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Nicklaus to Receive Muhammad Ali Legacy Award

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:09 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 07:05

Jack Nicklaus

(Brian Wacker/PGATOUR.COM) — On the golf course, Jack Nicklaus won 120 tournaments around the world, including a record 18 major championships. Off it, he was involved in everything from golf equipment and design, to wine, to ice cream — and raised tens of millions of dollars for charity, including a children’s hospital that bears his name.

All are among the reasons why he has been chosen to receive Sports Illustrated’s Muhammad Ali Legacy Award, which honors athletes and sports figures that have embodied sportsmanship, leadership and philanthropy. Earlier this year, the award was renamed the Sports Illustrated Muhammad Ali Legacy Award in tribute to the legendary boxer and humanitarian.



PGA of Ontario Announces 2015 Award Winners

Last Updated on Sunday, 08 November 2015 07:17 Sunday, 08 November 2015 07:07

altPICKERING, Ontario (Tyler Costigan/Golf Canada) — The PGA of Ontario released their list of nine award recipients for the 2015 season on Wednesday. It has been a busy week for the association, who also recently announced their headquarters are moving from a plaza in Pickering to the Angus Glen Golf Club in Markham.

Among this year’s nine award recipients was Team Canada’s Women’s Head Coach, Tristan Mullally.

“I am incredibly proud to receive this award from the PGA of Ontario,” said the Class “A” member. “In this game, you always work hard to do the best job you can and it’s really an honour to be recognized by your peers.”



Caddie Opens Up on Tiger Woods’ Affairs in Tell-All Book

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:17 Wednesday, 04 November 2015 05:08

Tiger Woods and former caddie Steve WilliamsCanadian Press

WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Tiger Woods’ former caddie Steve Williams has described his anger and frustration at being “hung out to dry” by Woods’ management when the golfer’s infidelities were revealed in 2009, and says he was sometimes treated as a “slave” on the course.

A New Zealand newspaper published a chapter of Williams’ tell-all book “Out of the Rough” in which the New Zealand-born caddie describes his reaction on learning of Woods’ extramarital affairs. Williams writes that he didn’t hear from his close friend Woods for four months as the golfer’s marriage, career and reputation fell apart.



What’s Hot: PING Chairman John Solheim Receives HSBC Lifetime Achievement Award

Last Updated on Tuesday, 03 November 2015 22:03 Tuesday, 03 November 2015 21:57

John SolheimPHOENIX, Arizona (Golf Canada) — John A. Solheim, PING Chairman & CEO, has been honored with the distinguished Lifetime Achievement Award at the HSBC Golf Business Forum in Shanghai, China.

Solheim was recognized for his contribution to golf and for his achievements, leadership and innovation within the business side of the game. He got his start in the business when he was only 13, working alongside his father, Karsten, on early putter designs in the family’s garage. He aspired to be an architect, but as PING’s business expanded, he turned his passion to designing golf clubs and helping Karsten grow the privately-held entity into one of the most influential golf companies in the world. As chairman and CEO, he leads the company’s strategic direction and oversees the design and development of PING products.



Justin Thomas Wins CIMB Classic for 1st PGA Tour Title

Last Updated on Sunday, 01 November 2015 08:19 Sunday, 01 November 2015 08:08

Justin ThomasCanadian Press

KUALA LUMPUR, Malaysia (AP) — Justin Thomas overcame a double bogey on the 14th and some nervous moments on the final hole to win the CIMB Classic for his first PGA Tour title.

The 22-year-old American holed a 6-foot par putt on the par-5 18th for a one-stroke victory over Australian star Adam Scott. Thomas shot a 6-under 66 for a tournament-record 26-under 262 total at Kuala Lumpur Golf and Country Club.

Thomas, who had a course-record 61 in the second round, seemed to have blown his chances when he hit into the water at 14, but immediately rallied with three consecutive birdies to take the outright lead.

Scott, playing two groups ahead, had an eagle and seven birdies in his closing 63.



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