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2003 Masters champ still going at 41 amid elbow, wrist injuries
By Steve DiMeglio USA TODAY

Weir weathers aches, pains
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Middle man: Jim Furyk is 76th in the FedExCup standings. Two-time RBC Canadian Open winner Jim Furyk, who also is the reigning FedExCup champion, plays with Keegan Bradley, one of four rookies in the top 30 in the FedExCup standings (he’s 29th) and defending champion Carl Pettersson (today, 3:40 p.m. ET; Friday, 10:30 a.m.). Luke Donald, No. 1 in the world and No. 6 in the FedExCup, joins Matt Kuchar (No. 8 in the FedEx standings) and Canadian star Mike Weir (today, 3:50 p.m.; Friday, 10:40 a.m.). Plus, there’s a trio of contenders from the British Open, Rickie Fowler and Anthony Kim, who tied for fifth, and Lucas Glover, who tied for 12th (today, 3:50 p.m. ET; Friday, 10:40 a.m. ET).

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Anniversary of Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club, which will host the RBC Canadian Open for the fourth time. Golfers in the field who competed in the British Open at Royal St. George’s in Sandwich, England, which is 4,758 miles from Vancouver. Chris Kirk became the fifth PGA Tour rookie to win this year by winning last week’s Viking Classic. Kirk is one of four rookies in the top 30 of the FedExCup standings. The record for tournament wins by rookies in one year is six in 2004. There are 14 tournaments left in the PGA Tour season. From staff and wire reports




With Mike Weir on the inward nine of his career, his recent play would suggest it might be time to withdraw. The little lefty from the USA’s neighbor to the north last won when he made the 2007 Fry’s Electronics Open his eighth win on the PGA Tour. Since the start of the 2010 season, he has missed 19 cuts in 32 starts — 11 of them this year. His best finishes this season are ties for 70th and 77th. He lost his Tour playing privileges earlier this year and has fallen to No. 475 in the world golf rankings. Further, his right elbow is less than 100% and usually heavily bandaged, and his swollen left wrist was drained earlier this year. He’s financially secure, so no one would begrudge Weir if he went off and sat in a rocking chair and started enjoying his retirement years even if he’s just 41. Weir, however, waves off such talk. Instead, the man who won the 2003 Masters and spent 110 weeks in the world’s top 10 between 2001 and 2005 is fighting through the injuries and a massive slump by doing what he’s always done — grinding. “Hopefully it’s going to be a climb back to the top, because I do believe I have a lot of good golf left in me,” Weir said. “I have been working extremely hard, but when you’re just beating your head up against the wall because you’re playing poorly, it’s extremely difficult. You are working hard, and it’s frustrating when the results don’t come. “But they will come. I will play some good golf again.” Weir is hopeful his form takes a turn for the better starting today in the RBC Canadian Open at Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club in Vancouver. After missing the cut in his first nine starts, Weir has three top-10s in his last 11 starts in “my national championship.” In 2004, with the country behind him, he lost a playoff to Vijay Singh. “When I was a junior golfer, they called it the fifth major,” Weir said. “It took a slip in the 1990s and early 2000s, but with RBC now involved, and with the tournament moving around, it is getting better. For me personally, and all the Canadian guys, we want to win it.” At times last year, he didn’t know if he’d be playing in it. The pain he felt in his elbow became so severe that he couldn’t turn a doorknob. Finally, in Greensboro, N.C., he

Searching: Matt Kuchar is looking for his first win of the year. Only four weeks remain in the PGA Tour regular season, so players have to start thinking positioning. Only the top 125 in the standings advance to The Barclays, the first playoff event. The fields shrink from there to 100, 70 and finally 30 for The Tour Championship. Among the top 10, only world No. 1 Luke Donald and Matt Kuchar are in the field this week. The seasonlong FedExCup race includes 33 weeks of events before a fourtournament playoff culminating with The Tour Championship at East Lake Golf Club in Atlanta determines the winner of the $10 million grand prize.
Player 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. Nick Watney Steve Stricker K.J. Choi Phil Mickelson Bubba Watson Luke Donald Mark Wilson Matt Kuchar Webb Simpson David Toms Points behind — 57 237 267 312 343 433 492 514 518

