Topgolfgears Morning 9: Bellerive’s greens will be a story | Tiger’s life-changing drive | JT’s game-changing driver
August 7, 2018
Good Tuesday morning, golf fans.
1. Bellerive’s greens will be a story
Oh, good. But really, it has to be tough to get it right in St. Louis in August, and the PGA is doing everything in its power.
2. The solo car trip that changed Tiger’s life
3. Dialing in his driver was key to Justin Thomas’ dominant Firestone performance
It’s always interesting to see how players transition into new equipment; even more when they do so to massive success.
Titleist Tour Rep J.J. VanWezenbeeck had this to say about Justin Thomas’ move to the new TS3 driver.
According to Golf Digest’s E. Michael Johnson, “The numbers were so good Thomas even gave the driver its own code name, playing off the TS designation. Thomas referred to the driver as “The S**t,” which in golf slang is high praise, indeed.”
4. Speeder Evolution V spotting
On Monday at the 2018 PGA Championship,a new Fujikura Speeder 757 Evolution V shaft – the fifth generation Speeder Evolution.
5. Is Tiger running out of gas?
Rex Hoggard begs the question: “Just how much gas does Woods have left in the tank?”
“Statistics backed up the fatigue factor, as his measured swing speed continues to decrease:
* 122.6 mph (Quail Hollow)
* 119.4 mph (Players)
* 118.5 mph (Memorial)
* 118.0 mph (Quicken Loans)
* Sunday at Firestone, he clocked in at 117.7 mph
6. Smylie on social
Smylie Kaufman, once one of the most active and revealing pros on social media, has had enough amidst a terrible season.
7. ZJ x 2
Here’s an interesting (or perhaps not) bit of trivia ahead of the PGA Championship: there will be two Zach Johnsons in the field…creating the opportunity for you to wager on the low Zach Johnson (probably not).
8. The cricketer and the golf mishap
England bowler James Anderson saw his shot cannon into a tree root and hits him in the face. Indeed, he saw it up close.
Glad he’s OK.
9. Who wears (short) shorts?
Blasphemous as the site of male professional golfers’ legs may be to some, they were on full display at Bellerive, as the PGA permits shorts in practice rounds.