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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…

QUICK TAKE: USGA Waxes Humble After Open Failures View More
U.S. Open spectators watch from the first-tee grandstands during the first round at Erin Hills. (Photo Credit: Rob Schumacher-USA TODAY Sports)

QUICK TAKE: USGA Waxes Humble After Open Failures

ERIN, WISCONSIN – They weren’t quite the three wise men but they were two men and a woman who didn’t mind eating humble pie publicly and admitting that there had been issues at the 2015 U.S. Open and again at last year’s and they were sorry. They did this in…

QUICK TAKE: Erin Hills Will Play Tough, But Birdies Await View More
Former U.S. Open winner Jordan Spieth believes the winning score could be lower than we are used to at a U.S. Open. (Photo Credit: Geoff Burke, USA Today Sports)

QUICK TAKE: Erin Hills Will Play Tough, But Birdies Await

ERIN, WISCONSIN – Jordan Spieth has thrown the number out there. A range of numbers, actually. In discussing what it will take for the U.S. Open at first-time host Erin Hills to be judged a success – Spieth can be excused for thinking the U.S. Open at perhaps one-and-done Chambers…

NEWS: Detailed Greens Maps Being Reviewed View More
Hideki Matsuyama looks over his greens map book earlier this year. (Photo Credit: Brian Spurlock, USA TODAY Sports)

NEWS: Detailed Greens Maps Being Reviewed

Now that they’re in the business of acting quickly, the USGA and the R&A may soon limit or take away the use of detailed greens map now being used by so many Tour players. It’s become an almost routine part of the game these days – players mark their balls…