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Pete Brown, First Black Player to Win PGA Tour Event, Dies

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:32 Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:30

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AUGUSTA, Georgia (AP) — Pete Brown, the first black player to win a PGA Tour event, died Friday, May 1, 2015. He was 80.

PGA Tour officials say Brown died in Augusta. Details on the cause of death weren’t immediately available.



U.S. Open Champ Campbell to Concentrate on Teaching

Last Updated on Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:25 Saturday, 02 May 2015 14:17

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WELLINGTON, New Zealand (AP) — Former U.S. Open champion Michael Campbell says he has lost the motivation to play top-level golf and will concentrate on teaching.

The 46-year-old New Zealander, who won the Open at Pinehurst in 2005, told New Zealand’s Radio Sport that retiring was a hard decision but “I have no complaints to walk away from the game that has given me such a wonderful life.”

Campbell lives in Malaga, Spain where he runs a golf academy and has plans to establish others in Asia and New Zealand. He told Radio Sport he hopes to play senior tournaments when he becomes eligible in four years’ time.



LPGA Announces Acer as New Official Marketing Partner

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 07:09 Friday, 01 May 2015 07:03

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA) announced that Acer, a global leader in computers, software and technology services, is the newest Official Marketing Partner in the LPGA family and will be the Official Tablet of the LPGA this tournament season.

As an Official Marketing Partner for the LPGA, Acer is sponsoring Acer Connection Zones, lounges outfitted with its award-winning Aspire Switch Series 2-in-1 notebooks at upcoming tournaments in North America. The popular Acer Aspire Switch Series are the Official Tablet of the LPGA and combine a full Microsoft Windows 8.1-based notebook and tablet in one flexible device that can switch between four modes including notebook, pad, display and tent.



Fuccillo Kia Championship Winner to Receive 2015 Kia Optima

Last Updated on Friday, 01 May 2015 07:03 Friday, 01 May 2015 06:57

altDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, is excited to announce the winner of the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills will win a brand new 2015 Kia Optima.

The top 144 up-and-coming aspiring LPGA Tour professionals will now be competing for their share of the $100,000 tournament purse and a chance to drive away in a new 2015 Kia Optima, courtesy of Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady.



New Digital Subscription Service PGA TOUR LIVE Set for Debut

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 April 2015 19:16 Wednesday, 29 April 2015 19:02

PGA TOUR LivePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR announced the creation of PGA TOUR LIVE, a digital Over-The-Top subscription service featuring exclusive, live Thursday and Friday morning coverage of more than 30 PGA TOUR events per season.  The PGA TOUR and MLB Advanced Media (MLBAM) are entering into a multi-year partnership to develop, produce, and distribute the OTT service to golf fans in North America and other key markets around the world.

Set to launch this summer, PGA TOUR LIVE will feature exclusive Thursday and Friday coverage of two morning featured groups leading up to the afternoon Golf Channel television broadcast.  PGA TOUR LIVE will mark the first time ever that complete, live coverage of morning marquee groups has been provided to fans.



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