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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 235                                                       
Monday, December 4, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's the last day of school and I'm excited to finish the year, which has been a great year.”

BRAIN TEASER: Rickie Fowler won the Hero World Challenge on Sunday. How many career victories does he have on the PGA TOUR?

ALL IS NOT WELL: It was easily the soundbite that made the biggest impact during a four-and-a-half hour discussion about the future of golf in Scotland. “We are all on the Titanic if we choose not to do anything,” around 500 delegates were told at the first Scottish Golf national conference at the Edinburgh International Conference Centre. When he was subsequently accused by one delegate of being responsible for “a lot of negativity” about the state of the game in its birthplace by delivering that message, Stewart Darling, a Scottish Golf board member, stuck firmly to his guns. “It’s not negativity – it’s reality,” he said in response. READ MORE>>>

PLAYING AROUND: Golf Datatech reported rounds played in the U.S. for the month of October were down 4.1% from last year. Public access play was down 5.4%, while private play was up 1%. Year-to-date the amount of recreational golf played domestically is off 2.2%. Public access is down 3.1% with private play up 1%, according to Golf Datatech research.

The win by Cameron Davis at the Emirates Australian Open, recently, represented a milestone victory for the Pro V1 family. The victory marked the 200th title for Pro V1 and Pro V1x players across the worldwide professional tours over the course of the 2016-2017 season. How does that compare to the rest of the field? It is more than seven times the nearest competitor with 28!

BAG MAN! Tim Mickelson’s days of double dipping have ended. Previously Jon Rahm’s agent, Mickelson, has transitioned to serving as the full-time caddy for Phil Mickelson going forward. Rahm’s team at Lagardère Sports for management and marketing representation now includes Steve Loy (Phil’s former college coach and manager), President of Golf, and Jeff Koski, Player Manager, in the U.S., and Jamie Evans, Director of European Golf, in Europe. 

“Coach Mickelson will always be important to me and has done many good things to support my career, and I wish him and Phil well in their new partnership,” said Rahm in a prepared statement. “I am excited to continue working with Steve and Jeff, who originally recruited me to Lagardère Sports, and have Jaime join the team from Europe. I also have a great team around me, starting with my family, girlfriend, Kelley, Caddy, Adam, Teacher and Trainer, and my Sports Psychologist. I am really excited to continue working with the team at Lagardère Sports and get the 2018 season under way.”

WEB GEMS:

INTERACTIVE FAN EXPERIENCE: Cameron Smith, who wears a maroon polo, loves the Brisbane Broncos and counts his rugby league namesake among his fans, has a theory as to why a rowdy patron was trying to put him off his game in the final holes of the Australian PGA Championship. "No, no I haven't [experienced anything like it before]," Smith said in the wake of his dramatic victory on the Gold Coast. "I guess he was from NSW." If he was, he was soon on his way back after being booted from Royal Pines in bizarre scenes as Smith and overnight leader Jordan Zunic were locked in an epic battle for the Joe Kirkwood Cup. The man had been sledging Smith from beyond the ropes for a number of holes, ramping it up as Smith lined up a vital approach on the 72nd hole of the tournament when he led Zunic (19 under) by a stroke. READ MORE>>>

CLOSING OUT THE YEAR WITH A WIN: Dylan Frittelli beat Arjun Atwal in a play-off to capture his second European Tour title at the AfrAsia Bank Mauritius Open. The 27-year-old South African carded a closing 67 at Heritage Golf Club to set the clubhouse target at 16-under-par. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's the last day of school and I'm excited to finish the year, which has been a great year.”--Sergio Garcia after the third round of the Australian PGA.

Rickie Fowler has four career PGA TOUR victories. He won the 2012 Wells Fargo, 2015 PLAYERS, 2015 Deutsche Bank and the 2017 Honda Classic.

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