The Rise an exceptional place to tee it up

The Rise an exceptional place to tee it up VERNON, B.C. — As one of only two Fred Couples’ signature courses in the entirety of Canada, The Rise Golf Course, located in Vernon, is one place you won’t want to skip on your next journey to the Okanagan Valley in British Columbia. “It’s only one of two courses in Canada that is a Couples’ design. The other is in Quebec,” stated the course’s Director of Golf, Chad Scott. “I think that is important to the older demographic that remembers Freddie, know who he is and all his accomplishments …. those people see the value,…

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Koepka, a dominant force in major championship golf

FARMINGDALE, N.Y. – Brooks Koepka has long said he’s inspired by a lack of respect. That’s why he wasn’t bothered when the rowdy New York fans turned on the man who’d been on a virtual victory parade for the past two days. Koepka started both Saturday and Sunday with a seven-shot lead, but he was just one ahead after he bogeyed Bethpage Black’s shortest hole. The New York fans, who’d been enamored with Brooks and his muscle-bound bravado, now started chanting for the man who’d been his big brother on TOUR. Koepka was steeled by their lack of loyalty. “When…

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McIlroy wins THE PLAYERS Championship

Shoots final-round 2-under 70 to win by one shot over Furyk in dramatic finale at TPC Sawgrass   PONTE VEDRA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — Rory McIlroy made two late birdies amid the wild theatrics of Sunday at THE PLAYERS Championship and closed with a 2-under 70. McIlroy, a former FedExCup champion, earned 600 FedExCup points, a $2.25 million check and is the proud owner of the redesigned PLAYERS trophy. McIlroy could not afford to make a mistake over the final hour because of Jim Furyk, 48, nearly pulled off a stunner. Furyk, one of the last players to get in…

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THE PLAYERS Championship, Round 1: Leaderboard, tee times, TV times

The Florida Swing continues as Round 1 gets underway today at THE PLAYERS Championship in Ponte Vedra Beach. Webb Simpson is the defending champion at TPC Sawgrass. Round 1 tee times Round 1 leaderboard HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN (ALL TIMES ET) TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 1-7 p.m. (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2-7 p.m. (NBC). Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (NBC). PGA TOUR LIVE: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Saturday, 8:30 a.m.- 7 p.m. (Featured Groups). Sunday, 8 a.m.- 6 p.m. (Featured Groups). LIVE ON TWITTER: Thursday-Friday, 7:30 a.m. – approx. 8:30 a.m.; Saturday, 8:30 a.m. – approx. 9:30 a.m.; Sunday,…

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EUROPE WIN BACK THE RYDER CUP

By Dave Clark On Sep 30, 2018, 11:20am EDT Francesco Molinari secured the winning point as Europe regained the Ryder Cup on a thrilling final day at Le Golf National. The Italian completed a perfect haul of five points with a 4 and 2 victory over Phil Mickeslon as Europe reached the 14.5 point mark. The United States won three of the top five singles matches on Sunday to close the gap on Europe to just one point. But Europe’s experienced players down the order all took a firm grip of their matches, and rookies Thorbjørn Olesen and Jon Rahm…

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Rose blooms all week at Colonial Country Club

Chasing a second victory of the season Justin Rose goes low four days in a row to comfortably take care of business in the ball-striking paradise that is historic Colonial Country Club. Welcome to the Monday Finish where the former U.S. Open champion held off the challenge from the current U.S. Open champion to become the fifth multiple winner of the 2017-18 FedExCup season as he cruised to a three-shot win. FIVE OBSERVATIONS 1. Rose – when he’s got his game clicking – is both awesome and annoying to watch. Awesome because the precision and skill with which he strikes…

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Leaders preparing for poor weather conditions Saturday at Augusta

Masters 36-hole leader Patrick Reed will have to battle tough conditions ahead on Moving Day. (Andrew Redington/Getty Images) AUGUSTA, Ga. – After two days of dry conditions and pleasant temperatures, the weather for Saturday’s third round of the Masters is expected to take a turn for the worse. Scattered showers in the morning, then heavy rain and possibly thunderstorms for the leaders in the afternoon. Oh, and throw in wind gusts to 20 mph. How much that will impact the leaderboard on Moving Day at Augusta National will be one of the intriguing storylines. Patrick Reed takes a two-shot…

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Masters Tournament, second round: Leaderboard, tee times, TV schedule

There are currently 15 players within four shots of Jordan Spieth’s lead after Round 1 at the Masters. (Getty Images) Jordan Spieth has held at least a share of the lead at Augusta National in nine of his 17 career starts. He is tied with Tiger Woods for the most leads or co-leads at the Masters Tournament since 1992. Spieth leads by two heading into Friday’s second round. The 24-year-old is the only player in the top 10 with a Green Jacket already. Rory McIlroy is just T4 and three back after Thursday in search of the career Grand Slam….

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2018 Masters Contest

    Play Golf Alberta is giving away 10 – 4somes(1 – 4some to each of our partnering courses). Pick the winner of the 2018 Masters. Selection must be made by 11:59pm MST Wednesday, April 4th, 2018. The names of the contestants who selected the winners will be drawn for the 4somes to the partnering courses. All 4somes include power cart and driving range. 4somes must be booked and played on or before June 28th, 2018. Valid Monday – Thursday excluding holidays. One selection per account.  Twitter, Facebook or email. https://twitter.com/PlayGolfdotcom https://www.facebook.com/playgolfdotcom info@playgolfbc.com Good Luck!!! Play Golf Alberta…

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The First Look: Masters Tournament

THE TAKEAWAY Sergio gets it done, a playoff for the ages & Kuch’s ace Resurgent World Golf Championships winners Phil Mickelson and Bubba Watson – both multiple Masters titleholders – join FedExCup leader Justin Thomas as the spotlight shines on Augusta National even hotter than most years. The gathering of elite names arriving off recent victories also includes Rory McIlroy, Paul Casey, Jason Day and Jon Rahm. Nor does that factor in world No. 1 Dustin Johnson, defending champion Sergio Garcia and a wild card with four green jackets – Tiger Woods. FIELD NOTES: The expected roster stands at 86…

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