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“My national championship”: Mike Weir, eyeing a putt in April’s Masters, says of the RBC Canadian Open, “For me personally, and all the Canadian guys, we want to win it.” got an MRI, which revealed a partially torn ligament. Knowing this, and after minor surgery, he healed the elbow with concentrated rehabilitation and three months later was back on the course. His swing, as well, continues to need constant attention. “If I had it all over to do again, I would have stopped playing,” Weir said. “But in golf, you think you’re OK and you keep going. And I got into bad habits with my swing while I was protecting my right elbow. “Then I finally shut it down for three months. And when I came back, I think in my brain I still had those bad swing habits, and I just haven’t been able to break free of that.” Efforts to get out of his funk have led him to hours on the range, sessions with swing coach Butch Harmon and conversations with Jack Nicklaus. There is no more pain in his elbow. His wrist feels strong. And his family and “tons” of volunteers and fans continue to provide encouraging pats on the back. “I thought by now I’d be playing better, but it is what it is and I’m just going to keep working hard,” Weir said. “I’m going to dig my way out of this, no matter how long it takes.”

PGA Tour

RBC Canadian Open Site: Vancouver, British Columbia Schedule: Today-Sunday Course: Shaughnessy Golf and Country Club (7,212 yards, par 71) Purse: $5.2 million Winner’s share: $918,000 TV (p.m. ET): Golf Channel (today-Friday, 3-6); CBS (Saturday-Sunday, 3-6) Senior British Open Site: Surrey, England Schedule: Today-Sunday Course: Walton Heath Golf Club, Old Course (7,394 yards, par 72) Purse: $2 million Winner’s share: $315,000 TV: ESPN2 (today-Sunday, noon-2 p.m.) Nationwide Children’s Hospital Invitational Site: Columbus, Ohio Schedule: Today-Sunday Course: Ohio State University Golf Club, Scarlet Course (7,455 yards, par 71) Purse: $800,000 Winner’s share: $144,000 TV: Golf Channel (today-Fri., 12:302:30; Sat., 6:30-9:30; Sun., 7-9:30)

Champions Tour

On the bubble Since only 125 make the first week of the playoffs, these golfers need to make a move:
Player 125. 126. 127. 128. 129. 130. 131. 132. 133. 134. 135. Tim Clark (1,499) Steven Bowditch Zack Miller Stephen Ames Tiger Woods Roland Thatcher David Hearn Kent Jones Tim Petrovic Ben Curtis Chris Riley Points behind 125 — 1 9 10 12 17 20 21 24 31 34

