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The Royal and Ancient Golf Club at St. Andrews is no longer just for men. The R&A became the latest golf club to end years of male-only exclusivity on Thursday when its members voted overwhelmingly in favor of inviting women. The vote was effective immediately.
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
Golfers come together to create new event to rekindle memories of Sept. 11
A year ago on Sept. 11, the eerie timing of a friend’s death made Johan Immelman wonder if time was eroding memories of the terrorist attacks on America and how the citizens rallied behind one another the day after.
18 Dec 2010 - 11:48am - 1 Comments
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