Tuesday May 10, 2022

The PGA of America on Monday released the full field for next week's playing at Southern Hills Country Club in Tulsa, Oklahoma. A diverse field will make its way to America's heartland as 24 foreign countries will be represented, including 10 players each from England and South Africa. Japan and Australia will have seven players each, respectively. Of course, the United States' list of players includes Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson, though neither have officially said they are playing.

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> Golf Journalist Association of Canada Virtual Summit: Climate Change and Golf
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> The Ranking: Charles Barkley's swing, Sergio Garcia's temper and a longshot weekend
[Gary Van Sickle | Morning Read | Read]

Design Notes: Tim Liddy refines iconic Stadium Course at PGA West
Omni Amelia Island Resort opens Beau Welling’s Little Sandy; Les Furber completes epic journey in remote Canada; Whitman, Axland & Cutten begin work on Oregon’s Tribute Club at Thornburgh
The top five U.S. metropolitan areas based on golfers per hole are:
1, Los Angeles, 284.
2, San Francisco, 263.
3, San Jose, California, 241.
4, Fresno, California, 224.
5, Seattle, 228.
The U.S. average of golfers per hole is 94.

Source: Longitudes Group
Golf Monthly, Today’s Golfer recognize the trolley and bag manufacturer with their respective Editor's Choice awards
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New pickleball courts, golf course enhancements under way at Long Grove, Illinois, club
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Promoted: By Golf Canada, Salimah Mussani to women’s head coach for Team Canada. Mussani will oversee the development of Canada’s top female amateur and professional golfers with the objective of increasing the number of Canadian players on the LPGA Tour.

Signed: By TaylorMade Golf Company, Thorbjorn Olesen, to an endorsement agreement. Olesen, the recent winner of the British Masters and six DP World Tour titles, will continue to play the Stealth Plus Carbonwood driver, P·700 series irons and Milled Grind 3 wedges and will test TaylorMade putters and golf balls.

"Trust, but verify."
— Ronald Reagan
PGA Championship? No clear-cut favorite emerges
The First Call readers offer their picks for the upcoming PGA Championship and believe Tiger Woods and Phil Mickelson could play a role in the storyline

10-11: National Golf Day | Info

7: Women's Golf Day | Info
7: Women Fore Hire Virtual Job Fair | Noon-3 p.m. ET | Registration | Info
22-23: LPGA Leadership Academy, Saginaw, Mich. | Info

13-14: LPGA Leadership Academy, Liberty Corner, N.J. | Info
19-20: LPGA Leadership Academy, Gainesville, Va. | Info
26-27: Multi-Course and Resort Operators Retreat, Charleston, S.C. | Info

1-2: LPGA Leadership Academy, Newcastle, Wash. | Info

23-25: Golf Business Conference, Orlando, Fla.
24-27: PGA Show, Orlando, Fla. | Info

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