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Brooke Henderson Shortlisted for Ontario Athlete of the Year Honours

Last Updated on Friday, 31 October 2014 02:25 Friday, 31 October 2014 02:22

altBrooke Henderson's standout season on the golf course has her in the running to be named the 2014 Ontario Athlete of the Year.

If the Team Canada member and Smiths Falls, Ont. native is successful in receiving the Syl Apps Award, she will become only the second golfer to receive the honour and the youngest award winner in its 16-year history. The only other golfer to earn the honour is Mike Weir, who received the award in 1999, 2000 and 2003.

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Bishop Leaves with Wrong Legacy at PGA

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 October 2014 05:00 Wednesday, 29 October 2014 04:56

Ted Bishop

Canadian Press

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Ted Bishop spent Tuesday trying to salvage whatever was left of his legacy as the 38th president of the PGA of America.

That he was even talking about a legacy is part of what got him into this mess.

Can anyone think of the legacy left by any of the 37 presidents who preceded him? And for those who are not deeply vested in the golf industry, does anyone even remember who was last president of the PGA of America?

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3rd Annual Sports Diversity & Inclusion Symposium Promotes Exchange of Ideas and Expert Best Practices

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 20:14 Monday, 27 October 2014 19:58

Pete Bevacqua

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — Serving as a catalyst for expanding diversity and inclusion best practices in the sports industry, the PGA of America, in partnership with Major League Baseball, Major League Soccer, NASCAR, the National Basketball Association, National Collegiate Athletic Association, National Football League, National Hockey League and the United States Olympic Committee, hosted the 3rd Annual Sports Diversity & Inclusion Symposium.

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Ted Bishop Removed as President of PGA of America Over Sexist Tweet Directed at Ian Poulter

Last Updated on Monday, 27 October 2014 02:33 Monday, 27 October 2014 01:14

Ted Bishop

Canadian Press

ST. SIMONS ISLAND, Georgia (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Ted Bishop was never afraid to take a risk or share his strong opinions on any subject during his 23 months as president of the PGA of America. Ultimately, that wound up costing him his job.

Bishop became the first PGA president to be removed from office, and he went down swinging.

He said the PGA officers asked him to resign Friday morning over his sexist comments on social media directed at Ian Poulter. Bishop refused, wanting to apologize in person to the PGA board of directors and let the process run its course. It turned out to be a short trip.

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Injury And Layoff Aside, Sadlowski Ready For Re/Max World Long Drive Championship

Last Updated on Saturday, 25 October 2014 14:20 Saturday, 25 October 2014 13:45

by Gord Montgomery (iG)
 

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Less than two weeks away from once again competing for the top spot in the Re/Max World Long Drive Championship in Nevada, Alberta’s Jamie Sadlowski says things are pretty much on track with his training —aside from not having hit a golf ball in about a month and dropping a weight on his foot while training.

Sadlowski, from St. Paul, is a two-time long drive champ and while he hasn’t held that illustrious title since winning back-to-back honours in 2008 and ’09, he suggests he’s never been far off the mark in what has become known as the 'Final 8'.

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