This Week In Golf Biz: Golf Channel Adds Tiger Time, Palmer Course Re-Opens, Trash Talk In Golf


Golf Channel has combined 8 additional hours of coverage of a Hero World Challenge as Tiger Woods prepares to lapse to foe for a initial time in 9 months.

Woods walks off a 18th immature following a final turn of a 2016 Hero World Challenge during Albany, The Bahamas. (Photo by Christian Petersen/Getty Images)

Golf Channel recently confirm to hook on dual additional live contest hours along with 6 hours of reward news coverage for a event, that will be hold Nov. 30 to Dec. 2 in a Bahamas. Live coverage for a initial dual rounds of a contest will be aired in a 12:30 to 4:30 pm, after creatively being scheduled to atmosphere from 1:30 to 4:30 p.m.

In addition, Golf Channel increased a coverage for Morning Drive (2 ½ hours any day) and Golf Central (3 1/2 hours) for a 3 days of a unaccepted event.

Woods in Apr underwent his fourth behind medicine in 3 years and has solemnly been operative his proceed back, building expectation for his lapse among many golf fans in a process.


Tiger Woods plays in a Omega Dubai Desert Classic during Emirates Golf Club on Feb 2, 2017 (Photo by Warren Little/Getty Images)

Woods hasn’t played competitively given February, when a 14-time vital champ withdrew from a Dubai Desert Classic. Woods says a Albany march in a Bahamas is a ideal environment for his comeback, nonetheless oddsmakers don’t seem to agree.

Woods, 41, is now adored to finish in final place in a 18-man invitational margin and has 40-1 contingency of winning a event, according to Bovada. Kevin Chappell, Tommy Fleetwood, Charley Hoffman and Kevin Kisner are a subsequent closest, in terms of odds, during 33-1.

Jordan Spieth is adored to win during 11-2, followed closely by Justin Thomas (6-1) and Dustin Johnson (13-2).

Other contingency for Tiger’s imminent lapse to rival golf embody 5-1 contingency that he has a tip 5 finish or 5-2 contingency that he places somewhere among a tip 10 in a singular field. His contingency of heading after a initial round? 33-1. His chances of creation a birdie or improved on his really initial hole of a eventuality are significantly better, with 4-1 odds.


PGA National Resort Spa

The Palmer Course during PGA National Resort Spa has re-opened after an endless renovation.

PGA National Resort Spa, a home of a PGA Tour’s Honda Classic, strictly re-opened a Palmer Course after an endless renovation.

Long famous as a shot-makers special, a Palmer is one of 5 courses during a skill in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida, and a changes were implemented in unison with a Arnold Palmer Design Company. All 62 bunkers were reshaped and modernized – quite to urge steer lines off a tee and for proceed shots into greens – while tee boxes were added, all greens were rebuilt and fairways got new turf.

Brandon Johnson, who oversaw a changes as a comparison golf march designer for a Arnold Palmer Design Company, pronounced a idea was to build on a beliefs of a strange design, while also creation pivotal aesthetic, agronomic and vital improvements.

“The changes will accommodate a final of a complicated diversion and subtly simulate how a company’s pattern truth has developed given creatively opening a march in 1984,” Johnson says.

Palmer creatively non-stop a march only months after winning a PGA Senior Championship during a Champion Course during PGA National.


Associated Press

R.J. Harper, who spent 32 years during Pebble Beach, upheld divided after a 14-month conflict with pancreatic cancer.

The golf business mislaid one of a many dear personalities as RJ Harper, who spent 32 years with a Pebble Beach Company, upheld divided this week after a 14-month conflict with pancreatic cancer. He was 61.

Harper was famous as “Mr. Pebble Beach,” carrying started his career during a march as a organise earning $5 an hour and afterwards rising by a ranks to turn conduct golf veteran and eventually a executive clamp boss of golf and retail. Given his reign with one of a many prestigious courses in a sport, along with his charismatic personality, Harper was widely famous as one of a golf industry’s loyal leaders.

“RJ had a durability impact on Pebble Beach, and his smile, colourful personality, and certain opinion and opinion on life will be missed by all and never forgotten,” pronounced Pebble Beach Company CEO Bill Perocchi, who worked with Harper for 18 years. “He was a kind, caring person; a accord builder and a loyal group player, and a dear crony to me privately and to large employees, guest and people in a golf industry.”


Patrick Reed reacts during fourball matches during a 2016 Ryder Cup. (Photo by Sam Greenwood/Getty Images)

Trash-talking in golf? One of a new box studies in a latest emanate of Journal of Sport Psychology in Action provides athletes, coaches and competition psychology practitioners with a array of strategies to cope with written gamesmanship that’s meant to upset opponents.

While rabble speak is many common in sports like football, basketball and hockey, it also occurs in a diversion of golf. It’s because a apparatus called PACE (which is grounded in a cognitive-behavioral approach) is presented as a proceed for golfers to respond to this kind of written gamesmanship.

PACE is a module that seeks to remind golfers to Pause, Assess, Concentrate and Execute when faced with identical heated settings. Pace yourselves out there.


PXG was founded by GoDaddy owner Bob Parsons, who credits his time in a Marine Corps for giving him a discipline, shortcoming and joining he lacked as a youth. Those characteristics led to his business success and Parsons has given behind by pledging tens of millions of dollars over a final several years to a Semper Fi Fund for bleeding Marines.

This year, in respect of Veterans Day, Parsons and PXG have extended a $10 million plea called “Double Down for Veterans” to support harmed and critically ill members of a U.S. Armed Forces.



Footjoy has expelled a limited-edition deception chronicle of a HYPERFLEX II golf shoe.

Footjoy – a best-selling shoe in a golf attention — has denounced a singular book chronicle of a HYPERFLEX II men’s golf boots in camouflage.

There are 4 other some-more normal colors of a lightweight shoe, that facilities a soothing and gentle jaunty filigree and a running-shoe look. There are also camo hosiery and golf gloves as partial of a singular book release.


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