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‘Graduating’ From The WinCo Foods Portland Open

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:47 Sunday, 02 August 2015 20:19

by Alfie Lau


The last days of August hold a special meaning for PGA TOUR rookies Adam Hadwin and Roger Sloan.
That’s because one year ago, at the WinCo Foods Portland Open, Hadwin and Sloan finished the season in the top 25 and at the conclusion of the tournament, they were given their PGA TOUR cards for 2015.
While Hadwin has made the most of that opportunity and looks to retain his 2016 PGA TOUR privileges, Sloan will need to hustle in the next month to earn enough money and confidence so that he can try to stay on the PGA TOUR via September’s four-tournament playoff.



Patton Kizzire Wins Tour’s Utah Championship

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:33 Sunday, 02 August 2015 19:31

Patton KizzireCanadian Press

LEHI, Utah (AP) — Patton Kizzire won the Utah Championship for first Tour title, beating South Korea’s Sung Kang with a 3-foot birdie putt on the second hole of a playoff.

Kizzire closed with a 3-under 69 to match Kang at 19-under 269 at Thanksgiving Point. The 29-year-old former Auburn player earned $117,000 to push his tour-leading total to $391,699.



PGA TOUR, LECOM Health Announce New Tour Event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:30 Wednesday, 29 July 2015 05:22

altCLYMER, New York – The PGA TOUR and Erie, Pennsylvania-based LECOM Health (Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine) announced that LECOM will become the title sponsor of a new Tour event at Peek’n Peak Resort in western New York, entering a four-year agreement that begins in 2016.

The LECOM Health Challenge will be played at Peek’n Peak’s “Upper Course” July 4-10, 2016, with a similar timeframe anticipated for the 2017-19 tournaments. A weeklong schedule of events will include a Pro-Am on Wednesday, July 6, followed by four official rounds of tournament competition July 7-10, with a tournament purse of $600,000.



This Week in Golf

Last Updated on Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:42 Tuesday, 28 July 2015 19:08

Quicken Loans NationalCanadian Press

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Site: Gainesville, Virginia.

Schedule: Thursday-Sunday.

Course: Robert Trent Jones Golf Club (7,385 yards, par 71).

Purse: $6.7 million. Winner’s Share: $1,206,000.



Kim Survives Playoff, Wins Stonebrae Classic

Last Updated on Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:55 Sunday, 26 July 2015 20:48

Si Woo KimHAYWARD, California (Joe Chemycz/PGATOUR.COM) — Korea’s Si Woo Kim rolled in a three-foot birdie putt on the first playoff hole to defeat Wes Roach and Jamie Lovemark and win the Tour’s Stonebrae Classic. The trio began the day as 54-hole co-leaders and each fired 2-under-par 68s to finish at 12-under 268 and force the fourth playoff of the season.

Lovemark, playing in the second-to-last group, was at 13 under after 17 holes of regulation but suffered consecutive horrendous lies on the par-5 18th and stumbled home with a bogey when his 10-foot par putt slid past the hole.



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