USGA has right split of field for US Open

The USGA has tweaked the criteria for U.S. Open exemptions over the years without...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...

Big names running out of time to lock up spots in Ryder Cup

...DIVOTS: Holly Sonders is leaving Golf Channel to join Fox Sports as a golf reporter and host of the network's coverage of USGA events starting next year. Sonders also will be a sideline reporter during the network's NFL coverage. ... The 23-shot...

Colin Montgomerie wins US Senior Open in playoff

...major golf, pars are usually good enough, especially in the USGA events," he said.Montgomerie reached another milestone by...death at the 1995 PGA Championship."I've been close in these USGA championships a couple of times," he said. "I've lost in...

McIlroy out to head off Friday woes

...started playing at age 6 because he thought it would make the game easier.That's all Martin ever knew. But when the R&A and USGA announced last year that an anchored putting stroke used with long putters would be banned starting in 2016, Martin knew the...

Lee-Anne Pace catches Laura Diaz in LPGA Tour event

...Jo defeated medalist Eun Jeong Seong, 3 and 2, at The Home Course to become the first player from mainland China to claim a USGA title in the event's finale.Seong had set a Women's Amateur Public Links 18-hole record with 64 in the second round of...

Monitoring equipment no easy task for USGA

...of those rules are so obscure even the USGA has trouble keeping track of them. That apparently was the case in 1992, when the USGA approved the King Cobra series of stainless steel woods. The USGA realized recently it missed one of the...

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USGA: Court ruling could affect Martin

...SOUTH BEND, Ind. -- An attorney for the USGA said Monday the organization may deny Casey...suit against the PGA was on appeal. But USGA attorney Lee Abrams speculated the association...comes out," Abrams said, stressing the USGA has given no formal consideration to Martin's...

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USGA calls golf carts unfair

...in Warsaw, Ind., responded that the USGA's claims were based more on fear than...make it through 36 holes, certainly the USGA won't say he has an unfair advantage...individuals did." Olinger successfully sued the USGA last year for a temporary injunction allowing...

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USGA to adopt club test to limit distance

...balls or clubs out of golfers' bags," USGA executive director David Fay said, asserting...struck. At a September forum near the USGA's Far Hills headquarters, they also...cart case. "We are disappointed that the USGA is moving forward on this issue, and cannot...

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USGA on Women's Open: Shinnecock it's not

...greens at the U.S. Open because the USGA refused to water them. There was some...the last month, which Tom Meeks of the USGA attributed to superintendent Matt Manzi...thinks 2 or 3 under par might win. But the USGA does not want a repeat of the U.S. Open...