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2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

2014 Greater Gwinnett Championship

Dates: April 14-20, 2014 Course: TPC Sugarloaf; Duluth, Georgia Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,131 Year Opened: 1997 Course Designer: Greg Norman Field: 81 professionals Format: 54-hole stroke-play event with no cut. Charles Schwab Cup (points to winner): 270; Purse: $1,800,000; Winner’s Share: $270,000 Television: Golf Channel will televise the event live a three days: Friday (12:30-2:30 p.m.), Saturday (3:00-6:00 p.m.) and Sunday (3:00-6:00 p.m.). All times are local. THE 2014 CHAMPIONS TOUR: This year marks the 35th anniversary of the PGA...

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2014 RBC Heritage

Posted by on Apr 16, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

2014 RBC Heritage

Dates: April 14-20, 2014 Where: Harbour Town Golf Links; Hilton Head Island, SC Par/Yards: 36-35—71/7,101 Format: 72-hole stroke play; Field: 132 FedExCup: 500 points to winner Purse: $5.8 million ($1,044,000 to the winner) Defending Champion: Graeme McDowell Twitter: @RBC_Heritage; Facebook: Heritage Classic Foundation A look back at the 2013 RBC Heritage After entering the final round of the 2013 RBC Heritage trailing Charley Hoffman by four strokes, Graeme McDowell carded a 2-under 69 to finish tied with Webb Simpson at 9-under 275. He...

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Emerald & Jade

Posted by on Apr 11, 2014 in History, Miscellaneous | 0 comments

Emerald and jade, a full spectrum of green Beauty in consummate unlike any you’ve seen, A common vision Bob and Alistair did see So, rolling and majestic the code one seeks Of utilizing what the land has given, to simply let it be, Is defined by natural breaks, the valleys of Rae’s Creek, While Horton got it started, Gene’s shot made us look, Byron closed the gap and Sam got us hooked, Stoic Ben, a bridge refrain, Crossed by Arnie, notwithstanding Kenny’s pain, And young Jack would emerge, the best-ever yet to be, Soon Gary would...

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Shot of a Lifetime

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in History | 0 comments

Shot of a Lifetime

What if your entire career was remembered for one climatic moment? Such was the case for the legendary Gene Sarazen, author of one of the most famous shots in Master’s history, an albatross on the par 5, 15th Hole (rivaled in drama, timing and impact by Tiger Woods’s chip-in for birdie at the 16th Hole in 2005). The feat took place in 1935 and it is said to have put the Masters on the map of the world sports stage. While this perspective has its merits, it also deserves to be viewed in an appropriate historical perspective. 1935 was...

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2014 Masters

Posted by on Apr 9, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

2014 Masters

Dates: April 7-13, 2014 Where: Augusta National Golf Club, Augusta, Ga. Par/Yards: 72/7,435 yards 2013 champion: Adam Scott FedExCup: 600 points to the winner Format: 72-hole stroke play Cut: After 36 holes, top 50 and ties and players within 10 strokes of the lead play the final two rounds How the Masters was won in 2013 Adam Scott defeated Angel Cabrera with a birdie-3 on the second playoff hole (No. 10). Scott made a 12-foot birdie putt on No. 10 after watching Angel Cabrera just miss his birdie putt. More on Scott’s win · Scott became...

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2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Posted by on Mar 19, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

2014 Arnold Palmer Invitational

Dates: March 17-23, 2014 Where: Bay Hill Club and Lodge Par/Yards: 72/7,419 yards Field size: 120 2013 champion: Tiger Woods Purse: $6,200,000 ($1,116,000 to winner) FedExCup: 500 points to the winner Format: 72-hole stroke play Website: arnoldpalmerinvitational.com Facebook: arnoldpalmerinvitational Twitter: @APInv How the Arnold Palmer Invitational was won in 2013 Tiger Woods carded a final-round 2-under 70 in a Monday finish to defeat Justin Rose by two strokes at the Arnold Palmer Invitational Presented by MasterCard, winning the event...

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2014 The Honda Classic

Posted by on Feb 26, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

2014 The Honda Classic

Dates: February 24-March 2, 2014 Where: Palm Beach Gardens, Fla. Course: PGA National (Par/Yards: 70/7,241) Field size: 144 2013 champion: Michael Thompson Purse: $6,000,000 ($1,080,000/winner) FedExCup: 500 points to the winner Format: 72-hole stroke play Twitter: @thehondaclassic How Michael Thompson won the 2014 Honda Classic Michael Thompson’s 1-under 69 in the final round, capped off with a birdie-4 at the 72nd hole, was good for a 2-stroke margin of victory over Geoff Ogilvy. Thompson was one of just four players to break 70 in the...

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27th Annual the ACE Group Classic

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

27th Annual the ACE Group Classic

Dates: February 10-16, 2014 Course: The TwinEagles Club (Talon Course); Naples, Florida Par/Yards: 36-36—72/7,193 Year Opened: 1999 Course Designer: Jack Nicklaus/Jack Nicklaus II (1999) Field: 81 professionals Format: 54-hole stroke-play event (no cut) Charles Schwab Cup (points to winner): 240 Purse: $1,600,000 Winner’s Share: $240,000 Television: Golf Channel will televise all three rounds live, from 2:30-4:30 p.m. on Friday and from 3-5 p.m. on the weekend. The 2013 Champions Tour: This year marks the 35th anniversary of the PGA...

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2014 Northern Trust Open

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in News, Tournaments | 0 comments

2014 Northern Trust Open

Dates: February 12-16, 2014 Where: The Riviera Country Club, Pacific Palisades, Calif. Par/Yards: 35-36–71/7,349 yards Field: 144 players 2013 champion: John Merrick, 273 (-11), defeated Charlie Beljan on the second hole of a sudden-death playoff Purse: $6.7 million; $1,206,000 to the winner FedExCup: 500 points to the winner Format: Four-day, 72-hole stroke-play competition; 144 players, cut to low 70 and ties after 36 holes Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NorthernTrustOpen Twitter: @NTrustOpen How the 2013 Northern Trust...

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Come Play Golf with Matty

Posted by on Feb 12, 2014 in News, Travel | 0 comments

Come Play Golf with Matty

Come Play Golf with Matty at the ‘Cradle of Golf in America’ the Historic Pinehurst Resort! April 1 – 4, Three nights and four rounds of golf, including TWO ROUNDS on Pinehurst #2, host of both the U.S. Open and the U.S. Women’s Open in consecutive weeks this June! Come make some history of your own at the Pinehurst Resort and take advantage of this extraordinary opportunity  - call toll free (855) 585-5877 or email event...

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