Thursday Jun 16, 2022

While it's not quite the same as winning a grand slam, finishing top 10 in each of a year's four majors is a pretty significant accomplishment. Since 2004, eight players have finished in the top 10 in each of the season's four majors: Jon Rahm (2021), Brooks Koepka (2019), Jordan Spieth (2015), Rickie Fowler (2014), Tiger Woods (2005), Vijay Singh (2005), Ernie Els (2004) and Phil Mickelson (2004). Halfway through the 2022 major season, only three players still have the opportunity to turn the trick — Justin Thomas, Rory McIlroy and Will Zalatoris.

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> Question of the Week: Who will win the U.S. Open at The Country Club in Brookline, Massachusetts, and why?
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> Curtis Strange's '88 U.S. Open win is special memory for Jim Kwitchoff, Chris Gildea
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> USGA says it could shut out LIV Golf players in future events
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> On the sidelines of the PGA Tour-LIV Golf battle, the DP World Tour faces a crucial decision
[Dan Rapaport and John Huggan | Golf Digest | Read]

Ahead feels at home at U.S. Open
The Massachusetts-based apparel manufacturer, based about 60 miles south of this week's championship in Brookline, has been an innovative presence at USGA championships since 1998
Of the green grass locations that offer pickleball as an amenity, 7% are rated as Top Target A facilities by Longitudes Group. B-rated facilities total 18%, C-rated 27% and D-rated 38%.

Source: Longitudes Group
Handcrafted trophy manufacturer designs PGA Tour Champions event's perpetual and champion’s trophy, which was recently won by Thongchai Jaidee
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Winners in 10 boys, girls age divisions are crowned in inaugural Future Champions Golf World Series event held outside the United States
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Won: By Skechers brand ambassador Brooke Henderson, the ShopRite LPGA Classic in Galloway, New Jersey. Henderson, who signed with Skechers in 2016, achieved her 11th career LPGA title wearing Skechers' Go Golf footwear and apparel.

Debuted: By Ogio Europe, a new line of limited-edition, fully waterproof golf bags, exclusive to the European market. Ogio's 2022 all-elements Woode hybrid golf bags have been released in eight color schemes, ranging from black up to a bright red galactic design named "Nebula."

Awarded: By the USGA, a $25,000 IDEA grant to First Tee — Massachusetts, which will help attract more diverse coaches and volunteers, particularly in underrepresented communities in Boston, Brockton and Springfield, where participants can join for free. Funds will also be used to offer free or low-cost rounds of golf at William J. Devine Golf Course, a municipally owned course in Franklin Park. The IDEA Grant program was launched by the USGA in 2021 with a focus on its championship host communities and for programs delivered through its Allied Golf Association network in every state.

"You not only have to be good, but you also have to have two horseshoes up your rear end. You've got to be lucky to win the U.S. Open."
— Sam Snead
The Country Club: Old world charm, new world demands
While this U.S. Open venue drips with history, the course has a sporty new look that is built to test today's modern players
Donnie Dotson is using a tech investor mindset to jumpstart golf careers
Carry founder and CEO has taken his business development and investing experience to create a platform that connects up-and-coming golfers with investors through a sense of community

United States Golf Association: U.S. Open
Site: The Country Club, Brookline, Massachusetts | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today, 9:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. (USA Network), 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. (NBC), 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. (USA Network); Friday, 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. (USA Network), 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. (NBC); Saturday, noon to 8 p.m. (NBC); Sunday, noon to 7 p.m. (NBC).

LPGA Tour: LPGA Meijer Classic
Site: Blythefield Country Club, Belmont, Michigan | GCSAA Fact Sheet
Television: Today-Sunday, 3-6 p.m. (Golf Channel).


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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