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The names of the 120 men and women who will create golf history in Rio de Janeiro next month have been ratified with the publication of confirmed places for the Olympic Games competition at Reserva de Marapendi Golf Course between August 11 and 20.

The National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have now entered the athletes who will represent their country for the first Olympic golf competition in 112 years, following the publication last Monday of the Final Olympic Golf Rankings.

With no fewer than 41 countries included in the start list for the men’s competition from August 11-14, followed by the women’s event from August 17-20, the composition of the Olympic fields highlights the broad global diversity of the sport in Rio de Janeiro, representing the ultimate shop-window for the sport and having the capacity to reach a brand new audience, especially among the younger generation across all the continents.

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PXG continues to build itself out. Bob Parsons, company founder, announced his company has signed Charl Schwartzel. The 2011 Masters Champion will be playing PXG equipment this week in The Open Championship. Interesting move to put new clubs into play at the third major of the year. It also spells an end for Schwartzel with his Nike Golf clubs.

“From clubs to club maker, I feel like PXG is behind me,” said Schwartzel. “They have taken an interest in all aspects of my game and are committed to helping me play the best golf of my life. I had the opportunity to speak with Bob Parsons and his enthusiasm for the game of golf and golf equipment is infectious.”

“Not only is Charl a champion, he is a stand-up guy – the kind of guy we want on our team,” said Parsons. “At the end of the day, it's all about performance – and PXG clubs perform. Charl and the rest of PXG’s Troops wager their living on their ability to win tournaments. When they put a PXG club in play they know, without question, that they are playing the very best.”


A further eleven players have secured their places in The 145th Open at Royal Troon. The players earned their place in the starting field as the highest ranked non-exempt players in the Official World Golf Ranking at the end of Week 26 (24 – 27 June 2016).

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The PGA TOUR has released its 2016-17 season schedule of 47 FedExCup tournaments, several of which return to their traditional pre-Olympic dates and others that have a venue change and/or new title sponsor.

The first such change occurs the opening week of the season, with new sponsorship of the Safeway Open (October 13-16) at Silverado Resort and Spa in Napa, Calif., which also begins the TOUR’s seven-tournament run through November. After the schedule resumes in January, another new title sponsor emerges with the Genesis Open at The Riviera Country Club in Los Angeles (February 16-19). The sponsorship by Genesis, a luxury car brand, was announced earlier today.  

Next comes the relocation and renaming of the World Golf Championships-Mexico Championship (March 2-5), which moves from South Florida to Mexico City through a new seven-year sponsorship agreement with Grupo Salinas. The host facility has yet to be named.

Also changing sites the first week of May is the Wells Fargo Championship with a one-time move to Eagle Point Golf Club in Wilmington, N.C. This move is due to the PGA Championship going to Quail Hollow Club in Charlotte, the Wells Fargo Championship’s regular host site.

The following week, THE PLAYERS Championship returns to a Mother’s Day Sunday finish (May 14) and will greet the season’s strongest field with totally resurfaced greens, including some with contour changes, and a redesigned, drivable par-4 12th hole.

The U.S. Open will be held at Erin Hills in Hartford, Wis., for the first time, June 15-18, while The Open Championship is scheduled for July 20-23 at Royal Birkdale in Lancashire, England. The PGA Championship returns to August (10-13) after moving to July in 2016 to accommodate golf’s return to the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro.  

In addition to the PGA Championship, other tournaments reverting to their regular slot post-Olympics include the Travelers Championship (from the first week of August to June 22-25), the John Deere Classic (from the second week of August to July 13-16), and both the World Golf Championships-Bridgestone Invitational and Barracuda Championship (from the first week of July to August 3-6).  

Also during this portion of the schedule, the Quicken Loans National (June 29-July 2) will be held for the first time at TPC Potomac at Avenel Farm. The final changes on the schedule involve the opening FedExCup Playoffs event, THE NORTHERN TRUST (August 24-27), which features a new sponsor and new course, Glen Oaks Club in Old Westbury, N.Y.

The FedExCup Playoffs continue the next week with the Deutsche Bank Championship’s traditional Monday finish on September 4 before taking a one-week break. The Playoffs then resume with the BMW Championship (September 14-17), which returns to Conway Farms Golf Club near Chicago, and conclude September 21-24 with the TOUR Championship. The very next week, The Presidents Cup will be held at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J.



The USGA wishes to congratulate Dustin Johnson on his victory and thank him, and the other players in the field, for their professionalism and grace throughout the championship. Dustin is a wonderful champion, a talented golfer and a gentleman.

