Leading Edge Golf Weekly Roundup – 4/16

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We apologize for being a day late with this week’s letter but your writer needed an extra day to internalize the greatness of Scottie Scheffler.  Scottie was so impressive on Sunday, taking what was looking like a four man horse race on the first nine and turning it into a coronation by the time he walked up the hill on 18.  Scottie played really well, at one point birdieing 6 of 9 holes, but what stood out was his patience and poise as players ejected around him.  Morikawa admitted to getting “greedy” on his bunker shot on 9, Ludvig Åberg got too aggressive and rinsed his approach on 11, and Max Homa made the smart play on 12 by aiming away from the flag but got a bad break when his ball went long and got stuck in some brush which required an unplayable.  Each led to a double bogey and none of them were able to make up any ground because Scottie wasn’t giving it.  While it was unfortunate we didn’t get the fireworks that seemed to be coming, Scottie’s performance this year and this Masters has been incredible.  We are watching the rise of the next great of game.

Back here in Calgary, it was awesome to see so many courses open over the weekend and we hope you were able to get your first round of the year in.  Remember we are open for our extended hours now and aside from today the weather is looking great for fitting!

Hit the Links!

Justin Thomas made some major changes to his equipment this week as he switched up both his irons and putter.  The changes were looking pretty good until the last four holes of his second round which he played in 7 over to miss the cut.  Ouch.

Tony Finau worked with PING on a custom putter and found his name on the patent, the first time for a PING staffer.

Verne Lundquist retired after calling his 40th Masters.  Verne is responsible for two of the great calls in Masters history with his “Yes Sir!” after Jack Nicklaus rolled in a birdie on 17 on his way to his final major and the absolutely iconic “In your LIFE have you seen anything like that?” after Tiger’s hanging Nike logo chip fell in on 16 in 2005.  There were tributes all weekend but the best moment had to be him and Tiger sharing a handshake behind a tree early in the day on Sunday.

Thanks for reading, see you next week!