Elkington Ends Boycott of Aussie Events
Elkington, who makes his home in Houston, had been angry with pre-tournament publicity describing the 1995 Australian Open as a two-man battle between Greg Norman and John Daly. Elkington had won the PGA Championship that year.
'Melbourne is one of the best places to play golf in the world,' Elkington, 40, said in a statement on Tuesday. 'It's been too long since I last played in Australia and I am looking forward to returning.
'With the recuperation from (shoulder) surgery, obviously I haven't played much this year, but things are progressing nicely and I got the all-clear to start hitting balls again last Wednesday.'
Elkington will also play the Australian PGA the following week in Queensland.
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Fleetwood blew out the three candles – “three wishes!” – and offered McIlroy a slice.<
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“I did everything really well,” Johnson said. “It was a pretty easy 64.”
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Duke accepted and explained his decision on Twitter:
Pavin received a sponsor exemption into the event, his first PGA Tour start since the 2015 Colonial.