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AUGUSTA, Ga. -- When a senior amateur golfer has made 22 hole-in-ones, what's left to accomplish? For Evans resident Roger Tant, that answer was easy: breaking 60 on his home course. Tant did that last week -- with a shot to spare.
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
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