Potter holds off golf’s biggest names, Rory’s so-so return and Spieth survives comedian’s skulled shot

Welcome to the Dew Sweeper, your one-stop shop to catch up on the weekend action from the golf world. From the professional tours, trending news, social media headlines and upcoming events, here’s every golf-related thing you need to know for the morning of Feb. 12. Potter takes down big names at Pebble In a week often for its celebrity and star power, it was a 34-year-old journeyman that walked away the winner. Despite the pursuit of some of the biggest names in golf, Ted Potter, Jr. was steadfast and surgical on his way to a three-under 69 on Sunday, good

World record time in Wii Sports Resort Golf brings out the best of speedrunning (corrected)

Wii Sports Resort Golf ordinarily wouldn’t be a top-of-mind game for thrilling speedruns — but it is to me now, in the details of the world record set last night by an up-and-comer to the competitive landscape. First, congratulations to Alaskaxp2, who joined speedrun.com 8 months ago, set his first No. 1 time a month after that, and 10 more since across four Wii games. His 12:21.14 in golf last night took down a four-day old record set by Darbian, a very well known speedrunner who is the reigning (and two-time) record-holder for Super Mario Bros., any percent, and a

Golf – Unharried Potter beats big names for surprise Pebble Beach win

(Reuters) – Ted Potter, Jr. kept his cool as he outplayed some of the game’s biggest names to win the Pebble Beach Pro-Am by three shots in California on Sunday. Few gave Potter, ranked 246th in the world, a chance as he started the final round tied for the lead with world number one Dustin Johnson, and a bogey at the first seemed to suggest the stocky left-hander was destined to fall short. But he stormed back with four birdies in the next six holes, punctuated by a 20-foot chip-in at the par-three seventh, to jump clear and was never

Golf roundup: Ted Potter outplays Dustin Johnson and wins Pebble Beach

Langer also shot 70. Tied for the lead after Calcavecchia’s bogey on 16, Langer fell back on the par-4 17th when he left a 4-foot par putt to the right. The German star also bogeyed the par-5 18th, driving to the right into pine straw and wood chips and finding two bunkers before reaching the green. SOURCE: GoogleNews Related Posts:Let’s Pause to Appreciate That Trump Thinks…Alligator, python battle on Fiddler’s Creek…NBA Power Rankings: Here come LeBron and the CavsTop 10 New Year’s resolutions for golf’s…

This Week In Golf Biz: A Masters Champagne Jet Trip, GOLF.com Sells to Milstein, Romo To PGA Tour

CHAMPAGNE, A PRIVATE JET AND THE MASTERS The large oak tree behind the clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images) JetSmarter, the top app for private jet travel, is partnering with Dom Perignon to offer golf fans a chance to be part of a unique experience created for the final day of the 2018 Masters Tournament. Through the partnership, JetSmarter members can take part in a shared charter flight to Augusta, Georgia, from the private jet lounge in Palm Beach, Florida, on the morning of Sunday, April 8th. Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 will be served during

Letter: Don’t prioritize golf course over a community center

In spite of the fact that the city has spent $621,756 last year subsidizing Los Lagos Golf Course as well as carrying a “debt service” of $1.5-1.7 million annually, the San Jose City Council voted to “come back within a year and a half to discuss other options to pay off the debt.” Angel Rios, the director of San Jose Parks and Recreation said, “‘We’ve heard loud and clear from our golf community that this is a asset they’d like to maintain.” I would like to say “loud and clear” that the golf community should not be a priority to

Thailand’s Aphibarnrat wins World Super 6 golf title

PERTH, Australia (AP) Thailand’s Kiradech Aphibarnrat won the World Super 6 Perth golf title, beating Australian James Nitties 2 and 1 in Sunday’s matchplay final. Aphibarnrat worked his way through three rounds of strokeplay over the first three days and a series of six-hole knockout matches Sunday to reach the final. The field was reduced to the top 65 players after 36 holes and 24 players after 54 holes. Defending champion Brett Rumsford and former world No. 1 Lee Westwood were among those who failed to qualify for the matchplay rounds. Aphibarnrat beat Australian Ben Eccles 1 up and

More than 150 register to golf, drink on a frozen Crystal Lake during Chili Open Golf Classic

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Rory McIlroy finds the upside after missing the cut at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am

Warren Little Rory McIlroy missed the cut in the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images) PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. – His first visit to the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am wasn’t a total loss. Rory McIlroy spent some quality time with his father, played three stellar American golf courses and soaked up some of the most gorgeous weather in memory in an event famous for its climatic conniptions. Forgettable was his golf game, and then mostly just his putting. McIlroy wasted countless scoring opportunities with a raw display of the doldrums, and failed to make the cut. A one-under

Women’s Golf Finishes Third at FSU Match Up; Ties Career Mark

Final Day Results pdf Feb. 10, 2018 Tallahassee, Fla. – Coastal Carolina women’s golf team shot a 287 on the final day of the Florida State Match Up to finish tied for third with a three-day total nine-under 855 (284-284-287). The nine-under that was posted ties the best three-day, 54 hole score in the history of the program. CCU also shot a nine-under 855 at the Pinehurst Challenge back in October of last season. Malene Krolboll Hansen paced the Chants efforts with a seven-under 209 (69-70-70) and finished third in the event. Marie Lunackova had one of her best events

This Week In Golf Biz: A Masters Champagne Jet Trip, GOLF.com Sells to Milstein, Romo To PGA Tour

CHAMPAGNE, A PRIVATE JET AND THE MASTERS

The large oak tree behind the clubhouse at Augusta National Golf Club. (Photo by Andrew Redington/Getty Images)

JetSmarter, the top app for private jet travel, is partnering with Dom Perignon to offer golf fans a chance to be part of a unique experience created for the final day of the 2018 Masters Tournament.

