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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 48                                                         
Thursday, March 9, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We get spoiled week-in, week-out, with amazing conditions. I remember being a kid, sneaking out to the Bay Hill tournament and watching the tournament there. We'd park behind the sixth hole and we'd finish watching and sneak back under the ropes and walk on the course and always be like, I can't believe this course is conditioned so well. It was just perfect. And now to be a TOUR player and to see week-in and week-out, we get very spoiled.”

BRAIN TEASER: There are only two multiple winners in the history of the Valspar Championship. Can you name them?

ANOTHER DOWN YEAR: TaylorMade-adidas Golf reported 2016 annual sales of 892 million euros, down 10 million euros from 2015. According to its parent company, adidas, growth at TaylorMade and adidas Golf was more than offset by sales declines at both Ashworth and Adams Golf. Fourth quarter sales were 199 million euros compared to 224 million euros in 2015, a decline of 12.3% or 13.6% on a currency neutral basis.

The fate of TaylorMade remains unknown, as adidas didn’t offer any clues when it might be sold. The company has been for sale for better than a year. In 2014, the golf division reported sales of 913 million euros. adidas did not divulge to its shareholders any bottom line contributions or losses the TMaG made to its business in 2016.

UNSUSTAINABLE: Ian Poulter has announced the closure of IPJ Design online shop, the clothing business he started with partners in 2006. “The business will cease trade from its website www.ijpdesign.com on 2 April 2017,” Poulter tweeted. “It has always been our aim to run a unique and high quality product business that reflected my personality and passion for the game of golf, and my love of fashion both on and off the course. Ultimately, however, we have been unable to justify its continuation after many years of investing in the business and a number of attempts to reshape it against ever increasingly competitive landscape.

“We don not want to close without giving all of our loyal customers and friends, one last chance to enjoy our products and I would encourage you to visit our website to check out our final sale offers.” Poulter said. The online shop was operational for 10 years.

WEB GEMS:

HAZARD PLAY! Defending champion Charl Schwartzel has withdrawn from the Valspar Championship pro-am after 10 holes because of something that has never happened to him: He got hit by a golf ball. READ MORE>>>

NO GOOD DEED GOES UNPUNISHED: A former staffer for Clint Eastwood’s golf club in Carmel was sentenced Monday to 19 months in federal prison after embezzling hundreds of thousands of dollars and ruining the club’s financial records to mask his theft. Eastwood, the Oscar-laden Hollywood icon and longtime community fixture in the Monterey Bay region — including a stint as mayor of Carmel — spoke briefly at the hearing at the federal courthouse in San Jose. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We get spoiled week-in, week-out, with amazing conditions. I remember being a kid, sneaking out to the Bay Hill tournament and watching the tournament there. We'd park behind the sixth hole and we'd finish watching and sneak back under the ropes and walk on the course and always be like, I can't believe this course is conditioned so well. It was just perfect. And now to be a TOUR player and to see week-in and week-out, we get very spoiled.”--Matt Kuchar.

K.J. Choi (2002 and 2006) and Retief Goosen (2003 and 2009) are the only multiple winners of the Valspar Championship. Choi nearly won for a third time, finishing runner-up to Jim Furyk in 2010. Therefore, it shouldn’t come as a surprise that no player has yet to successfully defend his title at the Valspar Championship.

THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IS BELIEVED TO BE RELIABLE, BUT IT IS NOT GUARANTEED. THE OPINION EXPRESSED IS THAT OF TERRY MCANDREW AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSIDERED A SOLICITATION TO BUY OR SELL SECURITIES IN ANY OF THE COMPANIES DISCUSSED WITHIN THIS NEWSLETTER. CONTENTS OF THIS NEWSLETTER MAY NOT BE REPRINTED OR REBROADCAST WITHOUT THE EXPRESSED WRITTEN CONSENT OF TMAC GOLF