The Masters golf committee announced a change in its invitation policy that will end automatic invitations to U.S. Ryder Cup team members, effective with the 1992 Masters. Event chairman Hord W. Hardin said inviting the U.S. team and not inviting all members of the European team was inequitable. . . .
What normally is Bethesda Country Club's No. 7 hole will serve as the finishing hole at the $1 million Mazda LPGA Championship there, July 26-29. The move to the par-4 hole will provide a more panoramic view and allow more space for the gallery and television cameras.
The LPGA golfers will play as their opening nine holes on what formerly was Bethesda's back nine. They then will play what are now Nos. 1 through 6 before finishing with Nos. 9, 8 and 7. . . .
Fred Gibson of Cedar Point shot 66 to win the Middle Atlantic PGA Cumberland Pro-Am. John McNaney of Columbia, Md., and Ken Leber of Timonium were second at 68. Amateurs Jim O'Meara of Loudoun and Pat Rooney of Prince George's each scored a hole-in-one -- O'Meara using a 6-iron on the 161-yard 12th hole, Rooney a 5-iron on the 170-yard 15th.