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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 199                                                       
Thursday, October 11, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “This is always going to be a special place to me. This is always going to be the place I got my first PGA TOUR victory and that's very, very special. Every time I look at that trophy in my office at home, it brings back a lot of great memories, anytime I see videos or clips of it. It was a very instrumental part of my career, for sure.”

BRAIN TEASER: Who won the money title for the 2017/18 PGA Tour season?

IMMORTALITY: Retief Goosen, Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson, Dennis Walters and the late Peggy Kirk Bell will officially join the ranks of the World Golf Hall of Fame as the Class of 2019. These five new members will be enshrined at an Induction Ceremony on Monday, June 10, 2019 in Pebble Beach the week of the men's U.S. Open Championship.

“The 2019 Induction Class is one of the most well-rounded groups we’ve had to date,” said Jack Peter, President of the World Golf Hall of Fame. “It is our honor and privilege to welcome Peggy Kirk Bell, Retief Goosen, Billy Payne, Jan Stephenson and Dennis Walters to the World Golf Hall of Fame family. We are excited to begin working with them as we gear up for the Induction Ceremony in Pebble Beach this June.”

The Class of 2019 was elected by the Hall of Fame’s Selection Commission, which debated a group of 15 finalists. The Inductees each passed the required 75 percent voting threshold – approval by at least 12 of the 16 members.

The Selection Commission was Co-Chaired by Hall of Fame Members Nancy Lopez, Jack Nicklaus, Gary Player and Annika Sorenstam and included the members of the World Golf Foundation Board of Directors and a mix of institutional and at-large seats.

IN GOLF WE TRUST: The PGA Championship will remain with CBS Sports and pick up a powerful partner in ESPN for weekday rounds as part of an 11-year agreement in which the networks will combine to deliver 175 hours of coverage across broadcast, cable and digital platforms. Financial terms of the deal announced Wednesday were not disclosed, though it was clear the PGA Championship is more attractive held in May than in August. READ MORE>>>

GAME, SET, MATCH? Wimbledon could almost triple the size of its grounds if members of a local golf club vote to change their constitution. The All England Lawn Tennis Club (AELTC) has made a 63.75 million pound ($83.8 million) offer, according to British media reports, to buy out early the lease of neighboring Wimbledon Park Golf Club. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

OH CAPTAIN, MY CAPTAIN: Lee Westwood has ruled himself out of the running to be Europe's next Ryder Cup captain, leaving Padraig Harrington as the overwhelming favorite to succeed Thomas Bjorn. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “This is always going to be a special place to me. This is always going to be the place I got my first PGA TOUR victory and that's very, very special. Every time I look at that trophy in my office at home, it brings back a lot of great memories, anytime I see videos or clips of it. It was a very instrumental part of my career, for sure.” --Justin Thomas on the CIMB Classic

Justin Thomas earned the most “official money” in the 2017/18 season. He played 23 events and recorded three victories and $8,694,821. Second was Dustin Johnson with also three victories and $8,457,352 in earnings.

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