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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 177                                                       
Wednesday, September 18 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “It was all in all a pretty solid season last year. Obviously disappointing when you don't get a win on the resume for the full season out here on TOUR, but I played really solid, had a lot of good opportunities, and just for whatever reason just wasn't able to get that W. But any year you make it to the TOUR Championship, you've had a solid year. I'm really excited to build off that. I feel like I had a lot of really positive stuff happen last year to get back to where I feel like I belong, and it's a big reason why I decided to come here. I feel like I've heard so many good things about Sanderson Farms and what they've done, now it being a full-field event, all the bonuses that go with that, full FedExCup points and Masters invitational, all the things they've done here, just a great place for me to start.”

BRAIN TEASER: This player cracked his driver prior to the start of the fourth round of the 2018 Sanderson Farms Championship. Who did it happen to?

WE’RE IN! The governing bodies of amateur golf in England, Ireland, Scotland and Wales have signed the license for the new World Handicap System (WHS) which will come into operation on November 2, 2020. READ MORE>>>

GAME CHANGER? Last month, the European Tour unveiled a four-point plan to address slow play, and one of the first pieces of that plan will be put to the test this week at the BMW PGA Championship. A GPS tracking system will be used this week that will allow officials to keep track of each group’s position on the golf course. The system will also provide displays on tees to let players know their position relative to the groups around them. READ MORE>>>

CONSOLIDATION: OB Sports Golf Management, part of the Troon family of brands, has acquired Seattle-based Premier Golf Centers, LLC. “OB Sports and Premier Golf have been successfully working together as operational partners since 2018,” said C.A. Roberts, president, OB Sports. “This acquisition is part of a designed succession plan that provides a solid foundation for long-term success for all involved. The transition will be smooth and seamless for Premier’s valued clients, team members, and loyal customers.”

Premier Golf’s management portfolio includes 11 golf courses within six municipalities in the Puget Sound region, including the cities of Seattle, Bellevue, Everett, Lynnwood, Marysville and Bellingham. Financial details of the deal were not disclosed.

ANYONE REMEMBER TY TRYON? Callaway Golf has signed 17-year-old Akshay Bhatia to an equipment deal. "Akshay is one of the most prolific amateurs the golf world has seen in a long time, and we're thrilled to have him join our Professional Tour Staff," said Tim Reed, SVP of Global Sports Marketing, Callaway Golf. "He has all the tools to compete at a high level, he's mature beyond his years, and we're confident that he is going to have a lot of success using our equipment. We're fortunate to have so many impressive young players on our staff, and we look forward to working with Akshay for many years to come."

Bhatia finished his amateur career earlier at the Walker Cup. He won two matches during the event and was the youngest U.S. player to ever compete in it. Among his accomplishments, he was the #1 ranked junior in the world and reached #4 in the world amateur rankings.

WEB GEMS:

IT’S STILL A NUMBERS GAME: Viktor Hovland tied the PGA Tour record on Sunday at The Greenbrier with his 17th consecutive round in the 60s, closing with a 64 to tie for 10th. He matched the mark set by Bob Estes in the fall of 2001, and it could shed some light on how much golf at the highest level has changed in two decades. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “It was all in all a pretty solid season last year. Obviously disappointing when you don't get a win on the resume for the full season out here on TOUR, but I played really solid, had a lot of good opportunities, and just for whatever reason just wasn't able to get that W. But any year you make it to the TOUR Championship, you've had a solid year. I'm really excited to build off that. I feel like I had a lot of really positive stuff happen last year to get back to where I feel like I belong, and it's a big reason why I decided to come here. I feel like I've heard so many good things about Sanderson Farms and what they've done, now it being a full-field event, all the bonuses that go with that, full FedExCup points and Masters invitational, all the things they've done here, just a great place for me to start.”--Brandt Snedeker.

2018 Sanderson Farms Championship Cameron Champ cracked the face of his drvier before the start of the fourth round.

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