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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...

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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...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2004/07/01/gol_420759.shtml
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Former president only second non-golfer to win USGA's highest honor

...to receive the Bob Jones Award from the USGA, the golf organization's highest honor...George Herbert Walker, was president of the USGA in 1920 and inspired the Walker Cup, biennial...Ireland. His father, Prescott Bush, was USGA president in 1935 and helped establish...

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USGA honors Nicklaus with medal, museum addition

...forever linked to the U.S. Open.The USGA announced Wednesday that the gold medal...record-tying four times.In addition, the USGA is expanding its museum in Far Hills...Nicklaus, 72, first competed in a USGA event when he was 13 at the U.S. Junior...

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Georgia flag flap won't deter USGA

...August, we're going to be here." The USGA has two events scheduled for August in...at Sea Island on Aug. 11-12 and the USGA Amateur Championship in Atlanta on Aug...It brings people together." The USGA runs the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women's...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2001/01/22/gol_308100.shtml
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Disabled golfer sues USGA for right to use cart

...shoulder muscles to atrophy, says the USGA has denied his request for a cart during...in 1998 before I was forced to quit." USGA spokesman Marty Parkes said the organization...tournaments although many choose not to. The USGA has said it will allow Martin to use a...

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