USGA Year-End Show Scheduled For
Dec. 11 On NBC
December 6, 2005
Far Hills, N.J. - The United States Golf Association's 13
national championships will be highlighted in a 60-minute
television special to be broadcast on NBC at 2 p.m. Sunday (Dec.
"USGA Year in Review"
will show footage of all 13 national champions, with emphasis on
the winners of the U.S. Open, U.S. Women's Open, Senior Open
and U.S. Amateur.
Hosted by Jimmy Roberts from Winged Foot Golf Club in
Mamaroneck, N.Y., site of the 2006 Open, the show includes five
members of the NBC golf broadcast team sharing their favorite
USGA memories of the 2005 championship season.
From of Boca Raton, Fla., capping her amateur career by
winning the U.S. Women's Amateur to the dramatic bunker shot
by 's Birdie Kim on the final hole at the U.S. Women's
Open, there was plenty of excitement in 2005.
In between wins for Pressel and , 15-year-old of Honolulu,
Hawaii, took on a men's field at the U.S. Amateur Public
Links and marched all the way to the quarterfinals before losing
to eventual champion of West Point, Utah.
of Edmond, Okla., son of PGA champion , won the U.S. Junior
Amateur, while 65-year-old of Houston, Texas, became the oldest
winner of the USGA Senior Amateur in 18 years.
There were also come-from-behind winners at the U.S. Open and
U.S. Senior Open. rejuvenated his career with a two-stroke win
over Tiger Woods at the Open while overtook the field with a
final round 63 to capture the Senior Open.
Finally, a team of top amateurs from the snapped a three-match
losing skid with a one-point victory over a team from and in the
Walker Cup Match at historic Chicago Golf Club.
Ten of the USGA 13 national championships are strictly for
amateurs. For more information on USGA championships or results
from the 2005 championship season, visit online at