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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 206                                                       
Monday, October 22, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I mean, I guess you can call it like caveman golf: You see the ball, hit the ball and go find it again. I'm trying to shoot the best score I can, it doesn't matter if it's 5 over, 7 under. It doesn't matter, I'm still just trying to grind it out and shoot the best score I can. Trying to enjoy it and have fun, but I would say you're not going to see any emotion just because I'm so focused, but I'm enjoying it.”

BRAIN TEASER: This one will test your memory and if you’ve been paying attention. What has been the difference in the player with the best scoring average on the PGA TOUR in 1990 (Greg Normand) versus 2018 season (Dustin Johnson)? HINT: The answer was in last Wednesday’s issue!

A PIECE OF HISTORY: The R&A is looking to enlist the help of golf fans worldwide to support the growth and development of the sport. It has launched a series of exclusive Champion Golfer memorabilia collections. The Open Auction TheOpen.com/Auction, a first for the UK Golf Market, features limited edition memorabilia from golf’s original championship and will enable fans to submit bids online for items which have been specially created for the auction website. 

molinariInspired by Francesco Molinari’s win at The 147th Open at Carnoustie this year, the ‘Molinari Collection’ will be the first range of collectables to be launched on the new platform and will include signed limited edition items which commemorate the Italian’s first ever victory in a major championship. Further planned collections will mark the achievements of several Champion Golfers, including Open Ambassador and five-time winner Tom Watson and Tiger Woods.

“Lifting the famous Claret Jug was a moment that I had always dreamed about as a young golfer and it is now written into the esteemed history of this prestigious Championship,” said 2018 Champion Golfer of the Year Francesco Molinari. “It was thrilling to celebrate my victory with the tens of thousands of spectators who created such a memorable atmosphere at Carnoustie and I am pleased to be able to provide a selection of special mementos from that unforgettable week which will contribute to the future of the sport.”

All net proceeds from The Open Auction will be used to fund The R&A’s activities in golf development, governance of the sport and staging of world class amateur events as part of its commitment to invest £200m over the next ten years to grow and develop the sport around the world. This includes initiatives to increase participation in golf by people of all ages and abilities, including women, juniors and families, and investment in playing facilities and equipment, coaching programs, golf events and projects to promote the health benefits of the sport.  

The Open Auction will be supported by Pursuit 3 Group who were also the official auction partner of the Winter Olympics in 2010, the Olympics in London 2012 and Rio 2016, the Commonwealth Games in 2014 and the Rugby World Cup in 2015. Bids can be submitted online by visiting The Open Auction TheOpen.com/auction

WEB GEMS:

A NEW #1: Brooks Koepka is golf’s new No. 1 after winning the CJ Cup at Nine Bridges on Sunday by four strokes. Koepka, who displaced Dustin Johnson for the world’s top ranking, shot a final-round 8-under 64 for a 21-under total of 267. Koepka, who had never held the top ranking, led by four strokes after three rounds. “To be No. 1 is something I’ve dreamed of as a kid,” Koepka said. “I don’t think this one is going to sink in.” READ MORE>>>

ALL IS FORGIVEN: Here is a twist of irony. Some may recall that President Trump, before he was President Trump wasn’t pleased when the PGA TOUR decided to move its WGC event from Doral to Mexico. "They're moving it to Mexico City which, by the way, I hope they have kidnapping insurance," Trump was quoted as saying back in 2016 on the news. That was then and this is now.

PGA Tour Latinoamérica announced it will play its season finale, the Latinoamérica Tour Championship-Shell Championship, at Trump National Doral from Nov. 29-Dec. 2. The limited-field event will feature the top 60 players on the circuit's money list competing on Doral's Golden Palm Course. READ MORE>>>

MONDAY FINISH: Sergio Garcia's bid to secure a hat-trick of Andalucía Masters victories will have to wait until Monday after more stormy weather forced the final round to be suspended on Sunday evening. The defending champion was three strokes clear of nearest challenger Lee Westwood at the top of the Andalucía Valderrama Masters after seven holes of his final round when the hooter sounded at 1.49pm. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I mean, I guess you can call it like caveman golf: You see the ball, hit the ball and go find it again. I'm trying to shoot the best score I can, it doesn't matter if it's 5 over, 7 under. It doesn't matter, I'm still just trying to grind it out and shoot the best score I can. Trying to enjoy it and have fun, but I would say you're not going to see any emotion just because I'm so focused, but I'm enjoying it.”--Brooks Koepka.

In 1990, Greg Norman led the PGA TOUR in scoring averaging 69.099 per round. He played a total of 60 rounds. In the 2018 season, Dustin Johnson had the lowest scoring average on the PGA TOUR at 68.698. The difference in the past 28 years was .401 strokes per round. Johnson played 77 rounds. Anyone outside the USGA and R&A think the golf ball goes too far??

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