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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
USGA announces qualifying sites for US Open

USGA announces qualifying sites for US Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 121st US Open Championship. 28 Jan 2021
USGA announces 2021 US Women’s Open qualifying

USGA announces 2021 US Women’s Open qualifying

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced qualifying dates and sites for the 76th US Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested June 3-6, 2021, at The Olympic Club in San Francisco, California. 27 Jan 2021
New dates for US Senior Women’s Open

New dates for US Senior Women’s Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the third US Senior Women’s Open will be played July 29 to August 1, 2021, at Brooklawn Country Club in Fairfield, Conn. The championship was previously scheduled to take place August 19-22, 2021. 13 Jan 2021
USGA launches ‘Women Worth Watching’

USGA launches ‘Women Worth Watching’

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today launched “Women Worth Watching,” a long-term commitment to use its championships and platforms to celebrate female athletes and role models while promoting equality and diversity in sports and society. 10 Dec 2020
USGA announces players for Walker Cup practice session

USGA announces players for Walker Cup practice session

The United States Golf Association’s International Team Selection Committee today announced the 16 players who will attend a practice session on December 16-18 for the 2021 Walker Cup Match. 25 Nov 2020
Field set for final major of 2020

Field set for final major of 2020

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the field for the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship is complete with the addition of 28 players who earned their way into the championship through the Rolex Women’s World Golf Rankings. 18 Nov 2020
Twenty amateurs added to US Women’s Open

Twenty amateurs added to US Women’s Open

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that 20 additional amateurs have earned entry into the 75th US Women’s Open Championship, which will be hosted by Champions Golf Club, in Houston, Texas, from December 10-13, 2020. 13 Nov 2020
Nicklaus expects big-hitting restrictions

Nicklaus expects big-hitting restrictions

Jack Nicklaus thinks that golf's rulers are close to restricting how far the ball can travel as the game's long-running distance debate rumbles on. 13 Nov 2020
Five players added to U.S Women’s Open field

Five players added to U.S Women’s Open field

The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that five additional players have earned entry into the 75th US Women’s Open Championship, which will be hosted by Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, on December 10-13, 2020. 10 Nov 2020
Scott foresees DeChambeau-driven ban

Scott foresees DeChambeau-driven ban

Adam Scott suspects golf officials could react with rule changes if Bryson DeChambeau backs up his US Open demolition at Augusta National this week. 10 Nov 2020
Huggan: Wasted talent

Huggan: Wasted talent

Whenever I bang on about the increasingly one-dimensional nature of the play at (male) golf’s elite level, I have first to make myself clear. 4 Nov 2020