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Jesse Mueller, 34, PGA Director of Golf at Grand Canyon University G.C, captured the 60th PING Southwest PGA Championship held at Ak-Chin Southern Dunes Golf Club in Maricopa, Ariz. His 54-hole total of 201 (-15) was two strokes better than runner-up Dennis Downs, 35, PGA Director of Instruction at Reid/West Golf Academies (Pebble Creek). The victory is Mueller's first Southwest PGA major title. With the win, he earned an exemption into the 2018 Waste Management Phoenix Open, scheduled to take place February 1-4 at TPC Scottsdale (Ariz.).

The latest survey found both golfers and non-golfers have an increased interest in traditional golf after playing Topgolf

DALLAS, Jan. 18, 2018 -- Non-golfers are taking a swing at the game and experienced golfers are playing more often after visiting global sports entertainment leader Topgolf®, according to a survey recently conducted for Topgolf by the National Golf Foundation.

The NGF research offered a look at two types of Topgolf guests: those who play traditional on-course golf (golfers) and those who don't (non-golfers). The survey found that, among Topgolf guests, 29 percent of golfers say that playing Topgolf leads them to play more traditional golf. Almost a quarter of golfers, 23 percent, follow the sport more closely as a result of playing Topgolf. More than half of the non-golfers surveyed, 53 percent, say that playing Topgolf has positively influenced their interest in playing traditional golf.

"It's very exciting to have once again verified that Topgolf increases non-golfers' interest in playing golf on a green grass course. Topgolf's success is proof that interest in the traditional game is massive, and Topgolf is an approachable place where golf's 'latent demand' activates that interest," said Greg Nathan, NGF's chief business officer. "The golf industry is incredibly fortunate to have Topgolf and other approachable off-course options as a bridge to help turn non-golfers into passionate golfers."

Technical Editor Joel Tadman gives three of the new Callaway Rogue Irons - the Rogue, Rogue Pro and Rogue X - a thorough test at West Hill Golf Club and with the help of GC2 data delivers his verdict.

With the caliber of play out there, pars -- with few exceptions -- just aren't going to get the job done.

That makes it incredibly fun for fans because, for the most part, players have the green light to go at the flags.

That got us wondering: What's the record for most birdies made in a 72-hole PGA Tour event?

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One of the greatest things about golf is that you can play the game your whole life. Being able to start the game at a young age can be a big advantage.

How many times have you heard adults say, “I wish I would have started at his age”.

Learning the game of golf at a young age is obviously a good thing and learning to play good golf at a young age is even better. The question for many parents is whether their child is just an average player or do they have some potential within the sport. With other sports, such as soccer or baseball, spotting a good player is easy. With golf is can be a bit tougher, especially if the parents aren’t golfers themselves.

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(COVINGTON, GA) – Bridgestone Golf – innovator of premium golf balls, clubs and accessories – posted the most successful year in company history in 2017, setting records in total sales, advertising reach and number of golf ball units shipped in a calendar year.

The company experienced a significant increase in sales at some of the nation’s largest off-course retailers. This substantial growth is largely attributed to Bridgestone’s continued commitment to innovation across the entirety of its product line, as well as an aggressive marketing campaign. The latter featured appearances from brand ambassador Tiger Woods and encouraged golfers to break away from the herd mentality and switch to the superior Bridgestone golf balls for a competitive edge.

"I attribute a record setting 2017 to our ability to outpace all competitors in terms of technological innovation that helps players of all skill levels find their edge," says Angel Ilagan, President and CEO of Bridgestone Golf. "While some reports of the health of the industry are not always positive, Bridgestone's commitment to producing the best balls on the market have allowed us to grow at record rates."

SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – Arizona Cardinals all-time leading receiver Larry Fitzgerald, former Cardinals head coach Bruce Arians and All-Pro Cardinals cornerback Patrick Peterson have been added to the list of star-studded celebrities from the sports and entertainment world who will be playing in the Annexus Pro-Am at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community on Wed., Jan. 31, at TPC Scottsdale’s Stadium Course.

Fitzgerald recently finished his 14th season in the NFL – all with the Arizona Cardinals. During that time, Fitzgerald was named to 11 Pro Bowls, one First Team All-Pro (2008), twice led the NFL in receptions (2005, 2016), twice led the NFL in receiving touchdowns (2008, 2009), won the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year in 2016 and is currently ranked third all-time in NFL receiving yards with 15,545.

Arians recently retired as the Arizona Cardinals winningest head coach in their 98-year history, earning his 50th win in the final game of the year against Seattle. Arians has two Super Bowl titles under his belt (2006, 2009) and was named the AP NFL Coach of the Year in 2012 and 2014, the latter coming as head coach of the Cardinals.


SCOTTSDALE, Ariz. – The Coors Light Birds Nest, the popular entertainment venue at the Waste Management Phoenix Open Presented by Ak-Chin Indian Community, announced today a limited ticket promotion for the opening night show featuring Flo Rida and Kelley James on Wednesday, Jan. 31.

The promo is simple – purchase a general admission ticket for opening night of the Coors Light Birds Nest and receive FREE admission on Wednesday to the Waste Management Phoenix Open, located directly across the street at the TPC Scottsdale. To gain free admission to the tournament, fans must show their Coors Light Birds Nest wristband at the WM Phoenix Open tournament entrance. Fans also must hold on to their wristband to gain entrance to the Coors Light Birds Nest, which will open at 3:30 p.m. on Wednesday. Kelley James will perform at approximately 6:30 p.m. and Flo Rida will take the stage at approximately 8:30 p.m.