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  CLEVELAND (AP) – The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford were indicted Tuesday on charges they stole more than $1 million from him.   Sifford in 1961 became the first black golfe
U.S. Golf Association statement on rule to ban anchored putting stroke
FAR HILLS, N.J. and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland – The United States Golf Association (USGA) and The R&A, golf’s governing bodies, today announced the adoption of Rule 14-1b of the Rules of Golf that prohibits anchoring the club in making a stroke.
21 May 2013 - 8:12am - 5 Comments
USGA and Royal and Ancient adopt rule to ban anchored putting stroke
Golf's two global governing bodies outlawed the anchored putting stroke used by four of the last six major champions, approving a new rule that starts in 2016 and urging the PGA Tour to follow along so the 600-year-old sport is still played under one set of rules. The Royal & Ancient G
21 May 2013 - 8:08am - 6 Comments
Venturi, 1964 U.S. Open champion and CBS golf analyst, dies at age 82
Ken Venturi, who overcame dehydration to win the 1964 U.S. Open and spent 35 years in the booth for CBS Sports, died Friday afternoon. He was 82.   His son, Matt Venturi, said he died in a hospital in Rancho Mirage, Calif.
17 May 2013 - 7:39pm - 0 Comments
Pepper to return to broadcasting with ESPN, will still promote junior golf
Dottie Pepper is returning to golf broadcasting, signing a deal with ESPN that she calls a perfect fit of TV work and promoting junior golf.
15 May 2013 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
5. launches PGA Digital Golf Academy on YouTube -- the official website of The PGA of America which is managed by Turner Sports -- today launches the PGA Digital Golf Academy, a new online subscription product offering high-quality instructional videos featuring PGA Professionals that is designed to help golfers improve their game.
9 May 2013 - 5:08pm - 0 Comments
World Golf Hall of Fame inducts five, led by Couples and Montgomerie
ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. -- About the only thing Fred Couples and Colin Montgomerie had in common was a golf swing good enough to trust for a lifetime. 
6 May 2013 - 10:01pm - 0 Comments
PGA Professionals show appreciation for Sandy Hook first responders
NEWTOWN, Conn. (May 5, 2013) - President of The PGA of America, Ted Bishop, and PGA Teacher of the Year, Michael Breed, were honored guests of the Newtown First Responders Outing at Newtown Country Club on Sunday.
6 May 2013 - 9:10pm - 0 Comments
Summerall, longtime voice of CBS golf and football coverage, dead at 82
DALLAS -- Pat Summerall, a longtime announcer of golf and football, died Tuesday at age 82 of cardiac arrest, said University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center spokesman Jeff Carlton, speaking on behalf of Summerall's wife, Cheri.
16 Apr 2013 - 7:44pm - 0 Comments
WE ARE GOLF celebrates National Golf Day
16 Apr 2013 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
President Obama in Florida for week- end of golf with pals and instructors
PALM CITY, Fla. -- Faced with a long weekend in an empty White House, President Barack Obama figured he needed a getaway, too, so he put together a golf outing with some buddies.
16 Feb 2013 - 1:07pm - 1 Comments
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