FRIDAY, JUNE 30, 2017
by Mike Purkey

Let’s get this out of the way first: There’s absolutely nothing wrong with Steph Curry receiving a sponsor exemption to play an event on the Web.com Tour. In fact, there’s quite a bit right with it.

Curry will play in the Ellie Mae Classic on Aug. 3-6 at TPC Stonebrae in Hayward, Calif., which is about 28 miles from Oakland, where the Golden State Warriors are based. The tournament benefits the Warriors Community Foundation.

 



by Gary Van Sickle

Have you hugged a tree today? To, you know, say goodbye?

If you’re one of those Neanderthal golfers who still uses wooden tees, then you’re partly responsible for the 70,000 trees that are cut down annually to produce 2.8 billion tees, whose wood could be used to build more than 3,000 homes.

 


Gallery for ‘Tin Cup’ expands by 1 

Thank you for the article on Ricky “Tin Cup” Arnett (“For obscure Texas club pro, life imitates art,” June 29, http://bit.ly/2un7Nve).

It’s refreshing to read about one of the true grinders of the game who kept at it due to his love of the sport and has been rewarded for his efforts with a spot in the U.S. Senior Open. I now have someone to root for when I tune in.  

 



2

Number of eagles – notably a hole-in-one at the 171-yard, par-3 sixth hole – posted by Conrad Shindler as he shot 10-under 62 to surge to a four-stroke lead in the lightning-suspended first round of the Web.com Tour’s Nashville Golf Open at Nashville (Tenn.) Golf and Athletic Club. Joel Dahmen and Dawie van der Walt are tied at 66.

 



FROM THE INDUSTRY

Golfers who visit Reynolds Lake Oconee in Greensboro, Ga., can enjoy a complimentary round upon arrival after noon as part of the resort’s “First Round’s On Us” stay-and-play package, officials announced. The promotion runs through Sept. 30.

 

CALENDAR
June 25-30
Men’s amateur: North & South Amateur
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort
June 27 - July 1
Men’s amateur: Dogwood Invitational
Druid Hills GC, Atlanta
Men’s amateur: European Amateur
Walton Heath GC, Walton-on-the-Hill, England
June 29 - July 2
PGA Tour: Quicken Loans National
TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm, Potomac, Md.
LPGA: KPMG Women’s PGA Championship
Olympia Fields (Ill.) CC (North Course)
European Tour: HNA French Open
Le Golf National, Paris
Champions Tour: U.S. Senior Open
Salem CC, Peabody, Mass.
Web.com Tour: Nashville Golf Open,
Nashville (Tenn.) Golf & Athletic Club
June 30 - July 2
Symetra Tour: Tullymore Classic
Tullymore GC, Stanwood, Mich.
July 5-7
Men’s amateur: Sahalee Players
Sahalee CC, Sammamish, Wash.
July 6-9
LPGA: Thornberry Creek LPGA Classic
Thornberry Creek (Championship), Oneida, Wis.
PGA Tour: The Greenbrier Classic
The Greenbrier Resort (Old White TPC), White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.
European: Irish Open
Portstewart (Northern Ireland) GC
July 7-9
Men’s amateur: Magnolia Amateur
Hattiesburg (Miss.) CC
July 10-13
Men’s amateur: Trans-Mississippi Championship
Prairie Dunes CC, Hutchinson, Kan.
July 10-14
Women’s Amateur: North & South
Pinehurst (N.C.) Resort No. 2
July 10-15
Men’s amateur: Pacific Northwest Amateur
Emerald Valley GC, Creswell, Ore.
July 11-14
Women’s amateur: Women’s Trans National
Mid Pines Inn and GC, Southern Pines, N.C.
July 13-16
Champions Tour: Constellation Senior Players Championship
Caves Valley GC, Owings Mills, Md.
Men’s amateur: The Players Amateur
Berkeley Hall Club, Bluffton, S.C.
LPGA: U.S. Women’s Open
Trump National GC, Bedminster, N.J.
PGA Tour: John Deere Classic
TPC Deere Run, Silvis, Ill.
Men’s amateur: Eastern Amateur
Elizabeth Manor CC, Portsmouth, Va.

      
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