Through the partnership, JetSmarter members can take part in a shared charter flight to Augusta, Georgia, from the private jet lounge in Palm Beach, Florida, on the morning of Sunday, April 8th. Dom Perignon Vintage 2009 will be served during the flight, with a company representative guiding a tasting experience and sharing the company’s history.

Upon arrival in Augusta, guests will be taken to the Legends Club where they will have premier access to the final round of the Masters Tournament, with amenities that include a private hospitality suite, gourmet breakfast and lunch, open bar with premium spirits and a cigar bar.A private table will feature Dom Perignon tastings available throughout the day.

Guests will return to Palm Beach the same day following the conclusion of the tournament, with another private flight that includes Dom Perignon P2 2000 and personalized gifts after landing. The partnership with Dom Perignon is part of JetSetter’s new Events and Experiences program for members, who would pay at least $2,000 for a regular shared private flight from West Palm Beach to Augusta.

TOUR PRO’S NFL PARTNERSHIP

Julian Suri is the first professional golfer to sign an exclusive sponsorship deal with a National Football League team, becoming an official ambassador of the Jacksonville Jaguars.

The 26-year-old Suri, who lives just outside Jacksonville and plays on the European Tour, will wear the Jaguars’ logo and branding while on the course. The Jaguars are also offering chances to win a private golf lesson or a chance to play with Suri as well as team apparel.

Besides being a fan, Suri’s sponsorship gives the Jaguars added visibility in Europe. The team plays a regular season NFL game in London every year.

MILSTEIN PURCHASES GOLF MAGAZINE

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Howard Milstein and Jack Nicklaus. Milstein has been the CEO of the Nicklaus Co. since 2007.

The sale of GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com to New York banking and real estate mogul Howard Milstein is now official.

The purchase of GOLF Magazine and the GOLF.com digital properties is the latest golf interest added by Milstein, the chairman and CEO of New York Private Bank & Trust and its operating bank, Emigrant. Milstein has been the co-chairman of Nicklaus Co. since 2007 – helping Nicklaus more than double the value of his business — and is also an investor in Miura and True Spec.

“In the coming months, we will expand the reach and quality of the GOLF Magazine and GOLF.com brands through key partnerships and the development of new content and services for golfers at every experience level,” Milstein said.

PGA TOUR’S SPORTS BUSINESS PROGRAM

(Photo by Leslie Plaza Johnson/Icon Sportswire/Corbis via Getty Images)

The PGA Tour on Feb. 16 will hold a free, one-day sports business program for 200 Florida high school students at its TPC Sawgrass headquarters.

The four-hour “Training U” program is designed to inspire students (from Duval and St. John’s County schools) to pursue opportunities in sports off the field. Among the panelists in attendance will be current or former executives from the NFL, ESPN, The First Tee, the Miami Dolphins and the PGA Tour. There will also be interactive breakout sessions and networking opportunities with colleges and sports business organizations, many from the Jacksonville area.

TONY ROMO TO PLAY PGA TOUR EVENT

Tony Romo signs autographs for fans during the first round of this year’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am at Pebble Beach Golf Links. (Photo by Ryan Young/PGA TOUR)

Former Dallas Cowboys quarterback Tony Romo has been invited to play in the PGA Tour’s event in the Dominican Republic next month as a sponsor’s exemption. The $3 million Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship is a first-year PGA Tour event in 2018, having been run as a Web.com Tour tournament the past two years.

Romo, 37, is playing in this week’s AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, but the March 22-25 event in Punta Cana will mark the first time he’ll compete as an individual against PGA Tour professionals. Romo, who will compete as an amateur, carries a +0.3 handicap at Dallas National Golf Club and has attempted to qualify for the U.S. Open three times over the years.

“As a professional athlete, the love and thrill of competition never entirely leaves you,” said Romo. “Outside of my family and football, golf is one of my greatest passions. So, playing and competing in a PGA Tour event is a dream come true. I am grateful to the Corales Puntacana Resort & Club Championship for giving me an incredible opportunity to test my skills against some of the best on Tour.”

FLYING TEE LAUNCHES FLITE

Flying Tee

Flying Tee’s golf entertainment complex near Tulsa.

Flying Tee, the multi-level golf entertainment venue based near Tulsa, Oklahoma, has introduced FLITE, a patented new system of technology products and services that enable investors to build and operate golf entertainment venues at their own facilities.

Flying Tee’s turnkey platform is similar within the golf entertainment space to Topgolf making its Toptracer technology available to third parties.

“Since we opened FlyingTee in Jenks, OK, we have been fortunate to have the opportunity to speak and meet with multiple prospective partners interested in building, owning and operating their own flavor of the FlyingTee experience,” said Flying Tee Founding Partner James Vollbrecht. “With FLITE, we offer a turn-key solution for select partners to bring this concept to their home markets.”

TITLEIST’S NEW CART BAG COLLECTION

Titleist unveils its cart bag collection for 2018.

Titleist has introduced its cart bag collection for 2018, with a lineup of models built for those who prefer riding to walking.

The Club 14, Club 7 and StaDry Deluxe models deliver easy access, maximum storage and durability – all essentials when you have two bags squeezed onto the back of a golf cart. The Club 14 ($270 MSRP) features a 14-way club divider top, while the more compact Club 7 ($240) has a 7-way divider. The StaDry Deluxe ($310) features Titleist’s patented waterproof technology.

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