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  • Jul 8, 2020
    Country Club of Detroit will host in 2021; The Honors Course to host in 2024

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (July 8, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced changes to future U.S. Senior Amateur Championship host sites. The Country Club of Detroit, in...

  • Jul 7, 2020
    Images add to the USGA Golf Museum’s world-leading collection of golf photography

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (July 7, 2020) – As the primary steward for preserving and celebrating the history of the game, the USGA has expanded its extensive golf photography holdings with the recent...

  • Jul 1, 2020
    Entries will be accepted from Oct. 7-Nov. 11

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (July 1, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested...

  • Jun 29, 2020
    Move is a win for golf fans 

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 29, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the United States media rights for its championships have been transferred to NBCUniversal...

  • Jun 25, 2020
    Entries will be accepted from July 15-Aug. 26; 11 past champions are currently exempt

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 24, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the exemption categories for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, which will be contested Sept....

  • Jun 18, 2020
    Oak Hill will host 2027 U.S. Amateur; Southern Hills to host 2024 U.S. Women’s Amateur

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 18, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that a pair of celebrated U.S. Open venues will host future USGA amateur championships. Oak Hill...

  • Jun 17, 2020
    Entries for both competitions, which will feature reduced field sizes, will be open Friday, June 26 through Wednesday, July 8

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 17, 2020) – The USGA today announced the exemption categories for the 120th U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship, set to take place Aug. 3-9 at Woodmont Country Club,...

  • Jun 17, 2020
    Pak will be the first Korean to receive the award

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 17, 2020) – As part of its celebration during the original week of the 120th U.S. Open Championship, the USGA will honor 2020 Bob Jones Award recipient Se Ri Pak with...

  • Jun 16, 2020
    Club invites fans to celebrate and connect with U.S. Open Championship year-round

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 16, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that four-time U.S. Open champion Jack Nicklaus is the first member of the U.S. Open Victory...

  • Jun 15, 2020
    The official home for U.S. Open fans offers exclusive content, upgraded access and virtual experiences

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 15, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the launch of the Victory Club, the first-ever dedicated U.S. Open fan club, where fans can...

  • Jun 15, 2020
    Past Champions Gary Woodland, Jordan Spieth and Jack Nicklaus to Provide Firsthand Insights into Memorable Wins

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 15, 2020) – The USGA announced today a variety of week-of activities designed for sports fans to celebrate and relive iconic U.S. Open Championship moments while...

  • Jun 4, 2020

    A statement from our organization: The USGA is deeply saddened and disturbed by the tragic killing of George Floyd, and the racial and social injustice that continue to exist in our country. We...

  • Jun 3, 2020
    Three-time champion Annika Sorenstam named ambassador of milestone celebration

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (June 3, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced a number of exciting initiatives connected to the milestone 75th anniversary U.S. Women’s Open...

  • May 28, 2020
    Annual internship program has created a pathway to a career in golf for more than 2,500 men and women

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 28, 2020) – The USGA continues its commitment to cultivating future leaders in the golf industry by funding more than 125 paid internships in 2020 through the P.J....

  • May 18, 2020
    120th U.S. Women’s Amateur, U.S. Amateur retain August dates; four remaining amateur championships canceled; no qualifying to be conducted for 2020 championships

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 18, 2020) – The USGA announced several updates to its 2020 championship schedule today, as the organization continues to reconfigure its season due to uncertainty...

  • May 18, 2020

    U.S. Women's Amateur Four-Ball - Canceled Quail Creek Country Club, Naples, Fla. April 25-28, 2020 U.S. Amateur Four-Ball - Canceled Philadelphia Cricket Club, Philadelphia, Pa. May 23-27, 2020...

  • May 6, 2020
    Espirito Santo Trophy for women and Eisenhower Trophy for men were scheduled to be played in October

    LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND (May 6, 2020) – The International Golf Federation announced today that the 2020 World Amateur Team Championships scheduled for October have been canceled due to the global...

