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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 19                                                         
Thursday, January 31, 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “You know, technology, it's amazing. I'm hitting the ball further now than I ever did, apart. It's amazing how technology has given me and a number of players my age another five, ten years, really, yeah, playing at this level, and I feel I can compete; if I can putt well.”

BRAIN TEASER: What was the 2018 attendance record (within 50,000) set for the Waste Management Phoenix Open?

ONE DOWN, MORE TO GO: Bryson DeChambeau is on a roll. By his own admission he’s already accomplished one of his goals for 2019 before the month of January has ended but he still has bigger things in mind. “I've kind of already checked one off the box, winning internationally and winning on The European Tour,” he reported. “The next one is going to be a major. I've got to get that done. I know I can. I know I've got the game for it. It's just about making, again, the proper adjustments and taking control of the pressure when it comes.”

Speaking of adjustments, the world #5, fresh off his victory at the Dubai Desert Classic said he still one important thing to figure out in his game. “A better understanding of alignment with my eyes and putting and how I see lines on putting,” he said. “I haven't figured that out. That has been something that has really been lacking. Last week I figured out a big piece of the puzzle for me in my golf swing but I think the next thing is alignment with the eyes and being comfortable over every putt that I get over. That's a big piece.” Once he “sees” that perhaps a major won’t be too far off?

PLENTY MORE PARTIES STILL TO COME: Waste Management has signed on to remain a sponsor to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, for another decade, through 2030. “We love this event and atmosphere, how it strengthens our brand and most importantly, the platform it provides Waste Management to lead by example in showcasing zero waste environmental solutions and inspiring fans to make a positive difference for our planet,” said Waste Management President and CEO Jim Fish. “Together with The Thunderbirds, we are very proud of what we’ve accomplished for the benefit of the community and the environment over the last 10 years. We look forward to making an even greater impact in the decade to come.”

“Waste Management has become more than a partner, has become a family. We had a nice ride over the last 10 years and we're excited about the future. We're excited about the next 11 years, I guess, to continue to innovate for the game of golf, for our fans, for our customers, and especially for our community, ” said Carlos Sugich, Big Chief of The Thunderbirds. “The financial commitment that we have from Waste Management has allowed us to give back more to the community and if you think about in the history of our tournament, we have given back to the community more than 134 million dollars, of which 68 million came over the last 10 years since Waste Management has been our title sponsor.”

BIGGER DIGITAL PUSH: The PGA TOUR has renewed and expanded its partnership with XUMO. In 2019 the expanded partnership will see the TOUR distribute more than 175 hours of live Featured Holes coverage on XUMO from 23 events in addition to expanded highlights, player interviews and tournament recap shows. In March 2018, the TOUR and XUMO announced the first ad-supported PGA TOUR “OTT channel” on smart TVs.

“The sports genre on XUMO has experienced explosive growth, and with the addition and expansion of the PGA TOUR’s content and channel on XUMO, we’re able to deliver even more LIVE and catch-up programming that fans demand," said Stefan Van Engen, senior vice president, content programming and acquisitions at XUMO. “In fact, XUMO saw a 65-percent increase in on-demand viewing in Q3 of 2018 alone as viewers re-lived full tournament recap experiences leading up to the TOUR Championship last September.”

WEB GEMS:

POLITICS! World number one Justin Rose tried to steer clear of political controversy at his Saudi International pre-tournament news conference on Wednesday, saying he was not qualified to speak on subjects other than golf in “great detail or authority.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “You know, technology, it's amazing. I'm hitting the ball further now than I ever did, apart. It's amazing how technology has given me and a number of players my age another five, ten years, really, yeah, playing at this level, and I feel I can compete; if I can putt well.”--Colin Montgomerie.

In 2018, the Waste Management Phoenix Open reported 719,179 fans attended the event. In 2017, there were 655,434, which at the time set a record. The tournament moved to TPC Scottsdale in 1987 and according to records, the first year it welcome 257,000 fans for the week.

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