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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 172                                                       
Friday, September 1, 2017

In observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Daily Pulse will not be published on Monday September 4th. It will resume publishing on Tuesday, September 5th. A happy, safe holiday weekend to everyone in the United States and Canada!

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The job, I didn't have a lot of coaching in advance. Corporately, we plan 20 years down the road. We have plans for every couple year’s iteration going all the way out to 20 years. That, of course, is subject to dramatic change depending on who the chairman is at the time. So whether or not my 20year plan would be embraced by the person that follows me is subject to debate perhaps. But we plan very far into the future.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player currently ranks 6th in the FedExCup standings and 5th in the Presidents Cup standings. He needs a 5th place or better finish to move into the top 5 of the FedExCup standings. He has had past success at the Dell Technologies Championship, winning it in 2015. Who is he?

SO LONG SUMMER 2017: AAA Travel is projecting 34.7 million Americans will journey 50 miles or more from home during the Labor Day holiday weekend, the highest volume for the holiday since 2008 and a 1.3 percent increase over 2013. Nearly 86 percent of travelers (29.7 million) will celebrate the holiday with a final road trip before summer comes to a close and children head back to school. The Labor Day holiday travel period is defined as Thursday, August 28 to Monday, September 1. Among some of the highlights from 2014 Labor Day Travel Forecast include:

• Historically, when Labor Day weekend begins in August, Americans have shown a higher tendency to travel.
• Consumer spending has surpassed income growth, indicating that Americans are willing to take on debt to finance a vacation.
• Automobile travel will increase by 1.4 percent this year, with 29.7 million travelers hitting the road.
• Nearly eight percent of travelers (2.65 million) will travel by air, a one percent increase from last year.
• Travelers will encounter airfares just two percent higher than last year and daily car rental costs that remain consistent at $51.
Hotel rates at AAA Two Diamond hotels are nine percent higher than last year and Three Diamond hotels are six percent more.

“As the economy makes modest gains, more Americans are joining the labor force this year,” said AAA Chief Operating Officer Marshall L. Doney. “With Labor Day symbolizing the American workers’ contributions to the strength and prosperity of our country, it’s only fitting that millions are choosing to celebrate this positive direction with an all-American road trip.”

Consumer spending is continuing to rise in spite of stagnant income growth. In the third quarter of this year spending is expected to increase 3.8 percent year-over-year, while disposable personal income is only expected to increase 1.4 percent. Reliance on credit cards, rather than increasing income, is fueling holiday travel spending this year, AAA reported. While economic growth is slow, consumers are feeling more comfortable taking on debt. “This year, Americans are more optimistic about their financial situation,” continued Doney.  “Consumer spending continues to outpace disposable income, indicating that Americans are comfortable using their credit cards to take one last summer vacation this year.”

MONEY REMAINS NO OBJECT? A round of golf at the newly redesigned golf course at Adare Manor will be the most expensive in Ireland with green fees set to cost 340 euros during peak season. A spokeswoman for the Limerick resort – which hopes to host the 2026 Ryder Cup – confirmed to The Irish Times that the course will open for play in March 2018, while the hotel will accommodate guests from November 23rd. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

WOODS STARTS THE ROAD BACK: “Dr. gave me the ok to start pitching.” READ MORE>>>

HERE'S JOHNNY: Johnny Miller raved about the abundance of talent but wondered if today’s stars crave winning — need winning — the way Woods did. “Tiger’s dad taught him to search and destroy,” Miller said. “Don’t be nice, don’t be friends with anybody. It was a military, Green Beret-type mentality. There are so many nice guys on tour now, at the top. They’re just pleasant. They work hard and go to the gym, but they’re not guys like Lee Trevino and Hale Irwin and Raymond Floyd, with an edge.” Miller compared Johnson, the world’s No. 1-ranked player, to Clint Eastwood in “the way he moves and everything.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The job, I didn't have a lot of coaching in advance. Corporately, we plan 20 years down the road. We have plans for every couple year’s iteration going all the way out to 20 years. That, of course, is subject to dramatic change depending on who the chairman is at the time. So whether or not my 20year plan would be embraced by the person that follows me is subject to debate perhaps. But we plan very far into the future.”-- Augusta National Chairman, Billy Payne in April of 2016. He recently announced his retirement effectively in October.

Rickie Fowler currently ranks 6th in the FedExCup standings and 5th in the Presidents Cup standings. Fowler (2015 Dell Technologies Championship winner) needs a 5th place or better finish to move into the top 5 of the FedExCup standings. In the FedExCup Playoffs, Fowler is 89-under par in the first three rounds combined and is 21-over par in his final round. The last time Fowler shot under par in the final round was the 2015 BMW Championship at Conway Farms GC (2-under 69).

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