Golf News

  • LPGA commissioner named World Golf Foundation chair

    Mike Whan, Commissioner of the Ladies Professional Golf Association (LPGA), has been named Chairman of the World Golf Foundation’s Board of Directors for 2013. Whan succeeds Mike Davis, the Executive Director of the United States Golf Association (USGA), who served as the 2012 Board Chairman. Whan is the eighth commissioner of the LPGA, one of the ...

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  • Hot Springs Village is preparing for the 2nd Annual Sprint Triathlon

    Hot Springs Village is preparing for the 2nd Annual TRI-the-Village Sprint Triathlon, May 18, 2013. Our challenging race, managed by DLT Events, includes a 500-yard swim, 13.5-mile cycle and 3.5-mile run. We are expecting approx. 200-250 individuals from over eight (8) states to participate. The average age of our Sprint Triathlon is 45 with individual parti ...

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  • Woods, McIlroy star in new Nike ad

    On the heels of Nike Golf's major announcement that Rory McIlroy has joined its athlete roster, Nike Golf is also unveiling a new TV spot that features global sports icon Tiger Woods and McIlroy.The 60-second spot (30-second also available), produced by Wieden and Kennedy, is set to air from Wednesday, Jan. 16 to Monday, Jan. 21 on ESPN and the Golf Channel ...

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  • McGinley could become Europe's next Ryder Cup captain

    Paul McGinley appears to be the front-runner to become Europe's Ryder Cup captain for 2014 after Darren Clarke raised doubts about taking on the responsibility.McGinley also has received the endorsement of world No. 1 Rory McIlroy"RC captaincy should be a 1 time thing... Everybody deserving gets their chance and moves on... Would love to play under Paul McGi ...

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  • Henley finishes strong, wins Sony Open

    Russell Henley has delivered big moments before, just not to this degree, and certainly not on this kind of a stage. Not even three months after he celebrated getting a PGA Tour card, Henley made his rookie debut with a three-shot win Sunday in the Sony Open that will not be forgotten anytime soon because of the sheer numbers. He birdied the last five hole ...

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  • Sony Open follows up wild week at Kapalua

    Each January the Sony Open in Hawaii attracts 144 of the world's greatest golf professionals to the Waialae Country Club on the island of Oahu. The event is the largest charity event in Hawaii and has raised over $12 million dollars for the local not-for-profits since 1999.In just fourteen years, the Sony Open has emerged as a leader in charitable giving in ...

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  • Johnson wins first event of PGA Tour season

    Dustin Johnson ended a windy week with a wild ride Tuesday that carried him to the first win of the PGA Tour season. Despite hitting two drives into native areas that cost him three shots, Johnson never lost the lead at Kapalua. He closed with a 5-under 68 for a four-shot victory in the Hyundai Tournament of Champions, though it was up for grabs with five h ...

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  • Golf's economic impact reported at $68.8 billion

    GOLF 20/20 -- the collaboration of leading organizations representing all segments of the United States golf industry -- reports golf's economic impact of $68.8 billion in 2011.In a study conducted by SRI International, findings are based on several core segments (golf facility operations, golf course capital investment, golfer supplies, tournaments and asso ...

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  • Haigh named chief championships officer of PGA of America

    Kerry Haigh, widely recognized as one of the leading authorities in tournament golf course set-up and operations, has been named chief championships officer of The PGA of America.Haigh, who joined The PGA in 1989, was most recently the Association's managing director of Championships and Business Development. He will continue to lead the overall operation, a ...

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  • 2013 PGA Tour Season Kicks Off in Hawaii

    With the 2013 PGA Tour season set to begin, 30 winners from 2012 will tee it up for the PGA Tour's opening drive at the Hyundai Tournament of Champions at The Plantation Course at Kapalua, Jan. 3-7. The exclusive field of winners from 2012 who are officially committed to the Hyundai Tournament of Champions include a dynamic and exciting variety of PGA Tour ...

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