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Adam Scott moves to second in men's golf rankings

Adam Scott moves to second in men's golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 26 (UPI) -- Adam Scott held on and won the Barclays, a result that gave him a second high-profile win in 2013 and moved him to No. 2 in the men's world golf rankings.

Tommy Fleetwood claims first win in Johnnie Walker playoff

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 25 (UPI) -- Tommy Fleetwood birdied the final regulation hole to force a three-way playoff, then carded another to emerge with a win at the Johnnie Walker Championship.

Fleetwood joins Gonzalez atop Johnnie Walker leader board

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 24 (UPI) -- Tommy Fleetwood shot a 67 Saturday to take a share of the lead at the Johnnie Walker Championship in Scotland with Ricardo Gonzalez.

Ricardo Gonzalez leads at halfway point at Gleneagles

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 23 (UPI) -- Ricardo Gonzalez finished with five consecutive birdies Friday and has on a one-stroke lead halfway through the European Tour's tournament at Gleneagles.

Gonzalez, Wiesberger lead at Gleneagles

AUCHTERARDER, Scotland, Aug. 22 (UPI) -- Ricardo Gonzalez and Bernd Wiesberger each shot 7-under-par 65 Thursday and share the first-round lead at the European Tour's stop at Gleneagles, Scotland.

Reed jumps 105 places in world golf rankings

VIRGINIA WATER, England, Aug. 19 (UPI) -- Patrick Reed climbs more than 100 spots in the men's world golf rankings Monday following his first PGA Tour victory.

Ramsay cruises to Euro Masters win

CRANS MONTANA, Switzerland, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Richie Ramsay drained five birdies on the front nine Sunday, pulling away for a 4-shot victory at the European Masters.

Wirtz acquires Union Beverage

CHICAGO, March 29 (UPI) -- When Wirtz Beverage Group acquires Union Beverage Co. in July, it will create the largest wine and liquor distribution company in Illinois, the company said.

Mark Brown rallies to win Johnnie Walker

NEW DELHI, March 2 (UPI) -- New Zealand's Mark Brown birdied the 12th through 15th holes and finished with a 5-under-par 67 Sunday to win the Johnnie Walker Classic in New Delhi.
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Johnnie Walker is a brand of Scotch whisky owned by Diageo and produced in Kilmarnock, Ayrshire, Scotland. It is the most widely distributed brand of blended Scotch whisky in the world, sold in almost every country and with yearly sales of over 130 million bottles.

Originally known as Walker's Killme Whisky, the Johnnie Walker brand is a legacy left by John ‘Johnnie’ Walker after he started to sell whisky in his grocer’s shop in Ayrshire, Scotland. The brand became popular, but after Walker's death in 1857 it was his son Alexander Walker and grandson Alexander Walker II who were largely responsible for establishing the scotch as a popular brand. Under John Walker, whisky sales represented eight percent of the firm’s income; by the time Alexander was ready to pass on the company to his own sons, that figure had increased to between 90 and 95 percent.

Prior to 1860 it was illegal to sell blended (malt and grain mixed together) whisky. During that time John Walker sold a number of whiskys — notably his own Walker’s Kilmarnock. In 1865 John’s son Alexander produced their first blend, Walker’s Old Highland.

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