This year’s U.S. Open at Pinehurst Resort’s No. 2 course will play a “little easier” than the last time the tournament was staged there nine years ago because fairways will be wider, said Mike Davis, executive director of the U.S. Golf Association.
French Open singles champions will get a record 1.65 million euros ($2.3 million) each, with first- week losers receiving the biggest raise as the tennis tournament responds to players’ demands for more even prize money.
Maria Sharapova is expanding the business holdings that have made a four-time tennis Grand Slam champion into the world’s highest-paid female athlete, joining sunscreen maker Supergoop! as an equity owner.
Tiger Woods’s absence from the Masters Tournament will be felt from Augusta, Georgia, to Las Vegas, where some sports books are projecting a 20 percent decline in the total amount wagered on golf’s first major championship of the year.
Deutsche Bank AG is weighing whether to refrain from working on China General Nuclear Power Group’s initial public offering amid a probe into hiring practices in Asia, three people with knowledge of the matter said.