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Olympics showed it was time for blood testing

CROMWELL, Conn. – Since the PGA Tour began drug testing in 2008 the most glaring hole in the policy has been a lack of blood testing.

Although the vast majority of drugs the Tour tests for, more than 98 percent according to the circuit’s testing guru, can be detected via urine tests, human growth hormone can not and most experts agree it’s the most likely performance-enhancing drug to be used by a golfer. READ MORE>>

Operation Shower scores at the TPC

CROMWELL — The pros don’t hit the fairways at the TPC River Highlands until Thursday but the community got in the game for military moms from around the state.

For the 7th year in a row, Operation Shower was held in the First Tee Complex. Operation Shower travels the country providing a day of pampering for military moms-to-be, giving them gift boxes and all sorts of baby items that will help them with their pregnancy. “It’s just a day to say thank you and someone appreciates you,” said Leeann Morrissey, the founder of Operation Shower. READ MORE>>

Catching Up with Billy Hurley III PGA TOUR’s Lone Veteran

USN had a chance to ask PGA TOUR™ professional golfer Billy Hurley III about his military background (USNA ’04) as well as his golf career, including how he feels about being the only military Veteran on the PGA TOUR™. He won his only PGA TOUR™ tournament at the 2016 Quicken Loans National and is back June 29-July 2 to defend his title (for more info, go to www.qlnational.com).

The article is on pages 16-17.  READ MORE>>

PHOTOS: 2017 U.S. Open sectional qualifying (Rockville, Md.)

The “Longest Day in Golf” is here and in full swing! We’re keeping track of all 10 U.S. Open sectional qualifiers taking place across the country on Monday.

Along with coverage, we’re compiling the best photos from each of the sites. Enjoy a photo gallery below of the action at the Rockville, Md., sectional, played at Woodmont Country Club. READ MORE>>

The many facets of Navy vet and PGA TOUR player Billy Hurley III

Billy Hurley III is a bit of an anomaly on the PGA TOUR. Although, as a kid, he dreamed of having a pro golf career, he took the “scenic route” to get there. He earned his bachelor’s degree at the United States Naval Academy, then served five years as a naval officer—including deployment in the Persian Gulf—before earning his place on the TOUR. READ MORE>>

Billy Hurley glides in a chip for birdie in Shot of the Day

The best shot from the 2nd Round at the Dean and Deluca Invitational WATCH VIDEO>>

 

Hurley set to defend title

Billy Hurley III, who won his first PGA tour title last year at the Quicken Loans National, was in town earlier this week to address the media as he begins preparations to defend his title.

The tournament shifts from Congressional to TPC Potomac this year, but the change in venue doesn’t change to excitement level Hurley III has for next month’s tournament (June 26-July 2). WATCH VIDEO>>

Fore Play Podcast: AT&T Byron Nelson Week With Billy Hurley III

Byron Nelson week! Fore Play is back with yet another epidote. This week we were joined by Billy Hurley III. We actually went to Washington DC and interviewed Billy in person at TPC Potomac. Awesome guy. We talked with him for about 25 minutes.  LISTEN>>

 

Billy Hurley III ready to defend title at Quicken Loans National

POTOMAC — Billy Hurley III acknowledges he might have a slight advantage over his fellow PGA Tour professionals during the Quicken Loans National. That’s because the Annapolis resident has significant experience playing the golf course that will host the tournament.

Hurley routinely practices at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm and has played two competitive tournaments there. READ MORE>>

RICKIE FOWLER, BILLY HURLEY III, TO COMPETE AT QUICKEN LOANS NATIONAL AT TPC POTOMAC THIS SUMMER (VIDEO)

The Quicken Loans National golf tournament returns to Montgomery County this summer but it will be played at a different course than last year. For the first time in the tournament’s eleven-year history, golfers will tee off at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. MyMCMedia’s Sonya Burke has more. WATCH VIDEO>>