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A Michigander on the PGA Tour’s Hawaii swing: Excited, then depressed.

Watching PGA Tour golfers stroll down the undulated fairways of Hawaii golf courses always excites me; until it depresses me.

The first two tournaments of each PGA Tour season are played on the USA’s most recent state, Hawaii, a tropical paradise ripe with ocean and volcano views.

My initial reaction is always anticipation. The holiday season has concluded and a new year has sprung hope and expectation. I’ve been an avid PGA Tour fan for as long as I can remember, and I’m pretty nerdy about studying stats and results.

Alec Brzezinski is a sports reporter for the Petoskey (Michigan)

Natalie Gulbis excited for CME sponsor exemption

NAPLES, Fla. — Natalie Gulbis wasn’t aware of the response her sponsor invitation into this week’s CME Group Tour Championship had created.

Gulbis, who has missed five cuts and withdrew from another, had planned for 2020 to be her final year on the LPGA.

And CME Chairman and CEO Terry Duffy had rewarded Gulbis for helping get what became this level of an event off the ground back when he had her play in a pro-am type of event in 2005, along with some other LPGA players. That was the start of the relationship between Duffy and CME with the