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NEW YORK (AP) — Nike Chairman Phil Knight, who turned a business selling shoes out of the back of his car into the world's most valuable sports brand, has announced plans to step down as company chairman.
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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