Headline: “Teen hit with own golf ball sues for millions.” The youth was using a Hillsboro, Ore. driving range in the rain and his ball ricocheted off a metal awning post back into his face. [KATU]
Sign at Arizona golf course: “For Your Safety, Walking, Running and Recreational Activity Is Prohibited” [Free-Range Kids, with pic]
Following thirty years of battles, the Obama Administration signaled that it would extend federal recognition to the Shinnecock tribe. Of particular interest: “The tribe is also hoping to resolve more than $1 billion worth of land disputes in the Hamptons, including its claim to the site of the Shinnecock Hills Golf Club, which has played host to the U.S. Open several times.” [NYT] Backed by casino promoters, the tribe filed a massive land claim in 2005 which I wrote about at the time in the NYT; a federal judge rejected the case the next year, following a turn against Indian land claims at the Second Circuit level.
A federal magistrate has turned a preliminary thumbs down on the argument advanced by a pro golfer against his suspension from the PGA for using synthetic testosterone to treat a low testosterone count. The use of such hormones is often associated with increased muscle mass and athletic performance. [CNN via Jon Hyman]