Thursday Mar 09, 2023

Kurt Kitayama and Nico Echavarria are entering the Players Championship with positive mojo after winning the Arnold Palmer Invitational and Puerto Rico Open, respectively, last week. Only three players have won the Players after winning the previous week — Raymond Floyd (1981), Tom Kite (1989) and Tiger Woods (2001).


> Should the Players Championship be ranked as a major? | Read
> Proud 90 apparel makes bold statement | Read
> Home Front: A Ponte Vedra beauty | Read
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Should the Players Championship, which this week will feature 43 of the top 50 players in the Official World Golf Ranking (as of Friday's field release), be considered in the same discussion as the four majors — if no, why not?

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TFC Inbox: Should the Players Championship be a major?
The First Call readers vary on the topic. Some believe strength of field makes it major worthy, while others cite the championship's lack of tradition and absence of LIV players as dissenting reasons
Padraig Harrington, Sandra Palmer along with the late Johnny Farrell, Beverly Hanson, Tom Weiskopf and the 13 LPGA Founders will be inducted in June 2024
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Lake Ozark, Missouri, resort's four new packages combine golf with lakeside accommodations
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Winners were announced during its annual corporate conference, which also included learning and development sessions, and guest speakers
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Spikeless, waterproof men's golf shoe to launch in North America this spring alongside new color options for the Gel-Course Glide and new shoe offering in the Gel-Preshot
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Determined by more than 315,000 reviews, Golfers’ Choice highlights courses that golfers enjoy most, including Top 50 U.S. Golf Courses, Top Layouts and Top Value Courses
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> LIV Golf to create its own stadium hole, inspired by No. 16 at the WM Phoenix Open, at its Australia stop
[Riley Hamel | Golfweek | Read]

> The battle for golf supremacy is over, and LIV has lost
[Michael Rosenberg | Sports Illustrated | Read]

> Tiger Woods' ex-girlfriend fighting NDA, cites sexual assault law
[Tom D'Angelo / Eric J. Wallace | Palm Beach Post | Read]

> A tense PGA Tour players meeting outlined pro golf’s future. Now what?
[Dylan Dethier | | Read]

> Netflix renews golf docuseries ‘Full Swing’ for second season
[Shane Ryan | Golf Digest | Read]

"Things work out best for those who make the best of how things work out."
— John Wooden
Proud 90 puts the fun in funky fashion collection
Apparel brand founder Rick Versace Jr. took a look at Rickie Fowler — his fashion, not his game — and created a line of polos with a playful vibe for the rest of us
Ponte Vedra Inn & Club | Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida
Listing: 340 Ponte Vedra Boulevard.
Stats: 7 bedrooms | 10 bathrooms | 4 car garage | 8,190 square feet. 
Price: $7,950,000.

PGA Tour: Players Championship
Site: TPC Sawgrass (Players Stadium), Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida.
Television [ET]: Today-Friday, noon to 6 p.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 1-6 p.m. (NBC).
Leaderboard | GCSAA Fact Sheet

DP World Tour: Kenya Open
Site: Muthaiga Golf Club, Nairobi, Kenya.
Television [ET]: Today-Friday, 4-6 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday-Sunday, 4:30-9 a.m. (Golf Channel).


An early outlook at the 2023 golf market
Co-hosts Jon Last and David Klein look at how this season could defy macro market level trends
[Listen | More 'Driver$' episodes]

Honda Classic's Ken Kennerly talks the future of the PGA Tour event
Tournament's executive director emeritus joins host Ann Liguori to talk about the PGA Tour stop's past, present and future
[Listen | More 'Golf Innerview with Ann Liguori' episodes]

Perseverance, pivoting and the ability to adapt
Ryan Engle, founder and CEO of Golf+, joins host Colin Weston to share how his love for writing code and playing golf led to the creation of his company's VR gaming platform
[Listen | More 'The ModGolf Podcast' episodes]


11-12: New Jersey Golf and Travel Show, Edison, N.J. | Info
18-19: Niagara Golf Show and Sale, Niagara Falls, Ontario | Info

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