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ORLANDO, Fla. -- The World Golf Hall of Fame is changing the criteria, voting process and timing of player inductions. No one has been elected this year while the criteria went through an overhaul. The next induction will be May 2015.
R&A Chief Executive Dawson, PGA Tour's Votaw take on global jobs
The International Golf Federation has named Peter Dawson as its president and Ty Votaw as vice president. Both appointments are for two-year terms beginning Jan. 1, 2011, federation officials announced Wednesday.  
15 Dec 2010 - 7:08pm - 0 Comments
Titleist and FootJoy could be spun off or sold as parent company breaks up
Fortune Brands plans to sell or spin off the Acushnet Co., the parent company of the Titleist and FootJoy brands, company officials announced on Wednesday.
8 Dec 2010 - 12:26pm - 0 Comments
Coming soon to ads near you? Woods ready to resume marketing career
Dressed in Sunday red, hands on hips, Tiger Woods stood at the edge of a rocky drop-off and stared at the water below. “It’s what you do next that counts,” the Accenture ad said. For six years, those ads featuring Woods could be found in every corner of the world.
23 Nov 2010 - 12:45am - 0 Comments
Lawsuit between two golfers raises question of when to yell 'fore'
Two doctors are playing golf on Long Island. One hits such a poor shot from the rough that it hits his partner, standing somewhere off to the side, in the head. Whose fault is that? New York’s top court will hear arguments Tuesday about whether Dr.
15 Nov 2010 - 1:15pm - 1 Comments
Shoal Creek founder Thompson dies at 87, 20 years after controversy
The founder of Shoal Creek Country Club, whose comments about the admission of blacks created a stir, has died. Club President Bob Luckie says in a statement that 87-year-old Hall Thompson died Wednesday morning.
27 Oct 2010 - 7:24pm - 0 Comments
Japan's pro tour to begin drug testing in wake of Perske's arrest for cocaine
Japan’s professional golf tour will begin testing players for drugs after Australian golfer Wayne Perske was arrested for suspected cocaine possession. Japan Golf Tour President Tadashi Koizumi says tests for illegal drugs such as marijuana and cocaine will begin at the Nov.
27 Oct 2010 - 11:32am - 0 Comments
Australian Perske arrested in Japan on cocaine charge, police officials say
Australian professional golfer Wayne Perske has been arrested in Japan on suspicion of cocaine possession. The 36-year-old Perske was allegedly carrying 1.25 grams of the drug in his pocket at a bar in an area east of Tokyo on Friday night, a Japanese police official said Saturday. Perske told
23 Oct 2010 - 5:50pm - 0 Comments
Mexican star Ochoa named to receive USGA's 2011 Bob Jones Award
Lorena Ochoa has been selected to receive the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor from the U.S.
20 Oct 2010 - 1:41pm - 1 Comments
Woods all smiles as foundation opens Washington, D.C., learning center
Tiger Woods received enthusiastic applause as he walked into the assembly room at Cesar Chavez Public Charter School. He smiled, told stories and was universally welcomed as the bearer of good news: His charitable foundation is opening a learning center upstairs.
8 Oct 2010 - 5:00pm - 0 Comments
Ozaki becomes second Japanese star elected to World Golf Hall of Fame
Jumbo Ozaki finally gets to celebrate in America when he is inducted into the World Golf Hall of Fame. Ozaki, who won more than 100 tournaments and led the Japan Golf Tour money list 12 times, was elected Wednesday through the international ballot by receiving 50 percent of the vote from a panel
6 Oct 2010 - 3:46pm - 0 Comments
Course Woods designed back under way after developers reach settlement
Chalk up one victory for Tiger Woods this year. Construction on Woods’ first American golf course, The Cliffs at High Carolina near Asheville, N.C., is back in full swing after developers agreed to reduce the planned impact the layout would have on area trout streams by almost half the original d
23 Sep 2010 - 4:22pm - 2 Comments
NCAA slaps Missouri-St. Louis with probation in probe of ex-golf coach
The NCAA slapped the University of Missouri-St.
3 Sep 2010 - 10:38pm - 0 Comments
Woods gets $54 million mortgage on his huge waterfront Florida estate
Fresh off his divorce, Tiger Woods has taken out a $54.5 million mortgage on his Florida waterfront estate. Mortgage documents filed last month in Martin County show Woods will make payments to an entity called JRD Florida Ventures LLC.
2 Sep 2010 - 3:52pm - 6 Comments
Groundskeeper, 74, slightly injured after lawn mower pins him in pond
A 2,200-pound lawn mower being operated by a groundskeeper at a New Jersey golf course slid down an embankment into a pond, pinning the groundskeeper for more than 20 minutes.
24 Aug 2010 - 1:12am - 0 Comments
Nicklaus, Palmer, Watson and Miller team up to christen Michigan course
Days before another major champion is crowned, four players who have won their fair share of big golf tournaments played 18 holes together. This was no ordinary round, however, for Jack Nicklaus, Arnold Palmer, Tom Watson and Johnny Miller, who teed it up Tuesday along Lake Michigan in Benton Har
10 Aug 2010 - 11:36pm - 0 Comments
Ryder Cup host venue Celtic Manor Resort acquires nearby Country Inn
The Celtic Manor Resort -- host of the 2010 Ryder Cup in October -- has acquired an historic country inn adding to its roster of award-winning accommodations and restaurants. Newbridge on Usk is situated six miles upriver from Celtic Manor in an idyllic rural location in the hamlet of Tredunnock.
4 Aug 2010 - 5:42pm - 0 Comments
Government of Thailand launches bid to make country 'hub' of golf in Asia
The Government of Thailand has embarked on an ambitious program to develop and position the royal kingdom as "Asia's Golf Hub," government officials have announced.
4 Aug 2010 - 5:41pm - 0 Comments
IOC staff member Scanlon named to head up Olympic golf organization
Antony Scanlon has been appointed head of golf’s Olympic organization. Scanlon is an Australian who has been involved with the Olympics since 1998. His job as executive director starts Nov. 1 in Lausanne, Switzerland.
2 Aug 2010 - 3:32pm - 0 Comments
World Golf Hall of Fame ceremony moving to Players week in May
The induction ceremony for the World Golf Hall of Fame is moving to May, where it will kick off a busy week at The Players Championship. The ceremony at the World Golf Village, about 20 minutes from the TPC Sawgrass, will be May 9.
22 Jul 2010 - 2:13pm - 0 Comments