News for Monday, May 4, 2009


News 2009 May 4


British Open returning to Muirfield in ’13

The British Open will return in 2013 to Muirfield, the links course on Scotland’s east coast where golf’s oldest championship has been played for more than a century.

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Trump buys Lowes Island Club

Donald Trump expanded his golf holdings to the nation’s capital with his acquisition of Lowes Island Club.

Fantasy Aces: Players Championship

Don’t worry, you’re not the only one wondering who to pick for their fantasy team this week. Phil Mickelson appears puzzled as well. The world’s best are gathered at TPC Sawgrass, leaving fantasy players with plenty of choices. We’re here to help.

Rounds played in March nearly flat

The volume of rounds played in the U.S. was nearly flat at -0.2 percent in March compared with the same month a year ago, according to an industry report.

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Klein on Design: No. 17 at Sawgrass

Nowhere in golf does a single little hole exercise such a tight grip on golfers.

Auburn men’s coach Griffin steps aside

Mike Griffin is resigning after 25 years as men’s golf coach at Auburn but will remain as director of golf, the university announced May 4.

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Longtime Tour sponsors renew deals

Liberty Mutual reupped its sponsorship commitment to the Champions Tour’s Legends of Golf through 2014 and Delta Airlines extended its designation as the official airline of the PGA Tour, Champions Tour and Nationwide Tour through 2010.