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PGA TOUR to Donate $100,000 to West Virginia Flood Relief

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:46 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:41

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced a $100,000 donation to the American Red Cross to help people affected by the West Virginia floods. Flooding has submerged thousands of homes and forced unprecedented evacuations, and at least 24 people are confirmed to have perished in flood-related incidents.

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Flood Carves a Path of Destruction at Historic Resort

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:41 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:26

Greenbrier ResortCanadian Press

WHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia (Jonathan Mattise/AP) — At West Virginia’s usually immaculate Greenbrier resort, the grandstands set up for a PGA tournament that was supposed to start the week of July Fourth now look out on a muddy, gouged-out golf course strewn with trash, tires, refrigerators and severed trees.

The devastating floods that swept through West Virginia last week and killed at least 23 people statewide carved a path of destruction unseen in generations at the historic Greenbrier.

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Spieth Facing Long Odds of a Better Year Than ‘15

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:26 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:19

Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

AKRON, Ohio (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Any other year, Jordan Spieth would feel this has been a very good season.

Just not this year.

At the halfway point of 2016, he already has two victories. One of them was an eight-shot runaway against a winners-only field at Kapalua. The other was even better, earning his first PGA Tour title in his home state when he birdied the last three holes at Colonial. He was in serious contention to win a major. He is approaching $4 million in earnings in just six months.

“Yes, it would be a really good year,” he said. “Does it feel like one? It feels like a good year. It doesn’t feel like a great year yet.”

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 18:05 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 17:38

altCanadian Press

All Times Eastern

INTERNATIONAL FEDERATION OF PGA TOURS

WGC-BRIDGESTONE INVITATIONAL

Site: Akron Ohio.

Course: Firestone Country Club (South Course). Yards: 7,360. Par: 70.

Purse: $9.5 million (First Prize: $1,620,000).

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PGA TOUR Releases Schedule for 2016-17 Season

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 June 2016 08:12 Tuesday, 28 June 2016 07:54

Jason DayPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR has released its 2016-17 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, several of which return to their traditional pre-Olympic dates and others that have a venue change and/or new title sponsor.

The first such change occurs the opening week of the season, with new sponsorship of the Safeway Open (October 13-16) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, California, which also begins the TOUR’s seven-tournament run through November. After the schedule resumes in January, another new title sponsor emerges with the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles (February 16-19). The sponsorship by Genesis, a luxury car brand, was announced earlier.

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