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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 217                                                       
Monday, November 6, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “We need to do something about the golf ball. I just think it’s going too far, because we’re having to build golf courses, if they want to have a championship venue, they’ve got to be 7,400 to 7,800 yards long. And if the game keeps progressing the way it is with technology, I think the 8,000-yard golf course is not too far away. And that’s pretty scary because we don’t have enough property to start designing these type of golf courses, and it just makes it so much more complicated.”

BRAIN TEASER: Justin Rose won the Turkish Airlines Open on Sunday. How many times has he won on the European Tour?

LOCKED UP: The PGA of America has extended CEO Pete Bevacqua’s contract through December 2024. He has been on the job as CEO since November 2012, and his current contract was set to expire at the end of 2021. The PGA Board of Directors approved the extension at the 101st PGA Annual Meeting in Austin, Texas.

“With tremendous leadership and professionalism, Pete Bevacqua has furthered the PGA’s mission and guided our vision for the future,” said PGA President Paul Levy. “Pete is highly respected throughout the golf industry and the business world. The PGA of America is proud to call him our CEO, as he is devoted to our Members and ensuring that the game of golf extends its reach to everyone.”

WINNER’S CLUBS: Patrick Cantlay was number one in the World Amateur Golf Ranking for 55 weeks. Back in 2011, he finished in the top-25 of his first four PGA Tour events as an amateur, including being the low amateur at the U.S. Open that year. The next week, he went out and shot the lowest round in PGA Tour history by an amateur with a course record 60 at the Travelers Championship. The UCLA Bruin from Long Beach, CA., picked up his first PGA TOUR victory in just his 43-career event at the Shriners Hospital For Children Open. Here is what Patrick Cantlay had in his bag:

Driver: Titleist 917D2 (9.5) driver
3-wood: Titleist 915F (15*)
Hybrid: Titleist 816H2 *21*)
Irons: Titleist 714 AP2 (4-PW)
Wedges: Vokey Design SM5 gap (54) and SM6 sand (56) and lob (60)
Putter: Scotty Cameron GSS
Ball: Pro V1x
Shoes: FJ ProSL

Patrick Cantlay’s– Numbers for the week:
Eagles: 0
Birdies: 20
Pars: 42
Bogeys: 9
Double Bogeys: 1
Cumulative Score: 275

WEB GEMS:

ADVANCED PLANNING: San Francisco’s Olympic Club, a venue awash in golf history, has agreed to host the 2028 PGA Championship and 2032 Ryder Cup, The Chronicle has learned. The deal, which will be officially announced Wednesday in a news conference at the club, effectively removes Olympic from the U.S. Open rotation for the foreseeable future. READ MORE>>>

MAJOR SURPRISE? Jason Day has revealed he'll miss the US Open for the first time in his career if his third child is born during the second major of 2018. "Although I've had some good results at the US Open, Ellie and I are really excited about our third child and I want to be there to support her," Day told AAP. "I'm not missing the birth." READ MORE>>>

FLYING HIGH! “This is incredibly sweet,” said the 2013 U.S. Open champion. “It’s like a bus, you wait ages for one and then two turn up at once.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “We need to do something about the golf ball. I just think it’s going too far, because we’re having to build golf courses, if they want to have a championship venue, they’ve got to be 7,400 to 7,800 yards long. And if the game keeps progressing the way it is with technology, I think the 8,000-yard golf course is not too far away. And that’s pretty scary because we don’t have enough property to start designing these type of golf courses, and it just makes it so much more complicated.”--Tiger Woods recently on U-Conn. women’s basketball Coach Geno Auriemma’s podcast.

Justin Rose picked up his 10th European Tour victory on Sunday at the Turkish Airlines Open. He won his eighth PGA Tour title at the WGC HSBC Champions the previous week in Shanghai, China.

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