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More than 9,000 golfers have entered the 2017 U.S. Open at Erin Hills, with 51 players currently exempt from qualifying.
The USGA has officially launched the new and improved usopen.com with an emphasis on user experience, data visualization and video.
Following media stops in New York City, the 2017 Lexus U.S. Open Trophy Tour is set to embark on a journey that will take the iconic trophy on a 47-day journey prior to this year's championship at Erin Hills.
The USGA and The R&A have issued a new Decision on the Rules of Golf to limit the use of video evidence in the game, effective immediately.
Historic Newport (R.I.) Country Club, one of the five founding clubs of the USGA, has been chosen to host the 2020 U.S. Senior Open Championship.
The USGA and The R&A are working with golf's handicapping authorities to develop a single World Handicap System for the game.
Fox Sports, the domestic broadcast partner of the USGA, will air more than 140 hours of live coverage across eight USGA championships in 2017, including more than 45 hours of coverage from the U.S. Open over various platforms.
Following the 2017 USGA Women's State Team Championship this September in New Mexico, the USGA will retire the biennial competition for men and women that began in 1995.
Ray Bourque, who retired as the most prolific scoring defenseman in National Hockey League history and was a longtime Boston Bruins captain, has been named honorary chairman of the 38th U.S. Senior Open Championship, which will be played June 29-July 2 at Salem Country Club in Peabody, Mass.
The USGA has announced 26 categories that will exempt players from having to qualify for the inaugural U.S. Senior Women's Open next July at Chicago Golf Club.
Sectional qualifying for the 38th U.S. Senior Open will be conducted over 18 holes at 34 sites in 27 states between May 15 and June 12. Salem C.C. is hosting the championship from June 29-July 2.
Old Waverly Golf Club in West Point, Miss., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Championships. It will be the club's third USGA event.
Sectional qualifying, over 36 holes, for the 2017 U.S. Women's Open Championship will be conducted at 21 sites in the United States and four sites overseas.
The USGA has introduced a new web-based product that will help golf course superintendents, owners and operators be more precise, efficient and productive in maintaining their facilities.
Sectional qualifying over 36 holes will be held at 12 sites (10 in the United States and two overseas) for the 2017 U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.
The USGA and The R&A have unveiled a preview of proposed new Rules of Golf, as part of a joint initiative to modernize the Rules and make them easier to understand and apply.
Virginia Derby Grimes, the 1998 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur champion and a three-time USA Curtis Cup competitor, has been selected by the USGA to captain the 2018 Curtis Cup Team.
Between May 2-18, a total of 114 18-hole local qualifiers will take place in 44 states and Canada for the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills. Canada will be hosting a qualifier for the first time.
Introduced last year, the review by the USGA and The R&A examines driving distance data from seven of the major professional golf tours, based on approximately 285,000 drives per year.
Diana M. Murphy, of Sea Island, Ga., has been elected to serve a second one-year term as the 64th USGA president at the Association's Annual Meeting meeting in Washington, D.C.
Bob Ford, who served as the head professional at nine-time U.S. Open site Oakmont Country Club, has been chosen as the 2017 Bob Jones Award winner, and will receive his award during the week of the 117th U.S. Open at Erin Hills.
For the first time since the award was established in 1987, the USGA chose two winners for the 2016 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award with Kevin Robbins' Harvey Penick: The Life and Wisdom of the Man Who Wrote the Book on Golf and Peter Lewis' Why Are There 18 Holes? taking the honors.
Old Chatham Golf Club in Raleigh, N.C., and The Honors Course in Ooltewah, Tenn., have been named host sites for the 2019 and 2021 U.S. Senior Amateur Championship, respectively.
The USGA has released USGA Tournament Management, a suite of products powered by Golf Genius software, that advances golf event management technology.
Erin Hills will become the first course in Wisconsin to host a U.S. Open, while California will have three key amateur competitions to highlight the USGA's 2017 championship season.
The local, subregional and regional qualifying sites for the 2018 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship have been announced. Online registration begins on Jan. 25.
Seminole Golf Club in Juno Beach, Fla., and Cypress Point Club in Pebble Beach, Calif., have been chosen by the USGA to host the Walker Cup Match in 2021 and 2025, respectively.
The R&A and USGA announced a new Local Rule that eliminates the penalty when a ball is accidentally moved on the putting green. The Local Rule takes effect on Jan. 1.
Jayne Watson, of Town and Country, Mo., who has spent three decades as a volunteer, has been named by the USGA as the recipient of the 2017 Joe Dey Award.
