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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 165                                                       
Friday, August 30 2019

In observance of the upcoming Labor Day holiday, the Daily Pulse will not be published on Monday September 2nd. It will resume publishing on Tuesday, September 3rd. A happy, safe holiday weekend to everyone in the United States and Canada!

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I don't think they'll understand what it means to throw your clubs in the back of your trunk and go from a Super 8 to a Motel 6. At least I hope they don't. That being said, I wouldn't change a second of that. I mean, that was my story. That's the way it was supposed to be, and where I learned a lot. What I appreciate about my story, I feel like at every level, especially as I got better as an amateur, I started winning golf tournaments, both college and other amateur type events, and then I started playing the mini-Tours. At each level of the mini-Tours I started winning, and that was massive, just learning how and knowing how to win. You can make a great living out here not winning golf tournaments. We all know that. But as a competitor, as somebody that wants to avoid complacency, you want to win golf tournaments.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player became the 38th player to win 20 or more PGA TOUR titles. He accomplished it in 246 starts on the PGA TOUR. He just completed his 12th season and will need to complete 15 full seasons to be eligible for Lifetime Membership of PGA TOUR. Who is he? 

MORE TIME, MORE GOLF? This could be an opportunity for golf, if it proves accurate and the industry finds a way (to get out of its own way) and grow participation levels. Alibaba Group Chairman Jack Ma told the World Artificial Intelligence Conference in Shanghai that artificial intelligence should enable people to work 4 hours a day, 3 days a week. Why it matters: It's a remarkable demonstration of Ma's faith in AI, given he's known for endorsing the Chinese tech sector's standard "996" schedule, which consists of a 72-hour workweek: 9 a.m. to 9 p.m., six days a week. READ MORE>>>

EURO-VISION: Dallas-based Topgolf is taking its golf entertainment concept to Europe, with a franchise deal that'll lead to new venues in Germany, Switzerland, Italy and Austria. The agreement between Topgolf Entertainment Group and Swiss-based Greenreb Ltd. includes multiple openings in central Europe over the next several years. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

HIGH ALTITUDE LEADS TO LOW SCORES: Austria’s Matthias Schwab and Frenchman Mike Lorenzo-Vera shared a one-stroke lead after carding seven-under-par 63 in the European Masters first round in Crans Montana on Thursday. World number two Rory McIlroy bogeyed three holes to finish four strokes adrift of the leaders. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I don't think they'll understand what it means to throw your clubs in the back of your trunk and go from a Super 8 to a Motel 6. At least I hope they don't. That being said, I wouldn't change a second of that. I mean, that was my story. That's the way it was supposed to be, and where I learned a lot. What I appreciate about my story, I feel like at every level, especially as I got better as an amateur, I started winning golf tournaments, both college and other amateur type events, and then I started playing the mini-Tours. At each level of the mini-Tours I started winning, and that was massive, just learning how and knowing how to win. You can make a great living out here not winning golf tournaments. We all know that. But as a competitor, as somebody that wants to avoid complacency, you want to win golf tournaments.”--Zach Johnson before the start of the John Deere Classic.

Dustin Johnson became the 38th player to win 20 or more PGA TOUR titles. He accomplished it in 246 starts on the PGA TOUR. He just completed his 12th season and will need to complete 15 full seasons to be eligible for Lifetime Membership of PGA TOUR. 

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