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ST ANDREWS, Scotland -- Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open.
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
Steinberg, Woods' agent, arrested for DWI in suburban New York City
NEW YORK -- Tiger Woods' agent, Mark Steinberg, has been arrested on drunken driving charges in suburban New York. Police say Steinberg was stopped during a sobriety checkpoint Saturday night in Ardsley and arrested on DWI and aggravated DWI charges.
3 Jun 2012 - 7:41pm - 0 Comments
Famed MacKenzie's Sharp Park celebrates 80 years
Sharp Park Golf Course, a rare seaside municipal golf links built in 1932 by master architect Alister MacKenzie—- best-known for building world-class private courses like Cypress Point Club and Augusta National, home of the annual Master’s Tournament – will mark its 80th anni
19 May 2012 - 6:57pm - 0 Comments
U.S. Amateur trophy among artifacts stolen in burglary at USGA Museum
BERNARDS TOWNSHIP, N.J. -- The U.S. Amateur trophy is among the artifacts missing after a burglar broke into the U.S. Golf Association Museum in northern New Jersey.
17 May 2012 - 1:42am - 0 Comments
Golf Town, Canadian golf retailer, to buy Golfsmith for $96.5 million
NEW YORK -- Golf Town will buy Golfsmith International Holdings Inc. for about $96.5 million, the Canadian retailer said Monday, more than doubling its store base and significantly expanding its presence in the United States.
15 May 2012 - 2:22am - 0 Comments
Mickelson headlines diverse group of five inducted into Hall of Fame
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- Phil Mickelson loved golf before he was old enough to walk and swing a club. It took him on a thrilling ride of major championships and a few spectacular crashes, eventually leading to his induction Monday night into the World Golf Hall of Fame.
8 May 2012 - 12:51am - 0 Comments
Mickelson arrives at Hall of Fame, stellar career defined by creativity
CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- Phil Mickelson has won four major championships and let just as many get away.
6 May 2012 - 1:57pm - 0 Comments
Celebrating National Golf Day
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- WE ARE GOLF, a coalition of the game's leading associations and industry partners, met with dozens of Members of Congress on April 18, the fifth annual National Golf Day, to share stories and data about golf's diverse businesses, empl
18 Apr 2012 - 12:12pm - 0 Comments
House of Representatives passes bill to award Gold Medal to Nicklaus
The House of Representatives has voted to bestow the Congressional Gold Medal on golf great Jack Nicklaus. The legislation now goes to the Senate for a vote. Once approved there, it will go to President Bush.
16 Apr 2012 - 11:50pm - 1 Comments
Innisbrook owner Johnson wants to see more women get into golf industry
Sheila Johnson is quietly giving women a stronger voice in the golf industry.
2 Apr 2012 - 12:02am - 0 Comments
Ascension of female CEO at IBM revives Augusta membership debate
The appointment of a new chief executive at IBM has revived the debate over Augusta National Golf Club's all-male membership just one week before the Masters.
29 Mar 2012 - 11:46pm - 3 Comments
TaylorMade-adidas Golf Company to acquire Adams Golf
HERZOGENAURACH AND CARLSBAD, Calif. -- The adidas Group and Adams Golf, Inc.
19 Mar 2012 - 11:38am - 0 Comments
Bisher, famed Georgia writer honored for covering golf, dies at 93
Famed Georgia sportswriter Furman Bisher, who covered everything from major golf tournaments to the Triple Crown during a career that spanned six decades, died Sunday of a massive heart attack outside Atlanta. He was 93.
19 Mar 2012 - 12:35am - 0 Comments
Trump has 'monster' plans for Doral Resort, sees $200 million renovation
Donald Trump has monster plans for his purchase of the Doral Golf Resort & Spa.
8 Mar 2012 - 6:11pm - 3 Comments
Hanse selected to design course for Rio Olympics, beating out big names
The Rio 2016 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has selected U.S.-based Hanse Golf Course Design to design the golf course in Rio de Janeiro for the Olympic Games in 2016, when golf returns to the program after an absence of 112 years.
7 Mar 2012 - 12:28pm - 0 Comments
Trump buys Doral Resort for $150 million, plans 18-month renovation
Donald Trump's bid to buy the Doral Resort & Spa out of bankruptcy for $150 million was approved on Monday, the Trump Organization announced.
28 Feb 2012 - 3:29am - 0 Comments
Callaway hires Adams CEO Brewer as its new boss, ending long search
Oliver "Chip" Brewer has been hired as president and chief executive officer at Callaway Golf, company officials announced on Monday, ending a search that lasted more than half a year. Brewer has served as president and CEO of Adams Golf since 2002.
28 Feb 2012 - 3:22am - 0 Comments
Turner, manager of Britain-Ireland's Curtis Cup team, dies after illness
ST. ANDREWS, Scotland -- Sue Turner, the manager of Britain and Ireland’s Curtis Cup team and a leading figure in women’s golf in Britain, has died. She was 50.
15 Feb 2012 - 12:20pm - 0 Comments
Unique 'Art of Golf' exhibit appeals to golfers as much as to art buffs
ATLANTA, Ga. -- Imagine your Saturday foursome, fresh off a spirited 18 and sitting down for a nice clubhouse lunch, maybe paying off a few wagers and recalling the better shots of the day. And then this happens.
5 Feb 2012 - 5:47pm - 0 Comments