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Billy Horschel gets hilariously trolled by Justin Thomas while talking about his custom Titleist irons

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Billy Horschel and Justin Thomas have banned together recently in their loyalties to the PGA Tour, speaking out against the players who have decided to join the LIV Golf tour. Horschel had a heated press conference this week at the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open discussing the issue, and Thomas roasted Talor Gooch for his comments comparing LIV and the Ryder Cup.

In a Wednesday interview with GolfWRX, however, the pair enjoyed a bit of light-hearted fun.

As I was speaking with Horschel about the custom Titleist 620 MB irons he’s been using over the last year (and to win the recent 2022 Memorial Tournament), Thomas photobombed the interview, unbeknownst to Horschel. The moment is going viral over on GolfWRX’s Instagram and new TikTok.

Check out JT’s hilarious antics in the full YouTube video below (JT enters the scene around the 1:10 mark):

Not to be overlooked, however, there was a serious gear explanation by Horschel going on during the interview.

Here’s what he had to say about his custom irons:

“I’ve had issues over the last couple years with spin rates with certain irons being all over the map,” Horschel told GolfWRX. “Spin rates being a little too low, and then when I hit three-quarter shots, it’s really low, so a three-quarter shot goes just as far as a full shot.

“I wanted to go back to a full blade. I worked with Titleist at the Zurich last year. Unfortunately with the way my lofts are – I’ve always played a little bit stronger lofts – the irons just dug way too much for me.

“So the Titleist boys got together and put their heads together, and they actually came up with an idea. My 7 iron is a 6 iron head. If you look at it on the ground, it’s a 6 iron head. So what they did is they took a 6-iron head, bent it back to my loft, which obviously took the offset off, and added bounce. It had too much bounce, so they had to grind this little perforated edge here so this club could get in the ground a little bit and it wouldn’t bounce of the ground.”

“The Titleist boys do some great work and the irons have been really successful for me over the last year. Distance control has gotten better. Iron play has improved, so I can’t thank them enough.”

Of course, Thomas himself plays some one-off custom Titleist irons, too. At last year’s 2021 CJ Cup, Thomas debuted Titleist 621.JT irons that were constructed to have zero offset, and he used the irons to win the recent 2022 PGA Championship.

For all of GolfWRX’s recent content from the 2022 Genesis Scottish Open, check out the links below:

Stay tuned, because GolfWRX has a lot more on the way from Scotland!

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He played on the Hawaii Pacific University Men's Golf team and earned a Masters degree in Communications. He also played college golf at Rutgers University, where he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism.

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  1. Grammar Girl Mignon Fogarty

    Jul 8, 2022 at 1:58 am

    Billy Horschel and Justin Thomas have *BANDED* together recently…

    • Elton John

      Jul 9, 2022 at 12:08 pm

      You’re right. Justin’s the bottom.

  2. Brian

    Jul 7, 2022 at 10:39 am

    The more I see/hear of JT, the more I like him. When he first hit the Tour, I didn’t care for him for silly reasons…I just though he had a smug, punch-able face. He’s really grown on me.

    • Throat Puncher

      Jul 7, 2022 at 1:03 pm

      I’d like to punch him in the throat.

      • Jed

        Jul 7, 2022 at 9:30 pm

        That’s a bit silly.

        • Throat Puncher

          Jul 7, 2022 at 9:52 pm

          Yeah. You think silly, till you get punched in the throat Jed.

    • Professor

      Jul 8, 2022 at 10:45 am

      Agreed! He’s proven himself to be quite thoughtful and he’s definitely dedicated to his craft. He’s getting better each season. Of course, being mentored by the GOAT doesn’t hurt.

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Is Collin Morikawa switching putters at the 2022 Presidents Cup?

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The last time we saw Collin Morikawa tee it up in competition, he was using a 1-of-1 TaylorMade “CM Proto” prototype black blade-style putter.

 

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Throughout 2022, we’ve also seen Morikawa — who was 131st in strokes gained: putting last season — using a number of different putters, including a TaylorMade Spider GT Rollback mallet, and a TaylorMade TP Juno.

On Tuesday at the 2022 Presidents Cup, however, it appears Morikawa is switching things up again. This time, GolfWRX spotted him using a TaylorMade TP Soto with a short slant neck, a dot as the top line at address (he normally opts for a single white line), and it’s equipped with an LA Golf putter shaft.

Even at the Presidents Cup, Morikawa is continuing his putter search.

We’ll update this story with more information on why he switched when we speak to him on Wednesday. For now, enjoy the photos below!

See what GolfWRX members are saying about Collin’s putter in our forums.

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (9/21/22): Left handed Bettinardi SS7 putter

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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 left handed Bettinardi SS7 putter

From the seller (@ShankAaron): “Used LH Bettinardi SS7 putter. Stock loft/lie and plays at 35” (I think). Used as a shop demo and it has a couple of dings here and there, but the top line and face are clean. No headcover, but will ship protected. $225 + PP fees shipped.

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: Left handed Bettinardi SS7 putter

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 blades on the market today? – GolfWRXers discuss

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In our forums, our members have been discussing current blades on the market. WRXer ‘MrMccormack’ is on the hunt for a new set of irons and kicks off the thread saying:

“In the market for a new set of blades, and I figured I’d gauge the thoughts from you all. To start – I am not a fan of any major OEM’s current blade model. Mizuno, Taylormade, Titleist…you name it. I’m obviously being picky here, but who isn’t looking for the perfect shape?

I’ve started looking at JDM options, including Seven, Fujimoto, Kyeoi, Epon, etc. I’ve had a set of Miura 001’s, but I couldn’t stand the sole. The Seven MBs look perfect, but I think we all know about the price tag.

Curious about your opinions on the matter. Thanks for your help in advance!”

And our members have been sharing their thoughts and 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.

  • stephenmatt: “The Mizuno Pro 221s are the best looking, in my opinion.”
  • Lucho8: “Wilson Staff Blades.”
  • bodhi555: “If I had to get some new blades, I’d arrange a demo session with the following: Titleist 620 MB: Have tried them before and loved the feel and consistency. Not the softest blades known to man, but they perform well. – TM P7-TW: My assumption on these is that they’re the VR Pros with a TM badge on them, hence a fantastic set of irons. Heavier on price than the others, but I suspect I’d like them the most. -Ping Blueprint: Haven’t hit them, but I love the look of them, plus like the troll aspect of my first proper set of Pings (not hand-me-downs) being a set of blades. I’d also probably try some ZX Forged and the latest Vega have to offer just for reference purposes.”
  • KingTitus: “Currently gaming Callaway Apex MB 21’s. Great iron with a ton of forgiveness. Despite them producing great numbers for me, I continue to toy with the idea of putting a set of Miura MB-101s in the bag. Titleist 620MB’s are gorgeous as well.”

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