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Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 21:28 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:15

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Site: Avondale, Louisiana.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Louisiana (7,425 yards, par 72).

Purse: $6.9 million. Winner's share: $1,242,000.



Injured Tim Clark Withdraws from Match Play Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 19:00 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:53

Tim ClarkCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — The PGA Tour says Tim Clark of South Africa has withdrawn from the Match Play Championship next week because he’s still recovering from an elbow injury.

Clark has not played since the Sony Open in early January.



Wyndham Extends Sponsorship of Wyndham Championship Through 2026

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:52 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:50

Wyndham ChampionshipGREENSBORO, North Carolina — PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and Wyndham Worldwide Chairman and CEO Stephen P. Holmes announced that Wyndham Worldwide has signed a 10-year extension as title sponsor of the Wyndham Championship, continuing its commitment through 2026. The agreement commences when the current four-year deal concludes with the 2016 tournament.

“We are extremely pleased to announce this new long-term commitment by Wyndham Worldwide, which represents a continuation of the tremendous progress the tournament has made through Wyndham’s support since 2007,” Finchem said. “Wyndham has had a very positive impact on every aspect of the tournament, from helping the Piedmont Triad Charitable Foundation’s efforts to increase charitable contributions through the Wyndham Championship, to elevating the tournament’s visibility and on-site enjoyment through creative brand activities and promotions.”



Jim Furyk is Short on Power, Long on Determination

Last Updated on Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:49 Tuesday, 21 April 2015 18:29

Jim FurykCanadian Press

HILTON HEAD, South Carolina (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Power was evident from every vantage point at the year-end charity event hosted by Tiger Woods.

Rory McIlroy was there after completing his rookie season on the PGA Tour. So was Dustin Johnson, who already had won four times and messed up in two majors. Bubba Watson was just getting warmed up — at that time, only the shaft in his driver was pink.

And that’s when Jim Furyk’s name was mentioned.

The consensus was that Furyk wouldn’t be able to hang on much longer as 300-yard drives were becoming the norm. Sure, he was coming off a three-win season, the best of his career. He won the FedEx Cup mainly on the strength of his one-shot victory in the Tour Championship. But he already was 40, and Furyk wasn’t getting any longer. Or younger. Players can rely only so much on grit and a great short game.

That conversation took place more than four years ago.

From then until now, the 44-year-old Furyk has earned just short of $16 million, along with seven runner-up finishes and — finally — another PGA Tour victory.



Field for THE PLAYERS to be Finalized This Week

Last Updated on Monday, 20 April 2015 23:52 Monday, 20 April 2015 23:18

Martin KaymerAVONDALE, Louisiana (Brian Wacker/PGATOUR.COM) — This week’s Zurich Classic of New Orleans marks the final opportunity for players not already eligible for THE PLAYERS Championship to earn a spot in the field at TPC Sawgrass on May 7-10, 2015.

There are three ways a player can become eligible following this week’s tournament -- move inside the top 50 in the Official World Golf Ranking, win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans or move inside the top 10 in the FedExCup standings.



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