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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (04/29/21): Miura TC-201 iron set

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At GolfWRX, we love golf, plain and simple.

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 – buy and selling equipment.

Currently, in our GolfWRX buy/sell/trade (BST) forum, there is a listing for a very nice set of Miura TC-201 irons (4-pw) shafted with Shimada Tour steel.

 

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link:  Miura TC-201 irons

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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Ryan Barath is a club-fitter & master club builder with more than 17 years of experience working with golfers of all skill levels, including PGA Tour players. He is the former Build Shop Manager & Social Media Coordinator for Modern Golf. He now works independently from his home shop and is a member of advisory panels to a select number of golf equipment manufacturers. You can find Ryan on Twitter and Instagram where he's always willing to chat golf, and share his passion for club building, course architecture and wedge grinding.

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Morning 9: Rose blooms at Pebble | Swilcan Patio’s brief life | ANGC adjustments

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By Ben Alberstadt with Gianni Magliocco and Matthew Vincenzi.

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February 7, 2023

Good Tuesday morning, golf fans, as Justin Rose closed the deal at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am.

1. Rose blooms again

Our Ron Montesano…”The world forgets how good Justin Rose was a decade ago. He won a US Open and an Olympic gold medal, and narrowly lost out on a green Augusta jacket. His last win came in 2019, just before the pandemic touched down on planet Earth. Rose has been saddled with equipment rumors, suggesting that his talent was compromised beyond his control. Whatever.”

  • “This week, Rose was the King of Carmel. He toured the Monterey peninsula like a chieftain. The Englishman was the only golfer to post four rounds in the 60s, including an ace on Friday at Spyglass Hill’s 15th hole. Rose saved his best for the weekend-plus. On Saturday-Sunday, Rose signed for a third-round 65 at Monterey Peninsula, and followed that up with a Sunday-Monday 66 at Pebble Beach.”
  • “A resurgent Brendon Todd gave Rose some chase, but his final-days 65 was just one better than Rose’s tally. Todd finished in a second-place tie with Brandon Wu, who posted a 66 of his own in the final round. Will this victory give Rose the propulsion needed to once again contend in major championships on the final nine holes? We think that he has one or two more runs in him.”
Full piece.

2. R.I.P Swilcan patio

Golfweek’s Beth Ann Nichols…”It didn’t take long for St. Andrews Links Trust to reverse course. The stonework that was recently added to the famed Swilcan Bridge at the Old Course will be removed in the coming days. The pivot comes after golf fans took to social media with an avalanche of criticism.”

  • “St. Andrews officials said the move to add the stone “patios” at both ends of the bridge was done to mitigate the wear and tear of the turf from tens of thousands of visitors each year.”
  • “The stonework at the approach and exit of the bridge was identified as one possible long-term solution,” the statement read. “However while this installation would have provided some protection, in this instance we believe we are unable to create a look which is in keeping with its iconic setting and have taken the decision to remove it.
  • “We have also taken on feedback from many partners and stakeholders as well as the golfing public and we would like to thank everyone who has been in touch for their contribution to the issue.”
Full piece.

3. ANGC adjustments

Mike Hall for Golf Monthly…“Following years of speculation, it was confirmed last September that the 13th hole at Augusta National had finally been lengthened, with an aerial image from Eureka Earth showing that the tee set had been moved back significantly following work that began last July.”

  • “Now there is confirmation that the famous dogleg left Azalea, which has regularly been cited in the driving distance debate, will stretch to 545 yards for the 2023 Masters, up from 510. That news will be welcomed by many as the shorter length had allowed the game’s biggest hitters to gain a significant advantage by driving over the trees and cutting the corner.”
Full piece.

4. Full Swing ahead

Cameron Morfit for PGATour.com…“Full Swing,” the Netflix documentary that chronicles the 2022 PGA TOUR season and is set to be released Feb. 15, is a surprisingly emotional watch. Surprising because if you’re a golf fan, you know most of what’s going to happen, and yet it still hits home with vignettes of fathers and sons, battles won and lost, and sacrifices by friends and family.”

  • “The emotionality is a credit to the creatives as the series makes great use of home movies, multiple edits, and a strong soundtrack. Episode 1 especially tugs at the heartstrings.”
  • “All it takes is one week and your life changes,” Justin Thomas says in the series trailer.
  • “What the cameras capture off the course ranges from the relatable – Thomas going to CVS seeking relief from his allergies – to the intimate. You see players with their families and pets (redefining the term “WAG”). Viewers ride on private jets, peek inside million-dollar homes and revel in the rowdiness of the 16th hole at the WM Phoenix Open.”
Full piece.

5. Last-minute switch

E. Michael Johnson for Golf Digest…”Justin Rose won the weather-delayed AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am by playing incredibly solid golf over his final two rounds, fueled, in part, by a set of Cobra irons that he did not even try before Tuesday.”

