BRADLEY WINS BMW CHAMPIONSHIP WITH INCREDIBLE PLAYOFF PERFORMANCE

If you’ve been living under a rock you haven’t noticed a few things.

  1. Tiger Woods has been playing some pretty good golf this season. Even though many wrote the guy off.
  2. DeChambeau  is fresh and great for the game of golf.
  3. For those that have forgotten… Keegan Bradley is still a world class golfer.

Who remembers when Keegan Bradley won the PGA Championship? That’s right the year was 2011. That victory was actually his debut in Major Championship golf. You might also recollect that Keegan Bradley also qualified for the 2012 Ryder Cup (U.S. Team). If in the event that you recollect that you might also remember that Keegan Bradley has tasted victory on three separate occasions. No wait! Make that four occasions after his recent victory at the 2018 BMW Championship. It’s almost by design that out of 4 victories this was his third in a playoff outlasting new World #1 Justin Rose.

It was a a little while ago when I pointed out on Twitter that after a long absence that Keegan Bradley was trending the right way. As a matter of fact, I said to the Marketing and Communications Specialist for Srixon Golf (Noelle Zavaleta) that at the RBC Canadian Open you could really start to see things change for Bradley. He finished in 4th place that week. Several weeks before he finished T-13 at the Military Tribute at The Greenbrier and a T-7 at THE PLAYER’S Championship. It’s always nice to see a player fight back and reclaim prior glory.

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In the press release below as shared by Ms. Zavaleta we take a closer look at what Keegan Bradley used for the victory. Please have a look.

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – September 10, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Keegan Bradley survived a rain-soaked Monday finish, and a sudden-death playoff to win the BMW Championship at Aronomick Golf Club in Newtown Square, PA. With this win, Keegan moves into 6th position in the FedExCup points standings and will head to Atlanta for the Tour Championship.

 

Entering the final-round three shots off the lead, Bradley went to work early and often making five birdies on his way to an opening-nine thirty-one.  With plenty of work still to be done, Keegan would make three huge birdies on his final five holes to finish twenty-under-par for the week and force a sudden-death playoff. In sudden-death, Keegan would two-putt for par to capture victory, in the third leg of the PGA Tour playoffs.

 

“It’s so hard to win out here,” Bradley said. “To come all the way back here and win again, I mean, it just means so much, I’m speechless right now.”

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At the BMW Championship, Bradley dominated the stat sheet. He finished the week first in Birdies (28), first in Putts per GIR (1.537), first in Strokes Gained: Putting (7.158), and T-1 in Strokes Gained: Total (11.535).

 

In Keegan Bradley’s Bag:

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball

  • Srixon Z U45 3i – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X

  • Srixon Z 745 irons (4-9), Z 945 (PW) – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X

  • Cleveland RTX 4 (58° LOW), RTX-3 proto (52° MID) – Nippon Modus Tour 120 X

  • Srixon staff bag, hat, glove

 

CLEVELAND GOLF INTRODUCES RTX 4, OUR MOST TOUR AUTHENTIC WEDGE EVER

Cleveland Golf is at it again. The Huntington Beach, California golf giant in my estimation has the best all-around wedge selection in the industry. Ranging from last year’s awesome RTX-3 (see my review here) to the versatile CBX wedge and the super game-improvement Smart Sole wedge golfers of all abilities have an option to help them with their short game needs,

Yesterday, Cleveland Golf announced their latest creation. Introducing the RTX 4. Their latest iteration is being touted as Cleveland Golf’s “most tour authentic wedge ever”. The RTX 4 will feature their fourth generation Rotex face, Tour-developed sole grinds and more.

For more details please see the full press release below as shared by Marketing and Communications Manager Noelle Zavaleta.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, Calif. – Aug. 10, 2018 – Cleveland® Golf is proud to announce RTX 4, the most tour-authentic wedge Cleveland Golf has ever made. Enhanced with fourth generation Rotex, experience your best short game performance with the all-new RTX 4. Cleveland’s RTX 4 will launch in North America on Sept. 14, 2018.

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Photo Credit: Cleveland Golf

Cleveland Golf remains at the forefront of wedge design, producing short game innovations and technologies since 1979. With the RTX 4, Cleveland Golf held nothing back during development, creating a made-for-tour wedge in its purest form. Utilizing our latest face technologies, tour-preferred shaping, expanded grind offerings, and the most popular components used by Tour professionals, the RTX 4 is our most tour-authentic wedge of all time.

“With the new RTX 4, we spared no expense in trying to achieve the best possible wedge for the best players in the world, and then bring that wedge to the consumer,” said John Rae, Vice President at Cleveland Golf. “We worked tirelessly with our tour staff to refine every detail of the wedge and its shape to fit their needs.”

The foundation of RTX 4 is the 4th generation of Cleveland’s proprietary Rotex Face Technology. Following four life cycles, years of research, and millions of data points, the tolerances were tightened to help provide ultimate short game control. RTX 4 generates more spin through the sharpest Tour Zip Grooves, most aggressive face milling, and more precise laser milling.

