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Golf Industry Enters New Era of Collaboration

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:39 Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:35

Tim FinchemPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The leaders of five major golf organizations in the United States shared a refocused, collaborative approach to grow, protect and perpetuate the health of the game during a press conference today at THE PLAYERS Championship.

The LPGA, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, and the United States Golf Association, as well as the World Golf Foundation and their allied golf industry leaders, are working together on a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the game to young people and new golfers, as well as to tell the story of the positive impact of the sport.

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THE PLAYERS Championship Should Focus on What It Is

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:48 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 08:27

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The criteria to be considered for the World Golf Hall of Fame smacks of yet another effort by the PGA Tour to make The Players Championship something it’s not.

Eligible players must have won 15 times on any of the six major tours around the world or win at least two of the following tournaments — The Masters, U.S. Open, The Open Championship, PGA Championship, and The Players Championship.

Five tournaments of equal standing.

Four of them are majors.

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 06 May 2015 05:21 Wednesday, 06 May 2015 04:56

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THE PLAYERS CHAMPIONSHIP

Site: Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Sawgrass, The Players Stadium Course (7,215 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner's share: $1.8 million.

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McIlroy, Spieth Together in Opening 2 Rounds of THE PLAYERS

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:17 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:05

Jordan Spieth and Rory McIlroyCanadian Press

PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (AP) — The match that didn't happen in San Francisco will be available in stroke play at The Players Championship this week. Match Play winner Rory McIlroy and Masters champion Jordan Spieth are in the same group for the opening two rounds.

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Top 10 All-Time Putts from No. 17 at TPC Sawgrass

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 07:04 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 06:55

Top 10 Putts at TPC SawgrassCheck out the top-10 putts from THE PLAYERS Championship at the infamous par-3 17th hole at TPC Sawgrass with shots from Martin Kaymer, Bubba Watson, Tiger Woods, and more.

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