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Nicklaus Return to Father-Son Challenge

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:47 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:41

Jack NicklausCanadian Press

ORLANDO, Florida (AP) — Jack Nicklaus always said family was more important than golf. December is one time of the year he gets to do both.

Nicklaus and his son, Gary, headline the 20-team field for the PNC Father-Son Challenge that will be played Dec. 12-13 at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club. It will be the 14th time that Jack Nicklaus plays in the event, and the seventh time for Gary Nicklaus. They won in 1999.

“Although I don’t play much golf any more, I look forward to every opportunity to play golf with my family,” Jack Nicklaus said. “To do so in a competitive, yet fun, environment just underlines how special it is. I will be riding the broad shoulders of my son and we’ll just see how we do. One thing I know for certain is we will have a blast.”



Dustin Johnson Starts Junior Event with Eye Toward China

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:41 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:36

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SHANGHAI, China (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Dustin Johnson already is making a name for himself in China with his golf. He won the HSBC Champions two years ago, and was closing in on the lead until a bad break with his wedge. The ball hit the pin and caromed into the water on the par-5 eighth hole, turning a sure birdie into a double bogey.

The next step could be making an impact with juniors. His coach at Coastal Carolina, Allen Terrell, has been coming to Shanghai for six years to teach at Sheshan International and to educate families on how their children can get golf scholarships in America. Terrell runs the Dustin Johnson Golf School in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, and Johnson says they are looking into prospects for starting such a school in China.

The first step is a golf tournament.



PowerShares QQQ Championship Will Be Opening Event in 2016 Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:35 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:32

Champions Tour FlagORLANDO, Florida — The PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour and Invesco PowerShares announced a new event to be contested in Los Angeles – the PowerShares QQQ Championship –  at a site to be announced, October 24-30, 2016, with Sherwood Country Club in Thousand Oaks, California selected as host of the 2017 and 2018 events. The announcement was made on Golf Channel’s Morning Drive show by PGA TOUR Commissioner Tim Finchem and Invesco PowerShares Managing Director Dan Draper.

“We’re excited to partner with Invesco PowerShares as the Champions Tour returns to Los Angeles for the first leg of the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs,” said Finchem. “With a new playoff format being played in three new markets, the Schwab Cup Playoffs will provide an exciting and meaningful conclusion to the season and additional exposure for fans to the world-class caliber of golf being played on the Champions Tour.”



Charlotte Country Club to Host 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:16 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:12

Charlotte Country ClubFAR HILLS, New Jersey (USGA) — The United States Golf Association has announced that Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club will host the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. This will be the fourth USGA championship contested at Charlotte Country Club. The dates for the championship are Sept. 22-27.

“Charlotte Country Club has supported amateur golf for more than a century and the USGA is pleased to bring the U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship to the club for the first time,” said Diana Murphy, USGA vice president and Championship Committee chairman. “We know the course will thoroughly challenge the players’ skills as they compete for the Robert T. Jones Jr. Memorial Trophy.”



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Wednesday, 11 November 2015 06:06 Wednesday, 11 November 2015 05:50

OHL ClassicCanadian Press



Site: Playa Del Carmen, Mexico.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Mayakoba Resort, El Camaleon Golf Club (6,987 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.2 million. Winner's Share: $1,116,000.



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