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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 151                                                       
Thursday, August 3, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I still consider J.P. one of my best friends, one of my closest friends. But sometimes to preserve a personal relationship, you might have to sacrifice a professional one, and that was sort of the decision that I came to in the end.”

BRAIN TEASER: Dustin Johnson ranks second in all time World Golf Championship wins with five. He is the only player who has won all four WGC titles. Can you name the player that has won more than Johnson?

OPPORTUNITY IS CALLING: The R&A and Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation (APGC) have announced that the first ever Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific golf championship will be played at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore from February 21-24, 2018. The inaugural event will provide the women’s amateur golfers in the region with the opportunity to earn an invitation to play in two major championships: the Ricoh Women’s British Open and the ANA Inspiration.

The winner of the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific will be invited by HSBC to play in the HSBC Women’s Championship.  Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A said, “One of our overriding objectives is to identify opportunities to further develop and grow women’s amateur golf in key regions around the world. The Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific offers the chance for the region’s best amateur golfers to aspire to compete at the highest level. We have seen how successful the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship has been in providing a springboard for the elite men’s amateurs and we look forward to replicating this success in unearthing the emerging talents of the women’s game in future.”

Dr David Cherry, Chairman of the Asia-Pacific Golf Confederation, added, “It is an exciting time for women’s amateur golf in the region and we are delighted to be partnering with The R&A to launch the Women’s Amateur Asia-Pacific championship. Some of the world’s most talented women’s golfers have come from the Asia-Pacific region and we believe that this event will be a hugely important opportunity for elite players to develop their skills and gain valuable experience.”

The format for the championship will be 72 holes of stroke play and players will be invited to participate from member countries of the APGC based on the WORLD AMATEUR GOLF RANKING.

THE LONG BALL: Firestone CC (South), home to the WGC Bridgestone Invitation, has yielded 56 drives over 400 yards. 49 of those 56 drives over 400 yards have come at the par 5, 16th hole. Last season, Justin Thomas had the longest drive at Firestone CC, launching a 414-yard drive on the hole. Yet, it has yielded only 166 total eagles since 2003. Firestone CC has the third fewest total eagles on the PGA TOUR during this time. East Lake GC (87) and Spyglass Hill (151) rank first and second in terms of least amount of eagles made since 2003 on TOUR.

BUYER’S MARKET? Tour Edge calls itself Golf’s Most Solid Investment and it has officially released the new hybrid that recently debuted on the PGA Champions Tour. The new Exotics CBX hybrid was sent out early to the PGA Champions Tour and was immediately put into the bags of several players. It ultimately helped earn a second-place finish at the Senior Players Championship.

“We knew the hybrid would perform based on the advanced technology and the amazing numbers we have seen it put up in testing,” said Executive Vice President of Tour Edge John Craig. “We are thrilled with the response it received on Tour, how quickly it was embraced and with such confidence. We’ve got something special on our hands here.”

In development for over two years, the CBX hybrid was designed with multi-material construction that includes top of the line Beta Titanium, Hyper Steel and Carbon Composite. This unique combination produces a penetrating ball flight, according to the company. President and Chief Designer David Glod stated, “All Exotics products embrace new materials and manufacturing methods. We call it our material advantage and it’s the very DNA of all Exotics products; the CBX hybrid is our latest example of this ethos.”

The CBX is available in16°, 18°, and 20 models with a suggested retail price: $249.99. It is projected to be available on September 15, 2017.

WEB GEMS:

TIME FORE A REST: Martin Kaymer has withdrawn from the PGA Championship next week because of an injury to his left shoulder. Kaymer, who won the tournament in 2010 at Whistling Straits for his first major title, also withdrew from the Bridgestone Invitational this week. His brother, Phillip Kaymer, says he has inflammation in the tendon of his upper biceps and doctors have advised stepping away from golf for 10 days. READ MORE>>>

IN GOLF WE TRUST: "A lot of my friends are gardeners. I never understood it. Then I started building golf courses—it's gardening on a big scale." He clearly loves the game, and even at 71 is easily the best golfer who has ever lived in the White House. It is a long-standing trope that golf reveals a lot about a man's character. What, then, does President Trump's life in golf say about him? READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I still consider J.P. one of my best friends, one of my closest friends. But sometimes to preserve a personal relationship, you might have to sacrifice a professional one, and that was sort of the decision that I came to in the end.”--Rory McIlroy on his decision to part ways with caddie J.P. Fitzgerald.

Dustin Johnson ranks second in all time World Golf Championship wins behind Tiger Woods with 18.

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