Increase in average driving distance in
2018 across the world’s seven major professional golf tours, according to the U.S. Golf Association and the R&A’s joint fourth Annual Driving Distance Report. Driving information was gathered from the PGA Tour, European Tour, Japan Golf Tour, Web.com Tour, PGA Tour Champions, LPGA and Ladies European Tour. The most significant year-over-year increase was the PGA Tour’s from 292.5 to
296.1 yards (1.2 percent). The smallest was on the LPGA, from 252.6 yards to
252.7 yards (0.1 percent). The tour with the longest average driving distance was Web.com’s 304.9 yards.
Fine assessed by the NBA on Pelicans superstar Anthony Davis “for violating a collectively-bargained rule prohibiting players or their representatives from making public trade demands.” Davis’ agent, Rich Paul, told ESPN this week that his client has no plans to sign an extension with New Orleans and he wants to be traded. The NBA said the statements made by Paul were “an intentional effort to undermine the contractual relationship between Davis and the Pelicans.” The 25-year-old can become a free agent in the summer of 2020.