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  1. Not as pricey as the Ping KBIs which will cost you several thousand bucks if you ever find one - they were made for employees of the KBI company and not released to the public so are holy grails of Ping collecting.
  2. Ping has never made a production model of the Anser in becu with a sound slot. Even when they released the Scottsdale Anser remakes in the late 90s (which came in becu, beni and mgbrz), the only one with a slot was the mgbrz. The Anser in your picture is a standard manganese bronze one. The patina on these varies quite a lot depending on what conditions they have been exposed to and when they were made.
  3. It definitely is a tour putter. The clue is in the serial, which starts PGA...
  4. If this is a tour issue PLD, I would think twice before sending it in to Ping to refinish as he may not get it back!
  5. *Bumping* this thread as I like to see other contributions! Me on the 10th tee at the Carrick on Loch Lomond, Scotland, late Oct 21.
  6. Stunning. BeCu Eye 2s 1-LW is a holy grail of Ping collecting, especially in that condition. Lovely set overall too!
  7. Fair enough - it was a good tournament for him - I just don't remember thinking he was ever truly in contention when I watched it. The winner was always odds-on to be from Spieth or Kuchar. Also, pretty sure the closest Rory got was 3 shots back (maybe briefly 2 of Spieth when Kuch briefly led): Hole 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 Par 4 4 4 3 4 4 3 4 4 4 4 3 4 3 5 4 5 4 Spieth −10 −10 −9 −8 −9 −9 −9 −9 −8 −8 −8 −8 −7 −8 −10 −11 −12 −12 Kuchar −8 −9 −8 −8 −8 −7 −7 −7 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −8 −9 −9 −10 −9 Li +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 +1 E −1 −1 −1 −2 −2 −2 −3 −4 −5 −6 Cabrera-Bello −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −4 −5 −5 McIlroy −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −2 −3 −3 −4 −4 −4 −4 −3 −3 −5 −5 Cumulative tournament scores, relative to par Carnoustie '18 was closer, but overall, Mcilroy's Open record has been disappointing (given how good he is) since he won it. As you said, he has a good chance on the Old Course next year - IF the conditions are benign...
  8. I completely agree with you on Spieth - I think he will win at least one more Open too. As for Rory - his record flatters him a bit. Others on this thread have mentioned his "backdoor" high finishes and that is the case in the Open. He's a great player capable of brilliant rounds, but after his 2014 win, he missed St Andrews with a careless injury, finished 16 shots behind Stenson in '16, and started 8 behind Spieth and finished 7 behind in '17. The only one he contended in was 2018 at Carnoustie, with a large pack of other players. And then we come to the Portrush disaster, which was the epitome of Rory putting far too much pressure on himself and failing to cope with "summer" links golf in the UK (wind, rain, cold) even at a course he knows and loves.
  9. Yeah, he won at liverpool before, but they are only perfect for him if it's sunny and calm (in which case they are also perfect for a lot of other top players). If the wind blows then he won't win, and if it's windy and rainy he'll be lucky to make the cut.
  10. Obviously Rory could win more majors and may do so at any time. However, after seven years I reckon the pressure he puts himself under (especially at the Masters) hinders his wedges and putting when it matters. He won his four when he was young and fearless and just enjoying himself; the opposite of now when he's the older guy with high expectations for himself, and a whole generation of young fearless bucks to compete against. His first round nonsense in many (most?) majors is obviously also a big problem, as is the fact that at the Open he doesn't like it when the wind blows. Always thought that was really odd for someone from NI.
  11. I am absolutely the same (apart from the AX - never had one of those). Off the top of my head, I've had 4 different sets of becu Eye 2s, 4 ISIs, and about a dozen different Scottsdale Ansers (the remake - I still have my only original one).
  12. This could be an unpopular angle, but personally, I don't think any tour pro is "well-dressed" these days. Stenson and Scott generally look good because they are good looking guys. Almost tour pros are covered in numerous advertisements across their hats and polyester shirts. Then you have some young guns in joggers, hoodies and hi-tops. None of these are good looks or have any stand-out style. The last players I remember standing out with something approaching their own style were Parnevik and Katayama. PS Simply wearing two-tone spats-style shoes does not make JT and Billy Ho well-dressed either; they're just slimmer versions of Darren Clarke.
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