Online-Only Entries For 2011 USGA Championships

February 22, 2011

Far Hills, N.J. – Beginning in 2011, entries for all United States Golf Association championships will only be available online.

The first three entries for the 2011 championship season (U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open and U.S. Senior Open) will be available in the first week of March. Visit to enter a USGA national championship.

“Making USGA championship entries available online only provides a significant cost savings as well as a prudent boost to our environmental program,” said Thomas J. O’Toole Jr., chairman of the USGA Championship Committee. “The selection of qualifying sites is more direct, timely and accurate. A number of our qualifying sites reach capacity quickly, thus filing early and online is key. I hope players will appreciate this initiative.”

The online entry process for USGA championships began in 2002. By 2010, nearly 93 percent of the more than 35,000 entries were submitted online.

The USGA conducts 13 national championships annually, including the U.S. Open, the U.S. Women’s Open and the U.S. Senior Open. Ten of the championships are strictly for amateur golfers. In 2011, two biennial competitions, the Walker Cup Match and the USGA Women’s State Team, will also be staged.

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The USGA and Chevron have committed to using the game of golf to encourage students in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) disciplines. This commitment has led to the creation of extensive golf-focused STEM teaching tools, and has resulted in charitable contributions to support golf-related programs through Eagles for Education™

At U.S. Open Championships the Chevron STEM ZONE™ is an interactive experience highlighting the science and math behind the game of golf through a variety of hands-on exhibits and experiments.

The partnership has also produced educational materials such as the Science of Golf video series and a nationally-distributed newspaper insert which are provided to teachers as tools to enhance existing curriculum in schools. These lessons teach the science behind the USGA’s equipment testing, handicapping, and agronomy efforts.

For more interactive experiences featuring golf-focused STEM lessons, visit the partnership homepage.

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Rolex has been a longtime supporter of the USGA and salutes the sportsmanship and great traditions unique to the game. This support includes the Rules of Golf where Rolex has partnered with the USGA to ensure golfers understand and appreciate the game.

As the official timekeeper of the USGA and its championships, they also provide clocks throughout host sites for spectator convenience.

For more information on Rolex and their celebration of the game, visit the Rolex and Golf homepage.

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IBM has partnered with the USGA to bring the same technology, expertise, and innovation it provides to businesses all over the world to the USGA and golf's national championship.

IBM provides the information technology to develop and host the U.S. Open’s official website,, as well as the mobile apps and scoring systems for the three U.S. Open championships. These real-time technology solutions provide an enhanced experience for fans following the championship onsite and online.

For more information on IBM and the technology that powers the U.S. Open and businesses worldwide, visit

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Lexus is committed to partnering with the USGA to deliver a best-in-class experience for the world’s best golfers by providing a fleet of courtesy luxury vehicles for all USGA Championships.

At each U.S. Open, Women’s Open and Senior Open, Lexus provides spectators with access to unique experiences ranging from the opportunity to have a picture taken with both the U.S. Open and U.S. Women’s Open trophies to autograph signings with legendary Lexus Golf Ambassadors in the Lexus Performance Drive Pavilion.

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Together, American Express and the USGA have been providing world-class service to golf fans since 2006. By creating interactive U.S. Open experiences both onsite and online, American Express enhances the USGA’s effort to make the game more accessible and enjoyable for fans.

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