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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 127                                                       
Thursday, June 28, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Because of what happened last year in the U.S. Open, I went with the mindset of I’m going to try to behave perfectly, which means having a smile on my face the whole time. And it’s hard to go against who you are, to be honest. It is the last time I’m ever going to make the mistake of trying to be somebody who I’m not.”

BRAIN TEASER: He is the only player on the PGA Tour currently ranked in the top-10 in strokes gained tee to green, strokes gained approach and strokes gained around the green. Who is he?

FUN FACTS: Last season, TPC Potomoc at Avenel was the toughest course played of any non-major. For the week, the field combined to make 41 triple bogeys or worse (USGA eat your hearts out). TPC Sawgrass ranked first with 55 triples or greater.

Last season, the 11th hole was the hardest hole on the PGA TOUR. It played to a scoring average of +0.521. There were 170 bogeys or worse made compared to just 23 birdies for the week. The field was a combined 199 over par on the 11th!

Players, last season, managed to salvage par 29.11% of the time when missing the green on the 11th. It was the fifth ranked toughest scrambling hole on TOUR.

GOLF CONTINUES TO SELL: Maybe this makes a difference to some. It’s hard to think it enters into the consideration set. But you never know until you try. The PGA TOUR and Omni Hotels & Resorts announced a sponsorship agreement through 2022 designating Omni as the official hotel partner of the PGA TOUR and PGA TOUR Champions. Does this inspire anyone? The deal represents Omni’s first major league-wide sponsorship.

As a tie in to the new arrangement and in conjunction with the two-year anniversary of Omni’s Say Goodnight to Hunger program, the company will provide four meals for a family in need for every birdie-or-better made during each PGA TOUR event. The meals will be donated through the local Feeding America food bank in each tournament’s home city in the United States. For international TOUR stops, donations will be made to food banks in those regions. On average, according to the PGA TOUR, more than 60,000 birdies and eagles are recorded annually on TOUR.  

“This partnership elevates our long-standing commitment to golf and highlights one of our core values of local market leadership,” said Peter Strebel, president of Omni Hotels & Resorts. “We wanted to include the TOUR cities in our Say Goodnight to Hunger program, so we can give back and help more families.”

“We are pleased to announce a new long-term relationship with a leader in luxury hotels and resorts,” said Brian Oliver, Executive Vice President Corporate Partnership at the PGA TOUR. “Our players and their families will enjoy experiencing all that Omni properties have to offer. In addition to a terrific opportunity to showcase Omni’s properties, this relationship highlights our shared commitment to giving back. We are excited to help highlight and advance Omni’s commitment to feeding families and reducing hunger nationwide through its Say Goodnight to Hunger initiative.”

WEB GEMS:

R.I.P.: On Tuesday morning, with his wife of 33 years, Karen, at his side, Phil Rodgers died at the University City home in which he’d lived since the 1960s. Born in San Diego in 1938, he was 80 years old. READ MORE>>>

ALL IN THE FAMILY? Former British Open champion Paul Lawrie hopes the potential qualification of his son Craig for the tournament would make up for his own withdrawal due to injuries. READ MORE>>>

DIVERSITY AND INCLUSION: Now things are really being mixed up by golf’s king of innovation. Keith Pelley, the European Tour’s chief executive, has already introduced GolfSixes and the Shot Clock Masters into the game and his latest attempt to add some freshness to the schedule is another ground-breaker. The Jordan Mixed Masters, to be held at Ayla Golf Club next April, will involve players from three circuits – the European Challenge Tour, the Ladies European Tour and the Staysure Tour, the new branded title for the European Senior Tour. READ MORE>>>

RYDER CUP PREVIEW: Aesop started it, Charles de Gaulle expanded on it. The wise Greek was the one who coined the phrase, “familiarity breeds contempt.” The French president was the one who remarked, “there can be no prestige without mystery, for familiarity breeds contempt.” Neither of them had the golf course that is Paris National in mind, but this week’s tour stop for the French Open is one of the most familiar on tour for players. Come September, it will also play host to the Ryder Cup. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Because of what happened last year in the U.S. Open, I went with the mindset of I’m going to try to behave perfectly, which means having a smile on my face the whole time. And it’s hard to go against who you are, to be honest. It is the last time I’m ever going to make the mistake of trying to be somebody who I’m not.”--Jon Rahm.

Tiger Woods is the only player on the PGA Tour currently ranked in the top-10 in strokes gained tee to green (5th), strokes gained approach (4th) and strokes gained around the green (4th).

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