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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The PGA of America has announced that five PGA Professionals have achieved PGA Master Professional status, the highest educational designation that can be attained within the Association.

These PGA Professionals, who recently graduated from the PGA Master Professional Program 2.0 (PGA MPP 2.0), are:

Richard Brown, PGA Director of Instruction, Quail Valley Golf Course, Missouri City, Texas (Teaching & Coaching)

Billy Cleveland, PGA General Manager, Carolina Golf Club, Charlotte, North Carolina (General Management)

Timothy Cusick, PGA Director of Golf Instruction, Four Seasons Resort and Club, Irving, Texas (Teaching & Coaching)

Charles Powell, PGA Golf Champions Magazine, Fullerton, California (Teaching & Coaching)

Stephen Vigiano, PGA Quarter Century Member, Freeport, New York (Player Development)

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OAKVILLE, Ontario (AP) — Robert Garrigus made a birdie after a rock saved his ball from water and had a one-stroke lead at 9-under 63 on Thursday when play in the RBC Canadian Open was suspended because of dangerous weather.

"Hit it right in the middle of the water, and it hit a rock and bounced over the thing," Garrigus said about the break on the par-5 13th.

The American wasn't as fortunate on Nos. 10 and 17 at rain-softened Glen Abbey.

"Could have been 59 there if a couple putts didn't lip out," Garrigus said.

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PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – Dustin Johnson and Justin Rose — each two-time winners this year — share the lead in the chase for the 2018 PGA of America Player of the Year Award, one of the season-ending honors presented by the PGA of America for excellence by a PGA TOUR professional.

Johnson, who also leads the Vardon Trophy standings, matched Rose with 56 total points based upon victories, season money earnings and adjusted scoring averages. Justin Thomas, the 2017 PGA Player of the Year, is third overall with 54 points, followed by Open Champion Francesco Molinari with 46 and Bubba Watson with 44.

Since 1948, the PGA of America has honored the game’s best players with the PGA Player of the Year Award. It is presented to the top TOUR professional based on a point system for tournament wins, official money standings, and scoring average. Points for the 2017-18 season began with the Safeway Open on Oct. 5, and conclude Sept. 23, at the TOUR Championship.

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LPGA star Brittany Lincicome will beome the sixth women to play on the PGA Tour when she tees it up this week at the Barbasol Championship.

Lincicome, 32, accepted a sponsor's exemption into the opposite-field event, which is being played the same days as the Open Championship. Lincicome has 57 career top-ten finishes to go with eight career victories on the LPGA Tour. She is known for being one of the longest drivers in the women's game and currently ranks 10th in driving distance at 269.5 yards. Lincicome is coming off a second-place finish July 15 at the Marathon Classic where she lost in a playoff to Thidapa Suwannapura.

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As we look into the crystal ball, what does 2018 hold for the majors?

For starters, we'll have a chance to see Phil Mickelson (U.S. Open) and Jordan Spieth (PGA Championship) complete the career grand slam -- something only five players have done in the Masters era. Those players? Jack Nicklaus, Tiger Woods, Ben Hogan, Gary Player and Gene Sarazen. Pretty sweet company.

But the way we see it? There's probably not going to be a career slam completed in 2018. It's still going to be exiting though.

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Pratima Sherpa lives in a shed on the fourth hole of the Royal Nepal Golf Club.


Sit tight. It appears the Phil Mickelson vs. Tiger Woods made-for-TV $10 million dream match discussed earlier this month is coming soon.

Mickelson addressed the media after the first round of the Scottish Open on Thursday, July 12 on everything from an exact date of his rivalry match with Woods to the upcoming British Open to a misplayed ball that garnered him the spotlight roughly a month ago. While there isn't a date set for the Woods vs. Mickelson showdown just yet, he admitted the wheels were in motion and moving quickly.

“No, but hopefully in the next week or two," he said. "I think we’re close to having some stuff finalized.”

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46-Tournament Schedule Concludes in August with 3 FedExCup Playoffs Events

Point Vedra Beach, Florida – The PGA TOUR today unveiled a revamped tournament schedule for next season, providing an exciting change for players and fans as they are able to engage in – and better follow – a cadence of events highlighted by significant championships every month and culminating with the FedExCup Playoffs in August.

Highlights from the new 46-tournament schedule:

  • The FedExCup Playoffs will feature three events, instead of four: THE NORTHERN TRUST, August 5-11 (125-player field); the BMW Championship, August 12-18 (70 players); and the TOUR Championship August 19-25 (30 players). TPC Boston will continue as a Playoffs site every other year, rotating with the New York City area as host of THE NORTHERN TRUST starting in 2020.
  • As previously announced, two new tournaments have been added, though now the dates have been confirmed: the Rocket Mortgage Classic June 24-30, the first PGA TOUR tournament to be held in the city of Detroit; and the 3M Open at TPC Twin Cities July 1-7, which becomes the first PGA TOUR Champions tournament to transition to the PGA TOUR.
  • Per last week’s announcement, the RBC Canadian Open is moving from its traditional spot in late July to June 3-9, leading into the U.S. Open. Hamilton Golf & Country Club in Hamilton, Ontario, will host the event for the first time since 2012.
  • The Puerto Rico Open returns to the schedule following its cancellation this year due to the devastation of Hurricane Maria. Puerto Rico is slotted for February 18-24, the same week as the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship.
  • As previously announced, THE PLAYERS Championship moves from May to March (11-17) and the PGA Championship moves from August to May (13-19).
  • Also announced previously is the final World Golf Championships event of the season, until now staged in Akron, Ohio, will be held July 22-28 at TPC Southwind in Memphis as the World Golf Championships-FedEx St. Jude Invitational (replacing the FedEx St. Jude Classic).
  • The Houston Open and A Military Tribute at The Greenbrier are moving to the fall and will be played next as part of the 2019-20 schedule.