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VOLUME 8, NUMBER 233                                                       
Friday, November 30, 2018

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I got a slight tear on the tendon, the common extensor tendon and that turned into a bit of a tennis elbow, inflamed. It's been dragging out. Been annoying in that sense, but it is what it is and we're trying to make it better. It's good playing golf, practicing. I'm not 100 percent in the gym; I still have to be a bit careful with certain movements and how I stress it during workouts and so on. But day-to-day stuff is good and golf is good, which is the main thing. I just hope that it's going to heal out and disappear so we can feel like we're 100 percent going into next season. We'll see. I'm pretty happy with the way it's been recovering and the main thing is that I can play and practice and that works, so all good in that sense.”

BRAIN TEASER: Which of these players didn’t record a victory in 2018: Jason Day; Dustin Johnson; Jordan Spieth; Jon Rahm; Rickie Fowler; Henrik Stenson or Justin Thomas?

GOING CORPORATE: Its hard to believe that 10 years ago American International Group, Inc. (NYSE: AIG) was a central player in the 2008 financial crisis. The federal government bailed it out to the tune of $180 billion. Uncle Sam also took control of the multinational finance and insurance corporation. That was then and this is now and AIG with operations in more than 80 countries and jurisdictions announced it will become the title sponsor of the Women’s British Open beginning in 2019.  Under the five-year commitment, the Championship will be known as the “AIG Women’s British Open.” It is AIG’s is its first title sponsorship in professional golf. 

“We are pleased to become the title sponsor of the Women’s British Open,” said Brian Duperreault, President and Chief Executive Officer of AIG. “This Championship is an iconic tournament combining tradition, world-class golf and a diverse global audience that reflects all of AIG’s stakeholders.”

“AIG embraces this opportunity to partner with the Women’s British Open, which promotes diversity and puts a spotlight on international women champions. The goals of this Championship reflect AIG’s commitment to diversity and inclusion, particularly in our own organization. Sponsoring the WBO will provide our clients and colleagues with memorable experiences, as well as enhance our relationships with our business and distribution partners,” said Peter Zaffino, Chief Executive Officer, General Insurance and Chief Operating Officer, AIG. 

“AIG’s support will help us continue to grow and develop the Championship even further and ensure it continues to be a truly world-class sporting event. The Championship is also a fantastic showcase for women’s golf and supports our goal of encouraging more women and young girls to take up the sport,” said Martin Slumbers, Chief Executive of The R&A.

The 2019 Championship will be played over the Marquess Course at Woburn Golf Club, outside London from August 1 - 4th. It will be the season’s final Major and is staged in conjunction with IMG.

ULTIMATE DRIVING MACHINE: BMW has pledged to continue its financial support of European golf. The luxury car manufacturer has extended its headline sponsorship of its two European Tour events, the BMW PGA Championship at Wentworth and the BMW International Open in Germany, for the next four years. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

STILL THE BEST: “There are great players but nobody is dominating. When Tiger Woods was at the peak of his powers then yes, or Nicklaus or Hogan, yes they stood out. Hogan is still the best golfer I have ever seen. I’ve never seen anybody close to his swing. He changed his swing entirely to hit that fade and he said when he eventually found out how to swing, he was too old to put it fully into practice. That’s some thought!” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS:  “I got a slight tear on the tendon, the common extensor tendon and that turned into a bit of a tennis elbow, inflamed. It's been dragging out. Been annoying in that sense, but it is what it is and we're trying to make it better. It's good playing golf, practicing. I'm not 100 percent in the gym; I still have to be a bit careful with certain movements and how I stress it during workouts and so on. But day-to-day stuff is good and golf is good, which is the main thing. I just hope that it's going to heal out and disappear so we can feel like we're 100 percent going into next season. We'll see. I'm pretty happy with the way it's been recovering and the main thing is that I can play and practice and that works, so all good in that sense.”--Henrik Stenson.

DJ and Justin Thomas each won three times in 2018. Jason Day won twice. Jon Rahm earned one victory. However, Henrik Stenson, Rickie Fowler and Jordan Spieth didn’t find the winner’s circle in 2018.

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