LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Apple NewsApril 17, 2017

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The Lone Star state hosted the PGA Tour for a second week this spring as the best players challenged the Golf Cub of Houston in Humble. University of Georgia alumni and Titlist brand Ambassador Russell Henley, beat South Korean Sung Kang to win the Shell Houston Open and a spot at the Masters.

Playing the new Srixon-ZStar golf ball Spaniard Miguel Angel Jiminez, The Most Interesting Man in Golf, won the Mississippi Golf Classic at the Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak Golf Club, in a playoff versus Gene Sauers. This is the second year in a row that “the Mechanic” won the PGA Tour Champions event at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino’s golf course.

What a strange turn of events on the last day of the ANA Inspiration, the first major for the LPGA, won by Honma Golf Team member So Yeon Ryu in a one hole playoff with Lexi Thompson, who had been given a 4 stroke penalty on the 12th hole, after a viewer had sent in an inquiry on Lexi not placing her ball back in the proper position on Saturday. Ryu and her caddie, mother and friends made a big splash in Poppie’s Pond.

Unfortunately Tiger Woods has missed another playing of the Masters due to chronic back trouble. Dustin Johnson, the odds on favorite, fell and hurt himself bad enough to withdraw Wednesday.

SERGIO wins the Masters in a one hole playoff over Justin Rose to finally become a major champion. The 37 year old Garcia, playing Taylor Made clubs and ball, received the “Green Jacket” on his boyhood idol, Seve Ballesteros’ 60th Birthday, 4/9/2017. A big shout out to Matt Kuchar for his hole-in-one on the par 3, 16th to catapult him to a tie for fourth, the highest American in the field.

Thirty-nine year old Cristie Kerr, with husband Erik on the bag, won the Lotte Championship presented by Hershey at the Ko Olina Golf Club in Oahu, Hawaii for her first win since November of 2015 and her 19th LPGA win, using her PXG clubs.

Stephen Ames won his first PGA TOUR Champions event at TPC Sugarloaf outside Atlanta, the Mitsubishi Electric Classic at the age of 54.

Wesley Bryan, the first native South Carolinian to win the RBC Heritage, beat Luke Donald by one stroke at Harbor Town Golf Links on Hilton Head Island for his first win on the PGA TOUR.

Spring has sprung and it is time to go play golf. Check out our special offers for some great savings on some great golf courses. Go Save & Play!

David J. Daubert – Editor

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