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NEWS: USGA Revises International Team Selection Process View More
Team USA poses with the Walker Cup at Los Angeles Country Club in 2017. (Photo Credit: Chris Keane/USGA)

NEWS: USGA Revises International Team Selection Process

Aiming for transparency and clarity, the USGA on Thursday announced several changes to the selection process for international team competitions. The most notable change will be the move to automatic selections for the U.S. squads in the World Amateur Team Championships, Walker Cup and Curtis Cup. The U.S. Amateur and…

NEWS: With Winds Forecast, USGA To Alter First-Round Course Setup View More
Wind will be a factor at Shinnecock Hills, which will affect the way the USGA sets up the course at the U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports)

NEWS: With Winds Forecast, USGA To Alter First-Round Course Setup

SOUTHAMPTON, NEW YORK | The U.S. Open isn’t scheduled to start until 6:45 a.m. Thursday, but by Tuesday night USGA CEO Mike Davis and his staff already were making changes to how Shinnecock Hills will be set up for the first round. The adjustments were necessitated by a changing weather…

Q&A: USGA’s Rand Jerris Discusses Distance Insights Project View More
The USGA's Rand Jerris addresses attendees at the USGA Pace of Play Symposium in 2013 at the USGA headquarters in Far Hills, NJ. (Photo: USGA/Jonathan Kolbe)

Q&A: USGA’s Rand Jerris Discusses Distance Insights Project

On Tuesday morning, the USGA and R&A announced the launch of a comprehensive project designed to analyze “distance” in the game. A sweeping (if not somewhat vague) directive, the Distance Insights project will, according to USGA spokespeople, seek to analyze data, gather input from “stakeholders” in the game and attempt…

NEWS: After Golfer Feedback, Governing Bodies Announce Revisions To Proposed Rules

NEWS: After Golfer Feedback, Governing Bodies Announce Revisions To Proposed Rules

  The feedback period is over, and far from being perfunctory, golf’s ruling bodies actually responded to what they heard on this year-long listening tour. Monday the USGA and R&A announced some substantial changes to the initial rules they floated last March. The new, modernized Rules of Golf, which go…

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Open Playoff Switched From 18 Holes To Two-Hole Aggregate View More
Brooks Koepka looks at his putt on the 72nd hole at the 2017 U.S. Open.

BREAKING NEWS: U.S. Open Playoff Switched From 18 Holes To Two-Hole Aggregate

The 18-hole playoff format that has been a part of the U.S. Open men’s golf championship for decades was officially retired – fittingly – on Monday. While some traditionalists will grouse about the change, the USGA’s decision to implement a two-hole aggregate playoff in the event of a tie in…