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Hilton Announced as Associate Sponsor of the BMW PGA Championship

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:44 Tuesday, 19 April 2016 20:38

Hilton Hotels & ResortsHilton, Official Supplier to The European Tour, has agreed to become an Associate Sponsor of the BMW PGA Championship, held at The Wentworth Club, May 26-29, 2016. The agreement not only underlines the growing commitment of Hilton, one of the world’s leading hospitality companies, to the game of golf, but the ability of the European Tour to attract truly global brands to its headline events.

The announcement sees Hilton become a sponsor at the event for a second consecutive season after a successful first outing last year, with the sponsorship including an extensive exhibition unit space with engaging activities for golf fans.

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Miura Golf to Sponsor MJT International Players Championship (IPC)

Last Updated on Tuesday, 19 April 2016 08:17 Tuesday, 19 April 2016 08:06

altVANCOUVER, British Columbia — The Maple Leaf Junior Tour (MJT) s pleased to announce that Miura Golf Inc., makers of fine hand crafted forged irons by Katsuhiro Miura, has signed on as Presenting Sponsor of the MJT International Players Championship (IPC) at Fairmont Jasper Park Lodge Golf Course in Jasper, Alberta.

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Lorie Kane Wins Legends Tour Title at Joint Syemtra Tour Event

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 07:15 Monday, 18 April 2016 07:11

altFORT MYERS. Florida (Bret Lasky/Symetra Tour) — Sweden’s grindedon a very windy day at the Chico’s Patty Berg Memorial to capture her first professional victory. The 23-year-old posted a 3-over 75 to win by one shot at 9-under 279. Sophia Popov (Heidelberg, Germany) finished second and Sherman Santiwiwatthanaphong (Thailand) took third at 5-under 283.

Four-time LPGA Tour winner Lorie Kane won the Legends Tour event by three shots at 1-under 143. The 51-year-old Canadian had a 1-under 143 total and earned $19,500. Barb Mucha was second after a 73, and Jane Crafter was another stroke back after a 74.

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Austin Shoots 64, Beats Short in Playoff to Win Mitsubishi

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 06:29 Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:39

Woody AustinCanadian Press

DULUTH, Georgia (Charles Odum/AP) — Woody Austin’s Sunday putter came through again.

Austin tied the tournament record with an 8-under 64 and beat Wes Short Jr. with a par on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff in the PGA Tour Champions’ Mitsubishi Electric Classic.

The 52-year-old Austin has two victories in the last three events on the 50-and-over tour, also winning in Tucson, Arizona, last month. In each win he switched putters for the final round.

It’s an example of why he said “I’m not a normal person when it comes to golf.”

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Johnston Wins Spanish Open for First European Tour Title

Last Updated on Monday, 18 April 2016 06:21 Sunday, 17 April 2016 19:31

Andrew JohnstonCanadian Press

SOTOGRANDE, Spain (AP) — Andrew Johnston of England shot a 1-under 70 at Valderrama to win the Spanish Open for his first European Tour victory.

Johnston finished with a 1-over 285 for the tournament, one shot ahead of Joost Luiten of the Netherlands and two shots in front of tournament host Sergio Garcia, who made a great charge with a final-round 4-under 67, the best of the day.

The Spaniard had the lead coming into the final hole after making consecutive birdies on Nos. 16 and 17, but he closed with a bogey to drop out of contention. Garcia also bogeyed the 15th hole. He had a total of six birdies on the day.

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