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Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:42 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:38

Dubai Open

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ASIAN TOUR

DUBAI OPEN

Site: Dubai United Arab Emirates.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: The Els Club (7,538 yards, par 72).

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Brandt Receives Valspar Exemption for Big Break Win

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:34 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:32

Jimmy BrandtJimmy Brandt has been to Q-School twice, but he’ll get his first PGA TOUR start a different way; as the winner of Golf Channel’s “Big Break Myrtle Beach.”

Brandt, of Auburn, Ala., won the network’s 22nd season of the show, defeating Toph Peterson in the finale. As part of his winnings, Brandt earns an exemption into the 2015 Valspar Championship in March 2015.

“I can’t believe it, this is surreal right now,” Brandt said. “This is going to change my life.”

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Big Break Season 23 Staged at PGA National

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:24 Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:19

altGolf Channel’s popular Big Break competition series will head to South Florida for its 23rd season, featuring an all-male cast of 12 aspiring golf professionals who will encounter one of the most challenging finishing stretches of holes in all of golf: The Bear Trap.

Big Break The Palm Beaches, FL, premiering Monday, February 2, 2015, at 9:00 p.m. ET and produced in partnership with Discover The Palm Beaches and VISIT FLORIDA, will take place at PGA National Resort & Spa in Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. The newly renovated Champion Course at PGA National, home to the PGA TOUR’s Honda Classic and the famed Bear Trap, will headline the roster of courses hosting the series. The ultimate winner will receive an exemption to a 2015 PGA TOUR event, along with cash and other prizes. The cast will be announced in mid-January.

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Champions Tour Announces 2015 Schedule

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 03:01 Thursday, 18 December 2014 02:52

2015 Champions Tour SchedulePONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (Champions Tour Staff/PGATOUR.COM) — Following a year filled with record-breaking performances, the Champions Tour announced the tournament schedule for the 2015 Champions Tour season.

The most notable changes for the 2015 schedule are the introduction of the Tucson Conquistadores Classic (March 16-22) at Omni Tucson National Resort Catalina Course and the Pacific Links China Championship (Sept. 14-20) relocating to Tianjin, China. The 27 Club, a Pacific Links property, will host the event on a course developed by 27 major champions, including Champions Tour professionals Mark O’Meara, Fred Couples and Tom Watson. Each professional designed their favorite elements into each hole to reflect the unique character of their individual games.

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The R&A Announces 2017 Championship Venues

Last Updated on Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:39 Thursday, 18 December 2014 00:31

R&A 2017 VenuesThe R&A has announced that some of the finest golf courses in Great Britain and Ireland will be the venues for its Championships and International Matches in 2017.

Royal St George’s, where Darren Clarke won The Open Championship in 2011, will host the Amateur Championship for the 14th time, with the qualifying stroke play rounds also being played at nearby Prince’s.

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