golfer = likelier conservative.

    • birdie

      Mar 14, 2017 at 9:41 am

      they’ll start demanding that others pay for their round of golf…..because equality or something

      • Blake

        Mar 14, 2017 at 11:23 am

        Oh i get it. Your doing some bit where you act like a “typical dumb trump supporter”. Good one

    • Bert

      Mar 14, 2017 at 5:18 pm

      +1 exactly on the point.

    • mik

      Apr 7, 2017 at 11:04 pm

      I agree.

      I like to keep the Republicans in the group ahead of me, I pick up their Prov1s and Prov1xs that they don’t want to look for along the tree line. I keep the Liberals in the group behind me in case I leave a club or a head cover, I’ll get it back on the next hole.

  29. golfomatic

    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    Kind of a stupid crime. Much less risky to make money as a Wells Fargo exec while looking the other way as thousands of employees open millions of accounts without customers’ permission over many years to meet absurd quotas, then retire with a 9-figure payout as your punishment, then play lots of golf on courses like this.

  30. larry

    Mar 13, 2017 at 5:36 pm

    Stuff like this makes me hate liberals even more, what a joke.

    • Dr Troy

      Mar 13, 2017 at 7:45 pm

      Could not agree more Larry.

      • JThunder

        Mar 14, 2017 at 6:55 am

        This thread makes me hate conservatives more. What a joke.

        • birdie

          Mar 14, 2017 at 9:44 am

          why because conservatives support law and order? or is the fact that liberals don’t get their way no matter how much they whine, destroy property, protest, or all the other useless means of organized intimidation and destruction they employ

          • Tom

            Mar 14, 2017 at 1:41 pm


          • J

            Mar 15, 2017 at 4:23 pm

            What a joke. What makes you think conservatives support law and order, and liberals do not? Those vandalizers = all liberals, just as Dennis Hastert = all conservatives. Non-reasoning individuals on both sides are the coals that keep this division going. It’s all so stupid. I’m not your enemy, and you’re not my enemy. Congratulations on both sides being used as pawns.

  31. alan

    Mar 13, 2017 at 4:56 pm

    destroy something the POTUS owns, and get caught on camera? and do interviews. amateur hour. i hope no one feels sorry for them when they get hammered for this.

    • Double Mocha Man

      Mar 13, 2017 at 5:41 pm

      They did the video recording themselves… didn’t “get caught” on camera.

  32. Bryan

    Mar 13, 2017 at 4:15 pm

    Liberals at their finest….

  33. Double Mocha Man

    Mar 13, 2017 at 3:25 pm

    It got the message across (and directly to Trump in this case) without anyone getting hurt. Other than hurting the wallets of some very well-off club members. On a positive note it caused the extra employment of some greenskeeping crew members, thus strengthening the economy as Trump has promised.

    Though the message was weak… if Tiger wants to rub shoulders with Trump that’s his right. Doesn’t mean we have to like him for it.

    • Barry

      Mar 13, 2017 at 6:37 pm

      If the message was “we are idiots and criminals,” then yeah, message received

  34. Blake

    Mar 13, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    Really? He has nominated a climate change denier to the head of the epa and he sees any regulations that protect clean air and water as bad and is actively trying to repeal them to benefit big business. His nom to the epa has actively sued the EPA to lighten restrictions on coal plants, and several other issues. Basically he is doing everything in his power to harm the environment.

    • Joey5Picks

      Mar 13, 2017 at 3:56 pm


    • JThunder

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:54 am

      Read a book.

    • Blake

      Mar 14, 2017 at 11:24 am

      Oh i get it. Your doing some bit where you act like a “typical dumb trump supporter”. Good one

    • Bert

      Mar 14, 2017 at 5:22 pm

      Great news! I didn’t know he was doing so well.

