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BREAKING NEWS: New Protocols Will Eliminate Viewer Call-Ins View More
Lexi Thompson was one of several players who fell victim to the ability for viewers to report possible violations. Photo Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

BREAKING NEWS: New Protocols Will Eliminate Viewer Call-Ins

Don’t call. Don’t text. Don’t e-mail. Just go to the fridge, get another beverage, and be a fan.   If you’re watching golf on television and see what you think is a bad drop, an improper ball replacement, a grain of sand being dislodged in a bunker or someone inadvertently…

QUICK TAKE: U.S. Women’s Open Ready For Pebble Beach Spotlight View More
Pebble Beach is set to host the 2023 U.S. Women's Open.

QUICK TAKE: U.S. Women’s Open Ready For Pebble Beach Spotlight

  As often happens when he and his tour are on the other side of the world, LPGA Commissioner Mike Whan woke up Tuesday in Malaysia to a mountain of messages. One of the voice mails was from Mike Davis, executive director and CEO of the USGA. “Mike and I…

NEWS: U.S. Mid-Amateur, Junior Amateur Winners Exempt Into U.S. Opens View More
Noah Goodwin and Erica Shepherd are granted exemptions into the 2018 U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open, respectively. (Goodwin photo Copyright USGA/Darren Carroll) (Shepherd photo Copyright USGA/Steven Gibbons)

NEWS: U.S. Mid-Amateur, Junior Amateur Winners Exempt Into U.S. Opens

The amateur presence for both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open just got a boost. The USGA has announced that, starting next year, winners of the U.S. Mid-Amateur and U.S. Junior Amateur events will be exempt from qualifying for the U.S. Open. Similarly, winners of the U.S. Girls’ Junior…

NEWS: USGA Postpones U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur After Irma View More
Quail Creek Country Club in Naples, Fla. (Photo: USGA)

NEWS: USGA Postpones U.S. Women’s Mid-Amateur After Irma

As of Tuesday afternoon, 6.5 million Floridians were without electricity, and Bloomberg estimated the total damage to the Sunshine State from Hurricane Irma at $49 billion. Winds at the Naples airport as Irma passed over peaked at 142 miles an hour, the highest registered in the state. Naples Mayor Bill…

NEWS: Players, USGA And Chamblee Defend Positions On Anchoring View More
Bernhard Langer during the first round of the 2017 U.S. Senior Open Championship. (Photo credit: Drew Hallowell/Getty Images)

NEWS: Players, USGA And Chamblee Defend Positions On Anchoring

It’s a dustup that was bound to happen, especially with Bernhard Langer continuing to be the best player in senior golf. Langer, along with Scott McCarron and a few others, still use long putters, which according to Rule 14-1b in the Rules of Golf, is perfectly acceptable so long as…