Here’s a round-up of five golf grams we came across today, including Callaway’s claim to be the “#1 selling Driver, Fairway Wood, Hybrid, Iron and Putter” in golf; Justin Thomas‘ 26th birthday; Rory McIlroy’s little balancing act; some sweet pics of Genzon Golf Club – the host course of the Volvo China Open; and a memory-lane clip of The King Arnold Palmer draining a lengthy putt.
Callaway is #1?
Callaway claims to be (without evidence!) the top-selling golf equipment brand, year to date. Even the emoji seems surprised by this claim. (BTW: That was a little jab at the fake news goons!)
Justin Thomas is 26
Justin Thomas won his 9th PGA Tour title last August at Firestone. This gave him eight months to win one more time before turning 26. While he almost pulled it off at Riviera (before blowing it late), JT hit the 2-6 mark on Monday, April 29 with the same nine titles he held last summer, and was unable to join Jack, Tiger, Spieth, and Rory as a member of the 25 and under club with double digit PGA Tour Ws.
Speaking of Rory, birthdays and titles, the Northern Irishman turns 30 this Saturday, and he’ll hit the the big 3-0 holding the same number of major championships he held at the age of 25. To all you Rory bots: oopsie!
Far East Golf
A look at some beautiful photos of Genzon Golf Club – the course hosting this year’s (communist) China Volvo Open. (Swipe right (not left) for slideshow)
The King Sinks It
A great memory-lane clip of Arnold Palmer at the 2012 Insperity Invitational’s celebrity challenge event.