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BC’s Jared du Toit Climbs Back to Top Spot in Weekly Rankings

Last Updated on Thursday, 05 May 2016 03:04 Thursday, 05 May 2016 02:40

Jared du ToitConference championship week saw several Canadians in action. Top-ranked Jared du Toit finished in a tie for 19th at the PAC-12 Championship. The tournament was won by the National Amateur Team member’s Arizona State teammate – and current world No. 1 – Jon Rahm.

Joey Savoie makes his return to the Top-10, replacing fellow Saint Leo teammate Hugo Bernard.

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The R&A Increases Funding for Disabled Golf Across Europe

Last Updated on Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:21 Wednesday, 04 May 2016 08:12

altThe R&A spends up to £10 million each year in supporting golf development activity and Rules education programmes around the world. This is all made possible by the success of The Open and the revenue it generates.

As part of that continued investment, organisations supporting golfers with disabilities are set to benefit from increased funding packages.

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9,877 Entries Accepted for 116th U.S. Open

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 09:02 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:57

Jordan SpiethFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — A total of 9,877 entries have been accepted by the USGA for the 116th U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.

The number of entries is third to the record 10,127 accepted for the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort & Country Club’s Course No. 2, and the 9,882 entries accepted for last year’s championship at Chambers Bay, in University Place, Wash. Among this year’s total are 50 players, including 12 past champions, who are fully exempt into the field (see list below).

Entries were accepted from golfers in all 50 states, the District of Columbia and 72 foreign countries.

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Buyers, Collectors Reap Rewards of Golf Memorabilia Sales on TheGolfAuction.com

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 08:42 Friday, 29 April 2016 08:26

Arnold Palmer's 1958 Masters ballTAMPA, Florida — While Danny Willett was celebrating his first Masters® win after holding off fellow countryman Lee Westwood and 2015 Masters Champion Jordan Spieth, thousands of bidders were dueling it out online for a chance at their own piece of Masters history on TheGolfAuction.com.

The Golf Auction is an eight-year-old Tampa-based company that specializes exclusively in golf memorabilia and collectibles. This year’s Masters auction held March 30-April 10 yielded record sales again this year. One of the highlights, a Masters flag signed by 34 of the past Masters Champions (prior to 2008) sold for a world-record $11,640.

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Du Toit Loving Life in Arizona

Last Updated on Friday, 29 April 2016 01:32 Friday, 29 April 2016 01:22

Jared du Toit(Brad Ziemer/British Columbia Golf) — A ride home in Phil Mickelson’s private jet, congratulatory tweets from the likes of Paul Casey and Hank Haney, and sunshine. Lots of sunshine. Yes, you could say Jared du Toit is enjoying his first year at Arizona State University. And it’s not over yet.

The 20-year-old B.C. Amateur champion from Kimberley is heading to Salt Lake City for this weekend’s Pac12 Championship tourney with his Sun Devils teammates. “It has been awesome,” du Toit said over the phone from Arizona.

“I couldn’t have asked for anything better. When I transferred here I was a little unsure about what I was going to get. But everything that has happened has been best-case scenario for me. It truly has been a smooth transition and it’s been an awesome first year at Arizona State.”

Du Toit transferred to ASU after two successful years at the University of Idaho. It was a step up in class, but du Toit has not missed a beat. He ranks second on his team with a stroke average of 71.33 and has recorded three top-10 finishes.

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