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Here’s what happened when Tiger recently hit his driver from 2000

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Tiger Woods may not be able to walk at 100 percent right now, but he can still drive the ball longer than he ever has. At 46-years-old, modern technology has aided the 15-time major champion in his ability to keep up with the younger players on Tour.

While appearing on Another Golf Podcast this week, Tiger discussed the advancement of golf equipment and how it’s impacted his game.

“Right now, I’m actually driving longer than I did in my prime. And that’s all due to technology.”

According to Woods, the golf ball is a major reason why he can hit it farther in 2022 than he could in 2000.

“The ball has changed so much, going from that spinny thing that we used to play when I grew up. Back then, players would need to put golf balls in their pocket to warm them up because ‘warm golf balls, they would go further.’”

Woods also talked about how he recently pulled out his driver from the year 2000, when he was playing arguably the greatest golf of any player in the history of the sport.

“It was a 43-and-a-half-inch steel. I swear to God when I hit my 3, it went further than that.”

That driver was the Titleist 975D. In 2000, he was second in driving distance averaging 298 yards and hit 71.2 percent of the fairways.

If Woods could just get his leg to cooperate, he still has the distance and shot making to contend on the PGA Tour.

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Delta Airlines issue apology after video of employees mishandling golf bags goes viral

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This week, a video of Delta Airlines employees mishandling the golf bags of the East Tennessee State men’s golf team went viral.

The official team X account posted the video, captioned “Nice of @Delta to handle our clubs with such care…”

The video already has more than 8 million views on X.

In response, Delta issued an apology to the golf team.

“We apologize to the ETSU Golf team and ask for a mulligan on how their equipment was handled. We’re in direct contact with the Bucs to ensure they have what they need to successfully compete in the NCAAs.” Anthony Black, Delta Airlines spokesperson.

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Ben An shares his thoughts on LIV pros not being able to play in the Presidents Cup

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While speaking with GolfWRX, Ben An discussed whether or not he believes LIV players should be allowed to play in the Presidents Cup.

“Well, it would be a great addition to the team, but I feel like we’re missing Cam (Smith), (Joaquin) Niemann and maybe Dean Burmester. He’s been playing great and I saw last week he was playing some good golf.”

An added that the absence of the LIV pros is also a blow to the U.S. side as well, but that the rules are the rules.

“But, you know, it’s just the, just the rules of now, right? You know, it sucks for not having the team, but it’s kind of the same for the U.S. team, right? They’re missing a few players as well.

“We need to have a win in our national team, but it’s up to Mike and the PGA tour to decide. So it’s run by the PGA Tour, not the PGA of America, like the Ryder Cup.”

However, An stated that he doesn’t expect any changes to the rules for the upcoming 2024 Presidents Cup.

“So, you know, as of now, I mean, this year, I don’t see it happening. But hopefully, like I said, we’ll figure something out, we’ll figure this merger, or something out in the next few years and hopefully see them in the team because they, like you said, they’re great players, they will miss out.

“But I think even the teams we have right now, I think it’s pretty good. Playing in Canada will help us this year, you know, we’ll see what happens…We’ll miss them, but hopefully we have a strong enough team to compete against the U.S. team this year.”

Check out the interview in full below.

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Xander Schauffele reveals how his group chat ribbed Scottie Scheffler following arrest

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After Xander Schauffele’s wire-to-wire victory he went on Barstool Sports’ “Pardon My Take” to discuss his first major championship victory.

Among the other topics explored was Scottie Scheffler’s arrest on Friday of the tournament.

Schauffele shared that Scheffler received some friendly ribbing from the members of their group chat about the world number one’s mugshot.

Xander added that the group chat includes himself, Scheffler, Gary Woodland, Patrick Cantlay, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas.

One of the co-hosts, PFT Commenter, told Schauffele that they should have changed the group photo in the chat to Scheffler’s mug shot photo, to which Xander replied that they already had.

“You gotta change the picture of that group chat to the mug shot,” PFT said.

“Obviously that happened,” Xander replied.

Despite the stress that the arrest undoubtedly caused Scottie, he clearly is keeping his sense of humor about the situation.

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