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Tiger weighs in on the distance debate: ‘They should have been worried a long time ago, but the genie’s out of the bag now’

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The distance debate in golf continues to rumble on, and this week, the greatest player of his generation had his say claiming that the game’s governing bodies should have been worried a long time ago about the surge in distance amongst Tour pros.

Asked before this week’s Zozo about the recent urge players have to find more distance, Woods spoke about the importance of length in the game and how it’s more accessible than ever for players to find an extra gear or two off the tee.

“Distance has always been an advantage. Now that we have the tools, that being the launch monitor, the fitting of the golf clubs, the adjustability. I think all that plays into the fact that you’re able to maximize the capabilities of a driver.

There’s no reason why you can’t pick up more yardage, and guys have done that. They’ve changed shafts, they’ve changed lofts, they’ve changed weights on their heads and length of clubs. Driving is such a huge part of the game and it’s so advantageous if you’re able to get the ball out there. It just makes the game so much easier.”

When asked by media if the game’s authorities should be worried about the recent surge in the added distance in the game, Woods claimed that though he would like to be able to see a complete rollback, he doesn’t see it happening.

“They should have been worried a long time ago, but the genie’s out of the bag now. It’s about what do we do going forward, and how soon can they do it. I don’t know if they’re going—you’re not going to stop the guys who are there right now. Guys are figuring out how to carry the ball 320-plus yards, and it’s not just a few of them. There’s a lot of guys can do it. That’s where the game’s going.

There’s only going to be a small amount of property that we can do, we can alter golf courses. I just don’t see how they can roll everything back. I would like to be able to see that, as far as our game, but then we go back down the road of what do you bifurcate, at what level? So that’s a long discussion we’ve had for a number of years, for 20-plus years now, and I think it’s only going to continue.” 

Tiger will tee off for his first round at the Zozo Championship this Thursday at 1.45 PM ET.

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Gianni is the Assistant Editor at GolfWRX. He can be contacted at [email protected] Follow him on Twitter @giannimosquito

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  1. Dyson Bochambeau

    Oct 21, 2020 at 10:34 am

    Jack was right a decade or more ago

  2. Nate Miller

    Oct 21, 2020 at 9:11 am

    Ah the old bagged genie

    • chip75

      Oct 21, 2020 at 12:29 pm

      I keep it next to my lamp, which has a cat in it …

      • chip75

        Oct 21, 2020 at 12:30 pm

        Also: Funny that a guy nicknamed Tiger missed a cat metaphor.

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The Match 3: Mickelson/Barkley vs Curry/Manning – Full Viewer’s Guide

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Capital One’s The Match: Champion’s for Change gets underway with this week, with two new additions joining the third edition of the contest. Phil Mickelson will team up with Charles Barkley, while Peyton Manning will return and this time pair up with current NBA star Steph Curry.

Ahead of the event, here’s a rundown of all the essential details you need to know about the contest

The Format

The format for The Match 3 is 18 holes of modified alternate shot. 

In this format, both players from each team will hit tee shots, and then swap balls for their approach shots (e.g. Mickelson will hit Barkley’s second shot and vice versa). Following the second shot, the teams will decide between which ball they want to play for their third.

How good are Barkley, Manning and Curry at golf?

We saw Peyton Manning perform well in The Match 2, and the former NFL quarterback plays off a 6.4 handicap index.

Having played on the formerly known Web.com Tour, Steph Curry is a very proficient golfer and plays off a 0.1 handicap index.

Charles Barkley’s handicap index is unknown, and his swing used to be a source of ridicule. However, Barkley has transformed his swing in recent years, and you can check out this small sample of his game from when he played the ‘Bogey or Better’ challenge at the 18th hole during the broadcast of The Match 2.

Location and Date

The event takes place Friday, Nov. 27 at Stone Canyon Golf Club in Oro Valley, Arizona.

Who will the event benefit?

The Match: Champion’s for Change will raise funds for historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs).

How to Watch

The event will be broadcast live on TNT this Friday, Nov. 27, from 3 PM ET. In addition, Bleacher Report will provide a “Cart Cam” stream – leading up to and during the event.

The Coverage

TNT’s live coverage of Capital One’s The Match will be hosted by Brian Anderson, who will provide play-by-play alongside Trevor Immelman and Andre Iguodala. Cheyenne Woods and Gary McCord will feature as on-course announcers for the event, while Eli Manning will be part of a pre-game show as well as “Cart Came” alongside LPGA legend Michelle Wie. 

