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Even Zach Johnson couldn’t help but crack up at this Fred Couples-related question in his Ryder Cup presser

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Zach Johnson’s wildcard selections for this year’s Ryder Cup stirred plenty of debate, and on the eve of the event, the U.S. Ryder Cup captain again has people talking about his foursome pairings for Friday morning.

Johnson has decided to sit the likes of Brooks Koepka, Jordan Spieth, and Justin Thomas for the opening session, instead opting to throw Ryder Cup rookie Sam Burns into the deep end from the start.

Before Zach made his wildcard selections, vice-captain Fred Couples revealed that Cam Young “will be in Italy,” and this week he stated that Thomas and Spieth will likely play all four sessions. Neither statement was true.

At his presser on Thursday ahead of the tournament, a reporter brought this up with Zach, leading to an amusing exchange between the media member and Johnson. 

“Zach, light-hearted question,” began the reporter “but Fred Couples famously said that Cam Young would definitely be on your team and then he said earlier this week that JT and Jordan would play all four sessions.”

“Are you just using him to spread disinformation?”

Cue laughter from everyone in the room, including Zach, who wittily responded by saying: “Well, I mean, maybe you shouldn’t believe everything Fred says.”

A nice little bit of levity before the battle commences tomorrow morning.

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TaylorMade files lawsuit against Costco over new Kirkland irons

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TaylorMade is suing Costco over its Kirkland irons, which the company alleges is false advertising and a copyright infringement.

According to Golf.com, TaylorMade alleges “the iron’s design infringes on several patents tied to the company’s popular P790 iron that has a similar hollow-cavity design.”

The Kirkland irons sold out shortly after being released on the Costco website, with an affordable $499 price tag attracting buyers who were looking for quality irons without breaking the bank.

The complaint states: “The accused products copy many features and technologies from TaylorMade’s P790 irons and the asserted patents. Costco’s website notes that the accused products are ‘are built for distance and forgiveness with a stainless steel body, injected urethane insert, and an internal tungsten weight for optimal launch, forgiveness, and playability.’”

“The statement by Defendants that the accused products contain an ‘injected urethane insert’ is literally false, or in the alternative, is misleading and, on information and belief, has actually deceived or has a tendency to deceive consumers in a way that influences purchasing decisions,” the complaint states. “Defendants’ false statements are material to purchasing decisions because they falsely or misleadingly suggest that the accused products have features found on premium clubs such as the Taylor Made P790. Defendants’ false advertising has misled golf journalists and customers to believe the accused products are similar to or equivalent to the TaylorMade P790.”

The complaint was filed in the Southern District of California with a jury trial being demanded.

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Report: Tour pros believe Anthony Kim will be making his return to professional golf at this event

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According to multiple reports including a post on X from Barstool Sports’ Daniel Rapaport, former PGA Tour star Anthony Kim will be making a comeback to professional golf.

Rumors of a Kim return have been swirling for a while now, but it wasn’t clear whether he’d be using past champion exemptions on the PGA Tour or if he’d join LIV Golf. It appears he’s opted for the latter with plans to make his debut at LIV Jeddah in early February.

Kim would be playing as an individual and not on a team for whichever LIV events he plays in 2024.

It’s been twelve years since fans have seen “AK” tee it up, with many believing a return for the star was out of the realm of possibility.

Kim had a quick rise in the golf rankings and was the 6th ranked player in the world at just 23-years-old. He had three PGA Tour wins from 2008-2010 and played a pivotal role in the United States 2008 Ryder Cup victory, beating Sergio Garcia 5&4 in the first Sunday singles match at Valhalla. He also went 3-1 in the 2009 Presidents Cup.

Kim is now 38 and it’s unclear how well he will be able to play after so much time away from the game, but there’s little doubt that fans will be tuning in to see for themselves.

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You’d never guess who featured on the 1989 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am program cover

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In 1989, the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am had an interesting cover star.

According to the PGA Tour Communications account, the Peanuts creator, Charles Schultz, was a huge fan of golf and even played in the event.

Things have certainly changed recently with the format but plenty of celebrities will still tee it up in the event on Thursday and Friday.

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