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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 193                                                       
Wednesday, October 3, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't think it's as big as the score says. It was just holing putts at the right time. I think obviously most of us have played this course many, many times and we know it a lot better than the Americans. They are super talented, so it was never going to be easy and I think we just did an amazing job. They had probably the strongest team ever and were just so good. I couldn't even dream of a summer like this. I won twice already The Ryder Cup without scoring a full point before this week, and I'm glad I finally got some points on the board this week. But you know, we do it together. We do it as a group. To think before Wentworth, things were going okay, but not great, and then everything started clicking. Then after The Open, obviously physiologically there was a bit of a lull, but the main thing in mind was always this week, and I'm glad I showed up prepared and did the job.”

BRAIN TEASER: A new season begins this week on the PGA TOUR. Can you name the lowest score posted last season and who shot it and where?

WHAT ABOUT THE TIGER EFFECT II? American Golf has reportedly begun reaching out to potential buyers as it searches for new investment to sure up its finances. According to Sky News the UK’s largest specialist golfing retailer, which trades from over 130 UK stores across the UK and Ireland, has flown in Deloitte to handle a sales process. READ MORE>>>

SUMMER LOVIN’: Well, the sun kept on shining and England carried on playing football. That was the story in July, and it seemed to have a real impact on the UK golf market. Cutting straight to the chase, July was down 7.3% Vs 2017 according to Golf Datatech‘s retail Audit. In fact, July ended up significantly smaller, in terms of sales, than April, May and June – which is very unusual. READ MORE>>>

LASTING IMPACT: Ryder Cup organizers say they will support “for as long as necessary” the spectator who was hit by a tee shot and has reportedly lost sight in her right eye. The European Tour said in a statement. READ MORE>>>

MORE MONEY BALL: RSM US LLP (“RSM”), title Sponsor of The RSM Classic and the PGA TOUR has expanded the RSM Birdies Fore Love charitable platform over the first eight events of the 2018-19 PGA TOUR Season. The top three players who accumulate the most birdies (or better), beginning with the Safeway Open in Napa, California and concluding with The RSM Classic in Sea Island, Georgia, will be awarded with $300,000, $150,000 and $50,000, respectively, for charitable donations to children- and/or family-focused charitable organizations of the players’ choice. Winning players will be encouraged to designate the funds to charity organizations. In case of ties, the player with the most birdies or better in a single tournament will win.

WEB GEMS:

NO STONE UNTURNED: The Dane had former match-winning Ryder Cup heroes make short videos for the players in the last four singles berths — ninth man Paul McGinley from 2002, 10th man Colin Montgomerie from 1997, 11th man Martin Kaymer from 2012 and McDowell, who was the anchorman at Celtic Manor in 2010. “I did a video for No 12 just to explain to them what goes on," McDowell said. "It was really cool. It just gave these guys the reference point to understand what it means to be there and then all of a sudden, if your match becomes pivotal, that you can achieve and you can be the guy. “I delivered the No 9 package to Frankie Molinari to help him understand what he was going to feel out there today and he said, ‘Everything you said came true." READ MORE>>>

DISSENSION? Even by their own standards, the fallout in the American camp following a sixth successive away Ryder Cup defeat has been quite extraordinary. First Patrick Reed hit out at one of his teammates, Jordan Spieth, and now it has been claimed that Dustin Johnson and Brooks Koepka were involved in two separate spats. READ MORE>>>

PERHAPS ITS JUST THIS SIMPLE: “Sometimes you've got to go with one team played better than another; somebody's going to win and somebody's going to lose. This time it was our turn; I don't want to put too much on if anything went wrong in their team room. I don't believe in that. Obviously when you lose sometimes it can be hard and difficult to deal with, when you have expectations of yourself. From what I saw from the outside I thought Jim (Furyk, the US captain) did a good job.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don't think it's as big as the score says. It was just holing putts at the right time. I think obviously most of us have played this course many, many times and we know it a lot better than the Americans. They are super talented, so it was never going to be easy and I think we just did an amazing job. They had probably the strongest team ever and were just so good. I couldn't even dream of a summer like this. I won twice already The Ryder Cup without scoring a full point before this week, and I'm glad I finally got some points on the board this week. But you know, we do it together. We do it as a group. To think before Wentworth, things were going okay, but not great, and then everything started clicking. Then after The Open, obviously physiologically there was a bit of a lull, but the main thing in mind was always this week, and I'm glad I showed up prepared and did the job.”--Francesco Molinari.

The 2017/18 PGA TOUR season was highlighted by Brandt Snedeker's 59 at the Wyndham Championship.

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