|Thursday Oct 07, 2021|
Black Friday became more entertaining with Tuesday's announcement that version 5.0 of "The Match" is what we've been clamoring for all summer — Brooks Koepka versus Bryson DeChambeau. The 12-hole match will be duked out Nov. 26 at Las Vegas' Wynn Golf Club. But given how the boys played nice at the Ryder Cup — even hugging it out at Justin Thomas' request following the post-match presser — you cannot help but wonder at what point during their months-long "feud" did the heavyweights realize that they could parlay bitterness into big bucks.
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Dan Mechem is the newly minted NextLinks CEO after a varied professional career that included being Congressman John McCain’s press secretary, serving as a White House correspondent and Emmy-winning investigative reporter, and rising to vice president at Nielsen Online. Mechem, whose father Charles was the LPGA's commissioner from 1991-1995, shares his key principles to business success and how his past and the pandemic have shaped his view of work.
"Quality is the best business plan."
PGA Tour: Shriners Children’s Open
Site: TPC Summerlin, Las Vegas.
Television: Today-Sunday, 5-8 p.m. (Golf Channel).
LPGA: Cognizant Founders Cup
Site: Mountain Ridge Country Club, West Caldwell, N.J.
Television: Today, 2-5 p.m. (Golf Channel); Friday-Sunday, noon to 3 p.m. (Golf Channel).
PGA Tour Champions: Constellation Furyk and Friends Invitational
Site: Timuquana Country Club, Jacksonville, Fla.
Television: Friday-Sunday, 3-5 p.m. (Golf Channel).
European Tour: Spanish Open
Site: Club de Campo Villa de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Television: Today-Friday, 6:30-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Saturday, 7-11:30 a.m. (Golf Channel); Sunday, 6:30 a.m. to noon (Golf Channel).
25-28: PGA Merchandise Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info
5-10: GCSAA Conference and Trade Show, San Diego, Calif. | Info
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