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February 5: The Best of This Week’s Issue

Welcome to the fifth Global Golf Post issue of 2018. Here are this week’s top stories:

  • The United States feels confident about its Ryder Cup chances this year and beyond, but don’t be so quick to anoint them. The Post’s John Hopkins douses the recent flame of American optimism and invites fans to pelt him with Krispy Kremes should the U.S. win the next four biennial matches against Europe.
  • Juli Inkster is named U.S. Solheim Cup captain for the third consecutive time, a streaker terrorizes the Waste Management Phoenix Open and Cameron Champ earns a special exemption. All of this and more in this week’s Quick 9. 
  • What sticks did Gary Woodland use to win his third PGA Tour event? Check out our Range Rat report for this and much more.
  • He started out playing with a cut-off 2-iron in his native India. Now Shubhanker Sharma is authoring a stunning rise through the game of golf. Read more here. 
  • While the Phoenix weekend hangovers subside, it’s tough not to imagine the possibilities of the 2018 golf season based on what the first month of the year has given us, writes The Post’s Ron Green Jr.
  • What do recent successful American teams have in common? Pods. Juli Inkster’s return for a third straight hitch as U.S. Solheim Cup captain is validation of the system pioneered by 2008 U.S. Ryder Cup captain Paul Azinger, writes The Post’s Steve Eubanks. 


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