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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 221                                                       
Monday, November 12, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Last year was definitely a disappointing year, I was definitely frustrated with last year's performance. I take a lot of pride in being a very consistent player that made the TOUR Championship year after year, seemed to make almost all the cuts that I play in. But I don't look at it like I'm trying to prove myself again. The nature of the game, with each year you always just try to get better. I felt like I did a lot of good things last year; for some reason just didn't put together many good weeks. Felt like I was on the right path to improvement, and with this off season, continue to work and feel like I'm on things that are turning me into a better player. That's all we really try to strive for is just continuing to improve.”

BRAIN TEASER: Matt Kuchar picked up his 8th career victory on the PGA TOUR, Sunday in Mexico. Can you name his last win on the PGA TOUR?

DOES GOLF HAVE A VIABLE ANSWER? If there was any doubt that traditional satellite and cable plans are on the decline, earlier this year, cord cutting hit an all-time high after more than one million subscribers ditched their services in just one quarter. Satellite providers were hit especially hard. DirecTV and Dish Networking combined lost 726,000 subscribers, while only signing up around 75,000 new streaming TV users. On the cable side of things, while Comcast lost the largest number of video subscribers at around 106,000, it seems to have made up for that by adding 363,000 broadband Internet accounts. READ MORE>>>

ONE FOR THE RECORD BOOKS: When it comes to product introductions few can rival this one. Lee Westwood rallied to win the Nedbank Golf Challenge in South Africa on Sunday. He used a ProV1x model, which came a little later than the infamous ProV1. What is most noteworthy about Westwood’s win is that it marked the 3,000th victory for the Pro V1 franchise across the worldwide professional tours since its introduction at the Invensys Classic at Las Vegas in 2000. Nothing can rival that!

HISTORY: Suzy Whaley was elected the 41st President of the PGA of America. She is the first woman to serve as a PGA Officer in the roles of PGA President, Vice President and Secretary. “I may be the first woman to serve as President, but first, I’m a PGA Professional, and I am incredibly excited by the opportunities that lie ahead. I look forward to helping advance the careers of our Members, by highlighting the profound impact PGA Professionals have as coaches, in operations and sales, and as executives,” she said. “We’re committed to exploring innovative new approaches to coaching that deliver the experience today’s consumer is seeking. Together, we aim to invite everyone to join a game they can play for a lifetime, so our courses more closely resemble the communities we serve. I am grateful for the trust our Membership has placed in me, and I look forward to pursuing these opportunities with optimism, purpose and joy.”

WEB GEMS:

AGE WINS! Lee Westwood bagged five birdies on his back nine to storm to victory in the Nedbank Golf Challenge at the Gary Player Country Club on Sunday, his first title on the European Tour for four years. “I’m getting old, I did one for the old men today. You reach 45 and don’t know what to expect. But I’ve always felt comfortable playing this golf course. This one is very special.” READ MORE>>>

KUCHAR HANGS ON: “That was some of the best ball-striking I’ve had, and through 60 some holes, awfully good putting,” Kuchar said. “And then the putter kind of went a little bit on the fritz there coming in. Thrilled to be the champion here. It’s been a long time for me. It feels extra sweet right now.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Last year was definitely a disappointing year, I was definitely frustrated with last year's performance. I take a lot of pride in being a very consistent player that made the TOUR Championship year after year, seemed to make almost all the cuts that I play in. But I don't look at it like I'm trying to prove myself again. The nature of the game, with each year you always just try to get better. I felt like I did a lot of good things last year; for some reason just didn't put together many good weeks. Felt like I was on the right path to improvement, and with this off season, continue to work and feel like I'm on things that are turning me into a better player. That's all we really try to strive for is just continuing to improve.”--Matt Kuchar, who with his win in Mexico changes the narrative for the time being on his play and season.

It’s been a long dry spell for Matt Kuchar. His last victory on the PGA TOUR came at the 2014 RBC Heritage, which ended on April 20, 2014. Westwood's win at the Nedbank Challenge was his first European Tour victory since the 2014 Maybank Malaysian Open, which wrapped up on, you might have guessed it, April 20, 2014. 

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