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John Ourand

John Ourand covers television and media for SportsBusiness Journal/Daily.

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Golf Channel isn’t shorting Long Drive

Published in SportsBusiness Journal on 03 / 27 / 17

It’s not one of the biggest events on Golf Channel’s schedule, but the network’s commitment to the World Long Drive Association has remained strong. Golf Channel, which bought the association last year, sold a title sponsorship to the World Long Drive Championship (Aug. 31-Sept....

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