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GolfWRX Spotted: Matsuyama testing new putters at the 2021 WGC Match Play

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Hideki Matsuyama has been spotted at this week’s WGC Match Play testing new putters, which all happen to be similar in style. The Japanese star has often struggled with the flat-stick throughout his young career and currently ranks 170th in Strokes Gained: Putting for the 2020/21 season.

Our members have been discussing the putters Matsuyama is testing out ahead of this week’s WGC and are intrigued that they are all similar to his regular gamer – a Scotty Cameron Circle T GSS.

For more photos, check out the full thread here.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • RyanBarathWRX: “There are tens of thousands of dollars ( in the market value ) of putters on the green – insane. But as others have already mentioned, I’m shocked to see him continually test the same style even though his putter is lukewarm at the best of times.”
  • bladehunter: “Two of them have tigers new grip. That’s funny. Guys a fan and clearly paying attention to the goat. Don’t know why he tests he always goes back to that thin GSS Newport 2 with the 3 black dots, always.”
  • jwhite86: “Hideki is my spirit animal.”
  • Medson: “Maybe it is my lack of understanding. I can see the rationale behind testing different varieties of putters. However, Hideki is essentially testing the same style, and almost all are milled. What’s the point?”

Entire Thread: “Matsuyama testing putters at the 2021 WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play”

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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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WITB Time Machine: Tiger Woods 2017 Hero World Challenge

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Following a ten month lay off, Tiger Woods teed it up at the 2017 Hero World Challenge. Tiger finished 9th in the event, but also gave fans some glimpses of his former dominance, including this majestic 3 wood approach shot from 271 yards out on a par 5:

He also had an amazing chip in for birdie on the 17th hole:

Tiger’s driver was also excellent that week and his overall stats were pretty impressive in his second round: Woods hit 9 of 13 fairways, 13 of 18 greens and 27 putts. 31-37=68.

Tiger Woods 2017 Hero World Challenge

Driver: TaylorMade M2 2016 (9.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 70TX

3 Wood: TaylorMade M1 2017 (13.5 degrees)
Shaft: Mitsubishi Tensei CK Pro White 90TX

Driving Iron: TaylorMade Tour Preferred UDI (18 degrees)
Shaft: Project X PXi 7.0

Irons: “TGR” prototypes (3-PW)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Nike VR Pro Forged (56 and 60 degrees)
Shafts: True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400

Putter: Scotty Cameron Newport 2 GSS

Golf Ball: Bridgestone TourB XS

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (12/3/21): Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat Inovai 6.0

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At GolfWRX, we are a community of like-minded individuals that all experience and express our enjoyment of the game in many ways.

It’s that sense of community that drives day-to-day interactions in the forums on topics that range from best driver to what marker you use to mark your ball. It even allows us to share another thing we all love – buying and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat Inovai 6.0

From the seller (@PGAGolfStuff): “Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat weld neck Inovai 6.0. 34.5 length, standard loft, 2deg flat lie angle. Bettinardi sink fit standard black grip. In excellent lightly gamed condition with light signs of use. No dings. Tour Dept Headcover and COA included. $1000.00 OBO shipped in the USA.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Bettinardi Tour Prototype Fat Cat Inovai 6.0

This is the most impressive current listing from the GolfWRX BST, and if you are curious about the rules to participate in the BST Forum you can check them out here: GolfWRX BST Rules

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Best draw-biased fairway woods? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing draw-biased fairway woods. WRXer ‘CGallery’ kicks off the thread, saying

“I have been struggling to find a fairway wood that I have liked but have never tried a draw-biased one. I struggle over fading the ball at points, so it could be a good fit, but the trouble is I can’t seem to find one that has a heavy enough shaft in a stiff flex used to try… any models you have tried would be appreciated!”

And our members have been sharing their suggestions in our forum.

Here are a few posts from the thread, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • 14max: “Both the SFT and Mavrik Max have been pleasantly draw-biased for me…”
  • William70: “Cobra f6. That thing sets up so closed that you could hook/draw it without even trying.”
  • Ian-500: “My Max D 3 wood is very slightly draw-biased, but in all the reviews I’ve read/seen then as others have said, the Ping SFT looks to be the most draw biased.”
  • dMeeksDC: “If you want one that is easy to draw but does not look closed, Ping g425 SFT is your winner. Plus, it’s adjustable to get it just right. If you don’t mind a little offset (instead of looking closed, which I can’t look at), trust me that the B21 is the best draw-biased fairway wood Callaway offers. Looks great, sounds great, goes a mile. I don’t mind offset. It performs really well.” 

Entire Thread: “Best draw-biased fairway woods? – GolfWRXers discuss

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