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Presidents Cup Unveils Plans For Fan Experience At World Trade Center

Last Updated on Thursday, 06 October 2016 06:43 Thursday, 06 October 2016 06:33

Presidents Cup Fan ExperienceJERSEY CITY, New Jersey — The Presidents Cup hosted Captains’ Day to celebrate the one-year countdown to the 2017 event, and it was soon apparent why the festivities were being held at the Oculus at the World Trade Center; PGA TOUR Deputy Commissioner and COO Jay Monahan announced that in conjunction with next year’s event – to be held at Liberty National Golf Club, in nearby Jersey City, N.J., September 26-October 1 – the Presidents Cup will bring the Presidents Cup Fan Experience to The Oculus and its 300,000-plus daily commuters, free of charge.



Homeowners Look To Cash In On Ryder Cup Rentals

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:45 Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:39

Ryder Cup Flags on the 18th Hole at Hazeltine NationalCanadian Press

MINNEAPOLIS, Minnesota (Steve Karnowski/AP) — It’s hard to imagine a more prime location for an out-of-town Ryder Cup spectator to spend the night than Jason Wendlandt’s two-bedroom home.

It’s 80 feet from the main entrance to Hazeltine National, the course in the Minneapolis suburb of Chaska that’s hosting the prestigious international golf tournament this weekend. It’s well inside the tight, extended security perimeter.

And it’s $900 a night, sleeps four people and offers a view over Lake Hazeltine.



Palmer’s Impact: Grand Slam, Endorsements, TV, Private Jets

Last Updated on Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:34 Tuesday, 27 September 2016 06:30

Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer at the 1972 PGA National Team ChampionshipCanadian Press

CHASKA, Minnesota (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, and Jordan Spieth all chased the Grand Slam, golf’s holy grail of winning all four majors in one year.

Arnold Palmer is the one who created it.

When he turned 50, it was Palmer who brought enthusiasm and credibility in 1980 to a fledgling circuit known then as the Senior PGA Tour. And it flourished because no one got tired of watching Arnie. Today, nine players who probably should be retired already have made at least $1 million.



Video: Seven Manatees Freed From Pond On Florida Golf Course

Last Updated on Monday, 19 September 2016 10:49 Monday, 19 September 2016 10:28

altCrews from Florida Fish and Wildlife Conservation Commission removed seven manatees stranded in a pond on the Plantation on Crystal River golf course on Thursday, September 15.



‘Chronicles of A Champion Golfer’ Film Series Now Available To Download

Last Updated on Thursday, 15 September 2016 18:01 Thursday, 15 September 2016 17:58

Tiger Woods on Chronicles of a Champion GolferThe compelling documentary film series Chronicles of a Champion Golfer, which tells the individual stories of the world’s greatest players at The Open, is now available on iTunes (UK, Australia, Canada), Amazon Video (UK) and the Google Play store (UK).

The series takes a fresh and innovative approach to documentary production and includes unparalleled access to golf’s most celebrated players including Tiger Woods, Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Rory McIlroy, Darren Clarke and Sir Nick Faldo.

The centrepiece to each 30-minute film is a stylised interview where each player speaks introspectively about his life, his golfing career and the path he took to become Champion Golfer of the Year. The interviews are accompanied by footage from The R&A’s extensive video library and newsreel archive.



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