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McIlroy, Johnson To Face Off In The Philippines

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:29 Thursday, 27 October 2016 08:19

Rory McIlroy and Dustin JohnsonCanadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Instead of ending his year in the Bahamas, U.S. Open champion Dustin Johnson is headed to the Philippines for an 18-hole match against Rory McIlroy geared toward raising money for charity.

McIlroy was supposed to play Jason Day in an exhibition called “Battle for a Cause” until Day cited a need for rest to heal his ailing back.

Johnson gladly stepped in.

“It should be a lot of fun,” Johnson said at the HSBC Champions. “I like playing against Rory, and I’ve never been to the Philippines.”



PGA TOUR Announces Formation Of Asia Office Located In Tokyo

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 21:37 Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:42

Tim Finchem and Masashi IshiiTOKYO, Japan — The PGA TOUR continued its commitment to growing the game of golf in Asia with the formation of an office in Tokyo and the hiring of Masashi Ishii as Vice President and Managing Director. Ishii, a Japan native, is a well-known sports executive who will guide the PGA TOUR’s Japan office’s activities as it increases the TOUR’s business efforts in the country and region.



Rory McIlroy Will Lace Up The New Nike Lunar Control Vapor At WGC-HSBC Champions

Last Updated on Thursday, 27 October 2016 06:03 Thursday, 27 October 2016 01:07

Rory McIlroy In Nike Lunar Control VaporIn mid-August, Rory McIlroy and his performance team escaped to the Bahamas for five days of concentrated practice and training. McIlroy hit the range, the weight room and, of course, the links. The effort paid off: he ended the summer with a brace of wins — the Deutsche Bank Championship and the TOUR Championship — and claimed the 2016 FedExCup.

McIlroy also used the relative seclusion for final testing of Nike Golf’s latest shoe: The Nike Lunar Control Vapor, putting to paces its Articulated Integrated Traction outsole.



PGA TOUR Announces New Official Event In Korea

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:06 Wednesday, 26 October 2016 08:02

CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGESSEOUL, Korea — The PGA TOUR and the CJ Corporation announced today a new official 2017-18 PGA TOUR event, THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES, scheduled for October 16-22, 2017, in Korea. The announcement was made during a media event featuring PGA TOUR Deputy Commissioner & Chief Operating Officer Jay Monahan and the Chairman of CJ Group Kyung-Shik Sohn.

The tournament, THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES will offer 500 FedExCup points to the winner and feature a purse of $9.25 million (USD) in 2017. THE CJ CUP @ NINE BRIDGES will feature a field of 78 players, with 60 coming from the PGA TOUR FedExCup points list. The remaining players, with many of the best Korean players represented, will come from a number of different exemptions to be named at a later date.



British Columbia Golf Mourns Passing Of Past Honorary Director Joyce Woodruff

Last Updated on Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:23 Wednesday, 26 October 2016 07:18

altOn Wednesday, October 19, 2016, Joyce Millicent Woodruff (Bader) passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC, at the age of 82. She will be lovingly remembered by her husband, Woody, her daughters, Marilee (Greg), Marcia (Alan) and her grandsons, Jordan, Daren (Lexi) and Corey (Brooke), brother, Gerry, niece, Larinda and her children, Heather (Joel), Jeffery (Natalie), Haley (Kyle) and Hannah, as well as numerous family and friends.



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