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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.

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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.

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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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GolfTEC Providing Complimentary Lesson With Donation To PGA REACH

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 19:39 Tuesday, 25 October 2016 19:28

GolfTECCENTENNIAL, Colorado — GolfTEC is supporting PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA of America, by offering one complimentary lesson to anyone who first makes a small donation to the foundation.

Redeemable at all participating GolfTEC locations in the United States between November 7-13, interested parties can sign-up online at PGAREACH.com/GolfTEC. To complete the process, customers simply follow instructions on making a donation and must show their receipt upon arrival at GolfTEC. Each 30-minute lesson is valued at more than $50 and individuals are asked to make a $25 suggested minimum contribution, but can donate more, if preferred.

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Rory McIlroy Using New Metals As Equipment Shift Begins

Last Updated on Tuesday, 25 October 2016 19:27 Tuesday, 25 October 2016 19:18

Rory McIlroyCanadian Press

SHANGHAI, China (AP) — Rory McIlroy is replacing his Nike driver and two fairway metals at the HSBC Champions as he begins to search for new equipment.

Nike announced in August that it was getting out of the business of golf clubs and golf balls and concentrating on shoes and apparel. McIlroy, at No. 3 in the world, is the highest-ranked player in Nike's stable.

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