Dr. Norman Hummel, of Trumansburg, N.Y., has been chosen to receive the 2017 USGA Green Section Award. He will be honored during the USGA's Annual Meeting and Service Awards in Washington, D.C. on Feb. 4.
Diana Murphy has been nominated to serve a second one-year term as USGA president by the Association's Nominating Committee. The full election of the Executive Committee and officers will take place at the Annual Meeting on Feb. 4 in Washington, D.C.
Denver Broncos two-time Super Bowl-winning quarterback John Elway, who is now the team's executive vice president of football operations/general manager, has been named the honorary chairman for the 2018 U.S. Senior Open at The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo.
Norwood Hills Country Club in St. Louis has been chosen by the USGA to host the 2018 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur. It will be the second USGA championship for the club.
The Warren Golf Course at Notre Dame, which was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw and opened in 2000, has been chosen by the USGA to be the host site for the 2019 U.S. Senior Open.
Industry leaders will gather in Vancouver, British Columbia, next March to discuss how research, science and data can help golf facilities around the world reduce their costs.
Brad Dalke, Maverick McNealy and Scottie Scheffler have been chosen by the USGA to represent the USA in the World Amateur Team Championship in Riviera May, Mexico, Sept. 21-24.
Stanford University senior Maverick McNealy, a member of the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team, has won the 2016 Mark H. McCormack Medal for being the leading amateur in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Katelyn Dambaugh, Mariel Galdiano and Andrea Lee have been selected to represent the USA in the 2016 Women's World Amateur Team Championship Sept. 14-17 in Mexico.
Leona Maguire, a three-time GB&I Curtis Cup competitor from the Republic of Ireland, has won the Mark H. McCormack Medal again for being the leading amateur in the Women's World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Chambers Bay in University Place, Wash., which hosted the 2015 U.S. Open, has been chosen to host the 2019 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
The age limit for the U.S. Junior Amateur and U.S. Girls' Junior has been raised from 17 to 18 and the minimum Handicap Index also has been lowered for both championships.
Oakmont Country Club and Shinnecock Hills Golf Club have been announced by the USGA as the host sites for the 2025 and 2026 U.S. Open sites, respectively.
Beginning Thursday morning and continuing through Sunday, June 12, the USGA is directing all U.S. Open Championship shoppers to the Galleria at Pittsburgh Mills (Championship Blue Lot) for its Pre-Championship Merchandise Opening.
The USGA and The R&A have published a research document that reports important facts on driving distance in professional golf. Supporting data comes from seven tours, including PGA Tour data beginning in 1968.
The Kittansett Club, site of the 1953 Walker Cup Match, will host its second USGA championship in 2022 when the best 55-and-over golfers descend on the Marion, Mass., venue.
All of the tickets for Saturday's third round of the 2016 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club have sold out with a limited number of Thursday and Friday tickets still available.
The USGA and the World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will exclusively showcase medals won by H. Chandler Egan at the 1904 Summer Olympics in St. Louis, the last time golf was part of the Olympic schedule.
The USGA accepted 1,855 entries for the 71st U.S. Women's Open Championship at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., 18 shy of the record set for the 2015 championship at Lancaster (Pa.) Country Club.
Spurred by the success of PLAY9, the USGA is encouraging more golfers to play nine holes during six scheduled "PLAY9 Days” throughout the golf season.
Timuquana Country Club, a Donald Ross design in Jacksonville, Fla., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Se Ri Pak, the 1998 champion who inspired a generation of future Korean golfers, has been granted a special exemption by the USGA into the 2016 U.S. Women's Open Championship at CordeValle.
Forest Highlands Golf Club in Flagstaff, Ariz., which previously hosted three USGA championships, has been selected as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.
A total of 9,877 entries, the third-most ever, were accepted by the USGA for the 2016 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh.
Through a partnership between the USGA and American Society of Golf Course Architects, six facilities will receive pro-bono site evaluations in 2016 from a Green Section agronomist and certified architect.
The USGA will kick off its celebration of the 116th U.S. Open Championship with a series of community-related activities ahead of the championship proper at Oakmont Country Club in suburban Pittsburgh.
FOX Sports, the domestic broadcast partner of the USGA, will air more than 120 hours of live coverage across eight 2016 USGA championships.
Sectional qualifying for the 2016 U.S. Senior Open at Scioto Country Club in Columbus, Ohio, will be conducted at 34 sites across the country between June 14 and July 11 qualifying in 2016.
A total of 25 sites -- 21 in the United States and four overseas -- will be used for U.S. Women's Open sectional qualifying in 2016. The Women's Open will be contested at CordeValle in San Martin, Calif., July 7-10.
