Even though it’s the middle of another week on the PGA Tour.. The “People’s Tournament” (WMO Phoenix Open) I just wanted to take a quick look back at what happened this past week. First there was dominance in the desert of Dubai. Then several hours later there was “terrificness” at Torrey (I know terrificness isn’t a word in the English language).
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Bryson DeChambeau continued his meteoric rise to the top of the golfing world this past weekend in Dubai at the Dubai Desert Classic. Dechambeau blew the field away besting the runner-up by a mere 7 strokes. Powered by Cobra Golf KING F9 driver (third win for the driver in 2019-2019), Cobra Golf ONE Length Forged irons and of course his Bridgestone Golf Tour B X golf ball. The genius, scientist or whatever you choose to call him has seemingly silenced his critics. Having watched him on social media being harrassed by “keyboard warriors” as recently as last year all has gone quiet. I said it before and I’ll say it again. He’s great for golf… he’s different and fresh. If you look at his last several finishes the numbers are astonishing. I grabbed this list from the Bridgestone Golf Twitter feed.
Is there really a hotter player in golf at the moment? Well…
Jan 27, 2019; San Diego, CA, USA; Justin Rose poses with the winner’s trophy following the Farmers Insurance Open golf tournament at Torrey Pines Municipal Golf Course – South Course. Mandatory Credit: Orlando Ramirez-USA TODAY Sports
So as the dust or shall I say sand settled in Dubai, on this side of the Atlantic the Farmers Insurance Open was being played alongside the para-gliders and pristine waters of the Pacific Ocean. Torrey Pines. I’ve always enjoyed watching this tournament mostly because it is played on a public golf course and I can relate to it via many rounds played there by way of Tiger Woods PGA Tour video games. That said, generally speaking there’s always a solid field at this event. While many golf fans were tuning in for Tiger I was more intrigued by watching the current World #1 Justin Rose play with his new clubs. Honma Golf. Just remember, Rose didn’t just get up and leave TaylorMade Golf… his contract expired and he chose to move on. If you haven’t made swings with Honma Golf products… find some and swing them. You’ll understand. At any rate, Justin Rose is the last golfer in the world that would need to quantify or validate his switch. This past week however… he did. At the Farmers Insurance Open he claimed victory less than a month after the “official” change-up. It was only his second official start playing “The Mole” (Honma’s logo). When I think about all of this I think of one of his quotes…
“I switched to Honma to get better” – Justin Rose
That’s a scary thought!
In case you were wondering what his WITB looked like here it is.
Driver: Honma TW747 460 9.5 w/ Honma Vizard FD-7X shaft
3-wood: TaylorMade M6, 15˚(Mitsubishi Tensei CK 80TX)
#2 Iron: Honma TW-U2
#4-9 Irons: Honma T//World 747
Proto Wedges: Honma Rose Proto 48, 52, 56
Ball: TaylorMade Golf TP5
****Photo Credits belong to Honma Golf EU and Axis1****
It’s just the beginning of this 2019 PGA TOUR season but this is going to be fun. Could Rose and DeChambeau be on a collision course? Time will tell.
Until The Next Tee!!