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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 192                                                       
Tuesday, October 2, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't usually cry, but I couldn't help it. What a week. It's been a rough year, but you know, we fought hard. It means a lot but at the end of the day, I've always said it. It's about the team and I'm happy that I was able to help. I'm happy that I was able to help with some of the points. It's a bonus. It's something that I never thought I would have the possibility of doing it, and now that it's happened, you know, I'm just so happy.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the 2017 Safeway Open?

PROSLALREADY A PROVEN WINNER: Since its inception, hundreds of Tour players around the globe have opted for the comfort and spikeless performance of Pro/SL. Among those include Adam Scott, Louis Oosthuizen, Ian Poulter, Kevin Na, Charley Hoffman, Peter Uihlein, Patrick Cantlay, Cameron Smith and Andrew "Beef" Johnston.

FootJoy is introducing a new version of the Pro/SL According to the #1 shoe in golf, it is .currently the most popular shoe in golf shops and on most worldwide professional Tours,. It has already been worn to victory more than 130 times since its launch just two years ago.

"Our players can choose from any shoe in our line, so the fact that so many continue to choose Pro/SL, on Tours all over the world and in all possible conditions, really validates the product's performance and our extensive design and development process," said Richard Fryer, Director of Product Management, FJ Footwear.

"Of all the shoes I've worn throughout my career, these are by far the most comfortable," said Ian Poulter. "I get great grip in wet and dry conditions, plus with the BOA® system, I can dial in the fit and comfort to get exactly what I want."

Three styles (White navy red laced, White/silver laced, Black/silver BOA) have launched with three additional planned for January 15, 2019.

WHERE DID THE TIME GO? Another PGA TOUR season is upon us! Believe it or not. This one has a few new wrinkles to it. THE PLAYERS Championship returns to March.. The just concluded FedExCup Playoffs has been reduced from four to three events and will conclude before Labor Day,

Instead of a points reset at the TOUR Championship, the TOUR is instituting a strokes-based system related to the FedExCup standings through the BMW Championship. The leader through the first two FedExCup Playoffs events will begin the TOUR Championship at 10-under par. The next four players will start at -8 through -5, respectively. The next five will begin at -4, regressing by one stroke per five players until players 26-30 start at even par. With the implementation of this change, the player with the lowest total score including FedExCup Starting Strokes will be the FedExCup champion and be credited with an official victory in the TOUR Championship.

Just in case anyone was going short, a $10 million Wyndham Rewards-sponsored bonus – the Wyndham Rewards Top 10 --  is being implemented where players will be compensated again for their performance during the Regular Season. The top 10 Regular Season finishers in FedExCup points through the Wyndham Championship will earn $2 million, followed by $1.5 million for the runner-up with the 10th -place finisher earning a paltry $500,000. And if that isn’t enough there will be a doubling of FedExCup total bonus money available to players, from $35 million to $70 million. Now let’s play golf!

ITS ALL FUN UNTIL SOMEONE GETS HURT: The spectator whom Brooks Koepka hit with a tee shot at the Ryder Cup is considering legal action against the tournament’s organizers after losing the sight in one eye. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

DRAMA! Reed was seated at the far end of the table, directly next to Woods, with whom he had been paired in two lopsided losses against Fleetwood and Molinari. Reed, who rebounded to win his singles match against Tyrrell Hatton, 3 and 2, exchanged veiled looks and breath mints with Woods during the news conference. As Spieth spoke, he stared ahead, sucking on the mints. Furyk said the decision to split Spieth and Reed had been his call. As Reed silently seethed, the news conference ended. In a telephone interview less than an hour later, Reed expressed his frustrations with how the pairings were handled. READ MORE>>>

WHO WANTS NEXT? Three-times major winner Padraig Harrington wants to be Europe’s Ryder Cup captain and received the backing on Monday of Rory McIlory. READ MORE>>>

ALCOHOL WAS NOT INVOLVED: Rory McIlroy got so carried away in Sunday night's Ryder Cup celebrations that he nearly ended up doing himself a serious injury. “I hurt my calf muscle chasing Tyrrell Hatton around the putting green, it's a good thing I've got three weeks off now to get over it,' said the Northern Irishman as he mustered a smile the morning after the night before.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “I don't usually cry, but I couldn't help it. What a week. It's been a rough year, but you know, we fought hard. It means a lot but at the end of the day, I've always said it. It's about the team and I'm happy that I was able to help. I'm happy that I was able to help with some of the points. It's a bonus. It's something that I never thought I would have the possibility of doing it, and now that it's happened, you know, I'm just so happy.”--Sergio Garcia, who became Europe's top point scorer after the 2018 Ryder Cup.

Brendan Steele became the first repeat winner of the Safeway Open with a 72-hole winning score of 15-under 273 at Silverado Resort & Spa.

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