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Industry Notes: Thursday, January 5, 2023

PGA of America announces professional player of the year winners; Cameron Smith commits to PIF Saudi International

Announced: By Callaway Golf, a multiyear partnership with global music and entertainment star Niall Horan. The singer-songwriter will collaborate with Callaway on game-expanding initiatives to help connect with a wider, younger audience.

Announced: By the PIF Saudi International, that British Open champion Cameron Smith has committed to play in this year's tournament, Feb. 2-5 at Royal Greens Golf and Country Club in King Abdullah Economic City, Saudi Arabia. The PIF Saudi International moved to the Asian Tour in 2022 as part of a new partnership, and tickets are now available.

Announced: By the PGA of America, that Michael Block of Mission Viejo, California; Sandra Changkija of Kissimmee, Florida; and Bob Sowards of Dublin, Ohio, won their respective 2022 PGA of America PGA Professional, Women’s PGA Professional and Senior PGA Professional Player of the Year Awards.