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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 110                                                       
Wednesday, June 6, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don’t want to let go. Once you do that it is really tough to come back. I haven’t played very well for a while. But I’m a bit more healthy than I was a few months ago, so I will play a full schedule in 2018. I want to see if I can still get a win out of this thing.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the last player to win the St. Jude Classic that isn’t named Daniel Berger?

ON THE RISE: Thanks to a T6 finish at the Memorial, Chilean Joaquin Niemann has earned a Special Temporary Membership of PGA TOUR. He is the youngest player in the tournament history to finish in the top 10, surpassing Ryo Ishikawa, who was 20 years, 8 months and 17 days when he did it in 2012. Prior to winning the Latin America Amateur, Niemann finished T108 at Web.com Tour Qualifying Tournament in early December, failing to gain fully exempt status on the Web.com Tour.

GO FIGURE PART TWO: To continue from Monday’s note on historical scoring at the Memorial, consider the following an amendment in the case to be made that distance hasn’t influenced scoring in recent years on the PGA TOUR. Tiger Woods ranked 1st in the field at the Memorial in strokes gained by approach to the green, despite 65th in strokes gained off the tee. He ranked 3rd in SG: around the green and 72nd in SG: putting. Overall for the week, he ranked #1 in SG: tee to green (thanks to his approach shots) and T23 for strokes gained in total. He was 12th in the field for driving distance (300.9 average) yet finished T23 at Memorial.

The cut line that year at the St. Jude Classic was 1-over par. In 2016, Daniel Berger shot 13-under to claim the first of his two wins in Memphis. Last year, he shot 10-under to win again. The cut line for 2015, 2016 and 2017 was exactly the same, 1-over par. It would seem distance hasn’t influenced scoring at the TPC Southwind.

WE AGREE: The USGA and R&A’s new Distance Insights joint research project, designed to study all aspects of the distance question, has received the endorsement of the American Society of Golf Course Architects. In a statement released Thursday, the ASGCA said “the Board of Governors of the ASGCA supports the USGA and the R&A launch of the Global Distance Insights Project, including the governing bodies’ intent to provide a ‘closer inspection and monitoring to understand the causes and effects of increased distance.’ " READ MORE>>>

FOLLOW THE MONEY! The county grand jury says San Diego is not properly managing its corporate marketing partnerships, making it impossible to determine the success of a program that city officials say has generated $27 million since 1999. The city also made a deal connected to the U.S. Open returning to Torrey Pines municipal golf course in 2021. Turfstar is providing San Diego $7.5 million in cash and other contributions over 12 years, in exchange for the city agreeing to exclusively lease all mowers and other golf maintenance equipment from Turfstar. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

DOES IT MATTER? Former world number one Adam Scott is set to maintain his 17-year streak of competing in major championships after the Australian secured a spot in next week’s U.S. Open through a qualifying event in Columbus, Ohio. READ MORE>>>

WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT? With the U.S. Open only one week away, the field for Shinnecock Hills is starting to take shape. See who's in and who's out as the USGA conducts 12 different 36-hole sectional qualifiers across the U.S., England and Japan to determine the final playing spots in the season's second major. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don’t want to let go. Once you do that it is really tough to come back. I haven’t played very well for a while. But I’m a bit more healthy than I was a few months ago, so I will play a full schedule in 2018. I want to see if I can still get a win out of this thing.”--Ernie Els

Daniel Berger is hoping to win three times in a row in Memphis. The last player to win not named him was Fabian Gomez in 2015.

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