Far Hills, N.J. (Dec. 7) – A 60-minute show reviewing the USGA’s national championships and team competitions of 2009, including the Walker Cup Match, will be televised in high definition on Golf Channel on Dec. 10 at 9:30 p.m. EST.
Golf Channel’s Steve Burkowski and Charlie Rymer, the 1985 U.S. Junior Amateur champion, will analyze the championship season, including these highlights:
• Lucas Glover’s U.S. Open victory at Bethpage State Park’s Black Course
• Eun-Hee Ji’s dramatic victory at the U.S. Women’s Open with a 72nd- hole birdie
• Jennifer Song’s wins at the U.S. Women’s Amateur Public Links and the U.S. Women’s Amateur, making her just the second woman to claim two USGA championships in the same year
• The U.S. Amateur victory by 17-year-old Byeong-Hun An, becoming the championship’s youngest winner
• Fred Funk’s record-setting 20-under-par triumph at the U.S. Senior Open
• Vinny Giles’ USGA Senior Amateur win, which came 37 years after his 1972 U.S. Amateur title
• The top 10 moments of the 2009 USGA championship season All of the 2009 USGA national champions will be recognized in the show, which will also be reaired on Dec. 11 at 1 a.m. and Dec. 14 at 10 a.m.
About the USGA
The USGA is the national governing body of golf in the USA, its territories and possessions, and Mexico, which encompasses more than half the world’s golfers and golf courses.
The USGA annually conducts the U.S. Open, U.S. Women’s Open, U.S.
Senior Open, 10 national amateur championships and, biennially, two state team championships. It also helps conduct the Walker Cup Match, Curtis Cup Match and World Amateur Team Championships.
The USGA also writes the Rules of Golf, conducts equipment testing, provides expert course maintenance consultations, funds research for better turf and a better environment, maintains a Handicap System®, celebrates the history of the game, and administers an ongoing “For the Good of the Game” grants program, which has allocated more than
$65 million over 13 years to successful programs that bring the game’s values to youths from disadvantaged backgrounds and people with disabilities. For more information about the USGA, visit www.usga.org.
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