National: What's New

Symetra Extends Title Sponsorship for Symetra Tour Through 2021

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 08:20 Monday, 19 October 2015 08:16

Symetra Tour FlagDAYTONA BEACH, Florida (Golf Canada with files from the Symetra Tour) — The Symetra Tour announced that Symetra has committed to a four-year extension as the exclusive title sponsor of the Symetra Tour — Road to the LPGA.

The Bellevue, Washington-based life insurance company will continue its role as the umbrella sponsor of the Symetra Tour and two events on the tournament schedule — the Symetra Classic held in Charlotte, North Carolina, and the season-ending Symetra Tour Championship Presented by Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University in Daytona Beach, Florida.



Jim Justice Brings Together Four Golf Legends to Break Ground on New Course at The Greenbrier

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 08:15 Monday, 19 October 2015 08:01

The Greenbrier Sporting ClubWHITE SULPHUR SPRINGS, West Virginia — Jim Justice, owner of The Greenbrier, one of the foremost destination golf resorts in the country and the home to the annual PGA Tour FedExCup event, The Greenbrier Classic, has brought together four Hall of Fame golf icons, Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Gary Player and Lee Trevino, to collaborate on a first-of-its-kind championship golf course, which breaks ground today at The Greenbrier Sporting Club.



Inaugural Diamond Resorts Invitational Celebrity Golf Tournament Comes to Orlando, Florida, January 14-16, 2016, at Golden Bear Golf Club

Last Updated on Monday, 19 October 2015 08:01 Monday, 19 October 2015 07:43

altORLANDO, Florida — Sports and entertainment stars, including current and future Hall of Famers and Most Valuable Players will be teeing it up in the inaugural Diamond Resorts Invitational celebrity golf tournament at the Golden Bear Golf Club in Orlando, Fla., January 14-16, 2016.

Jerry Rice, Reggie Jackson, Roger Clemens and Larry the Cable Guy are among the early sign-ups for a tournament boasting a $500,000 purse with a $100,000 first prize, three days of live coverage on Golf Channel, with proceeds benefitting Florida Hospital for Children.



Ten Symetra Tour Players Earn LPGA Tour Cards for 2016

Last Updated on Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:58 Sunday, 18 October 2015 17:51

Symetra Tour PlayersDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, handed out ten LPGA Tour cards for the 2016 season following the Symetra Tour Championship at LPGA International on Sunday. 

The top 10 finishers on the Symetra Tour’s Volvik Race for the Card money list will play full-time on the LPGA Tour through category nine on the LPGA priority list. 



Defending NCAA Golf Champ DeChambeau Leaves SMU

Last Updated on Wednesday, 14 October 2015 22:03 Wednesday, 14 October 2015 21:22

Bryson DeChambeauCanadian Press

DALLAS, Texas (AP) — U.S. Amateur champion Bryson DeChambeau has left SMU after the NCAA imposed penalties against the men’s golf team that would keep him from defending his NCAA individual title next summer.

SMU officials confirmed that the senior was no longer on the team.

DeChambeau revealed his decision in a statement to Golf Channel, though he never mentioned sanctions the NCAA announced last month against the SMU men’s golf and men’s basketball teams.



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