TUESDAY  | SEPTEMBER 3, 2019
by Mike Purkey

It can make dreams come true. Or crush them. It can be a teacher. Or humble you. It can get your attention. Or cause others to pay attention to you.

But mostly, it gives hope to all who come to play. Because the Korn Ferry Tour is the primary avenue to the PGA Tour – and the place where players land who fall off the Tour – it’s the third-most important tour in world, behind only the PGA Tour and the European Tour.

 


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Wodehouse could see it coming, albeit slowly
What with the ongoing debate about slow play crowding out other topics concerning golf, I could not help my thoughts turning to that quintessential foursome of slowness, “The Wrecking Crew.”

Haven't heard of these four gentlemen, The First Grave Digger, The Man with the Hoe, Old Father Time and Consul the Almost Human? They are the creation of the late English humorist P.G. Wodehouse and appear occasionally in his golf stories. You might be familiar with two of his other characters, Jeeves and Wooster. Written over the first six decades of the 20th century, these charming and hilarious stories remind me of all that is good about our game. They also should remind us that slow play is as old as the game and did not begin with J.B. Holmes or Bryson DeChambeau.

 


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Number of times that England’s Tom Lewis has played on the Korn Ferry Tour. Lewis won the Korn Ferry Tour Championship in Newburgh, Ind., on Monday in his debut on the PGA Tour’s top developmental circuit.

 


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RADIO, TV AND PODCASTS

Hawk & Rude: For better or worse?
Co-hosts John Hawkins and Jeff Rude review the recent FedEx Cup playoffs.


The Grill Room Golf Show
Co-hosts Bob Bubka and Jay Randolph Jr. talk about the PGA Tour playoffs, plus Tiger Woods' premature end to the season. Also, Morning Read's Alex Miceli shares his thoughts on the FedEx Cup.




FROM THE INDUSTRY

Lynx Golf introduced LynxGolfUSA.com and coincided the website’s launch with new social-media channels on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram and the manufacturer's new Black Cat Series of clubs.

 


CALENDAR
September 5-8
European: Porsche European Open

Green Eagle GC, Hamburg, Germany

September 6-8
Symetra: Garden City Charity Classic

Buffalo Dunes GC, Garden City, Kan.

September 7-8
Men’s amateur: Walker Cup

Royal Liverpool GC, Hoylake, England

September 12-15
European: KLM Open

The International, Amsterdam, Netherlands

PGA Tour: A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier

Old White TPC, White Sulphur Springs, W.Va.

September 13-15
Champions: Ally Challenge

Warwick Hills G&CC, Grand Blanc, Mich.

LPGA: Solheim Cup

Gleneagles Hotel (PGA Centenary Course), Auchterarder, Scotland

September 14-19
Men’s amateur: U.S. Mid-Amateur

Colorado GC, Parker, Colo.

Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur

Forest Highlands GC, Flagstaff, Ariz.


      
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