  • “According to Ben Schomin, PGA Tour rep for Cobra, Rose approached him on the range Tuesday and casually mentioned he had heard good things about the company’s new irons and wouldn’t mind trying them.”
  • “I’ve known Justin for a number of years,” Schomin said. “People forget he used to play our clubs when he was a teenager, so it was a little full circle. We built him a combo set and dropped them off late Wednesday morning. About 15 to 20 minutes later his coach tapped me on the shoulder and asked if I could see Justin. He really liked the clubs but needed an adjustment on the grips. He also wanted to try a new shaft.”
  • “As great as it is to get a player like Rose to play your irons, the clock was ticking. PGA Tour regulations require the tour vans to leave the premises by mid-afternoon on Wednesday. Schomin worked quickly to put together the combo set of the King Tour model for the 4-iron, King CB for the 5- and 6-irons and King MB for the 7-iron through pitching wedge with Project X 6.5 shafts.”
Full piece.

6. The flip side

ESPN’s Bob Harig…”Of course, there were bound to be unintended consequences with the new designated event structure. Or perhaps consequences that were known, and would need to be addressed going forward.”

  • “Pebble Beach took a big hit last week, and at least some of that can be attributed to the new system.”
  • “While it’s true that Pebble at times has suffered due to many factors, among them the possibility for poor weather (such as this year), playing three courses and the pro-am format, the event was even more bereft of star players.”
  • “…Just one player in the top 10, Matt Fitzpatrick, was in the field, along with just seven of the top 50 and only 21 of the top 100. There were 81 players ranked outside of the top 300.”
  • “For years, there has been a lament that Pebble Beach, an iconic event that dates to the Tour’s beginnings, can’t draw better. Circumstances play a big role, with so many good tournaments making up the West Coast Swing and another busy stretch to come.”
  • “Throw in the designated events and it gets worse.”
Full Piece.

7. Tour alleges LIV suitors have failed to furnish core responsive documents

Golf Digest’s Joel Beall…”Attorneys representing the PGA Tour in its lawsuit against LIV Golf are seeking a new, later trial date along with an extension to the document discovery process.”

  • “The tour’s request, filed Sunday in U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California, cites the additions of Saudi Arabia’s Public Investment Fund and its governor Yasir Al-Rumayyan as defendants in the tour’s tortious interference counterclaim—and the tour’s accusations that PIF and Al-Rumayyan have gone to “extraordinary steps to avoid producing a single document or providing sworn testimony”—as the reasons for asking for an extension.’
  • “The tour cannot—and should not be forced to—defend against the antitrust claims without receiving any discovery from the people who created LIV in the first place, and who continue to exercise control over every facet of LIV’s business operations,” the request reads. “By ignoring the reality that discovery from LIV’s owners and decision-makers is essential to resolving the antitrust claims, Plaintiffs confirm the unworkability of the current schedule.”
Full Piece.

8. Winning WITB: Justin Rose

Driver: Callaway Paradym (8.5 degrees)

Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 6 X

3-wood: Callaway Paradym Triple Diamond (15 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

5-wood: TaylorMade M6 (18 degrees)

Shaft: Mitsubishi Diamana D+ Limited 80 TX

Irons: Cobra King Forged Tour (4); Cobra King CB (5-6); Cobra King MB (7-PW)

Shafts: Project X 6.5

Wedges: Titleist Vokey Design SM9 (52-12F, 56-08M), TaylorMade Milled Grind Hi-Toe (60-07)

Shafts: KBS Hi-Rev 2.0 135 X

Putter: Axis1 Rose

Grip: Lamkin PistolClaw

Ball: Titleist Pro V1 Left Dot

Grips: Lamkin UTX

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Tour Rundown: Rose returns to winner’s circle and plenty more

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It was a four-event week, as January and February shook hands. The PGA, DP World, Korn Ferry, and Asian tours celebrated tournaments from California to Panama to the Middle East.

PGA Tour: Rose wins 11th title on tour at Carmel

The world forgets how good Justin Rose was a decade ago. He won a US Open and an Olympic gold medal, and narrowly lost out on a green Augusta jacket. His last win came in 2019, just before the pandemic touched down on planet Earth. Rose has been saddle with equipment rumors, suggesting that his talent was compromised beyond his control. Whatever.

This week, Rose was the King of Carmel. He toured the Monterey peninsula like a chieftain. The Englishman was the only golfer to post four rounds in the 60s, including an ace on Friday at Spyglass Hill’s 15th hole. Rose saved his best for the weekend-plus. On Saturday-Sunday, Rose signed for a third-round 65 at Monterey Peninsula, and followed that up with a Sunday-Monday 66 at Pebble Beach.

A resurgent Brendon Todd gave Rose some chase, but his final-days 65 was just one better than Rose’s tally. Todd finished in a second-place tie with Brandon Wu, who posted a 66 of his own in the final round. Will this victory give Rose the propulsion needed to once again contend in major championships on the final nine holes? We think that he has one or two more runs in him.