  35. Chris

    Mar 13, 2017 at 3:06 pm


  36. Steve

    Mar 13, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    Disgusting. I’m not a big Trump guy by any means, but I find it absolutely disgusting that A) people would do this to a golf course just because it has his name attached to it, and B) that ABC would happily keep these people anonymous and disguise the voice just to get the scoop. THIS IS A FREAKIN CRIME. They belong in jail.

  37. Golfwhiler

    Mar 13, 2017 at 12:22 pm

    Eco-terrorists. They will be found out and will be shocked to learn the cost of repairing greens, not to mention felony trespassing.

  38. Silky Johnson

    Mar 13, 2017 at 12:19 pm

    Why the voice-disguising mech, you wuss? You want to vandalize private property, own up to it. Coward.

  39. Blake

    Mar 13, 2017 at 12:08 pm

    Good. At least this way he cant say he never saw it.

  40. Joe

    Mar 13, 2017 at 11:55 am

    when it is against Trump (or conservatives) they’re called ‘activists’ and ‘protesters’. When it was against Obama (or the left) they’re ‘racists’ and ‘terrorists’.

    • JThunder

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:41 am

      Yep, there’s no difference between fighting for the environment by harming some grass and carrying a sign with a painting of lynching an African American President. Yep, exactly the same.

      At least you admit that fighting for the environment is “against conservatives”.

  41. MikeyB

    Mar 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Well the solution is quite clear. These people have a deep abiding love and respect for the environment. I think they should be given the chance to experience the environment in all it’s glory.
    So, with just the clothes on their backs, they will be flown to a spot that is 500 miles from any trace of civilization and be chucked out of the airplane with a static line parachute attached.
    If they can survive, and walk out, they don’t have to go to jail. Seems fair. I mean since their point is the Trump administration has allegedly endangered the environment, a pen and notebook will be provided to our hapless eco-warriors so that they can log, in person and in real time, the effects of said policy reversals on their immediate surroundings. Well, it’s research, right?

    • Mower

      Mar 13, 2017 at 2:07 pm

      As long as it’s televised. #nakedandafraid lol

  42. Tom

    Mar 13, 2017 at 11:42 am


  43. Whaatt

    Mar 13, 2017 at 11:41 am

    Vandalism isnt a protest it is a crime, Im no Trump fan, but I hope these criminals are prosecuted.

    • JThunder

      Mar 14, 2017 at 6:37 am

      As long as they’re not millionaire businessmen, they’ll likely be prosecuted for crime. If they’re millionaire conservative businessmen, they’ll be praised and have a chance to run for President.

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Morning 9: LIV golfers’ Masters expectations | Reed wants LIV Masters win | ANWA champ 4-stroke penalty



By Ben Alberstadt with Gianni Magliocco.

For comments: [email protected]

Good Thursday morning, golf fans, as day one of the Valero Texas Open gets underway where players have their last chance to clinch a spot at next week’s Masters.

1. Don’t expect awkwardness

ESPN’s Mark Schlabach…”Speaking to reporters ahead of this week’s LIV Golf League tournament at Orange County National in Orlando, Florida, Reed said Wednesday that the first major championship of the season won’t be about the competing circuits.”

  • “…Augusta National Golf Club elected to keep the same qualifying criteria it used in the past to determine the field for the 87th Masters. There are 18 players in the 89-man field from the LIV Golf League, including four other past champions: Dustin Johnson, Sergio Garcia, Phil Mickelson and Charl Schwartzel.”
  • “Obviously, the media and the storylines are going to be obviously LIV versus PGA Tour and all that kind of stuff, but really, at the majors, top players in the world are going and playing against each other no matter where they come from,” Reed said. “For us, at least for myself, it’s going to be business as usual going out and playing.”
Full piece.

2. Reed: I’d love if a LIV golfer won the Masters

James Corrigan for The Telegraph…”Reed is one of six former Augusta champions on the Saudi-funded circuit, but says that if he replicated his 2018 success it would be a bigger deal.”