Our team at the USGA has seen and heard a great deal of discussion and debate about the ruling on Dustin’s ball moving during the final round of the 2016 U.S. Open Championship at Oakmont Country Club. In addition to the explanations we offered upon the conclusion of the final round, we add these comments.

Upon reflection, we regret the distraction caused by our decision to wait until the end of the round to decide on the ruling. It is normal for rulings based on video evidence to await the end of a round, when the matter can be discussed with the player before the score card is returned. While our focus on getting the ruling correct was appropriate, we created uncertainty about where players stood on the leader board after we informed Dustin on the 12th tee that his actions on the fifth green might lead to a penalty. This created unnecessary ambiguity for Dustin and the other players, as well as spectators on-site, and those watching and listening on television and digital channels.

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Acushnet Holdings Corp. (“Acushnet”) has filed a registration statement with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for a proposed initial public offering of its common stock. The total number of shares to be offered and the price range for the proposed offering have not yet been determined. Acushnet intends to apply to list the common stock under the symbol “GOLF.” 

For the year ending December 31, 2015, Acushnet’s new sales were $1,503.0 million, a decrease of 2.3% from the prior year and the adjusted EBITDA was $214.7 million. On a constant currency basis, net sales would have increased by $54.1 million or 3.5% versus the prior year, the company reported. Titleist golf ball sales were 36% of 2015 net sales, while golf clubs represented 26%. FootJoy was 28% of 2015’s net sales and Titleist gear was 9%. It posted a loss of $966,000 in 2015, compared to a profit of $21.6 million in 2014.

For the first quarter ending March 31, 2016, net sales were $442.8 million and the adjusted EBITDA was $80.8 million. This compares to a first quarter 2015 of net sales $416.3 million and adjusted EDITDA of $70.4 million. Acushnet also reported 2016 first quarter net income of $26.2 million compared to $16.4 million in 2015.

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Meghan MacLaren raced toward fellow Englishwoman Bronte Law and bear-hugged her teammate, who was doing media interviews just off the 18th green at Dun Laoghaire Golf Club on Sunday afternoon. The gleeful joy between the two Great Britain and Ireland Curtis Cup competitors was palpable. The shouts from the partisan gallery were loud enough to carry up to nearby Sugar Loaf Mountain.

And the excitement was certainly justified.

MacLaren, 22, delivered the winning point on the 17th hole shortly before Law, 21, converted a 2-foot par putt to tie a record for most points in a single Match. Those singles wins ended what had been a valiant American comeback and gave GB&I an 11½-8½ triumph.

“Nothing even comes close to this,” said MacLaren, who graduated from Florida International University in May. “This is incredible. I can’t even put it into words.”

It was only the third GB&I victory in the biennial competition over the last 20 years, two of which have come in the Republic of Ireland. GB&I took the 1996 Match at Killarney Golf & Fishing Club, then endured a seven-Match losing streak to the Americans before winning again in 2012 at The Nairn Golf Club in Scotland. That Match saw GB&I rally on the final day for a one-point decision.

On Sunday, the home team came into the last eight singles matches with a four-point cushion, thanks to a sweep of the three four-ball matches on Saturday when GB&I shot a combined 20 under par.

With the Americans putting plenty of victories on the board – the score had narrowed to 9½-7½ and the USA was leading in the final match – MacLaren and Law knew they each had to earn no worse than a half-point. As the Cup defenders, the USA only needed 10 points to retain, while GB&I required 10½ points to reclaim it.

MacLaren saw a 3-up lead against Bethany Wu, 18, of Diamond Bar, Calif., vanish to 1 up after consecutive mistakes on Nos. 15 and 16. But a Wu bogey on the par-5 17th ended the match.

Up at 18, word of the victory was radioed back to the GB&I players watching Law, who took a 1-up lead over Mika Liu, 17, of Beverly Hills, Calif., at No. 17 with a conceded birdie. A few players had to hold back their excitement as Law executed a perfect pitch from greenside rough to 2 feet. Liu nearly holed her long birdie putt but then missed the come-backer for par. This set the stage for Law, who rolled in her par putt for the 2-up win, setting off a raucous celebration.

Players mobbed Law, a rising UCLA senior who joined American Stacy Lewis (2008) as the only players to post a 5-0 mark in a single Curtis Cup.

“The team was just incredible,” said Law, No. 4 in the Women’s World Amateur Golf Ranking™ (WAGR) and recipient of the 2016 Annika Award for being the nation’s top female collegiate golfer. “For me, coming into this, a lot of people had written us off. We kept hearing things that we have a 32-year-old (Maria Dunne) on the team and she’s just been unbelievable, as have all the rookies. For me to end it this way – it’s probably going to be my last Curtis Cup – is just a dream. I am so proud to just represent my country.”

