exemption into in the Open and angered Eng-
land Golf chief executive John Petrie.
Mike Weir’s quest to regain PGA Tour status
took a hit when UPS temporarily lost his passport, leaving the 2003 Masters winner unable
to play a practice round prior to the Mayakoba
Golf Classic. He shot 79-78 to miss the cut.
Bidders are expected to chip in up to £ 20,000
($31,000) to buy an old golf ball at a major sale
of golf memorabilia at Christie’s in May.
The construction phase of the proposed golf
course at the Bushmills Dunes Golf Resort and
Spa in Northern Ireland can become an “iconic”
resort, said designer David McLay Kidd.
Former Global Golf Post columnist Lorne
Rubenstein has authored a new book Moe and
Me, on the life of Canadian golf legend Moe
Norman. The book will be released on April 1,
and will be available in-store and online in both
physical and e-book format.
Global Golf Post won a second
place and three honorable mentions
in the recent Golf Writers Association
of America writing contest. The Post
earned a second in Non-Daily Special Sections for “The Five Greatest
U.S. Opens,” written by Brian Hewitt,
Vartan Kupelian, Lewine Mair, Mike
Purkey and Art Spander.
The Post collected an honorable
mention in Non-Daily Special Sections
for “The Two Irelands,” written by Purkey and John Steinbreder. Purkey won
two honorable mentions for columns in
the Non-Daily category, for columns on
John Daly’s ouster from Australia and
Steve Williams’ racist comments.
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The Champions Tour event in Tampa, Fla.,
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David Roy, the Managing Secretary of Crail
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