National Feb 2, 2017

Japan Golf Association downplays questions over 2020 venue

The Japan Golf Association said Tuesday it has no issues to address despite criticism over the 2020 Tokyo Games golf venue not extending full memberships to women and questions surrounding its selection process. Kasumigaseki Country Club, located in Kawagoe, Saitama Prefecture, also prohibits women from ...

World / Offbeat Jun 18, 2015

Venezuela golf course sparks diplomatic row

A dispute has been teed off between Switzerland's ambassador to Venezuela and a neighboring elite golf club after a banner appeared at the diplomat's residence warning that golf balls injuring or killing anyone inside would violate the Vienna Convention. The large placard, on the residence's ...

Golfer Billy Casper, two-time U.S. Open winner, dies at 83

World Feb 9, 2015

Golfer Billy Casper, two-time U.S. Open winner, dies at 83

Billy Casper, one of professional golf's top players for two decades and winner of three major U.S. tournaments, has died. He was 83. He died Saturday at his home outside of Salt Lake City, according to a statement from Billy Casper Golf, the course-management firm ...