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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 195                                                       
Friday, October 5, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “You don't know how you're going to feel after The Ryder Cup. It's such a buildup to it and such an intense week, you don't quite know what happens after it or how you feel, and at the moment I feel okay. There's still plenty of golf to be played. There's still six or seven tournaments left on my schedule. There's still certain goals that I have. I'd love to win again by the end of the year in December. December will be our time off and we'll go away for Christmas and New Year and really switch off for a while.”

BRAIN TEASER: Three players won by 8 shots in the 2017/18 PGA TOUR season. Can you name any of them?

CAUSE AND EFFECT? Its been said many times that timing is everything. The ruling bodies in golf have decided now is the time to investigate the distance golf balls are traveling. Why now? Only they can answer the question. But here are a few FACTS that are worth considering in this passionate topic as the first round of the 2018/19 PGA TOUR season is now complete.

Brendan Steele won the last two Safeway Opens. His winning scores were 273 (-15) in 2017 and 270 (-18) in 2016. In 2015, when it was called the Frys.com, Emiliano Grillo won shooting 273 (-15) at Silverado but needed extra holes to defeat Kevin Na. In 2014, Sang Moon-Bae was victorious with a score of 273. Do we see a pattern here? Consider that within the relationship of distance and ask yourself the rhetorical question has it influenced the outcome of this tournament? Now let’s see what it takes to win at Silverado this week?

BIG PARTY, BIG BUSINESS! Back in February, Gary Woodland won the Waste Management Phoenix Open and collected $1,242,000 for his effort. The real winner it now appears to be charity. The Thunderbirds – hosts of the Waste Management Phoenix Open – reported it raised a record $12.2 million ($12,213,207) for local charities through proceeds from the 2018 tournament. It is the highest single-year charitable donation in tournament history, breaking last year’s record total of $10.1 million. It also marks the fourth-consecutive year of breaking the tournament record of charitable dollars raised in a single year.

“Each and every year is special when we make this announcement, but this year is extra special and truly a proud moment for The Thunderbirds,” said Thunderbirds Big Chief Carlos Sugich. “We knew the number would be high, but to reach a new milestone by breaking our own single-year record and in doing so joining only a handful of tournaments in the history of the PGA TOUR to break the $12 million barrier is spectacular. Thanks to our title sponsor Waste Management and to great community and corporate support, we were able to achieve our goals and help out so many children and families in need in the Valley.”

The Thunderbirds and the Waste Management Phoenix Open have raised more than $68 million ($68,367,890) for local charities since 2010 when Waste Management became the title sponsor. In its history, dating back to 1932, the Phoenix Open has raised more than $134 million ($134,414,456) for charities in Arizona.
 
“Waste Management is proud of the positive impact this incredible event continues to have on the community,” said John Morris, Senior Vice President of Field Operations for Waste Management. “Hats off to The Thunderbirds for breaking another tournament record and for making a difference in the lives of so many. The Waste Management Phoenix Open remains a shining example of what is possible when everyone invests in making a difference for the benefit of our environment and community.”

WEB GEMS:

ANOTHER ONE: Tyrrell Hatton, the winner for the last two years, admitted he felt “devastated” after the Ryder Cup player suffered an “horrific moment” as he injured a female spectator with a wayward shot during the first round of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. READ MORE>>>

NO PRESSURE: Phil Mickelson put his disappointing Ryder Cup performance behind him and surprised himself by shooting a seven-under-par 65 in the first round of the Safeway Open in Napa, California on Thursday. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “You don't know how you're going to feel after The Ryder Cup. It's such a buildup to it and such an intense week, you don't quite know what happens after it or how you feel, and at the moment I feel okay. There's still plenty of golf to be played. There's still six or seven tournaments left on my schedule. There's still certain goals that I have. I'd love to win again by the end of the year in December. December will be our time off and we'll go away for Christmas and New Year and really switch off for a while.”--Tommy Fleetwood.

The largest winning margin in the 2017/18 PGA TOUR season was eight shots. Dustin Johnson (Sentry Tournament of Champions), Francesco Molinari (Quicken Loans National) and Michael Kim (John Deere Classic) all managed to do it.

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