A total of 12 sites will be used for U.S. Open sectional qualifying in 2016, including 10 in the United States and two overseas. The U.S. Open will be contested at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club June 16-19.
Reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion Hannah O'Sullivan headlines the eight players named to the 2016 USA Curtis Cup Team that will face Great Britain and Ireland in June at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club near Dublin.
Poppy Hills Golf Course in Pebble Beach, Calif., has been selected by the USGA as the host site for the 2018 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship.
In celebration of individuals who have given back to the game in extraordinary ways, the USGA presented its annual Service Awards during a gala dinner at the Annual Meeting at the Hotel del Coronado in San Diego on Feb. 6.
Chicago Golf Club in Wheaton, Ill., and Pine Needles Lodge & Golf Club in Southern Pines, N.C., have been announced as the host sites for the 2018 and 2019 U.S. Senior Women's Open Championships, respectively.
The Olympic Club in San Francisco, which has hosted five U.S. Opens, will host its first U.S. Women's Open Championship in 2021.
Here are some key highlights and takeaways from the USGA Pace and Innovation Symposium that took place Jan. 19-20 in Pasadena, Calif.
Roger McStravick's book, "St. Andrews: In the Footsteps of Old Tom Morris," has been honored by the USGA as the winner of the 2015 Herbert Warren Wind Book Award.
Stasia Collins, of Baltimore, Md., has been reappointed chairman of the USGA Women's Committee for a second one-year term. Appointments will become official at the Annual Meeting on Feb. 6 in San Diego.
Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, which hosted the 1969 U.S. Open and 1993 U.S. Amateur, has been chose as the host site for the 2020 U.S. Women's Open Championshp.
The USGA has chosen Quail Creek Country Club, a 1981 Arthur Hills design located in Naples, Fla., to host the 2017 U.S. Women's Mid-Amateur Championship.
Judy Bell, the first female to serve as president of the USGA, is the recipient of the 2016 Bob Jones Award, which she'll receive at a ceremony during U.S. Open week on June 14.
As a way to accelerate the USGA's impact on the game and foster greater collaboration and innovation around services that benefit golfers and facilities, the Association has announced a multiyear corporate partnership with Deloitte.
Qualifying sites for the 2017 Drive, Chip & Putt Championship have been announced, with registration beginning on Jan. 26.
The U.S. Open returns to Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club for a record ninth time, while other historic venues such as Winged Foot Golf, Oakland Hills and Scioto are also on the USGA's championship calendar in 2016.
El Caballero Country Club in Tarzana, Calif., which was designed by Robert Trent Jones Sr. in 1957, has been selected to host the 2018 U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball Championship.
Keith Hansen, of Providence, Utah, who has served on two USGA committees since 1989, has been chosen by the USGA to receive the 2016 Joe Dey Award.
The USGA and the American Society of Golf Course Architects have launched a collaborative program to help publicly accessible golf courses improve the design and maintenance of their courses and deliver a better experience for their customers.
The USGA has selected Colorado Golf Club to host the 2019 U.S. Mid-Amateur Championship. It will be the first USGA championship for the course, which was designed by Bill Coore and Ben Crenshaw.
The USGA has selected the Country Club of Charleston (S.C.) as the host site for the 2019 U.S. Women's Open. It will be the second USGA championship for the Seth Raynor-designed layout.
Diana M. Murphy, 59, of St. Simons Island, Ga., has been nominated to serve a one-year term as 64th president of the USGA. She is the second female nominated to the USGA's highest volunteer office, joining Judy Bell, who served as president from 1996-97.
Dr. Bruce Clarke, of Iselin, N.J., an extension specialist of turfgrass pathology in the department of plant biology and pathology at Rutgers University, has been chosen to receive the 2016 USGA Green Section Award.
Six key revisions have been made to the USGA's Handicap System that will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
Jordan Spieth's run to the 2015 U.S. Open championship will be retold in a film to debut on Fox Sports on Nov. 26 at 4 p.m. ET. Entitled 2015 U.S. Open: Spieth's Northwest Conquest, the film is narrated by Emmy Award-winning actor Jon Hamm.
Indiana native Spider Miller will get a second chance to captain the USA Walker Cup Team, this time on home soil at Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club in 2017.
Hannah O'Sullivan, the 2015 U.S. Women's Amateur champion, headlines the group of 12 players invited to attend an informal practice session at San Diego Country Club Dec. 18-19 for the 2016 Curtis Cup Match in Ireland.
