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Cynosure Donates Custom Electric Guitar to Birdies for the Brave Auction

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:07 Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:00

Birdies for the BraveContinuing the music industry’s long-standing support for our military, renowned British master luthier Cynosure presented a custom, one-of-a-kind Navy ‘V’ Guitar to Birdies for the Brave, a national military outreach initiative proudly supported by the PGA TOUR which is dedicated to honoring and showing appreciation to the courageous members of our U.S. Armed Forces and their families. The electric guitar will be auctioned off to benefit the 11 military homefront charities supported by Birdies for the Brave.



Webb Simpson Hosts Clinic for Special Olympics Golfers

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 06:40 Thursday, 07 May 2015 06:34

Webb SimpsonPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — During THE PLAYERS Championship, four-time PGA TOUR winner Webb Simpson teamed up with Bank of America to host a skills clinic and competition for Special Olympics Florida golfers at World Golf Village in Saint Augustine, Fla.



MD Anderson Educating Public and Professionals at Insperity Invitational

Last Updated on Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:12 Tuesday, 05 May 2015 05:05

altTHE WOODLANDS, Texas (Alisa White/PGA TOUR Charities) — As the Australian slogan goes, Slip-Slop-Slap it on, encouraging people to slip on a shirt, slop on sunscreen, and slap on a hat. The game of golf involves countless hours spent in the sun which can be detrimental to skin since the primary cause of skin cancer is too much sun exposure. The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center is one of the official sponsors at the Insperity Invitational. The field includes 81 of the best Champions Tour professionals including World Golf Hall of Fame members like Ben Crenshaw, Tom Kite and defending champion Bernhard Langer.



Tim Finchem Discusses His Life and Career on Feherty, May 4, at 10:00 p.m. ET

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:44 Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:39

Tim FinchemOn a special episode of the popular Golf Channel series, Feherty, David Feherty sits down with PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem for a wide-ranging conversation covering his life, his career, and 21 prolific years leading the world’s top golf tour.



Nicklaus’ Grandson O’Leary Drafted Into the NFL’s Buffalo Bills

Last Updated on Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:38 Sunday, 03 May 2015 08:30

Nick O'LearyEighteen-time major champion Jack Nicklaus has built quite an athletic legacy for his descendants to follow, and now his grandson Nick O’Leary will have his chance to thrive in the world of professional sports, specifically the National Football League.

Saturday afternoon, the Buffalo Bills selected Florida State’s O’Leary, who was the nation’s top tight end last season, in the sixth round of the NFL draft.

O’Leary has said on many occasions that he is proud to be Nicklaus’ grandson, but that he looks forward to carving his own legacy as a professional athlete. Now, he’ll have his chance to do so in Buffalo.



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