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A 103-Year-Old Florida Man Cards Hole-in-One

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 03:01 Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:39

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A 103-year-old Florida golfer has made history, becoming the oldest known person to record a hole-in-one.

Gus Andreone, a member of the PGA of America, achieved his special feat December 17th, 2014 at the Palm Aire Country Club in Sarasota.

His friends watched in disbelief as his drive on the 113-yard 14th hole on the Lakes Course rolled into the cup.



Adam Scott Names Mike Kerr as New Caddie

Last Updated on Wednesday, 31 December 2014 02:04 Wednesday, 31 December 2014 01:58

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GOLD COAST, Australia (AP) — Former Masters champion Adam Scott has picked Mike Kerr to be his next caddie.

Kerr worked the Australian Open and Australian PGA Championship for Scott, and then was offered the job. Scott had been trying out different caddies since parting with Steve Williams at the end of the FedExCup.



Brandt Receives Valspar Exemption for Big Break Win

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:34 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:32

Jimmy BrandtJimmy Brandt has been to Q-School twice, but he’ll get his first PGA TOUR start a different way; as the winner of Golf Channel’s “Big Break Myrtle Beach.”

Brandt, of Auburn, Ala., won the network’s 22nd season of the show, defeating Toph Peterson in the finale. As part of his winnings, Brandt earns an exemption into the 2015 Valspar Championship in March 2015.

“I can’t believe it, this is surreal right now,” Brandt said. “This is going to change my life.”



Woods in Mexico for Opening of His First Course Design

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:18 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:10


Tiger Woods can add “course architect” to his resume after the El Cardonal course at Diamante opened in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. It is the first of Woods’ designs to open for play. Woods hit the opening tee shot and played nine holes for the course’s opening.

The 7,363-yard, par-72 course will will remind golfers of the old-style California courses that Woods grew up playing, according to Woods’ website. Wide fairways will require players to make decisions off the tee. They will have to decide whether to carry a hazard for a better approach angle or take a safer route that will leave a longer shot to the green. Natural contours on the wide fairways, along with high-faced, greenside bunkers, will enhance the course’s old-style look and feel.



Canada’s Fritsch Wins Tour Q-School by 7 Shots

Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 December 2014 05:28 Tuesday, 16 December 2014 21:28

altPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — Brad Fritsch of Ottawa, Canada, captured medalist honor by seven shots at the Tour Qualifying Tournament at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, earning fully exempt status on the Tour in 2015.

With fully-exempt status, the 37-year-old can set his own schedule and play in any Regular Season Tour event he chooses, plus the four-event Tour Finals if he finishes among the Regular Season top 75. Fritsch earned $25,000.



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