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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 159                                                       
Thursday, August 22 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It's been pretty much the same the whole year. It's been pretty easy to process. I simply have gotten just too inconsistent, too far off in the long game. It went down into the short game but a tremendous improvement in my putting. I know exactly why I got off, what happened and how to get it back. I know why my swing got off. I've started to figure out that next step of working it back the right way and then making it consistently up there as one of the best ball-strikers in the world like I have been in the past is the next step. I've done it with the putting. I know I can do it with the long game. It was a year that started out and finished very differently in my head.”

BRAIN TEASER: Thanks in part to the BMW Championship, Matt Kuchar became only the eighth player on the PGA TOUR to do what?

JUST DO IT: There is already some consternation within the media that Tiger should pick himself for the President’s Cup. Agree or disagree its fair to say. Nevertheless, one member of the team offered his two cents on the matter. “I personally really hope he picks himself. I don't know how you don't pick Tiger Woods. I mean, if you're not Tiger Woods, you're picking Tiger Woods,” said Matt Kuchar. Anyone want to argue with that?

JUST ANOTHER WEEK? Lucas Glover offered some levity on the matter of starting 10 shots behind at the TOUR Championship. “It's not that abnormal. I think he beat me by ten last week too, so just a carryover from last week,” said the 2009 U.S. Open champ. Patrick Reed shared what is different for him this week. “I've played for $10 million every year, but never for 15. So it's going to be interesting,” said Reed

HAMMER TIME! Golf appears to have an embarrassment of riches when it comes to young talent. This year in particular saw Matthew Wolff and Collin Morikawa burst on the scene and claim their respective maiden victories on the PGA TOUR. Viktor Howland is another that appears to have a bright future in the game. It’s too early to suggest this player will give these players a run for their money, but he’s certainly worth keeping an eye on.

Cole Hammer has won the Mark H McCormack Medal as the leading men’s player in the 2019 World Amateur Golf Ranking (WAGR).

The 19-year-old from Houston spent eight weeks as the world’s No.1 ranked amateur and earned exemptions into The 149th Open at Royal St George’s and the 2020 US Open at Winged Foot, provided he remains an amateur.

Hammer, who attends the University of Texas, won the Southern Highlands Collegiate, Lamkin Grips SD Classic and the NCAA Austin Regional in his freshman year. He also achieved top-five finishes in the Amer Ari Invitational, Augusta Haskins Award Invitational, ASU Thunderbird Invitational, Big 12 Championship and the Northeast Amateur.

He was the recipient of the 2019 Phil Mickelson Award as US college golf’s Freshman of the Year and helped the University of Texas to a runner-up finish in the 2019 NCAA Championship. Hammer, who made his debut in the 2015 US Open at Chambers Bay at the age of 15, was also among the finalists for the Haskins Award and Ben Hogan Award this year.

In 2018, he won the US Amateur Four-Ball Championship with partner Garrett Barber, as well as the Western Amateur and Azalea Amateur championships. He was also a semi-finalist in both the US Amateur at Pebble Beach and US Junior Amateur at Baltusrol.

Hammer is a member of the United States of America in the 47th Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool next month. He was previously selected to represent the USA in the World Amateur Team Championship and the Arnold Palmer Cup.

WEB GEMS:

HERE COMES THE JUDGE: Thorbjorn Olesen is to face trial after being charged with sexual assault and being drunk on an aircraft. The 29-year-old Olesen indicated he would plead not guilty to the offenses when he made a brief appearance at a magistrates’ court in Uxbridge, west of London. READ MORE>>>

YOU’LL NEVER PLEASE EVERYONE: Jay Monahan didn’t think twice when President Donald Trump invited him to play golf. “I’m concerned about criticism for everything that I do,” Monahan said Tuesday. “But in this instance, listen, like I said, he has been a great supporter of the Presidents Cup. He loves our game. He’s got a relationship with a lot of our players. And to me, I’m not there for political reasons. I’m there to support him. He’s asked me to be there and be there along with other peers in our industry. It’s a chance for us to spend some time together and have a wonderful time.” READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It's been pretty much the same the whole year. It's been pretty easy to process. I simply have gotten just too inconsistent, too far off in the long game. It went down into the short game but a tremendous improvement in my putting. I know exactly why I got off, what happened and how to get it back. I know why my swing got off. I've started to figure out that next step of working it back the right way and then making it consistently up there as one of the best ball-strikers in the world like I have been in the past is the next step. I've done it with the putting. I know I can do it with the long game. It was a year that started out and finished very differently in my head.”--Jordan Spieth, who didn’t qualify for the TOUR Championship.

Matt Kuchar tied for 52nd at the BMW, enough to make him the eighth player to surpass $50 million in career earnings on the PGA TOUR.

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