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USGA acquires Howard Schickler photography collection

USGA acquires Howard Schickler photography collection

As the primary steward for preserving and celebrating the history of the game, the USGA has expanded its extensive golf photography holdings with the recent acquisition of the Howard Schickler Photography Collection, the world’s most significant private collection of original early golf photography. 8 Jul 2020
US Women’s Open exemption categories announced

US Women’s Open exemption categories announced

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 75th US Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested Dec. 10-13 at Champions Golf Club, in Houston, Texas. 2 Jul 2020
USGA announces new media rights partnership with NBCUniversal

USGA announces new media rights partnership with NBCUniversal

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the United States media rights for its championships have been transferred to NBCUniversal (NBCU), effective immediately. 30 Jun 2020
Mickelson’s chance at Winged Foot redemption

Mickelson’s chance at Winged Foot redemption

Phil Mickelson will get another shot to complete the career grand slam thanks to the United States Golf Association adjusting exemption criteria for this year's US Open. 26 Jun 2020
USGA announces 2020 US Open exemption categories

USGA announces 2020 US Open exemption categories

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested September 17-20 at Winged Foot Golf Club in Mamaroneck, N.Y. 26 Jun 2020
Morri: Is Bryson's 'bash-for-cash' pro golf's future?

Morri: Is Bryson's 'bash-for-cash' pro golf's future?

Do we want golf to become another ‘bash’ game? The appeal of golf, to me at least, has always been that it isn’t a ‘bash’ game. 22 Jun 2020
US Open strikes qualifying for 2020 event

US Open strikes qualifying for 2020 event

The US Open might feel more like a closed shop this year. 19 May 2020
Q&A: TaylorMade CEO David Abeles

Q&A: TaylorMade CEO David Abeles

Ever wondered what it is like to run one of the biggest golf companies in the world? Or how Tiger Woods’ contract works? Or even, where a golf CEO sits in the distance debate? 21 Apr 2020
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