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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 236                                                       
Tuesday, December 5, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Living in Jupiter, being able to play with Tiger now that he's back playing and the other guys at home, when we're home we get to practice and play with guys that we compete with. That's I think a big advantage versus playing with guys that aren't at the same level. You can get some good matches and challenge yourself when you're playing with some good amateurs, you're giving them two, three, four shots a side, but it's the real deal when you're playing against some of the best players in the world and arguably one of the best players that's ever played our game, especially when it comes to winning.”

BRAIN TEASER: Rickie Fowler opened his final round at the Hero Challenge with seven birdies before making his first par on the par-4 eighth hole. In comparison (in official PGA TOUR events), that would equal the longest such streak to open a round since Joe Durant had seven in a row at the beginning of round four at the 2005 Honda Classic. Do you know who has the longest birdie streak on the PGA TOUR?

TOPGOLF GOES TO DUBAI: Topgolf has announced a partnership with Dubai Golf to open a venue in the United Arab Emirates. It will be the company’s first location in the Middle East. "Topgolf is an experience that can be universally enjoyed, and our global expansion is just getting started," said Topgolf Entertainment Group Co-Chairman and CEO Erik Anderson. "No matter one's country of origin, gender or background, there is never a shortage of demand for a fun social activity complemented by great food, drinks and music. Topgolf is a place for everyone."

Scheduled to open in 2019, the Topgolf Dubai venue will be located in the heart of New Dubai at Emirates Golf Club, home of the annual Omega Dubai Desert Classic and the Omega Dubai Ladies Classic. The three-level venue will be 60,000 square feet and situated on approximately 12 acres of land.

Topgolf Dubai will closely resemble the Topgolf venues in the United States, with a rooftop terrace offering views over the marina and city skyline. Dubai Golf, a leisure subsidiary of wasl Asset Management Group, will manage the venue on a day-to-day basis working with Topgolf to ensure the culture; fun and hospitality are brought to the city. "Since opening in 1988, Emirates Golf Club has remained at the forefront of golf development within the Middle East," said wasl Asset Management Chief Hospitality & Leisure Officer Mustafa Al Hashimi. "Throughout the past 30 years, we have continuously focused on innovation and investment in our facilities to ensure that we remain the leading golf destination in the region, and we are delighted to be bringing the Topgolf experience to the Club." 

Dubai Golf CEO Christopher May added, "We are focused on expanding the reach of golf within the region, and Topgolf will bring an exciting and unique new way of enjoying the game to the residents and visitors of Dubai. We are looking forward to the opening of what will be a very exciting addition to Dubai Golf."

FORE MORE YEARS: The PGA TOUR and Sony Corporation (Sony) have agreed to extend their partnership by another four years, through 2022. The upcoming Sony Open in Hawaii will mark the 20th year of Sony's sponsorship, tying it for the third-longest tenured title sponsor on the PGA TOUR. 

"Twenty-eighteen will be the momentous 20th anniversary of the Sony Open in Hawaii," said Kazuo Hirai, President and CEO, Representative Corporate Executive Officer, Sony Corporation. "To us, the Sony Open is not just a golf tournament; it has allowed us to provide continuous support to the local Hawaiian community. Together with everyone involved in organizing the tournament and our charitable partners at The Harry & Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, we hope to continue contributing to the people of Hawaii."

The tournament has been held at Waialae Country Club since its debut in 1965. In 1999, Friends of Hawaii Charities, Inc., became the host organization and Sony became title sponsor. The following year, The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Foundation, Inc., became the Sony Open's charity partner. Since 1999, approximately $17 million has been distributed to 350 Hawaii not-for-profit organizations. More than $1 million has been raised annually since 2005.

GOING ROGUE? Callaway has expanded its driver line to include more clubs with “Jailbreak” technology. Two submissions from the company, Rogue and Rogue Sub Zero, appeared on the USGA's list of conforming driver heads published on Monday. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

IN HIS OWN WORDS: “In November 2016 I was diagnosed with muscular dystrophy, an incurable disease. The last few months have been the most trying of my life. I have a new reality now, and a new purpose. In 2011, I started to notice that my right pec was deteriorating. I could see it in pictures and in my reflection in the mirror. So I started to seek the help of specialists all over the country, and even several in Canada. That was the beginning of a five-year period of misdiagnoses, frustration and confusion. I visited over 25 doctors. While they were “racking their brains,” my weakness progressed, my swing speed decreased and I continued to lose muscle in my chest. Today my entire right pec is almost gone.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Living in Jupiter, being able to play with Tiger now that he's back playing and the other guys at home, when we're home we get to practice and play with guys that we compete with. That's I think a big advantage versus playing with guys that aren't at the same level. You can get some good matches and challenge yourself when you're playing with some good amateurs, you're giving them two, three, four shots a side, but it's the real deal when you're playing against some of the best players in the world and arguably one of the best players that's ever played our game, especially when it comes to winning.”--Rickie Fowler

Despite those that cry foul regarding the length the modern golf ball travels, the longest birdie streak on the PGA TOUR was set all the way back in 2009 at the RBC Canadian Open. Mark Calcavecchia was the culprit going nine consecutive holes during his second round (65) where he eventually finished T8.

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