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J.B. Holmes has strong start in latest return

...the talk about Fox Sports being a newcomer to golf telecasts when it gets the U.S. Open starting next year, USGA executive director Mike Davis looked at it another way. In an interview with Sports Business Journal, he said the Fox crew could...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-01-28/jb-holmes-has-strong-start-l
Tiger Woods announces new tournament

...Americans.___FINAL WORD: "There's no one at the USGA that even talks about that we want even par to win." - USGA executive director Mike Davis, on the perception that the U.S. Open tries to protect against low scoring.

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-04-22/tiger-woods-announces-new-to
Pinehurst changes bring rave reviews

...rumpled sand and perhaps a divot or two to raise the trophy."I guess there's an element of luck involved," USGA executive director Mike Davis said. "If you get on hard pan, which for a good player is kind of green light, or you get up against...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-04-23/pinehurst-changes-bring-rave
Michaux: Payne proves prescient of game's global growth

...partnering together we believe we can positively impact this region of the world where golf is already growing," said USGA executive director Mike Davis.Payne hinted five years ago that expansion of Bobby Jones' beloved amateur opportunities would extend...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2014-01-22/michaux-payne-proves-prescie
Position on anchoring ban underscores PGA Tour's arrogance

...professionally, get to make rules for guys who do?" one tour pro was quoted as saying anonymously after players met with USGA executive director Davis in January at Torrey Pines.Another unidentified peer countered that sentiment."Guys have lost the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-02-28/position-anchoring-ban-under
Pinehurst double dip in 2014 will be historic

...N.C. - Pinehurst is getting ready to make history next year with the first double-dip of U.S. Opens.USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Friday the resort's renowned No. 2 course will be set up roughly the same way for the men's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-04-19/pinehurst-double-dip-2014-wi
Anchoring style of putting is banned by golf's governing bodies

...really important that the PGA Tour ? and all the professional tours ? continue to follow one set of rules," USGA executive director Mike Davis said. "We have gotten very positive feedback from the tours around the world saying that they like...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2013-05-21/anchoring-style-putting-banned-go
Michaux: Merion is worthy of another U.S. Open

...you would ever see Merion played on TV," said USGA executive director Mike Davis. "And really it had nothing to do...Nicolas Colsaerts remains to be seen. Former USGA executive director David Fay called it a "referendum on the distance...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-06-08/michaux-merion-worthy-anothe
Rain causes problems at U.S. Open course

...water appeared to drain quickly."This golf course is not built on sand, so it's got the heavier soils," USGA executive director Mike Davis said. "But it is maybe the best draining golf course I have ever seen. If you walk this course...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-06-10/rain-causes-problems-us-open
U.S. Open field faces some logistical problems

...and ready to go may struggle a little more."USGA executive director Mike Davis said the rules allow for a player to...the first hole of the playoff.GREEN SPEEDS: USGA executive director Mike Davis says in good weather, the speed of...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2013-06-12/us-open-field-faces-some-log