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Who’s The Real No. 1?

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:34 Wednesday, 22 February 2017 07:21

Dustin JohnsonCanadian Press

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — Imagine the best players in golf competing at the absolute top of their games.

Who’s the toughest to beat?

World ranking computations aside, who’s the real No. 1?

That question was a lot easier 10 years ago.

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West Coast Swing Whets Appetite For Augusta

Last Updated on Wednesday, 22 February 2017 01:22 Wednesday, 22 February 2017 00:55

Dustin JohnsonCanadian Press

LOS ANGELES, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The refrain is becoming a tradition unlike any other, especially after a West Coast Swing like this one.

“The Masters can’t get here soon enough.”

No doubt, the Masters is the most anticipated tournament of the year. But that would be overlooking the obvious. Golf fans get excited about Augusta National no matter who is winning because it’s the first major championship in eight months and because, well, it’s the Masters.

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Jacobsen Honored With GWAA’s Charlie Bartlett Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:39 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:22

Peter JacobsenWhen he jumped into this pro golf business, Peter Jacobsen didn’t know if it would last “a year or five years, because I didn’t know if I was good enough.”

Now that he’s 40 years into it, Jacobsen was asked what he owes it to.

“I love the game, I love the challenge of the game, I love the people in the game and the people you meet through the game,” he said. “It’s like we’re all in this together.”

That community embrace has been a hallmark of Jacobsen’s career and it is what prompted the Golf Writers Association of America to name him winner of the 2017 Charlie Bartlett Award for unselfish contributions to the betterment of society.

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2016 RSM Classic Raises More Than US$2.2 Million For Charity

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:40 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:05

RSM ClassicST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia — The seventh annual RSM Classic, an official PGA TOUR FedExCup event held at Sea Island Golf Club, raised more than $2.2 million for children and family charities. This brings the seven-year charitable contribution of the tournament to more than $7 million.

Charitable dollars are distributed by the Davis Love Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that manages and operates The RSM Classic was established in 2005 by professional golfer Davis Love III and his wife Robin. The Foundation contributes to the well-being and progress of society by supporting both national and community-based programs that focus on children and their families. The Foundation’s mission is to help build a better future for children and their families who are at risk of poor educational, economic, social and health outcomes.

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Sebastian Velona Inspires With ‘Healing Hugs’ At The Genesis Open

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 February 2017 21:41 Tuesday, 21 February 2017 20:04

Megan Gore (left) and Sebastian Velona’s FamilyVALENCIA, California (Doug Milne/PGA TOUR Staff) — On July 18, 2003, Sebastian Velona entered the world in Valencia, Calif. in a perfect way, as a perfect baby. His mother Teri Fox could not have hoped for anything more.

In his early years, “Sebi,” as he’s affectionately known, grew up in accordance with his birth that preceded those years, perfectly.

“He was a perfectly normal kid,” said his step-father Michael Fox. “He played, baseball, video games and got along with everyone he was around.”

“When our son Jaxon was four, Sebi was five. They played tee ball together,” said neighbor and friend Megan Gore, wife of PGA TOUR member Jason Gore. “Sebi was the most athletic, rambunctious kid on the team. He hit every ball and was just a superstar. That’s how I picture in my mind Sebastian being younger.”

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