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Justin Thomas officially signs new apparel deal

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Sponsors don’t like controversy, but players tend to recover.

Lately, Phil Mickelson has lost a bucketful of his long-term backers due to comments made surrounding the Saudi Golf League. A year previous, the then world number 3, Justin Thomas, lost lucrative contracts with a few of his own after inappropriate comments at the Tournament of Champions.

Those sponsors included global clothing brand Ralph Lauren, but after much anticipation and a few trials, JT was confirmed on Monday as the new ambassador for Greyson Clothiers.

Those that follow this sort of thing would have been snapping up the ‘even money’ quotes bandied about at this time last year, especially after seeing the eventual Players Championship winner parading around in the company’s apparel for much of his victorious weekend.

JT becomes the 11th PGA player to sign for Greyson and is the biggest name on the books, a file that includes the likes of Luke Donald, Harry Higgs, Carlos Ortiz and Erik van Rooyen.

 

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Greyson announced the official partnership through their Twitter account, posting: “We are beyond excited and honored to officially welcome @JustinThomas34 to the Pack, knowing with confidence that our shared story is just beginning.”

Thomas is sure to get plenty of exposure from the start of this week’s event at TPC Sawgrass, with his three-ball containing Rory McIlroy and Colin Morikawa bound to carry much of the network television coverage. They tee-off at 12.56PM on Thursday.

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  3. JTlovesme

    Mar 22, 2022 at 9:14 am

    Time to come out Dude!

  4. Hunter Biden's Laptop

    Mar 22, 2022 at 5:51 am

    The founder at Greyson was a designer at Ralph Lauren, how ironic…

  5. Golf Juicy Couture

    Mar 20, 2022 at 9:59 pm

    Sorry Justin, but the skinny pants look doesn’t cut it.

    Shankaroo!

  6. Chuck G Ross

    Mar 19, 2022 at 8:36 pm

    No Thank you on his girlish pants .

  7. jgpl001

    Mar 15, 2022 at 6:24 am

    I might give it a miss..

  8. El Culebrón

    Mar 13, 2022 at 12:20 pm

    The logo reminds me of Chazz Michael Michaels and the Wolf Pack, lol…

  9. AnnaD

    Mar 10, 2022 at 12:26 am

    Got a woodie in my hoodie would be a great slogan for JT.

  10. Hijo de Culebrón

    Mar 9, 2022 at 7:02 pm

    It is about bringing’Da Hood’ to the golf course.

    Yeahhhhh Boyyyyyyy!

  11. Culebrones

    Mar 9, 2022 at 6:59 pm

    I guess this is what’s considered to be gentleman’s attire these days.

  12. Hoodia! Culebrón

    Mar 9, 2022 at 6:37 pm

    Come on guys, is all about ‘inclusion’ and all that other social justice garbage.

    Looking goodie in the hoodie!

    • Jbone

      Mar 11, 2022 at 11:19 am

      All about inclusion… unless you mess up and then you are excluded

      • El Culebrón

        Mar 11, 2022 at 4:37 pm

        Be careful, GWRX is a pretty woke outfit.

  13. Drew

    Mar 9, 2022 at 1:29 pm

    Looks like a hostage video

    • They know we know

      Mar 9, 2022 at 4:54 pm

      It is. Justin is now under globalist rule.

  14. golfmajor

    Mar 9, 2022 at 12:00 pm

    Unfamiliar with this brand so I visited their website: $115 polos, $150 trousers, $48 t-shirts. Definitely appealing to a different segment of society than the one I live in.

    • Weave Bin-Had

      Mar 11, 2022 at 12:51 pm

      Awfully expensive logo they sew on in China these days.

  15. Steve

    Mar 9, 2022 at 4:48 am

    Is he going to the toilet?

  16. Bob

    Mar 8, 2022 at 12:55 pm

    Hoodies are for children. Wow.

    • Phil the thrill

      Mar 8, 2022 at 2:06 pm

      I’m sure you’re full of other fantastic opinions too, “Bob”…….

