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LPGA to open 2015 season in Florida

The LPGA will open its 2015 season at Golden Ocala Golf & Equestrian Club, according to a letter posted on the Ocala, Fla., club’s website and an email sent to players.

Upper Deck releasing golf trading cards

Upper Deck, the Carlsbad, Calif., collectibles and memorabilia company, has announced that this week it will release the 2014 Exquisite Collection Golf card set.

Sources: Sonders leaves Golf Channel to join Fox

Holly Sonders, star of Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” and other shows, has left the channel after turning down a new contract offer and is expected to join Fox Sports, according to sources.

Pinehurst adds ninth course to portfolio

The Jack Nicklaus-designed National Golf Club in Pinehurst, N.C., has been bought by Pinehurst Resort & Country Club; its course will be renamed Pinehurst No. 9.

Work on Olympic golf course might stop

Rio 2016 Olympics organizers confirmed work on the golf course might be stopped unless the developer shows it is following environmental regulations and other requirements under Brazilian law.

Tiger Woods Foundation names new CEO

After an extensive national search, Tiger Woods has found the man to take over the reigns of the Tiger Woods Foundation. Woods announced today the appointment of Rick Singer as president and CEO, effective in June.

LPGA to revive Portland Classic name

The LPGA's former Safeway Classic will return to the Portland Classic name with a new sponsor this year in Cambria Health Solutions.

Winner's bag: Brendon Todd, HP Byron Nelson

Here is a complete list of the clubs Brendon Todd used to win the 2014 HP Byron Nelson Championship on PGA Tour.

Calif. fires force golf companies to evacuate

Wildfires in Carlsbad, Calif., and surrounding areas forced the evacuation of several major golf equipment companies Wednesday, including Cobra-Puma Golf, TaylorMade-Adidas Golf and Callaway Golf.

ClubCorp acquires TPC courses in Michigan, N.C.

ClubCorp has announced the acquisition of two Tournament Players Club facilities: TPC Michigan in Dearborn, Mich., and TPC Piper Glen in Charlotte, N.C.

Dawson leaves R&A poised for future

Peter Dawson, a native of Scotland, has presided over radical change in golf's governance on his side of the Atlantic -- his legacy sure to be a Royal & Ancient vote this fall to allow women into the club for the first time.

Trump buys Turnberry, adds Open host to lineup

Donald Trump's 17th golf property will be among his most famous -- Turnberry will cost him a reported $63 million and add an Open Championship host to the developer's stable.

Woods lands course-design project in Texas

Tiger Woods will design Bluejack National, which will be built on the site of Blaketree National Golf Club and anchor a 755-acre private community in Montgomery, Texas, northwest of Houston.

Northern course operators talk 'winter kill'

Masters week typically signals the start of spring for millions of golfers around the U.S. -- but the northern tier of the north-central U.S. is still in the grasp of an angry Mother Nature.

Whan: LPGA's major won't leave Dinah Shore

LPGA commissioner Mike Whan said the tour will return to Mission Hills in 2015. There will be another leap into Poppie’s Pond.

Sanderson Farms Championship plans move

The PGA Tour's Sanderson Farms Championship, which moved its date to October when its title sponsor renewed last fall, is planning to change locations as well to Country Club of Jackson.

Bahto, dry cleaner turned course restorer, dies at 83

George Bahto, by day the operator of a successful dry cleaning store, became by night a self-educated expert on the golf course architecture of Charles Blair Macdonald and Seth Raynor. Bahto died recently at age 83.

PGA task force eyes "non-traditional" growth

In the spirit of the recent Hackgolf initiative, the PGA of America has formed a task force charged with growing the game beyond traditional means.

Analytics show putting's importance overstated

New analytics indicate that for the pros, putting's importance on the PGA Tour has been overstated.

Second coming of ShotLink: Advanced analytics

The PGA Tour wants to use advanced analytics to take golf stats to the next level -- with statisticians such as Louis Riccio of Columbia able to work with the Tour's Ken Lovell in mirroring baseball's sabermetrics.

Temporary restraining order

Acushnet Company, et al., Plaintiffs, vs. 100golfclubs.com, et al., Defendants: Order Granting Temporary Restraining Order Ex Parte

Lawsuit filed against Greenbrier Hotel Corp.

Jim Justice, who rescued The Greenbrier Resort from bankruptcy and landed a PGA Tour event for the West Virginia landmark, and his Greenbrier Hotel Corp. face a $1.275 million lawsuit as Aspen Corp. alleges nonpayment for landscaping services in the run-up to this summer’s tournament.

Notice of mechanic’s lien

Jim Justice, who rescued The Greenbrier Resort from bankruptcy and landed a PGA Tour event for the West Virginia landmark, and his Greenbrier Hotel Corp. face a $1.275 million lawsuit as Aspen Corp. alleges nonpayment for landscaping services in the run-up to this summer’s tournament.