 

 

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How much each player won at the 2020 RSM Classic

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Robert Streb edged out Kevin Kisner at the RSM Classic, and it’s a win that earned the American a winner’s check for $1,188,000. Kisner’s playoff misery continued, slipping to an 0-5 record, but the 36-year-old’s performance over the weekend means he’ll take home a check for $719,400.

With a total prize purse of $6.6 million up for grabs, here’s a look at how much each player won at the 2020 RSM Classic.

1: Robert Streb, -19, $1,188,000

P-2: Kevin Kisner, -19, $719,400

3: Cameron Tringale, -18, $455,400

T-4: Bernd Wiesberger, -17 $297,000

T-4: Andrew Landry, -17 $297,000

T-6: Harris English, -16, $215,325

T-6: Camilo Villegas, -16, $215,325

T-6: Kyle Stanley, -16, $215,325

T-6: Zach Johnson, -16, $215,325

T-10: Corey Conners, -15 $173,250

T-10: Patton Kizzire, -15 $173,250

T-12: Jason Day -14, $140,2450

T-12: John Huh -14, $140,2450

T-12: Rory Sabbatini -14, $140,2450

T-15: Keegan Bradley, -13, $117,150

T-15: Matthew NeSmith, -13, $117,150

T-15: Bronson Burgoon, -13, $117,150

T-18: Doug Ghim, -12, $87,450

T-18: Alex Noren, -12, $87,450

T-18: Scott Piercy, -12, $87,450

T-18: Chris Kirk, -12, $87,450

T-18: Emiliano Grillo, -12, $87,450

T-23: Wyndham Clark, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Tyrrell Hatton, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Lucas Glover, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Roger Sloan, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Charley Hoffman, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Chesson Hadley, -11, $55,958.57

T-23: Henrik Stenson, -11, $55,958.57

T-30: Bo Hoag, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Russell Henley, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Adam Long, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Jim Herman, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Vaughn Taylor, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Charles Howell III, -10, $39,552.86

T-30: Branden Grace, -10, $39,552.86

T-37: Nate Lashley, -9, $28,710

T-37: Matt Wallace, -9, $28,710

T-37: Tommy Fleetwood, -9, $28,710

T-37: Brendon Todd, -9, $28,710

T-37: Webb Simpson, -9, $28,710

T-37: Andrew Putnam, -9, $28,710

T-37: Matt Kuchar, -9, $28,710

T-44: Keith Mitchell, -8, $21,450

T-44: Sepp Straka, -8, $21,450

T-44: Matt Jones, -8, $21,450

T-44: Joaquin Niemann, -8, $21,450

T-48: Peter Malnati, -7, $17,952

T-48: Adam Schenk, -7, $17,952

T-50: Joel Dahmen, -6 $16,401

T-50: Ian Poulter, -6 $16,401

T-50: Brian Stuard, -6 $16,401

T-50: Shane Lowry, -6 $16,401

T-54: Kevin Streelman, -5, $15,510

T-54: Rafa Cabrera Bello, -5, $15,510

T-54: Josh Teater, -5, $15,510

T-57: Aaron Baddeley, -4, $15,180

T-57: Sebastian Cappelen, -4, $15,180

T-59: Sean O’Hair, -2, $14,784

T-59: Graeme McDowell, -2, $14,784

T-59: Rob Oppenheim, -2, $14,784

T-59: J.J. Spaun, -2, $14,784

T-63: Ryan Brehm, +1, $14,388

T-63: Scott Stallings, +1, $14,388

65: Kevin Chappell, +3, $14,190

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The 6 best #GolfWRX photos on Instagram today (11.23.20)

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In this segment, we’ll be taking a look at some of the best #GolfWRX tagged photos on Instagram. In case you aren’t already, there’s a whole load of action going on at our page, so follow us: @golfwrx

Let’s get to it then, here are six of the best #GolfWRX photos from the past 24 hours.

Trust the rust.

 

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Blast from the past!

 

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Bettinardi’s Putter of the Week coming to The Hive.

 

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Mirrored beauty.

 

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Cool items in the works from Sugar Skull.

Raw Vokeys, anyone?

 

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Get hashtagging your golf posts #GolfWRX for your chance to feature in our best of Instagram posts in the future!

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