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PGA TOUR Players Talk Happy Gilmore

Last Updated on Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:54 Tuesday, 16 February 2016 23:37

Happy Gilmore(Helen Ross/PGA TOUR) — “Happy Gilmore” was released 20 years ago this week, and the movie has something of a cult following on the PGA TOUR. Here’s what some of the players had to say about the Adam Sandler classic.

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Golf Channel Films’ ’86 to Chronicle Jack Nicklaus’ Record 18th Major Victory at the 1986 Masters

Last Updated on Wednesday, 10 February 2016 01:20 Wednesday, 10 February 2016 01:14

Jack NicklausORLANDO, Florida — Not often does a golf tournament garner a nickname that is simply the last two digits of the year in which it was played. However, when people talk about 46-year old Jack Nicklaus capturing his final major championship on Sunday, April 13, 1986 – capping off one of the most legendary performances in sport and arguably the most exciting final round in Masters history – all they have to say is “’86.”

Golf Channel will commemorate the 30-year anniversary of Nicklaus’ historic victory at the 1986 Masters with ’86, a one-hour special premiering in primetime Masters week that tells the full story of the week and Nicklaus’ memorable come-from-behind victory to secure his record 18th major championship victory and record sixth Green Jacket. Highlighted by a final-round 65 and a 6-under-par 30 on the final nine holes, Nicklaus became the oldest winner of the Masters at age 46 and the second-oldest winner of any major championship in history.

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PGA TOUR Unveils “The Leaderboard Knows All” Ad Campaign

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 20:24 Friday, 29 January 2016 20:14

PGA TOUR LeaderboardPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — As part of “These Guys are Good,” the longest running and one of the most recognizable taglines in sports marketing, and the season long race for the FedExCup, the PGA TOUR will introduce a new ad campaign titled “The Leaderboard Knows All” this week during coverage of the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines Golf Course in La Jolla, California.

“The Leaderboard Knows All” campaign features the voice of comedian Lewis Black and focuses on the distinct personalities of the broad group of stars who have emerged on the PGA TOUR, showcasing their extraordinary skills and the competitive friction that exists between them.

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LPGA Debuts New Brand Campaign Spots

Last Updated on Friday, 29 January 2016 20:14 Friday, 29 January 2016 20:05

LPGADAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The LPGA debuted two new brand campaign spots on Golf Channel during the season-opening Pure Silk-Bahamas LPGA Classic.  The two spots, entitled Mentors and Raising the Bar 2.0, are part of the LPGA’s long-running ad campaign and will air regularly this season during the Tour’s telecasts.

This year marks the sixth edition of the LPGA’s annual ad campaign and highlights the unique personalities of the biggest stars as well as the athleticism and competition involved in the women’s game.  A total of 18 different players are featured in the spots that continue the popular “See Why It’s Different Out Here” tagline.

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TV’s Murdoch Mysteries Features Golf Whodunit

Last Updated on Tuesday, 26 January 2016 21:13 Tuesday, 26 January 2016 20:59

Murdoch Mysteries(Terry Lenyk/Golf Canada) — In case you missed it, this week’s episode of the Canadian TV crime drama Murdoch Mysteries titled “A Case of the Yips” was about the death of a golfer on a golf course.

During the episode, lead crime detective Murdoch crosses path with the late George S. Lyon – a Canadian Golf Hall of Fame honoured member and reigning Olympic gold medalist for golf – while solving the case.

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