      • GolfWRX Staff

        Mar 8, 2022 at 4:11 pm

        Aren’t you supposed to be apologizing to the internet “Phil”?

    • Brandon

      Mar 8, 2022 at 8:47 pm

      I’m wearing one right now and I’m 65 years old.

  17. Thomas Justin

    Mar 8, 2022 at 10:29 am

    Yay

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Tour Rundown: Third major for Chun | Xander | Harrington

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As the golf season truncates, major events are played nearly every week. As greater support and visibility are offered across all genders and ages, the golfing public is compelled to keep its level of excitement at a fever pitch. This week, Merion; next week, Brookline. The following week, Congressional. And in July, the Old Course at St. Andrews. It simply doesn’t end. How fortunate are we who are able to follow these exciting pathways!

This week, the PGA Championship for women was held at Congressional Country Club, near the capital of the USA. The PGA Tour traveled across New England, from Brookline to Hartford. The DP World Tour celebrated an event in Germany, while the Korn Ferry Tour relocated to Maine. As for the USGA, it moved its staff from Massachusetts to Pennsylvania, to run the USGA Senior Open for men. The highways and byways were busy with travelers, but we are still able to run down the best of five tours. Please, join us!

USGA/LPGA: PGA Championship is Chun’s third major title

How much of a lead does one golfer have to establish, to post 75-75 on the weekend and still win the tournament? For In Gee Chun, the answer was somewhere around seven or eight strokes. The Korean champion surged ahead of her peers through 36 holes, then fell behind a surging Lexi Thompson. The finish was one for the ages, for good and bad reasons.

Thompson has been a hard-luck competitor over the years. She has surged in many a major, only to fall back and come oh-so-close. Sunday in June of 2022 was a replay of those crushing defeats. Thompson began the day with two birdies in three holes, to make a move as Chun faltered. Meanwhile, In Gee stood plus-four on the day through nine holes, and had fallen off the pace. Even when Thompson faltered with bogey at the seventh, she still held a lead as they turned for home.

It was then that Chun steadied herself. She played the inward half under par, which is what champions do. Thompson came home with the unsteady gate of a newborn pony. She posted four bogeys against two birdies, and finished one excruciating stroke behind Chun, in a tie for second with US Open champion Minjee Lee. The win was her third major, after previous triumphs at the Evian and the US Open.

USGA/PGA Tour Champions: USGA Senior Open nearly escapes Harrington

Padraig Harrington knows what it’s like to have a major title handed to him by an unfortunage opponent. On Sunday, he nearly bequeathed a similar gift to Steve Stricker. Harrington carried a sizable lead into round four at Saucon Valley, only to blow his advantage by the 11th green. Steve Stricker gathered six birdies from the 8th hole on, to reach nine under par with the day’s low round of 65. Just when all seemed lost, Harrington secured a birdie at the par-four 15th, then parred his way in for a one-shot margin of victory.

Harrington stood at eleven-under par through three rounds, and seemed in total control of the Senior Open. His game on Sunday was all about holding on and trusting that things would work out. With nothing to lose, Stricker played wth the opposite mentality. His putter was hot and his scorecard turned red with birdies. Unfortunately for the Wisconsin native and the 2019 champion of this event, his recovery would end one shot shy of a playoff. Harrington would convert a few clutch putts down the stretch, to earn a first USGA title.

PGA Tour: Travelers Championship to Schauffele

Eyes were on the final pairing of Xander Schauffele and Patrick Cantlay as round four commenced near Hartford. By day’s end, a Massachusetts amateur nearly stole the show and the title. The pair who were invincible as a team at the most recent Ryder Cup, played mundane golf on Sunday at River Highlands. While Schaufele stumbled to a one-over front nine, Cantlay was erratic beyond words. Four bogeys, a double, and two birdies saw him to 39 and what would ultimately be an 11-spot drop, to 13th place.

As the cards were dealt, J.T. Poston and Sahith Seegala emerged as Schauffele’s challengers. Each would finish at 17-under par on the day. Would it be enough to catch the Olympic gold medalist? Also ringing bells was New England amateur Michael Thorbjornsen. The former US Junior champion parlayed four birdies and an eagle into a challenge of his own. Bogeys at 12 and 13 ended his charge, but the Stanford student and golfer would awaken memories of Francis Ouimet in his attempt at winning against the professionals.

