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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 146                                                       
Friday, July 27, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “One of the things I haven't done for about 20 years is have a scorecard with no fives on it, and I didn't have a single five on it today. I was very pleased with that. I had opportunities to make a couple of fives but my long putts were good and I hit a number of good quality shots. I was very happy about the way I played.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who was the last American to win the Canadian Open?

OLD IS NEW? Its been said more than once that history is known to repeat itself. Yet, financial representatives will caution every time, that past performance isn’t any guarantee of the future. So believe what you will but golf looks to reside in the world outside of high finance. Case in point is the opening round leaderboard at the Senior Open on the Old Course in St. Andrews.

Kirk Triplett and Thaworn Wiratchant posted rounds of 7-under par. How does that compare to 2015, when the R&A also turned to the Old Course for the Open Championship? Dustin Johnson shot 65, 7-under also! Go figure? Coincidence? Weather is always a big factor in links golf, which is subject to change sometimes by the hour! Clearly comparing the under 50 bracket to the over 50, isn’t a fair comparison. But many sports are now employing analytics in a major way, so the irony shouldn’t be completely dismissed. Time will tell if the ultimate winning score in 2018 comes anywhere close to what it was on the Old Course in 2015.

FOUR! Fans of Pinehurst can look forward to something new on their next visit. A completely reimagined No. 4 course will debut on Sept. 20th.  “We’ve returned the original landscape to the course, and from there, we then created the features, slopes and green locations,” said Gil Hanse, entrusted with the project. “We believe golfers are going to appreciate how No. 4 fits into the Pinehurst lineup and elevates the entire golf experience.”

“Among Pinehurst’s nine golf courses, No. 4 has always held a special place in the resort’s history,” says Bob Dedman, Jr., in speaking for the Dedman family, the owners of the resort. “We entrusted Gil and his team to interpret and execute the vision of making No. 4 more natural and authentic to the Sandhills of North Carolina. Gil, Jim and the team have been great to work with and have far exceeded our expectations.”

“There’s never been a more exciting time to visit Pinehurst,” stated Tom Pashley, President of Pinehurst Resort. “All of the recent changes and enhancements have resulted in a new energy level and fun factor that’s contagious. I can’t wait for visitors to see the stunning transformation with the new Pinehurst No. 4.”

WEB GEMS:

ENGINEERING: Bryson DeChambeau topped a tightly packed field after day one of the Porsche European Open. He fired a six under 66 in his opening round at Green Eagle Golf Courses to take a one-shot lead into the second day. “It was fun to get out there and shoot a good score on the European Tour,” DeChambeau said. “I haven’t done that yet out here so I’m very pleased with it and ready to get after it tomorrow. It’s been great this week, I love it here. The food’s fantastic, the people are great and the golf course is beautiful.” READ MORE>>>

FLIER START: Tiffany Joh credited her “hot putter” as she shot a career-best 9-under 62 at the Ladies Scottish Open to take a four-shot lead after Thursday’s first round. READ MORE>>>

OFF AND RUNNING: Robert Garrigus got the Canadian Open off to a blazing start, carding five straight birdies from the second hole on the way to an error-free nine-under 63 to sit top of the leaderboard of the weather-hit first round of the Canadian Open on Thursday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “One of the things I haven't done for about 20 years is have a scorecard with no fives on it, and I didn't have a single five on it today. I was very pleased with that. I had opportunities to make a couple of fives but my long putts were good and I hit a number of good quality shots. I was very happy about the way I played.” --68-year old, Tom Watson, who recorded a bogey-free 69 at the Senior Open in St. Andrews on the Old Course.

The last time an American won the Canadian Open was in 2013. Brandt Snedeker won by 3 shots over Jason Bohn, Dustin Johnson, Matt Kuchar and Will McGirt.

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