Law was a member of the 2012 team before suffering through a six-point rout two years ago at St. Louis (Mo.) Country Club, a USA side that included two of her UCLA teammates (Alison Lee and Erynne Lee).

Leona Maguire, 21, of the Republic of Ireland, the other three-time Curtis Cup player for GB&I, also was on the 2012 team after losing in her first Match in 2010 at Essex County Club in Massachusetts as a 15-year-old rookie. Maguire, a Duke University junior who is No. 2 in the WAGR, completed a 4-1 weekend with a 3-and-2 win over Sierra Brooks, 17, of Sorrento, Fla.

The other half-point came from world No. 8 Olivia Mehaffey, 17, of Northern Ireland, who lipped out a 4-foot par putt on 18 to halve her match with world No. 1 and 2015 U.S. Women’s Amateur champion Hannah O’Sullivan, 18, of Chandler, Ariz.

“I thought they were going to pull it off and fought to the very end,” said USA captain Robin Burke. “I am proud of all of them. They have a lot of spirit and a lot of heart.

“[GB&I] just played really well yesterday. They made a ton of birdies on us … [and] we almost recovered. We just didn’t quite get there.”

Burke’s charges took the other four matches, including Bailey Tardy’s impressive 4-and-3 win over Charlotte Thomas, 23, of England, who helped the University of Washington win its first NCAA championship on May 25. Tardy, 19, of Peachtree Corners, Ga., was still fuming from a slow-play penalty in Saturday’s four-ball match, but played 3-under golf (with concessions) to finish her first Curtis Cup with a 3-2 mark.

“Honestly, I didn’t wake up with the alarm today,” said Tardy, a rising sophomore at the University of Georgia who qualified for next month’s U.S. Women’s Open. “We were leaving at 8 and I woke up at 6. I was just so ready to get out here and fight.”

Monica Vaughn, 21, of Reedsport, Ore., also finished 3-2 after a 4-and-3 win over Rochelle Morris, of England, who was held out of the first four sessions by Captain Elaine Farquharson-Black. The final two points came from 17-year-olds Andrea Lee, of Hermosa Beach, Calif., and Mariel Galdiano, of Pearl City, Hawaii, both of whom posted respective 2-and-1 wins over Alice Hewson, of England, and Dunne, of the Republic of Ireland, the first mid-amateur to represent GB&I in a Curtis Cup in 24 years.


DUBLIN, IRELAND – Results from the singles matches at the 2016 Curtis Cup Match, played Sunday, June 12, 2016, at the par-72, 6,603-yard Dun Laoghaire Golf Club:

Hannah O’Sullivan, Chandler, Ariz., halved with Olivia Mehaffey, Northern Ireland

Bailey Tardy, Peachtree Corners, Ga., def. Charlotte Thomas, England, 4 and 3

Leona Maguire, Republic of Ireland, def. Sierra Brooks, Sorrento, Fla., 3 and 2

Monica Vaughn, Reedsport, Ore., def. Rochelle Morris, England, 4 and 3

Andrea Lee, Hermosa Beach, Calif., def. Alice Hewson, England, 2 and 1

Bronte Law, England, def. Mika Liu, Beverly Hills, Calif., 2 up

Meghan MacLaren, England, def. Bethany Wu, Diamond Bar, Calif., 2 and 1

Mariel Galdiano, Pearl City, Hawaii, def. Maria Dunne, Republic of Ireland, 2 and 1


The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced groupings and starting times for the first two rounds of the 2016 U.S. Open Championship, Thursday (June 16) and Friday (June 17), at 7,219-yard, par-70 Oakmont Country Club.

The U.S. Open is a 72-hole, stroke-play competition. A field of 156 players will play 18 holes of stroke play on June 16 and 17, after which the field will be reduced to the low 60 scores and ties. Those players making the cut will play 18 holes on June 18 and 19. If there is a tie upon the completion of 72 holes, a scheduled 18-hole playoff will be played on June 20 at noon. If this playoff results in a tie, the tied players will immediately continue to play off hole-by-hole until the winner is determined.

All Times EDT

Thursday (June 16), hole #1 / Friday (June 17), hole #10

6:45 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Denny McCarthy, Jupiter, Fla.; Aron Price, Australia; Mikael Lundberg, Sweden

6:56 a.m. / 12:41 p.m. – (a) Nick Hardy, Northbrook, Ill.; TBD; Tom Hoge, Fargo, N.D.

