Stay Cool and Dry with the Hottest Summer Apparel

By Bill KliewerJuly 3, 2008, 4:00 pm

Maintaining complete focus is essential to success in golf, and the last thing any player needs to experience is nagging discomfort. With the right apparel, golfers can limit the effects of the harsh summer weather and concentrate on their next shots. Get in the zone with these great mens fashions from golfs leading brands:
 
Nike Dri-FIT Body Mapping Polo
This polo features Nikes Dri-FIT fabric that pulls sweat away from the body and transports it to the surface of the shirt where it evaporates and leaves the skin cool and dry. The technical polyester stretch material assures a great fit and comfortable feel. Meanwhile, strategically-placed ventilation zones on the shirt increase breathability and improve airflow across the body to help beat the summer heat.
 


 

Nike Tiger Woods Collection Dri-FIT Drop Needle Polo
Always a fashion-conscious choice with its classic, three-button styling and subtle pinstripes, this shirt keeps golfers feeling dry and looking great. Moisture-wicking Dri-FIT fabric and a comfortable, breezy cut ensure this piece is a favorite both on and off the course. After all, would you expect anything less than the best from Tiger?
 


 

Adidas ClimaCool Shorts & Pants
Complete any outfit with these great-looking shorts and pants featuring ClimaCool technology that regulates your skin's temperature. In addition to offering a classic look, these pieces are specifically designed to enhance performance with hidden mesh ventilation panels at the waist and back of knees for extra comfort. They are also easy to care for because they neither shrink nor wrinkle.
 


 

Ashworth Third Groove High Twist Polo
Ashworth maintains its reputation for function, quality craftsmanship and impeccable styling with this comfortable shirt. The stretchy fabric allows for incredible range of motion while the soft fabric is odor-resistant and helps keep golfers dry. The polo is available in six vibrant colors while the embroidered golfman logo on the left chest completes a timeless look.
 


 

PING Cocona Collection Texture Block Polo
The cocona fabric in this piece uses a natural technology derived from coconut shells. Activated carbon from these shells allow for exceptional evaporative cooling, odor resistance and added UV protection to keep you more comfortable under the most intense conditions. This lightweight, breathable piece is sure to give golfers an edge over the competition when the pressure is on.
 


 

Editor's note: Bill Kliewer is Senior Equipment Advisor of The Golf Warehouse (TGW.com), the worlds largest online golf store.

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By Grill Room TeamJuly 16, 2018, 10:36 pm
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Johnson begins Open week as 12/1 betting favorite

By Will GrayJuly 16, 2018, 5:15 pm

Dustin Johnson heads into The Open as the top-ranked player in the world, and he's also an understandable betting favorite as he looks to win a second career major.

Johnson has not played since the U.S. Open, where he led by four shots at the halfway point and eventually finished third. He has three top-10 finishes in nine Open appearances, notably a T-2 finish at Royal St. George's in 2011.

Johnson opened as a 12/1 favorite when the Westgate Las Vegas Superbook first published odds for Carnoustie after the U.S. Open, and he remains at that number with the first round just three days away.

Here's a look at the latest odds on some of the other top contenders, according to the Westgate:

12/1: Dustin Johnson

16/1: Rory McIlroy, Rickie Fowler, Justin Rose

20/1: Jordan Spieth, Justin Thomas, Tommy Fleetwood, Brooks Koepka, Jon Rahm

25/1: Jason Day, Henrik Stenson, Tiger Woods

30/1: Sergio Garcia, Francesco Molinari, Paul Casey, Alex Noren, Patrick Reed

40/1: Hideki Matsuyama, Marc Leishman, Branden Grace, Tyrrell Hatton

50/1: Phil Mickelson, Ian Poulter, Matthew Fitzpatrick

60/1: Russell Knox, Louis Oosthuizen, Matt Kuchar, Bryson DeChambeau, Zach Johnson, Tony Finau, Bubba Watson

80/1: Lee Westwood, Adam Scott, Patrick Cantlay, Rafael Cabrera-Bello, Thomas Pieters, Xander Schauffele

100/1: Shane Lowry, Webb Simpson, Brandt Snedeker, Ryan Fox, Thorbjorn Olesen

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Woods needs top-10 at Open to qualify for WGC

By Will GrayJuly 16, 2018, 4:34 pm

If Tiger Woods is going to qualify for the final WGC-Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone Country Club, he'll need to do something he hasn't done in five years this week at The Open.

Woods has won eight times at Firestone, including his most recent PGA Tour victory in 2013, and has openly stated that he would like to qualify for the no-cut event in Akron before it shifts to Memphis next year. But in order to do so, Woods will need to move into the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking after this week's event at Carnoustie.

Woods is currently ranked No. 71 in the world, down two spots from last week, and based on projections it means that he'll need to finish no worse than a tie for eighth to have a chance of cracking the top 50. Woods' last top-10 finish at a major came at the 2013 Open at Muirfield, where he tied for sixth.


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There are actually two OWGR cutoffs for the Bridgestone, July 23 and July 30. That means that Woods could theoretically still add a start at next week's RBC Canadian Open to chase a spot in the top 50, but he has said on multiple occasions that this week will be his last start of the month. The WGC-Bridgestone Invitational will be played Aug. 2-5.

There wasn't much movement in the world rankings last week, with the top 10 staying the same heading into the season's third major. Dustin Johnson remains world No. 1, followed by Justin Thomas, Justin Rose, Brooks Koepka and Jon Rahm. Defending Open champ Jordan Spieth is ranked sixth, with Rickie Fowler, Rory McIlroy, Jason Day and Tommy Fleetwood rounding out the top 10.

Despite taking the week off, Sweden's Alex Noren moved up three spots from No. 14 to No. 11, passing Patrick Reed, Bubba Watson and Paul Casey.

John Deere Classic champ Michael Kim went from No. 473 to No. 215 in the latest rankings, while South African Brandon Stone jumped from 371st to 110th with his win at the Scottish Open.

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Spieth takes familiar break ahead of Open defense

By Rex HoggardJuly 16, 2018, 3:50 pm

CARNOUSTIE, Scotland – As his title chances seemed to be slipping away during the final round of last year’s Open Championship, Jordan Spieth’s caddie took a moment to remind him who he was.

Following a bogey at No. 13, Michael Greller referenced a recent vacation he’d taken to Mexico where he’d spent time with Michael Phelps and Michael Jordan and why he deserved to be among that group of singular athletes.

Spieth, who won last year’s Open, decided to continue the tradition, spending time in Cabo again before this week’s championship.


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“I kind of went through the same schedule,” Spieth said on Monday at Carnoustie. “It was nice to have a little vacation.”

Spieth hasn’t played since the Travelers Championship; instead he attended the Special Olympics USA Games earlier this month in Seattle with his sister. It was Spieth’s first time back to the Pacific Northwest since he won the 2015 U.S. Open.

“I went out to Chambers Bay with [Greller],” Spieth said. “We kind of walked down the 18th hole. It was cool reliving those memories.”

But most of all Spieth said he needed a break after a particularly tough season.

“I had the itch to get back to it after a couple weeks of not really working,” he said. “It was nice to kind of have that itch to get back.”