DP World Tour: Gavins claims second tour title at Ras Al Khaimah

Elation for one is heartbreak for another. Zander Lombard looked to be confident, if not completely in control, of this week’s DP World Tour event in the United Arab Emirates. He opened with bogey on Sunday, but more than countered with eagle, two holes later. Something wasn’t quite right with the swing, thought, and three more bogeys sneaked in, sandwiching a birdie at seven. It added up to a plus-one on the outward half, a far cry from the stuff of 69-68-63 over the first three days.

Sensing an opening were  Sweden’s Alexander Björk and England’s Daniel Gavins. Each one leapt to the top of the leader board, with Gavins holding a one-shot advantage as the two traversed the watery 18th. Gavins struggled to a double-bogey seven, which dropped him from 19-under to 17-deep. Drive in the water, never over the land. Re-tee, makfind water again, make a bomb of a putt (26-feet) for double, to avoid triple bogey. Surely all hope was lost, he must have thought. Then came Björk, who erred too far on the side of caution. Rough to rough to green, with a chance at birdie to reach 18-under and, perhaps, steal a title. Putt from 33 feet too bold, and second putt, too askew. Three putts led to six, and second place was his.

Behind them came Lombard, with one last shot at a playoff. Two mighty strikes left him 23 feet beyond the hole, with a putt for eagle and a playoff. The putt leaked away low, to the right side, and he settled for birdie, and a tie with Björk for runner-up. Lombard’s pursuit of a first DP World Tour title marches on, while Galvin breathes deeply and accepts trophy number two.

Korn Ferry Tour: Playoff decides Panama Classic in favor of next-gen pro

It was a rough, final day at the Club de Golf de Pánama for third-round leaders Christopher Petefish and Brett Drewitt. Seeking to replicate their best rounds of the week, the pair instead struggled to equal their worst ones. Petefish fired his second 74 of the week when it mattered most, while Drewitt closed with 73. The pair dropped seven places and barely preserved top-ten finishes.

With the leading duo out of the running, space opened for a trio of surging talents to stake a claim to the title. Two of the challengers have grandfather Masters champions, while the third was a standout at Southern Methodist University. Mac Meissner began the day at one-under par, posted 68, and moved to three-under on the week. Sam Saunders, grandson of four-time Masters winner Arnold Palmer, started Sunday at even par, but posted three-under to join Meissner atop the list. Finally, Pierceson Coody, grandson of 1971 Masters titlehlder Charles Coody, signed for the low round of the day (66) to move from one-over to, you guessed it, three-deep.

The trio went off to a playoff hole, and the overtime session was brief. Coody struck with a birdie at the par-four closing hole to dispatch his foes. Coody’s approach to the hole released some twenty feet, finishing within a foot of the hole. The victory was his second on the Korn Ferry Tour, and situated him well for promotion to the PGA Tour in the near future.

Asian Tour: Ancer holds off Young for PIFSI title

The Asian Tour will spend its first three, calendar weeks of 2023 in the Middle East, before venturing east to New Zealand. This week, the tour was at the Royal Greens Club, and it turned quickly into a two-man battle. Abraham Ancer began the week with 63, while Cameron Young was close behind, at 65, When Young posted another 65 on day two, he inched closer to Ancer, who gave up little ground with 66. They reversed once again on Saturday, with 64 for Ancer and another 65 for Young. By this stage, no one was within five shots of second, so only a 59 on Sunday would overtake both leaders.

Ancer made three birdies and a bogey on day-four’s outward nine, while Young crept close with four birds and a bogey. For all the world, there was no telling who would outpace the other, with a single shot separating them, with nine holes to play. Ancer did the unthinkable: nine consecutive pars, to close with 68 and 19-under par. Could it be good enough? It seemed that way, when Young went bogey-par-double, from the 13th to the 15th holes. Four in arrears, Young never gave up. He made birdie at 16 and 18 to pull back to two shots, but Ancer never wavered, and earned a first title in 2023.

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Photos from the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

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GolfWRX is live this week from the Monterey Peninsula in Pebble Beach, California, for the 2023 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, the most scenic and celebrity-filled event on the PGA Tour.

Pebble Beach Golf Links sits atop cliffs that overlook Carmel Bay, producing both breathtaking views and an imposing threat. The multi-course event is also played on Spyglass Hill Golf Course, and Monterey Peninsula Country Club Shore Course.

A unique inclusion in this week’s photos: celebrity WITBs from a few of the amateurs in the field (including Darius Rucker, SchoolboyQ, and Macklemore). We also have a number of WITBs from the professional contingent and a look at Buffalo Bills’ QB Josh Allen’s sticks. Also: A look at some iconic Arnold Palmer clubs (pictured in the featured image).

Check out links to all our photos below, and when you’re done, join the discussion in the forums.

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