LETTER FROM THE EDITOR

Apple NewsMarch 30, 2018

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Hooray for Lefty! Phil Mickelson at 47 has won again, defeating Justin Thomas at the WGC Mexico on the first playoff hole at Club de Golf Chapultepec, his first win since 2013’s Open Championship at Muirfield.

Michelle Wie made a 36 foot putt for birdie on the 72nd hole to win the HSBC Women’s World Championship at Sentosa Golf Club in Singapore, by one stroke over Brooke Henderson, Nelly Korda, Danielle Kang and Jenny Shin who all tied for second. It was Michelle’s first win since her U.S. Open title in 2014.

Both Phil & Michelle relied on Callaway’s new Jailbreak technology in their Rogue drivers and fairway woods, along with Soft Fast Core in their Chrome Soft X balls to get the job done.

Steve Stricker, at 51, won his first PGA TOUR Champions event at the Omni Tuscon Resort’s national golf course, at the inaugural Cologuard Classic. Way to go Stricks!

Paul Casey, the 40 year old Englishman, has won the 2018 Valspar Championship at the Innisbrook Resort’s championship Copperhead golf course, one stroke ahead of Patrick Reed and a guy named Woods. That’s right. Tiger is back in contention. As I hope you know, the more people who attend the tournaments, the more money goes to the charities. Tiger brings more paying patrons through the gates when he is playing. The Valspar Championship had a higher viewing rating on Sunday than any non-major. Special Congratulations to Casey for getting back in the winner’s circle with his TaylorMade woods.

Vijay Singh ended his drought by winning the Toshiba Classic of the PGA TOUR Champions at the Newport Beach Country Club in California, playing Mizuno irons and TaylorMade woods. At age 55, Vijay has won 34 times including a Masters and 2 PGA Championships, and now his first on the Champions.

Tiger Woods and Ernie Els have been named the captains for the 2019 President’s Cup to be contested at Royal Melbourne Golf Club in Victoria, Australia. Sergio and his wife Angela welcomed a baby girl, 3/14, and named her Azalea, the predominant flower at Augusta National, the home of The Masters.

Did you hear the Roar for Rory at Bay Hill? McIlroy is back with a phenomenal back nine birdie fest at the Arnold Palmer Invitational to win against a great field of players including second place Bryson DeChambeau and Tiger Woods, who placed 5th. Playing a full bag of TaylorMade clubs and ball- Way to go Rory!

Inbee Park won The Bank of Hope Founders Cup on the Wildfire Golf Club at the JW Marriott Phoenix Desert Ridge Resort & Spa. 54-year-old Englishwoman Dame Laura Davies, playing Lynx golf clubs, came in second nearly breaking Beth Daniels record of winning at age 46.

More Good News for Suzann Pettersen – she is expecting her first child after marrying in 2017. Best wishes from eSouthernGOLF – maybe less frowns and more smiles from Suzann.

Stricker does it again winning his second Champions event at the exclusive Tom Fazio designed Fallen Oak Club, part of the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi, in the Rapiscan Systems Classic.

In Austin, Texas, Bubba Watson, playing his PING g400 clubs, had his way with the best of the best, winning the WGC-Dell Technologies Match Play at the Pete Dye designed Austin Country Club. On the LPGA TOUR, South Korean Ji Eun-hee won the Kia Classic at Aviara Golf Club in Carlsbad, California for her fourth LPGA victory.

Spring has sprung and its time to clean the clubs and get out there and enjoy the game. Go Play!

David J. Daubert – Editor

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