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Died: Mark Hayes, a three-time winner on the PGA Tour in the 1970s, on Monday in Edmond, Okla., according to PGATour.com. He was 69 and had suffered from early onset Alzheimer’s disease, according to published reports. Hayes, a native of Stillwater, Okla., played college golf at Oklahoma State in 1968-71, earning first-team all-America honors as a junior and senior. Among his career highlights, he won the 1977 Players Championship and competed on the Americans’ victorious 1979 Ryder Cup team. In 604 career starts on the PGA Tour, Hayes posted 57 top-10 finishes. After his playing career, he designed courses, mostly in Oklahoma and neighboring states.


Correction: Brittany Lincicome will be the sixth woman to compete in a PGA Tour event when she tees it up today in the Barbasol Championship (“Pioneering woman takes on PGA Tour,” July 18); (“Keeping score,” July 18). Also, this is not the inaugural Barbasol Championship but rather the first time it will be played at Keene Trace Golf Club in Nicholasville, Ky. The tournament was held in 2015-17 at the Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail’s Grand National course in Opelika, Ala.


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