by Alex Miceli

When Tim Finchem launched the Presidents Cup in 1994, the then-deputy commissioner of the PGA Tour said it was the right thing to do.

Twenty-three years later, the initiative has fallen far short of expectations.

In the previous 11 Presidents Cups, the Americans have dominated the biennial series with a 9-1-1 record. The U.S. is heavily favored to win again this week at Liberty National Golf Club in Jersey City, N.J. (http://bit.ly/2ftFUjI).


by Mike Dudurich

In Arnold Palmer’s hometown of Latrobe, Pa., a dentist, a businessman and an engineer are sad this week. They’re like millions of other people around the world who observed Monday’s one-year anniversary of the death of the most impactful man in the history of golf.

But the sadness felt by Jim Bryan, Marty Newingham and Brian Miller is different. These men were more than just Palmer’s friends. They were his “Latrobe guys,” his “foursome.”



Number of LPGA appearances in New Zealand before this week, when the tour plays the McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open at Windross Farm Golf Course in Ardmore, near Auckland. New Zealand’s Lydia Ko, 20, has won three of her past four national opens, including two in a row, at Clearwater Golf Club in Christchurch before the event became part of the LPGA tour.


Announced: That he will retire effective Jan. 1, Wally Uihlein, as president and chief executive officer of Acushnet Holdings Corp., the parent company of Titleist and FootJoy, among other brands. Uihlein, who has worked for Acushnet since 1976 and as the company’s senior golf executive since 1995, will be replaced by David Maher, the chief operating officer.



Streamsong Resort debuted its third course, the Gil Hanse-designed Black Course, on Monday in central Florida. Streamsong Black joins the Bill Coore-Ben Crenshaw-designed Red Course and the Tom Doak-designed Blue Course at the resort. Streamsong Black features its own clubhouse and restaurant and a two-acre putting green.


Four players using Nippon Shaft products finished among the top 10 at the PGA Tour’s season-ending Tour Championship on Sunday, the company reported. The players used a variety of Nippon shafts in their irons and wedges.


OneSpareTeeTime has been selected by Marriott Golf Corp. to help manage certificate requests from charitable organizations. Marriott’s U.S. courses will be listed on BestOutings.com and receive outing leads from event planners in local markets.


September 26
Industry: World Golf Hall of Fame induction ceremony
New York
September 26-28
Women’s amateur: U.S. Women’s State Team
The Club at Las Campanas (Sunrise), Santa Fe, N.M.
September 28 - October 1
LPGA: McKayson New Zealand Women’s Open
Windross Farm GC, Ardmore, New Zealand
PGA Tour: Presidents Cup
Liberty National GC, Jersey City, N.J.
Web.com Tour: Web.com Tour Championship
Atlantic Beach (Fla.) CC
European Tour: British Masters
Close House GC, Newcastle-upon-Tyne, England
September 29 - October 1
Symetra Tour: IOA Golf Classic
Alaqua CC, Longwood, Fla.

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