National: What's New

Stanford’s Rogers to Turn Pro After Season

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:43 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:38

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Canadian Press

Antonio Gonzalez (AP)

STANFORD, California — Stanford junior Patrick Rodgers, the No. 1 ranked amateur in the world, said that he will forgo his final year of eligibility to pursue a professional career after this season.

The two-time All-American said he decided to make the announcement now because he didn't want the growing speculation about his future to become a distraction for the team. The eighth-ranked Cardinal are hoping to make a deep run at the NCAA championships in May before Rodgers leaves.

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Par-3 Course to Host Historic Legends of Golf Event

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:38 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:34

Tim Finchem

RIDGEDALE, Missouri - A seven-year collaboration between one of the nation’s most passionate conservationists, Bass Pro Shops founder Johnny Morris, and three of the most successful golfers in the history of the sport has resulted in the creation of a spectacular new golf course that will now host one of golf’s most beloved events.

The Champions Tour’s newly-named Big Cedar Lodge Legends of Golf presented by Bass Pro Shops, a two-man team competition conducted over 54 holes, will be played June 2-8, 2014 on the resort’s Par-3 Top of the Rock course, designed by Jack Nicklaus and the 18-hole Buffalo Ridge Course (formally Branson Creek GC), freshly redesigned by Tom Fazio.

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Hyler, Lang Named USA Captains for 2014 World Amateur Team Championships

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:29 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:25

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association announced that past USGA President Jim Hyler and past USGA Women’s Committee Chairman Martha Lang will serve as USA captains for the 2014 World Amateur Team Championships. The events will be played September 3-6, 2014, (women) and September 10-13, 2014 (men) at Karuizawa 72 Golf East in Karuizawa, Japan.

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USGA Honors African-American Golf Pioneers

Last Updated on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:25 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 19:19

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FAR HILLS, New Jersey — The United States Golf Association is honoring African-American golf pioneers as part of the USGA Museum’s newest exhibit, “More Than A Game,” which focuses on how the creation of African-American golf clubs positively impacted the community despite the pervasive prejudice and racism of the Jim Crow era. The exhibit opens on Saturday, February 22, 2014, and will run for two years.

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Inaugural Virtual Golf Performance Summit Scheduled for May 2014

Last Updated on Wednesday, 12 March 2014 22:29 Wednesday, 05 March 2014 18:49

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SCOTTSDALE, Arizona — The first ever Virtual Golf Performance Summit (VGPS) will be taking place May 18-19, 2014 (Sunday to Monday), through the use of an online exhibition hall.

The event will host industry experts as they discuss subjects related to modern and science-based golf performance. The event will be open to all golf professionals and amateurs alike with "e-tickets" ranging from $299 to $399.

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