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  • Power rankings: The Greenbrier Classic

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf20 hrs ago

    The PGA Tour rolls into West Virginia for the sixth edition of The Greenbrier Classic, played on the resort's Old White TPC course. The C.B. Macdonald-designed course lends itself to low scores, making distance and hot putting especially big factors this week. However, a solid ballstriker who takes dead aim has a great chance. 

    There are a few horses for this course, while others in our top five this week are simply playing great golf. Here's our handpicked handful:

    1. Webb Simpson – Simpson is an absolute must this week. He's got three top-10 finishes in five career Greenbrier appearances. This course suits his eye. Having a very solid season overall.

    2. Bill Haas – Haas is another rare horse-for-course player at Greenbrier. He has a pair of top 10s in four starts, and he's never missed a payday in this event.

    3. Bubba Watson – Last week's winner is making his third Greenbrier start, and he's finished top 30 in both starts. It's a sort-of home game for him, but don't think of that as an edge.

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  • Win irons personally played by Ben Hogan in an eBay auction

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf5 days ago

    Ben Hogan found the secrets of golf in the dirt. Now you can bid for a set of the instruments the Hawk used to dig out those secrets. 

    A set of irons Hogan personally used in the 1980s is now up for auction on eBay. They can be all yours, right now, for the meager price of $35,000. 

    The irons have been put up for auction by a man who said he obtained them from Jay Edgar, a former executive with the Hogan Tour, the original name of what is now known as the Tour. As Golf Digest mentions, the included 2-iron-through-Equalizer practice set was used at Shady Oaks Country Club. The clubs have since been re-chromed and re-gripped.

    The auction winner gets a letter from Edgar that details how he got the clubs from Hogan's master club designer in 1989, the year before the first season of the Hogan Tour, 

    The question is: Would you try to play with them and hope to get some golf inspiration by osmosis?

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  • Billy Horschel, USGA exec. director Davis hash out Open issues

    Ryan Ballengee at Devil Ball Golf5 days ago

    Billy Horschel had no problem letting the world know what he thought of the greens at Chambers Bay in last week's U.S. Open. He didn't like them, primarily because he thought they were poorly conditioned, lacked grass, rolled at inconsistent speeds and mitigated a good putter's skill.

    However, he wasn't proud of the way he demonstrated his frustration on the course. He nearly slammed his putter into the sixth green. On another, he did some kind of fish dance after a putt wobbled its way away from the hole. The reigning FedEx Cup apologized for his actions -- not the sentiment behind them -- in the final round.

    "I felt bad that the action I showed on the sixth green wasn't the kind of professional manner I'm trying to show," Horschel said Wednesday at the Travelers Championship in Cromwell, Conn.. "But my comments were straight, honest opinions. There was nothing wrong with my comments. The only thing I should have done was said them in private instead of airing them out in public."

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