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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 174                                                       
Wednesday, September 6, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “There's never a guarantee in anything. You know, he has to do what he thinks is best for the team and I totally support that either way.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last player(s) to win five times in a single season on the PGA TOUR?

COINCIDENCE? There is a popular phrase that goes: “It's hard to believe in coincidence, but it's even harder to believe in anything else.” In recent months we’ve come to learn the PGA TOUR has decided to modify its schedule rather than go up against the National Football League. The PLAYERS Championship has been pushed forward as has the PGA Championship to accommodate for this strategy shift. Its believed next year’s FedExCup playoffs will conclude by Labor Day in an effort maximize eyeballs to the game. Therefore, should it come as a surprise that the NFL regular season kicks off this week and the FedExCup playoffs are on sabbatical until it resumes next week in Chicago? Conspiracy theorist would ring the bell these plans have been in place for longer than we suspect!

PLAY BALL: The San Diego Padres and Callaway Golf are teaming up again with that The Links at Petco Park, the original nine-hole ballpark golf experience. It will return for the third year in a row from Thursday, October 5 to Tuesday, October 10.

"Petco Park was the first MLB ballpark to host a nine-hole golf course and we are excited to once again offer this unique and fun experience,” said Padres Chief Operating Officer Erik Greupner. “The event has grown and improved every year and working together with Callaway, we've made this year’s course the best layout to date.” 

“The Links at Petco Park is the original and the best in-stadium golf experience,” said Harry Arnett, SVP, Marketing, Callaway Golf. “In partnership with the Padres, our mission since we started years ago has been to provide a one-of-a-kind experience on every hole in Petco Park, and that will definitely be elevated this year.”

The fully immersive nine-hole course will feature signature holes from years past at home plate and the roof of the Western Metal Supply Co. building. As part of the newly configured course layout, participants will be able to tee off from underneath the National League’s largest video board screen in left field. Holes throughout the course will also feature unique themes and the opportunity to win prizes. Golfers will be escorted by their own dedicated caddy for the entirety of the course. Mulligans will also be available for purchase with proceeds benefitting Pro Kids, an organization aimed at serving underserved youth by promoting character development, life skills and values through education and the game of golf.

"Pro Kids/The First Tee of San Diego is excited and honored to be a part of The Links at Petco Park again this year," said Pro Kids CEO, Andrew Holets. "In part thanks to Callaway Golf and the Padres, our kids will be able to continue carrying the values golf instills in all of us; humility, bravery, and kindness."

Upon completion of the course, players will finish their day in the Omni Premier Club, which will be transformed into a Callaway clubhouse. There, they will have the opportunity to relax with additional food and beverages available for purchase, watch other golfers along the course, putt on a putting green and shop for commemorative items.

The course will be reserved for media and corporate use on Wednesday, October 4, and will be open to the public for purchase Thursday, October 5 to Tuesday, October 10. Tee times go on sale to Padres Members at 10:00 a.m. PT today at www.padres.com/thelinks. Past buyers and those who registered on the wait list will have access to a pre-sale on Wednesday, September 6th. Tee times to the general public will go on sale today, Wednesday, September 6th at 2:00 p.m. Entry may be purchased for twosomes or foursomes, reserving tee times throughout the day beginning at 7:00 a.m. Callaway clubs and balls will be provided for golfers to use for this experience.

Pricing starts at $150 for twosomes ($75 per player) and $300 for foursomes. The cost includes a limited edition “The Links at Petco Park” hat, a nine-hole round for each golfer, scorecard, access to the clubhouse and a dedicated caddy for each foursome.  Upgraded premium twosome and foursome packages will also be available for $550 and $1,100 respectively and include a custom Padres-themed pitching wedge and one parking pass per twosome. Spectator tickets will also be available for $5.

PORTSIDERS: KZG has added a left hand model to its ZO Plus Blades irons. Commercial feasibility, according to the company, prohibits other companies from manufacturing left handed clubs due to the cost of tooling and amortizing typically yields smaller volume. “KZG has held the position as the #1 Custom ProLine due to its continuing commitment to offer equipment that is ‘demonstrably better,’” reported Jennifer King, President of KZG. “We don’t skimp on our materials or our manufacturing processes, we insist on perfection. We know our lefties will love the new ZO Plus, which will prove to be the most versatile and accurate blades on the market.”

The ZO Plus Blades are available in both RH and LH, #3-9, PW.  Each ZO Plus Blade will be custom fit and custom built with the ideal shaft for every golfer’s unique swing. MSRP starts at $179 per club depending on shaft selection.

WEB GEMS:

TIGER TALK: “I worry about his quality of life. He’s had four back surgeries, and I just don't want to see him hurt himself anymore. It’s not like he has anything to prove, but he just loves to compete. He adores the game. He obviously does; otherwise he wouldn't put himself through this.” READ MORE>>>

THE SKY IS FALLING! Rory McIlroy’s missed cut in the Dell Technologies Championship has seen him slip from fourth to sixth in the world — his worst ranking for more than three years. It's the first time McIlroy has been ranked outside the top five in the world since 13 July 2014. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “There's never a guarantee in anything. You know, he has to do what he thinks is best for the team and I totally support that either way.”--Phil Mickelson after the Dell Technologies Championship on his chances of being picked for the President’s Cup team.

With his fifth win, Justin Thomas became the first player to win five or more times in a season on TOUR since Jordan Spieth and Jason Day won five times during the 2014-15 season. Other multiple winners this season include Dustin Johnson (4), Jordan Spieth (3) and Hideki Matsuyama (3). Thomas became the fourth player since 1960 to capture five wins, including a major, in a season before the age of 25 (Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Jordan Spieth).

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