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  • Hank Haney discusses upcoming season of TV show, congratulates HHIJGA’s early college signees

    By Lance HanlinWhat do golfer Tiger Woods, actor Ray Romano, singer Adam Levine and boxer Sugar Ray Leonard have in common? “They all have a certain attitude,” golf instructor Hank Haney said. “They all have a certain confidence, a certain work ethic. If you are going to be successful at anything, it doesn’t matter what it is, you ha ...

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  • Interactive spectator area, expanded field, new donation program in store for 2013 Heritage

    By Lance Hanlin One of the PGA Tour’s best parties will have the ultimate hangout spot this year. RBC Heritage officials used Sponsor Day to announce a new interactive spectator area called the Heritage Lawn for the 2013 tournament. The area will feature the tournament’s first Jumbotron video screen along with concessions, a Grey Goose lounge, ...

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  • Watson excited about Ryder Cup opportunity

    The United States has a new Ryder Cup team captain. Actually, the PGA of America tapped the shoulder of an old one. On Thursday morning, the organization announced Tom Watson has been named the U.S. Captain for the 2014 Ryder Cup. "We've got the right guy to lead our team," PGA of America president Ted Bishop said. Watson has some work to do. The America ...

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  • Shanshan Feng could spark a Chinese golf boom

    By Lance Hanlin When Se Ri Pak won two majors as a rookie in 1998, it sparked a golf revolution in South Korea. Today, women’s golf is dominated by players from the small mountainous country. South Korea’s much larger neighbor to the west is primed to have a similar type of explosion, with 23-year-old professional Shanshan Feng leading the charg ...

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  • Arnold Palmer gives his take on current issues

    By Lance Hanlin When Arnold Palmer wants to order the half-tea, half-lemonade beverage named in his honor, does he ask for a me? Turns out, that’s exactly what he does. The 83-year-old golf icon was asked that and several other questions recently after giving final approval to his design company’s restoration of Old Tabby Links on Spring Island ...

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  • Lewis Wins 2012 LPGA Rolex Player Of The Year

    Stacy Lewis capped off an impressive 2012 campaign by earning enough points to secure her first ever LPGA Rolex Player of the Year award. As the recipient, Lewis becomes the first American to win the title since Beth Daniel in 1994. With a tour-leading four wins this year, Lewis ascended to second in the Rolex Rankings, making her the highest ranked America ...

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  • Rounds Played at Record High Levels For 2012

    Golf Datatech, the golf industry's leading independent research firm for consumer, trade and retail golf trends, announced that rounds played in 2012 have increased significantly and are trending towards record high levels for the year. The trending growth in rounds played, which are at levels not previously experienced since 2006, are backed by findings tha ...

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  • Golf’s Annual Charitable Impact Recorded at $3.9 Billion

    GOLF 20/20 -- the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry -- announced golf’s charitable impact of $3.9 billion in 2011. According to a study conducted by the National Golf Foundation, golf as a fundraising vehicle includes an estimated: * 12,000 golf facilities (75 percent of U.S. total)* 1 ...

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  • PGA Tour Wins Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge

    Jason Day and Nick Watney birdied the final hole of regulation, then Day birdied the second playoff hole Tuesday to give the PGA Tour the win at the Wendy's 3-Tour Challenge.The PGA Tour and LPGA squad finished at 19-under 53 before heading to the extra session at Rio Secco Golf Club.Watney and Cristie Kerr parred the first playoff hole. After Stacy Lewis mi ...

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  • Player of Year, Rookie of Year Nominees Announced

    The PGA Tour has released its nominees for the PGA Tour Player of the Year and PGA Tour Rookie of the Year for the 2012 season.Players were nominated by the PGA Tour Player Directors and members of the Player Advisory Council (PAC). The awards are determined by a member vote, with PGA Tour members who played in at least 15 official money events in 2012 eligi ...

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