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Lasting lessons learned

Posted 5 days ago
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M. James Ward assesses how the USGA has adjusted from past fumbles into getting host sites prepared smartly for a US Open host role.
The 8th hole of Pinehurst Resort & C.C. (Course No. 2)

R&A launches International Turfgrass Research initiative to advance worldwide sustainability in golf

Posted 3 weeks ago
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Projects will be funded to develop practical solutions to challenges facing the management of turfgrass and golf courses worldwide.
R&A launches International Turfgrass Research initiative to advance worldwide sustainability in golf

Head-scratching hiccups, the USGA, R&A flip-flop

Posted 1 month ago
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M. James Ward examines why rule-making organisations failed to act in a timely manner and then abandoned an initial rollback solution more suitable for recreational players.
USGA / R&A - Head-scratching hiccups - Rollback

Allisen Corpuz wins US Womens Open for first LPGA Tour victory

Posted 11 months ago
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England’s Hull did well to find herself in the hunt on Sunday, having carded scores of 73, 72 and 71 heading into the fourth round.
US Women’s Open 2023 R4 - Allisen Corpuz wins first LPGA Tour title

Nasa Hataoka defies Pebble Beach conditions to seize US Women’s Open lead

Posted 11 months ago
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England’s Charley Hull is seven strokes behind heading into the final round.
US Women’s Open 2023 R3 - Nasa Hataoka

Leona Maguire in touch as Bailey Tardy leads US Women’s Open

Posted 11 months ago
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Tardy finished two strokes clear after starting before the wind bit at Pebble Beach.
US Women’s Open 2023 R2 - Bailey Tardy

Broken driver no handicap for Aine Donegan at US Women’s Open

Posted 11 months ago
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Irish amateur and compatriot Leona Maguire one stroke off the lead after first round at Pebble Beach.
US Women’s Open 2023 R1 - Aine Donegan

Pebble Beach bragging rights up for grabs as Toptracer launches 9-Shot Challenge alongside the U.S. Women’s Open

Posted 11 months ago
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The virtual competition is open to all at participating Toptracer Range locations
Pebble Beach bragging rights up for grabs as Toptracer launches 9-Shot Challenge alongside the US Women’s Open

Riviera lands 2031 U.S. Open

Posted 11 months ago
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The venerable design annually hosts the Genesis Invitational on the PGA TOUR and will now stage its fourth major event in club history. M. James Ward reviews the USGA's desire to stage its flagship event at another Southern California venue and the related key issues that will need attention in doing so.
Riviera lands 2031 U.S. Open. The 18th hole

Golf's "other" ticking time bomb

Posted 1 year ago
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The staging of this week's U.S. Open at LACC pushed aside momentarily the pending marriage of the PGA TOUR and LIV. M. James Ward examines an equally divisive issue potentially causing even more gaping fissures for golf.

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Rory McIlroy to take time out after ‘toughest’ day of his career

McIlroy stormed off the course without fulfilling media duties after blowing a two-shot lead and handing victory to Bryson DeChambeau at the US Open
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