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USGA bids on former home of Russian Tea Room

Updated: October 2, 2002, 12:09 PM ET
By Darren Rovell | ESEPN.com

Step aside caviar and vodka, Ben Hogan and Babe Zaharias might be moving in.

The U.S. Golf Association Foundation has submitted a $16 million bid to take over the six-story Manhattan building previously occupied by the extravagant Russian Tea Room, which filed for bankruptcy and closed in late July.

"We've thought for a while of establishing some sort of permanent museum," said Marty Parkes, senior director of communications for the USGA.

The organization has a healthy collection ...

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