A USGA championship will be contested at Charlotte (N.C.) Country Club for a fourth time when it hosts the 2018 U.S. Mid-Amateur on the Donald Ross layout.
A five-year research partnership between the USGA and the University of Minnesota will study and develop solutions to golf's present and future challenges.
The USGA has announced a special holiday ticket offer for the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club.
The R&A and the United States Golf Association today announced the publication of the 2016 edition of the Rules of Golf that takes effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
The R&A and the United States Golf Association have announced the latest revisions to the Rules of Amateur Status for golfers, which take effect on Jan. 1, 2016.
The USGA's Thomas Pagel and The R&A's David Rickman discussed changes to the Rules of Golf, which will go into effect beginning January 1, 2016.
The Broadmoor in Colorado Springs, Colo., has been chosen by the USGA to host the 2018 U.S. Senior Open. It will be the eighth USGA championship for the resort.
Jon Rahm-Rodriguez becomes the first golfer from Spain to win the Mark H. McCormack Medal for being the leading male player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
The USGA and Lexus have announced a renewal of their corporate partnership, a deal that ensures the company of being the exclusive automotive partner of the USGA through 2020.
The final five players for the 2015 USA Walker Cup Team were announced by the USGA following the championship match of the 115th U.S. Amateur.
Reigning U.S. Women's Amateur champion Hannah O'Sullivan is among eight players -- four boys and four girls -- who have been selected to compete in the Trans-Pacific Youth Match in China.
Leona Maguire, of the Republic of Ireland, has been named the recipient of the 2015 Mark H McCormack Medal for being the leading female player in the World Amateur Golf Ranking.
Bryson DeChambeau, Beau Hossler, Lee McCoy, Maverick McNealy and Hunter Stewart are the first five players selected to represent the 10-man USA Team in the 2015 Walker Cup Match Sept. 12-13 at Royal Lytham & St. Annes in England.
After a breakout performance in last month's British Open in which he became the first amateur in 44 years to own a 54-hole lead in a major, Irishman Paul Dunne accepted a special exemption from the USGA into the 2015 U.S. Amateur.
Boone Valley Golf Club in Augusta, Mo., will host the 2017 U.S. Girls' Junior Championship, 10 years after it was the host site for the U.S. Junior Amateur.
The Country Club in Brookline, Mass., The Los Angeles (Calif.) Country Club and Pinehurst Resort & Country Club's No. 2 Course in the Village of Pinehurst, N.C., have been chosen to host the U.S. Open in 2022, 2023 and 2024, respectively.
Golf legends Jack Nicklaus and Arnold Palmer made history at the 1962 U.S. Open at Oakmont (Pa.) Country Club and the two will serve as honorary co-chairmen of the 2016 U.S. Open at Oakmont.
Shiho Oyama, Jaye Marie Greene and Samantha Wagner were added to the U.S. Women's Open field on Monday, July 6.
Tickets for the 2016 U.S. Open Championship are available for purchase starting Monday, June 15.
Former USGA Executive Committee member Paul Caruso and immediate past Women's Committee chair Dot Paluck have been named the USA men's and women's captains, respectively, for the 2016 World Amateur Team Championships in Cancun, Mexico.
“There’s a Lot to Love About Golf” is a new series of six television spots and digital banners that highlight golf as a game for everyone. The spots will air during the USGA's summer schedule of televised golf starting with the U.S. Open.
A series of new technology and communications tools will be introduced at the 2015 U.S. Open at Chambers Bay to enhance the overall fan viewing experience.
The 2016 U.S. Girls' Junior will be conducted at The Ridgewood Country Club in Paramus, N.J. It will be the fourth USGA championship to be contested at the club.
Old Warson Country Club in St. Louis, Mo., has been chosen by the USGA to host the 2016 U.S. Senior Amateur. It will be the third USGA championship conducted at the club.
To honor and celebrate the accomplishments of 18-time major champion and eight-time USGA champion Jack Nicklaus, the USGA unveiled a special room at its Museum in Far Hills, N.J., joining the galleries honoring greats Ben Hogan, Bob Jones, Arnold Palmer and Mickey Wright.
Washington native and three-time USGA champion Ryan Moore was one of 25 players who became fully exempt for the 2015 U.S. Open via the top 60 in the Official World Golf Ranking as of May 25.
The USGA, in partnership with American Express, announced that the second annual Play9 Day will take place July 29. Play9 Day celebrates the many virtues of a nine-hole round.
The Club at Las Campanas in Santa Fe, N.M., which features two Jack Nicklaus-designed courses, has been chosen to host the 2017 USGA Women's State Team Championship.
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