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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 121                                                       
Thursday, June 21, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I liked to figure things out for myself. Looking back, nobody taught me but countless people encouraged me. I think building up the ego of a young man is very important. But making golf a science and insisting that people study it, they get the feeling ‘this is difficult’. Whereas really, they should consider it easy because it is. It’s just whacking a ball, for goodness sakes.’’

BRAIN TEASER: This player is a combined 94-under par at TPC River Highlands, best of any player since 2006.He’s had 22 rounds of 67 or better, most of any player at TPC River Highlands, during this time. Who is he?

LIKE ME! The PGA TOUR has an agreement with Facebook to distribute exclusive Saturday and Sunday live competition coverage, on a free basis, from eight tournaments leading into the FedExCup Playoffs for the 2017-18 season. Airing on Facebook Watch in the United States, the coverage will be produced under the PGA TOUR LIVE brand and, similar to the TOUR’s subscription OTT service, will follow two featured groups that tee off in the morning of the third and final rounds. The PGA TOUR will produce the coverage for Facebook’s social video platform, with interactive elements aimed to engage fans. For example, the coverage will incorporate fan questions and comments.

“We are thrilled to add Facebook to an already impressive lineup of global digital and broadcast partners,” said Chris Wandell, VP Media Business Development of the PGA TOUR. “The PGA TOUR has put a premium on distributing exclusive content on emerging media platforms with a goal of reaching new and diverse audiences.”

The Facebook Watch coverage begins at the Travelers Championship on Saturday and Sunday. The remaining events in 2018 include: Quicken Loans National; A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier; John Deere Classic; RBC Canadian Open; World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational; Wyndham Championship; and THE NORTHERN TRUST.

“No matter if it's a weekend foursome or water-cooler conversation about a top moment on TOUR, golf brings people together,” said Devi Mahadevia, Facebook’s North America Live Sports Programming Lead. “So we're delighted to partner with the PGA TOUR to help it reach new fans and deliver interactive, live coverage on Facebook that taps into the social nature of the sport.”

The Facebook Watch-exclusive coverage window will begin at approximately 8:30 a.m. ET on both Saturday and Sunday of each event and will conclude when Golf Channel’s lead-in coverage begins. Following the featured group coverage, PGA TOUR LIVE Featured Holes coverage will be streamed globally on a non-exclusive basis on Facebook.

STEP UP! FootJoy and Hole19 announced the continuation of the partnership for 2018. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

TOO LITTLE, TOO LATE? “I know this should’ve come sooner, but it’s taken me a few days to calm down. My anger and frustration got the best of me last weekend,” Mickelson wrote. “I’m embarrassed and disappointed by my actions. It was clearly not my finest moment and I’m sorry.” READ MORE>>>

R.I.P.: Hubert Green, who won a U.S. Open playing portions of the final round despite a threat against his life, has died. He was 71. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I liked to figure things out for myself. Looking back, nobody taught me but countless people encouraged me. I think building up the ego of a young man is very important. But making golf a science and insisting that people study it, they get the feeling ‘this is difficult’. Whereas really, they should consider it easy because it is. It’s just whacking a ball, for goodness sakes.’’-The late, great, Peter Thomson.

Bubba Watson is a combined 94-under par at TPC River Highlands, the best of any player since 2006, including 22 rounds of 67 or better.

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