MONDAY, AUGUST 21, 2017
by Alex Miceli

The future of the Ladies European Tour seems to be in the hands of Keith Pelley and Mike Whan.

Over the years, the men’s European Tour and the LPGA have approached the struggling LET about some type of collaboration, but never jointly. According to a report by Golfchannel.com, Pelley and Whan, chief executives of the European Tour and the LPGA, respectively, have met with the LET and agreed to work together in developing a relief package to restore the LET’s financial health.

 



by Steve Elling

Given the lopsided score from the night before, Sunday could have been a dreary day for the concept of international team golf, if not another knock on match play, a format that’s never been particularly fan- or television-friendly in the States.

Regardless of how well the U.S. and European teams had played over the first two days of the Solheim Cup, the tension and theatrics seemed destined for flat-line levels on Day 3.

 


Is this really the U.S. ‘Amateur’? 

Once again, the U.S. Amateur Championship is dominated by collegiate players. While there is no question these young guns are the best players in the game outside of the professional tours, how can we really call them “amateurs,” by the pure definition of the term?    

 



1

Number of victories on the Web.com Tour for Talor Gooch, who won the News Sentinel Open on Sunday. Gooch, 25, an Oklahoma State alumnus from Midwest City, Okla., shot 6-under 65 at Fox Den Country Club in Knoxville, Tenn., for an 18-under 266 total and one-stroke victory, securing a PGA Tour card for the 2017-18 season. Gooch had finished runner-up last week in the Price Cutter Championship. Jonathan Hodge (66) placed second at 17-under 267 (scores: http://bit.ly/18EO7Bz).

 


CALENDAR
August 24-27
PGA Tour: The Northern Trust
Glen Oaks Club, Old Westbury, N.Y.
Web.com Tour: WinCo Foods Portland Open
Pumpkin Ridge GC (Witch Hollow), North Plains, Ore.
European Tour: Made in Denmark
Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort, Farso, Denmark
LPGA: Canadian Pacific Women’s Open
Ottawa Hunt and GC, Ottawa, Ontario
August 25-27
Champions Tour: Boeing Classic
The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge, Snoqualmie, Wash.
August 26-31
Men’s amateur: U.S. Senior Amateur
The Minikahda Club, Minneapolis
August 31 - September 3
LPGA: Cambia Portland Classic
Columbia-Edgewater CC, Portland, Ore.
Symetra Tour: Sioux Falls Great Life Challenge
Willow Run GC, Sioux Falls, S.D.
Web.com Tour: Nationwide Children’s Hospital Championship
Ohio State GC (Scarlet), Columbus, Ohio
European Tour: D+D Real Czech Masters
Albatross Golf Resort, Prague, Czech Republic
September 1-3
Champions Tour: Shaw Charity Classic
Canyon Meadows G&CC, Calgary, Alberta
September 1-4
PGA Tour: Dell Technologies Championship
TPC Boston, Norton, Mass.
September 2-4
Men’s amateur: Labor Day Invitational
CC of Mobile (Ala.)
Men’s amateur: California State Fair
Haggin Oaks (MacKenzie), Sacramento, Calif.

      
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