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Matsuyama’s Honest Assessment After Koepka’s Runaway Victory In Japan: “Language-Wise…There’s A Huge Gap Between Us”

(TIS) — In an honest assessment after finishing 10 shots back of Brooks Koepka at the Japan Tour’s Dunlop Phoenix event over the weekend, Hideki Matsuyama explained why he believes there is currently such a large disparity between his game and the reigning U.S. Open champion’s.

“Language-wise, I feel there’s a huge gap between us,” Matsuyama said to reporters. “As you know, English is his first language and mine is Japanese. That right there is worth at least 2 strokes aside.”

New Study Finds Hitting A Quick Bucket 20 Minutes Before Playing Actually Doesn’t Help At All

(TIS) — The USGA recently released results of their latest study aimed at the widely popular myth that going to the range prior to your round will actually help your game at the amateur level. The results: negative! “We know amateur golfers are lucky to get out and play once, maybe twice a week … and that’s factoring in zero practice,” said USGA CEO Mike Davis. “So the common response is to hit balls 20 minutes before tee off as if they think that’s actually going to help.”

Bridgestone Introduces New DriveGuard Run Flat Wedges, Promises To Drive Up To 50 Miles After A Puncture

The wedge market just got a little more interesting after Bridgestone unveiled their new DriveGuard Run Flat line on Tuesday. The company which most people associate with tires, promises that these wedges will drive up to 50 miles after a puncture … a feature no other manufacturer is currently offering. “When we were designing our new wedges, we took a look at the competition and decided to stay true to our roots,” said Zack Kupperbusch, Bridgestone’s head of golf club marketing. “Our Run Flat tires are some of the most popular on the road today so we applied that same technology to golf.”

Tour Pro Desperate For Attention Continues To Post Wildly Ignorant And Offensive Things On Social Media

(TIS) — In a desperate effort for attention, one Tour pro took to social media this past weekend to voice his opinion on a subject that he couldn’t be more wrong about. His motivation? Headlines. “Come on, the media today is a joke. I could gain close to 1,000 followers today alone just by saying something stupidly offensive because y’all are going to make a headline out of it,” he said looking anxiously at his phone continuously checking his notifications. “See … what a rush!”

Bernhard Langer Attempts To Steal Charles Schwab Cup Trophy After Record-Breaking Season 

(TIS) — 2017 was a year to remember for Bernhard Langer. The 60-year-old ageless German put together one of the finest PGA Tour Champions seasons on record winning seven times (a 26% clip) including three majors (he now has 10 total, the most ever for guys 50+) and led the money list by a remarkable $1 million. Some would even call it Tiger-esque. However, nobody could predict what was about to unfold on Sunday at the Charles Schwab Cup Championship.

Rickie Confuses Mayakoba For Spring Break Destination, Struggles To Keep Shirt On At OHL Classic

(TIS) — Rickie Fowler got his 2017-18 campaign underway south of the border this week at the OHL Classic at Mayakoba. While his game is looking sharp, according to the 28-year-old, it’s been a struggle to keep his shirt on. “Yeah, I mean the swing feels good and I’m rolling it well. That’s all you can really ask for out of the gate,” said Fowler after posting a bogey-free 6-under 65 on Thursday. “I think the only thing holding me back from going super low is this damn shirt.”