Apple NewsOctober 23, 2017

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It has been a year since Arnold Palmer passed away. 9/28, Sam Saunders, his grandson, shot a 59 at the Web.com Finals at Atlantic Beach Country Club near Jacksonville. He played the back nine first with a respectable 31, then went on a birdie blast for a front 28. After Sam said, “it was great and I know he would have been proud, and I could have razzed him because he never shot 59 in competition. ” Sam is playing to try and regain his PGA TOUR playing privileges for 2018. Stay tuned.

Big John Daly opened a Steakhouse in Conway, Arkansas about 45 minutes from his home in Dardanelle, the last week in September.

The United States team won the Presidents Cup at Liberty National Golf Club in New Jersey with the Statue of Liberty in the background.

Jonathon Byrd won the Web.com Tour Championship at Atlantic Beach Country Club with Sam Saunders coming in second. Peter Uihlein, Titlist Brand Ambassador, won the Web.com points total to come out on top of the this year’s class of 25 to get their playing privileges for the PGA TOUR.

Twenty-year old Canadian Brook Henderson won the New Zealand Women’s Open at Windcross Farms in Aukland playing her Ping clubs.

Brendon Steele won the Safeway Open again for back to back wins at the Silverado Resort & Spa in Napa Valley, California  to begin the new year of point accumulation for the FedEx Cup.

Christie Kerr went wire to wire to win the weather shortened Lacoste Ladies Open de France at Golf de Chantaco for her first win on the Ladies European Tour and her 20th overall wearing her Lacoste golf outfits.

In Scotland, Englishman Ping player Tyrell Hatton won the Alfred Dunhill Links Championship played over three courses, Kingsbarns, Carnoustie and the Old Course with the final played at the Home of Golf, defending last year’s win.

In Malaysia, Pat Perez took the trophy at the CIMB Classic played at TPC Kuala Lampur, while Tyrell Hatton took the title at the Italian Open at Golf Club Milano by 1. In South Korea at the SKY 72 Golf Club in Incheon, Jin Young Ko won her 1st LPGA title-the KEB Hana Bank Championship in front of her countrymen. Scotsman Colin Montgomerie won the SAS Championship at the Prestonwood Country Club outside of Raleigh, North Carolina.

Player of the Year Justin Thomas just keeps on winning. This time it was in South Korea at the inaugural CJ Cup at NIne Bridges in a playoff with Marc Leishman. Bernard Langer at 57 years old won for the sixth time this year on the PGA TOUR Champions on his way to the Charles Schwab Cup in Virginia at the Dominion Energy Charity Classic. 2017 Masters Champion Sergio Garcia gave the home crowd a thrill at the Andalucia Valderrama Masters in Sotogrande, Spain winning for the third time this year and his 14th win on the European Tour. The Swinging Skirts LPGA Taiwan Championship crowned Eun Hee Ji from South Korea for her 1st win in eight years at the Miramar Golf & Country Club. Great Weather, Great Golf- GO PLAY!

David J. Daubert – Editor


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