Golf News – August 12, 2014

Golf News – August 12, 2014

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True Temper Completes 2014 Majors Grand Slam At Valhalla

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (August 11, 2014) -Shafts designed and manufactured by True Temper have won all four majors this season-The Masters, U.S. Open, Open Championship and now the PGA Championship.

With Project X in the bag, the 2014 PGA Championship winner recorded his third straight win and second consecutive major this past weekend at Valhalla. He carded 68 on the final round to win by one stroke in a dramatic come-from-behind victory. As the winner of the 96th PGA Championship he is only the fourth player in the last century to win four majors by the age of 25.

“Congratulations to this weekend’s winner on his second major win this season and an impressive winning streak,” said Scott Hennessy, president and CEO of True Temper Sports. “This win certainly cements his position as the number one player in the world. We are honored that all four 2014 Major champions and 30 PGA TOUR winners have trusted shafts by True Temper to make the winning difference this season.”

Truth in Numbers:
• The 2014 PGA Championship winner’s bag: Project X 7.0 (2-9); Project X 6.5 (PW, SW, LW)
• The 2014 Open Championship winner’s bag: Project X 7.0 (2-9); Project X 6.5 (PW, SW, LW)
• The 2014 U.S. Open winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold X100 (3-PW)
• The 2014 Masters Championship winner’s bag: Dynamic Gold X100 (3-PW); Grafalloy BiMatrx (driver)
• 109 sets of True Temper shafts in play at the PGA Championship
• 30 wins by True Temper shafts during the 2013-2014 PGA TOUR season

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Michelle Wie sidelined three to five weeks by injury to index finger

PITTSFORD, N.Y. – Michelle Wie has a finger injury that forced her to withdraw from LPGA Championship next week at Monroe Golf Club and will sideline her at three to five weeks.

IMG Golf said Saturday that Wie has a stress reaction in a bone in her right index finger. The U.S. Women’s Open champion withdrew from the Meijer LPGA Classic on Thursday in Michigan after playing nine holes in the first round.

IMG said she was examined by hand surgeon Dr. Tom Graham of the Cleveland Clinic.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Barbasol Championship debuts next summer on Alabama’s RTJ Trail

The new Barbasol Championship will be played July 13-18, 2015, at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail at Grand National in Opelika. Shaving product company Barbasol will sponsor the tournament for four years.

Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley and PGA Tour officials announced the event Monday. Bentley said the tour will generate millions in tourism revenue for Alabama and put the state in the international spotlight as some of the world’s best golfers come to the state.

To read the complete story, click HERE.

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Andrew Bogren

News & Release Coordinator at Plugged In Golf
Drew is passionate about keeping up on the latest in golf technology and staying on top of the latest products and offerings from around the industry. When Drew is away from the golf world, he works in the Chicago area as an accountant and lives with his wife.

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