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IN THE UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF DELAWARE In re: Chapter 11 PERKINS & MARIE Case No. 11-11795 (KG) CALLENDER’S INC.,1 et al., Jointly Administered Debtors. Ref. Docket Nos. 117 and 174 NOTICE TO ALL CREDITORS AND EQUITY INTEREST HOLDERS OF BAR DATES FOR FILING PROOFS OF CLAIM On June 13, 2011 (the “Petition Date”), the above captioned debtors and debtors in possession (collectively, the “Debtors”) filed voluntary petitions (collectively, the“Chapter 11 Cases”) for relief under chapter 11 of title 11 of the United States Code, 11 U.S.C §§ 101 et seq. (the “Bankruptcy Code”), in the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware (the“Court”). On July 9, 2011, the Court entered an order in the Chapter 11 Cases [Docket No. 174] (the “Bar Date Order”) establishing certain claims bar dates in the Chapter 11 Cases. Capitalized terms used but not otherwise defined herein shallhave themeanings ascribedto suchtermsin theBarDate Order. Pursuant to the Bar Date Order, the Court established August 16, 2011 at 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time), as the general claims bar date (the “General Bar Date”). Except as described below, the Bar Date Order requires all persons or entities that have or assert any pre-petition claims (each, a “Claim”) against the Debtors to file proofs of claim (each,a“Proof of Claim”) with Omni Management Group, LLC (“Omni”), the claims, noticing and balloting agent in these Chapter 11 Cases, so that their Proofs of Claim are actually received by Omni on or before 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) on the General Bar Date. As used in this Notice, the term“Claim”shall mean, as to or against the Debtors and in accordance with section 101(5) of the Bankruptcy Code:(a) any righttopayment,whetherornotsuchrightisreducedtojudgment,liquidated, unliquidated, fixed, contingent, matured, unmatured, disputed, legal, equitable, secured or unsecured; or (b) any right to an equitable remedy for breach of performance if such breach gives rise to a right to payment,whether or not such right to an equitable remedy is reduced to judgment, fixed, contingent, matured,unmatured,disputed,undisputed,securedorunsecured. The Bar Date Order established the following bar dates for filing Proofs of Claiminthesechapter11cases(collectively,the“BarDates”): The General Bar Date: Pursuant to the Bar Date Order,all persons and entities (including, without limitation, individuals, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures,and trusts) that assert a Claim,including,without limitation,a Claim pursuant to section 503(b)(9) of the Bankruptcy Code (each, a“503(b) (9) Claim”), which arose on or prior to the Petition Date, are required to file proofsofsuchclaimbytheGeneralBarDate. The Government Bar Date:Pursuant to the Bar Date Order,the last date and time for filing Proofs of Claim by governmental units (as defined in section 101(27) of the Bankruptcy Code) against any of the Debtors is December 12, 2011at4:00p.m.(prevailingEasternTime)(the“GovernmentBarDate”). The Amended Schedules Bar Date: If the Debtors amend or supplement their Schedules subsequent to the service of the Bar Date Notice,the Debtors will give notice of any such amendment or supplement to the holders of Claims affected thereby,and such holders shall be afforded the later of (i) the General Bar Date and (ii) twenty-one (21) days from the date on which such notice is given,to file Proofs of Claim in respect of their Claims (the“Amended SchedulesBarDate”) The Rejection Bar Date: Any person or entity (including, without limitation,individuals,partnerships,corporations,joint ventures,and trusts) whose Claim arises out of the Court-approved rejection of an executory contract or unexpired lease in accordance with section 365 of the Bankruptcy Code (a “Rejection Damage Claim”) must file a Proof of Claim by the later of (i) the General Bar Date or (ii) 4:00 p.m. (prevailing Eastern Time) on the date that is thirty (30) days following the entry of the order approving the rejection of the executory contract or unexpired lease pursuant to which the entity asserting the Rejection Damage Claim is a party (the“Rejection Bar Date,”and together with the General Bar Date,the GovernmentBarDateandtheAmendedSchedulesBarDate,the“BarDates”). Entities That Must File Proofs of Claim by the Applicable Bar Date: Subject tothetermsdescribedaboveforholdersofaRejectionDamageClaim,without limitation,all entities holding Claims (including,without limitation,503(b)(9) Claims) against the Debtors that arose on or before the Petition Date,including,without limitation,the following entities,must file Proofs of Claim on or before the General Bar Date or, with respect to claims of governmental units, on or before the Government Bar Date:(a) any entity whose prepetition claim against the Debtors is not listed in the Debtors’schedules of assets and liabilities filed in these Chapter 11 Cases (collectively, the “Schedules”) or whose prepetition claim is listed in the Schedules but is listed therein as disputed, contingent or unliquidated and that desires to participate in these Chapter 11 Casesorshareinanydistributionunderanyconfirmedchapter11planinthese Chapter 11 Cases;and (b) any entity that believes that its prepetition claim is improperly classified in the Schedules or is listed in an incorrect amount and that desires to have its claim allowed in a classification or amount other than thatidentifiedintheSchedules. Master Proof of Claim: The indenture trustee for the Senior Secured Notes and the indenture trustee for the Senior Notes shall file a master proof of claim (each, a “Master Proof of Claim”) on account of the repayment of principal, interest and other fees, costs, charges or expenses (each, a “Debt Claim”) on account of or under the indentures for the Senior Secured Notes and the Senior Notes (together,the“Debt Instruments”) on behalf of the holders of the Senior SecuredNotesandtheholdersoftheSeniorNotes,respectively. Entities Not Required to File Proofs of Claim by the Applicable Bar Date: The Bar Date Order further provides that the following persons and entities need not file Proofs of Claim on or before the applicable Bar Date: (a) any person or entity whose Claim is listed on the Schedules and (i) whose Claim is not described thereon as “disputed,” “contingent,” or “unliquidated,” (ii) who does not dispute the amount or classification of the Claim set forth in the Schedules, and (iii) who does not dispute that the Claim is an obligation of the specific Debtor against which the Claim is listed on the Schedules; (b) any person or entity whose Claim has been paid in full by the Debtors;(c) professionals retained by the Debtors or the Committee pursuant to orders of this Court which assert administrative claims for fees and expenses subject to this Court’s approval pursuant to sections 328, 330, 331 and 503(b) of the Bankruptcy Code or 28 U.S.C § 156(c);(d) current officers and directors of the Debtors which assert claims for indemnification and/or contribution arising as a result of such officers’or directors’prepetition or postpetition services to the Debtors; (e) any person or entity holding a claim payable to the Court or the United StatesTrustee Program pursuant to 28 U.S.C.