  • “If you’re able to go out and win, it brings a boost not only to yourself, but to the league and the team that you’re on,” he said, here at the Orange County National Golf Course where the third LIV Golf event of the season begins on Friday.
  • “Now it’s just not sharing it with yourself and your inner circle but you’re sharing it with these guys out there. It would just be huge for morale.”
Full piece.

3. Zhang leads ANWA

Beth Ann Nichols for Golfweek…”Rose Zhang said her father, Haibin, feverishly swept away the pine needles that were in the line of her 50-foot birdie putt on the 14th hole Wednesday at Champions Retreat.”

  • “He was doing it like a maniac,” said Zhang, “and I was low-key kind of telling him to calm down in terms of trying to help me get the little stuff out of the way.”
  • Top-ranked Zhang drained the putt and later thanked dad for the assist. It was one of six birdies on the day for Zhang, who posted a record 6-under 66 at Champions Retreat, besting the previous record of 68 carded by 2019 champion Jennifer Kupcho and Zoe Campos in the opening round in the inaugural event. Zhang birdied all four par 5s and leads Ole Miss senior Andrea Lignell by one stroke.
  • “With the round being so soft and being muddy,” said Zhang, “I can’t really expect anything more out of my game today.”
Full piece.

4. Defending champ hit with 4-stroke penalty

Brentley Romine for Golf Channel…”Anna Davis’ title defense got off to a rough start Wednesday morning at the Augusta National Women’s Amateur.”

  • “On the opening hole of the 17-year-old’s opening round at Champions Retreat, the par-4 first on the Island nine, Davis committed two rules violations in which she lifted, cleaned and placed her ball in the rough, or second cut. The news was first reported by, which spoke to several witnesses.”
  • “Preferred lies are in effect for the first two rounds, but only in “areas cut to fairway height or less,” according to a memo sent by the competitions committee. Players were informed on Tuesday night that Model Local Rule E-3, which allows for preferred lies, would be adopted.”
  • “The verbiage of the MLR includes, “The use of this local rule outside the fairway in the general area is not recommended.”
  • “After her round, Davis was officially handed a pair of two-shot penalties under Rule 9.4 for, per an official statement from the tournament headquarters, twice lifting her ball and failing to replace it in its original spot.”
Full piece.

5. Bubba and Brooks on LIV tensions at Augusta

Cameron Jourdan for Golfweek…”In recent weeks, there has been plenty of discussion about how LIV golfers would interact with those from the PGA Tour and whether it would be tense. However, Watson and Koepka said don’t expect anything to happen.”

  • “I’m going to be honest, man. It’s only awkward in the media,” Watson said. “I’ve talked to people that are going to be there. I’m going to sign up with Jason Day and Cam Young in the par 3. Some guys have already asked me to play some practice rounds. Media is the only one that is pushing it. I have nothing against anybody. If you change jobs, I’m not mad at you. If you start reporting for somebody else, hey, man, it’s a better decision for you and your family.”
  • “Added Koepka: “I think that’s one of the big things. Down in Jupiter, we see each other — I was just with Rory (McIlroy) and J.T. (Justin Thomas) yesterday, and I think Keegan (Bradley) was there. We see each other quite a bit. I mean, there’s a lot of conversations. I was talking with Rory for probably about 30 minutes just about the ball and all the other stuff that’s going on. No one is angry at anybody from what I’ve seen.”
Full piece.

6. Patrick Reed wonders if Augusta’s new 13th hole has lost ‘a little bit of excitement’

Evin Priest for Golf Digest…”Even Dustin Johnson was laying up. That’s the takeaway from 2018 Masters champion Patrick Reed after seeing Augusta National and its new, lengthening par-5 13th during a two-day reconnaissance trip to the famed course with his fellow green jacket winner and Harold Varner III last week.”

