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Photos from the Honda Classic



GolfWRX is live from the Honda Classic, the first leg of the PGA Tour’s “Florida Swing.”

The tournament takes place at PGA National’s Champion Course in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla., host course of the 1983 Ryder Cup and 1987 PGA Championship. The course is known for its famed “Bear Trap,” a three hole stretch of holes that take their name from Jack “The Golden Bear” Nicklaus, who redesigned the course in 2002.

The Bear Trap includes No. 15 (a par 3), No. 16 (a par 4) and No. 17 (a par 4). All four holes involve water, sand and have led to several big numbers from Tour players over the years.

Check out the inside the ropes photos we’ve snapped so far. Photos will be added every day, so be sure to check back.

Monday: Lucas Glover, Scotty Cameron putters, TaylorMade putters, Bettinardi Putters, Rife Putters, Odyssey Putters, John Huh, John Mallinger, Charlie Beljan, Doug LaBelle II, Harris English, Kevin Na, Ryo Ishikawa, Lee Williams, Will Claxton and more!

Honda Classic Photos: Monday Part 1

Tuesday: James Hahn, David Mathis, Kevin Na, Sean O’Hair, Scott Gardiner, Ken Duke, Nicholas Thompson, Stuart Appleby, Freddie Jacobson, Brian Gay, Mike Weir, Trevor Immelman, Justin Rose, David Lingermeth, Charlie Beljan, a Raider helicopter, Colt Knost, Lee Westwood, Jonas Blixt, William McGirt, Paul Casey, John Mallinger, Ricky Barnes, Charles Howell III with a SuperStroke Flatso Mid putter grip and more!

Honda Classic Photos: Tuesday Part 1

Honda Classic Photos: Tuesday Part 2

Wednesday: Michael Bradley, A BMW M6, Jonas Blixt, Stuart Appleby, Ben Crane, Keegan Bradley, Ernie Els, Troy Matteson, Matt Jones, Richard Lee, Tiger Woods, Sean Foley, Rickey Fowler, Bud Cauley, Sean O’Hair, Paul Casey, Jesper Parnevik, Johnson Wagner, Lee Westwood, Ben Crane, Brendon De Jonge, Mark Wilson, Kevin Na, Louis Oosthuizen, Rory McIlroy, Keegan Bradley, Justin Rose, Billy Horshel, Sang Moon Bae, Brian Stuard, Steven Bowditch, Ben Kohles, William McGirt, Martin Kaymer, Justin Leonard, Graeme McDowell, Scott Stallings, Jin Park, Ryo Ishikawa, Kevin Stadler, Tom Gillis, Boo Weekly, Scott Gardiner, Matteo Manassero, Henrik Stenson, Vaughn Taylor, Ted Potter Jr., Geoff Ogilvie, Charles Howell III, Jason Dufner, Y.E. Yang, John Huh, Kevin Stadler, Cameron Percy and more!

Honda Classic Photos: Wednesday Part 1

Honda Classic Photos: Wednesday Part 2

Honda Classic Photos: Wednesday Part 3

Honda Classic Photos: Wednesday Part 4

Honda Classic Photos: Wednesday Part 5

Honda Classic Photos: Wednesday Part 6

Thursday: Tiger Woods, Dustin Johnson, Louis Oosthuizen, Justin Rose, Charles Howell III, Jeff Maggert, Bud Cauley, Greg Owen, Sean O’Hair, Stephen Ames, Martin Kaymer, Charl Schwartzel, Russell Henley, Lucas Glover, Jonas Blixt, Henrik Stenson, Chris Stroud, Kevin Na, Lee Westwood, Jesper Parnevik, Ernie Els, Rory McIlroy, Gary Woodland, Ted Potter Jr., Scott Stallings, Camilo Villegas, Stewart Cink, Brian Gay, Robert Allenby, Keegan Bradley, Rickie Fowler, Geoff Ogilvy, John Huh, Wes Short Jr., Mark Wilson, Lee Williams, Justin Hicks, Billy Horschel and more!

Honda Classic Photos: Thursday Part 1

Honda Classic Photos: Thursday Part 2

Honda Classic Photos: Thursday Part 3

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Photos from the 2022 FedEx St. Jude Championship



GolfWRX is on site for the first event of the 2022 FedEx Cup Playoffs: the FedEx St. Jude Championship at TPC Southwind.

5 general albums are assembled for your viewing pleasure along with some awesome WITBs — Scottie Scheffler, Justin Thomas, and Rory McIlroy, included.

Additionally, we have a bevy of putters and some very cool putter covers for you to check out in our special galleries this week.

Check out links to all our photos from Memphis, below!

