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There will be a horseshoe grandstand around the 18th green for the first time at a British Open as part of a number of course changes for this year's tournament at Hoylake. Organizers say the Royal Liverpool course will be extended by 54 yards...

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A beaming Michelle Wie explained her oversized visor as a necessary new addition after recently discovering wrinkles at age 24, then good-naturedly defended her unique, hunched-over putting stroke because Jack Nicklaus uses it. Improved sun...

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Bubba Watson speaks at Georgia student athlete banquet (PGA)

Monday was a big day in the Bubba Watson camp. His caddie, Ted Scott, spent the day trying to play his way into the Zurich Classic over in New Orleans. And Bubba himself spent the day back in Athens, Ga., where he starred on the University of...

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It didn't take Beverly Hanson long to realize that playing golf was more rewarding than writing about it. Equipped with a journalism degree from North Dakota, she went to work at The Fargo Forum for 50 cents an hour and was assigned to cover a men's...

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Buddy Alexander, the men's golf coach at the University of Florida for the past 27 seasons, will retire at the end of the current campaign, he said on Tuesday. The Gators are playing the Southeastern Conference tournament this week, and there has...

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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (AP) -- University of Florida men's golf coach Buddy Alexander is retiring after 27...

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Zurich Classic of New Orleans (PGA)

It typically takes a score in the mid-to-high teens under par or better to win the Zurich Classic of New Orleans, which starts Thursday at TPC Louisiana. RELATED: Zurich Classic tee times | Bubba's caddie tries to qualify | Zurich Classic...

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Tiger Woods is hosting another tournament, this one for recreational golfers on courses that include Merion and Congressional, and a gem north of Boston that a century ago was reputed to be the toughest U.S. Open course. The Tiger Woods Foundation,...

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Jason Dufner plays table tennis in China (PGA)

Reigning PGA Champion Jason Dufner is in China this week to play in the Volvo China Open -- an event on the European Tour's International...

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FILE - This is a Wednesday July 17, 2013 file photo of The Royal and Ancient Golf Club's Chief Executive Peter Dawson las he istens during a press conference ahead of the British Open Golf Championship at Muirfield, Scotland. Peter Dawson is to retire from his position as chief executive of Royal & Ancient after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open. The R&A said Tuesday April 22, 2014 that Dawson will step down in September next year and will be also leaving his role as secretary of Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the 2,400-member club whose headquarters overlook the Old Course at St. Andrews. (AP Photo/File)

Peter Dawson is to retire next year as chief executive of The R&A after 16 years with the governing body in charge of the Rules of Golf and organizing the British Open. The R&A says Tuesday that Dawson will step down in September 2015. He will also be also leaving his role as secretary of Royal and Ancient Golf Club, the 2,400-member club whose headquarters overlook the Old Course at St....

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Next two U.S. Open venues have very different stories (PGA)

Monday was U.S. Open Media Day at the Pinehurst Resort, where both the 2014 men's and women's U.S. Opens will be played on the famed No. 2 Course in back-to-back weeks this summer. It also offers some extra intrigue in that it recently underwent a...

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The first of two models to feature gripmore technology, the adicross gripmore utilizes 43 gripmore cleats and a total of 243 points of contact for the ultimate combination of versatility and performance. Featuring premium sport-styling with modern...

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’16 PNC headed to NY’s Turning Stone Resort (PGA)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. - Turning Stone Resort in Verona, N.Y., home to three of the country's premier public/resort courses, has been named as the site of the 49th PGA Professional National Championship in 2016, marking a return visit of the...

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In less than two months, it will host the U.S. Open and U.S. Women's Open in consecutive weeks. USGA Executive Director Mike Davis said Monday that he is expecting ''a challenging test of golf, but ... a great test of golf'' on the course designed by...

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