The Ontario government is currently touring the province with the stated objective of listening to concerns from stakeholders about recently-announced labour reforms that include a $15-an-hour minimum wage, but this columnist from the Toronto Sun writes that it’s simply a dog-and-pony show that wastes taxpayers’ money … The impact of players from South Korea was obvious at the U.S. Women’s Open on the weekend, where eight of the top 10 were from that country, including winner Sung Hyun Park. Afterwards, 59 South Korean players moved up in the women’s world rankings. As it stands now, five of them are in the top 10 in the rankings, 39 in the top 100 and 158 in the top 500 … World Golf Hall of Fame member Vijay Singh will be in Calgary for the Shaw Charity Classic, Aug. 30-Sept. 3 a Canyon Meadows Golf and Country Club. “This is a huge win for our tournament and golf fans in Calgary,” said tournament director Sean Van Kesteren. “One of the things that makes PGA Tour Champions exciting to watch is you have many of the greats of the game on the same tour with relative newcomers who are still competitive on the PGA Tour.” … Brooke Henderson remains No. 8 in the world rankings, but is now second on the LPGA Tour with 248 birdies. She’s also fourth on the tour money list with $1,027,689 … Everett Craven of Woodstock, Ont., and Johnathon Coffey of Shallow Lake, Ont., have been named recipients of the David Hearn Foundation Kia Grant. The grant was launched earlier this year as a joint initiative between Kia Canada Inc., and Hearn to encourage and enable junior golfers across Canada to give back to their communities. By recognizing their local Alzheimer Society, each recipient will be awarded $4,500 to direct to their local chapter to assist with the implementation of programs and services … Golf Ontario has announced the six players who will represent the province at the Canada Summer Games, July 28-Aug. 13 in Winnipeg. They include Monet Chun of Richmond Hill, Ellie Szeryk of London, Sarah Beqaj, Kelvin Lim of Thornhill, Tristan Renaud of Sudbury and Taylor Beckstead of Alliston.
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