Honored: Lee Elder, with the U.S. Golf Association’s Bob Jones Award. The award, the USGA’s highest honor, recognizes an individual who demonstrates the spirit, character and respect for the game exhibited by the late Jones, a nine-time USGA champion and co-founder of Augusta National Golf Club. Elder, 84, a four-time winner on the PGA Tour, was the first black golfer to compete in the Masters and to play on a Ryder Cup team.
Accepted: By Spain’s Nuria Iturrioz, a special exemption into the KPMG Women’s PGA Championship next week. Iturrioz, who plays on the Symetra and Ladies European tours, has won three times worldwide, all in the past seven weeks. Iturrioz will join Ireland’s Leona Maguire, who leads the Symetra Tour money list, with special exemptions at the Women’s PGA, which will be played June 20-23 at Hazeltine National Golf Club in Chaska, Minn.