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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 75                                                         
Tuesday, April 17, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's truly been the hardest Sunday I've ever had in any tournament because the crowd wanted it so much and I wanted it so much. You can tell how excited everybody is, I felt that tension, I felt that stress, I felt everything magnified. They played a huge part, I came for them mainly so I'm just glad I can win this one for the Spanish people."

BRAIN TEASER: The 2018 RBC Heritage was the 24th of 44 events in the PGA TOUR Season, believe it or not. Despite the calendar saying its only April, more than half of the TOUR season is already completed. Do you know how many points were needed last season to qualify for the season ending FedExCup playoffs?

HE SHOOTS, HE SCORES! The NHL announced the broadcast schedule for the opening round of the Stanley Cup Playoffs. But in a move we haven’t seen before, there will also be at least two games on -- Golf Channel! READ MORE>>>

ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE: Arccos Golf has announced the premiere of Arccos Coaches Dashboard, a free, web-based platform that allows PGA Professionals, college coaches and other instructors to access, analyze students’ on-course performance data. It was developed in consultation with Bob Ford, Arccos Advisory Board Chair and General Manager at Seminole Golf Club.

“Almost all of the world’s best players and their coaches use on-course performance data to inform their practice regimens and tournament strategies,” stated Sal Syed, Arccos CEO and Co-Founder. “Now, every instructor and any player can benefit from the same type of factual, non-biased insights. This means much more efficient lessons, greater student satisfaction and enhanced revenue opportunities for coaches.”

Arccos Coaches Dashboard eliminates the need to rely on a student’s post-round feedback. The intent is to provide a wide array of insights to coaches such as advanced analytics; strokes gained analysis, accuracy and performance data for every club and distance as well as player performance trend identification.

"With the Arccos Coaches Dashboard, instructors can use on-course performance data to connect with their students in ways that weren't previously possible," said Bob Ford. "Coaches now have streamlined access to data-driven insights for every player. When play on the course dictates what happens on the lesson tee, a total paradigm shift in coaching begins."

“Every college team is looking for an edge, and having on-course performance data that’s automatically captured for every player is that edge,” said Chawwadee Rompothong, Yale Women’s Golf Team Head Coach. “In the Arccos Coaches Dashboard, I can look at each player’s unique tendencies and trends. This will make it an invaluable resource for our team going forward."

CHEERS: The PGA of America and Anheuser-Busch announced that Michelob ULTRA has been designated as the Official Beer Sponsor of the Ryder Cup and PGA Championship. This new partnership includes rights for the Ryder Cup through 2020, as well as the PGA Championship through 2019. Financial details were not disclosed.

The sponsorship will commence with the 2018 PGA Championship at Bellerive Country Club in St. Louis, Aug. 6-12. Then, beginning with the 2019 PGA Championship at Bethpage Black on Long Island, New York, Michelob ULTRA will also serve as the presenting sponsor of the Wanamaker Club. In addition, the beer brand will be presenting sponsor of the International Pavilion for the 2020 Ryder Cup at Whistling Straits in Kohler, Wisconsin.

WEB GEMS:

LOVE NOT HATE: Patrick Reed won the Masters. Since then, he’s worn the green jacket multiple places, because he won the freaking Masters. That led a surprisingly large swath of people to mock Reed for doing so. Here’s one example: READ MORE>>>

THE HEAT INDEX: Patrick Reed unjustly catching heat for wearing green jacket to multiple sporting events. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's truly been the hardest Sunday I've ever had in any tournament because the crowd wanted it so much and I wanted it so much. You can tell how excited everybody is, I felt that tension, I felt that stress, I felt everything magnified. They played a huge part, I came for them mainly so I'm just glad I can win this one for the Spanish people."

365 points were needed to qualify for the FedExCup Playoffs in 2017, 483 to qualify for Dell Technologies Championship, 689 for BMW Championship and 1,322 to qualify for the TOUR Championship. Japan’s Satoshi Kodaira won the 2018 RBC Heritage, which included $1,206,000 and 500 FedEx Cup points.

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