26 Dec '14, 4pm

One word can be used to describe the #USGA and golf from 1985-2014: Growth.

One word can be used to describe the #USGA and golf from 1985-2014: Growth.

When describing the last 30 years at the United States Golf Association, one word comes to mind: growth. Not only has the Association expanded from within – the number of employees has mushroomed from a handful to more than 300 – everything from the U.S. Open to the organization’s global reach has expanded. The U.S. Open is no longer simply a major championship contested on Father’s Day weekend. It’s a weeklong celebration of the game that attracts an enormous international audience. The game itself has also penetrated into new frontiers, places such as China, Russia and the Middle East. Need proof? Since 1985, 81 foreign-born players have captured USGA championships. That list includes multiple winners such as Annika Sorenstam (Sweden), Ernie Els (South Africa), Retief Goosen (South Africa), Inbee Park (Korea) and Karrie Webb (Australia). The U.S. Women’s Open has produce...

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