Rory McIlroy named PGA Tour Player of the Year

first_imgRelatedPosts Woods to take first stab at record 83rd victory at Farmers Insurance Open Tiger Woods wins 82nd Tour title Woods pulls out of Northern Trust Open with stiff back Rory McIlroy had been named the PGA Tour Player of the Year. It’s the third time the Northern Irishman had taken the Jack Nicklaus Award, having scooped the honour in 2012 and 2014. The winner was voted on by all PGA Tour members, who played at least 15 official FedEx Cup events during the 2018-19 season. McIlroy won the FedEx Cup for the second time this year, becoming just the second player – after Tiger Woods – to win the season-long race more than once, and the first to win the Players Championship and the FedEx Cup in the same season. With three wins on the season (the Players, RBC Canadian Open and the Tour Championship), McIlroy matched Brooks Koepka for the most victories on tour.Tags: FedEx CupPGA TourRory McIlroylast_img read more

Pres. Weah Holds Talks with Visiting US Delegation

first_imgPresident Weah (far left) with members of the U.S. delegation as well as members of his cabinetPresident George Weah on Thursday, June 27, 2019 welcomed a delegation of the United States Government to a meeting at his Foreign Ministry’s office, stressing a need for enhanced bilateral cooperation, coordination and collaboration between Liberia and the United States, an Executive Mansion release said.According to the release, the U.S. delegation was headed by Marie Royce, Assistant Secretary of State for Education and Culture Affairs Bureau, and included, among others, Ambassador Christine Elder, as well as the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) Mission Director Anthony Chan.President Weah used the meeting to accentuate the historic relations between Liberia and the United States, describing the US as Liberia’s staunchest ally.He told the delegation that despite the prevailing challenges facing Liberia, his government was fully prepared to deliver on deliverables of its flagship program, the Pro-Poor Agenda for Prosperity and Development (PAPD), which places premium on education, health, agriculture, and youth empowerment.Weah acknowledged the longstanding contributions of the United States of America in Liberia’s quest to build sustainable peace, democracy and a vibrant economy, noting that his government finds true partnership in the U.S. towards tackling Liberia’s challenges in the days and years ahead.“We have challenges everywhere that we as allies and partners need to address,” the President told the U.S. Government delegation. He said in addition to iron ore and rubber, which are the major exports of the country, Liberia has great potential in other sectors, including palm oil, timber and cocoa.President Weah also said most Liberian youths are being consumed by substance abuse and that “these young people need rehabilitation and reintegration, as well as vocational and technical training, in order to avert a looming human capacity deficit in the country.”Marie Royce, speaking on behalf of the delegation, said the U.S. is always willing to work with Liberia in addressing some of the challenges facing the country towards sustainable peace and development.“I am in the country to meet with key partners in the areas of education, culture and tourism,” she briefed President Weah.Madam Royce added, “I will be holding separate meetings and making some presentations as well.”She also promised to provide an opportunity for leadership, including Fulbright and Humphrey Fellows exchange programs between Liberia and the US.Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)last_img read more