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Jim Nugent

Jim Nugent

Grew up as a caddy in America's greatest golf city: Chicago. Lifelong player with a swing only a caddy could love. Golf industry veteran of nearly a quarter century.

Fun Fact: Long-suffering Cubs fan, finally rewarded.

Favorite Courses: Played Pebble Beach, Royal County Down. Want to play Shinnecock Hills

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NEWS: Miller Advocates Three-Day Walker Cup

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U.S. Walker Cup captain John "Spider" Miller is advocating adding a third day of competition to the current weekend-only, 36-hole format. (Photo: R&A)

LOS ANGELES | Few things matter more in golf to U.S. Walker Cup captain John “Spider” Miller than the spirit of amateurism embodied in the Walker Cup Match, which takes place this weekend at Los Angeles Country Club. As he wraps up his four-year term as captain, Miller hopes the…

QUICK TAKE: The USGA’s Likely ‘So Long’ To Chicago

Olympia Fields during the 2003 U.S. Open. (Photo credit: Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

I remember it like it was yesterday. I had just graduated from high school and a small reward from my father was a ticket to the 1975 United States Open Championship at Medinah Country Club’s No. 3 course in suburban Chicago. The U.S. Open, in my hometown! The best in…

QUICK TAKE: Amateurs Shine In U.S. Open Qualifying

Scott Harvey and Stewart Hagestad improved their Walker Cup chances by qualifying for the U.S. Open yesterday. (Photo Credit: USGA)

The USGA has quietly been planning to debut a dinner for amateur contestants at the U.S. Open, similar to what takes place at The Masters each year. They are going to need a bigger room at Erin Hills next Monday evening. Scott Harvey, the 2014 U.S. Mid-Amateur champion, surprised many…

NEWS: Mid-Amateur Hagestad Makes The Cut

Reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad during the first round of the 2017 Masters. (Photo Credit: Jonathan Ernst, Reuters)

AUGUSTA, GEORGIA – Reigning U.S. Mid-Amateur champion Stewart Hagestad became the first mid-amateur to make the 36-hole cut at The Masters since the tournament began inviting the Mid-Am champion in 1989. Hagestad, 25, shot 3-over-par 145 (74-73) to advance to the weekend at Augusta National Golf Club. Hagestad amazed all,…