7:07 a.m. / 12:52 p.m. – Patrick Rodgers, Singer Island, Fla.; (a) Sam Horsfield, England; Andrew Johnston, England

7:18 a.m. / 1:03 p.m. – Justin Hicks, Wellington, Fla.; Soren Hansen, Denmark; Jason Allred, Scottsdale, Ariz.

7:29 a.m. / 1:14 p.m. – Romain Wattel, France; Sung Kang, Republic of Korea; Yusaku Miyazato, Japan

7:40 a.m. / 1:25 p.m. – Bernd Wiesberger, Austria; Matteo Manassero, Italy; Daniel Berger, Jupiter, Fla.

7:51 a.m. / 1:36 p.m. – Matt Kuchar, Sea Island, Ga.; Bubba Watson, Bagdad, Fla.; Patrick Reed, Houston, Texas

8:02 a.m. / 1:47 p.m. – Rafa Cabrera Bello, Spain; J.B. Holmes, Campbellsville, Ky.; Kevin Chappell, Fresno, Calif.

8:13 a.m. / 1:58 p.m. – Matthew Fitzpatrick, England; Danny Lee, New Zealand; Byeong Hun An, Republic of Korea

8:24 a.m. / 2:09 p.m. – Rory McIlroy, Northern Ireland; Danny Willett, England; Rickie Fowler, Murrieta, Calif.

8:35 a.m. / 2:20 p.m. – Chris Kirk, Athens, Ga.; Emiliano Grillo, Argentina; Shane Lowry, Republic of Ireland

8:46 a.m. / 2:31 p.m. – Mike Miller, Brewster, N.Y.; Matthew Borchert, Windermere, Fla.; (a) Charlie Danielson, Osceola, Wis.

8:57 a.m. / 2:42 p.m. – Chase Parker, Augusta, Ga.; (a) Ryan Stachler, Alpharetta, Ga.; Patrick Wilkes-Krier, Ypsilanti, Mich.

Thursday (June 16), hole #10 / Friday (June 17), hole #1

6:45 a.m. / 12:30 p.m. – Andres Gonzales, Lakewood, Wash.; (a) Scottie Scheffler, Dallas, Texas; Derek Fathauer, Jupiter, Fla.

6:56 a.m. / 12:41 p.m. – Andrew Landry, Austin, Texas; Matthew Baldwin, England; D.J. Trahan, Plano, Texas

7:07 a.m. / 12:52 p.m. – Rob Oppenheim, Andover, Mass.; Dicky Pride, Tuscaloosa, Ala.; Wes Short Jr., Austin, Texas

7:18 a.m. / 1:03 p.m. – Patton Kizzire, Sea Island, Ga.; Yuta Ikeda, Japan; David Lingmerth, Sweden

7:29 a.m. / 1:14 p.m. – Hideto Tanihara, Japan; Gregory Bourdy, France; Kevin Streelman, Scottsdale, Ariz.

7:40 a.m. / 1:25 p.m. – (a) Jon Rahm, Spain; James Hahn, Scottsdale, Ariz.; Robert Streb, Shawnee, Kan.

7:51 a.m. / 1:36 p.m. – Thomas Aiken, South Africa; Jeff Maggert, Sea Pines, S.C.; David Toms, Shreveport, La.

8:02 a.m. / 1:47 p.m. – Marc Leishman, Australia; Jimmy Walker, Boerne, Texas; Paul Casey, England

8:13 a.m. / 1:58 p.m. – Lee Westwood, England; Luke Donald, England; Martin Kaymer, Germany

8:24 a.m. / 2:09 p.m. – Russell Knox, Scotland; Harris English, Sea Island, Ga.; Jason Dufner, Auburn, Ala.

8:35 a.m. / 2:20 p.m. – Zach Johnson, Cedar Rapids, Iowa; Bryson DeChambeau, Clovis, Calif.; Jordan Spieth, Dallas, Texas

8:46 a.m. / 2:31 p.m. – TBD; Gregor Main, Danville, Calif.; Mark Anguiano, Whittier, Calif.

