Tournament of Champions 2019

Date Posted:8 January 2019 

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The first tournament of the new year was the Sentry Tournament of Champions held on the Plantation Course in Kapalua on Maui, Hawaii. Starting the day five shots out of the lead and then opening with a bogey, Xander Schauffele (-23) faced an eagle putt on the final hole to set a new tournament low score but had to settle for a birdie and a record equalling 62 to claim his fourth tour title. Overnight leader and fellow American Gary Woodland (-22) had a putt on the final hole to force a playoff but unfortunately he missed and again found himself a disappointing runner-up. Justin Thomas (-18) from the USA closed with a 65 to be alone in third place. Tied for fourth place after closing with a 67 was Australian Marc Leishman (-15) along with American Dustin Johnson and Northern Ireland's Rory McIlroy who played in the final group but could not get his putter to behave and closed with a 72. The only other Aussie in the field was Jason Day (-11) who closed with a promising 66.

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You can't do that anymore!

For the past five years golf’s governing bodies have been working on a makeover of the Rules of Golf. As of 1 January 2019, the results of the first fundamental review in 34 years came into effect. 
For a summary of the 20 most important changes to the 2019 Rules of Golf, please click here to read or watch a short video of rule changes.

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Next week the tour will stay in Hawaii for the Sony Open. Patton Kizzire will return to try and defend his title. Ready to kick start their year will be Jordan Spieth, Gary Woodland, Cameron Champ, Hideki Matsuyama, Keegan Bradley, Paul Casey, Ian Poulter and Anirhan Lahiri. Aussies in the field will be Cameron Davis, Matt Jones, Marc Leishman, Curtis Luck, Adam Scott and Cameron Smith.

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What s in the bag

Xander Schauffele

Driver: Callaway Epic Flash Sub Zero (9°) 
Graphite Design BB 7X

Fairway Woods: Callaway Rogue Sub Zero (15° & 18°) 
Graphite Design Tour AD-DI 8X

Irons: Callaway Apex Pro 19 prototype (4-PW) 
True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Wedges: Callaway Mack Daddy 4 (52°), Titleist Vokey SM6 (56° & 60°) 
True Temper Dynamic Gold Tour Issue X100

Putter: Odyssey O-Works Red #7CH

Golf Ball: Callaway Chrome Soft X prototype

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