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FAIRHAVEN, Mass. (AP) -- Wally Uihlein, one of the most influential executives in the golf equipment industry, is retiring at the end of the year after 41 years at the parent company of Titleist.
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
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