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Early-Season Wins By LPGA's Young Stars Give Tour Glimpse Of Future Possibilities
Published April 30, 2014
WATERLOO MOMENT: In Canada, Randy Steinman reported negotiations are "ongoing" to bring the Manulife Financial LPGA Classic back to the Grey Silo Golf Course in Waterloo, Ontario, "for another two years." The original agreement was for three years plus an "option for an additional two years." At this point, there is "no final contract in place" for '15 and ’16, although it "appears a new deal is close" (CTVNEWS.ca, 4/29).
LINING THINGS UP: GOLF WORLD's E. Michael Johnson reports Charlotte-based Park Sterling Bank is putting up a "million-dollar bonus" for three Symetra Tour events in North and South Carolina. The events, held between May 8-24, have "suddenly become more significant." But there is a "hook," as a player "must win all three to get the million." No player "has won three consecutive events on the Symetra Tour in 25 years." But the bonus opportunity is "almost unfathomable," as the top money winner on the tour last year earned just $47,283 (GOLF WORLD, 5/5 issue).