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From the Fringe: Love Named 2015 Player Advisory Council Chairman

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:44 Sunday, 22 February 2015 18:15

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The PGA TOUR announced that Davis Love III has been elected Chairman of the Player Advisory Council (PAC) by the TOUR's membership for the 2015 calendar year. Voting ended on Tuesday, February 17, 2015.

The 16-member PAC advises and consults with the PGA TOUR Policy Board (Board of Directors) and Commissioner Tim Finchem on issues affecting the TOUR.

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Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club to Host 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:20 Sunday, 22 February 2015 17:05

Orchid Island Golf & Beach ClubFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club, in Vero Beach, Fla., has been selected by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2018 U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. The club’s first USGA championship is scheduled for September 29-October 4.

“The USGA is honored to add Orchid Island Golf & Beach Club to its distinguished list of championship sites,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “We’re confident the club will be a terrific host for both players and spectators, and we look forward to crowning the 57th U.S. Senior Women’s Amateur champion in Vero Beach.”

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PGA TOUR, DIRECTV Extend Mix Channel Coverage

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:49 Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:38

DIRECTVPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The PGA TOUR and DIRECTV announced a five-year extension that will continue expanded weekend coverage of four PGA TOUR tournaments each season for customers through the “PGA TOUR Experience,” beginning with this week’s Northern Trust Open.

This enhanced coverage, introduced in 2013 and to continue through 2019, includes exclusive features for DIRECTV viewers accessible through a four-in-one Mix Channel displaying:

    • The CBS Sports network feed;

    • “Launch Pad,” a channel dedicated to analyzing golf’s most explosive shot - the long drive;

    • “ShotLink® Channel,” a data-intensive view of tournament competition;

    • A “Follow-A-Group” channel that lets viewers follow select groups of players around the course.

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IMG Expands with Acquisition of Icon Management

Last Updated on Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:38 Sunday, 22 February 2015 16:31

Ian PoulterCanadian Press

LOS ANGELES, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — IMG and its parent company has boosted its roster of clients and strengthened its North American business by acquiring Ohio-based Icon Sports Management, which handles a stable that includes Henrik Stenson and Ian Poulter.

The acquisition is the most significant for IMG since it was acquired by William Morris Endeavor a year ago.

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Nicklaus to Receive Congressional Gold Medal on March 24, 2015

Last Updated on Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:20 Sunday, 15 February 2015 19:12

altWASHINGTON, D.C. — On Tuesday, March 24, 2015, leaders of the U.S. House and Senate will present a Congressional Gold Medal to Jack Nicklaus in recognition of his many contributions to the game of golf and his service to the community and the nation.

House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH), Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-KY), Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid (D-NV), and House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi (D-CA) will take part in the bipartisan, bicameral ceremony, as will members of the Ohio congressional delegation.

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