Titleist New Drivers Inside Scoop

By June 26, 2008, 4:00 pm

Two new models of 909 Titleist drivers that are scheduled to be available in the fall made their U.S. PGA Tour debut at the U.S. Open.
The 909D2 is a 460cc titanium head with mid-range launch and spin. The 909D3 has a slightly smaller 440cc titanium head with mid-launch and lower spin.
A third model, the 909DComp, was not introduced to professionals at the U.S. Open and will probably make its debut this week. That driver model will have a 460cc multi-material titanium head that produces higher launch and mid-range spin.
Five 909 drivers - three 909D2s and two 909D3s - were in play at Torrey Pines, all by club pros and lesser-known Titleist players. Many of Titleist's top pros gave the new driver a try in practice or on the range, including Adam Scott, Steve Stricker, Brett Quigley and D.J. Trahan.
'While the year's second major wasn't the week to switch, keep an eye out for the new 909 drivers in the coming weeks on Tour,' said Titleist spokesman Joe Gomes in an email.
With the precise launch conditions and ball flights that the new drivers will offer, Titleist hopes to emphasize its ability to fit one of the models to a player's game


Titleist is not announcing when the 909 drivers may be available for sale, but it's likely to be fall 2008 before they are in retail outlets.

This is a big deal for the Titleist diehards. New drivers arent introduced by Titleist at the same frequency as some other manufactures. When they do launch new models the Titleist fans are lined up to talk shop.
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Quoted a Titleist fan from GolfWRX.com I notice it has Titleist written on the toe like the Cobra Pro Ds, pretty cool. Im betting this is all about performance rather than looks. If Titleist were reading the online feedback then launch characteristics of this should be spot on and if it does borrow from Cobra then we could have something that's as stupid-easy to hit like the L4V but looks much better for those who hate squares and triangles. Plus they'll be simple to reshaft too (due to non-bore through hosel). Titleist is on the right track.
Tough call for the traditionalist that like the standby traditional brushed sole. These latest prototypes show us a new look from Titleist with shiny chrome looks on the sole.
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Woods' 2018 schedule coming into focus ... or is it?

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 16, 2017, 5:46 pm

Two weeks after his successful return to competition at the Hero World Challenge, Tiger Woods’ 2018 schedule may be coming into focus.

Golfweek reported on Saturday that Woods hopes to play the Genesis Open in February according to an unidentified source with “direct knowledge of the situation.”

Woods’ agent Mark Steinberg declined to confirm the 14-time major champion would play the event and told GolfChannel.com that Woods – who underwent fusion surgery to his lower back in April – is still formulating his ’18 schedule.

Woods’ foundation is the host organization for the Genesis Open and the event supports the Tiger Woods Learning Center in Anaheim, Calif.

The Genesis Open would be Woods’ first start on the PGA Tour since he missed the cut last January at the Farmers Insurance Open.

Rose weathering delayed Indonesian Masters

By Associated PressDecember 16, 2017, 3:52 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose held a three-stroke lead after eight holes of the third round Saturday when play was suspended for the day due to bad weather at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose was 3-under on the day and led his playing partners Kiradech Aphibarnrat and Scott Vincent. The Englishman led both players by a stroke after the second round was completed Saturday morning due to weather delays on Friday.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters.

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Lexi (wrist) WDs from Diamond Resorts Invitational

By Golf Channel DigitalDecember 15, 2017, 11:27 pm

Lexi Thompson on Friday withdrew from the Diamond Resorts Invitational, citing inflammation in her wrist. Thompson, who teamed with Tony Finau to finish tied for fourth place in last week's QBE Shootout, said she is under strict doctor's order not to hit golf balls until mid-January.

The Diamond Resorts Invitational is scheduled Jan. 12-14 at Tranquilo Golf Club in Orlando, Fla. The field for te 54-hole event includes LPGA and PGA Tour Champions players, as well as celebrities from the worlds or sports and entertainment.

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Rose leads Indonesian Masters; Snedeker WDs

By Associated PressDecember 15, 2017, 2:04 pm

JAKARTA, Indonesia - Justin Rose completed the final two holes of his second round early Saturday for a 3-under 69 and a one-stroke lead at the Indonesian Masters.

Rose, who had a first-round 62, was among a quarter of the field forced off the Royale Jakarta Golf Club course after weather delays on Friday.

The Englishman, who bogeyed his last hole, had a two-round total of 13-under 131.

Kiradech Aphibarnrat, who completed his 64 on Friday, was in second place.

Brandt Snedeker withdrew with apparent heat exhaustion on Friday on the 11th hole of the second round. Ranked 51st in the world, he flew to Jakarta looking to move inside the top 50 by the end of the year and ensure a spot in next year's Masters. He has been affected by a rib-sternum injury for most of the season.