General Albums

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WOTW: Joohyung Kim’s Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph “Panda”



The Wyndham Championship gave a young pro, Joohyung Kim, his first PGA Tour win! Kim shot a 61 in the final round to win by five strokes at Sedgefield Country Club in North Carolina. Kim was presented with the silver trophy that he held high while wearing a discontinued Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Chronograph “Panda.”

WOTW Specs

Name: Audemars Piguet Royal Oak Selfwinding Chronograph
Reference: 26331ST.OO.1220ST.03
Limited: No
Date: 2017 – 2022
Case: Stainless Steel
Bezel: Stainless Steel
Dial: Silver Toned Grande Tapisserie
Size: 41mm
Movement: Calibre 2385, 37 Jewels
Power Reserve: 40 Hours
Glass: Saphire Crystal
Waterproof: 50 Meters
Bracelet: Stainless Steel Royal Oak
Price: $24,500 (~$60,000)

Audemars Piguet, sometimes referred to as just AP, was founded in 1875 by Jules Audemars and Edward Piguet. As one of the largest and most respected names in luxury watchmaking, they are still family owned to this day. Paul-Edward Piguet is the great-grandson of Edward and on the board of directors, ensuring the 147-year-old company holds true.

Audemars Piguet was in rough financial shape back back in 1970 with quartz movement watches taking over the industry. Quartz movements are more accurate and far cheaper than mechanical ones, offering precision timepieces to the masses. In 1972, Audemars Piguet looked to one of the most famous watch designers, Gerald Genta, to create a piece that would save the company. Genta did not disappoint, creating one of the most iconic watches ever in the Royal Oak. Introduced in 1972, the Royal Oak was larger and more expensive than any other stainless steel sports watch in history.

The Royal Oak Chronograph that Kim is wearing was introduced in 1972 and looks like it was discontinued earlier this year. The case is made from stainless steel and measures in at 41mm across. On the right side of the case is the crown and 2 pushers to run the chronograph sub dials. The caseback is solid stainless steel, with an etched Royal Oak logo, and held down with 8 screws. On top of the case is the iconic 8-sided Royal Oak bezel, crafted in matching stainless steel. The top of the bezel has a brushed finish and contains 8 hex screws that hold it in place.

The dial is again a legendary AP design, the Grande Tapisserie texture. Grande Tapisserie is raised squares with some texture that looks like very fine milling marks on it. That dial is done in a Silver Tone that looks more white in the light. White gold hour markers and hands add some more luxury to the watch and should keep its color for years to come. Three black sub dials are arranged at 3, 6, and 9 o’clock for timing minutes and hours along with the pushers on the side.

Inside the Panda is a self-winding automatic movement designed and built in house by Audemars Piguet. The Calibre 2358 is based off of a Frédéric Piguet caliber 1185 that was originally designed in 1988. The 2358 features 40 hours of power reserve and contains 37 jewels. The 2358 has been used in quite a few timepieces and could be considered a workhorse for Audemars Piguet.

The bracelet was designed to flow perfectly with the case when Genta first designed it. The Royal Oak bracelet is crafted from stainless steel and the full width lugs are held together with 2 smaller links. The outside of bracelet is finished in a brushed look while the beveled edges are polished to a mirror-like look. The clasp features a twin trigger release with and thick steel swing arms for durability. An AP logo on the claps is the only way you can really tell it is there, almost invisible.

The Panda looks like it was discontinued this year and prices have been slowly increasing since then. If you would like one of these very popular watches, expect to pay around $60,000 in the current market.

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Tour Rundown: Buhai in the sky, 27 for the 20-year-old



Major championship season came to a close with a final winner in 76 holes at Muirfield. The last regular season concluded on the PGA Tour, with a front-nine 27 and a 20-year-old winner. Another playoff featured on the Tour Champions, and two more events brought stirring resolutions on Korn Ferry and DP World Tour. Snap your fingers and it’s August. Three weeks from now, we’ll have a FedEx Cup champion. Let’s take a walk down memory lane and learn a bit about our five champions in this week’s Tour Rundown.

LPGA/Ladies European Tour: Buhai in the sky after playoff win

Ashleigh Buhai has been at the LPGA grind since 2014. Her storied amateur career translated into 15 wins on the South African and European circuits, but when she moved stateside nearly a decade ago, the wins stopped coming. On Saturday evening, on the heels of a Saturday 64 at Muirfield, Buhai found herself in possession of a five-shot advantage, and in the British Open, no less! No finer place to break through for a win, or break a heart.

For most of Sunday, it looked like the later would be Buhai’s plight. She stood one-over par through 14 holes, while In Gee Chun posted three birdies on the front nine, to narrow the gap to one. Chun gave two back at 10 and 12, but then the script fell out when Buhai mad a triple-bogey seven at the 15th to fall into a tie. The pair would par in to the clubhouse, and return to the 18th tee to decide matters.

