B captain of the European team for this year’s
Ryder Cup Junior Match at Olympia Fields in
Illinois and the 2014 match in Scotland.
benefits again from the special exemption that
is only offered to foreign-born players and has
increasingly been used to bolster Asian representation in the field.
The Canadian Tour released its preliminary
schedule for the 2012 season, which begins
in Victoria, B.C. the first week of June where
the Times Colonist Islands Savings Open will
celebrate its 28th anniversary on the Canadian
Woods, health permitting, has committed
to play in the Arnold Palmer Invitational at
Bay Hill Club and Lodge in Orlando, Fla., from
The 2013 U.S. Open Championship is scheduled for June 13-16 at Merion Golf Club in Ardmore, Pa., and USGA members can purchase
a variety of weekly ticket options during an
exclusive Members-only advance opportunity
that ends May 1, 2012. Members can visit the
USGA website at www.usga.org/tickets. Due to
anticipated demand, the USGA expects tickets
to sell out quickly.
The 2011 Solheim Cup, held at Killeen Castle, Co Meath, from 22 to 25 September 2011,
was worth €37 million to the area, according to
new post-event analysis by Repucom International and Sports Marketing Surveys.
Geoff Russell, a 26-year editorial veteran,
has been named Senior Vice President and
Executive Editor for Golf Channel. The announcement comes a week after Russell’s wife,
Molly Solomon, was hired as executive producer of Golf Channel.
Tournament officials announced that 2010
champions Mark O’Meara and Nick Price, along
with the teams of Brad Faxon-Jeff Sluman and
John Cook-Joey Sindelar, are among the first
wave of commitments to the Liberty Mutual
Insurance Legends of Golf, April 16-22. l