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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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WITB Time Machine: Tiger Woods, 2017 Hero World Challenge

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Following a 10-month layoff and his then-fourth back surgery, Tiger Woods teed it up at the 2017 Hero World Challenge. Tiger finished 9th in the event, 10 strokes behind Rickie Fowler, but the 15-time major champion 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.

Woods was expected to return to action at this week’s competition — making his first start since The Open Championship in July where he missed the cut. However, he announced Monday he was withdrawing owing to plantar fasciitis in his right foot.

Tiger Woods WITB 2017 Hero World Challenge

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

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

Ball: Bridgestone Tour B XS

Grips: Golf Pride Tour Velvet Cord

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Coolest thing for sale in the GolfWRX Classifieds (11/28/22): TEI3 Scotty Cameron Del Mar Long Slant

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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 TEI3 Scotty Cameron Del Mar Long Slant

From the seller (@TaylorMadeHunter1): “Restore completed by the Scotty Shop. New Grip. Shaft band from the Scotty Shop . Includes Scotty Shop box and Club Bag. 34”. I bought this with intentions to game it but life happens and now I need some cash.  You will not find a Long Slant TeI3 in this condition for a lower price anywhere. $700.”

To check out the full listing in our BST forum, head through the link: TEI3 Scotty Cameron Del Mar Long Slant 

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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Akshay Bhatia WITB 2022 (November)

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Driver: Callaway Rogue ST (9 degrees @8)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 7 X

3-wood: Callaway Rogue ST Max (15 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 8 X

Hybrid: Callaway Apex UW (19 degrees)
Shaft: Fujikura Ventus Black 10 X

Irons: Callaway X Forged UT (22 degrees), Callaway Apex TCB (5-PW)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125

Wedges: Callaway Jaws Raw (50-10S, 54-10S, 60-08C)
Shafts: KBS $-Taper 125

Putter: Odyssey 2-Ball Ten (long)
Grip: SuperStroke Traxion Tour long

Grips: Iomic

More photos of Akshay Bhatia’s WITB in the forums.

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