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U.S. Women’s Open Attracts Record Number of Entries for 2015

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:47 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 21:38

Michelle WieLANCASTER, Pennsylvania (USGA) — The momentum from last year’s highly successful U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Pinehurst No. 2 continues, as a record 1,873 competitors have submitted entry applications to the USGA to play in the 2015 U.S. Women’s Open Championship at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.

It is the second consecutive year that the U.S. Women’s Open has set an entry record. The previous mark of 1,702 came in 2014, when the U.S. Women’s Open was played immediately following the U.S. Open at Pinehurst. It also marks the ninth time since 2004 that the championship has accepted a record number of entries. Among this year’s total are 96 fully exempt players, including 11 Women’s Open champions.

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Fifth Annual ‘World’s Largest Golf Outing’ Set for Monday, August 3

Last Updated on Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:53 Tuesday, 12 May 2015 05:29

World's Largest Golf OutingVIENNA, Virginia — Billy Casper Golf (BCG) will produce the fifth annual "World's Largest Golf Outing" on Monday, August 3, 2015, to benefit Wounded Warrior Project® (WWP).

Registration is now open for the simultaneous golf outing that is expected to be played at more than 150 courses from New England to Hawaii. For the second-consecutive year, more than 100 BCG-managed courses and additional courses will host the highly emotional event open to all golfers regardless of ability; a USGA handicap is not required.

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Arkansas Golfers Charged with Felony Video Voyeurism

Last Updated on Monday, 11 May 2015 06:44 Monday, 11 May 2015 06:34

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FAYETTEVILLE, Arkansas (Kurt Voigt/AP) — Arkansas golfers Taylor Moore and Nicolas Echavarria have been suspended indefinitely from competition following their arrests for allegedly taking sexually explicit photos of an intoxicated woman.

Moore and Echavarria were arrested by Fayetteville police and charged with felony video voyeurism.

According to a preliminary police report, the woman said she went to Moore’s house on April 11 to sleep following a night of drinking. She recalled seeing flashes of light and suspected Moore had taken pictures of her.

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Golf Industry Enters New Era of Collaboration

Last Updated on Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:39 Thursday, 07 May 2015 07:35

Tim FinchemPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The leaders of five major golf organizations in the United States shared a refocused, collaborative approach to grow, protect and perpetuate the health of the game during a press conference today at THE PLAYERS Championship.

The LPGA, Masters Tournament, PGA of America, PGA TOUR, and the United States Golf Association, as well as the World Golf Foundation and their allied golf industry leaders, are working together on a number of initiatives aimed at bringing the game to young people and new golfers, as well as to tell the story of the positive impact of the sport.

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Tiger Woods, Lindsey Vonn End Relationship

Last Updated on Monday, 04 May 2015 00:46 Monday, 04 May 2015 00:32

Tiger Woods and Lindsey VonnCanadian Press

SAN FRANCISCO, California (Doug Ferguson/AP) — Tiger Woods and Lindsey Vonn are no longer a power couple in American sports.

Golf’s biggest star and the Olympic ski champion said Sunday they were breaking up after more than two years. But in ending their relationship, both were in complete harmony in their separate announcements on social media, citing busy lives and times they will always “cherish.”

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