§ 1930;(f) any person or entity that holds an interest in the Debtors, which interest is based exclusively upon the ownership of common or preferred stock,membership interests, partnership interests, or warrants or rights to purchase, sell or subscribe to such a security or interest; provided, however, that interest holders that wish to assert Claims (as opposed to ownership interests) against the Debtors that arise out of or relate to the ownership or purchase of an interest,including Claims arising out of or relating to the sale,issuance,or distribution of the interest,must file Proofs of Claim on or before the applicable Bar Date,unless another exception identified herein applies; (g) any holder of a Claim allowableundersections503(b)and507(a)(2)oftheBankruptcyCodeasanadministrativeexpense(otherthanaholderofaClaimundersection503(b)(9)ofthe Bankruptcy Code); (h) any person or entity that holds a Claim that has been allowed by an order of this Court entered on or before the applicable Bar Date; (i) any holder of a Claim for which a separate deadline for filing a Proof of Claim is fixed by an order of this Court;(j) any Debtor in these Chapter 11 Cases having a Claim against another Debtor; (k) any of the following entities having a Claim against a Debtor: Pie Shop No. 9; Marie Callender’s #48, a California Limited Partnership; Marie Callender’s #50, a California Limited Partnership; Marie Callender Pie Shop No.59;Marie Callender’s #61;Marie Callender’s #62, a California Limited Partnership; Marie Callender’s #66; Marie Callender’s #73,a California Limited Partnership;Marie Callender of Simi Valley;MCTexas Limited Partnership; Marie Callender’s #71, a California Limited Partnership; and Marie Callender’s #97, a California Limited Partnership (each, a “PRKMC Partnership Entity”);provided,however,that any non-Debtor person or entity that has a membership interest, partnership interest, or other ownership interest in a PRKMC Partnership Entity that wishes to assert a Claim against a Debtor that arises out of,or relates to,such interest must file a Proof of Claim on or before the applicable Bar Date;(l) any holder of a Claim who has already properly filed a Proof of Claim with Omni or the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware on account of such Claim,utilizing a Claim form which substantially conforms to the Proof of Claim Form or Official Form 10;(m) any person or entity who holds a Debt Claim on account of or under the Debt Instruments; provided, however, that any holder of a Debt Claim wishing to assert (i) a Claim arising out of or relating to a Debt Instrument other than a Debt Claim or (ii) any Claim other than a Debt Claim, shall be required to file a Proof of Claim with respect to such Claim on or before the applicable Bar Date, unless another exception identified herein applies; and (n) any person or entity holding a Claim for principal, interest and other fees and expenses on or under the Debtors’pre-petition credit agreement or anydebtorinpossessionfinancingfacility. Consequences of Failure to File Proof of Claim: Any person, entity or governmental unit that is required to file a Proof of Claim,but fails to do so by the applicable Bar Date and in the form and manner provided for in the Bar Date Order shall be forever barred, estopped, and enjoined from asserting such Claim against the Debtors (or filing a Proof of Claim with respect thereto), and the Debtors and their property shall be forever discharged from any and all indebtedness or liability with respect to such Claim. Moreover, the holder of such Claim shall not be permitted to vote to accept or reject any plan filed in these Chapter 11 Cases, participate in any distribution in these Chapter 11 CasesonaccountofsuchClaim,orreceivefurthernoticesregardingsuchClaim. If it is unclear from the Schedules whether your Claim is disputed,contingent and/or unliquidated or is otherwise properly listed and classified therein,you must file a Proof of Claim on or before the applicable Bar Date. Any person, entity or governmental unit that relies on the information in the Schedules bears full and absolute responsibility for determining that its Claim is accuratelylistedtherein. Procedures for Filing Proofs of Claim: A Proof of Claim will be deemed timely only if the original Proof of Claim is mailed or delivered by hand, courier or overnight service so as to be actually received by Omni on or before the applicable Bar Date,at the following address: Perkins & Marie Callender’s Claim Processing, c/o Omni Management Group, LLC, 16161 Ventura Blvd., Suite C,PMB 446,Encino,CA 91436. Proofs of Claim may not be sent by facsimile,telecopy,electronic mail or other form of electronic transmission. A claimant who wishes to receive acknowledgement of receipt of its Proof of Claim may submit a copy of the Proof of Claim and a self-addressed,stamped envelope to Omni along with the original Proof of Claim. If you file a Proof of Claim, yourProofofClaimmust:(a)bewrittenintheEnglishlanguage;(b)bedenominated in lawful currency of the United States as of June 13,2011;(c) conform substantially to Official Bankruptcy Form No.10;(d) specify the Debtor against which the Proof of Claim is filed;(e) set forth with specificity the legal and factual basis for the alleged Claim; (f) include supporting documentation (or, if such documentation is voluminous,a summary of such documentation) or an explanation as to why such documentation is not available;and (g) be signed by the claimant or,if the claimant is not an individual,by an authorized agent of the claimant. If any person, entity or governmental unit asserts a Claim against more than one Debtor,the claimant must file a separate Proof of Claim against each Debtor,and each Proof of Claim must specify the name and case numberoftheDebtoragainstwhichtheClaimisbeingasserted. Additional Information: Copies of the Schedules and the Bar Date Order are available for inspection during regular business hours at the Office of the Clerk of the United States Bankruptcy Court for the District of Delaware, 3rd Floor, 824 N. Market Street, Wilmington, DE 19801. In addition, copies of the Schedules and the Bar Date Order may be viewed on the internet for a fee at the Court’s website ( by following directions for accessing the Court’s electronic filing system on such website, or free of charge on Omni’s website for these Chapter 11 Cases (http://www. Questions concerning the contents of this Notice and requests for Proofs of Claim should be directed to Omni at (866) 9896148 between the hours of 9:00 a.m.and 5:00 p.m.(prevailing Eastern Time), Monday through Friday. Please note that Omni’s staff is not permitted to give legal advice. You should consult with your own attorney for assistance regarding any other inquiries, such as questions concerningthecompletionorfilingofaProofofClaim. Dated: July21,2011,Wilmington,DE By: /s/RobertF.Poppiti,Jr. YOUNG CONAWAY STARGATT & TAYLOR,LLP,Robert S.Brady (No.2847),Robert F.Poppiti,Jr.(No.5052),The Brandywine Building,1000 West Street,17th Floor, Wilmington,DE 19801,Telephone:(302) 571-6600,Facsimile:(302) 571-1253 -AND- TROUTMAN SANDERS LLP, Mitchel H. Perkiel, Brett D. Goodman, The Chrysler Building, 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10174, Telephone: (212) 704-6000, Facsimile: (212) 704-6288, COUNSEL FOR PERKINS & MARIE CALLENDER’SINC.,ETAL.,DebtorsandDebtors-in-Possession 1 The Debtors, together with the last four digits of each Debtor’s federal tax identification number, are: Perkins & Marie Callender’s Inc. (4388); Perkins & Marie Callender’s Holding Inc. (3999); Perkins & Marie Callender’s Realty LLC (N/A); Perkins Finance Corp. (0081); Wilshire Restaurant Group LLC (0938); PMCI Promotions LLC (7308); Marie Callender Pie Shops, Inc. (7414); Marie Callender Wholesalers, Inc. (1978); MACAL Investors, Inc. (4225); MCID, Inc. (2015); Wilshire Beverage, Inc. (5887); and FIV Corp. (3448). The mailing addressfortheDebtorsis6075PoplarAvenue,Suite800,Memphis,TN38119.

