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More  than  150,000 fans  are  expected  to  attend  The Players Championship this week, according to the Florida Department of Transportation.

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The Ritz teamed up with the PGA and the World Golf Hall of Fame to kick off Black History Month Wednesday.


The museum opened the “Golf Heroes of the First Coast” exhibit, featuring artifacts like Tiger Woods’ golfing wedge from the 2001 Players Championship and Calvin Peete’s 1985 Championship trophy.


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Jacksonville’s Hidden Hills Country Club is opening its golf course to the public after suffering declining membership. Arlington’s Hidden Hills is just the latest indication that golf as a business is in the rough.

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A Topgolf entertainment facility opened Thursday near the St. Johns Town Center.

Topgolf features a multi-level, high-tech driving range meant not only to appeal to avid golfers, but also wants to have something for everyone, said marketing manager Alexa Wheat.

The Jacksonville Topgolf venue features two full bars, a restaurant, live music, pool tables, an outside deck, gaming consoles and event rooms, Wheat said. “We’ve seen bachelor and bachelorette parties, corporate events, holiday parties, any event you could possibly dream up we have to offer,” she said.

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One of the busiest weeks in business networking kicks off this week with The Players Championship.


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Jacksonville is celebrating the return of The Players Championship golf tournament.

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The University of North Florida Golf Complex could face competition for business.

The sports and entertainment facility TopGolf is planning to open in Jacksonville, only a few miles from UNF.

DAYTONA BEACH, Fla. (AP) — A central Florida judge has denied a "stand your ground" claim by a golfer who is accused of beating a man who claimed a golf ball had hit his pickup truck.

US Soccer

After their final friendly in Jacksonville, the U.S. begins their 2014 World Cup run tonight in Brazil. Cole Pepper checks that stats, and gives an update on the Jaguars, in his First Coast Connect weekly sports wrap.

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It was a busy weekend with the Jacksonville Jaguars potentially scoring big in the NFL Draft and the Players Championship Tournament coming down to a dramatic final few shots. Cole Pepper joined Melissa Ross to discuss it all in his weekly local sports wrap.

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When you think of The Players Championship Tournament, the first words that come to mind might be green, birdie or bunker, not the design of the course as it relates to tourism, the media, and the cultural identity of the First Coast.

PGA Tour

This week marks the 41st year of The Players Championship Tournament, shining the golf world's spotlight once again on the First Coast.

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From marathons to barbeque, Cole Pepper discussed the events of the week in his regular sports wrap up.

University of Florida

The Florida Gators failed to defeat UConn in the Final Four on Saturday. Cole Pepper shared his thoughts on the loss and more in his weekly sports wrap up.

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As the Jacksonville Sharks begin their season, the Jaguars are weighing the options as some key offensive players are about to become free agents. Cole Pepper gave us the scoop in his weekly sports wrap.