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PGA TOUR Champions Players To Compete In 2017 Diamond Resorts Invitational

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:47 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:38

Diamond Resorts InvitationalPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — PGA TOUR Champions and Diamond Resorts International announced that the second annual Diamond Resorts Invitational benefiting Florida Hospital for Children will feature Champions Tour professionals competing alongside sports and entertainment celebrities for separate purses totaling $1.25 million.

All three rounds of the Jan. 13-15 event at Tranquilo Golf Club at Four Seasons Resort Orlando at Walt Disney World Resort will be nationally televised on Golf Channel.

The tournament will feature up to 30 PGA TOUR Champions players and up to 50 top-tier athlete and entertainment celebrities in two distinct competitions, utilizing a Modified Stableford scoring format which awards points as opposed to strokes – similar to the PGA TOUR’s Barracuda Championship.



PURE Insurance Announced As Title Sponsor Of Annual Event At Pebble Beach Golf Links

Last Updated on Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:48 Wednesday, 21 September 2016 00:22

Pebble Beach Golf LinksPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The PGA TOUR and Privilege Underwriters Reciprocal Exchange (PURE) Insurance today announced an agreement making the policyholder-owned property & casualty insurer for high net worth families the title sponsor of the longstanding PGA TOUR Champions event contested annually at Pebble Beach Golf Links and Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, California.

The newly-named PURE Insurance Championship will continue to bring together the Legends of the game alongside top juniors from The First Tee, with a four-year agreement in place through 2020. The Monterey Peninsula Foundation will serve as the event’s host organization.



Star-Studded Line Up Taking Shape For 2016 WGC-HSBC Champions

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:29 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:20

altHSBC confirmed the first wave of star players for the 2016 World Golf Championships - HSBC Champions at the exclusive Sheshan International Golf Club, Shanghai, on October 27-30, 2016.

Reigning Champion, Scotland’s Russell Knox, will defend his title against an all-star cast, including World No.2 and 2016 US Open Champion Dustin Johnson, World No.3 and four-time Major winner Rory McIlroy, 2016 Abu Dhabi HSBC Golf Championship winner Rickie Fowler, two time US Masters Champion and winner of the 2014 WGC-HSBC Champions Bubba Watson, as well as Open Champion and Olympic Silver medallist Henrik Stenson.



Mystic Creek Provides LPGA-Like Challenge With Three Events Left

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:18 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:13

Mystric CreekMystic Creek, home of the Murphy USA El Dorado Shootout, may be the most LPGA-like golf course on the Symetra Tour or maybe just the most challenging. If you look at the scores from the inaugural event in 2015, 3-under won it and only two players were under-par for the three days (Jackie Stoelting and Ally McDonald). It’s a very demanding golf course.

Of the players that finished in the top 10, there were five 2015 Symetra Tour graduates (Stoelting, Daniela Iacobelli, Casey Grice, Rachel Rohanna and Lee Lopez). Non-graduates, but current LPGA members Brittany Altomare, Samantha Richdale and Heather Bowie Young also finished in the top 10 in El Dorado last year.

The crème certainly seems to rise to the top when we hit Mystic Creek.



Sorenstam Has ‘Fair Play’ In Mind Ahead Of 2017 Solheim Cup

Last Updated on Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:12 Tuesday, 20 September 2016 19:05

Suzann PettersenCanadian Press

EVIAN-LES-BAINS, France (Jerome Pugmire/AP) — Golfing great Annika Sorenstam has a clear idea of what she expects from her players at next year’s Solheim Cup in the United States.

Although the 10-time Grand Slam winner demonstrated a huge competitive streak during her career, Sorenstam wants to avoid a repeat of the tension in last year’s tournament in Germany, when Norwegian Suzann Pettersen infuriated American fans.



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