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Help Injured Veterans by Joining the World’s Largest Golf Outing on August 3

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 07:37 Sunday, 02 August 2015 07:30

World's Largest Golf OutingTens of thousands of golfers will tee it up across America in the fifth annual World’s Largest Golf Outing benefiting Wounded Warrior Project.

Set for Monday, August 3, this highly emotional event, played at more than 140 courses from Hawaii to New England, was co-founded by PGA TOUR legend Billy Casper.



Missing Father of Golfer Billy Hurley Found Safe in Texas

Last Updated on Sunday, 02 August 2015 07:29 Sunday, 02 August 2015 07:21

Willard Hurley Jr.Canadian Press

GAINESVILLE, Virginia (Ben Nuckols/AP) — The father of PGA Tour player Billy Hurley III was found safe in Texas after he went missing for nearly two weeks, police said.

Willard Hurley Jr., 61, was unharmed and told police in Leesburg, Virginia, he had simply been traveling. Police had traced him to Texarkana, Texas, before a citizen who’d seen his picture spotted him Friday and called local police.

The elder Hurley spoke briefly by phone to Leesburg police, but didn’t provide many details, said Lt. Jeff Dube, a police spokesman.

“He’s safe and sound and he wasn’t very talkative,” Dube said. “He’s free to come and go as he pleases. He decided to take a trip for one reason or another. The big thing is that he’s been located and his family’s been notified that he’s OK physically.”



Canada Jumps into the Lead at the Euro Junior Golf Cup

Last Updated on Friday, 31 July 2015 05:41 Friday, 31 July 2015 05:35

Team Canada at the Euro Junior Golf CupLEVEN, Scotland — Sunny skies greeted juniors as they teed off at Leven Links for the second round of the Euro Junior Golf Cup. It was a strong performance by the Canadian squad who only lost 3 of their 14 matches. With 9 ½ points on the day Canada now has 16 ½ points and lead the tournament over Scotland by 5 ½ points.



The Late Charlie Sifford’s Son, Ex Daughter-in-Law Accused of $1 Million Theft

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:17 Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:13

Charlie SiffordCanadian Press

CLEVELAND, Ohio (Mark Gillispie/AP) — The son and ex-daughter-in-law of late black golf pioneer Charlie Sifford were indicted on charges they stole more than $1 million from him.

Sifford in 1961 became the first black golfer to earn full-time playing privileges on the PGA Tour, paving the way for minorities to compete at the sport's highest level. Craig and Sandra Sifford stole the money from him over a four-year period starting in 2010 and spent it on travel, dining, clothes, jewelry and landscaping, the state attorney general's office and the county prosecutor's office said.

Craig and Sandra Sifford, who divorced a few months ago, were charged in Cuyahoga County Common Pleas Court with crimes including theft, money laundering and unauthorized use of property. Sandra Sifford also was charged with receiving stolen property.



Bill Hurley III Says His Father Has Been Missing for 9 Days

Last Updated on Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:10 Wednesday, 29 July 2015 06:00

Willard Hurley Jr.Canadian Press

GAINESVILLE, Virginia (Ben Nuckols/AP) — Billy Hurley III took a few questions about his struggles on the golf course and his ties to northern Virginia before a PGA Tour official said Hurley had an announcement.

Fighting off tears, Hurley delivered the stunning news that his father, retired police officer Willard Hurley Jr., has been missing since July 19.

"Last Sunday, nine days ago, my dad took some clothes, he took some cash, he got in his truck and drove away and no one has heard from him since," Hurley said during a pre-tournament media availability at the Quicken Loans National. "No one really knows why. It's complete speculation as to why he left."

Willard Hurley, 61, lives in Leesburg, Virginia, where the younger Hurley grew up. The family home is about 25 miles north of Robert Trent Jones Golf Club, the site of this week's tournament.

Lt. Jeffrey Dube, a Leesburg police spokesman, confirmed that Hurley's mother filed a missing-persons report on Monday, and police are investigating.



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