September 29, 2017

Issue 9

Message from Greg McLaughlin

Special Points of Interest

The World Golf Hall of Fame 2017 Induction Ceremony was staged at Cipriani Wall Street in New York City on Tuesday, September 26, during the week of the Presidents Cup. Congratulations to PGA TOUR Champions players Davis Love III and Ian Woosnam who were inducted along with Lorena Ochoa, Meg Mallon the late Henry Longhurst. With the SAS Championship remaining as the final regular season event before the Charles Schwab Cup Playoffs begin, Bernhard Langer sits atop the 2017 Money List. Bernhard has five victories this year including last week’s PURE Insurance Championship at Pebble Beach. Bernhard and his junior partner, Justin Potwora (First Tee of Greater Portland), also claimed the pro - junior competition. Scott McCarron is in second place after his fourth victory of the year at the Shaw Charity Classic. Kevin Sutherland is in third followed by Kenny Perry and Miguel Jimenez. Rookie Jerry Kelly is in sixth place on the money list notching his second victory of the year at the Pacific Links Bear Mountain Championship. PGA TOUR Champions debuted in Tokyo, Japan with the launching of the Ja- pan Airlines Championship at Narita Golf Club. The first - year event was a huge success. Some of the week’s festivities included a visit and private meeting with Japan’s Prime Minister Shinzo Abe and a visit to the residence of United States Ambassador to Japan, William Hagerty. Colin Montgomerie won the inaugural event for his first victory of 2017. The PGA TOUR compiled the results of the test of rangefinders on the Tour and PGA TOUR Latinoamerica and Canada Tours. Beginning in 2018, the use of rangefinders will be permitted on the PGA TOUR Champions in Open Quali- fying competitions, practice rounds, official Pro - Ams and PGA TOUR Champions Quali- fying Tournament stages. The PGA TOUR announced that it will implement a new Integrity Program be- ginning in 2018. The program is designed to protect its competitions from potential out- side influences related to gambling. The program will cover all facets of competition and operations on the six Tours overseen by the PGA TOUR. Further details on the imple- mentation of the program on the PGA TOUR Champions will be forthcoming. There will be voluntary player meetings (AM & PM) on Thursday, October 12 during the SAS Championship. The Player Advisory Council (“PAC”) met for the third time this year in Pebble Beach. The remaining PAC meeting will be held during the Do- minion Energy Charity Classic. If you have any topics you would like discussed, please contact a member of the PAC or player relations.

• Dominion Charity Classic • Powershares QQQ Cham- pionship • Charles Schwab Cup Championship • PGA TOUR Champions National Qualifying School • Agronomy • Membership Renewals • Credentials Renewals • Marketing Information • Charles Schwab Cup Money List

If you have any questions concerning information in PGA TOUR Champions

Player Report, please contact:

Jimmy Gabrielsen 904/273 - 7621 or Summer Beal 904/273 - 3375 or Laura Livingston 904/273 - 3685


REMINDER: The Commitment deadline is 5:00pm EST TWO Friday’s preceding the Monday of tournament week .

Greg McLaughlin

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