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PGA stars: New format in New Orleans boosts fun quotient

4 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Bubba Watson says the new team format at the Zurich Classic in New Orleans will put more of the "fun side of golf" on display        

Lexi Thompson breaks down while addressing media for first time since ANA

4 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Thompson was the subject of a controversial ruling by the LPGA that cost her a major title.        

Thompson emotional, ready to return after major LPGA penalty

4 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Lexi Thompson had tears welling up in her eye when talking about how difficult things have been since the 4-stroke penalty that cost her a chance to win the LPGA Tour's first major this year        

Oak Hill selected to host 2019 Senior PGA Championship

4 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Oak Hill Country Club has been selected to host the 80th Senior PGA Championship in 2019        

Young Scottish golfers to get funding and support boost

Scottish Golf has introduced a funding and support package to ease the stress for amateur golfers as they turn professional.

VIDEO: Tony Jacklin Drives the Thames River

4 days agoSports / Golf : Armchair Golf

I RECENTLY HAD CONTACT WITH TONY JACKLIN, who has been great to me in recent years. We first got acquainted beginning in 2012 and as I wrote DRAW IN THE DUNES about him and Jack Nicklaus at the 1969 Ryder Cup at Royal Birkdale.I wasShow More Summary

Rules Updated Immediately Following Scandals

4 days agoSports / Golf : Off The Deck

With the Rules of Golf under attack once again, the game’s governing bodies made a huge announcement on Tuesday that limits the use of video-replay to make decisions on rulings. Anna Nordqvist’s two stroke penalty in the sand and Lexi...Show More Summary

Inspired by Thompson's rule entanglement, ruling bodies issue new Decision

Lexi Thompson was emotional throughout the back stretch of the ANA Inspiration after a controversial rules decision. (Getty Images) Golf’s governing bodies announced Tuesday a new standard by which rules officials should rely more on players and their integrity than technology, including high-definition video. Show More Summary

Sergio Garcia, Padraig Harrington patched up at Rory McIlroy's wedding

In 2011, Garcia and Harrington buried the hatchet to hold a panda together. (Getty Images) Sergio Garcia and Padraig Harrington hadn’t gotten along for nearly a decade, dating back to Harrington souring on the Spaniard when he pipped him for two of his three major titles in a 13-month span back in 2007 and ’08. Show More Summary

LPGA players on video rules changes: More needs to be done

5 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

The consensus among LPGA Tour players after Wednesday’s new rules announcement is there is no consensus.        

New USGA and R&A Video Rules Missed the Elephant in the Room

5 days agoSports / Golf : Hooked On Golf

Pop quiz: What’s the only document more complicated than the USA’s IRS tax code?  You guessed it, the Rules of Golf! I’ve just read through, ok glossed through the new and immediate rules decisions by the USGA and R&A regarding video evidence, disputes, and decisions.  Golf has had such a bad reputation because of things […]

National Golf Day leaders engage in discussion of visa program

5 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

The golf industry relies on H-2B visa workers to maintain courses around the country.        

Penalties in golf start with the player, not the TV viewer

5 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Armchair rules officials are not out of business yet, and that's a good thing for golf        

Stricker denied special exemption to US Open in Wisconsin

5 days agoSports / Golf : USAToday: Golf

Steve Stricker always thought it was a long shot, and he recently was reminded that the USGA is tight when it comes to special exemptions for the U.S. Open        

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