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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 161                                                       
Monday, August 26 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “Come back to me on Monday, and I'll tell you whether it's worked or not.”

BRAIN TEASER: How much does last place pay out at the 2019 TOUR Championship?

BRAND MANAGEMENT? Perhaps the biggest thing (might be a poor choice of words) to come out of last week was Brooks Koepka posing nude for ESPN “The Body Issue.”  He pimped the issue by providing pics on his Instagram account. The quick question anyone must be wondering is why would he do it? For someone that boasts career earnings heading into the TOUR Championship of $30+ million, it couldn’t be just a matter of economics. The only other plausible excuse would ego. You decide.

His justification was: “It's something that I wanted to do. To get chosen for that, you have to be one of the best in your sport. It was something I enjoyed. I was looking forward to it for months. It's something I definitely don't regret doing.”

NUMBERS DOESN’T LIE: FootJoy is continuing to dominate the golf footwear sector, with Golf Datatech figures for the first six months of the year showing the brand gaining a 49.5% market share in Europe. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

HOW SWEDE IT IS: Erik van Rooyen birdied the last to overcome Matthew Fitzpatrick in a thrilling final day battle and win his first European Tour title at the Scandinavian Invitation. The South African was last season's European Challenge Tour Graduate of the Year and arrived at Hills Golf & Sports Club having finished second three times on the European Tour - twice on the 2019 Race to Dubai. READ MORE>>>

WHAT A SEASON: “Any time you can do something that only Tiger has done, you’re doing something right,” McIlroy said. There was so much more than $15 million — $14 million in cash, $1 million deferred — to this victory. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “Come back to me on Monday, and I'll tell you whether it's worked or not.”--Rory McIlroy before play began at the TOUR Championship on the new FedExCup handicapping.

Last place at East Lake paid $190,000 cash or $205,000 in deferred compensation

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