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PGA TOUR, DIRECTV Extend Mix Channel Coverage

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:49 Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:38

DIRECTVPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The PGA TOUR and DIRECTV announced a five-year extension that will continue expanded weekend coverage of four PGA TOUR tournaments each season for customers through the “PGA TOUR Experience,” beginning with this week’s Northern Trust Open.

This enhanced coverage, introduced in 2013 and to continue through 2019, includes exclusive features for DIRECTV viewers accessible through a four-in-one Mix Channel displaying:

    • The CBS Sports network feed;

    • “Launch Pad,” a channel dedicated to analyzing golf’s most explosive shot - the long drive;

    • “ShotLink® Channel,” a data-intensive view of tournament competition;

    • A “Follow-A-Group” channel that lets viewers follow select groups of players around the course.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:29 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:31

Northern Trust OpenCanadian Press

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Site: Los Angeles.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Riviera Country Club (7,349 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.7 million. Winner's share: $1,206,000.



Konica Minolta, PGA TOUR Enter Official Marketing Relationship

Last Updated on Wednesday, 18 February 2015 01:59 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:25

Rick TaylorPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The PGA TOUR and Konica Minolta Business Solutions U.S.A., Inc., announced a new multi-year marketing relationship that designates Konica Minolta as the “Official Multifunction Printers of the PGA TOUR.”

The official marketing relationship expands upon Konica Minolta’s existing involvement that includes advertising and exclusive sponsorship of the popular Konica Minolta Bizhub SwingVision feature in PGA TOUR telecasts.



Nick Watney Hopeful He is Turning the Corner

Last Updated on Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:24 Tuesday, 17 February 2015 19:13

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LOS ANGELES, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — One month into the new year, Nick Watney already is putting last year out of his mind.

Watney was hampered early by a back injury that forced him out of the final round at Doral, and the birth of his first child the following week.

But those should have been merely speed bumps. He didn’t need to elaborate on a season that produced only two top 10s and knocked him out of the FedEx Cup playoffs after one event.



Snedeker Breaks Own Record and Wins Pebble Beach

Last Updated on Monday, 16 February 2015 03:04 Monday, 16 February 2015 01:51

Brandt SnedekerCanadian Press

PEBBLE BEACH, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Coming off the worst season of his career, Brandt Snedeker’s mission was to become relevant again. He was eligible for only one major and none of the World Golf Championships, and he hated the idea of the world’s best players competing without him.

That’s what made Sunday at Pebble Beach so sweet. The view walking up the 18th fairway was spectacular for so many reasons.

Snedeker polished off a week that was close to perfect on the Monterey Peninsula by closing with 5-under 67 for a three-shot victory over Nick Watney. With only one bogey all week — yes, that still gnaws at him — Snedeker broke his own scoring record in the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am.

“It was an emotional win for me because it’s been a long time coming,” Snedeker said. “The last year-and-a-half has not been up to my standard.”



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