MONDAY, AUGUST 28, 2017
by Steve Elling

In a region where windmills are the stuff of myth, lore and legend dating back several centuries, the blades of several turbines could be seen rotating in the background as Julian Suri walked the back nine Sunday at the European Tour’s Made in Denmark event.

Of course, they weren’t the creaky, wooden windmills from the Don Quixote days. These were gleamingly metallic, state-of-the-art devices that dotted the horizon at Himmerland Golf and Spa Resort in Farso like huge turboprops.

 



by Morning Read staff report

The Floyd Mayweather-Conor McGregor matchup wasn’t the only big-money prize fight over the weekend.

Dustin Johnson and Jordan Spieth went toe-to-toe in the latest round of their growing rivalry. Unlike Mayweather-McGregor, in which Mayweather won via TKO in 10 rounds against the underdog mixed martial-arts challenger, Johnson-Spieth went the distance … and then some.

 


Don’t dial back on distance 

Longer distance is a problem only for those who say it is (“Distance data come up short against reality,” Aug. 25, http://bit.ly/2vvldpo).

Running through the stats to prove that professional golfers are continuing to get longer doesn’t answer the question I have for you: Why is it bad for the game?  

 


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Margin of victory for Jerry Kelly, who birdied four of his final seven holes Sunday to win the Champions Tour’s Boeing Classic. It was the first victory for Kelly, a rookie on the 50-and-older circuit. He closed with a 6-under 66 at The Club at Snoqualmie Ridge in Snoqualmie, Wash., for a 19-under 197 total. Jerry Smith (64) placed second at 18-under 198. Bernhard Langer (65), a four-time winner and Schwab Cup points leader who turned 60 on Sunday, and Billy Mayfair (66) tied for third at 16-under 200 (scores: http://bit.ly/1t0pDRD).

 



Withdrew: From the final round of the Canadian Pacific Women’s Open, Michelle Wie, to undergo an emergency appendectomy in Ottawa, according to the LPGA. A brief statement posted Sunday to LPGA.com read: “Michelle Wie will have surgery to remove her appendix today at Ottawa Hospital. Further details on her condition will be provided when available.” Wie, 27, stood six strokes off the lead after 54 holes.

 



FROM THE INDUSTRY

Golf Genius Software has managed more than 5 million player rounds this year, which quadruples its total for all of 2016, the company announced. Golf Genius, which supplies software to manage golf tournaments, has managed more than 150,000 tournaments in a year in which Mike Zisman, GGS’ chief executive, highlighted “fast-paced worldwide growth.”

 

Bradley Allan announced the release of its autumn/winter collection of golf apparel. Designer Bradley Franklin emphasizes a modern fit with apparel that transitions from the golf course to everyday wear.

 

CALENDAR
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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