  • May 5, 2020
    Three-Phase National Framework Aligned with Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Guidelines

    (ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla.) – As part of an industry-wide collaboration to lead the responsible return of golf in the time of the COVID-19 pandemic, the game’s allied organizations have established...

  • May 4, 2020
    2020 Collaboration with Lexus and WGT Features Iconic Holes and Courses from U.S. Open History

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (May 4, 2020) – The USGA and World Golf Tour (WGT) by Topgolf today launched the Virtual Open: Best of Challenge on the WGT Golf app and www.wgt.com, giving fans a chance to...

  • Apr 30, 2020
    Effort aims at supporting and guiding sports organizations in achieving global climate change goals through collaboration

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 30, 2020) – As part of its mission to champion and advance the game of golf and to actively engage in the sustainability effort across the sports landscape, the...

  • Apr 24, 2020
    Entries for six remaining amateur championships delayed

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 24, 2020) – The USGA announced today that due to the continued uncertainty surrounding the unprecedented COVID-19 pandemic, several additional changes have been made...

  • Apr 15, 2020
    More than 250 hours of on-demand content includes final-round championship coverage, feature films and historical vignettes

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 15, 2020) – The USGA today announced the expansion of its Over-The-Top (OTT) digital streaming offerings with the launch of the USGA app on Amazon’s Fire TV. The...

  • Apr 10, 2020
    Funds will benefit AGAs whose operations, finances have been significantly impacted by COVID-19

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 10, 2020) – To continue to serve the game of golf at the grassroots level and provide immediate financial support to golf communities in need, the United States Golf...

  • Apr 6, 2020
    U.S. Senior Open championships will not be played in 2020

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 6, 2020) – The USGA announced today that due to the unprecedented nature of the COVID-19 pandemic and the continued uncertainty surrounding it, several additional...

  • Apr 3, 2020
    Milestone championship will remain at Champions Golf Club in Houston, Texas, and will be played Dec. 10-13 on two courses

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (April 3, 2020) – The USGA today announced that due to the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic, the 75th U.S. Women’s Open, originally scheduled for June 4-7...

  • Apr 1, 2020
    The Match, originally scheduled for June 12-14 at Conwy Golf Club in Wales, will now be held in 2021

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J., and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (April 1, 2020) – The USGA and The R&A today announced that due to the evolving dynamics of the global COVID-19 pandemic and restrictions to...

  • Mar 27, 2020

    AUGUSTA, Ga. (March 27, 2020) – On March 13, it was announced that the 2020 Drive, Chip and Putt National Finals had been postponed due to the impact of the Coronavirus COVID-19. After...

  • Mar 17, 2020

    Given the recent CDC guidance and the evolving dynamics of the Coronavirus pandemic, the USGA announced today that it has canceled its first two 2020 championships, the U.S. Women's Amateur...

  • Mar 13, 2020

    The USGA has been carefully monitoring all information available regarding the Novel Coronavirus COVID-19 and remains focused on the health and safety of the USGA community, including our staff,...

  • Mar 4, 2020
    Entry Applications for 120th U.S. Open Championship Are Now Available

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (March 4, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that online entry applications are now available for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, to be...

  • Mar 3, 2020
    Qualifiers to be Held at 34 Sites in 26 States Between May 11-June 4

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (March 3, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced qualifying sites for the 41st U.S. Senior Open Championship, to be conducted at Newport (R.I.)...

  • Mar 2, 2020
    Schedule features 17 qualifying sites between May 26 and June 11

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (March 2, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced qualifying sites for the 3rd U.S. Senior Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested...

  • Feb 29, 2020
    Four-time Women’s Open champion joins Jack Nicklaus as the only players to have USGA medals named in their honor

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 29, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that the medal presented each year to the winner of the U.S. Women’s Open Championship has been...

  • Feb 29, 2020
    USGA Unveils New U.S. Open Brand Platform

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 29, 2020) – As part of the United States Golf Association’s ongoing commitment to invest in the U.S. Open and elevate the championship experience for players and...

  • Feb 29, 2020

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 29, 2020) – J. Stuart Francis, of Hillsborough, Calif., has been elected to serve as the 66th president of the United States Golf Association (USGA). The election took...

