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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 47                                                         
Wednesday, March 8, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm on the back nine of my career. I'm not going to play forever; I know that much. I haven't really set a time and a date on that. I hope to be around for the next Olympics. That will be kind of around the time where I would potentially to have a look in the mirror and see if we want to keep on going or if we want to try and wind down. I love the game, I love to practice, I love to compete, and I think I need a combination of all those things to keep going, really. Staying healthy, as well, injury-free and so on. So I'm not sure if at this stage, traveling around the world, trying to fight it out for 30th, I don't think that's going to be that interesting given where we've been for a number of years. I really need the combo of those things to keep on going. But you're not going to get rid of me that easy, so I see myself being at it another four or five years hopefully.”

BRAIN TEASER: Charl Schwartzel won the 2016 Valspar Championship for his second TOUR victory in his career. Can you name his only other win on the PGA TOUR?

HOW’S BIZ? Dick’s Sporting Goods Inc. said Tuesday that after conducting a review of its business, it would eliminate about a fifth of its vendors this year and take a $46 million write-down in the process. As part of the review, Dick’s separated its vendors into three segments. “Segment A” are “strategic vendors” that Chief Executive Edward Stack said will “invest significantly in our business” and vice versa. These vendors will provide exclusive product, a merchandise area that has become more important as retailers and brands look to differentiate themselves from the competition. “Segment B” will be vendors with which the company has “a transactional relationship.” And “Segment C” is vendors that the company plans to eliminate from stores, a process that Dick’s says it has already begun. READ MORE>>>

THE BEST IS STILL TO COME! Jerry Yang, the co-founder of Yahoo! and internet entrepreneur, thinks golf is about to enter a new age of innovation, and the game’s ruling bodies will likely both benefit from it and be challenged by it. The same technologies that are reordering the greater consumer world—things like artificial intelligence, virtual reality and ever-increasing interconnectivity—are coming to golf, Yang said Monday night as the keynote speaker at the North American Golf Innovation Symposium.

“If you look at the categories of things that are coming across our investment activities and how people are understanding their bodies, every element of that is applicable to golf,” he said. “Measuring brain waves, measuring all the body metrics and understanding those things, I think is all very interesting. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

WHAT A DIFFERENCE A WEEK CAN MAKE: Ross Fisher arrived at the Mexico Championship fully aware that it could be his last significant tournament for the next month. He closed with three straight birdies for a 65, and now he can count on another World Golf Championship, and possibly a trip down Magnolia Lane. READ MORE>>>

THAT’S THE FACT, ACCORDING TO JACK! “I don’t think going from LA, here, to Mexico City is very good; should be going from LA, Mexico City, here. Actually, that destroyed the Florida Swing as we knew it, and I think they realize that,” said Nicklaus. “I hope they’ll switch it back, go to LA, Mexico, here and then they’ve got a Florida Swing again. It hurts all the Florida events.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm on the back nine of my career. I'm not going to play forever; I know that much. I haven't really set a time and a date on that. I hope to be around for the next Olympics. That will be kind of around the time where I would potentially to have a look in the mirror and see if we want to keep on going or if we want to try and wind down. I love the game, I love to practice, I love to compete, and I think I need a combination of all those things to keep going, really. Staying healthy, as well, injury-free and so on. So I'm not sure if at this stage, traveling around the world, trying to fight it out for 30th, I don't think that's going to be that interesting given where we've been for a number of years. I really need the combo of those things to keep on going. But you're not going to get rid of me that easy, so I see myself being at it another four or five years hopefully.”--41-year old Henrik Stenson.

South African, Charl Schwartzel has two PGA TOUR victories in 146 career starts. The 2016 Valspar Championship and the 2011 Masters.

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