Saudi golf group set to unveil new series with Greg Norman as commissioner, held private meeting with media

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Multiple sources have confirmed to Golfweek that a private meeting with golf media members took place on Wednesday, outlining plans for a new Saudi-backed golf series. Greg Norman is expected to be announced as the commissioner for the new circuit, sources have also confirmed. It’s unclear whether the new series will be unveiled as a …

R&A revises Amateur Status rules

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The rules of golf regarding amateurs and what they can earn from the game in competitive play and how they are funded have been updated by the R&A and the USGA. Following lengthy consultation with golfers and the golf industry, the updated rules, which comes into force on January 1 next year, remove many restrictions …

‘Baby-faced assassin’ Matthew Fitzpatrick gunning for first PGA Tour title at Butterfield Bermuda Championship

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They call him “the baby-faced assassin.” A member of the Bermuda media reminded 27-year-old Englishman Matthew Fitzpatrick of a nickname that is apropos for a man destined to be carded at bars right up until he qualifies for the PGA Tour Champions, and it drew a chuckle. “Yes, I’ve been told that a few times …

Major winner Patty Tavatanakit clinches LPGA’s 2021 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award

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Patty Tavatanakit has clinched the 2021 Louise Suggs Rolex Rookie of the Year award, the LPGA has announced. The 2021 ANA Inspiration winner earned 1,134 points through 17 events, and holds a 355-point lead over second-place Leona Maguire with two events left in the 2021 season. Ireland’s Maguire, the star of this year’s Solheim Cup, …