Pars, then bogeys, then pars again, and Buhai-Chun returned to the demanding par four once more. Faced with a long, greenside bunker recovery, Buhai dug deep into her South African roots, where great bunker play is like skating in Canada. She splashed out to about 14 inches, made the putt for par, and collected her first major title and LPGA victory. Ahh, those East Lothian nights!

PGA Tour: 27 for the 20-year old leads to Kim win

As Nick Faldo took a bow in his final telecast for the PGA Tour, Joohyung Kim made his own waist bend, and collected a first tour title, fresh out of his teens. You’ll no doubt read that Kim began the 2022 Wyndham with a quadruple bogey. We’ll not get into that, because no one needs to disect that sort of cadaver. What Kim did over the subsequent, 71 holes is what deserves attention. 25 birdies, three bogies, and one mighty eagle were enough to push the young Korean to a 61 on Sunday, and a one-shot victory.

For a time, it seemed that Kim’s countryman, Sungjae Im, or American John Huh, might figure in the outcome. Kim put that notion to rest with an impossible 27 on Sunday’s front nine. That’s right: Kim averaged three shots per hole over the first half of the final round. He made four at the first, which might have felt like a birdie after Thursday’s eight on the same hole. He balanced that with a two at the fourth, and made threes the rest of the way.

A solitary bogey, just his third of the week, stalled his progress at the tenth. Pars and birdies the rest of the way ensured a five-shot cushion over Im and Huh. What was I doing at 20? Who knows. What were any of us doing at 20?

DP World Tour: Shinkwin secures second title on big stage

Despite what the caption says for the video below, Callum Shinkwin was not at the peak of his powers on Sunday. He did post a fourth, consecutive round under par; the only man in the field to do so, in fact. That round of 70 was just one shot below par, and was comprised of seven pars, six birdies, and five bogeys. Round four was something of a ratatouille for the Englishman, but he was able to steer the ship through choppy waters, and ultimately come out with a four-shot win over Scotland’s Connor Syme.

Syme had a week of his own, save for a second-day 73. The highlander (well, Fife) needed perfection on Sunday at Celtic Manor, but was unable to find it. The former Ryder Cup venue, site of a European side triumph, played tough as nails all week, but it did offer a bit of respite at moments. The Cazoo win was Shinkwin’s second on the DP World Tour. The tour moves from Wales to Northern Ireland this week, and Shinkwin certainly hopes that Galgorm Castle will be as hospitable as was Celtic Manor.

Korn Ferry Tour: Only low numbers need apply as Kozan kollects korn

Andrew Kozan played his college golf at Auburn University. This week in Utah, he made the Tiger faithful proud with bookend 63s for a first KFT laurel. The only motto this week was Go Low or Don’t Go. 13 golfers posted 18-under or better and, with the victory coming at -21, there were a lot of players in the mix for a long time.

Third-round leader Mark Anderson started off well, with birdies on three of the first seven holes. The wheels came off as he rounded the turn, where three bogies dropped him from the lead. Anderson would recover with two more birdies coming home. On a day when eight and nine-birdie cards were the norm, his work would not carry him home.

Justin Suh, Patrick Fishburn, and Ashton Van Horne tied for second, a shot behind Kozan. Each posted a marvelous, Sunday score (63, 64, 64, respectively) but each also had a bogey on his sheet. Kozan did as well, at the par-four eighth, but when all the ink had dried and the shots were tallied, he was one shot clear of the trio, and on the podium for his first, important professional win.

PGA Tour Champions: Kelly keeps Huston at bay in Calgary

Guys like Hale Irwin and Bernhard Langer brought multiple major titles and sizable PGA Tour win totals to the senior circuit. Guys like Jerry Kelly found a spotlight they hadn’t known on the young-uns circuit. While Kelly won thrice on the early tour, the wins came early and middle, but not after 2009. Kelly arrive on Tour Champions in 2016, seven years after his third and final, regular-group win. He won twice in 2017, and nothing would hold him back.

This week in Calgary, Jerry Kelly won his third event of the 2022 campaign, and second in a playoff. In June, Kelly dispatched Kirk Triplett in a playof in Iowa. Triplett held the overnight lead on Saturday, and rematch was in the offing. Triplett faded on Sunday, and the drama was left to Kelly and one-time Tour Champions winner John Huston to settle matters.

The first playoff hole was the par-five 18th, and Kelly found a way to sneak an approach in to about seven feet. The putt wobbled at first, then straightened out into the hole, and the man from Wisconsin (aka Canada South) had his eleventh win on the seasonsed citizens tour, and third in three months.

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