Golf Channel VIDEO: Annika Sorenstam Explains Accepting Presidential Medal of Freedom After ‘Dark Day in American History’

Your browser does not support iframes.  HALL OF FAMER ANNIKA SORENSTAM HAS SURFACED after receiving the Presidential Medal of Freedom from President Trump the day after the U.S. Capitol was attacked and occupied, leaving five people dead. Sorenstam, the new International Golf Federation President, talked to Golf Channel’s Steve Burkowski. Here’s an excerpt: Asked about … Read more

NPR: ‘Resignations, Golfers and (Twitter) Radio Silence’

WHAT A SURREAL DAY TO PICK UP a Presidential Medal of Freedom at the White House. Hall of Fame golfers Annika Sorenstam and Gary Player are reportedly both supporters of President Trump. Babe Didrickson Zaharias, the other recipient, died in 1956. From NPR: The nation — and world — continued to reel, looking for answers … Read more

U.S. Women’s Open to Celebrate 75th Anniversary; Annika Sorenstam Named Ambassador and Will Receive Presidential Medal of Freedom

Embed from Getty Images Three-time champion Annika Sorenstam named ambassador of milestone celebration; in December Sorenstam will be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom LIBERTY CORNER, N.J. – The United States Golf Association (USGA) announced a number of exciting initiatives connected to the milestone 75th anniversary U.S. Women’s Open Championship, which was originally slated for … Read more

Captain Inkster on U.S. Solheim Cup Victory: ‘They Played Some Amazing Golf’

THE UNITED STATES RETAINED THE SOLHEIM CUP with a dominating performance that resulted in a 16.5 to 11.5 victory over Europe. Lexi Thompson began the matches on Friday by driving the first hole at Des Moines Golf and Country Club (see above video). The Americans took a five-point lead into the Sunday singles matches and … Read more

WGHOF 2017 Induction Class Includes Davis Love III

By World Golf Hall of Fame ST. AUGUSTINE, Fla. (October 18, 2016) – The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum today announced its 2017 Induction Class: Henry Longhurst, Davis Love III, Meg Mallon, Lorena Ochoa and Ian Woosnam.  These five new members will be enshrined at the World Golf Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony … Read more

Brooke Henderson Has a ‘Pretty Good Day’

A TEEN PHENOM WON THE KPMG Women’s PGA Championship, the year’s second major on the ladies circuit, but this time it wasn’t Lydia Ko. Canadian Brooke Henderson, 18, defeated Ko, 19, with a birdie on the first playoff hole to win her first major championship. She is the youngest winner in the history of the … Read more

Captain Annika

ANNIKA SORENSTAM WAS NAMED CAPTAIN of the 2017 European Solheim Cup team on Wednesday. “It’s an absolute honor to be named the 2017 European Solheim Cup team captain,” Sorenstam said. “The Solheim Cup was a very important component of my playing career and I’ve enjoyed working as a vice captain the past three Cups to … Read more

63rd PGA Merchandise Show Underway in Orlando

By Sherry Major (PGA Worldwide Golf Exhibitions/Media)

PALM BEACH GARDENS, Fla. – The 63rd PGA Merchandise Show in Orlando, Jan. 26-29, 2016, is marking the kickoff to the PGA of America’s Centennial Celebration and welcoming more than 40,000 golf industry professionals from around the world to discover the newest trends and technology from more than 1,000 exhibiting golf companies and brands. The industry’s annual “MAJOR of Golf Business” features a packed four-day schedule beginning with the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day, Jan. 26, at Orange County National Golf Center and Lodge, and continuing at the Orange County Convention Center for PGA Show exhibits, industry presentations, education seminars and special events, Jan. 27-29. (These events are not open to the public.)

The global golf gathering begins on Tuesday, Jan. 26, with a special PGA of America Centennial Tee Shot to open the PGA Show Outdoor Demo Day. Covered by Golf Channel on “Morning Drive,” the 9:30 a.m. ceremony features PGA of America officers and representatives from the PGA’s 41 Sections, along with 41 PGA Junior League Golf participants from Greater Orlando. Thousands of PGA Professionals and invited golf retailers will preview and personally test the newest equipment, training aids and accessories from more than 100 top golf companies at the 42-acre practice facility to create the world’s largest professional golf demo event.

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PGA Hall of Famer Lee Trevino will be joined by his longtime mentor, instructor and friend, PGA Master Professional Bill Eschenbrenner, as they spotlight the century-long impact of PGA Professionals and help open the PGA Merchandise Show, the world’s largest gathering of PGA Professionals, live on Golf Channel’s “Morning Drive” at 8:30 a.m., on Wednesday, Jan. 27, from the Orange County Convention Center. Trevino is among a long list of celebrities, renowned golf instructors and specials guests who will participate in the 2016 PGA Merchandise Show.

1,000 Golf Manufacturers and Brands

Following the opening ceremony, the PGA Show floor exhibit doors will open to more than 1,000 top golf manufacturers and brands, from today’s golf market leaders to emerging companies, create the world’s largest business-to-business golf event. The very best names in golf, along with more than 250 companies new to the PGA Show, are introducing thousands of new products to drive golf retail in 2016.

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2014 U.S. Women’s Open TV Schedule and Championship Notes

ABOVE: Lucy Li, 11, eats ice cream and talks with the media after her opening round of the U.S. Women’s Open at Pinehurst No. 2. (The following edited content was supplied by Golf Channel in a news release.} The U.S. Women’s Open began today in Pinehurst, North Carolina, with Inbee Park looking to defend her … Read more

New Criteria, Decision Makers for ‘Hall’ Pass

VIDEO: Geoff Shackelford discusses Hall of Fame changes on Morning Drive. By World Golf Hall of Fame (The following edited content was supplied by the World Golf Hall of Fame in a news release.) The World Golf Hall of Fame & Museum will introduce a new process for individuals to be inducted beginning with the … Read more