“It feels like the ball is really spinning off the face,” said Shane Lowry. “There are extra little grooves in there, which makes it spin more and it definitely does spin more.”

Following extensive tour feedback, RTX 4 features a more compact blade shape, with less offset and a smaller overall profile to provide that classic blade design that tour players prefer. Additionally, RTX 4 offers four new sole grinds, including an all-new XLOW grind, to provide the versatility to execute the most challenging greenside shots.

“I mean it’s got that soft feel which is so nice,” said Graeme McDowell. “I really love the bounce profile here. I like the feeling of using the back bounce on the wedge so, when I look at that, it’s something that really appeals to me.”

“What I love about this wedge is the sole in the bunker,” said Keegan Bradley. “It doesn’t dig in too much, and I’m able to really clip the ball and put a lot of spin on it. We are all very excited to play this wedge.”

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Photo Credit: Cleveland Golf

Key Innovations Inside RTX 4:

  • Rotex Face Technology: The 4th generation Rotex Face features Cleveland’s sharpest grooves and most aggressive face milling pattern.
  • Tour-Developed Sole Grinds: Four sole grinds, deliver enough versatility to execute every short game shot imaginable.
  • Progressive Feel Balancing Technology: Next-generation Feel Balancing Technology is optimized by loft for even more short game control.
  • Tour-Authentic Components: RTX 4 comes standard with the #1 wedge shaft and #1 wedge grip on the PGA Tour.
  • Tour Shaping: Tour-driven compact shaping uses less offset to provide more workability and confidence at address.

“Having something that you can mishit a little bit and still see the results of what you’re trying to accomplish is amazing,” said Sean Crocker. “Cleveland wedges have already been the best wedges in the game, and this just makes it even better because to improve on their wedges is something hard to do, but they’ve done it with RTX 4.”

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Photo Credit: Cleveland Golf

Cleveland’s RTX 4 wedges are offered in a variety of different degrees and grinds. The FULL Sole grind is offered in 56 through 60 degrees, the ●●MID Sole grind is offered in 46 through 60 degrees, the ●LOW Sole grind is offered in 56 through 64 degrees, and the XLOW Sole grind is offered in 58 and 60 degree lofts. The wedges are available in three different finishes, (Tour Satin, Black Satin and Tour Raw) and left and right-handed options. Cleveland’s RTX 4 wedges are priced at $139.99 MAP.

 

Until The Next Tee!!

ANDREW PUTNAM WINS FIRST PGA TOUR EVENT, BARRACUDA CHAMPIONSHIP WITH Z-STAR XV GOLF BALL

A very nice week this past weekend for Srixon/Cleveland Golf Staff Players. Victories by Sepp Straka on the Web.com Tour and Andrew Putnam had the Huntington Beach, CA golf manufacturer very much in golf industry news this weekend. Congratulations Andrew on your breakthrough win on the PGA Tour. Enjoy the drive down Magnolia Lane on the way to the 2019 Masters Tournament.

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He Shoots… He Scores! Putnam walking at The Rink during the 2018 RBC Canadian Open.

 

HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – August 5, 2018 – Trusting the tour-validated performance of his Srixon and Cleveland Golf equipment, Andrew Putnam wins his first PGA TOUR event at Barracuda Championship in Reno, Nevada. With a near-flawless final-round, 68, Putnam capitalized with his short game to a 4 point victory.

Entering the final-round as the solo leader by 3 points (PGA TOUR’s only modified Stableford scoring event), Putnam the 29-year-old native from Tacoma, Washington, continued to capitalize on his lead with two early birdies in his first four holes.

“I don’t know if you ever expect a win coming off a season on the Web.com Tour,” Putnam said. “You’re just trying to keep your card. But I’ve been playing really good the last couple months and I felt I was one of the favorites coming into this tournament. I felt like if I played my game I had a chance.”

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Photo Credit: Getty Images

 

Besides the $612,000 first-place check, Putnam’s first victory on the PGA TOUR earns him a spot in the PGA Championship next week at Bellerive Country Club. Including 300 FedExCup points and a 2-year exemption on the PGA TOUR.

At the Barracuda Championship, Putnam was T1 in birdies (24), first in Strokes Gained: Putting (8.495), first in Strokes Gained: Total (19.003) and first in Scrambling (88.46%).

In Andrew Putnam’s Bag:

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball
  • Cleveland Launcher DST 13° with Miyazaki Black 83x
  • Srixon Z 745 irons (3, 5-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
  • Cleveland RTX-3 wedges (46°, 50°, 56°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts
  • Srixon staff bag, hat, glove

 

Other News:

Srixon Staffer, Sepp Straka won the KC Golf Classic on the Web.com Tour.

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In Sepp Straka’s bag:

  • Srixon Z 765 irons (4,5) Z 965 irons (6-9) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100 shafts

  • Cleveland RTX-3 Proto wedges (46°, 50°, 54°, 60°) with True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue S400 shafts

  • Srixon Z-STAR XV golf ball

  • Srixon staff bag

Until The Next Tee!!