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PGA TOUR Reaches Record Charity Total

Last Updated on Monday, 09 March 2015 02:23 Monday, 09 March 2015 02:19

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced that charitable donations in 2014 were a record $140.5 million. This total includes donations made by tournaments on the PGA TOUR, Champions Tour, Tour, PGA TOUR Canada, PGA TOUR China, and PGA TOUR Latinoamérica.

With the announcement, the all-time total donated to charity is $2.14 billion since the first-ever charitable contribution of $10,000 at the 1938 Palm Beach Invitational. Of that total, more than $1 billion has come since the TOUR surpassed the $1-billion plateau in 2005. The $2-billion mark was passed in January of last season.



Eason Ready to Take On Next Challenge

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 02:14 Friday, 30 January 2015 02:06

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When Greg Eason departed his home in England in summer 2010 to attend college at the University of Central Florida, he didn’t have many grand plans for a future as a professional golfer.

In fact, if Eason had to guess his career path at the time, he would have suggested the construction industry. He had just finished studying to become a quantity surveyor, and his junior golf career had been solid but unspectacular (he entered UCF in the 1300s on the World Amateur Golf Ranking).

“I was pretty sure that golf would’ve probably fizzled out,” Eason said at Final Stage of the Tour Qualifying Tournament this past December. “That I’d have gotten a job, and that I was going to do something pretty normal.”



Dahmen Looking Forward to Season Start, Super Bowl

Last Updated on Friday, 30 January 2015 02:05 Friday, 30 January 2015 02:02

altPANAMA CITY, Panama (Laury Livsey/PGATOUR.COM) — Joel Dahmen is from Clarkston, Washington, hard by Lewiston, Idaho. “It’s one valley,” he says of his hometown “metroplex.” If people are familiar with the area, Dahmen will tell them Clarkston is two hours south of Spokane. If they don’t know Washington topography, he’ll just say “it’s by Seattle,” which is probably a little easier to explain.

And since a certain football game is taking place this week, and since Dahmen is a Washington native from somewhere in the state, the obvious questions is, Is he a Seahawks fan?



Order of Merit Leaders Making Tour Debuts

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:18 Tuesday, 27 January 2015 00:11

Joel DahmenPGA TOUR Canada / Joel Dahmen (Day-men) – Age 27 ... Born in Clarkston, Washington ... Resides in Scottdale, Arizona ... Attended U. of Washington ... Won two events on PGA TOUR Canada in 2014 ... Battled testicular cancer in 2011 ... Former roommate in Seattle and teammate was recent PGA TOUR winner Nick Taylor.

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PGA TOUR Canada Announces 2015 Schedule

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:30 Wednesday, 21 January 2015 21:21

altOAKVILLE, Ontario and PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR Canada) — PGA TOUR Canada’s 2015 schedule will include 12 events from May to September and purse increases for each event from $150,000 to $175,000, as the pursuit to earn status on the Tour goes from coast-to-coast for its third season.

The season will once again begin in May with the PC Financial Open (May 25-31) at Point Grey Golf and Country Club in Vancouver, B.C. and conclude in September at the TOUR Championship of Canada presented by Freedom 55 Financial (Sept. 14-20) at Highland Country Club in London, Ont.



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