Davis Vows To Toughen U.S. Open
If USGA executive director Mike Davis has
his way, the record low scores at last year’s
U.S. Open at Congressional are unlikely to
travel to the West Coast.
Davis said last week at San Francisco’s
Olympic Club that the course will be “the hardest start in a U.S. Open” when players tee off
June 14. The unleveled Lake Course setting
just across the street from the Pacific Ocean
will play at a par-70 7,170 yards – 373 yards
longer than the last time it hosted the national
championship in 1998 – including the 670-yard
16th hole that would be the longest par 5 in the
Chip Brewer has been appointed president
and chief executive officer of Callaway Golf
Company, effective March 5. Brewer has been
with Adams Golf since 1998 and has served as
its president and CEO since 2002.
Nine-time Emmy Award-winner and longtime NBC Olympics coordinating producer
Molly Solomon has been promoted within the
NBC Sports Group to executive producer and
senior vice-president, production and operations at Golf Channel.
The Royal Canadian Golf Association (
operating as Golf Canada) announced a change to
the Canadian methodology for calculating a golf
handicap as it relates to Equitable Stroke Control, bringing it into equivalency with current
ESC calculations employed by the United States
The Trump Organization
completed its purchase of
the Doral Golf Resort and
Spa for $150 million. In October 2011, Donald Trump
submitted a bid for the resort valued at $170 million.
Morgan Stanley subsidiary
CNL Hotels & Resorts Inc.
previously owned the resort, purchasing it for $501
million in 2007.
Padraig Harrington is offering millions of
euro worth of advertising space to the high-
est bidder after a family tragedy put his recent
golfing troubles in stark perspective.
The Canadian Tour will have the Windsor
Roseland Charity Classic in Windsor, Ont., back
on its 2012 schedule after a 21-year absence.
Sandy G. Queen, manager of golf operations
for the Kansas City suburb of Overland Park, A
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