GOLF: pga tour comes to tampa bayLet’s get the obvious question out of the way: Tiger Woods will not be in the field when the Valspar Championship tees off today. The PGA Tour event at Innisbrook’s Copperhead Course was pushed back two weeks this year to follow two marquee events that attract the top players. Still, the Times’ Rodney Page points out: “Considering Valspar’s new spot in the 2019 schedule, the field is not too shabby.” Indeed. That includes Dustin Johnson, the top-ranked player in the world, and defending champion Paul Casey. Beyond the golf, there are expanded entertainment options, including a Chillounge, silent disco, a Fortnite zone for gamers, a wine zone, block party and a concert by Brad Paisley on Saturday after the day’s play. Gates open at 6:30 a.m. Thursday through Friday, 7 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. 36750 U.S. 19 N, Palm Harbor. $39-$300; weekly ticket book $125. Kids 15 and younger are free with a paid adult. Tickets … [Read more...] about What’s happening in sports: PGA Tour, junior roller derby, Rays, Lightning
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Roy Lang Shreveport Times Published 1:37 p.m. UTC Jul 22, 2018 Sam Burns spent a majority of the 2017-18 golf season playing multiple tours in his bid to become a member of the world's best golf circuit, the PGA Tour. Although the former Calvary and LSU star will have to wait another few months to realize that dream, the security of a 2018-19 PGA Tour card has him relaxed, and focused to finish this season strong. “It’s a huge relief,” Burns told The Times. “It takes a little pressure off. You can be a little more strategic in how you rest your body.” With four events remaining on the 2018 Web.com Tour regular-season schedule, Burns ranks sixth on the money list. At season’s end, the top 25 earn PGA Tour cards. His playing privileges were thought to be a foregone conclusion after his victory in Savannah in April. Now, his path for his sophomore season as a professional is clear. Burns, who played in the U.S. Open at Shinnecock Hills, has … [Read more...] about With pressure off, Sam Burns ready to roll toward PGA Tour
Seminole's Brittany Lincicome did not make the cut in her first PGA Tour event, but she did improve by seven shots in her second round.Lincicome shot 1-under 71 on Saturday at the Barbasol Championship in Nicholasville, Ky., after having to wait an extra day to play her second round due to rain. Her two-day total was 5-over 149. The cut line was 4 under.Lincicome teed off at 7:52 a.m., more than an hour before spectators were allowed on the course at Keene Trace Golf Club due to wet conditions. She said that helped her relax."The first tee was very quiet," Lincicome said in a phone interview after her round. "It was like playing with your buddies. I hit it a lot better (Saturday), a lot closer. I made a lot of really good putts."RELATED: "If one kid dreams a little bigger, that's enough for me," Brittany Lincicome says.Lincicome, the sixth woman to play in a PGA Tour event, had five birdies – including three in a row on Nos. 6-8 – and she eagled the par-5 17th hole, … [Read more...] about Seminole’s Brittany Lincicome misses cut but has a blast in PGA Tour’s Barbasol Championship
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