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An archaic way to find a champion

...on the West Coast on Sunday night. After Annika Sorenstam and Pat Hurst trudged through an 18-hole playoff at Newport Country Club in the U.S. Women's Open in 2006, the USGA promptly rescinded the rule and adopted an aggregate three-hole...
Scott Michaux
Sorenstam, Hurst face one more day at Newport

...dipped out just as suddenly. "It looked good for a long time," Sorenstam said. Now, she gets one more day at Newport Country Club, an 18-hole playoff against Hurst to decide the biggest prize in women's golf. Hurst did her part, making...
Fog forces delay in first round of Open

NEWPORT, R.I. - Michelle Wie stood on the balcony of the stately clubhouse at Newport Country Club, which ordinarily offers a spectacular view on a century-old golf course that juts into the Atlantic Ocean. Thursday afternoon...
European slot offered to Wie

...think she clearly has enough experience to play," defending Women's Open champion Birdie Kim said Monday at Newport Country Club. "I think even if she goes through qualifying, she'd make it through." She will play Sept. 7-10 in the...
No one is satisfied by 18-hole playoff

...three-hole playoff (PGA Championship) or a sudden-death playoff (Masters Tournament)? Not even the winner at Newport Country Club liked the idea of 18 holes. "I think maybe a three-hole playoff would have been a little better, especially...
Tough turnaround for women's golfers

...13th hole hugs the Atlantic Ocean, but unlike seaside courses such as Pebble Beach there is a road between the Newport Country Club and the water. A chain-link fence separates the course from the road, providing a pretty good view for golf...
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Arnie might tee it up - but not at Augusta

...this week to work with tour wives, who are getting more media exposure through their charitable works. ... Newport Country Club in Rhode Island, one of the five founding clubs of the U.S. Golf Association, has been chosen to host the...
Disabled golfer sues USGA for right to use cart

...and was diagnosed with post polio syndrome in 1993. The condition forced him out of his job as the club pro at Newport Country Club in Crosby, Texas, three years later, he said. "When they talk about the golf cart giving me an unfair advantage...