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Jason Day celebrates winning the PGA Championship at Whistling Straits

Kohler, Wisconsin - After so many close calls, Jason Day has broken thru for his first

major championship - winning the 97th PGA Championship at Whistling Straits. Jason

Day set the all time major championship scoring record - (posting 20 under par) with

rounds of 68-67-66-67 on one of Pete Dye's toughest layouts. Although there were plenty

of highlights throughout the final round, Sunday lacked the drama of round three and the

past two majors - mainly because the 27 year old Aussie (who now hails from Columbus,

Ohio) played nearly flawless golf.


On a day when Jordan Spieth was lurking two shots back and attempting to win his third

major of 2015, it was JDay who played like the headliner on Sunday. Day dominated the

rugged terrain off lake Michigan with power and accurate ball striking, his 382 yard drive

down the middle on the eleventh left only a wedge into the par 5, and perhaps sent notice

to Spieth that this was not his major to win. Day had his hands on the steering wheel, it

was his to win or lose.


Spieth marveled at Day's performance "This was the easiest defeat I've ever had", Spieth

said. "I was never in control (of the championship) at any point during the round. We've

played in many major championship rounds together, it was the best I've ever seen him

play, it was a stripe show."


Although Spieth came up short on Sunday, his solo second place vaulted him to the

top of the Official World Golf Rankings. The 22 year old Texan admitted afterward "It's

been a lifelong goal of mine, and being No.1 is something that no one can ever take away

from me."


Day referring to Spieth "To be honest the kid just doesn't go away, he has no stance over

in the bunker (on 16) and hits it to a foot . . . it baffles me the stuff that he can prove out

there and obviously with the level of play that he's been playing at, it's no wonder that he's

No.1 in the world right now. To be able to hold him off - knowing that he's going to be the

best player in the world now, it felt great".
















Jordan Spieth Rules the 79th Masters PDF Print E-mail


Bubba Watson puts the Green Jacket on new Masters Champion Jordan Spieth

Augusta, Georgia - When you're hot, you're hot . . . and Jordan Spieth is a 21 year

old inferno that's on top of the golfing world after going wire to wire at the 79th



Spieth fired rounds of 64-66-70-70 to tie the all time record at Augusta National of

18 under par. Justin Rose and Phil Mickelson posed the only serious challenge on

Sunday shooting 70 and 69 respectively, finishing tied for second at -14. Spieth

never really seemed to be seriously threatened at any point during the final round.

Six Birdies (at the first, third, eighth, tenth, thirteenth and fifteenth holes) offset

bogeys at the fifth, seventh, twelfth and eighteenth.


It's been quite a tear for the Texan, who won the Australian Open and Hero World

Challenge last winter, and now two wins and two runner up finishes in his last four

events has put World No.1 Rory McIlroy on notice.


Spieth's win was the first wire to wire performance at Augusta National since Ray

Floyd in 1976. Although the final round lacked the drama that most hoped for, the

young American breathed new life into golf fans everywhere . . . especially those still

clinging to the fading days of the Tiger/Phil era.


"It was very nerve wracking today," Spieth said. "I thought today might be a little easier

than yesterday, having played around with the lead, but it wasn't. I didn't sleep well last

night. I just got out here, and got a little rhythm, saw a putt going the first hole . . . and

we were off with two major champions right behind, I couldn't let up."


It's the most incredible week of my life," Spieth said. "This is as great as it gets in our sport.

This is a dream come true for me. I didn't break 70 last year, even having a chance to win,

where I got edged out by Bubba here . . . but to shoot some low rounds and to see some

putts go in out here and to hear the roars, it was remarkable."



Masters Records that were set by Spieth this week:

- Most birdies (28)

- Lowest 36 hole score (-14)

- Lowest 54 hole score (-16)

- Tied for Lowest Tournament Score (-18)












Who will win the 79th Masters? PDF Print E-mail


By Jason Bruno


The 79th playing of the Masters has many notable storylines:

Rory McIlroy goes for the career Grand Slam and his fifth major championship.

Bubba Watson attempts to win his third Jacket in the last four years.

Tiger Woods returns after a long absence from competition - can he contend?

Jordan Spieth nearly won the Masters last year, what lessons did he learn?

Phil Mickelson can tie Woods with 4 titles, is that enough motivation to bring out his best?

Adam Scott goes back to the anchored broomstick this week, can he do it again?


With the exception of Woods, who's making another return from injury and swing/

shortgame issues, the other five are legit contenders. Who else in the field has a legit

chance to wear green on Sunday evening?


Is there any Masters magic left for Phil & Tiger?




There are six others that are primed to grab their first Green Jacket come Sunday:


Jimmy Walker might be playing the best golf of anyone on the planet right now, and

Augusta National sets up perfect for his high right to left ball flight.


Dustin Johnson for the same reasons as Walker is on the radar of many this week.

The question for DJ is on the greens (he's perhaps the most talented ball striker in the



Rickie Fowler got a sniff in all four majors of 2014, but with a slow start this season

he's being overlooked - it's a bit of a gut call, but he has the goods to contend.


Henrik Stenson ranked #2 in the world, has done it all except win a major. The

Swede's game mimics that of Dustin Johnson - it's all about the flatstick for him.



Jason Day has been so close the last few years in majors, especially at Augusta

National. He's put in copious amounts of shortgame prep this year leading up to

this years Masters. I was able to spend sometime inside the ropes observing close

up at Bay Hill, he has all the shots and looks poised to break through. Only he

can get in his own way of one day winning his favorite event. The 27 year old

Aussie is our pick to win the 2015 Masters and bring another Green Jacket to the

people of Oz.



Under the Radar:

Brooks Koepka - Long hitting 24 year old playing in his first Masters.

Brandt Snedeker - Is his flatstick enough to compete with the bombers on what

likely will be a long wet track this week?

Keegan Bradley - He has the length, does he have the touch?

Sergio Garcia - Has all the physical skills, but does he believe?


Justin Rose - Tough start to 2015, but he's too good to not be a serious threat.











Rukket Sports - Golf Nets PDF Print E-mail


By Jason Bruno

If you're like me, practicing is a passion. The desire to stay competitive and continue improving

is never ending. Getting to the course or the range is often the biggest challenge for so many with

busy schedules...that's where Rukket Sports factors in. We first noticed the "Haack Net" (designed

by college coach Chris Haack) at the PGA Show in Orlando a few weeks back. Their golf nets are

really easy to construct, within minutes of unpacking the box, I was hitting golf shots.


One of the things rarely mentioned when considering purchasing a golf net for your personal

use is the amount of money saved on range balls (I only use premium urethane golf balls like

Pro V1's when I'm practicing at home) and the convenience of having it all outside your doorstep

. . . Rain or shine, indoor or out you can practice as much as you'd like. The Haack golf net is

constructed of five ply - 3/4 inch netting, steel and fiberglass frame. I especially liked the side

nets, keeps golf balls from rebounding away from the hitting area.




My personal set up at the compound sits beside my synthetic putting green. I use it to work

on fundamentals (I often use in junction with Zepp technology, that keeps track of swing plane,

swing speed, and tempo) and just the overall process without constantly getting hung up on

results. I prefer to start testing drivers here first to get a sense for how each feels before taking

to the course for further testing. The Rukket net is sturdier than the previous set up I had

installed previously, the only factor of concern is how well the frame will hold up to the South

Florida elements as compared to the PVC unit I used previously.


If you want to practice on your terms, Rukket Sports has a variety of golf nets and accessories

to help you set up your very own practice station.








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