A few years ago I published an article comparing bentgrass to bermudagrass greens. I had just walked off a course in which the bermudagrass was young and rock hard. It was the complete opposite of bentgrass greens. Suffice it to saw, I was not happy. I vowed that bentgrass was far superior to bermudagrass. So, what makes bentgrass greens so great?
9:43 – We will see Rose and Woodland with Koepka and Reavie right in front of them. I am certain most of the golfing world would love to see Brooks make it closer. Gary Woodland will face a lot of pressure tomorrow and will likely drop shots here and there. If Brooks is right on his heels, it will make Woodland think a lot more.
The coverage will start at 12:30 on FS1. I will be off and on updating on this page.
10:11 – Enough golf for me for the day. Looks like it will be Woodland and Rose in the final group with Louis and Rory a group ahead of them.
10:00 – If Woodland can par #9 with his ball in a divot this will be amazing. It is cold, late and the ball isn’t flying. Let’s see what he can do. Well, there you go. He is on the green and will likely two putt for a one shot lead going into Saturday. No way! Woodland birdies from a mile away. He shoots a 65 and leads at -9. What a fantastic birdie.
If you have watched some of the PGA Tour tournaments in October and November of 2018, you have likely seen Cameron Champ drill his driver over 400 yards on several par 5s. He has also averaged over 330 yards off the tee with a swing speed around 130 miles per hour. So, how does he generate so much speed and hit it so far?
Cameron Champ has made a name for himself during the last tournaments of 2018 which are the 2019 FedEx Cup season. He has pounded several drives over 400 yards and his driving average is around 330 yards. He is also coming through at impact with a swing speed in excess of 130 mph. If you are searching for the driver he is hitting, it does not mean it will add distance to your drive. Your golf swing will. If you can swing at 130 mph and hit the ball square, you too will hit it well over 300. If you can’t work on your swing, not your equipment. That said, Cameron Champ hits the Ping G400 Max driver.
Note that Cameron Champ also has a custom shaft that you likely cannot even fathom imaginable. Most amateurs have a swing speed around 85 to 90 mph so do not think the Ping G400 Max is going to add 40 yards to your drive.
Beginning in January 2019, world golf #1 (right now) is switching from Taylormade irons and wedges to Honma. At this point, it looks like his contract will allow him to play any type of woods and driver which likely means he will stick with Taylormade, but who knows. We are also uncertain of the type of ball Rose will be required to play. Both Honma and Taylormade make golf balls for PGA Tour pros.
If you were wondering, some Honma irons have gone for as much as $75,000. You can go on eBay and find a set of Honma irons for as little as $275 and as much as $50,000. Not bad.
3:44 – Kuchar leaves himself with three feet for the win. A little bit of drama to end this final round. He will mark and think about it. Kuch brushes it in and wins the Mayakoba Classic.
3:35 – Kuch hits one to the middle of the fairway on 18. Middle of the green and a two putt par and Kuch walks away with his first victory in several years.
3:31 – Kuchar two putts for par and will take a one shot lead into 18. Danny Lee has a birdie try to match Kuchar. He leaves it out to the right and didn’t give it a chance. Now he has to hope Kuchar bogeys 18. “You are not giving this one to your buddy is a Saturday Nassau.”
Rickie Fowler has the Cobra KING F9 SPEEDBACK in the back for the 2019 FedEx Cup season. We will see him use it at the end of 2018 and throughout all of 2019. It looks like a neon yellow or light green when he takes the clubhead cover off to tee it. Here it is: