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David Hearn thrilled by growth of Canadian golf

PALM HARBOR, FLA. – As he prepared for his practice round at the Valspar Championship on Tuesday, David Hearn still had time to discuss Canada’s progress in golf. Canadian golfers have made headlines recently, including Adam Hadwin’s historic 59 back in February, and Brooke Henderson’s victory in a Major last season, but Hearn believes there is more […]

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Golfer Tyrone van Aswegen hopes mental strength will carry him on PGA Tour

PALM HARBOR, FLA. – Tyrone van Aswegen believes his mental strength and commitment to success will translate into his first PGA Tour win. Van Aswegen, an Oklahoma City University graduate and 2002 National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) Men’s Golf national champion, has made six cuts this season and finished tied for seventh in the […]

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Golfer Jim Dent overcame a segregated South on his way to a stellar career

PALM HABOR, FLA. – Jim Dent is content and living a happy life. His extraordinary accomplishments and perseverance have helped him enjoy retirement. Dent won four PGA Tournaments and a dozen Senior Tour events. In a career spanning 40 years, he earned US$9,583,989, almost all of it after he turned 50. Not bad for a […]

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Valspar Championship keeps bringing volunteers back

PALM HARBOR, FLA. – Larry Odom and Maggie Parsons are only two of hundreds of dedicated volunteers who helped to make this year’s Valspar Championship run smoothly. Volunteers could perform any number of jobs at the tournament including marshall, stand bearer, gate, driving range and shuttle driver. Odom has been working this tournament for the […]

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PGA golfer creating hope through charity

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Athletes are often recognized and admired for their achievements in sports, but sometimes it’s beyond the game where praise is truly warranted. Smylie Kaufman, a professional golfer who has earned his share of success in a series of tournaments, including on both the Web.com and PGA Tour, since turning pro three […]

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Valspar Championship offers fans the ultimate showcase

PALM HARBOR, FLA. – Beth Bowens has been attending major golf tournaments for more than 30 years across the globe and appreciates the views of the course as much as she enjoys the sport itself. On a Tuesday morning at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course, the sun beats down on the players out early to their practice rounds in […]

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Canadian snowbirds break boredom by volunteering at Florida PGA event

PALM HARBOR, FLA.— Every winter some lucky Canadians decide to pack their bags and head south to sunny Florida to escape the snow. The warm weather’s appeal eventually fades and the snowbirds eventually get bored. To escape their boredom some choose to volunteer at the PGA Valspar Championship. “I’ve been volunteering here, this is my […]

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PGA Tour and Cooperstown team up at Valspar Pro-Celebrity Am

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – Pro golfer Chad Collins and Hall of Fame pitcher Rich “Goose” Gossage successes on the golf course have led to shared interests. Collins, the 37-year-old PGA veteran, was paired with Gossage in the Valspar Pro-Celebrity Am on Monday, prior to teeing off on Thursday for the official event at Innisbrook Resort, […]

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Hearn: Golf in Canada is going in the right direction

PALM HARBOR, Fla. – David Hearn says Canada has a prosperous future in the golf world. The Brampton, Ont., native spoke about Canada’s standing in the sport and the future it has during a practice round Tuesday at the Valspar Championship. Hearn believes the nation is moving in the right direction when it comes to […]