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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 166                                                       
Friday, August 24, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I haven't played too many events this year. So I think I need to play these events to hit my number. So I think this is only like 16 for me this year. Maybe 17, max. So that's why I play them.”

BRAIN TEASER: In the field of 125 players at the Northern Trust Championship, can you guess how many shot under par for the opening round?

THE EMERALD ISLE! The 2019 Open Championship will be played in Northern Ireland. Irish eyes are indeed already smiling. Unprecedented demand for tickets for The 148th Open at Royal Portrush has led to all four Championship days already being completely sold out.

The Open was last played in Northern Ireland in 1951 and there has been huge excitement about the return of one of the world’s great sporting events. In anticipation of high levels of demand, Championship organizers The R&A moved to an all-ticket model for 2019 but the surge in ticket sales has surpassed all expectations.

Fans now wishing to book their place at Royal Portrush next year still have time to visit TheOpen.com to purchase the remaining tickets for the four practice days taking place from 14-17 July. Prices start from as little as £15 for adults while youth tickets for those aged 16-24 begin at £10. Children under the age of 16 can attend the Championship for free, if they are accompanied by an adult and have a ticket, under The Open’s “Kids Go Free” program.

A waiting list has been introduced for fans wishing to register their interest in purchasing any cancelled or returned tickets for Championship days, which may become available at a later date. Priority for these tickets will be given to members of The One Club. It is free to sign up to and provides access to a range of other benefits associated with The Open.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said, “It is clear from the record-breaking ticket sales that golf fans are looking forward to the long-awaited return of The Open to Northern Ireland. We knew there would be great demand but it has been even higher than we expected and we expect fans will take advantage of the remaining practice day tickets now that we have sold out on Championship days. The 148th Open is set to be a truly historic and memorable occasion and we are encouraging fans to act quickly to avoid disappointment by securing their place at Royal Portrush through visiting TheOpen.com or one of our official ticket providers.”

ARE YOU A BUYER? Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson took to Twitter to announce their much-discussed winner-take-all match was on for Thanksgiving weekend. Turner Sports will produce the pay-per-view telecast of the event, which will offer $9 million to the winner and will be played Friday, Nov. 23, at Shadow Creek Golf Course in Las Vegas. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

SLOW START: Tiger Woods made his FedExCup playoffs return on Thursday after a five-year absence and shot a mediocre level-par 71 in the first round of The Northern Trust to sit five shots behind the leaders in Paramus, New Jersey. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I haven't played too many events this year. So I think I need to play these events to hit my number. So I think this is only like 16 for me this year. Maybe 17, max. So that's why I play them.”--Dustin Johnson.

If you shot an opening round score of even par at the Northern Trust Championship, you were T60. Therefore, 59 players out of 125 where under par to start the tournament.

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