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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 135                                                       
Thursday, July 12, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'll say it's unfortunate. It's just a reference tool. I talked to John Bodenhamer about it quite a bit, couple hours, and we had a great conversation. The USGA has been really responsive. We've had fantastic talks. I'm honestly looking forward to working with them on helping make the rules better, more clear. That was never my intention, to skirt by the rules or anything like that. It was just a device I thought had been used for a long time in different fields. It shouldn't be an issue. It's not a distance measuring device. It's just a referencing tool. So they only didn't think it was legal, and that's fine. At the same point in time, there is a lot of different ways to go about referencing things. You know, like I could ice my finger or things like that. So they're working on that to clarify the rules in that regard as well.”

BRAIN TEASER: From 2000-2017, which course on the PGA TOUR do you think has produced the most birdies?

WHAT SAY YOU USGA? Golf fans around the world can have their own piece of championship history and at the same time support the development of the sport for future generations. For the first time, an official Open Memorabilia site is now live TheOpen.com/auction featuring unique Open assets from famous venues and Champion Golfers of the Year, which will appeal to collectors and fans of golf’s original championship.

All net proceeds received by The R&A from this project will be invested to support the game of golf for future generations including encouraging women’s, junior and openchampfamily golf, on the promotion and progression of the sport in emerging golf nations and on coaching and development.

Duncan Weir, Executive Director – Golf Development at The R&A, said, “We are delighted to launch The Open Memorabilia website, which underlines our commitment to reinvest funds from the success of The Open back into the development of the sport. We hope that through this project our global audience is inspired by the unique stories we can tell from golf’s original championship. Everyone has the chance to own a piece of Open history, recollecting special moments from their favorite Open.”

Launched ahead of The 147th Open at Carnoustie, which takes place next week, official items include limited edition prints of Champion Golfers of the Year, signed championship pin flags and limited edition historical program covers. Memorable scorecard reproductions and caddie bibs are also available to bid for on the website, with all items featuring branded, serialized holograms for authenticity. Further official memorabilia will be added to engage, inspire and connect with a global audience all year round and provide the opportunity for them to support grassroots golf.

Angela Howe, Director of the British Golf Museum in St Andrews, which boasts the largest collection of golf memorabilia in Europe, added, “The Open Memorabilia site is an exciting development for golf fans across the world with a treasure trove of items available. We know people are keen to be part of the event and owning a piece of history is as close as some people may get to realizing their dream. By illuminating the unique stories and values of The Open, this is an innovative retail experience and highlights the great work The R&A does in reinvesting funds back into golf development.”

View The Open Memorabilia site at TheOpen.com/auction for more information.

FOREVER YOUNG: All brands are mindful to remain relevant with the infamous 18-34 year old crowd marketing professionals lust for. They, after all, are somewhat easier to part with their after tax dollars that other demographics. Whether golf has more within this sub-segment than in years past is open to debate. Nevertheless, the strategy remains pertinent.

Callaway Golf announced that 22-year-old Dylan Meyer, who recently turned professional after a standout college career at the University of Illinois, has joined its Tour Staff. He will play Callaway woods, irons and wedges, an Odyssey Putter, and a Callaway golf ball. He will also wear TravisMathew apparel on and off the course.

“I played with Callaway equipment in college and amateur golf, and I know that this is the best decision for me,” Meyer said. “It was a natural choice to join Callaway, and I have complete confidence in their equipment. And I’m very excited to work with their Tour Team as I start my professional career.”

Before making his pro debut at the U.S. Open, where he finished tied 20th, Meyer was one of the top ranked amateurs in the game. While at the University of Illinois, he was voted First Team All-American and Big Ten Player of The Year, was a six-time individual tournament champion, and won the prestigious 2016 Western Amateur Championship. This past season, Dylan finished T4 at the NCAA Championship, won the 3M Augusta Invitational, and made the cut as an amateur at the PGA Tour’s Valspar Championship.

“Dylan has been a proven winner and one of the best college players in the game,” said Tim Reed, Callaway SVP of Sports Marketing. “We know he has all the tools to be an elite professional player, and we’re thrilled to add another tremendous young player of Dylan’s caliber to our staff.”

“We’ve had our eye on Dylan for a few years now, as his game and personality really aligned with the rest of our staff,” said Travis Brasher, TravisMathew CEO. “We’re thrilled to add another talented, young player like Dylan to our team and think we can have some real fun with him with his unique personal style. We are definitely eager to see him sport TravisMathew both on and off the course.”

WEB GEMS:

PHIL BEING PHIL: I ask if he and Brandel have some history I didn't know about. "I just like people who build up the game," Phil says. "I view this as we're all in the game of golf together. We all want to grow the game. We all want to make it better. And I feel like he's made his commentating career on denigrating others. And I don't care for that. I like people who help build the sport up and promote it for what it is, rather than tearing down and ridiculing others." READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'll say it's unfortunate. It's just a reference tool. I talked to John Bodenhamer about it quite a bit, couple hours, and we had a great conversation. The USGA has been really responsive. We've had fantastic talks. I'm honestly looking forward to working with them on helping make the rules better, more clear. That was never my intention, to skirt by the rules or anything like that. It was just a device I thought had been used for a long time in different fields. It shouldn't be an issue. It's not a distance measuring device. It's just a referencing tool. So they only didn't think it was legal, and that's fine. At the same point in time, there is a lot of different ways to go about referencing things. You know, like I could ice my finger or things like that. So they're working on that to clarify the rules in that regard as well.”--Bryson DeChambeau on the USGA’s ruling regarding the use of a compass.

From 2000-2017, no other course has more total birdies than TPC Deere Run. It has produced 31,847 total birdies in this span.

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