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NEWS: Ingram Replaces Watson As GB&I Walker Cup Captain View More
Craig Watson will not captain the GB&I Walker Cup team due to a serious illness in his immediate family. (Photo credit: Kenneth Smith Photography)

NEWS: Ingram Replaces Watson As GB&I Walker Cup Captain

Craig Watson, who was preparing to captain the Great Britain & Ireland team at the 46th Walker Cup Match next week, no longer will lead the team because of a serious illness to a person in his immediate family. In his absence, Andrew Ingram, chairman of the GB&I selectors, will…

QUICK TAKE: Featured Groupings for U.S. Amateur View More
England’s Alfie Plant stands on the second tee at Royal Birkdale, where he was the low amateur at the 2017 Open Championship. (REUTERS/Paul Childs)

QUICK TAKE: Featured Groupings for U.S. Amateur

The USGA has decided to add some spice to the stroke-play qualifying rounds of next week’s U.S. Amateur at Riviera Country Club and Bel Air Country Club in Los Angeles. As is the case with many professional events, the national championship will, for the first time, include a set of…

QUICK TAKE: Amateurs With Familiar Surnames Forge Own Paths View More
Cristian DiMarco tee off on No. 1 during the Porter Cup on Friday. (Photo credit: Harry Scull Jr‏. / Buffalo News)

QUICK TAKE: Amateurs With Familiar Surnames Forge Own Paths

LEWISTON, NEW YORK | It’s hard to play golf in the shadow of a family member – let alone a successful, professional one. This week at the Porter Cup at Niagara Falls Country Club, three players – Cristian DiMarco, Jimmy Jones and Mike Mattiace – are looking to make a…

PostCast, Episode 26: Garrett Rank’s Life as an NHL Referee, Amateur Golfer View More
Garrett Rank is an NHL referee who is a top-level amateur golfer.

PostCast, Episode 26: Garrett Rank’s Life as an NHL Referee, Amateur Golfer

In this episode of the PostCast, Cassie Stein and Sean Fairholm are joined by Garrett Rank, an amateur golfer who also happens to be a full-time referee in the National Hockey League. Rank, from Elmira, Ontario, Canada, has a strong amateur golf career going to coincide with his time as…

QUICK TAKE: Amateurs Shine In U.S. Open Qualifying View More
Scott Harvey and Stewart Hagestad improved their Walker Cup chances by qualifying for the U.S. Open yesterday. (Photo Credit: USGA)

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

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…