Named: Lee Elder, as winner of the Bob Jones Award, the highest honor bestowed by the U.S. Golf Association. The award, named after the late golf legend, recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, personal character and respect for the game exhibited by Jones, whose nine USGA titles comprise four U.S. Opens and five U.S. Amateurs from 1923 to 1930. Elder, 84, the first black winner of the Bob Jones Award, broke the color barriers at the Masters and the Ryder Cup. He won four times on the PGA Tour and eight times on the Champions Tour.
Re-elected: Mark Newell, to a second one-year term as president of the U.S. Golf Association, the organization announced Saturday at its annual meeting in San Antonio. Newell, of McLean, Va., will continue to lead the 15-member volunteer USGA Executive Committee, which serves as the policy-making arm of the governing body.