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Alana Uriell Wins SKYiGOLF Championship in Professional Debut

On the 73rd hole of the inaugural SKYiGOLF Championship, Alana Uriell (Carlsbad, California) hit her second shot from the fairway to 10 feet and proceeded to bury the eagle putt to win a sudden-death playoff against Lauren Coughlin (Charlottesville, Virginia) and Julieta Granada (Asuncion, Paraguay).

Trailing by one shot entering the final round of her professional debut, Uriell fired a 5-under par 67 this afternoon to get to 12-under overall. The rest is history.

“I’m going to remember making that eagle putt for a long time,” said Uriell. “I was definitely nervous, but really the best part was that I embraced the nerves, visualized the shot and it turned out really good. If you told me this before the week started, I wouldn’t believe you. It feels really good and it was such an honor to play in this tournament.”

The win means a lot more to Uriell than receiving a trophy in her first start as a pro. When she was 14 years old, the University of Arkansas alumna lost her mom, Barbara, to breast cancer. This victory was for the woman who raised her and there’s no doubt an angel was on Uriell’s side today.

“She was really the person that encouraged me to play golf and inspired me,” Uriell said. “Standing here today, it’s safe to say that I made her proud and that makes me really happy.”

Winning on the PGA Tour: What Golfers Get When They Win a Tournament

Winning a PGA Tour event is a life-changing event for any golfer, but it’s especially important to those golfers who aren’t consistently toward the top of leaderboards or don’t have their full Tour card.

Of course, we’re all aware of the big million-dollar payday that comes with winning a tournament, but there are plenty of other perks that mean more in the long run in helping to keep a Tour card.

Here’s a breakdown of what comes with a win at a non-opposite event. Non-opposite PGA Tour events that are those that are not held the same week as a World Golf Championship event or major championship:

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The Short Course Social Contest | Mountain Shadows

The view from the Mountain Shadows Golf Course is pretty hard to beat. Capture the beauty of The Short Course during your next round and share your shot for a chance to win!

• Get creative & snap a photo on the course

• Share it on Instagram or Twitter and use #mountainshadowsaz and #theshortcourse

• Tag @mountainshadowsaz on Instagram or @mountainshadows on Twitter


One winner will be chosen each month. Choose one prize from the following:

• Dinner for two at Hearth '61

• Round of golf for two at The Short Course

• One-night stay at Mountain Shadows

Color-Form-Line, Mountain Shadow's latest exhibition, surveys the work of John Armstrong, Dorothy Fratt and Richard Hogan, contrasting their diverse processes of developing non-objective work. Alongside one another, these artists' varying points of entry and foundations are highlighted and defined.


Opening Reception
Thursday, March 14th | 6pm – 8pm

Join Mountain Shadows for an artful evening with artist John Armstrong. Chat with him and the curator, John Reyes, over complimentary hors d’oeuvres and wine from Hearth '61, and enjoy a museum-quality exhibition.

Click here for more details.


Puerto Rico Open, Round 1: Leaderboard, Tee Times, TV Times

Puerto Rico Open Preview

The Puerto Rico Open makes an official return to the PGA TOUR schedule after a one-year hiatus to recover from Hurricane Maria. Native Puerto Rican Rafa Campos welcomes D.A. Points to defend his title from 2017 and is joined by former PLAYERS champion David Duval, Daniel Berger and Hall of Famer Retief Goosen. Here's everything you need to know for Round 1.

Round 1 Tee Times

Round 1 Leaderboard


HOW TO WATCH/LISTEN (ALL TIMES ET)

TELEVISION: Thursday-Friday, 10:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. ET (Golf Channel). Saturday, 2:30-5 p.m. (GC). Sunday, 1:30-4:30 p.m. (GC).

Miura Signs Ancer as its First Ever PGA TOUR Ambassador

On Thursday of the 2019 WGC-Mexico Championship, Miura, a high-end Japanese club manufacturer known for its hand-crafted irons, announced that it signed Mexico’s Abraham Ancer as the first brand ambassador on the PGA TOUR in the company’s history, which started in 1957. As part of the agreement, Ancer, who’s currently 42nd in the FedExCup standings, “will work directly with the Miura family in Himeji, Japan, to craft his custom-designed forged irons, and will don the trademark Miura hat at TOUR events,” according to the company.

“I switched to Miura irons well before any partnership; I just wanted to play the best forged irons available,” Ancer said in a press release.

Although Ancer already plays Miura irons, it sounds as though he will have the opportunity to be more involved with the design process going forward.

Miura’s Master Fitter Genaro Davila originally custom fit Ancer two years ago into a set of Miura irons. Now, as part of Ancer’s new deal, the 27-year-old will team up with Davila, and entrepreneur Gerardo Benavides, to form Dead Solid Perfect (DSP) Golf Mexico, which is a fitting studio and club assembly facility located in Monclova, Coahuila, that will be fully stocked with Miura products.

RIO GRANDE, Puerto Rico – After a one-year hiatus, the Puerto Rico Open is back on the PGA TOUR.

After Hurricane Maria caused catastrophic damage to the island in 2017, tournament organizers decided to host a Pro-Am in 2018 that ended up raising more than $500,000 for relief efforts.

The Pro-Am featured past PGA TOUR winners and stars of the LPGA Tour and Web.com Tour, but this year the tournament is back, and so is the island.

It’s recovered well from one of the worst natural disasters on record and the Puerto Rican people are eager to welcome the world’s best once again. 

D.A. Points captured the last Puerto Rico Open in 2017. At 20 under par, he won by two shots over Bryson DeChambeau, Retief Goosen and Bill Lunde.

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