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Craig Watson Appointed GB&I Walker Cup and St Andrews Trophy Captain

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 07:08 Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:57

Craig WatsonCraig Watson has been appointed as Captain of the Great Britain and Ireland Walker Cup team that will face the USA at Los Angeles Country Club in 2017.

One of Scotland’s most successful amateur golfers, Watson succeeds Welshman Nigel Edwards, who led the GB&I team to a record 16 ½ - 9 ½ win in the 2015 match at Royal Lytham & St Annes.

Watson will also captain the GB&I St Andrews Trophy team as they take on the Continent of Europe in the 2016 match at Prince&rsrsquo;s Golf Club in Kent on 20 and 21 July.

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Fuccillo Kia Championship Returns for Second Year in Albany

Last Updated on Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:40 Thursday, 04 February 2016 06:20

Breanna ElliottDAYTONA BEACH, Florida — The Symetra Tour, Road to the LPGA, announced that the Fuccillo Kia Championship at Capital Hills in Albany has been added to the 2016 schedule. The event will be played the week of May 30-June 5 at Capital Hills at Albany. First round play will begin on Friday, June 3 and the final-round will be Sunday, June 5.

Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady stepped up as the title sponsor of the long standing event in 2015. The Symetra Tour has played in the Capital Region for 32 years dating back to 1984. The 2016 event will mark the 13th consecutive year that the Tour has played at Capital Hills at Albany.

“Don’t miss this great opportunity to see the up and coming stars of women’s golf,” said Billy Fuccillo Sr. “This is a chance of a lifetime to see these women play prior to entering the LPGA Tour. Fuccillo Kia of Schenectady is proud to be part of this event that will be absolutely HUGE!”

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This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 22:54 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:43

Waste Management Phoenix OpenCanadian Press

PGA TOUR

WASTE MANAGEMENT PHOENIX OPEN

Site: Scottsdale, Arizona.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: TPC Scottsdale, Stadium Course (7,266 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.5 million. Winner’s Share: $1.17 million.

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Old Course, St. Andrews, to Host the Senior Open Championship Presented by Rolex for the First Time

Last Updated on Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:25 Tuesday, 02 February 2016 19:19

Tom WatsonThe Old Course at St. Andrews, which has been a regular host to the world’s oldest and most international major championship for more than 140 years, will achieve another historic milestone from July 26-29, 2018, by hosting the Senior Open Championship presented by Rolex for the first time.

The momentous announcement, which was made jointly by The R&A and the European Tour at The Home of Golf, completes the full set of major championships to be held over the Old Course.

The 144th Open in 2015 was the 29th occasion on which the Championship has been played at St. Andrews. The Ricoh British Women’s Open has been played there on two occasions and the Old Course will now become the 13th venue to accommodate the Senior Open Championship, which this year celebrates its 30th anniversary with a return to another famous Scottish venue at Carnoustie.

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2016 PGA Junior Series Schedule Announced

Last Updated on Monday, 01 February 2016 22:23 Monday, 01 February 2016 22:18

2016 PGA Junior SeriesPALM BEACH GARDENS, Florida (PGA of America) — The 2016 PGA Junior Series, a series of summer-long, affordable, professionally managed and competitive golf tournaments for juniors ages 12-18, features an eight-state, cross-country schedule beginning in early June.

The Series, which debuted in 1996 and is run by the PGA of America, opens June 4, at PGA Golf Club in Port St. Lucie, Florida, and concludes July 20, at the Penn State Golf Course in State College, Pennsylvania.

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