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Frank Hannigan dies at 82

Updated: March 22, 2014, 8:24 PM ET
Associated Press

FAR HILLS, N.J. -- Frank Hannigan, a former executive director of the USGA who offered blunt opinions on television and in print long after he retired, died Saturday morning.

The USGA did not disclose a cause of death. He was 82.

Hannigan, who joined the USGA in 1961, was executive director from 1983 to 1988. Among other things, he was responsible for getting Shinnecock Hills back into the U.S. Open rotation in 1986. One of the original five clubs when the USGA was founded in 1895, ...

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