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CBS to Air “PGA REACH: Impacting Lives Through Golf” Special on Saturday, May 16

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:32 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:11

PGA ReachPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida — CBS, in partnership with the PGA of America, will broadcast an hour-long network special, “PGA REACH: Impacting Lives Through Golf.” The program details how PGA REACH, the charitable foundation of the PGA, has made a difference for people across the country. The documentary-style program will air on Saturday, May 16, from 2:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. ET. The show will follow several individuals, who under the guidance of PGA Professionals have been welcomed into the game through PGA REACH programming.

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Golf Channel Begins 25 Consecutive Days of Live Tournament Golf on Thursday, May 14

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:10 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 22:04

Golf ChannelGolf Channel is expanding upon golf’s traditional Thursday through Sunday tournament schedule by adding early week Monday through Wednesday live tournament play, which will translate into 25 Days of Live Golf for viewers, beginning Thursday, May 14 and continuing through Sunday, June 7. In total, the 25 straight days of live golf will include more than 200 hours of live tournament coverage of the PGA TOUR, LPGA Tour, European Tour, Champions Tour, Ladies European Tour and the NCAA Men’s and Women’s Division I Golf Championships.

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Daly’s Fiancée Seeks Dismissal of Ex-Wife’s Lawsuit

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:38 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:30

Anna CladakisCanadian Press

JACKSON, Mississippi (Jack Elliott Jr./AP) — Professional golfer John Daly’s fiancee says his ex-wife shouldn’t be allowed to sue her over accusations that she broke up their marriage.

Sherrie Allison Miller is suing Anna Cladakis — who also is Daly’s caddie — under a provision known as “alienation of affection.” That law, in effect in only six states including Mississippi, would allow Miller to collect damages from Cladakis if she can prove the two had a sexual relationship while Miller was still married to Daly.

Neither Daly nor Cladakis lives in Mississippi, and Miller has to prove that’s where the trysts took place. Miller claims they took place in DeSoto County, not far from Memphis across the state line. Attorneys for Cladakis say Miller simply shopped around for a place to file a lawsuit and asked the U.S. Supreme Court last month to throw it out. Miller has until Monday to respond to that appeal.

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THE PLAYERS Championship TV Rating 3rd Highest Sunday in Decade

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:30 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:22

Rickie FowlerCanadian Press

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Rickie Fowler’s remarkable rally and playoff victory gave THE PLAYERS Championship its third-highest Sunday preliminary rating in the last decade.

According to The Nielsen Company, the overnight rating was 3.9, up 60 percent from a year ago. The rating peaked at 6.0 from 7:30 p.m. to 8 p.m., when Fowler outlasted Sergio Garcia and Kevin Kisner in a three-hole playoff, followed by one hole of sudden death.

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2014 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola Generates $2.2 Million for Local Charities

Last Updated on Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:17 Wednesday, 13 May 2015 00:10

TOUR Championship by Coca-ColaATLANTA, Georgia – Tournament officials announced that the 2014 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola generated a record $2.2 million for local charities. Organizations that received donations include the East Lake Foundation and The First Tee of East Lake. The TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola has a long history of giving back to the communities where the event has been played. The events that have been hosted at East Lake Golf Club have now generated more than $20 million for charity. The 2015 TOUR Championship by Coca-Cola serves as the culmination of the 46-event PGA TOUR season and is set to return to East Lake Golf Club as the FedExCup Playoffs Finale, September 23-27.

The announcement was made by tournament staff, two-time PGA TOUR winner Chris Kirk and East Lake Foundation representatives at a unique networking event held at Turner Field, home of the Atlanta Braves.

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