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The reason why Woods insists on the number 1 ball… The story behind the number of golf balls

If you had to pick one of the busiest items on the golf course, what would it be?

It is the golf ball, the only equipment used for all shots from the tee shot on the 1st hole to the last putt on the 18th hole. In addition, even though there is no way to understand the language, even the players who are said to be the best ball players in the world, with desperate expressions, pour out orders such as “a little more”, “please stop on the green”, “right”, “left”, etc. .

Players are also very attached to the number engraved on such an important golf ball. Which numbers do you like and which ones do you hate?

Titleist asked 100 players on the Korea Professional Golf (KPGA) Tour and the Korea Women’s Professional Golf (KLPGA) Tour last year what their ‘favorite ball number’ and ‘ball number they rarely use in competitions’. The favorite ball number was overwhelmingly number 1 with 46, and the ball number that was not used often was number 4 with 36. There was also a golfer who said, “Even if I don’t do that, if the ball gets OB or falls into the water and the ball dies, it ruins the game, so I just don’t want to use number 4.” It reminds of the person who will die in number 4. It is the same context as eliminating the 4th floor in hospitals or some buildings and skipping from the 3rd to the 5th floor or putting an F floor.

The psychology of weekend golfers is the same. Most golf ball brands sell a dozen (12) balls with numbers 1 to 4 engraved on each of them to make it easy to distinguish the balls of the four players during the game. Kim Hyeon-joon, head of the Acushnet communication team, said, “Among amateurs, 22.7% of amateurs order 12 balls with only one ball.”

Tiger Woods (USA), the ‘golf emperor’ who seems to win with any ball, also insists on the number 1 ball. Looking at the number 1 written on the ball, it is to think of world number 1 or number 1. Jordan Spieth (USA), who once ranked No. 1 in the world, also said, “The last round is unconditionally played with No. 1.” Dustin Johnson (USA), who is also the first in the world, said, “It also means to finish with one putt on the green.”

Then, how many times will Rory McIlroy (Northern Ireland), the current world No. 1, write? It is number 22. McIlroy said, “I chose April 22, her wedding anniversary, so I wouldn’t forget it.” Justin Rose (Great Britain), who won gold at the 2016 Olympics, is also a man who listens to his wife. He hits the 99 ball 카지노. “I like the number 99 as a double because my wife considers the number 9 to be a lucky number,” said Rose. He carries a gold-engraved number 99 ball after his Olympic gold medal.

Japan’s Hideki Matsuyama, who won the 2021 major tournament Masters, has a ball number of 78. To commemorate Masters entry number 78 and winning score 278.

Kim Joo-hyung, who is attracting attention as a promising player in men’s golf around the world, uses balls 5-8. Kim Joo-hyung said, “There are many players who use balls 1-4, so I switched to balls 5-8 and won two wins on the PGA Tour.” He said he likes the 7 ball, but isn’t particularly obsessed with it when it comes to competitions.

‘Namdala’ Park Seong-hyeon uses the 9 ball. Park Seong-hyun said, “My favorite number is 9, and it is also the month I was born.”

Some transcend numbers. Phil Mickelson (USA) has his logo engraved on the ball instead of his number, showing himself jumping after winning the Masters. Mickelson said, “I play myself instead of numbers.” Tony Finau (USA) plays by marking the initials of his five children’s names next to his number, though he uses a ball numbered ball. He said, “The child in the best condition among the five children plays with the initial ball, so his grades are always good.”

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