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Honored: Sungjae Im, as the Tour’s 2018 player of the year, the developmental tour announced. Im, 20, of South Korea, won the season opener, the first of two victories, and led the money list throughout the year in earning a promotion to the PGA Tour.

Ended: Nearly four years of litigation by a group of PGA Tour caddies against the Tour, according to Golf Channel’s Rex Hoggard. The lawsuit, filed in California in early 2015, concerned bibs with advertising that caddies are required to wear at tournaments. According to the report, the Tour has increased its stipend paid to caddies for health care. The caddies, like the players for whom they work, are independent contractors and not employees of the PGA Tour.