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April 16, 2020

PGA cancels 2020 Barbasol Tournament; releases new tour schedule

Mrs. Tyler Thompson 10:00am April 16, 2020 4/16/20 Comments Disabled

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I’ve got good news and I’ve got bad news. Bad news first: the PGA just canceled the 2020 Barbasol Tournament, which was scheduled for July 13-19 at Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville. The Memorial Tournament will now take place that weekend in Dublin, Ohio. The 2021 Barbasol Tournament is scheduled for July…

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April 7, 2020

Tiger Woods isn’t coming to the Barbasol, but a guy can dream

Drew Franklin 2:39pm April 7, 2020 4/7/20 Comments Disabled

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The PGA Tour is currently piecing together a schedule that can salvage the 2020 season, at least the good parts of it. On Monday we learned what that future may look like, including a mid-November drive down Magnolia Lane. The Masters is re-scheduled for November 9-15, which doesn’t do anything for our sorrow this week,…

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July 21, 2019

PGA Tour’s impact in Kentucky transcends the tee box

Ty Schadt 3:00pm July 21, 2019 7/21/19

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It’s a competitive Sunday out at Keene Trace, where the Barbasol Championship is up for grabs in what is shaping up to be a fun finish. The championship’s $3.5 million purse will send some home a little bit richer, and the event’s standing within the PGA Tour will help some golfers gain FedEx Cup points.…

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July 18, 2019

Morning Notes From The Barbasol Championship

Drew Franklin 10:00am July 18, 2019 7/18/19

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Good morning from the Barbasol Championship! As KSR’s resident golf fan and pal of some of the golfers who will be competing in this year’s tournament, I promoted myself to Official Correspondent of the PGA TOUR in Kentucky for Kentucky-Sports-Radio-dot-com. (Drew Franklin, OCPTK.) Your OCPTK is at Keene Trace bright and early today for Round…

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July 17, 2019

Former Kentucky Mr. Golf to Compete in Barbasol Championship

Taylor Combs 10:30pm July 17, 2019 7/17/19 Comments Disabled

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Lexington native Hunter Stewart may feel nervous taking the first tee at the Barbasol Championship Thursday, but it won’t be for any lack of experience. “It’s got to be in the four-digits,” Stewart said when asked how many rounds of golf he’s played at Keene Trace’s Champion Trace Course. Make your way around the course…

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Betting odds to win the Barbasol Championship

Drew Franklin 7:00pm July 17, 2019 7/17/19

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Defending champ Troy Merritt is the favorite to win this weekend’s Barbasol Championship out at Keene Trace in Nicholasville. If you bet through the offshore site Bovada, Merritt is +2000 ($100 to win $2,000) to repeat as the tournament’s champion in its second year in Kentucky. Friend of the program JT Poston, whose caddy is…

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Stoops, UK players and PGA golfers play in UK Children’s Hospital Mini Pro-Am

Drew Franklin 11:15am July 17, 2019 7/17/19 Comments Disabled

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The PGA Tour has taken over Keene Trace Golf Club for the Barbasol Championship this week, but there was another big tournament in town on Tuesday. Coinciding with the Barbasol Championship was the second annual Mini Pro-Am at UK Children’s Hospital. The event featured celebrity appearances from Mark Stoops and players from the UK football…

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July 14, 2019

UK Alum Steve Flesch to play in Barbasol Championship

Kindsey Bernhard 11:00am July 14, 2019 7/14/19 Comments Disabled

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University of Kentucky graduate Steve Flesch will play in the PGA Barbasol Championship Champions at Keene Trace Golf Club. A total of 132 golfers was announced on Friday, which includes John Daly. Flesch played at Kentucky from 1986 through 1990. While at Kentucky he was a two-year member of the SEC Academic Honor Roll and named…

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July 12, 2019

It’s Official: John Daly is Playing at the Barbasol Championship

Nick Roush 10:30am July 12, 2019 7/12/19

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The most electric golfer in the world is officially coming to the Bluegrass. Daly initially planned on playing in The Open at Royal Torbrush. His osteoarthritis has forced him to play in a golf cart on the PGA Tour, but the R&A isn’t so lenient. Once they ruled the winner of the 1995 Open Championship…

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July 9, 2019

John Daly withdraws from The Open, coming to Kentucky for the Barbasol?

Drew Franklin 10:10am July 9, 2019 7/9/19

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Former Open champion John Daly has withdrawn from The Open, only days after committing to play in The Open without his cart. Daly, who has approval from the PGA Tour to use a golf cart in PGA Tour events, was denied the use of his cart at Royal Portrush. Once he learned he would have…

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