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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 136                                                       
Friday, July 13, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I was on tour when the PLAYERS was in March. I don't know how many I played there, four or five, five or six. I don't think that's all that bad. We can have a perfect week and a brutal week with weather. That's fine. I haven't hit a 7-iron on 17 since March in 2000, whatever. I've hit all wedges and maybe a 9-iron. I might be hitting a 7-iron. So things change. I think it's fine. But really making the end of the year August, I think that's the key. You know, making our end of the year on the FedExCup end in August just flows better. You know, whatever tournaments then go into the fall, they're still big tournaments, still FedExCup points, still a new season, still relevant. So the relevancy is there and the schedule layout is very, well, proper. You get a big tournament each month starting in March. That's pretty awesome.”

BRAIN TEASER: Defending champion Bryson DeChambeau had to withdraw from the 2018 John Deere Classic with a right shoulder injury after 15 holes. Who was the last player to withdraw while in defense of a PGA TOUR title?

FROM GOLF TO THE OLYMPICS: Sarah Hirshland is known as the tough negotiator who helped the U.S. Golf Association broker media and sponsorship deals, including its 12-year TV contract with Fox. Her next job, as CEO of the U.S. Olympic Committee, will be a more delicate task — repairing a frayed relationship with athletes and a community that has grown wary of the governing body after a slew of sex-abuse cases they feel were not handled appropriately. The USOC announced the USGA's chief commercial officer as the new CEO on Thursday. She'll replace Scott Blackmun, who resigned earlier this year to deal with health issues that undercut his ability to deal with the sex-abuse crisis that engulfed the federation. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

MY BONNIE LIES OVER THE OCEAN: American Luke List led the Scottish Open after a course record-equaling seven under par on Thursday, with compatriot Rickie Fowler and England’s Lee Westwood among a group of five players lurking one stroke behind. READ MORE>>>

BRAIN CRAMP: Phil Mickelson conceded he does a lot of “dumb stuff”, after speaking at length for the first time about his controversial penalty during the US Open. “I have these moments where I’m like in a cloud, if you will, I’m not really sure what I’m doing or I’m just kind of going through the motions and not really aware at the moment, and I’ve done that a bunch in my career.” READ MORE>>>

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ANSWERS: “I was on tour when the PLAYERS was in March. I don't know how many I played there, four or five, five or six. I don't think that's all that bad. We can have a perfect week and a brutal week with weather. That's fine. I haven't hit a 7-iron on 17 since March in 2000, whatever. I've hit all wedges and maybe a 9-iron. I might be hitting a 7-iron. So things change. I think it's fine. But really making the end of the year August, I think that's the key. You know, making our end of the year on the FedExCup end in August just flows better. You know, whatever tournaments then go into the fall, they're still big tournaments, still FedExCup points, still a new season, still relevant. So the relevancy is there and the schedule layout is very, well, proper. You get a big tournament each month starting in March. That's pretty awesome.”--Zach Johnson on the 2019 PGA TOUR schedule changes.

Defending John Deere Classic champion Bryson DeChambeau withdrew with a right shoulder injury after 15 holes. The last player to withdraw while in defense of a PGA TOUR title was Hideki Matsuyama earlier this season at the Waste Management Phoenix Open.

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