8:57 a.m. / 2:42 p.m. – (a) Kyle Mueller, Athens, Ga.; Derek Chang, Dallas, Texas; Richie Schembechler, Massillon, Ohio

Thursday (June 16), hole #1 / Friday (June 17), hole #10

12:30 p.m. / 6:45 a.m. – Peter Hanson, Sweden; Tim Wilkinson, New Zealand; Thitiphun Chuayprakong, Thailand

12:41 p.m. / 6:56 a.m. – Billy Hurley III, Annapolis, Md.; Jeev Milkha Singh, India; J.J. Henry, Ft. Worth, Texas

12:52 p.m. / 7:07 a.m. – Brendan Steele, Idyllwild, Calif.; Soren Kjeldsen, Denmark; Jaco Van Zyl, South Africa

1:03 p.m. / 7:18 a.m. – Anirban Lahiri, India; Scott Piercy, Las Vegas, Nev.; Jamie Donaldson, Wales

1:14 p.m. / 7:29 a.m. – Spencer Levin, Sacramento, Calif.; Toru Taniguchi, Japan; Carlos Ortiz, Mexico

1:25 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Ryan Moore, Las Vegas, Nev.; Andrew Sullivan, England; Charley Hoffman, San Diego, Calif.

1:36 p.m. / 7:51 a.m. – Hideki Matsuyama, Japan; Sergio Garcia, Spain; Dustin Johnson, Myrtle Beach, S.C.

1:47 p.m. / 8:02 a.m. – Webb Simpson, Charlotte, N.C.; Graeme McDowell, Northern Ireland; Geoff Ogilvy, Australia

1:58 p.m. / 8:13 a.m. – Ernie Els, South Africa; Jim Furyk, Ponte Vedra Beach, Fla.; Angel Cabrera, Argentina

2:09 p.m. / 8:24 a.m. – Kiradech Aphibarnrat, Thailand; K.T. Kim, Republic of Korea; Kevin Na, Las Vegas, Nev.

2:20 p.m. / 8:35 a.m. – Jason Day, Australia; Louis Oosthuizen, South Africa; Adam Scott, Australia

2:31 p.m. / 8:46 a.m. – Aaron Wise, Lake Elsinore, Calif.; Ethan Tracy, Galloway, Ohio; Brandon Harkins, Scottsdale, Ariz.

2:42 p.m. / 8:57 a.m. – (a) Justin Suh, San Jose, Calif.; T.J. Howe, Osceola, Pa.; Frank Adams III, Salisbury, N.C.

Thursday (June 16), hole #10 / Friday (June 17), hole #1

12:30 p.m. / 6:45 a.m. – Lee Slattery, England; Miguel Tabuena, Philippines; TBD

12:41 p.m. / 6:56 a.m. – Sebastian Soderberg, Sweden; TBD; Kent Bulle, Glasgow, Ky.

12:52 p.m. / 7:07 a.m. – TBD; Alex Noren, Sweden; Jason Kokrak, Charlotte, N.C.

1:03 p.m. / 7:18 a.m. – Max Kieffer, Germany; Gary Stal, France; Kevin Tway, Edmond, Okla.

1:14 p.m. / 7:29 a.m. – Cameron Smith, Australia; Steven Bowditch, Australia; (a) Derek Bard, New Hartford, N.Y.

1:25 p.m. / 7:40 a.m. – Jim Herman, Palm City, Fla.; Smylie Kaufman, Birmingha.m., Ala.; TBD

1:36 p.m. / 7:51 a.m. – Brandt Snedeker, St. Simons Island, Ga.; Bill Haas, Greenville, S.C.; Billy Horschel, St. Augustine, Fla.

1:47 p.m. / 8:02 a.m. – Brooks Koepka, West Palm Beach, Fla.; Chris Wood, England; Justin Thomas, Goshen, Ky.

1:58 p.m. / 8:13 a.m. – Kevin Kisner, Aiken, S.C.; Charl Schwartzel, South Africa; Branden Grace, South Africa

2:09 p.m. / 8:24 a.m. – Phil Mickelson, Rancho Santa Fe, Calif.; Justin Rose, England; Henrik Stenson, Sweden

2:20 p.m. / 8:35 a.m. – Retief Goosen, South Africa; Keegan Bradley, Woodstock, Vt.; Lucas Glover, Tequesta, Fla.

2:31 p.m. / 8:46 a.m. – Andy Pope, Orlando, Fla.; (a) Sam Burns, Shreveport, La.; Matt Marshall, Carlton, Ore.

2:42 p.m. / 8:57 a.m. – Tyler Raber, Davis, Calif.; (a) Christopher Crawford, Bensalem, Pa.; Austin Jordan, Rainbow, Texas

(a): amateur

TBD - Player to be determined

2016 U.S. Open Championship – Par & Yardage

Oakmont Country Club will set up at 7,219 yards and will play to a par of 35-35—70. The yardage for each round of the championship will vary due to course setup and conditions.

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