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Semi-retired LPGA star reveals impressive victory over Cam Smith

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In a year that saw Cameron Smith win the Sentry Tournament of Champions, The Players Championship, the 150th Championship at St. Andrews and last week’s Fortinet Australian PGA Championship, we finally have a defeat for the Australian superstar.

At the Australian Open this week at Victoria Golf Club in Melbourne, Karrie Webb, who’s also playing in the tournament in which the men’s and women’s competition will take place simultaneously, revealed that she challenged Smith to a match prior to this year’s Open.

Webb has won the Australian Open five times and challenged Smith to a game at her home course in the U.S. The pair bet a bottle of wine on the match.

“He brought over a bottle of Grange – if he’d told me on the first tee that was what we were playing for I probably wouldn’t have played so good.” The 47-year-old Webb said.

“I had him sign the bottle and said I’m not going to drink this until one of us wins a big tournament and then two weeks later he did (at the Open) so now we’ve got to have a drink to celebrate.”

Despite them not getting the entire round in, Smith fell to the Aussie veteran.

“I was ahead when we got rained out, so he paid up,” 

Smith is looking to become the first golfer since Greg Chalmers in 2011 to win both the Australian PGA and Australian Open.

“I haven’t won one of these yet and this has been on my radar now for a long time,” the world No.3 Smith said.

“I’ve been close a few times and haven’t quite got it done, so no better week than to win one in Melbourne.

“The plan was to come down here (to Australia) and win both of them and I ticked one box. Hopefully I can do one more this week.

“It would be a really nice way to finish off a really good year.”

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Bryson’s current situation with Cobra revealed as he uses TaylorMade driver at Saudi International

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At this week’s Saudi International, Bryson DeChambeau surprised golf fans by putting TaylorMade’s Stealth Plus 2 driver in the bag. Bryson has been a long time staffer at Cobra Golf and it was a shock to see the 28-year-old with a driver from a different OEM to begin his season.

 

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Per Dan Rapaport of Barstool Sports, a Cobra rep has confirmed that Bryson is simply out of contract with the brand, but that the two parties are currently in discussion about this year and the future.

In our forums, our members have been discussing the changeup from DeChambeau, but make sure to check out the entire discussion and have your say at the link below.

  • FifeRiviera: “Honestly Cobra woods are the single most underrated pieces of equipment on the market.”
  • Lacey Underall: “Just my guess – everyone on LIV will be an equipment free agent soon.”
  • KimmerBH: “Never been a fan of Bryson but I do miss seeing him play every week along with some others that went to LIV. He was definitely entertaining to watch, I’ll give him that.”

Entire Thread: “Bryson using Taylormade Stealth Plus 2 driver at Saudi International; Current situation with Cobra”

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‘Sums up my life in the golf industry’ – Paige Spiranac on polarizing Phil Mickelson tweet

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After a long break from Twitter, Phil Mickelson was extremely active on Twitter yesterday. His resurgence resulted in the golf world reacting for most of the day.

Paige Spiranac used one of Phil’s tweets to “sum up” what it was like to be a female in the golf industry.

The tweet seemed to be a joke, and to be clear the tweet Phil shared wasn’t directed towards Spiranac, yet some Lefty detractors weighed in calling the tweet “misogynistic.”

The full context of the tweet is here:

We can be sure that as long as Mickelson is this active on Twitter, the app will be buzzing with golf personalities and their reactions.

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‘The hypocrisy is astounding’ – Phil Mickelson takes aim at RBC for missing logo at Saudi International

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This morning, Cameron Young played the first round of this week’s Saudi International at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club.

As noticed by Twitter user “EPatGolf”, the 25-year-old PGA Tour player was missing the RBC logo that is typically on his sleeve.

Patterson speculated that the reason for the missing logo was RBC’s reluctance to be associated with golf being played in Saudi Arabia.

Never a stranger to controversy, Phil Mickelson weighed in on the topic, accusing RBC of hypocrisy.

Mickelson has been extremely active on Twitter lately and replied to a Danny Woodhead tweet just a short while ago about a potential LIV vs PGA Tour match with Tiger Woods and Phil as captains, even managing a little dig at his long-time foe.

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