  • Feb 28, 2020
    The World Amateur Team Championships will take place in October in Singapore

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 28, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced that Diana Murphy, a past USGA president, and Pam Murray, a past chair of the USGA Women’s...

  • Feb 27, 2020
    U.S. Amateur Will Return to the Tennessee Club for the First Time in 40 Years

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 27, 2020) –The USGA announced today that The Honors Course, in Ooltewah, Tenn., will be the host site for both the 2026 U.S. Women’s Amateur Championship and the...

  • Feb 26, 2020
    Schedule features 25 sites, including four international venues, between April 21–May 14

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 26, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the qualifying sites for the 75th U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which will be contested June...

  • Feb 25, 2020
    The USGA Turfgrass and Environmental Research Program has invested more than $41 million to advance the game since 1920

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 25, 2020) – Continuing its 100-year commitment to providing scientific innovations for the golf industry, the USGA will fund 73 separate research grants totaling...

  • Feb 24, 2020
    Nine U.S. Sites, Along with Canada, England, Japan Will Host Final Qualifying Between May 18-June 8

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 24, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced the 12 final qualifying sites for the 120th U.S. Open Championship, which will be played at...

  • Feb 19, 2020
    109 Local Qualifiers Will Be Conducted in 45 States and Canada Between April 27-May 12

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Feb. 19, 2020) – The United States Golf Association (USGA) today announced local qualifying sites for the 120th U.S. Open Championship. The U.S. Open will be contested at...

  • Feb 4, 2020
    Report Delivers Most Comprehensive Review in the Game’s History

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J., and ST. ANDREWS, Scotland (Feb. 4, 2020) – The USGA and The R&A have issued the Distance Insights Report, which provides comprehensive research and analysis on the...

  • Jan 28, 2020
    The Bowling Green, Ky., course will make its USGA championship debut

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 28, 2020) – The Club at Olde Stone, in Bowling Green, Ky., has been chosen by the United States Golf Association as the host site for the 2022 U.S. Girls’ Junior...

  • Jan 27, 2020

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 27, 2020) – The USGA has announced Maridoe Golf Club, in Carrollton, Texas, as the host site of the 7th U.S. Women’s Amateur Four-Ball Championship. The championship...

  • Jan 22, 2020
    Schedule of Hundreds of Local Qualifiers Nationwide Available at DriveChipandPutt.com - 10 Regional Qualifying Venues Announced

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 22, 2020) – The USGA, Masters Tournament and PGA of America announced today that registration for 2020-2021 Drive, Chip and Putt qualifying is now officially open on...

  • Jan 16, 2020
    The workshop reinforces the USGA’s commitment to making the game more accessible

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 16, 2020) – In an effort to make the game more accessible for Spanish-speaking golf communities, the United States Golf Association (USGA), in cooperation with the PGA...

  • Jan 15, 2020
    Joe Dey, Herbert Warren Wind and Green Section Award recipients also announced; honorees will be recognized at Annual Meeting next month

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 15, 2020) – Honoring golf’s greatest ambassadors, innovators and leaders, the USGA has revealed its 2020 Annual Award honorees highlighted by Se Ri Pak, the 1998...

  • Jan 14, 2020
    Newport Country Club Will Host the 41st U.S. Senior Open in June

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 14, 2020) – Ed Cooley, the men’s basketball coach at Providence College, and Rodney Harrison, a two-time Super Bowl champion with the New England Patriots, have been...

  • Jan 13, 2020
    Addition of Golf Bodies Strengthens Collective Partnerships with Two Legacy Sports Organizations

    New York, NY ( January 13, 2019) || SheIS announced today that the Ladies Professional Golf Association and the United States Golf Association will join its SheIS Collective of sports...

  • Jan 9, 2020
    The exhibition celebrates diverse artistic interpretations of the golf course

    LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. (Jan. 9, 2020) – As part of its ongoing commitment to celebrating golf’s rich history and elevating excellence in the game in all forms, the United States Golf Association...

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