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I would like to congratulate Jim Furyk, Mr. 58, 2003 U.S.Open Champion, 2010 Fed Ex Cup Champion and 17 time PGA winner for being chosen as the 2016 recipient of the Payne Stewart Award given to the player whose “values align with the character, charity and sportsmanship” that Payne showed. Jim joins a stunning roster of greats to receive the TOUR’s and Southern Company’s annual award. In presenting the Payne Stewart Award, Southern Company contributes to three charities each year, including Payne and wife Tracy’s primary charity, The Stewart Family Foundation, the First Tee of the Ozarks, located in Payne’s home state of Missouri and a charity designated by the recipient.
Germany’s Caroline Masson, an Ecco Golf Ambassador, clinched a one stroke victory at the LPGA Manulife Classic on the Whistle Bear Golf Club in Cambridge, Ontario for her first win on the LPGA Tour. Another first time winner, Carlos Franco from Paraguay, sealed the deal at Calgary, Alberta’s Canyon Meadows Golf & CC to win the Champions Tour Shaw Charity Classic. Scottish Open winner, Alex Noren of Sweden, won the Omega European Masters in a playoff at Crans-Montana, Switzerland. Rory McIlroy played like a man possessed to come from 6 back to win the Deutsche Bank at TPC Boston on Labor Day.
The Ultimate Driving Machine, Dustin Johnson, won the BMW Championship at the Pete Dye designed Crooked Stick Golf Club in Indiana, the last leg of the Fed Ex Cup playoffs, to secure the #1 spot going into East Lake for the Tour Championship in Atlanta. On Sunday 9/11 the Tour played tribute to those who lost their lives in the tragedies of that infamous day, and the brave men and women who risked their lives trying to save them.
Renowned Golf Course Architect and renaissance man, Bob Cupp, passed away August 19th. I first met Bob at the Golf Industry Show which follows the PGA Merchandise Show every year and enjoyed his flair for life, his eye for great golf course architecture, and warm and friendly smile. He served as President of the American Society of Golf Course Architects in 2012-2013. He enjoyed sharing the design with PGA Professionals like Jerry Pate, Fred Couples, Tom Kite and Sam Snead. Some of his best Southeast designs include La Playa Beach & Golf Resort in Naples, Old Waverly in West Point, Mississippi, The Landings at Reynolds Lake Oconee, Georgia and The Club at Savannah Harbor in Savannah. He was a great interview, writer, musician and all around fun loving guy.
South Korea’s 22 year old, In Gee Chun won the Evian Championship in France with the lowest under par score (21 under) ever in a major event. For the first time an Italian has won the Italian Open since its beginning in 1972. Francesco Molinari took home the title in his home country. Bravissimo! The British Senior Open Champion, Paul Broadhurst, won the Nature Valley First Tee Open, at Pebble Beach for his first win on the Champions Tour. The 2013 winner of the Honda Classic at PGA National, Michael Thompson, won the Albertson’s Boise Open, Web.com Tour event to secure his way back to the PGA TOUR. Colin Montgomerie won the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship near Victoria, British Columbia, Canada in a playoff with Scott McCarron on the Champions Tour.
Congratulations to Rory McIlroy for winning the Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta in a four-hole playoff with Ryan Moore. By winning the 18th Tour Championship his point total allowed him to win the 10th Fed-Ex Cup and a $10 million annuity.
The man who made Golf a household name due to his charismatic personality, business acumen and great play, Arnold Palmer, passed away at the age of 87. I was fortunate to interview him a few times and play golf with him by ourselves at White Oak Plantation in North Florida. He was kind and we enjoyed a few laughs at my expense that day, and I will cherish that and the few other opportunities I had to share a smile or a thumbs-up with Arnie. he will be missed.
It is on to Minnesota for the Ryder Cup next week at Hazeltine National Golf Club. Enjoy the games and Go Play!
The PGA Golf Club in Port St Lucie, Florida, the PGA of America”s flagship 54 hole facility has two outstanding golf courses ranked on GOLF Magazine’s 2016 edition
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