FRIDAY  | MAY 4, 2018
by Mike Purkey

In the week after the disappointment of his final round of the Masters, in which he underperformed mightily in his pursuit of eventual winner Patrick Reed, Rory McIlroy read “Essentialism: The Disciplined Pursuit of Less,” by Greg McKeown.


A dogleg in the discussion

Gary Van Sickle, you are one cagey bugger (“Trend could be music to golfers’ ears,” May 2).

You managed to get us old guys off of equipment, sponsors, venues, money and most anything else “golf" … at least for a day. Thank you.



Number of strokes under par that American John Peterson shot for the first-round lead Thursday in the Wells Fargo Championship. Peterson holed out on consecutive holes for eagle on his 16th and 17th holes, Nos. 7 and 8, at Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, N.C., for a 65 and a two-stroke lead. Peterson, 29, holed a 56 1/2-foot greenside bunker shot for eagle at the par-5 seventh hole before he jarred a 103-yard wedge for 2 on the par-4 eighth hole. Fellow Americans Peter Malnati, Keith Mitchell, Kyle Stanley and Johnson Wagner shared second place with England’s Tyrrell Hatton at 4-under 67 (scores).



Robert M. Randquist has been named chief operating officer for the Golf Course Superintendents Association of America. Randquist comes to the GCSAA after 20 years at Boca Rio Golf Club in Boca Raton, Fla., where he was the director of golf course and grounds.


Troon has been selected to manage Champion Hills Club in Hendersonville, N.C. The member-owned club will be managed by Troon Privé, the private-club-operating division of Troon.


PGA Golf Club announced a selection of late-spring and early-summer golf packages at the Port St. Lucie, Fla., 54-hole facility. The packages start at $413 per person, per night and feature a variety of accommodations plus play on the Dye, Ryder and Wanamaker courses.


May 3-6
LPGA: Volunteers of America LPGA Texas Classic

The Colony, Texas

PGA Tour: Wells Fargo Championship

Quail Hollow Club, Charlotte, N.C.

May 4-6
Symetra Tour: IOA Invitational

Atlanta National GC, Milton, Ga.

Champions: Insperity Invitational

The Woodlands (Texas) CC

May 5-6
European Tour: GolfSixes

Centurion Club, St. Albans, England

12700 Sunrise Valley Dr, Suite 300, Reston, Virginia 20191
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