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NAPA, Calif. Cheap MLB Jerseys Authentic . -- Of the 70 players who made the cut in the PGA Tour season opener, Nicholas Lindheim easily could have been mistaken for a college kid who Monday qualified. He had a carry bag. He was not wearing a cap with a logo. He didnt have an equipment deal. He didnt have an agent.Lindheim, who turns 32 next month, is the oldest of the 25 rookies on the PGA Tour.And there arent many like him.The California native made it to the big leagues without going to college, and without having much game in the first place.I played my sophomore year in high school, and I was terrible, he said. Being as competitive as I am, I just couldnt put it down. I knew I could do it. I wouldnt say I knew I could play on the PGA Tour, but to do it competitively.The competitive side of him, not to mention the athleticism, comes naturally. His dad was a swimmer, his mother ran track. His sister, Bryttani, played softball at Florida State. Lindheim was into skateboarding, soccer and baseball until he threw his arm out.As for golf?Watching it on TV, I was like, `How hard is it to put a ball in the hole? he said. I just had this fixation. My play is more unorthdox. Ive been self-taught my whole life. Im just really competitive. Just get the ball in the hole as fast as you can.Turns out it was plenty difficult, though not enough for him to stop trying.He worked in the cart barn at Mission Viejo Country Club, then moved to Menifee Lakes Country Club in Murrieta, California, where he would play every day after work until he got better. He tried Q-school for the first time in 2011. He qualified for the U.S. Open at Pinehurst No. 2 in 2014, made the cut and played with Jim Furyk in the final round (Lindheim closed with a 77 and tied for 56th, Furyk shot 67 and tied for 12th).He finally got some status on the Web.com Tour, and Lindheim won on the Latin America circuit in 2014 and 2015.And then he was ready to quit.I thought maybe at one point this year I wasnt good enough, Lindheim said. It was my daughters third birthday. I was in Springfield, Illinois, and had just missed the cut by a shot. I missed an 8-footer on the last hole. I called my wife and said, `This isnt fun. I was missing out on life at home.His wife, Gracie, an attorney in Satellite Beach, Florida, told him to finish up the year and take stock.Lindheim won the next week in Utah and was on his way to the big leagues.Thats how crazy this game is, Lindheim said.Others seem more impressed than Lindheim that he was still learning to play when his fellow rookies on tour were in the NCAAs, the U.S. Amateur or the Walker Cup.Thats what my wife says, Lindheim said with a laugh. She says I dont realize the level Im at. I just expect a lot out of myself.---ASIA SWING: PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem was comfortable with two Asia tournaments in the fall when the HSBC Champions in China became a World Golf Championship in 2009 and the CIMB Classic in Malaysia began a year later.Now that is set to expand.The PGA Tour plans a new tournament in South Korea that will start next year, giving the tour three straight weeks of golf in Asia that offer at least $7 million in prize money. Yonhap News Agency said South Korean conglomerate CJ Group will be the title sponsor. Details, such as the field and the size of the purse, are expected to be announced Monday in Seoul.The event in South Korea would give players an easier option of playing two weeks if they are eligible for the World Golf Championship in Shanghai. Instead of an overnight flight from Kuala Lumpur, the flight from Korea is just over two hours across the Yellow Sea.On Tuesday, the PGA Tour Champions announced its first tournament in Japan.The Japan Airlines Open will be Sept. 8-10 at Narita Golf Club. That makes the second Asia trip in the history of the 50-and-older circuit. The PGA Tour Champions had a two-year stint in South Korea (2010 and 2011), and it was supposed to take another event to China last year until a factory explosion moved the event to Canada.---AMATEUR HOUR: A policy change on the PGA Tour involving amateurs has a historical footnote involving Tiger Woods and Matt Kuchar.Woods record of 142 consecutive cuts made on the PGA Tour would have been only 117 in a row if not for Kuchar. At the Bay Hill Invitational in 1999, Woods opened with rounds of 74-72 and went into the weekend in a tie for 71st. The cut policy for years had been top 70 professionals and ties.Kuchar shot 73-69, but because he was an amateur, Woods made the cut. He went six more years before the streak ended at the Byron Nelson Classic.Starting this season, the cut is top 70 and ties, with no distinction between amateur and professional.---LPGA PROMOTION: Madelene Sagstrom led the list of 10 players from the Symetra Tour who earned cards on the LPGA Tour for next year. Sagstrom, a 23-year-old Swede who went to LSU, won three times and had 11 finishes in the top 10.Among the LPGA newcomers is Nelly Korda, whose tie for sixth in the Symetra Tour Championship allowed her to get into the top 10 on the money list and join big sister Jessica Korda in the big leagues next year.Six of the 10 were playing the Symetra Tour for the first time -- Sagstrom, Korda, Ally McDonald, Wichanee Meechai, Dana Finkelstein and Peiyun Chien.