UNITED STATES BANKRUPTCY COURT SOUTHERN DISTRICT OF NEW YORK ) In Proceedings For A Reorganization In re ) Under Chapter 11 JOHNS-MANVILLE CORPORATION, et al., ) Case Nos. 82 B 11656 (BRL) ) Through 82 B 11676 (BRL) Inclusive Debtors. NOTICE OF FILING TO: All persons and entities interested in the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust, including all holders and potential holders of claims for death, personal injuries or personal damages caused or allegedly caused, directly or indirectly, by exposure to asbestos and arising or allegedly arising, directly or indirectly, from acts or omissions prior to October 28, 1988 of one or more of Manville Corporation and certain affiliated corporations. PLEASE TAKE NOTICE that the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust (the “Trust”) and Robert A. Falise, Frank J. Macchiarola, and Mark A. Peterson, Trustees of the Trust (the “Trustees”) have filed with this Court an Application for Order Approving the Account of Trustees and Financial Statements of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust (“Application”) for the Period January 1, 2010 through December 31, 2010. Copies of the Application, Account of the Trustees and Financial Statements of the Manville Personal Injury Settlement Trust for such period (“Account”), and a proposed Order approving the Account and discharging the Trustees from all liability as to all matters embraced in the Account of Trustees and Financial Statements (“Proposed Order”) are available on the Trust’s website ( or may be requested from the General Counsel for the Trust at the Falls Church, Virginia address indicated below. Persons wishing to receive a list, by state and country, of the number and total value of payments the Trust made to Beneficiaries during the period covered by the accounting should request this information from the Trust at the address listed below. PLEASE TAKE FURTHER NOTICE that objections, if any, to the Account, the Application and the Proposed Order shall be made in writing, shall state with particularity the grounds therefor, and shall be filed with the Court, Burton R. Lifland, United States Bankruptcy Judge, and served upon and received by the undersigned counsel for the Trust and the Trustees on or before August 11, 2011. A hearing on the Application, Account, and Proposed Order and objections thereto, if any, shall be held before the Court in Room 623 of the United States Bankruptcy Court, Southern District of New York, Alexander Hamilton Custom House, One Bowling Green, New York, New York 100041408, on the 16th day of August 2011 at 10 o’ clock in the morning of said day. Dated: July 14, 2011 MANVILLE PERSONAL INJURY Falls Church, Virginia SETTLEMENT TRUST By: /s/ David T. Austern____________ David T. Austern, General Counsel, 3110 Fairview Park Dr., Ste. 200, P.O. Box 12003, Falls Church, Virginia 22042, (703) 204-9300

