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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 219                                                       
Thursday, November 8, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's a different league. The main goal this year was for the body at the end of the season to be better than it was at the beginning, which it is, and the golf game is following that trend. We're moving really well and waking up in the mornings and everything is good, no painkillers. It's a nice place to be, regardless where the golf was or is, kind of took a little longer than I wanted it to but it's kind of getting there now. It's more where the body is and how that's feeling. Two years ago, I'm not sure how interested I was in playing golf. Nice that we're back, and I'd say rejuvenated, but like I said, the body is in the best place it's been in probably five or six years now and the golf game is going along with it and following that trend.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many times has Bernhard Langer won the Charles Schwab Cup in his career?

ITS ALREADY STARTING: The R&A reported the road to The 148th Open at Royal Portrush will begin at the Emirates Australian Open, the first of 16 events in 11 countries that will make up The Open Qualifying Series for 2019.

The Emirates Australian Open, which is being played November 15-18 at The Lakes in Sydney, will be the first opportunity for players to secure their place at Royal Portrush next year. The leading three players, who finish in the top ten and ties and who are not already exempt, will qualify for The Open.

Three new events on the PGA TOUR will also feature in the Series for the first time: the Arnold Palmer Invitational in March, the RBC Canadian Open in early June and the Rocket Mortgage Classic in Detroit at the end of June. Previously the Canadian Open was held directly after the Open Championship, but now it offers a path to the major. The Open Qualifying Series will also visit Spain for the first time as the Andalucía Valderrama Masters on the European Tour replaces the Open de France in the schedule.

A total of 46 places in The Open are available through the Series with qualifying opportunities on the PGA TOUR, the European Tour, the PGA Tour of Australasia, the Asian Tour, the Korean Tour, the Japan Golf Tour and the Sunshine Tour.

Johnnie Cole-Hamilton, Executive Director – Championships at The R&A, said, “The race to qualify for The Open at Royal Portrush has well and truly begun and we are eagerly anticipating an exciting series of events as golfers around the world aim to book their place at the Championship. We know that there is real excitement at the prospect of The Open returning to Northern Ireland for the first time in almost 70 years and it will undoubtedly act as an extra incentive for those players who are hopeful of teeing it up at the famous Dunluce links in July.”

Regional Qualifying and Final Qualifying events will take place at venues throughout Great Britain and Ireland. The Fairmont St Andrews will replace The Renaissance Club as one of the four Final Qualifying venues.

SCHOOL’S OUT? On the night before Election Day, workers set up a polling station at the Golf Academy of America school in Chandler. What they didn't know was that hours before, a federal judge in Alabama had ruled against the financially troubled parent company of the golf school. In court papers, the Education Corporation of America said it faced two foreclosures if it was not allowed to restructure under court supervision and continue receiving moneys from students taking part in federal financial-aid programs.
One of those pending foreclosures apparently was in Chandler. Poll workers arrived before 6 a.m. on Tuesday to find the door padlocked, ballots and voting machines locked inside. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

MCILROY LOOKS TO END YEAR ON A HIGH NOTE: “I'm going to need some great golf over the next two weeks but we'll see what happens this week. I feel like my game's in pretty good shape. I didn't play great in China but a week off and just sort of reflecting on things, hopefully I can get off to a good start this week.” McIlroy has yet to win on the European Tour this season but has five top fives in his 11 appearances, including second places at the Dubai Desert Classic, BMW PGA Championship and Open Championship. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's a different league. The main goal this year was for the body at the end of the season to be better than it was at the beginning, which it is, and the golf game is following that trend. We're moving really well and waking up in the mornings and everything is good, no painkillers. It's a nice place to be, regardless where the golf was or is, kind of took a little longer than I wanted it to but it's kind of getting there now. It's more where the body is and how that's feeling. Two years ago, I'm not sure how interested I was in playing golf. Nice that we're back, and I'd say rejuvenated, but like I said, the body is in the best place it's been in probably five or six years now and the golf game is going along with it and following that trend.”--2016 Masters Champion, Danny Willett.

Bernhard Langer has won the Charles Schwab Cup four times (2010, 2014, 2015, 2016). He has finished second another three times (2012, 2013, 2017), to go along with a third (2008) and a 4th (2009) place finish.

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