---FEDEX CUP: The PGA Tour has adjusted its point distribution for the FedEx Cup to put more emphasis on higher finishes. It essentially uses a similar model to how the money is paid out at tournaments.What tour officials discovered was that a player who finished ninth one week and missed the cut the following week earned roughly the same amount of FedEx Cup points was someone who finished 31st at both those events. But in the money distribution, ninth place and a missed cut was worth at least twice as much money.As an example of the change, a player last year received 40 points for finishing 31st. This year he gets 26.5 points.---DIVOTS: Bank of Hope, the largest Korean-American bank in the United States, with more than $13 billion in assets, has become title sponsor of the Founders Cup on the LPGA Tour. The event, which celebrates the LPGA founders, will still be played at Wildfire Golf Club in Phoenix. ... Golfweek magazine reports that Lydia Ko has split with her caddie of two years, Jason Hamilton. She won 10 times with him on the bag, including two majors. ... Justin Thomas has pledged $250 for every birdie (or better) he makes at the Safeway Open, the CIMB Classic and HSBC Champions to Convoy of Hope, which aids those affected by Hurricane Matthew. Thomas made 23 birdies and one eagle at the Safeway Open, totaling $6,000.---STAT OF THE WEEK: Patton Kizzire has been runner-up in each of his two PGA Tour season openers.---FINAL WORD: I dont think Im a fast player. I just think Im usually ready to go. -- Bill Haas on pace of play. Cheap MLB Jerseys . The defending champion beat Gael Monfils of France 7-6 (6), 6-3, while second-seeded Andy Murray of Britain dispatched Edouard Roger-Vasselin, also of France, 6-3, 6-3. Making his first appearance since injuring his wrist a month ago, Del Potro had difficulty with his service games in the first set. Cheap Rays Jerseys .C. -- Kemba Walker and the Charlotte Bobcats got off to a fast start, and the Sacramento Kings were never quite able to catch up. http://www.cheapraysjerseys.com/ . LOUIS -- Theres no telling how these wacky World Series games will end. All of Team Skys drivers will take safety refresher courses this winter as part of their response to an embarrassing incident that saw the team bus almost run a cyclist off the road in Wales.But professional cyclings most high-profile team are standing by the driver Claudio Lucchini, who is reported to be deeply upset about his error of judgement.The near-miss, which occurred when the bus was driving to the finish of Wednesdays fourth stage of the Tour of Britain, was captured by Andy Rolfes helmet camera and he posted the video on a new Twitter account, provoking a huge response.Team Sky issued an immediate public apology, with a spokesman for cyclings most high-profile team admitting the incident was unacceptable.Team boss Sir Dave Brailsford went further than that on Thursday when he spoke to The Cycling Podcast in Spain, where he is overseeing star rider Chris Froomes attempt to add the Vuelta to his three Tour de France titles.It is an important issue and firstly, we absolutely apologise to the rider in question, said Brailsford.Secondly, we will look at it internally. Ive spoken to Claudio myself and we had a chat about it and he is really upset about it.He said he had already passed hundreds of cyclists on those narrow Welsh roads but sometimes people make errors. It obviously shocked the rider and scared him, and we dont want that. Cheap Rays Jerseys China. Were all cyclists and so is Claudio. We want to promote safety on the roads for all cyclists and were trying to increase participation in the sport.So its important for us to set a good example, particularly given all the vehicles we have on the road.At that point, Team Sky had not yet spoken to Rolfe in person but the Press Association understands that a senior member of staff made contact on Friday morning.Rolfe, from Rhosllannerchrugog in north Wales, declined an offer to join the team as their guest at one of the remaining stages of the Tour of Britain -- but the team are sending him some kit and a written apology from Lucchini.The Italian driver, who used to race bikes, has been with the team for several years and drives nearly 40,000 miles a year for the team, often surrounded by cyclists, particularly in the mountains.PA understands that all Team Sky drivers will do a driver safety course when the season ends and the whole team was warned by email this morning to set a good example on the road.Rolfe, whose first ever tweet has been retweeted 3,700 times, has since posted another message that said: Cheap NFL Jerseys Cheap NFL Jerseys China Cheap Jerseys From China Cheap NFL Jerseys Authentic Wholesale Jerseys China Cheap NFL Jerseys China NFL Cheap Jerseys ' ' ' 
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