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Save The Crew: Explaining Jason Dufner’s latest headwear selection

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Jason Dufner wears many hats. This is a literal statement: Since his hat deal wrapped, the Duf has been wearing, well, whatever he wants on his head.

A few of Dufner’s headwear decisions have created a minor social media stir (nothing approach the buzz surrounding his National Custom Works irons, but still).

In his Memorial Tournament practice round, we spotted Dufner wearing a “Save the Crew” hat.

If you’re unfamiliar, “the Crew,” refers to the Columbus Crew, the city’s MLS team, which the owner is trying to relocate to Austin.

The Ohio native had this to say

“They’re going through a thing with relocation. Their owner’s trying to take them to Austin. People here are really passionate about soccer. I wouldn’t say I’m extremely passionate about soccer, but I identify with what they’re going through, being from Cleveland and losing the Browns in the ’90s.”

The wound that will never heal. Thanks, Modell. Anyway, we shot these photos of Dufner, Tuesday.

According to the Columbus Dispatch, Dufner is wearing a series of local-themed hats in conjunction with MSF Real Estate Captial, which approached him about sponsoring his headwear for the week.

You can see the rest of what Dufner will be wearing, here, and all the hats are available for purchase, with one-quarter of the proceeds benefiting the Jason Dufner Foundation and one-quarter of the net proceeds going to the “Save the Crew” campaign.

See what GolfWRX members are saying about Duf’s latest headwear choice in the forums.

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  1. Wiger Toods

    Jun 3, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    Columbus has been a money loser for the league for a very long time. But the supporters of Columbus deserve to keep their club. They should be relegated to USL, and if a new owner comes along, “expand” again.

    Austin should pay full fare and go through the normal process. It’s only fair.

  2. The dude

    May 29, 2018 at 8:29 pm

    Perhaps JD is putting his money where his mout….hat is….

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Bryson DeChambeau reveals his distance goals for 2022

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Three weeks ago, a high-profile Cobra testing session involving both world number 8 Bryson DeChambeau and two-time World Long Drive champion Kyle Berkshire took place.

Whilst Berkshire clocked a record ball speed of 233.4, the ten-time winner wasn’t exactly disappointed with his own personal best of 221mph, and he believes this is coming to the PGA tour.

Promoting the upcoming Saudi International, the 2020 U.S Open winner commented,

“This year I’ll hit it even further. Once I get into some lower lofted heads that I’ll be getting this week or next week, you’ll be seeing some much longer drives.”

Clear leader in the driving distance stats on tour, many pundits question the pursuit of length to the possible detriment of the rest of his game, but Bryson isn’t to be tamed. He added:

“We’re getting close to having something that we can get working at 200mph ball speed that will work on tour. I’m super excited and happy with Cobra. We came to a bit of a sticking point last year but we’ve worked together and burst through that wall.”

Only 25th at the season opener, the Tournament of Champions, he withdrew from this week’s Sony Open with an injury to his left wrist, which had been ‘bothering me for about three or four weeks now.’

Bryson continued, ”All the speed training has definitely taken a toll on my muscular structure. Now, it’s got to a point where I’m putting so much speed and force into my wrist.”

With some driver-friendly events coming up, Bryson is going to see plenty more interest in his long game to begin 2022.

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‘Too invasive for me’ – Bryson snubs Netflix docuseries

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As reported yesterday, Netflix is currently filming a docuseries profiling some of the biggest names on the PGA TOUR.

However, Bryson DeChambeau will not be one of those big names.

In a virtual news conference on Thursday to promote the Saudi International, Bryson explained why he didn’t want to be a part of the series:

“There’s a lot of factors going on in that. One, there wasn’t a deal that was struck that was very well for my side of it. I love Netflix. I watch it. I have a great time with it. But just for me, it wasn’t right at the present moment.”

DeChambeau has been busy with his own content, releasing videos showing his insane ball and clubhead speeds and is approaching 900,000 followers on Instagram, and added to reporters on Thursday:

“They’re getting a pretty dang good look inside my life [from YouTube]. And to have more people come in and go even further, which is almost impossible for what I’m giving out, is just too invasive for me.

There’s a lot of great people on there. If I was to go on there, yeah, it would be cool to see, but I feel like there’s a lot more interesting stories. You’ve got Harry Higgs. You’ve got numerous others.” 

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Tour pro withdraws from Australian PGA after slicing hand mid-round

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After being postponed twice because of Covid, you would think the dominant story at the Australian PGA might be the first-round lead, held by world number 1387 Louis Dobbelaar.

However, in a bizarre incident Damien Jordan grabbed the headlines with a withdrawal, according to Australian Associated Press, due to ”slicing his hand trying to move a stake on the course.”

Full details are not clear as yet but Golf Australia’s editor, Jimmy Emanuel, first reported on the accident on Twitter, posting that Jordan “went to move a stake on course and sliced his hand the entire width from top to bottom. Quite heavy bleeding so off to see a doctor.”

At the event itself, Dobbelaar leads at 7-under and by one from Aaron Pike and Jediah Morgan with short-priced pre-event favourite, Min Woo Lee, just four behind.

Over at the accompanying WPGA event, Su Oh has a clear lead after the first round, being three shots clear at 5-under the card.

They all may ask their caddies to move boundary markers for the rest of the event.

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