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Morning 9: Monahan: “Encouraged” by vaccine news—won’t be mandatory for tour players | Tiger on Charlie | PGA COO allegedly assaulted girlfriend

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By Ben Alberstadt
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December 18, 2020
Good Friday morning, golf fans.
1. Monahan: “Encouraged” by vaccine news—won’t be mandatory for tour players
Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard…”Tour commissioner Jay Monahan said Thursday that the circuit continues to operate in a “six-to-eight-week window” when it comes to COVID-19 and evolving restrictions, but he did acknowledge that the Tour’s return to Florida in March should create new opportunities for more fans.”
  • “It really is hard to predict at this point what that will be. We’re very encouraged by the news around the vaccine and vaccine distribution and paying very close attention to what that can mean as we go into calendar year 2021,” Monahan said. “I think you’ll just see a slow and steady increase in the number of fans that we have on-site, but again, we won’t be the sole arbiter in that. Any steps that we take we’ll be doing in concert with our partners in the local communities where we play.”
2. Tiger’s development/Charlie’s development
Bob Harig contrasts the early (golf) years of Tiger and Charlie Woods in an excellent piece for ESPN…
“Earl all but guided Tiger from the crib to be a golfer. By the time he was 13, Tiger had appeared on the “Today” show, “Good Morning America,” ESPN and each of the network’s evening news shows, among others.”
  • “There is the clip of Tiger on “The Mike Douglas Show” at age 2, putting for a national television audience. Another time he appeared with Bob Hope. Jim Hill, a longtime Los Angeles sports anchor, was one of the first to “interview” Woods when he was barely out of diapers.”
  • “…He was written up in Golf Digest at age 5,” said Golf Digest contributor Tom Callahan, who wrote “His Father’s Son,” a book about Earl and Tiger that was published in 2010. “Hughes Norton [Tiger’s first agent at IMG] read about him in Golf Digest, and Tiger was a preschooler.”
3. Tiger on Charlie
ESPN’s Bob Harig…“In describing the situation Thursday following a pro-am round, Tiger repeatedly invoked a form of the word “enjoy” as he described what the essence of this exercise is all about.”
  • “It’s so much fun to see him enjoying the game,” Woods said. “That’s the whole idea. Enjoy hitting shots and creating those shots. It’s so cool for me to see him enjoy the sport and feeling the shots and hitting it as solid as he is hitting it.”
  • “The format for the tournament is a scramble, which was also used during the pro-am, and there was one instance on the 11th hole where Charlie hit his short approach to a few feet for a kick-in birdie — while Tiger hitting from the same spot was nowhere within birdie range.”
4. Bacon gets his own show….
Golf Digest’s Tod Leonard…”In addition to his duties at “Golf Today,” Bacon will be part of “Golf Central: Live From” coverage from tournaments, while also doing play-by-play and other reporting, the release said. Currently, he hosts a podcast with PGA Tour player Max Homa. Bacon had otherwise disappeared from live television when the USGA announced in June that it was moving the coverage of its championships from Fox Sports to NBC.”
  • “…The new show represents something of a fresh start for Golf Channel, which has experienced a tumultuous year. In February, it was announced that the bulk of the operation would be moving from Orlando to Stamford, Conn. Then, after the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, NBC’s on-air personalities took pay cuts, followed by significant layoffs that were announced in June.”
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5. JT and Rory confirmed for Abu Dhabi…..
From the Golf Channel team…”Justin Thomas and Rory McIlroy have signed up for the first European Tour event of 2021. Thomas and McIlroy committed Wednesday to the Abu Dhabi HSBC Championship, the first of four Rolex Series events on the European Tour schedule. The event is slated for Jan. 21-24, opposite the PGA Tour’s American Express. Thomas is expected to make his 2021 debut in Hawaii, while McIlroy will start in Abu Dhabi. This will be just the fourth full-fledged European Tour start for Thomas, who has previously played at the 2013 Alfred Dunhill Links, 2018 French Open (ahead of that year’s Ryder Cup) and the 2019 Scottish Open.”
6. PGA COO allegedly assaulted girlfriend
Tim Schmitt for Golfweek…“According to new reporting from the Denton (Texas) Record-Chronicle, Darrell Crall, the chief operating officer for PGA of America, allegedly threw his girlfriend to the ground after she refused to return her car keys to him at an address in Frisco, Texas, near the future home of the organization.”
  • “According to an arrest affidavit reported on by the R-C’s Zaira Perez, Frisco police were called to an apartment in the Dallas suburb on Nov. 24 and noticed the victim had a fresh red scratch on her cheek, two scratches on her right hand and two broken nails on her right hand but no redness around her neck.”
  • “The affidavit says she broke into tears while speaking with officers about the incident.”
7. Baylor redshirt freshman Hannah Karg wins professional golf tournament
Adam Woodard for Golfweek…”A redshirt freshman on the Baylor women’s golf team, Karg won the Women’s All Pro Tour’s Kingwood Forest Classic in Kingwood, Texas, on Wednesday, earning a one-shot victory at 4 under. The WAPT hosts professional golf tournaments as the official qualifying tour for the Symetra Tour, the LPGA’s qualifying tour. A native of Hamburg, Germany, Karg, entering her second year in Waco, Texas, shot a pair of 2-under 70s in the opening two rounds before an even-par 72, holding off Maddie Szeryk (-3), a 2018 Texas A&M grad.”
8. Whistling Straits’ proposed sister course receives conditional permit alongside Lake Michigan
The city of Sheboygan’s Plan Commission approved a conditional use permit for Kohler Co. to move forward with development of its new golf course along Lake Michigan. But before the permit can take effect, all pending lawsuits affecting the construction of the course must be closed in Kohler’s favor. Kohler already operates two courses at Whistling Straits, the Straits Course and the Irish, as well as two courses at Blackwolf Run, Meadows Valley and River, as part of the American Club Resort. Both Whistling Straits and Blackwolf Run have hosted elite professional events, including major championships.
9. Charlie Woods WITB
What we know about the young maestro’s setup…
Driver: TaylorMade SIM
Shaft: Project X EvenFlow Blue
3-wood: TaylorMade SIM Max
Irons: TaylorMade P7MC Prototype
Wedge: TaylorMade MG2 Prototype
Putter: TaylorMade Spider X (Copper)
Grip: Ping PP58 (Blackout)
Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet
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  1. Moosejaw McWilligher

