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Drive, Chip and Putt update

Drive, Chip and Putt update

On March 13, it was announced that the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had been postponed due to the impact of the Coronavirus (COVID-19). After thoughtful deliberation, and with the guidance of public health experts, the Founding Partners have provided the following update: 30 Mar 2020
The Huggan Interview: Ian Poulter

The Huggan Interview: Ian Poulter

One of the last Tour players to emerge from the ranks of pro-shop assistant, Ryder Cup hero and 17-time Tour winner Ian Poulter has exceeded the expectations of many, except his own. Here, he reflects on a career … not quite done yet. 25 Mar 2020
MORRI: PGA Tour’s laundry list of drama

MORRI: PGA Tour’s laundry list of drama

There was a time in the not too distant past when the job of PGA Tour Commissioner was one of the most sought after in golf. That might be a tougher sell early in 2020. 24 Feb 2020
Woods mulls rules split for pros & amateurs

Woods mulls rules split for pros & amateurs

Tiger Woods has given his strongest endorsement yet that professional and amateur golfers should use different equipment, in the wake of a distance report by the game's governing bodies. 12 Feb 2020
Morri: Honesty needed in distance report debate

Morri: Honesty needed in distance report debate

Complex issues and social media will never be happy bedfellows. 10 Feb 2020
Johnson & Mickelson dismiss distance report

Johnson & Mickelson dismiss distance report

Golf's governing bodies have released a report asserting it is time to rein in the increasing distances players are hitting the ball but one of the game's biggest hitters did not even read it. 6 Feb 2020
Governing bodies say time to rein in distances

Governing bodies say time to rein in distances

Golf's ruling bodies say it is time to rein in the increasing distances players are hitting the ball, a trend they assert is detrimental to the game. 5 Feb 2020
Stu Francis nominated as 66th USGA president

Stu Francis nominated as 66th USGA president

J. Stuart Francis, of Hillsborough, California, has been nominated to serve as the 66th president of the United States Golf Association (USGA). 5 Dec 2019
Opinion: When did pro golf become the equivalent of a boring chick-flick?

Opinion: When did pro golf become the equivalent of a boring chick-flick?

It’s date night. Your wife whisks you off to the movies and you’re subjected to some chick-flick that is so tedious you drift off to sleep through sheer boredom. 8 Nov 2019
World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

World Handicap System to Roll Out in 2020

The World Handicap System (WHS) is ready to be launched in January 2020 and will provide golfers with a unified and more inclusive handicapping system for the first time. 5 Nov 2019
Morri: Planning for golf’s future

Morri: Planning for golf’s future

Do you ever wonder what golf will look like 50 or 100 years from now? Not the clubs and balls and gadgets, but the game itself? 23 Oct 2019
Ogilvy: A special Open invitation

Ogilvy: A special Open invitation

It’s been 13 years now since I won the US Open, but the benefits from what is the highlight of my career so far keep on coming. 10 Oct 2019
Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Amateur

Aussie Lukas Michel wins US Mid-Amateur

Lukas Michel admits the thought of playing in the Masters at Augusta National is yet to sink in after his historic win at the US Mid-Amateur Championship on Thursday. 20 Sep 2019
Kim-Schaad captures US Women's Mid-Amateur

Kim-Schaad captures US Women's Mid-Amateur

Ina Kim-Schaad, who returned to golf three years ago after a hiatus of more than a decade, captured the 33rd US Women’s Mid-Amateur Championship with a 3-and-2 victory over fellow New York City resident Talia Campbell in the 18-hole final on Thursday on the Meadow Course at Forest Highlands Golf Club. 20 Sep 2019
Aussie Lukas Michel through to US Mid-Amateur quarterfinals

Aussie Lukas Michel through to US Mid-Amateur quarterfinals

Stewart Hagestad may have arrived at Colorado Golf Club for the 39th US Mid-Amateur Championship emotionally fatigued and a bit travel-weary less than a week after helping the USA retain the Walker Cup at Royal Liverpool in England. 18 Sep 2019
Royak defeats Newsom to win US Senior Amateur

Royak defeats Newsom to win US Senior Amateur

No birdies, no problem. 30 Aug 2019
Tennant repeats as US Senior Women’s Amateur champion over Wooster

Tennant repeats as US Senior Women’s Amateur champion over Wooster

When Lara Tennant arrived at Cedar Rapids Country Club to begin her title defence in the 58th US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship, a repeat performance was not on her radar. 30 Aug 2019
US Senior Amateur: Royak & Newsom advance to final

US Senior Amateur: Royak & Newsom advance to final

A new name is going to be engraved on the Frederick L. Dold Trophy. 29 Aug 2019
US Senior Women's Amateur: Aussie Wooster faces championship rematch

US Senior Women's Amateur: Aussie Wooster faces championship rematch

Defending champion Lara Tennant, of Portland, Ore., and Sue Wooster, of Australia, will square off in consecutive years for the US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship. Both won a pair of matches on Wednesday at Cedar Rapids (Iowa) Country Club: Tennant in comfortable fashion, while the 2018 runner-up Wooster survived two nail-biters that went to the final green. 29 Aug 2019
US Senior Amateur: Defending champion Wilson headlines quarter-finalists

US Senior Amateur: Defending champion Wilson headlines quarter-finalists

Last year at Eugene (Ore.) Country Club, Jeff Wilson was the last man standing in the US Senior Amateur Championship. This year at Old Chatham Golf Club, he’s the last USGA champion remaining. Wilson, 56, of Fairfield, Calif., defeated a past champion (Louis Lee) and a long-time California rival (Craig Steinberg) on Tuesday to reach the quarter-finals of the 65th US Senior Amateur. 28 Aug 2019
US Senior Women's Amateur: Round of 64 results

US Senior Women's Amateur: Round of 64 results

Defending champion Lara Tennant rolled in a nerve-wracking four-foot bogey putt to halve the 18th hole on Monday and seal a 1-up victory over Susan West in the 58th US Senior Women’s Amateur Championship at Cedar Rapids Country Club. Victorian Sue Wooster also advanced to the the round of 32. 27 Aug 2019