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Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 22:02 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 21:49
PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The Web.com Tour and the Mackenzie Tour – PGA TOUR Canada announced a joint donation of $20,000 to the relief efforts directed towards the recent wildfires in Fort McMurray, Alberta, Canada, which impacted Fort McMurray Golf Club, annual host of the Syncrude Boreal Open presented by AECON.
“We’ve always been touched by the support from the Fort McMurray community, from families billeting players at their homes to volunteers who put hard work and dedication into the event,” said Mackenzie Tour President Jeff Monday. “We look forward to seeing that spirit come through as the community recovers and gets back on its feet.”
Last Updated on Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:17 Tuesday, 24 May 2016 19:08
(Gord Montgomery/iG) — Two-time Re/Max World Long Drive champ Jamie Sadlowski has proved he can go deep into the grid when needed. Now he’s showing he can go deep on scorecards as well.
Sadlowski, from St. Paul (AB), opened some eyes and got tongues wagging when he played in a U.S. Open local qualifier at The Country Club at DC Ranch in Scottsdale, AZ recently. And he didn’t just play — he won the event, going 7-under par over the 18 hole test.
The thing is, the 27-year-old noted, he hadn’t even planned on playing in the first stage of making a run at landing a spot in the historic U.S. Open tournament.
Last Updated on Monday, 23 May 2016 05:45 Monday, 23 May 2016 05:33
(Doug Ferguson/AP) — Phil Mickelson never saw a shot he didn’t think he could hit.
Part of his massive popularity in golf is the high-risk nature with which he attacks the game. When he won his third Masters in 2010, the signature shot was a 6-iron between a gap in the Georgia pines that barely cleared a tiny tributary of Rae’s creek and settled 5 feet from the hole.
It’s the high risk off the golf course that could pose problems.
Mickelson’s association with Las Vegas gambler Billy Walters brought him the wrong kind of attention.
Last Updated on Friday, 20 May 2016 00:08 Thursday, 19 May 2016 23:53
NEW YORK, New York (Marcy Gordon and Tom Hays/AP) — Phil Mickelson paid off a debt to a professional gambler with nearly $1 million that was unfairly reaped from an insider trading scheme, according to a federal investigation that led to two arrests but spared the golf great from criminal charges.
Mickelson, named as a “relief defendant” in a civil suit in the case accused only of profiting from the misdeeds of others, agreed to repay the $931,000 he made from a single trade in 2012.
“Simply put, Mickelson made money that wasn’t his to make,” Andrew Ceresney, head of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s Enforcement Division, said at a Manhattan news conference.
Last Updated on Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:15 Thursday, 19 May 2016 06:01
EUGENE, Oregon (Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — B.C. Amateur champion Jared du Toit is off to the NCAA Championship tourney in Eugene, Ore. Du Toit helped lead the Arizona State Sun Devils to a first-place finish at a NCAA regional tourney in Albuquerque, N.M.
Du Toit, a Kimberley resident who is completing his junior year and won last year’s B.C. Amateur at Fairview Mountain in Oliver, shot rounds of 72, 73 and 75 to finish in a tie for fifth place at four-over par. The Sun Devils posted a 54-hole team score of 12-over par to beat the field by 12 shots.
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