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Tiger Woods appears to be renovating his practice facility

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Tiger Woods’ home practice facility seems to be getting a makeover this spring, and it has got golf fans speculating on the 15-time major champion’s future.

A photo taken and shared this week by pilot Dakota Atkinson shows Woods’ backyard under construction, with three of the facilities’ four greens being renovated.

Per Tiger Woods’ design website, the facility is broken down as the following:

“Tiger started with a flat, 3.5-acre area, and, teaming with TGR Design, directed its design, layout, and shaping. The result is a practice facility of tournament-conditioned turf and bunkering that recreates the look, feel, and playability of various major courses. Using a variety of turf found on the PGA TOUR, the design allows Tiger to hit almost any shot of 150 yards or less to one of four unique greens.”

What this signifies for Tiger’s future is unclear, with many golf fans suggesting that the renovation could well be for his son Charlie. In contrast, others believe it’s a positive sign for Tiger’s potential comeback.

It’s worth noting that many tour pros have commented on Woods’ good progress from his injuries, and that Rory McIlroy told media before the Masters that: “When you hear of these things and you look at the car and you see the crash, it’s like, you think he’s going to be in a hospital bed for six months. But he was actually doing better than that”

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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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Why are there so few left-handed golfers on the LPGA Tour? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing the reasons behind the lack of left-handed players currently on the LPGA Tour. The only left-handed player to ever win on the LPGA Tour was Bonnie Bryant back in 1974, and WRXers have been sharing their theories on why we don’t see more lefties currently out on tour.

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.

  • mci771: “There are a few. While the game is growing by a lot, there are a lot fewer women golfers than men still. If you look at men’s golf, the majority are still right-handed. 5% on tour are lefty. If you assume that same 5% to women’s golf, it just isn’t a very big number.”
  • ThinkingPlus: “Per some statistical studies, of the left-handed population, there are 23% more men than women (from Wikipedia).”
  • kozubs: “My wife was just commenting on how difficult it is to find female gold attire. She was looking for some clothes for our niece who just started golfing this year, and she went on Golftown.ca and searched girls clothing a grand total of 9 items came up. 1 pair of shorts, one skirt, two short sleeve shirts and five long sleeve shirts. Pretty sad. I can only imagine how few left-hand girls equipment is available. Seems like an untapped market.”
  • Buzzkill: “My wife before I met her took up golf as a lefty and the teaching pro who she had lessons from had her switch to righty – that was in the ’80s. My lefty friend in the 70’s made the switch due to equipment available.”

Entire Thread: “Why are there so few left-handed golfers on the LPGA Tour?”

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‘Best day of my life’: Will Zalatoris gets engaged to longtime girlfriend

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Will Zalatoris’ life is going pretty good right now. The 24-year-old finished-runner up at the Masters on his debut earlier this month and now has announced his engagement to girlfriend Caitlin Sellers.

The Californian announced the news with a series of photos on his Instagram with the caption: “Best day of my life. I love you.”

 

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The two met at Wake Forest, and while Zalatoris skipped his senior year (for obvious reasons), Sellers graduated and then attained a Masters degree from the University of Texas.

The 24-year-old first posted a photo with his longtime girlfriend back in 2018.

 

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Is this Korn Ferry Tour player longer than Bryson DeChambeau ?

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Everyone knows that Bryson DeChambeau has a lot of clubhead speed—he’s averaging just over 133 mph this season—but the craziest thing isn’t what Bryson has done to his own game, it’s actually what he has inspired from other players.

One of the players gunning for a spot in the field via Monday qualifying at this week’s Valspar Championship was Korn Ferry Tour player John Somers. As it was pointed out by Monday Q info on Twitter, John could be one of the longest players in professional golf. To give you an idea of his length, here are some of his TrackMan numbers for his pitching wedge

His 6 iron

Although John hasn’t played in enough events to fully qualify for ranking within the stats on the Korn Ferry Tour, his average driving distance of 331.5 yards would put him solidly in the lead on the KFT by seven yards over the current longest player, Brent Grant, and 10 yards past Bryson DeChambeau, based on PGA Tour Shot Link data.

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