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Brad Faxon Receives 2015 Ouimet Award

Last Updated on Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:13 Thursday, 16 April 2015 06:06

Brad FaxonBOSTON, Massachusetts — Rhode Island native Brad Faxon, winner of eight PGA TOUR events and considered one of the most charitable players in golf, was the guest speaker and honored with the 18th Francis Ouimet Award for Lifelong Contributions to Golf at the Francis Ouimet Scholarship Fund’s 65th annual banquet held April 13 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel.

“We are so thrilled to be able to honor New Englander Brad Faxon not only for his great playing record, but also for his tremendous charitable efforts. The Faxon family has had a special relationship with the Ouimet Fund, and this is a wonderful moment for us,” said Greg Gailius, Ouimet Fund President.

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Putting The Squeeze On “The Squeeze” - Movie Review

Last Updated on Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:53 Wednesday, 15 April 2015 08:37

by Jim Claggett
 

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Movies about sports are difficult, both to make and sometimes to even watch.
 
Hollywood has tried for years to find the perfect balance between the drama needed to drive the story and the realism of the sport to make it believable.
 
The most recent entry into the competition is “The Squeeze”, a story about a young golfer with loads of talent and a need for money.

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From the Fringe: Jordan Spieth Set for New York City Media Tour

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 04:15 Tuesday, 14 April 2015 04:12

Jordan SpiethAUGUSTA, Georgia (PGA TOUR) — Jordan Spieth made history. Now he’s set to make the rounds.

The 21-year-old Texan set several records on his way to winning his first Green Jacket, becoming the first wire-to-wire winner since Ray Floyd in 1976. Spieth had been the hottest player in the world leading into the season’s first major, having won once and not finishing worse than T2 in his three previous starts.

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Masters TV Ratings Earn Major Increase

Last Updated on Tuesday, 14 April 2015 04:12 Tuesday, 14 April 2015 04:08

Jordan SpiethAUGUSTA, Georgia (PGA TOUR) — CBS Sports’ final-round coverage of the 2015 Masters, which saw Jordan Spieth win the coveted Green Jacket in record-tying fashion, carded ratings and viewership increases of 26 percent.

The final-round earned an average fast national household rating/share of 8.7/19, and an average viewership (Persons 2+) of 14.0 million viewers, both up 26 percent from last year’s 6.9/15 and 11.1 million, respectively.

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From the Fringe: McIlroy to Take Stage with One Direction

Last Updated on Sunday, 12 April 2015 19:13 Sunday, 12 April 2015 18:58

Rory McIlroy and Niall Horan at the Par-3 Contest at the 2015 MastersAUGUSTA, Georgia (Helen Ross/PGATOUR.COM) — Those screaming teenage girls who will invade Gillette Stadium on September 12, 2015, for a concert by “One Direction” are in for a treat.

Rory McIlroy, the world's No. 1 player, will take to the stage to sing one song with the English-Irish boy band.

Niall Horan, who is one of the band members, is among McIlroy's good friends. In fact, McIlroy asked him to caddie for him in the Par 3 Contest, and Horan has been spectating ever since.

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