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Spieth Believes a Great Year Does Not Mean a Great New Era

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 November 2015 01:58 Thursday, 05 November 2015 01:47

Jason Day and Jordan SpiethCanadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jordan Spieth wore a black tunic with red trim around the collar to take part in a Chinese drum ceremony just as the Shanghai skyline began to glow with lights behind him and three other top players.

This was the traditional photo opportunity to kick off the HSBC Champions. One observer noted that Spieth had not dressed like that since graduation, which for him was only four years ago — from high school.

The landscape in golf is changing quicker than the rapid beat of those Chinese drums.



Sanderson Farms Extends Sponsorship Through 2026

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 23:01 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 22:55

Sanderson Farms ChampionshipJACKSON, Mississippi — Sanderson Farms (NASDAQ:SAFM), title sponsor of the Sanderson Farms Championship since 2013, will continue to sponsor its home state PGA TOUR tournament at The Country Club of Jackson through 2026, officials announced today at the host site. The 10-year extension takes effect once the current agreement expires following the 2016 tournament.

Participating in the press conference were Joe F. Sanderson Jr., Sanderson Farms’ Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of the Board; Andy Pazder, Chief of Operations for the PGA TOUR; Steve Jent, Executive Director of the Sanderson Farms Championship; and Jeff Hubbard, Secretary of Century Club Charities, the tournament’s host organization.



2015-2016 PGA TOUR Eligibility Ranking

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:30 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:18

Jason DayEach PGA TOUR player has earned a position on the priority ranking system that will be used to select tournament fields for the 2015-16 season.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:50 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:26

WGC-HSBC ChampionsCanadian Press



Site: Shanghai.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Sheshan International Golf Club (7,266 yards, par 72).

Purse: $8.5 million. Winner's Share: $1.4 million.



PGA TOUR, Microsoft Strike Three-Year Deal

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:43 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 19:37

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR and Microsoft have entered a three-year relationship that will focus on utilizing Microsoft solutions to create new ways for fans, players and broadcasters to engage with the PGA TOUR. The solutions will be designed to instantaneously mine the TOUR’s vast video library and statistical information to enhance and simplify the way data is interpreted, providing fans, players and commentators new and engaging ways to access insight as never before.



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