B Open, including more than 30 hours of live
coverage of the 112th U.S. Open Championship
from The Olympic Club in San Francisco, Calif.
Casey Martin, the former Stanford golfer
and current Oregon coach, shot 2-under-par
70 in a local U.S. Open qualifier last Monday
in Vancouver, Wash. That was good enough to
seize one of six available spots in a field of 100
and advance to sectional qualifying.
Scottish golf resort Gleneagles has signed a
10-year extension to carry the PGA brand. The
license agreement includes the PGA Centenary Course, host to the 2014 Ryder Cup, along
with the PGA National Golf Academy and PGA
National Golf Academy Course.
Casey Martin, riding in a cart, finished T23 at the 1998 U.S. Open. It was played at The Olympic Club, host site again this year.
University of Arkansas golfer Emily Tu-bert and LPGA professional Nicole Hage both
received sponsor’s exemptions to the Walmart
NW Arkansas Championship presented by P&G
June 25-July 1 at Pinnacle Country Club. Also
earning an invitation to the Monday qualifier is
Conway (Ark.) High junior Summar Roachell.
The USGA announced Hollywood Golf Club,
in Deal, N.J., will host the 2014 USGA Senior
Women’s Amateur Championship. The dates of
the championship are Sept. 13-18.
The First Tee has received $72.8 million in
pledges and gifts toward The First Tee Campaign for “ 10 Million Young People,” it was
announced by PGA Tour commissioner Tim
Finchem, who is co-chair of the campaign, and
Joe Louis Barrow Jr., chief executive of The
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Veterans and military members have long
been held in high regard by World Golf Hall of
Famer and Birdies for the Brave founder Phil
Mickelson and his wife, Amy. Along with Jim
and Cathy Justice and The Greenbrier Classic,
the Mickelsons announced that they will host a
two-day fundraising event that will include A
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