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VOLUME 3, NUMBER 51                                                         
Tuesday, March 13, 2012

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think Tiger is the favorite for the Masters.  Rory is going to have a fair bit of expectation on him going in there. He's probably expected to win, and that's tough. Just a case of how he handles it; with the whole world No. 1 thing‑‑ if he's still world No. 1 going into Augusta, I think it's going to be a big ask for him.”

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BRAIN TEASER: Gary Woodland converted an 11-foot par putt on the 72nd hole to post 15-under-par, then watched as Webb Simpson made bogey on No. 18, failing to save par from the back fringe, giving him his first PGA TOUR victory. How many pars did Woodland make on the back nine holes in the final round of his first and only victory on the PGA TOUR?

SHOE BUSINESS: It was a good year for the Danish shoe company, ECCO. In releasing its 2011 financial results, the company said sales of its golf shoes increased by 42% from the previous year. In 2011, ECCO reported it increased its net revenue from DKK 6.1 billion (approximately USD 1.1 billion) to DKK 7.1 billion (USD 1.6 billion), an increase of 16% and it achieved the highest surplus in the company's history with a pre tax profit of DKK 904 million (USD 160 million). The Company did not provide a break down of its golf shoe sales for the year.

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orangewhipA WINNER! The Orange Whip Trainer, considered one of the fastest growing training aids and fitness devices on the PGA TOUR, has chalked up its third worldwide Tour win of 2012 at the WGC Cadillac Championship at Doral Resort and Spa. Justin Rose relies on the Orange Whip Trainer in his practice and fitness regimens, which allowed him to record his fourth career PGA TOUR victory.

According to the company, every week, more than 150 players on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Nationwide Tour and LPGA Tour make the Orange Whip Trainer part of their practice and fitness regimens. Perhaps more stunning is that none of these professional golfers are paid an endorsement fee, according to the company, to use the Orange Whip Trainer. Anyone who uses the device is required to purchase it.

The Orange Whip Trainer is a precision designed tool that combines a counter-weighting system and flexible shaft that work in unison to fuel the natural golf swing motion unique to each individual. It excels in helping golfers find their ideal swing plane, creating optimal lag, achieving perfect sequence of motion, promoting balance throughout the swing and building core muscle strength.      
  
Visit www.OrangeWhipTrainer.com to learn more about one of the best-kept secrets on TOUR, and to view the Orange Whip Trainer’s complete range of training and fitness devices.   

RICH GET RICHER: Sentient Jet, a private aviation company in the U.S. and the Official Private Jet Partner of the PGA TOUR, announced it will sponsor the 2012 Tavistock Cup, March 19 and 20, 2012 at Lake Nona Golf & Country Club. Sentient will sponsor the competition at the Par 3, 13th Hole. Not that they can’t afford it, buy any golfer that records a hole-in-one will earn individual $25,000 Sentient Jet Cards for every member of his six-man team. Sentient said it would also award a $20,000 Sentient Jet Card to the individual winner of the “closest-to-the-pin” contest over the two-day competition.

ANOTHER TRANSITION: Innisbrook and its Copperhead Course are not only on display to golf fans around the world this week, but to potential sponsors as well. This is the final year of a four-year title sponsorship deal for Transitions Optical, which spent an estimated $7 million per year to have its name on the PGA Tour tournament. Pinellas Park-based Transitions Optical felt it was time to move on. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

FALDO OPENS UP ABOUT HIMSELF: “I wanted to be a millionaire by the time I was 30,” he said, with the wry look of a man with multi-millions in the bank as the 25th anniversary of his first major approaches. “It is a hilarious ambition for these kids playing now. What's Rory won, £12million already! They have no idea.” READ MORE>>>

NO WORSE FOR WEAR: After wondering what Tiger Woods' status would be for the Masters, the 14-time major winner confirmed on Monday evening via Twitter that he should be good to go for the first major of the year. READ MORE>>>

MONEY TALKS: For a second year running Andalucia Open tournament host Miguel Angel Jimenez will have to delve into his own pockets to ensure the Spanish event goes ahead. It’s believed the 47-year old invested around Euro 300,000 of his own money into last year’s event staged at the Parador Golf Club in Malaga. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: Graeme McDowell, after the third round at the WGC Cadillac Championship said, “I think Tiger is the favorite for the Masters. Rory is going to have a fair bit of expectation on him going in there. He's probably expected to win, and that's tough. Just a case of how he handles it; with the whole world No. 1 thing‑‑ if he's still world No. 1 going into Augusta, I think it's going to be a big ask for him.”

The par-save at No. 18 was Gary Woodland’s only par on the back nine, which featured five birdies and three bogeys en route to a closing 4-under 67.

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