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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 160                                                       
Thursday, August 16, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “At the moment, I'm pretty disappointed with myself that I couldn't play the last three holes better than I did. And if you just look at it, I mean, I hit a really great chip on 16. I had a putt to be one back on 17, and I think that really hurt that I missed that, just not to make it interesting up the last. And then, of course, I hit a poor drive, and it hit the trees and went way left, and I was on another hole. So the putt there was my last hoorah really, and just didn't hit it hard enough.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who leads the PGA TOUR in official earnings this season?

leukGONE BUT NOT FORGOTTEN: Titleist has provided all of the its players in this week’s Wyndham Championship field with the opportunity to wear a yellow bucket hat or baseball cap in honor of Jarrod Lyle, a Titleist Brand Ambassador throughout his career, who passed away last week following his third bout with cancer.  According to the company, they will also be doing the same next week at the Northern Trust for those players not in the field in Greensboro.

Anyone moved by the show of support, can join the cause if they wish to. The Challenge Cancer Foundation in Australia is selling yellow Leuk hats through its website with the proceeds going to his family. A worthy cause and a small way to offer a helping hand.

LOOKING FOR ANSWERS? The USGA and The R&A are attempting to gather perspectives on the potential causes and impacts of increased distance. Primary and third party research is being conducted to review historical data and ascertain the past, present and future implications of increased distance on how the game is played.

In this latest phase, research will be conducted with a series of golfers and stakeholder groups worldwide, banded into 12 general categories. Each group will be asked a series of universal questions, as well as group-specific questions relating to their area of expertise. The findings of the global perspectives research are expected to be a vital component of the full Distance Insights report, scheduled to be released in 2019.

Sports Marketing Surveys, Inc., an independent and international full-service sports research consultancy, has been selected through a global request for proposal process to provide research and insight expertise for this phase of the project. 

The SMS Inc. research will be conducted throughout the world and in several languages, including Chinese, English, French, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Spanish and Swedish, and involving golfers and those working in the industry in both established and emerging golf communities.

The work will principally focus on gaining an understanding from various stakeholder groups into how distance in golf has impacted them over their full golf experience, if at all, and its projected impact into the future.

GOLF IS NOT A GAME OF PERFECT: The PGA TOUR is introducing the Perfect Lineup Challenge, with the goal being to select the top four fantasy point scorers in each of the four FedExCup Playoffs events: THE NORTHERN TRUST (August 23-26; Dell Technologies Championship (August 31-September 3); BMW Championship (September 6-9); and the TOUR Championship (September 20-23). Succeed and become an instant millionaire.

To participate, registration is required on PGATOUR.COM and the PGA TOUR app between now and August 23, three hours before play begins at THE NORTHERN TRUST. Registered participants then choose six starters for each FedExCup Playoffs event, with the top four performers counting toward their fantasy total. The Perfect Lineup Challenge is based on fantasy points that are gained or lost on each shot a player hits during the four tournaments. In addition to hole-by-hole and round-by-round scoring, points are based primarily on distance, proximity to the hole and efficiency.

For example, points are awarded for drives of various distances that hit the fairway but deducted for missing the fairway. Points are awarded for approaches of various distances that end up within 10 feet, 10-20 feet or 20-40 feet from the hole, but deducted for missing the green. On the green, points are awarded or deducted for number of putts taken from within 5 feet, 5-15 feet, 15-25 feet or over 25 feet from the hole. There are penalties for hitting into a water hazard or out of bounds, as well as ways to earn bonus points. A full rundown of the scoring system is available at: https://fantasygolf.pgatour.com/#/roster/rules-pcl.

If no one correctly guesses the top four scorers in all four FedExCup Playoffs events, the overall winner will receive a Titleist driver. Second place earns is a Scotty Cameron putter. Additionally, anyone who participates in all four events will receive a special promo code for TeeOff.com by PGA TOUR, the official tee time site of the PGA TOUR, following the TOUR Championship. 

WEB GEMS:

BUBBLE BOYS: It’s time for the PGA Tour’s bubble players to take center stage. The field at the Wyndham Championship is once again packed with players trying to play their way into golf’s postseason and keep their tour cards for 2019. Only two of the top 30 players on the points list will tee it up Thursday when the tournament begins at par-70 Sedgefield Country Club in Greensboro, North Carolina. But of the 100 players who are at Nos. 90-190, all but nine of them are in the field. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “At the moment, I'm pretty disappointed with myself that I couldn't play the last three holes better than I did. And if you just look at it, I mean, I hit a really great chip on 16. I had a putt to be one back on 17, and I think that really hurt that I missed that, just not to make it interesting up the last. And then, of course, I hit a poor drive, and it hit the trees and went way left, and I was on another hole. So the putt there was my last hoorah really, and just didn't hit it hard enough.”--Adam Scott after the PGA Championship.

Justin Thomas has earned $7,893,693 over 19 events and three wins this season. Dustin Johnson has made $7,301,752 in 16 events and also has three victories. Brooks Koepka is third in earnings this season with $6,412, 792 in 13 events and his two major victories.

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