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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 53                                                         
Friday, March 16, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I hope I walk when I'm 42. The amount of times that I've fallen over. But, yeah, I hope I have the desire to want and want to win out here. That's what I'm hoping for because I've always said I'll retire when I don't want to win anymore. I'll retire when I don't have the desire to get better as a player. Because I'll just be beating myself with a stick out there and it's no good to try and beat, at 42, or if you're 40 years old you're trying to beat guys half your age that want it more than you, that's just, you kind of, you're fighting an uphill battle there.”

BRAIN TEASER: The winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational receives something other than a trophy and nice check. They now receive something to honor to Mr. Palmer. Do you know what it is?

TIME IS MONEY: It’s safe to safe the relationship between the USGA and Rolex, which began in 1980, is getting stronger and deeper. “Rolex’s support through nearly four decades has been instrumental in helping us drive the game forward,” said Mike Davis, CEO/executive director of the USGA. “We are excited that the continuation of our partnership will expand our impact on golf around the world and elevate and celebrate our championships’ iconic venues, legendary champions and signature moments in innovative ways.”

Beginning in 2018, Rolex will be the exclusive presenting partner of coverage for eight USGA championships on FOX Sports and FS1, including the U.S. Women’s Open, the U.S. Senior Open and the U.S. Amateur. Rolex’s commitment represents uninterrupted broadcast of these events.

“We are excited to further FOX Sports’ commitment to innovative and immersive viewing experiences for our audiences, as well as targeted messaging for our partners,” said Bruce Lefkowitz, executive VP of ad sales at Fox Networks Group. “These uninterrupted broadcasts give us the opportunity to innovate and differentiate our telecast, while capitalizing on the unique nature of the USGA championships to provide viewers with more live action and new perspectives on the golfers and championships.”

“Our deep commitment for over 50 years to championing the great game of golf and fostering individual excellence have hallmarked our USGA partnership, which stands as one of the longest and widest reaching,” said Arnaud Boetsch, Rolex SA Director of Communication and Image. “We are proud to showcase the greatest moments in golf together and to foster our commitment to developing this great game for years to come.” 

During FOX Sports’ presentation of the U.S. Open from Shinnecock Hills Golf Club in June, Rolex will present the final hour of coverage in uninterrupted format and support an interactive media history experience that will launch in April on usopen.com. Rolex will also continue to serve as the lead partner for Rules of Golf content and remains committed to supporting the work being done to modernize the Rules of Golf globally. 

“The winner in this partnership, ultimately, is the fan,” said Davis. “Uninterrupted live golf coverage across eight of our championships is unprecedented. We are excited for the viewer to see the creativity of FOX Sports and be inspired by the stories that unfold across our championships.”

MONEY CAN’T BUY LOVE, BUT IT MIGHT GET YOU A GAME: All it takes is some time, a really good fitter and money and you too can find more distance (don’t tell the ruling bodies). Case in point, world # 10, Jason Day, a former world #1, has found an equipment change has still found a way to drive it farther. “I changed to a TPT golf shaft, I gained two miles an hour just by changing a shaft, which was nice. I'd like to gain more,” he said before play began at the Arnold Palmer Invitational.

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STARS ARE OUT: Henrik Stenson had a hot putter, a much quieter crowd and a one-shot lead in the Arnold Palmer Invitational. One week after Stenson returned from his winter break and spent two days with Tiger Woods and his raucous crowds, he made birdie on half of the holes at Bay Hill for an 8-under 64, his lowest round ever on the course Arnold built. PGA TOUR rookies Aaron Wise and Talor Gooch each had 65. Wise missed a 6-foot birdie putt on the final hole. Woods again brought out big crowds in the unseasonable chill Thursday morning and gave them quite a show. He hit a tee shot that was out of bounds by inches. He atoned for that with a 71-foot birdie putt. And he wound up with a 68, his best opening round since he returned this year from a fourth back surgery. "I feel like I'm not really thinking as much around the golf course," Woods said. "I can just see and feel it and go." READ MORE>>>

TIGERMANIA 2.0: Tiger Woods is back and so are the galleries as the 14-times major winner sent a jolt of excitement through the Arnold Palmer Invitational on Thursday, carding a four-under 68 that had the crowd around Bay Hill Golf Club buzzing. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I hope I walk when I'm 42. The amount of times that I've fallen over. But, yeah, I hope I have the desire to want and want to win out here. That's what I'm hoping for because I've always said I'll retire when I don't want to win anymore. I'll retire when I don't have the desire to get better as a player. Because I'll just be beating myself with a stick out there and it's no good to try and beat, at 42, or if you're 40 years old you're trying to beat guys half your age that want it more than you, that's just, you kind of, you're fighting an uphill battle there.”--Jason Day.

The winner of the Arnold Palmer Invitational also receives the tournament’s red alpaca cardigan in honor of Mr. Palmer.

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