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VOLUME 9, NUMBER 186                                                       
Monday, September 30 2019

ANY IDEA WHO SAID THIS? “I'm sort of honestly sick of coming back over to The European Tour and shooting 15-under par and finishing 30th. I don't think the courses are set up hard enough. There's no penalties for bad shots. It's tough when you come back when it's like that. I don't feel like good golf is regarded as well as it could be.”

BRAIN TEASER: How many times has an American won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which is played in St. Andrews?

AND THE GOLF BALL IS THE PROBLEM! Several players were deemed to be using non-conforming drivers at this week’s Safeway Open in California as the new PGA Tour testing procedure swung into full gear, Reuters has learned. But some players are questioning the accuracy of the tour’s testing procedure, and have sent their drivers back to their various manufacturers for re-testing. The non-conforming drivers are from across the manufacturing spectrum, including major brands such as Titleist, TaylorMade and Cobra, two insiders with knowledge of the matter said. READ MORE>>>

TO BE OR NOT TO BE? Endeavor Group Holdings Inc., the owner of talent agency WME-IMG and mixed martial arts league UFC, has canceled plans for its highly anticipated initial public offering. The company merged with the legendary William Morris Agency in 2009 and acquired sports and fashion representation leader IMG Worldwide Holdings five years later for about $2.4 billion. READ MORE>>>

ACROSS THE POND: The UK Golf Federation, which represents over 350 proprietary golf courses and driving ranges in the UK, has reported major growth in both rounds of golf played and new members joining their facilities. Some member clubs reported green fees growth year-on-year of over 14%, whole some have experienced a 25% increase in membership over the last five years. READ MORE>>>

WEB GEMS:

AN EMOTIONAL WIN: “I think it was just kind of meant to be,” Cameron said afterward. Added his father, Jeff, his eyes welled with tears and voice breaking, “For this to happen before these last days that we’re going to have with my father here, it’s the man upstairs. It’s amazing.” With Mack on hospice and no one sure just how many days he has left, Champ wasn’t sure he was going to play this week. But he didn’t just play, he excelled. He blasted a 369-yard drive down the 18th fairway – the longest of the day by 33 yards – to set up his decisive birdie, and his final-round 69 left him at 17 under par, one shot better than Adam Hadwin (67). 

VIVA LA FRANCE: Victor Perez overcame Matthew Southgate in an enthralling final day duel to win his first European Tour title at the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship. READ MORE>>>

THE KID HAS GAME: China’s Yuxin Lin came up huge with two birdies on the 18th hole in a playoff to win the Asia-Pacific Amateur Championship at the Sheshan International Golf Club in Shanghai on Sunday. Lin’s win over world No. 1 Takumi Kanaya makes him the second two-time champ of the event. Now, it’s on to bigger stages for Lin, who has earned an invitation to the Masters Tournament and the 149th Open at Royal St George’s in 2020. READ MORE>>>

ANSWERS: “I'm sort of honestly sick of coming back over to The European Tour and shooting 15-under par and finishing 30th. I don't think the courses are set up hard enough. There's no penalties for bad shots. It's tough when you come back when it's like that. I don't feel like good golf is regarded as well as it could be.”--Rory McIlroy after the Dunhill Links Championship.

In the history of the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship, which is played in St. Andrews, no American has ever won it. On Sunday, Victor Perez became the first French winner of the tournament.

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