    Dec 18, 2020 at 10:12 pm

    “Vaccine not mandatory for tour players” – “It’s a choice”… NO, spreading a highly contagious deadly virus is *not* a choice. It’s just a question of whether you’re a terrorist or not. I certainly look forward to some of these whining millionaires being sued for spreading it – though current “admin” is trying to give all the wealthy legal protections so they can profiteer and not concern themselves with the fates of serfs.

    Let’s see how much a choice it is when a golfer famous, beloved and young dies of it. Or someone in Monahan’s family. [email protected]**

    • Johnny Penso

      Dec 18, 2020 at 11:29 pm

      Chill out dude, it’s not the end of the world. You go to a country where citizens are force injected with Big Pharma chemicals for which they bear no liability. I’ll stay here. Bye.

      • Moosejaw McWilligher

        Dec 19, 2020 at 1:51 am

        3,000 people died in an incident in 2001, and we started unending wars with two countries spending countless trillions.

        300,000 people die in 2020, but it’s all a “hoax” and masks and vaccines are “personal choice”. Who bears the liability for continuing to spread the virus? Who bears the liability when “re-open” leads to more death and more lockdowns?

        If you think the entire medial world (pharma – sure, plus WHO, CDC, and the vast majority of doctors, nurses and scientists in the world) are ALL involved in a conspiracy and all out to get you… maybe move with Newt to the Moon? Because I’m *sick* of staying inside to protect myself while the stupid and the greedy act as if nothing is happening…

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At GolfWRX, we love golf equipment plain and simple

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2021 Nippon N.S. PRO Regio Formula MB+ driver and wood shafts

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Although they have been producing graphite shafts for years, Nippon is better known for the performance and quality of their Modus line of steel shafts – but with the release of the new NS Pro Regio Formula MB+ graphite shafts, they are looking to deliver the same performance to drivers and fairway woods.

“Nippon is proud to introduce the new N.S. PRO Regio Formula MB+ graphite driver shaft. With the completion of the Formula + series, golfers can now have a driver shaft that works in perfect harmony with their Nippon Shaft steel shafts irrespective of their weight or configuration.”
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The release of the Formula MB + shafts is intended to complete the Nippon NS Pro Regio Formula+ series since each model is intended to work for golfers alongside the well known N.S. PRO MODUS³ TOUR steel irons shafts. The concept for developing the profiles was to offer a similar feel and performance so golfers could have top to bottom confidence in their clubs.

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