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Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:50 Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:36
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida – PGA TOUR fans will have access to Thursday and Friday tournament rounds for the first time ever beginning this week (July 30-31 from the Quicken Loans National) with the debut of the PGA TOUR’s first-ever, digital Over-The-Top subscription service. As announced in April, PGA TOUR LIVE, developed in partnership with MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM), will provide fans access to exclusive live coverage of two different marquee morning groups featuring the TOUR’s biggest stars each day during Thursday and Friday tournament rounds that have never been available live.
“PGA TOUR LIVE is a groundbreaking service for golf fans, enabling them to watch live Thursday and Friday early morning action as soon as competition begins,” said Rick Anderson, the PGA TOUR’s Executive Vice President for Global Media. “We’re confident that this exclusive coverage of marquee groups, alongside our Thursday and Friday Golf Channel telecasts, has strong potential to build fan interest and viewership for our traditional television coverage.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:42 Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:08
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QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL
Site: Gainesville, Virginia.
Course: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (7,385 yards, par 71).
Purse: $6.7 million. Winner’s Share: $1,206,000.
Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 18:56 Tuesday, 28 July 2015 18:41
Birdies for the Brave® and Quicken Loans are making it easier and more convenient than ever for military members across the U.S. to access complimentary or discounted tournament tickets to PGA TOUR events, thanks to the launch this year of a new fully-integrated online ticketing platform. The Birdies for the Brave Military Ticket Program supported by Quicken Loans enables active duty and Reserve military members, military retirees and their dependents to visit birdiesforthebrave.sheerid.com to obtain complimentary admission to 30 PGA TOUR tournaments in 2015, with discounted or complimentary tickets to select tournaments also available to non-retired veterans.
The new ticketing program has taken off, with a 55 percent increase in military ticket downloads compared to last year, according to Art Steiber, Quicken Loans Vice President of Marketing and Sponsorships.
Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2015 21:27 Sunday, 26 July 2015 21:05
OAKVILLE, Ontario (Steve Whyno/Canadian Press) — David Hearn couldn’t beat 61 years of pressure, and he couldn’t beat Jason Day at the RBC Canadian Open.
Trying to be the first Canadian to win the event since Pat Fletcher in 1954, Hearn shot an even-par round and couldn’t keep up with the Aussie. Day birdied the final three holes to win the RBC Canadian Open at 17 under, as Hearn finished two shots back in third place.
“It was one focused mind-set the whole day today to do something really special and win the tournament,” Hearn said. “It hasn’t been done in a long time, and I felt like I had the ability to do it today.
“I gave it my all. I didn’t quite have my best game.”
Last Updated on Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:27 Thursday, 23 July 2015 05:20
OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Bae Sang-Moon said he plans to play the rest of the PGA Tour season before submitting to his mandatory military service in South Korea.
Bae was denied an extension of his visa at the start of the year and challenged it in court. Yonhap news service said Bae lost his legal battle to have his mandatory service deferred. The debate was whether Bae had spent enough time out of South Korea last year.
“I completely respect the court’s decision, and I humbly accept the judgment by the law,” he told Yonhap. “I am sorry to those who have supported me, including all my fans and South Koreans, for causing anxiety.”
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