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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 156                                                       
Monday, August 19 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “The driver is the most important club in the bag now just because of the way the game is played.”

BRAIN TEASER: Can you name the player with the most wins on the PGA TOUR over the last four seasons?

WHO’S IN, WHO’S OUT: The following players moved inside top 30 and will advance to the TOUR Championship:
Hideki Matsuyama has never missed a TOUR Championship since joining the PGA TOUR in 2014
• Lucas Glover qualifies for the TOUR Championship for second time and first since 2009
• Jason Kokrak birdied the 72nd hole to move into the top 30 and will make his TOUR Championship debut.

The following players fell outside top 30 and will not advance to the TOUR Championship:
Open Championship winner Shane Lowry dropped from 25th to 33rd
• A season after finishing 33rd in the FedExCup, Andrew Putnam finishes 34th
• Harold Varner III ends season 38th in the FedExCup, marking his best Playoffs run in four seasons on TOUR

HANDICAPPING THE FIELD:

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MONEY TALKS: As noted in Thursday’s issue of the Daily Pulse, the PGA TOUR, BMW of North America and Western Golf Association officially announced that Bavarian Motor Works has extended its title sponsorship of the BMW Championship. “We are happy to remain the title sponsor of the BMW Championship,” Bernhard Kuhnt, President and CEO of BMW of North America. “For 13 years, we have been proud partners alongside the Evans Scholars Foundation, helping to provide opportunities for students to follow their dreams. We are looking forward to continuing those efforts in support of these deserving young caddies.”  

All net proceeds from the BMW Championship, conducted by the WGA, benefit the Evans Scholars Foundation. Since 2007, the tournament has raised more than $30 million for college scholarships for deserving caddies. “Over the past 13 years, BMW has been a valued partner of the Western Golf Association, providing strong support for both our championships and scholarships,” said John Kaczkowski, President and CEO of the WGA. “BMW has gone beyond the traditional role of title sponsors and fully embraced our charity, helping us send more caddies to college through the Evans Scholars Foundation. We’re excited and honored that BMW has extended its partnership with us.”

The 2020 BMW Championship will be held at Olympia Fields Country Club outside of Chicago.

WEB GEMS:

R.I.P.: Golf was only a part of Jack Whitaker’s glittering resume, a small part at that, but undeniably it was a memorable one, for reasons unrelated to his renowned skill. Whitaker, who at 95 died of natural causes in Devon, Penn., on Sunday, was working his first Masters telecast for CBS in 1966, when on Sunday evening he referred to the crowd coming up the 18th hole as a mob. READ MORE>>>

EN FUEGO: The sporting expression “caught fire” took on a literal meaning on Sunday as several players at the BMW Championship, including Phil Mickelson, were affected by a fire at their hotel. READ MORE>>>

DRIVER’S SEAT: Justin Thomas had more stress than he needed Sunday before regaining control with four birdies on the back nine at Medinah to win the BMW Championship and claim the No. 1 spot in the FedExCup standings entering next week's TOUR Championship at East Lake. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “The driver is the most important club in the bag now just because of the way the game is played.”--Tiger Woods

Most wins over the last four seasons on the PGA TOUR: Dustin Johnson (11), Justin Thomas (10), Brooks Koepka (6).

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