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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 237                                                       
Wednesday, December 6, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Golf is crying out to have Tiger back. When he’s playing well, the world’s interested. He brings a lot people into the game that really aren’t interested in our game and I think it’s fantastic. He brings a lot more sponsors into the game, young kids are really interested because Tiger’s a pretty cool guy. Just let him come back at his own pace. Don’t put too much expectation on him. Obviously he expects a lot out of himself as it is but the media shouldn’t be expecting him to come out and win The Masters next year for example.”

BRAIN TEASER: Since the 2016, this player has earned $15,814,426 on the PGA TOUR. Can you name who it is?

IT'S A NUMBERS GAME: Grant Thornton LLP, an independent audit, tax and advisory firm, and the PGA TOUR have established dual five-year partnership agreements. One is a “Proud” Partner of THE PLAYERS Championship and the second as an Official Marketing Partner of the PGA TOUR. In addition, the company has signed a separate partnership with Rickie Fowler.

“Grant Thornton is the kind of acclaimed organization that aligns with the vision and values of the PGA TOUR and THE PLAYERS Championship,” said PGA TOUR Commissioner Jay Monahan. “Moreover, as a Proud Partner of THE PLAYERS, Grant Thornton will help support the continued growth and charitable impact of the event as we strive to present a showcase of excellence for players, guests and fans from around the world.” 

Thornton’s deal with Fowler will see the company’s logo on his right chest in all competitive rounds on the PGA TOUR, and in other professional appearances – beginning in 2018. He is scheduled to appear in the firm’s national advertising campaign next year. “Rickie Fowler is one of the most respected and transformational athletes in the world today, not to mention the game of golf,” said Mike McGuire, chief executive officer of Grant Thornton LLP. “Nobody is better at challenging convention and being transformational.” According to John Hireling, chief marketing officer at Grant Thornton: “In chorus with our sponsorships of the PGA TOUR and THE PLAYERS Championship, Rickie is a perfect fit for our ‘Status Go’ brand positioning – challenging the status quo in a forward-thinking, modern, and difference-making way.”

WEB GEMS:

A RETURN DOWN UNDER: Melbourne will host the World Cup of Golf for the third consecutive time with the 59th edition of the event to be held at the Metropolitan Golf Club from Nov. 21-25, 2018, tournament organizers said on Tuesday. The tournament features two-man teams from 28 nations and is one of the only competitions, outside the Olympics, where players can represent their countries on an international level. READ MORE>>>

TIGERMANIA: The latest comeback by Tiger Woods, this one following a 10-month absence from a fourth back surgery in three years, was sure to cause some disruption in the workforce with the weekday television coverage. It’s rare for a player to tie for ninth and move up 531 spots in the world ranking — Woods now is all the way up to No. 668 — but such were the circumstances. The field featured eight of the top 10 in the world, and it included one guy who had earned ranking points at only two tournaments over the last two years. How much Woods is in the mix remains to be seen, although this was as strong as he has looked in four years. “We have such a deep bench of young, international players, combined with a great group of veterans. All have accomplished a lot in their own right, week in and week out. The story lines will be strong,” Monahan said. “You take a strong PGA Tour and just make it stronger. And it doesn’t just apply when Tiger is playing. The fact he’s back is bringing more attention, more eyeballs, and that’s going to benefit everyone. It’s great to be back in that situation.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Golf is crying out to have Tiger back. When he’s playing well, the world’s interested. He brings a lot people into the game that really aren’t interested in our game and I think it’s fantastic. He brings a lot more sponsors into the game, young kids are really interested because Tiger’s a pretty cool guy. Just let him come back at his own pace. Don’t put too much expectation on him. Obviously he expects a lot out of himself as it is but the media shouldn’t be expecting him to come out and win The Masters next year for example.”--Australian Craig Parry

Justin Thomas has earned $15,814,426 on the PGA TOUR since 2016. In 2016, he played 28 events and made $4,148,546. In 2017 season, he played 25 times (won 5) and earned $9,921,560. So far in the 2018 season, he has played twice (winning once) and picked up $1,766,500. Not bad for someone 24 years old!

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