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Maggert Wins at Fallen Oak in Champions Tour Debut

Last Updated on Sunday, 23 March 2014 23:57 Sunday, 23 March 2014 23:35

Jeff Maggert

Canadian Press

David Brandt (AP)

SAUCIER, Mississippi — Jeff Maggert admitted his decisive putt on No. 17 at Fallen Oak wasn't supposed to be one that actually dropped. He was just trying to get it close.

So when the 50-foot putt rolled up and down a big ridge as it broke from left to right — and then fell into the hole — the Champions Tour rookie was as surprised as anyone.

He had been consistent all week. Now just a little bit of luck had pushed him to victory at the Mississippi Gulf Resort Classic at Fallen Oak on Sunday.



Poppy Hills Joins Pebble Beach as Nature Valley Host

Last Updated on Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:40 Thursday, 20 March 2014 22:33


PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida (PGA TOUR) — The Champions Tour announced that the newly renovated Poppy Hills Golf Course will join Pebble Beach Golf Links as host venues of the 2014 Nature Valley First Tee Open in Pebble Beach, Calif., from September 22-28, 2014.

Poppy Hills will replace Del Monte Golf Course, which hosted the tournament with Pebble Beach from 2005 through 2013. Bayonet Golf Club is the only other course to share host duties with Pebble Beach for the popular event – at the inaugural tournament in 2004.



Extension for Regions Tradition Announced

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:40 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 23:35


BIRMINGHAM, Alabama (PGA TOUR) — Regions Financial Corporation and the PGA TOUR’s Champions Tour announced today that the Regions Tradition, a major championship on the Champions Tour, will remain in Birmingham through 2018.

“Over the years, the Regions Tradition has been much more than a world-class golfing event. It’s also been a source of community pride, supported numerous charities and generated millions in economic impact,” said Grayson Hall, Chairman, President and Chief Executive Officer of Regions Financial Corporation. “Regions is pleased to partner with the Champions Tour and keep this major championship in the Birmingham area for years to come.”



European Tour Tweaks Format to Final Series

Last Updated on Wednesday, 19 March 2014 22:38 Wednesday, 19 March 2014 22:34


VIRGINIA WATER, England (AP) — The bonus pool for the European Tour's season-ending Final Series has been increased to $5 million as part of a series of changes that includes a new qualifying format.



CJGA Spring Break Junior International Presented by Core Golf Academy Finishes in Dramatic Style

Last Updated on Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:17 Tuesday, 18 March 2014 23:09


HOWEY-IN-THE-HILLS, Florida — The Canadian Junior Golf Association (CJGA) concluded its 3rd annual Spring Break Junior International, presented by Core Golf Academy today at Mission Inn Resort & Club in Howey-in-the-Hills, Florida. Playing on the Las Colinas course, juniors from around the world were greeted with breezy conditions as they battled for divisional titles.



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