Leading Edge Golf Weekly Roundup – 5/21

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What a classic May Long Weekend.  You get all excited, make tee times, plan bbqs, just to get rained on.  At least it’s helping with the drought?

Fortunately there was golf on tv and the PGA Championship delivered.  A stacked leaderboard fought it out on Sunday before Xander Schauffele nailed a birdie on 18 to take home his first major.  Xander gets a lot of grief for no-showing in big moments despite his elite skill level but he showed some real resolve on Sunday at Valhalla.

Nelly Korda is back to winning on the LPGA Tour as she won the Mizuho Americas Open for her sixth victory in seven starts.  Really impressive stuff as her historic season rolls on.

Ok, on to the sideshow.  You probably heard Scottie Scheffler was arrested outside of Valhalla on Friday morning in a completely bizarre scene.  Traffic was backed up after a volunteer was tragically killed in an accident early in the morning.  While trying to navigate around the backup into the course, Scottie apparently misunderstood what a police officer was directing him to do and the officer grabbed on to his vehicle.  Details are sparse as the police officer didn’t have his body camera activated but word on the street is the charges, one of them serious, will be dropped.  Despite all of this, and partially warming up in a jail cell, Scottie came out and shot a 66.  While he hit the wall on Saturday (remember he and his wife just had a baby two weeks ago as well) he ground it out on Sunday to finish T-8.  Incredible stuff.

Hit the Links!

I’m not the biggest Bryson DeChambeau fan but I will admit that pro golf is better with him in the mix.  In the midst of finishing solo second, Bryson earned back some street cred after he yelled at a fan who intercepted a golf ball he had tossed to a kid.  The ball was returned and more content was created.

Speaking of former tour villains who now reside on LIV, Patrick Reed was asked by a fan for an autograph–on his copy of the rules of golf.  Reed, uncharacteristically, laughed it off and actually signed it.

Adam Hadwin had a club end up in the water again.  This time, though, he got a fan to go get it for him.

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Check out our recent video where we go through a putter fitting with Sheldon.  We wanted to bring our customers inside what a fitting is like to help you get a better feel for what to expect and how it can benefit your game.  Putter fittings, like all fittings, are for players of all skill levels.  It’s the one club you use on almost every hole so why not make sure it’s right for you?

Thanks for reading, see you next week!