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Filed: By the PGA Tour, a $1.9 million lawsuit against Digital Ally, alleging that the company failed to make payments required in its contract to title sponsor a Web.com Tour tournament, according to a report in the Kansas City Business Journal. The Tour contends in its Jan. 22 filing in U.S. District Court in Kansas City that Digital Ally, which is based in Lenexa, Kan., and produces digital video imaging and storage products for law enforcement, reneged on its five-year contract for the 2015-19 tournaments, failing to make two payments totaling $340,000 in 2017. The Tour is seeking $1.9 million in damages for all unpaid sponsorship fees owed through this year’s tournament, which has been renamed the KC Golf Classic and scheduled for May 9-12 at Blue Hills Country Club in Kansas City, Mo.


Honored: Morning Read contributor Gary Van Sickle, by the International Network of Golf at its annual media awards program, for two articles that he wrote last year for Morning Read. Van Sickle won first-place awards in the categories of competition writing (“Woods proves he’s still got it,” Sept. 24) and in profile writing (“Parkinson’s patient uses golf as elixir,” May 28). The awards were presented at the PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Fla.