In the end, it was Schauffele for a sixth PGA Tour win, at 19-under par. Is a major title in the offing? It’s the next step for the recently-married golfer who has nearly everything else. Thorbjornson’s fourth-place finish was also noteworthy, and the tour prepared to head to the middle of the continent, for the John Deere Classic.

 

DP World Tour: BMW International is Haotong’s third

On Sunday in Germany, Haotong Li fought against the reality of a first win in four years. He also fought against the memory of nearly giving up professional golf in 2021. Each time he had a run of birdies, a pair of bogeys would pedal him backward. Ryan Fox was the first to take a run at the leader, but fell a pair of shots shy at -20. Fox was three-under on the day through nine, but needed four-under on the back.

Next came Thomas Pieters. After trading two birdies and two bogeys over the first six holes, Pieters caught fire with five birdies over the next twelve holes, and reachedd 22-deep. Haotong Li fell two off Pieters’ pace, but rallied with birdies at 15 and 16 to catch Pieters. The two reached the par-five 18th in three during a brief playoff. Haotong buried a massive birdie effort, and Pieters was unable to match. The win was Hatotong’s first since the 2018 Dubai Desert Classic.

Korn Ferry Tour: Live and Work in Maine Open is work for Coody

Pierceson Coody was paired in the final round with home-state amateur Cole Anderson. More shades of Francis Ouimet; could a local, non-profesional win here? After the front nine finished on day four, who would win wasn’t the question. Instead, it was by how much, and could Coody shoot 59.

The recent NCAA team champion from UTexas caught fire in his third professional start, and posted five birdies and one eagle for 28 on the outward half. With the sub-60 watch in full form, Coody proceeded to make bogey at holes 10 and 11. Away went the notion of the record round, and out trotted concern for whether Coody would give back all of his fine work. Coody steadied, and posted seven consecutive pars for 66 and a 20-under par total. A slew of Korn Ferry Tour veterans had joined the chase, but one of them would need a 28 of his own on the back nine, to have a chance.

Jacob Bergeron matched Coody’s 66, and reached 15-below. Nelson Ledesma, Will Gordon, and Fabián Gómez finished one back of Bergeron in third. As for Anderson, birdies at 9 and 10 got him to red figures on the day, but late-round ups and downs brought him to plus-one on the day and his own spot in the third-place tie. Enviable work, but not what he had wanted at sun’s rise.

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Winning Footwear: Xander Schauffele’s Adidas Tour360 22 golf shoes at the Travelers Championship

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Xander Schauffele capitalized on Sahith Theegala’s 72nd-hole misfortune at the 2022 Travelers Championship. X cozied a wedge approach next to the pin and rolled in a 3-footer for a two-stroke victory.

On his feet at TPC River Highlands: Adidas Tour360 22 golf shoes.

The most recent incarnation of the Three Stripes’ flagship tour shoe is available in seven colorways. Schauffele looked to be sporting the Cloud White/Cloud White/Silver Metallic in Connecticut.

An upper made in part with recycled materials is joined with Adidas’ Boost midsole for energy return and enhanced comfort. The compay also touts its 360Wrap design for support, which works in tandem with the Insite sockliner for comfort and balance. A very spike intensive Spikemore traction system sees six twist-in spike on the TPU sole of the shoe in a bid for maximum traction.

Adidas Tour360 golf shoes retail for $210.

See Xander Schauffele’s winning WITB from the Travelers here.

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Photos from the 2022 Travelers Championship

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GolfWRX was on site and under the umbrella at the Travelers Championship this week.

For your viewing pleasure, we have five general galleries, 13 WITB looks — including Hideki Matsuyama and Tony Fianu — and a number of special galleries. First in-hand looks at Titleist’s new driver and Callaway’s Jaws Raw wedges as well.

Check out links to all our photos below and join the discussion in the forums!

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