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VOLUME 7, NUMBER 238                                                       
Thursday, December 7, 2017

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I think this is a very important moment now for golf and himself and for all the people who love the sport in general. He’s the most charismatic star golf has had in the past 50 years or so. For everyone to see him back is something great for the sport.”

BRAIN TEASER: Over the course of the 2015, 2016 and 2017 PGA TOUR seasons, which player earned more money: Jordan Spieth or Dustin Johnson?

WITHOUT THEM NOTHING HAPPENS: The PGA TOUR announced the Valspar Championship captured first place from among the 16 tournaments that participated in the 2017 PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge. Part of the TOUR’s “Together, anything’s possible” charitable mission, the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge is a friendly “vote-for-me” competition designed to raise funds for charity while recognizing the talent, passion and commitment of the TOUR’s more than 100,000 tournament volunteers nationwide.  

As part of the program, volunteers at each tournament reached out to friends, family members and co-workers, inviting them to visit PGATOUR.com/Volunteers to vote for their favorite tournament volunteer. At the end of the voting period, the volunteer with the most votes won the opportunity to present a check on behalf of Astellas Pharma US, Inc., the makers of Myrbetriq (mirabegron), for $10,000 in his or her name. In addition, each tournament had the opportunity to raise an additional $65,000 in charitable funds based on the total number of votes earned collectively by volunteers and the tournament.

As the tournament whose volunteers collected the most votes, the Valspar Championship earned $55,000 in bonus charitable funds that will be disbursed to local charities. The American Family Insurance Championship on PGA TOUR Champions finished second and earned $35,000 in charitable funds, while The Honda Classic received $25,500 in charitable funds for finishing third. Fourth place went to the DEAN & DELUCA Invitational, which earned $20,500 in charitable funds.

“All of the participating tournaments did a fantastic job of motivating their teams, executing creative social media campaigns, and engaging community partners for the benefit of so many worthy non-profit organizations in the communities where the PGA TOUR plays,” said Anne Davis, director of public relations and community outreach at the PGA TOUR. “We are very appreciative of their efforts and congratulate each of our top four tournament winners. Astellas Pharma US, Inc. recognizes the importance of volunteerism and has done a wonderful job championing all TOUR volunteers.”

WEB GEMS:

OUCH! Louis Oosthuizen has pulled out of the Johannesburg Open starting on Thursday after a freak accident that will go down as one of sport’s more unusual injuries. READ MORE>>>

GREAT SCOTT! Adam Scott has no doubt he can claw back up the world golf rankings in 2018 after bouncing back from a similarly poor season only two years ago.
His missed cut at last week's Australian PGA Championship, in his own backyard of the Gold Coast, signed off a winless year interrupted by the birth of his second child and regular bouts of sickness. At world No.31 and unlikely to tee up competitively until mid February, Scott has ensured his worst end-of-year ranking since 2009, after starting 2017 at No.7. But the 2013 Masters champion said nailing two US Tour wins early in 2016 after a disappointing and winless 2015 season has taught him his form slumps don't last long. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: I think this is a very important moment now for golf and himself and for all the people who love the sport in general. He’s the most charismatic star golf has had in the past 50 years or so. For everyone to see him back is something great for the sport.”--Rafael Nadal, the current No. 1-ranked tennis player in the world and winner of 16 Grand Slam singles titles.

During the 2015, 16 and 17 PGA TOUR seasons Jordan Spieth has earned $27,801,968 compared to Dustin Johnson making $23,606,843. Spieth won 12 times in this period, while Johnson picked up 5 victories.

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