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Future of Chambers Bay as a major site uncertain

...four holes, architecturally are almost made for big changes in scoring, and people don't talk about that," USGA executive director Mike Davis said late Sunday night. "What makes golf exciting, tournament golf, is when you see big swings...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-06-22/future-chambers-bay-major-si
Jordan Spieth's caddie Michael Grelle is well-versed in Chambers Bay

...the U.S. Open, and it won't all be down to slow play.Chambers Bay is a long hike even without clubs.USGA executive director Mike Davis set the time par at 4 hours, 45 minutes, which is not close to what anyone is expecting a threesome...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-06-17/jordan-spieths-caddie-michae
U.S. Open gets new look for 115th edition

...slightly uphill, the other has a 100-foot drop to the green.Players already are suspicious, especially after USGA executive director Mike Davis said that anyone who plays only two practice rounds and has his caddie walk the course to get the...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2015-06-13/major-gets-new-look-115th-ed
Overtime

...GolfSenior Women's Open to be heldThe USGA will conduct a U.S. Senior Women's Open starting in 2018.USGA executive director Mike Davis said Saturday that the increasing number of top players who are getting closer to 50 made it practical...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/2015-02-07/overtime
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
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
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
Growth of game goes south of the border

...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://augusta.com/masters/story/news/latest-news/growth-game-goes-south-border
Michaux: Win would make 'King' proud

...upset winner Jack Fleck during the trophy presentation, interrupted by a rowdy fan who was yanked off the green by USGA executive director Mike Davis."Arnold has been so good to me, playing under his scholarship at Wake," said Simpson...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/sports/golf/2012-06-18/michaux-win-would-make-king-