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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 144                                                       
Wednesday, July 25, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's been a good run. I've looked at it, and I've had seconds and thirds, several of them. Came close. It's the one I wanted, and I didn't get. What can you do? I've been blessed with two Masters titles and many other victories.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2017 Canadian Open?

IN GOLF WE TRUST: PGA of America CEO Pete Bevacqua is leaving the company to become the president of NBC Sports Group, it was announced Tuesday. Bevacqua, who has been the PGA’s top executive since late 2012, will oversee several aspects of NBC’s business, including programming, marketing, digital, NBC Sports Regional Networks and all of the golf businesses. “The opportunity to join NBC Sports Group, and the larger company of Comcast NBC Universal, which holds media rights to the world’s biggest events and an incredible assortment of assets, was too good to be true,” Bevacqua said in a release. READ MORE>>>

THE OLD BALL GAME: The Merry Mex, Lee Trevino offered his thoughts on the possibility of dialing back the distance golf balls travel but focused more on the putter with golf’s ruling bodies. “It would take years to dial it back. Manufacturers are set up, the lobbying and the lawsuits, it wouldn't be worth it. It would damage the game more than anything,” he said. “The question is this, they've done some modifications. I'm totally against the long putter. Always have been. I have the solution about the long putter. The way the rule is written is kind of vague anyway. It's just intent. Well, if they catch you taking the putter and putting it up, putting your hand up against your chest, and they call it on you, well, my intention was not to do it. Now where the hell do you go from there? You understand intent.

“I talked to the USGA, I talked to the PGA, I talked to everybody until I was blue in the face, and said, you took the driver and took it to where it was only 48 inches long. They made a rule. The size of the head of the driver can only be 460 CCs. Okay.

“Now they have the rule where the club has to be at least 18 inches long, that's a rule. Why can't they make the putter the shortest club in your bag? Then if you want to anchor it, stick it in your pocket, or whatever you want to do with it, you do it. You understand? If you can anchor with a 35-inch putter, anchor with it.

There were a lot of guys back in the old days. I mean, Billy Casper put his left-hand on his thigh, and he anchored. So you can anchor a short putter. But there's still a lot of stuff out there about people anchoring and everything. They've been on poor Bernhard Langer forever. Even the USGA called him in on the block.

“But the word intent is there. No I'm not intending to do it. I could care less, whether it does. But they could remedy that. They could make it so easy. Why do they make it so difficult? Just make it the shortest club in your bag.”

ITS STILL A NUMBERS GAME: Sunday’s Final Round Of The Open on NBC is the most watched final round of The Open in 18 years. There were 6.48 million viewers in the United States. Tiger’s win at St. Andrews 18 years ago in 2000 had 8.56 million viewers.

WEB GEMS:

NO BRAINER: “I cannot believe there are actually people who think Tiger Woods should not be picked for the Ryder Cup. But I’m told there are. In my view, Europe should hope he isn’t and America would be mad not to pick him.” READ MORE>>>

A FAMILY AFFAIR: Shane Lowry will have his brother Alan on his bag for the next four weeks as he seeks the spark he needs to keep his PGA Tour card. Lowry (31) and his bagman of nine years, Dermot Byrne, decided after his disappointing opening round in The Open that they needed a break. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's been a good run. I've looked at it, and I've had seconds and thirds, several of them. Came close. It's the one I wanted, and I didn't get. What can you do? I've been blessed with two Masters titles and many other victories.”--Bernhard Langer

Jhonattan Vegas defeated Charley Hoffman in a sudden-death playoff to win the 2017 Canadian Open.

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