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Champions Tour Announces 2014 Award Winners

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 19:22 Monday, 08 December 2014 19:11

altPONTE VEDRA BEACH, Florida — The Champions Tour announced Bernhard Langer as the 2014 Champions Tour Player of the Year. Langer, from Germany and now residing in Boca Raton, Fla., receives the Jack Nicklaus Award after recording five victories this year, including two major championships. Langer is the first player to win the Jack Nicklaus Award four times, also claiming the trophy in 2008, 2009 and 2010.

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Symetra Tour Will Be Well-Represented in 2015

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 19:03 Monday, 08 December 2014 18:58

altThe Symetra Tour will be well represented on the LPGA Tour in 2015. In addition to the ten players that earned their card through the Volvik Race for the Card money list, a total of 24 former Symetra Tour members earned LPGA Tour membership through LPGA Qualifying Tournament, which ended on Monday.

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Danny Willett Wins Nedbank Challenge

Last Updated on Monday, 08 December 2014 00:29 Monday, 08 December 2014 00:25

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SUN CITY, South Africa — Danny Willett spoiled Luke Donald’s birthday with a final-round 66 to charge past his English compatriot and win the Nedbank Golf Challenge at Sun City by four shots on Sunday.
 
Willett claimed his second European Tour title ahead of Ross Fisher (68), while overnight leader Donald slipped to third in an all-English top three.

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Save the Date for the Ronald McDonald House Tournament

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 02:19 Friday, 05 December 2014 02:12

altWe are pleased to announce that Bear Creek Golf Club is now the new home of Ronald McDonald House Annual Golf Tournament for 2015!

So save the date for Friday, June 19, 2015. You may think that is far off but you'll thank us for reminding you about this fun and wonderful tournament.

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120 Years of the USGA: Part 1 (1894-1924)

Last Updated on Friday, 05 December 2014 01:16 Friday, 05 December 2014 01:10

Margaret CurtisDavid Shefter/USGA

On December 22, 2014, the USGA will celebrate its 120th anniversary as the national governing body for golf in the United States, its territories and Mexico. A lot of history has been made in the first 120 years and the Association continues to evolve in exciting ways. In that celebratory spirit, we are revisiting USGA milestones in a four-part series divided into 30-year segments. The first part reviews the years from 1894 to 1924.

In 1894, Newport (R.I.) Golf Club and St. Andrew’s Golf Club in Yonkers, N.Y., hosted amateur competitions, with both labeling theirs as the national championship. William G. Lawrence won the event at Newport, while Laurence G. Stoddard claimed the title at St. Andrew’s. Macdonald was the runner-up in both.

Convinced that neither club held the authority to conduct a true national championship, Macdonald called for the creation of a governing body to oversee a universally recognized amateur championship and create a written set of rules.

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