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Woods Gives CBS Ratings Lift at Wyndham Championship

Last Updated on Monday, 24 August 2015 23:18 Monday, 24 August 2015 23:12

Tiger WoodsCanadian Press

NEW YORK, New York (AP) — With Tiger Woods in contention and looking to extend his season, the Wyndham Championship on Sunday produced a solid rating for CBS.

The final round had a 3.9 rating — the best for a nonmajor on any network since NBC drew 5.7 in May 2013 for Woods’ win at The Players Championship.

The rating was also the highest for a nonmajor on CBS since Woods’ win at the AT&T National in July 2012.

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The Els Center of Excellence Opens Its Doors to Students

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:54 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:51

Els Center for ExcellenceJUPITER, Florida — The Els for Autism Foundation, founded by PGA TOUR player Ernie Els, announced the official opening of the first two components of The Els Center of Excellence - The Lower School and The Els Center of Excellence Auditorium Building, which have been delivered on schedule.

The Center, being built in Jupiter, Fla., is set to be a game-changing resource in the field of autism; a disorder that now affects 1 in 68 children in the U.S., and has been created to serve the local, national and international autism communities.

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The National Sports Center for the Disabled Raises Nearly $500,000 at Annual Hal O’Leary Golf Classic

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:51 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:45

National Sports Center for the DisabledDENVER, Colorado — The National Sports Center for the Disabled (NSCD) is pleased to announce that its annual Hal O’Leary Golf Classic raised $472,000 this year. Sports Authority—one of the largest full-line sporting goods retailers in the United States and Puerto Rico—was the title sponsor, and RE/MAX was the presenting sponsor. The event was held at the Sanctuary Golf Course in Sedalia, CO, from July 29-30 and brought together nearly 250 men and women of all abilities. All proceeds raised will support NSCD’s programs benefiting the lives of children and adults with any disability.

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CJGA Inks Three Year Partnership with Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:44 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:39

Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy and CJGARICHMOND HILL, Ontario — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) is pleased to announce it has partnered with the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy for the next three years. The partnership with the North Mrytle Beach, Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy will see the creation of the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy Series on the CJGA schedule.

“We are very pleased to partner with the Greg Norman Champions Golf Academy” said CJGA Executive Director Earl Fritz. “The Greg Norman Academy is a leading training academy for junior golfers and young professionals and our alignment with the academy will only benefit our membership through exposure and opportunity.”

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Things are Getting Fishy at the TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola

Last Updated on Monday, 17 August 2015 22:39 Monday, 17 August 2015 22:31

Georgia AquariumATLANTA, Georgia — Fans at this year’s TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola will have the chance to interact with animals from Georgia Aquarium as part of the tournament’s dedication to expand the entertainment experience for fans. The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola is scheduled to return to historic East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta, September 23-27.

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