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European Tour Pulls Out of WGC for 2016

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:57 Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:50

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SHEBOYGAN, Wisconsin (Doug Ferguson/AP) — The European Tour has chosen France over Firestone.

In a move that forces the hands of European players, new chief executive Keith Pelley said Tuesday the European Tour will not sanction the Bridgestone Invitational at Firestone next year. Any member who plays the World Golf Championship will not get credit for Ryder Cup points or official earnings.

A crowded 2016 schedule because of the Olympics means the Bridgestone Invitational will move up one month to June 30 to July 3. That’s the same week as the French Open, a popular tournament that has been part of the European Tour schedule since 1972.

The French Open is the oldest national championship in continental Europe.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:46 Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:30

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Site: Sheboygan, Wisconsin.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Whistling Straits, Straits Course (7,501 yards, par 72).

Purse: $10 million. Winner’s Share: $1.8 million.



Memorial Children’s Hospital Receives $80,000 from 2015 Four Winds Invitational

Last Updated on Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:29 Tuesday, 11 August 2015 21:23

Kathleen EkeySOUTH BEND, Indiana — The Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians and its Four Winds® Casinos are proud to announce a donation of $80,000 to Memorial Children’s Hospital. The donation, which is from proceeds of the 2015 Four Winds Invitational, will be used to help fund a new multi-story home for Memorial Children’s Hospital that will be built above the Memorial Leighton Trauma Center.

“We are pleased that the success of the Four Winds Invitational has enabled us to donate $267,000 to Memorial Children’s Hospital over the past four years,” said John P. Warren, Chairman of the Pokagon Band of Potawatomi Indians. “Memorial Children’s Hospital is an important part of the South Bend community. We are proud to continue our relationship which has further enhanced the hospital’s ability to provide state-of-the-art care to over 17,000 children every year.”



British Columbia Wins Canadian Junior Girls Inter-Provincial Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015 23:19 Sunday, 09 August 2015 23:15

Team British Columbia Junior GirlsYORKTON, Saskatchewan (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — Team British Columbia emerged as the Inter-Provincial Junior Girls team champions, while Jessica Ip claimed the lead following second-round play at the Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, Sask.

Ip bested her opening-round score by one shot with a 4-under 69 performance despite tough rainy conditions. The Richmond Hill, Ont., native sits at 7-under par for the tournament and holds a two-stroke advantage going into the third round.

“I was a little more external today; I was thinking not really about my swing, but just about hitting the greens since there’s not much I can do about the weather. I guess I just hit a lot of greens and made a few putts, more than yesterday,” explained the 18-year-old.



Michelle Kim Crowned Canadian Junior Girls Champion

Last Updated on Sunday, 09 August 2015 23:14 Sunday, 09 August 2015 23:09

Michelle KimYORKTON, Saskatchewan (Jason St. Jacques/Golf Canada) — Michelle Kim carded a final-round even-par to win the 2015 Canadian Junior Girls Championship at Deer Park Golf Course in Yorkton, Sask.

The 18-year-old Team Canada Development Squad member’s third-round 69 propelled her ahead of the competition with a 4-stroke lead through 54-holes; she went on to finish the championship at 6-under par 286.

“This is probably the biggest achievement that I’ve ever made. I mean I still can’t believe it; it feels amazing especially because it is my last junior tournament and I’ve worked really hard,” said the native of Surrey, B.C.

Kim managed four rounds at even-par or better through high winds and rainy conditions to capture the championship by two strokes.



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