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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The World Golf Hall of Fame is changing the criteria, voting process and timing of player inductions. No one has been elected this year while the criteria went through an overhaul. The next induction will be May 2015.
Nike announces sponsorship deal with McIlroy
ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates (AP) -- Rory McIlroy and Tiger Woods are on the same team now -- at least when it comes to sponsorship.
14 Jan 2013 - 9:46am - 1 Comments
Begay joins NBC Sports and Golf Channel as reporter to replace Pepper
KAPALUA, Hawaii -- The next time Notah Begay is inside the ropes on the PGA Tour, he'll be holding a microphone instead of a golf club.
8 Jan 2013 - 11:43pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy, Lewis and Chapman named by golf writers as players of year
HOUSTON -- Rory McIlroy, Stacy Lewis and Roger Chapman have been named 2012 Players of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America. In addition, the Association of Golf Writers in Europe has named McIlroy as the European Tour Golfer of the Year.
19 Dec 2012 - 3:22pm - 1 Comments
Montgomerie and Schofield round out newest World Golf Hall of Fame class
Colin Montgomerie and Ken Schofield share, as player and administrator respectively, a special affinity with both the European Tour and the Ryder Cup, and they will be honored for their contributions to the game next year when they are inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
18 Dec 2012 - 11:33am - 2 Comments
McIlroy tops European Ryder Cup team to win Golf Writers Trophy
LONDON -- Rory McIlroy has won the Association of Golf Writers Trophy for 2012 over Europe's triumphant Ryder Cup team.
10 Dec 2012 - 10:14pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup Captain Love to receive prestigious USGA Bob Jones Award
FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Davis Love III has been named as the recipient of the 2013 Bob Jones Award, the U.S. Golf Association announced Wednesday.
5 Dec 2012 - 6:14pm - 0 Comments
Prominent golf organizations issue statements on proposed USGA-R&A anchoring ban
The leaders of many of golf's most prominent organizations have reacted to the proposed ban on anchoring strokes unveiled Wednesday by the USGA and R&A. Here is a sample of their statements:
28 Nov 2012 - 10:22am - 4 Comments
Park Jr., clubmaker and British Open champion, selected for Hall of Fame
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Willie Park Jr. will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame as part of the Class of 2013, Hall of Fame officials said Thursday.
15 Nov 2012 - 7:50pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy won't renew with Titleist, indications are he will sign with Nike
Rory McIlroy is officially a free agent when it comes to golf equipment.
30 Oct 2012 - 8:38am - 0 Comments
Venturi selected for World Golf Hall of Fame via Lifetime Achievement
PEBBLE BEACH, Calif. -- Former U.S. Open champion and longtime television analyst Ken Venturi has been selected for the World Golf Hall of Fame. Venturi, 81, was chosen through the Lifetime Achievement category.
8 Oct 2012 - 7:40pm - 1 Comments
Couples selected for induction into World Golf Hall of Fame in 2013
ATLANTA -- Fred Couples, a former Masters champion and one of the most popular figures in the game, was elected into the World Golf Hall of Fame on Wednesday.
19 Sep 2012 - 4:13pm - 0 Comments
Sota, Spanish star who urged nephew Ballesteros to greatness, dies at 74
MADRID -- The Spanish golf federation says Ramon Sota, the uncle of Seve Ballesteros and inspirational player of the 1960s and 70s, has died. He was 74.
29 Aug 2012 - 3:54pm - 0 Comments
Olympic course in Rio set to break ground soon, host test event in 2015
FARMINGDALE, N.Y. -- Royal & Ancient Chief Executive Peter Dawson said officials expect to break ground on the Olympic course in Rio de Janeiro this fall, keeping it on schedule for the 2016 and for what he called a ''test event'' prior to the Olympics
29 Aug 2012 - 12:41pm - 0 Comments
New Augusta Nat'l member Moore known for breaking gender barriers
COLUMBIA, S.C. -- Busting into an all-boys club has never been a problem for Darla Moore.
20 Aug 2012 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Augusta National adds its first two female members in Rice and Moore
NEW YORK -- For the first time in its 80-year history, Augusta National Golf Club has female members.
20 Aug 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Long putters likely to be banned, says Harrington, who hopes change is soon
LYTHAM ST. ANNES, England -- Padraig Harrington thinks long putters are on the way out -- even though their most famous practitioner, Adam Scott, did not follow Keegan Bradley and Webb Simpson in winning a major with one on Sunday night
23 Jul 2012 - 11:25am - 0 Comments
Decision on whether long putters stay legal could be made soon, says R&A
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23 Jul 2012 - 10:51am - 11 Comments
Callaway announces layoffs and cost- cutting steps, stock falls 9 percent
CARLSBAD, Calif. -- Callaway Golf is laying off 12 percent of its workforce and implementing a series of cuts that the company hopes will save about $52 million a year, company officials said Wednesday.
11 Jul 2012 - 6:16pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Open TV ratings get boost from return to prime-time last-round finish
NEW YORK -- The U.S. Open's return to prime time aided its television ratings.
19 Jun 2012 - 12:42am - 0 Comments