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SAO PAULO – A Rio de Janeiro judge on Wednesday denied a request from prosecutors to halt construction of the Olympic golf course because of environmental concerns, curtailing fears that the venue won't be ready in time for test events.  
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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