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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.
Pioneering CBS Sports golf producer Chirkinian dies at 84 after cancer bout
Frank Chirkinian, the longtime golf producer for CBS Sports who helped turn the Masters into one of the most watched events in sports television, has died. He was 84.
4 Mar 2011 - 10:12pm - 0 Comments
Davis, known for U.S. Open course set-ups, appointed new USGA chief
Mike Davis is taking over as executive director of the U.S. Golf Association without having to give up part of his old job that he loved the most -- setting up golf courses for the U.S. Open.
2 Mar 2011 - 6:50pm - 0 Comments
Ex-President Bush takes over from father as honorary chair of First Tee
Former President George W. Bush is following after his father again, this time as the honorary chair of The First Tee program.
18 Feb 2011 - 7:58pm - 0 Comments
Groundbreaking CBS golf producer Chirkinian to go into Hall of Fame
Longtime golf producer Frank Chirkinian is going into the World Golf Hall of Fame. PGA Tour Commissioner Tim Finchem made a surprise announcement Wednesday night. He says that Chirkinian has been selected through the lifetime achievement category.
10 Feb 2011 - 1:27am - 0 Comments
R&A launches global weekly ranking system for amateur women players
The Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking will be launched by the Royal & Ancient Club following the success of the Men’s Ranking, now in its fifth year, R&A officials have announced.
31 Jan 2011 - 12:40pm - 0 Comments
Woods-designed course in Dubai put on shelf as economy still struggling
Plans for a Tiger Woods signature golf estate, including a boutique hotel and sheik-style palaces, have been shelved as Dubai’s financial downturn claimed another major project launched during the eye-popping boom years.
31 Jan 2011 - 12:17pm - 0 Comments
Venezuelan President Chavez claims not to be 'enemy' of golf or sport
Venezuelan President Hugo Chavez declared on Tuesday that he is no enemy of golf despite his concerns about elite golf courses on prime urban real estate in Caracas.
26 Jan 2011 - 1:05am - 0 Comments
Adams Golf gets into putter business with purchase of bankrupt Yes! Golf
Adams Golf has acquired putter maker Yes! Golf, company officials have announced.
20 Jan 2011 - 2:55pm - 0 Comments
Kohler Co. gets closer to converting famed Hamilton Hall to apartments
Herb Kohler has officially changed the name of the red brick building behind the 18th green at St. Andrews to “Hamilton Grand.” The next step is to convert the Victorian landmark into 26 luxury apartments.
18 Jan 2011 - 6:10pm - 0 Comments
Three-time major champ Harrington assumes new R&A ambassador role
Two-time British Open champion Padraig Harrington has become the first "Working for Golf" ambassador for the sport's ruling Royal and Ancient Club.
14 Jan 2011 - 1:29pm - 0 Comments
Woods ends 13-year relationship with Golf Digest as contract not renewed
Tiger Woods has one less endorsement deal, ending his 13-year relationship with golf’s biggest magazine when they couldn’t agree on how many hours he should devote to the job.
6 Jan 2011 - 7:47pm - 1 Comments
Cornell lands life's collection of plans and papers from Robert Trent Jones
Cornell University has acquired 70 years’ worth of plans and papers of famed golf course designer Robert Trent Jones. The collection was donated by Jones’ sons, Rees and Robert Jr., who also are golf course designers.
6 Jan 2011 - 1:36pm - 0 Comments
Burke, Douglas and Stricker honored by writers for contributions to golf
Hall of Famer Jack Burke, Jr., USGA Women’s Committee chairman Barbara Douglas and Steve Stricker have been honored with three prestigious awards given by the Golf Writers Association of America.
4 Jan 2011 - 3:48pm - 0 Comments
Woods remains golf's top earner with no wins and losing several sponsors
Despite a pay cut of $48 million and failing to win a single tournament, Tiger Woods again emerged as golf's top earner in 2010.
31 Dec 2010 - 10:59am - 0 Comments
IMG founder McCormack's files get a new home at prestigious UMass
A handshake with Arnold Palmer led to the creation of IMG. It also produced thousands of boxes containing letters, memos and other documents that help explain how the late Mark H. McCormack build the largest sports management company in the world.
28 Dec 2010 - 2:10pm - 0 Comments
Perske gets suspended sentence in Japan for drug possession conviction
A Japanese court has handed down a suspended sentence to Australian golfer Wayne Perske for possessing and using cocaine.
27 Dec 2010 - 1:01am - 0 Comments
Innovative Fay decides to retire after 21 years as USGA executive director
David Fay is retiring from the U.S. Golf Association, his two decades as executive director marked by a steady push for golf’s return to the Olympics and for the U.S. Open to be held on golf courses that anyone could play at a reasonable price.
24 Dec 2010 - 1:40pm - 1 Comments
Gillette becomes latest company to formally drop sponsorship of Woods
Procter & Gamble Co. will not renew its endorsement deal with Tiger Woods at the end of the year, adding another name to the list of companies that cut ties with the golfer after last year’s revelations of marital infidelities.
23 Dec 2010 - 8:10pm - 0 Comments
Top New York appeals court upholds dismissal of golfer's 'fore' lawsuit
Slices, hooks and other errant shots are a common hazard on the links and a golfer can’t expect to get a warning shout of “Fore!” every time a ball comes his way, New York’s top court ruled Tuesday in dismissing a personal injury lawsuit.
22 Dec 2010 - 12:34am - 0 Comments