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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.
High Museum presents first major U.S. exhibition devoted to golf
ATLANTA -- Organized by the High Museum of Art and the National Galleries of Scotland, “The Art of Golf” explores the royal and ancient game as depicted by landscape and portrait artists, photographers and Pop artists through the ages.
3 Feb 2012 - 7:59pm - 0 Comments
PGA Professional Haney writes book about years as Woods' swing coach
Hank Haney has written a book about the six years he spent as Tiger Woods' swing coach, a volatile time in which Woods went from winning nearly half of his tournaments to a scandal that derailed his pursuit of golf history.
8 Jan 2012 - 11:25pm - 0 Comments
Woods' ex-wife tears down $12 mil mansion, plans to build new home
The oceanfront mansion Tiger Woods’ ex-wife purchased for $12.3 million has been demolished and she is planning to build a new home.
6 Jan 2012 - 1:43pm - 2 Comments
Donald, Tseng and Lehman named as players of the year by golf writers
Luke Donald, Yani Tseng and Tom Lehman have been named 2011 Players of the Year by the Golf Writers Association of America, the association announced on Thursday.
29 Dec 2011 - 6:15pm - 0 Comments
Lyle and Alliss of England selected to enter World Golf Hall of Fame
Two-time major champion Sandy Lyle and British commentator Peter Alliss will be inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame next year after being selected Thursday for the Class of 2012.
15 Dec 2011 - 12:15pm - 0 Comments
Heralded golf writer Jenkins selected for World Golf Hall of Fame entry
Sixty years after he wrote from the first of 210 major championships, Dan Jenkins is headed for the World Golf Hall of Fame.
14 Dec 2011 - 7:35pm - 0 Comments
Learning Golf thru Twitter
There is a phenomenon sweeping across the golf world, an instruction tool that is introducing, improving and assisting golfers with their games - 140 characters at a time. It's quick, it's free and it's available to anyone with a smartphone, tablet or computer.
15 Nov 2011 - 12:04am - 0 Comments
Women's superstar Wright donates mementos to USGA for museum
The silver U.S. Women’s Open trophies. Her famous Bulls-Eye putter she used for all but one of her 82 victories. Rare video footage of her golf swing, which Ben Hogan and Byron Nelson once called the best they ever saw.
13 Nov 2011 - 10:29pm - 0 Comments
Sports nutrition firm Fuse Science signs on as sponsor of Woods' bag
Tiger Woods has another corporate endorsement, this one to fill the void on his golf bag.
10 Nov 2011 - 5:52pm - 0 Comments
Mickelson elected to World Golf Hall of Fame, says he still wants 50 wins
Four-time major champion Phil Mickelson was elected Thursday to the World Golf Hall of Fame, saying his enshrinement won’t slow down his quest to reach 50 career victories.
10 Nov 2011 - 11:32am - 1 Comments
Sorenstam picked to receive Bob Jones Award, USGA's highest honor
Annika Sorenstam, universally regarded as one of the most dominant players in the history of women’s golf, has been selected as the recipient of the U.S. Golf Association’s 2012 Bob Jones Award, USGA officials have announced. The award will be presented Feb.
26 Oct 2011 - 12:43am - 0 Comments
USGA and R&A announce changes to Rules of Golf for 2012-2015
FAR HILLS, N.J. (Oct. 24) -- The United States Golf Association (USGA) and the R&A today announced the publication of the new Rules of Golf for 2012-15.
24 Oct 2011 - 11:49am - 0 Comments
Golfers 'given a break' by updates to multiple rules by USGA and R&A
Golfers will no longer be penalized if their ball moves after it has been addressed in one of a number of rule changes announced by the sport’s governing bodies on Monday.
24 Oct 2011 - 9:45am - 0 Comments
Edwards retained as Britain-Ireland Walker Cup captain for third match
Nigel Edwards has been reappointed as Great Britain & Ireland Walker Cup captain for the 2013 match after leading this year’s team to victory over the United States.
21 Oct 2011 - 7:22pm - 0 Comments
Historic debut for Asia Golf Show /PGA Merchandise Show in China
Global industry leaders, including top PGA Professionals from around the world, have gathered at the 2011 Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show-Asia, Oct. 20–22, at the Guangzhou Jinhan Exhibition Center.
21 Oct 2011 - 7:09pm - 0 Comments
McIlroy splits from agent Chandler, to join McDowell at Horizon Sports
U.S. Open champion Rory McIlroy split from agent Chubby Chandler on Friday to join his fellow Northern Irishman and Ryder Cup partner Graeme McDowell at a Dublin management company.
21 Oct 2011 - 12:54pm - 0 Comments
Washington lawyer Nager nominated to succeed Hyler as USGA president
Washington attorney Glen D. Nager has been nominated to be the next president of the U.S. Golf Association. USGA presidents serve two one-year terms. Hager would succeed Jim Hyler.
19 Oct 2011 - 7:03pm - 0 Comments
Walker Cup captain Edwards to take coaching role for English Golf Union
Nigel Edwards, the non-playing captain of the Britain and Ireland team that won back the Walker Cup last month, is to become the English Golf Union's new director of coaching.
18 Oct 2011 - 11:22pm - 0 Comments
Ret. Cpl. Chad Pfeifer, a PGA of America Apprentice, Captures Title in the Inaugural Warrior Open
PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Ret. Cpl. Chad Pfeifer of Scottsdale, Ariz., who lost his left leg in service to his country in Iraq and is now a member of the PGA of America's Professional Golf Management Program, captured the inaugural Warrior Open, Oct. 11, in Irving, Texas.
18 Oct 2011 - 3:55pm - 0 Comments