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Phil Mickelson gets special U.S. Open exemption

Phil Mickelson gets special U.S. Open exemption

Phil Mickelson has received a special exemption into the 121st U.S. Open Championship, which will be conducted June 17-20 at Torrey Pines Golf Course in San Diego. 17 May 2021
Twelve past champions to compete at U.S. Senior Open

Twelve past champions to compete at U.S. Senior Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that it has accepted 2,999 entries for the 41st U.S. Senior Open Championship, scheduled for July 8-11, 2021 at Omaha Country Club. 14 May 2021
Sorenstam to compete in first U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Sorenstam to compete in first U.S. Senior Women’s Open

Three-time U.S. Women’s Open champion Annika Sorenstam has filed an entry as a fully exempt player for the 3rd U.S. Women’s Senior Open Championship, which is scheduled for July 29-Aug. 1, 2021, at Brooklawn Country Club. 13 May 2021
USGA announces special exemption for Cristie Kerr into the U.S. Women’s Open

USGA announces special exemption for Cristie Kerr into the U.S. Women’s Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) has announced that 2007 U.S. Women’s Open champion Cristie Kerr has accepted a special exemption into the 76th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be conducted June 3–6 at The Olympic Club (Lake Course) in San Francisco, California. 11 May 2021
Creamer receives special exemption into U.S. Women's Open

Creamer receives special exemption into U.S. Women's Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that 2010 US Women’s Open champion Paula Creamer has received a special exemption into the 76th US Women’s Open, which will be conducted June 3-6 at The Olympic Club in San Francisco. 4 May 2021
Barber & Saldana claim U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

Barber & Saldana claim U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship

The sixth US Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship that was contested at Maridoe Golf Club the past five days featured a plethora of teenage prodigies, some experienced college players and a few wily mid-amateurs/seniors who own a combined 14 USGA titles. 29 Apr 2021
The Thing About Golf Podcast #41 – Curtis Strange

The Thing About Golf Podcast #41 – Curtis Strange

He’s remembered by most – and rightly so – for his two US Open wins, but Curtis Strange's achievements in the game go far beyond that. 28 Apr 2021
Newport CC to host US Senior Open in 2024

Newport CC to host US Senior Open in 2024

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that Newport (R.I.) Country Club will host the 44th US Senior Open Championship. 21 Apr 2021
US Open championships to welcome limited fans

US Open championships to welcome limited fans

The USGA announced today that the 2021 US Women's Open and US Open championships will be played with a limited number of fans in attendance. 20 Apr 2021
USGA adds to world-leading Dye collection

USGA adds to world-leading Dye collection

The United States Golf Association (USGA), at the invitation of Crooked Stick Golf Club members Joe and Marcia Luigs, along with Tony Pancake, the club’s director of golf, has acquired a selection of artefacts and ephemera from the estate of Pete and Alice Dye. 18 Mar 2021
US Walker Cup team announced

US Walker Cup team announced

The USGA’s International Team Selection working group today announced the 10 players who will make up the 2021 United States Walker Cup Team. 2 Mar 2021
USGA announces 11 final US Open qualifying sites

USGA announces 11 final US Open qualifying sites

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the 11 final qualifying sites for the 121st US Open Championship, which will be played at Torrey Pines Golf Course (South Course), in San Diego, California, on June 17-20, 2021. 24 Feb 2021
USGA and R&A modernise amateur status rules

USGA and R&A modernise amateur status rules

The USGA and The R&A have announced proposals for significant changes to the Rules of Amateur Status that govern the game worldwide. 23 Feb 2021
USGA names Mike Whan its new chief executive

USGA names Mike Whan its new chief executive

The USGA announced today that Mike Whan will join the organisation this summer as CEO, and will become the eighth top executive in USGA history. 18 Feb 2021
Morri: Distance and golf’s footprint issue

Morri: Distance and golf’s footprint issue

The potential for changes to equipment will understandably grab the limelight in discussions about the Distance Insights Report but it is elsewhere within the study that the most important work is being done. 15 Feb 2021
SentryWorld to host 2023 US Senior Open

SentryWorld to host 2023 US Senior Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced SentryWorld, in Stevens Point, Wisconsin, as the host site for the 43rd US Senior Open Championship. 11 Feb 2021
Robert C. Lewis Jr named Bob Jones Award recipient

Robert C. Lewis Jr named Bob Jones Award recipient

Robert C. Lewis Jr, a veteran of six Walker Cup Matches who is renowned for his sportsmanship and integrity, has been named the recipient of the 2021 Bob Jones Award, the United States Golf Association’s highest honour. 10 Feb 2021
McIlroy slams proposed golf rule changes

McIlroy slams proposed golf rule changes

Rory McIlroy has criticised golf's lawmakers for considering changes to equipment that would tame the power of the game's big hitters, saying the campaign is "a huge waste of time and money". 5 Feb 2021
DeChambeau flattered by equipment changes

DeChambeau flattered by equipment changes

Big-hitting Bryson DeChambeau reckons that he has no issues with potential changes to golfing equipment rules – and cannot help but feel just a little flattered by the fact that they could stop him using a 48-inch driver in the future. 4 Feb 2021
Acushnet responds to USGA/R&A announcement

Acushnet responds to USGA/R&A announcement

The USGA and R&A announced overnight a number of research topics and proposed changes to equipment standards following the collective Distance Insights project released last year. 3 Feb 2021
Governing bodies ponder reining in big hitters

Governing bodies ponder reining in big hitters

Golf's lawmakers are considering changes to equipment and the implementation of 'local rules' in an attempt to tame the power of the game's massive hitters. 3 Feb 2021