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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 98                                                         
Friday, May 18, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “When I look at the bigger picture of things, obviously winning on the PGA TOUR is great and it's the first win I had in three years since the FedExCup. It was a struggle so there's a lot of ups and downs and reassured my position on the PGA TOUR but the bigger picture of things, it was the right time, the right platform to come out with our struggle, my wife's struggle dealing with alcoholism. That's really the best thing that came out of me winning.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who is the defending champion of the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major championships?

DON’T STOP BELIEVING! Aspiration is an important part of the golf business. Recreational players that aspire to compete at a higher level can play many of the same venues the professional circuit toils on. They can shoot comparable scores, yet not under the tournament conditions. However, it doesn’t stop those from believing or dreaming of some day playing against the best. Case in point, the USGA accepted a total of 9,049 entries for the 2018 U.S. Open Championship at Shinnecock Hills Golf Club.

However, the number drops significantly in the over 50 crowd. The USGA reported it accepted 2,738 entries for the 39th U.S. Senior Open Championship, scheduled for June 28-July 1, 2018 at The Broadmoor (East Course). The U.S. Senior Open is open to professional golfers, and amateurs with a handicap index not exceeding 3.4 who are 50 years of age at the start of championship play. Conversely, to be eligible for US Open qualifying a player must have a handicap index not exceeding 1.4, or be a professional.

NEW NUMBER TWO: The European Tour has announced that Guy Kinnings is to join the European Tour in the role of Deputy CEO and Ryder Cup Director, reporting to the Chief Executive, Keith Pelley. Aside from assisting Pelley in corporate, commercial and tournament areas of the business, Kinnings will also take over the reins of the Ryder Cup Director role when current incumbent Richard Hills steps down at the conclusion of this year’s contest at Le Golf National in September. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

GOING OUT ON TOP: Ben Bender decided to go out on top. The 93-year-old from Ohio had been playing golf for 65 years when he hit his first-ever hole-in-one last month and promptly announced he had played his final ever round. READ MORE>>>

GOLF’S MOST INTERESTING MAN: Miguel Angel Jimenez shot an 8-under 64 on Thursday to take the first-round lead in the Regions Tradition, the first of the PGA Tour Champions’ five major championships. Jimenez birdied the first four holes in a front-nine 30 at Greystone Golf & Country Club. The Spaniard took the outright lead with a short birdie putt on No. 13 after a rain delay of 1 hour, 17 minutes. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “When I look at the bigger picture of things, obviously winning on the PGA TOUR is great and it's the first win I had in three years since the FedExCup. It was a struggle so there's a lot of ups and downs and reassured my position on the PGA TOUR but the bigger picture of things, it was the right time, the right platform to come out with our struggle, my wife's struggle dealing with alcoholism. That's really the best thing that came out of me winning.”--Last year’s AT&T Byron Nelson champion, Billy Horschel.

Bernhard Langer is the defending champ and two-time winner of the Regions Traditions. His final-round 64 was the lowest round of the tournament and his eighth consecutive round in the 60s at Greystone Golf & Country Club. He opened the 2018 tournament shooting 70. He has a record 10 senior major titles and is trying to become the first to win the Tradition three straight years since it began in 1989.

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