  • “At last year’s Masters, the iconic 13th measured 510 yards from the tips. But this year, it will max out at 545 yards according to the 2023 Masters media guide Augusta National. The hole is now 60 yards longer than when Tiger Woods won his first Masters in 1997.”
  • “D.J. laid up both days,” Reed said Wednesday at Orange County National, ahead of this week’s LIV Golf Orlando tournament. “I laid up [once]. Tournament time I would have laid up, but since we’re out there seeing it, I of course went [full] send.”
Full piece.

7. Rickie Fowler WITB

Driver: Cobra Aerojet LS (9 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana Prototype 70 X

3-wood: Cobra Aerojet LS (14.5 degrees @13.5 degrees)

Shaft: Aldila Tour Green 75 TX

5-wood: Cobra LTDx LS (17.5 degrees)

Shaft: UST Mamiya LINQ 8F5

Irons: Cobra King Tour (4-PW)

Shafts: KBS Tour C-Taper 125 S+

Wedges: Cobra King Forged (54, 56 and 58 degrees)

Shafts: KBS Tour 610

Putter: Odyssey Versa Jailbird

Grip: SuperStroke Tour 3.0 17-inch

Ball: TaylorMade TP5x

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Tour Photo Galleries

Photos from the 2023 Valero Texas Open



Ah, the Valero Texas Open — a tournament as rich in history as it is in Texan charm. The event has been around since 1922, making it one of the oldest on the PGA Tour calendar.

Over the years, it’s been held at a variety of courses across the Lone Star State, but it’s found its home at TPC San Antonio in recent years. Some of the biggest names in golf have taken home the title here, including Arnold Palmer, Ben Hogan, Lee Trevino, and Ben Crenshaw. But the real star of the show? That would have to be the legendary Texan wind, which can turn a benign par-4 into a 500-yard monster faster than you can say “y’all.”

Per usual, GolfWRX was on site to check out what the pros are playing with the Masters just a week away.

Check out links to all our galleries, below.

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WITB Albums

Pullout Albums

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Spotted: Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Three “anti-right” prototype putter



Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K putters have really taken off on tour, and we have seen a handful of models in tour player’s bags. The latest version we spotted out on tour is a very unique design.

Odyssey makes this putter head with a standard flow neck that offers plenty of toe hang for golfers who prefer or need that weighting. This prototype has a long slant neck installed more near the center of the putter head that lets the toe sit slightly up in the air when held horizontally. This is pretty different since most putters sit with the toe hanging down towards the ground or are face balanced (face sits parallel to the ground). A full shaft offset looks to be achieved with the slant neck and the look at address is definitely different.

We spoke to Callaway PGA Tour manager Joe Toulon about the putter and he had the following to say

“On course [we had a player who] had a little push bias that didn’t necessarily show up in practice but it is something that he felt on course. So we wanted to build something that was a little easier to release and maybe not necessarily open the toe as much in the back stroke and not have to work as hard to release it in the through stroke. That was kind of designed to give a little offset and when you rested it on your finger it would rest toe up a little bit. We thought for that player it would help him square the putter face at impact rather than leave it open a little bit.

“It was more of a concept we had and will continue to work on it. When we had it on the truck and we were hitting some putts with it we noticed that you had to work really hard to push this putter. We wanted to make an anti-right putter. Just a fun little concept that we have an idea and work with our tour department to test things out.

“It isn’t something that ended up in a player’s bag but we learned some things in that process and will keep in mind for future builds and projects.”

The finish also looks to be a little different than the standard Tri-Hot 5K putter’s black and silver motif. The face and neck are finished in silver and the rear done in more of a blueish-gray tone. The White Hot insert looks to be standard and the sole still contains two interchangeable weights.

The shaft looks to be painted in the same metallic red as their standard Stroke Lab shaft, but we don’t see a steel tip section. Not sure if this putter has a full graphite shaft or painted steel.

Toe sitting slightly up

Check out more photos of the Odyssey Tri-Hot 5K Three Putter.

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