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USGA has right split of field for US Open

...consider an exemption change, that's the first thing we look at it," said Jeff Hall, the USGA's managing director of rules and competition. "We want to exempt those players deserving as such. But the democratic nature of the U.S. Open is...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-05-20/usga-has-right-split-field-u
Ranking system is carrying more weight these days

...trying to figure out internally how we judge various tours around the world," said Mike Davis, the senior director of rules and competition. "Virtually everybody will admit that any ranking system is never going to be perfect. But we think it's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-02-09/ranking-system-carrying-more
Golf | Sports
Mike Davis chosen as head of USGA

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - 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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/latest-news/2011-03-02/mike-davis-chosen-head-usga
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Davis selected head of USGA

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.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2011-03-02/davis-selected-head-usga
Golf | Sports
Some excitement injected into the US Open

...to take on an elevated green with a fairway metal. And then there's the 18th. Mike Davis, the senior director of rules and competition, persuaded the brass to leave it as a par 5 instead of changing it to a par 4. The hole is 573 yards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/12/gol_461957.shtml
Golf
Woods, birdies ready for major comeback

...players might be tempted to try to drive the green. And then there's the 18th. Mike Davis, the senior director of rules and competition, persuaded the brass to leave it as a par 5 instead of changing it to a par 4. The hole is 573 yards...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/12/gol_461871.shtml
Golf | Augusta National Golf Club
Woods gets paired with Mickelson

...and Mickelson, Nos. 1 and 2 in the world, will be joined by No. 3 Adam Scott. Mike Davis, the senior director of rules and competition for the USGA, said the top 12 players will be grouped together and spread over the four various time slots...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2008/06/06/gol_461200.shtml
Golf
Swede hopes to defend title

...644-yard, par-71 course will change the way four holes are played, said Mike Davis, the USGA's senior director of rules and competition. The 15th hole received the most drastic face-lift - it's about 125 yards longer and now plays as a...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2007/04/24/gol_125865.shtml
Golf
Fog forces delay in first round of Open

...It's unusual to get fog where you're delayed or you can't play all day long," said Mike Davis, senior director of rules and competition. The first round was rescheduled for today, followed by the second round Saturday. Davis said there would...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/06/30/gol_87222.shtml
Golf
Heat is on to maintain fair course

...the golf course, you'd better hide,'" said Vijay Singh of his conversation with the USGA's senior director of rules and competition. "'But there's going to be no place to hide, because we're going to find you.'" In the aftermath...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/06/16/gol_456112.shtml
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