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Golf: “$28 for a freakin beer??????"

Over at bunkered the headline reads, “Justin Thomas calls out crazy beer prices at US PGA”
Note that in NZ dollars this currently converts to $NZ 44.41.

Golf: Tiger And The Tax Man

‘The 15-time major champion is estimated to have earned around $60 million last year, leading to a tax bill of around $65k per day, or $23.5 million per year.’ That’s from Jason Daniels who head his post, ‘The estimated tax Tiger Woods pays per day revealed’.

Golf: DeChambeau: The Stuff of Shakespeare

“This is the stuff of Shakespeare, not the sports page. I don’t think DeChambeau knows how to dial anything back, and doing so would be a kind of concession he is loathe to make. I think he’ll keep going 100 mph and let the chips fall where they may.”

Golf: Augusta National: “Never was a great golf course.”

Over at National Club Golfer, Alex Perry’s headline reads, ‘It looks like Tyrrell Hatton's next Masters invite may get lost in the post’ and follows it up with, ‘The Englishman had a woeful weekend at the season’s first major – and Augusta Nati

Golfers Get A (Better) Grip

‘The Golf Pride CPX grip is a genuinely outstanding addition to any bag.

Golf: Seven-Wood Just For Sissies?

Over at the GolfWX forum the question is, ‘Should I add a 7-wood?’ And because I recalled hearing  at the Players Championship that Bubba Watson is using a 7-wood and for sure he’s no sissy I decided to investigate the matter by Googling and found Golfweek

Golf: Scott A Sleeper at Sawgrass

It was while reading Mark Townsend’s article, ‘'We fish out 65,000 balls a year at the 17th!' A 2021 talk with Brian Riddle the head professional at TPC Sawgrass. I noted this Q & A.

Golf: Tiger’s Not So Fatal Flaw

“I told this to a few people - I’ve taught over 200 touring pros, and the worst player at taking it from the driving range to the golf course that I ever coached was Tiger Woods.”
That’s from Hank Haney reflecting on the time he coached Tiger Woods.

Golf: Jordan Spieth’s Cliffhanger From Up High

‘'He (his caddie) Tried To Talk Me Out Of It Three Times' - Spieth Explains That Cliffhanger Shot’.

Golf: 'Obnoxious greed'

‘There are other examples of what Mickelson clearly sees as golf’s equivalent of “intellectual property.” During the 2010 Masters, he famously hit a shot from the pine straw to the 13th green at Augusta National.