Selected: By the NCAA Men’s Division I Golf Committee, the 81 teams and 45 individuals for the six regionals, which will be played May 13-15. The low five teams and the low individual not on one of those teams from each regional will advance to the NCAA Championship, to be played May 24-29 at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville, Ark. Defending champion Oklahoma State was named one of the top-seeded teams. The others: Arizona State, Oklahoma, Texas, Vanderbilt, Wake Forest (pairings).
Offered: By the USGA to 63 employees, early retirement, according to a report by GolfChannel.com’s Rex Hoggard. The total represents about 15 percent of the association’s workforce. According to a USGA spokesperson, “a voluntary retirement incentive” offer was made to employees age 55 and older who were part of the association’s benefit plan, which closed to new participants in 2008. In 2013, the USGA, which is based in Far Hills, N.J., signed a 12-year TV deal with Fox Sports worth $93 million per year. According to Golf Channel, which cited USGA tax documents, the USGA reported $214 million in total revenue in 2017.