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Major expansion: 2007 U.S. Open champ Christie Kerr says: “The Evian Masters has always been an elite tournament.”

Evian Masters will be 5th LPGA major in ’13
From wire reports The Evian Masters in France will become the fifth major on the LPGA tour starting in 2013. “In 2013 you will return to the fifth and final major on the LPGA tour,” Commissioner Mike Whan said Wednesday, adding it’s “a new page in women’s golf history.” Tournament chairman Franck Riboud said the tournament in Evian-Les-Bains, France, would be moved to the second week of September in 2013. LPGA The Evian Masters began in 1994, when Sweden’s Helen Alfredsson won the event. “It will be the last one of the year, and we are very proud of that,” Riboud said, adding the tournament will change its name and be called the Evian Championship when it becomes a major. The tour’s other majors are the Kraft Nabisco Championship, the LPGA Championship, the U.S. Women’s Open and the Women’s British Open. “The Evian Masters has always been an elite tournament in the world of women’s golf,” 2007 U.S. Open champion Cristie Kerr said. “Players on the LPGA have always considered the Evian Masters on par with the best tour events in all of golf. As an LPGA major, Evian will continue, as it has always done, to reach new heights year after year.” Field and qualifying criteria for 2013 have not been finalized, Whan said, adding that other majors — such as the Kraft Nabisco — were not under threat and there was no plan to remove one . “Kraft isn’t going away in 2013, and there is no hidden agenda,” Whan said. “Kraft Nabisco is going to be a time, a place on our schedule as long as I’m commissioner. The plan is to have five truly mega-events.” Modifications to the size of the Evian course and holes will be made. “This is big, and this is bold,” Whan said. “We’re going to take what was already one of the greatest settings in the game, what was already one of the greatest atmospheres in the game, what was already one of the greatest fields in the game, and we’re going to put on it one of the greatest monikers in the game.” Riboud said refurbishment plans were scheduled to start in December but that the tournament would be played as usual next year before renovation continues in September 2012. The world’s top men’s tours, including the PGA Tour, play four majors each year. Those four majors were determined not by declaration but by time and history, and that appears likely to stay the same. “It is as it should be,” PGA Tour vice president Ty Votaw said.

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