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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.
2011 Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show-Asia to Feature Top Industry Names, World-Class Instructor Education, Product Demos Oct. 20-22
UPDATE: The 2011 Asia Golf Show/PGA Merchandise Show has officially opened.  Stay with PGA.com for photos and all the latest. **********************
18 Oct 2011 - 3:27pm - 0 Comments
Rio 2016™ to launch golf course design contest
The Organizing Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games Rio 2016 ™ announces the launch of an international contest to select a golf course design for the Rio 2016™ Olympic venue.
17 Oct 2011 - 10:42am - 0 Comments
Sorenstam to stay with IMG, extends her deal for business and charity work
Annika Sorenstam is sticking with longtime management company IMG.
27 Jul 2011 - 5:43pm - 0 Comments
Cutter & Buck parent New Wave Group to acquire Ahead apparel firm
New Wave Group AB, headquartered in Sweden but with significant interests in the United States, has entered into an agreement to acquire headwear and apparel company Ahead, company officials have announced.
19 Jul 2011 - 12:45am - 0 Comments
Woods’ story translated into comic book of unauthorized biography
Tiger Woods is the latest celebrity and athlete to get his own unauthorized biography in a comic book.
13 Jul 2011 - 12:23am - 0 Comments
Golf Foundation honors Els for his work in aiding growth of junior golf
Former British Open champion Ernie Els received a special award on Tuesday at the British Open to mark his contribution to developing talent.
13 Jul 2011 - 12:15am - 0 Comments
Golf writer Ramsey dies at 75 after cancer battle, honored by Nicklaus
Longtime Australian golf writer Tom Ramsey has died at 75. He fought cancer for a decade and died Wednesday.
30 Jun 2011 - 5:38pm - 0 Comments
Callaway interim CEO seeks to regain market share, announces layoffs
Callaway Golf’s new interim CEO, Anthony Thornley, says the golf equipment maker will put some savings from planned job cuts toward boosting marketing spending and gaining back market share.
30 Jun 2011 - 5:03pm - 0 Comments
Callaway names ex-Qualcomm COO Thornley as its interim CEO
Callaway Golf Company has appointed Anthony S. Thornley interim president and chief executive officer. The move announced Wednesday fills a vacancy created by the resignation of George Fellows.
29 Jun 2011 - 11:27pm - 0 Comments
Woods to pitch heat rub in Japan, his first new endorsement deal since 2009
Tiger Woods has signed a three-year deal to promote a Japanese pain reliever, his first endorsement since he was caught in a sex scandal toward the end of 2009.
29 Jun 2011 - 11:46am - 0 Comments
Woods to stay with agent Steinberg, ending 12-year deal with IMG
Tiger Woods says he’s staying with his agent. Mark Steinberg, who has been managing golf’s biggest start since 1999, did not renew his contract with IMG two weeks ago and no longer is with the company. Woods had his choice of staying with IMG or going with Steinberg.
6 Jun 2011 - 4:57pm - 0 Comments
Longtime puttermaker Ray Cook Golf to hold auction for all its assets
The assets of Ray Cook Golf, a longtime clubmaker whose putters have been used in more than 200 wins on the PGA Tour, will be auctioned off on June 8, company officials have announced.
31 May 2011 - 7:14pm - 0 Comments
Woods' agent Steinberg out at IMG as contract renewal discussion fails
Mark Steinberg, the agent for Tiger Woods the last 12 years and head of the IMG golf division, did not renew his contract Tuesday and is no longer with the sports management company. “He is no longer with IMG,” company spokesman Jim Gallagher said.
25 May 2011 - 12:47am - 0 Comments
Titleist and FootJoy parent Acushnet sold to Korean investors for $1.2 billion
The company behind Fila shoes and clothing is taking a swing at golf, forming a foursome to purchase the maker of Titleist golf balls and FootJoy shoes from liquor company Fortune Brands Inc.
20 May 2011 - 12:40pm - 1 Comments
Els leads six inductees into Class of 2011 in World Golf Hall of Fame
Ernie Els followed the trail of South African idol Gary Player by winning golf tournaments all over the world, a journey that took him all the way to the World Golf Hall of Fame.
9 May 2011 - 7:54pm - 0 Comments
New course likely to be built for 2016 Olympics, says R&A's Dawson
SANDWICH, England -- It looks odds-on now that golf's return to the Olympics in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 -- after a break of 112 years -- will on be a course that has yet to be built.
24 Apr 2011 - 6:31pm - 0 Comments
Rudolph, 1959 PGA Tour rookie of year, 1971 Ryder Cup player, dies at 76
Mason Rudolph, who qualified for the U.S. Open at the age of 16 and was the 1959 PGA Tour rookie of the year, has died. He was 76. He died Monday at a Tuscaloosa hospice.
18 Apr 2011 - 7:10pm - 0 Comments
Asian Tour names ex-European Tour chief Schofield to board of directors
Former European Tour Executive Director Ken Schofield has been appointed to the board of the Asian Tour. Asian Tour Executive Chairman Kyi Hla Han said Tuesday that Schofield would bring expertise on how to strengthen a tour that is drawn from a broad range of countries.
22 Mar 2011 - 12:58pm - 0 Comments
Sorenstam gives birth to baby boy several weeks early, both okay
Annika Sorenstam says she has given birth to a boy a little earlier than expected.
22 Mar 2011 - 1:40am - 0 Comments