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Day Looks To Shorten His Swing And Help His Back

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:56 Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:51

Jason DayCanadian Press

KAPALUA, Hawaii (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jason Day would love nothing more than a long year, and that might start with a shorter swing.

Day is coming off a longest break of his career, and while he arrived on Maui for the SBS Tournament of Champions as the No. 1 player in the world, he didn’t bring much momentum with him. He last played on September 23 at the Tour Championship, withdrawing from the second round with a back injury. Two weeks earlier, he withdrew from the final round of the BMW Championship with back pain.

“I picked up a club twice in those three months and I worked hard on my rehab, especially the back,” Day said Tuesday at Kapalua. “Obviously, that’s kind of been plaguing me through my career with regards to having too many withdrawals. But I’m doing everything I possibly can ... and I feel pretty good. I feel fit, and I’m looking forward to a good, solid year.”

Along with strengthening his core, Day is trying to shorten his swing.



Calgary Man Tops Field In PGA Tour Volunteer Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 January 2017 17:06 Tuesday, 03 January 2017 20:29

altPALM SPRINGS, California/CALGARY, Alberta (Gord Montgomery/iG) — John Hamaliuk likes to spread the wealth around whether through volunteer work or charitable donations. When he combined both in a recent PGA-sponsored event however, he came away as a bemefactpr on both ends.

Hamaliuk, who has been a volunteer for a number of PGA and LPGA events over the past 17 years put that practice into play last year by winning the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge. Through that, he lined the pockets of a foundation in his winter home of Cathedral City, Calif. to the tune of $10,000 US.



PGA TOUR Launches ‘That’s Good’ Campaign For 2017

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:49 Tuesday, 03 January 2017 18:43

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR is launching a new advertising campaign titled "That’s Good,” intended to play off of the line “These Guys Are Good,” the longest running and one of the most recognizable and iconic taglines in sports marketing. “That’s Good” seeks to demonstrate the extraordinary skills of PGA TOUR players, the competitive drama that unfolds throughout the PGA TOUR Season and the meaningful things they do off the course.

Highlights of “That’s Good” include a flexible content structure and visually distinctive graphics and camera angles. The campaign debuts with two spots, with the remaining spots being produced as the season and key storylines develop in concert with the season-long race for the FedExCup.



A Year In Review Based On Every Club In The Bag

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:39 Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:13

Jim HermanCanadian Press

(Doug Ferguson/AP) — The year began with PGA Tour rookie Smylie Kaufman hitting the opening tee shot into the blue horizon at Kapalua. It ended 319 days later when PGA Tour rookie Mackenzie Hughes rolled in an 18-foot par putt from the fringe to win at Sea Island.

One way to look back on 2016 is through every club in the bag — not necessarily the best shots, but those that shaped the year.



PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge Continues To Support Charitable Mission

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:12 Wednesday, 21 December 2016 07:05

PGA TOUR Volunteer ChallengeWith the 2016-17 PGA TOUR season underway, one of the most meaningful volunteer programs in golf is about to hit the restart button.  It’s the PGA TOUR Volunteer Challenge sponsored by Myrbetriq® (mirabegron), which recognizes thousands of tournament volunteers while providing contributions to charitable organizations around the country.



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