MONDAY  | NOVEMBER 13, 2017
by Adam Schupak

In a brief lull in his day before conducting a wide-ranging interview with Morning Read at the recent Turkish Airlines Open, Keith Pelley browsed the sales rack for yet another golf shirt.

"It's the last thing I need. It's really a sickness," he said. "But I like to support the golf shop at the courses that host our tournaments."

 



Guilt by association with long putter

The U.S. Golf Association should not have banned anchoring.

I have been using a long putter since 1981, and now I, too, have been accused of cheating. I mostly now putt sidesaddle but occasionally on longer putts will use the conventional method, without anchoring.

 


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World ranking of China’s Shanshan Feng, who won the Blue Bay LPGA title Saturday for her second consecutive victory and third of the season. Feng, 28, shot 2-under 70 for a 9-under 279 total and one-stroke victory at Jian Lake Blue Bay Golf Club on Hainan Island, China. She is the first Chinese world No. 1, male or female. Thailand’s Moriya Jutanugarn (70) placed second at 8-under 280. South Korea’s Sung Hyun Park (72) tied for third at 4-under 284, ending her brief one-week reign atop the Rolex Rankings. Americans Megan Khang (68) and Jessica Korda (71) and South Africa’s Ashleigh Buhai (73) also shared third (scores: http://bit.ly/1zkYSEX). 

 



In the news

Booked: The 2024 PGA Championship for Valhalla Golf Club in Louisville, Ky., the Courier-Journal’s Tim Sullivan reported. An announcement is scheduled for Thursday, according to the report. The PGA of America owns Valhalla, which has hosted PGA Championships in 1996, 2000 and 2014 and the 2008 Ryder Cup. Morning Read correspondent Ted Bishop wrote earlier this year that the PGA Championship and domestic Ryder Cups should be played permanently at Valhalla (“PGA, Ryder Cup belong at Valhalla,” Aug. 2, http://bit.ly/2uk1bgK).


CALENDAR
November 11-16
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship
Champions GC (Cypress Creek), Houston
November 13-15
Club pros: PGA Jones Cup
PGA GC (Wanamaker), Port St. Lucie, Fla.
November 16-19
European Tour: DP World Tour Championship
Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates
PGA Tour: RSM Classic
Sea Island Resort (Seaside), St. Simons Island, Ga.
LPGA: CME Group Tour Championship
Tiburon GC, Ritz-Carlton Golf Resort, Naples, Fla.

      
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