FRIDAY  | NOVEMBER 16, 2018
by Adam Schupak

Roger Sloan says it was all part of his master plan, to lose his PGA Tour card in 2015. The 31-year-old Canadian finished No. 200 in the FedEx Cup standings and spent the past three seasons plying his trade on the Web.com Tour. But he rode a T-2 finish at the Albertsons Boise Open in September back to the big leagues and says he's ready to make his mark.

"My strategy was just to give Adam Hadwin a three-year head start, and now that he's done pretty well out here, you know, won a tournament and made several millions, I'm going to hunt him down," Sloan said of his fellow Canadian, tongue firmly in cheek. Sloan is one of several Web.com Tour graduates who have paid their dues to get back to the PGA Tour this season.

 



Make matchup of stars a Black Friday tradition
I want to throw some support for the Black Friday match (“Don’t zone out yet on Woods-Mickelson,” Nov. 15).

The concept of watching two star-name touring pros battle it out in a friendly match on a sweet course with full access is fun. Regardless of the current form they're in, that's not the point. It’s different from what we see every week on the PGA Tour, but its real golf and potentially entertaining. That's a good thing. Organizers need to find more of this stuff and not chase it away.

 


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Number of fairways missed off the tee and greens missed in regulation by Charles Howell III on Thursday as he took the first-round lead in the PGA Tour’s RSM Classic. For the first time since he joined the PGA Tour in 2001, Howell hit 14 of 14 fairways and all 18 greens as he posted an 8-under 64 at Sea Island Resort’s Plantation Course on St. Simons Island, Ga. He leads fellow Americans J.J. Spaun and Austin Cook by two strokes (scores).

 




FROM THE INDUSTRY

Ernie Johnson will provide play-by-play of the Tiger Woods-Phil Mickelson match on Nov. 23, Turner Sports announced. The network will provide live pay-per-view coverage of what it is billing as Capital One’s The Match: Tiger vs. Phil. Also, Darren Clarke and Peter Jacobsen will add analysis, and Shane Bacon and Natalie Gulbis will work as reporters.

 

Tour operator Carr Golf announced that registration is open for its 2019 World Invitational Father and Daughter Tournament. The 12th annual event will be played July 23-26 at Waterville Golf Links in Ireland.

 


CALENDAR
November 15-18
Club pros: Assistant PGA Professional Championship

PGA GC (Wanamaker), Port St. Lucie, Fla.

European Tour: DP World Tour Championship

Jumeirah Golf Estates, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

PGA Tour: RSM Classic

Sea Island (Ga.) Resort (Seaside)

LPGA: CME Group Tour Championship

Tiburon GC (Gold), Naples, Fla.

November 16-19
Junior boys/girls: PGA Junior League Championship

Grayhawk Club (Raptor), Scottsdale, Ariz.

November 19-22
Junior boys/girls: Rolex Tournament of Champions

PGA National Resort (Champion and Fazio), Palm Beach Gardens, Fla.


      
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